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README.md

SendPythonCodeToCinema4D

SendPythonCodeToCinema4D is a plugin for Cinema 4D that allows you to sent python script code to Cinema 4D and execute it. Plug-in based on Niklas Rosenstein's Remote Code Runner. Get it here.

Installation

Download the latest code from GitHub and unpack the content into your Cinema 4D plugin directory.

```
Cinema 4D RXX/
    plugins/
        SendPythonCodeToCinema4D/
            SendPythonCodeToCinema4D.pyp
            send_python_code.py

```

How to use

Use command line to send python script code to Cinema 4D:

cmd python -u "d:\Your Cinema 4D Plugins\SendPythonCode\send_python_code.py" --file "c:\\script.py"

or use full path to python executable:

cmd "c:\Python27\python.exe" -u "d:\Your Cinema 4D Plugins\SendPythonCode\send_python_code.py" --file "c:\\script.py"

Text editor integration

You can use SendPythonCodeToCinema4D with different code editors like a Notepad++, Sublime Text or PyCharm.

Notepad++

Preview Image Open menu Run and write:

python -u "d:\Your Cinema 4D Plugins\SendPythonCode\send_python_code.py" --file "$(FULL_CURRENT_PATH)" --origin "Notepad++"

Setup run-command name and press Save. Now you can send code from opened for editing python script file to Cinema 4D. Also using Notepad++ NppExec plug-in you can send to Cinema 4D unsaved code. Install NppExec plug-in, open menu Plugins > NppExec > Execute and enter this code:

set TEMP_PATH = $(NPP_DIRECTORY)\temp_script.py
text_saveto "$(TEMP_PATH)"
python -u "d:\Your Cinema 4D Plugins\SendPythonCode\send_python_code.py" --file "$(TEMP_PATH)" --origin "Notepad++"

Sublime Text

Preview Image Open Tools > Build System > New Build system. Paste this code:

{
    "cmd": ["python", "-u", "d:\\Your Cinema 4D Plugins\\SendPythonCode\\send_python_code.py", "--file", "$file", "--origin","Sublime Text"],
    "selector": "source.python",
    "file_regex": "^\\s*File \"(...*?)\", line ([0-9]*)"
}

Save file with desired name. Then go to Tools > Build System and select already created Build system. To send code to Cinema 4D use command Tools > Build. Also for more convienient use you can setup shortkey.

PyCharm

Preview Image Go to menu File > Settings > Tools > External Tools. Setup Tool settings like this:

Name: SendCodeToC4D
Description: Send python code to Cinema 4D from PyCharm 
Program: python (or c:\Python27\python.exe)
Arguments: -u "d:\Your Cinema 4D Plugins\SendPythonCode\send_python_code.py" --file $FilePath$ --origin PyCharm
Working directory: $FileDir$

To send code to Cinema 4D use command Tools > External tools > SendCodeToC4D. Also for more convienient use you can setup shortkey.

Preview Image

Advanced features

You can use SendPythonCodeToCinema4D also for editing Cinema 4D Python objects like a Python Generator, Python Effector, Python Tag and Python Field. For that use script code docstring:

To change code in Python generator use in docstring:

Generator: <Your python generator object name>

To change code in Python effector use in docstring:

Effector: <Your python effector object name>

To change code in Python tag use in docstring:

Tag: <Your python tag name>

To change code in Python field use in docstring:

Field: <Your python field object name>

Example:

After sending this code to scene all Python field objects with name "Python Field" will recive it.

"""
Python Field description

Author : Mike Udin
Web-site : mikeudin.net
Field : Python Field

"""
import c4d

def main():
	# code here
    pass

mikeudin.net

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