[Free & Open Plugin] Container Object

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  05 May 2013
[Free & Open Plugin] Container Object

What it is

Did you ever want to have your XPresso rig in just one object? Maybe even with your own
custom icon? Do it with the Container object. It is ideal for preparing character rigs or
distributing presets, or just to keep the hierarchy of the Object Manager clean.
You can add the user-data to the Container and everything keeps functional when hiding
the rigs' hierarchy. When someone opens your scene without the plugin, the hierarchy
is still hidden and functional!



There is an introductory video @youtube (show off & installation).

The binaries are compiled for R14 only for Mac & Windows, R13 for Windows only.
If you want to use it in R12/R13, you have to compile the plugin on your own (instructions).

If you find this plugin useful, please consider a donation towards my student fund.



Download from github or check the attachments.

Attachments:
- R14 build for Windows & Mac
- R13 build for Windows
- Example scene, can be opened with and without the plugin

Quick Tip 1: Get maximum control over your rig with a few clicks
Quick Tip 2: Using the scenes with Containers w/ having the plugin installed

Edit: Version 0.2 has been released, it comes with a few cool features! Grab it from here: https://github.com/NiklasRosenstein...object/releases
Attached Files
File Type: zip Sphere Boole.zip (66.3 KB, 62 views)
File Type: zip Container Object R13 Win only.zip (131.3 KB, 53 views)
File Type: zip Container Object R14 Win + Mac.zip (146.4 KB, 163 views)
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Last edited by NiklasR : 09 September 2013 at 07:24 AM. Reason: Added info about v0.2
 
  05 May 2013
nice idea mate might be getting this one i like that it works without the plugin, been trying to find a way to do that
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  05 May 2013
Thanks slouchcorp. The implementation is pretty easy, it is simply hiding the objects similar to what the layers do when you hide objects of a layer.

Coming Soon: 2 Quick Tips

EDIT: Added Link to Quick Tip 1
EDIT: Added Link to Quick Tip 2
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Last edited by NiklasR : 05 May 2013 at 02:03 PM.
 
  05 May 2013
Please Note: Added new attachment with build that works with R13+, but only for Windows. See first post.
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Last edited by NiklasR : 05 May 2013 at 11:19 AM.
 
  05 May 2013
Hi Niklas, that sounds great. Especially that you can choose your Icon. Is it possible to password protect a hierarchy?
cheers, Holger
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  05 May 2013
Thanks Holgar. I'm planning to implement this in the next version of the plugin!
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  05 May 2013
Looks like a real handy plugin but I'm getting a 'MSVCR110D.dll is missing from your computer' error when I start C4D.
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  05 May 2013
Hi jimzeppelin,

do you get this message also when the plugin is not installed? I know this error message when you install Cinema 4D on an OS that has just been set up, then important redistributeable binaries are often missing.
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Last edited by NiklasR : 05 May 2013 at 12:20 PM.
 
  05 May 2013
I only get the message with the plugin installed.. I'm on Win7, C4D R14.
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  05 May 2013
I have sent you a PM. For anyone hitting the same problem, please leave a short comment and stay tuned.

EDIT: Still getting the error message? Please redownload the archive.
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Last edited by NiklasR : 05 May 2013 at 05:09 AM.
 
  05 May 2013
Pretty cool. This will help a lot tidying stuff in the OM.

Good tip about the link fields too... And it's very nice that it's working without the plugin too.
 
  05 May 2013
Thanks Eric.

I've added a link to Quick Tip 2: Using the scenes with Containers w/ having the plugin installed
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  05 May 2013
Anyone who is encountering problems like jimzepellin, please install the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012. This will fix the problem.
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  05 May 2013
Niklas. Thanks for sorting my problem out. Just had time to test it and it's a great plugin. As an organisational tool alone on some things it will be very useful. A password protection version, not that I personally would need it, will be a real nice touch.
Thanks.
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  05 May 2013
nice plugin! this will keep my scene clean...thanks!
 
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