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Old 02 February 2013   #1
Sort the User Scripts menu

Is there a way to easily sort out the user scripts menu into manageable folders. It's now so long that it goes off screen. I tried making a folder in the finder but it didn't work so I imagine there's a little more to it than that. I also have read the manual and the Scripts part of it is about a page or 3 at the most! It has nothing on managing scripts, just import.

any help would be appreciated

best

Richard
 
Old 02 February 2013   #2
Originally Posted by rsquires: Is there a way to easily sort out the user scripts menu into manageable folders.


No.
I made a suggestion some three years ago, but it didn't resonate.
(Having typically 200+ scripts, my idea then was to use the ContentBrowser)

Cheers
Lennart
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Old 02 February 2013   #3
I guess it's up to a user to build something like this. Script management in Maya was far, far worse than C4D until Matt Lumb at Weta created this beautiful thing and shared it freely. It docks right into the UI and has sorting by name, or user definable categories, it can open scripts in an external editor, resource them, even a built-in web search. I'd love something like this for Cinema too, makes life much easier once they start mounting up.

Cheers,
Brian
 
Old 02 February 2013   #4
Well that's a bit crap. Oh well
 
Old 02 February 2013   #5
Originally Posted by Horganovski: I guess it's up to a user to build something like this. Script management in Maya was far, far worse than C4D until Matt Lumb at Weta created this beautiful thing and shared it freely. It docks right into the UI and has sorting by name, or user definable categories, it can open scripts in an external editor, resource them, even a built-in web search. I'd love something like this for Cinema too, makes life much easier once they start mounting up.

Cheers,
Brian

That looks great. Not that I need to search but it would be useful if you had loads of scripts.
 
Old 02 February 2013   #6
Talking about the finder, you are on a mac right?
On windows you can just create folders within the library/scripts folder to organize, so they show up like that within c4d.
Or do you mean something different?
 
Old 02 February 2013   #7
Originally Posted by Schnupps: Talking about the finder, you are on a mac right?
On windows you can just create folders within the library/scripts folder to organize, so they show up like that within c4d.
Or do you mean something different?



Same organize behavior on mac
 
Old 02 February 2013   #8
I just use folders works good enough for me ....

- my own
- tests
- modelling
- helpers
- spezial
- ...

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Old 02 February 2013   #9
I have to correct myself a bit.
Yes you can sort scripts with folders using
your OS (like OSX Finder) but not within Cinema itself.

What I had in mind ( and how I usually get scripts)
was the ScriptsManager. Even if you put the scripts
in folders, it is still a giant row of scripts and Folders
are just shown as greyed out "ghosts".

One can't create a script and save it to a specific
folder, it just being saved alphabetically and you
have to move it in Finder.

Sorry for the confusion there.

Cheers
Lennart
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Old 02 February 2013   #10
So you can sort in the Finder. I'll try it out. I guess I did it but Cinema was open so it didn't show the changes



It works but a folder doesn't get an icon which makes it look a bit scrappy. Not ideal

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