Thank you all for your great feedback.
I already got a new version up and running. It includes douwe's request of having the possibility to define to horizontal and vertical spacing. The plugin code was rewritten to be based on a library I am currently developing. This library must be installed before the new version of the plugin can run. Also, the plugin is now called XPAT (XPresso Alignment Tools)
The plugin and the library can be downloaded from github (links below). For installing the plugin, you go the usual way. To install the library, you need to paste the c4dtools
folder containing all those *.py
files somewhere the Python interpreter can find it. For this, you can navigate to your Cinema 4D's preference folder and head on to library\python\packages\
. There you select the folder named the same as your running OS is (win32, win64 or osx). Into that
folder, you need to paste the c4dtools
Another (IMHO better approach) is to set the PYTHONPATH environment variable to include a directory on your file-system where you can put third-party packages required by plugins you have installed. This way, you do not have to paste the libraries multiple times in case you are running multiple Cinema 4D versions, therefore it is easier to organize. Also updating installed libraries (which might be the case with the c4dtools
library, I hope it will gain popularity so it will be used in more plugins) will be easier than.
Setting the PYTHONPATH on Windows
If you have any problems installing the plugin, please don't hesitate to ask here. Any feedback is welcome as always!
Edit 2013/04/17: Updated link to the XPAT download page.