Clearing several caches with one button

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  05 May 2012
Clearing several caches with one button

I'm trying use xpresso and user data to link the Calculate Cache and Empty Cache properties for a dynamic spline, a mograph cloner and a cloth tag, but can't seem to find any relevant options under their tag properties in xpresso.

Ideally what I'd like to achieve is a list of buttons as follows:
Clear All Caches
Bake Spline
Bake Mograph
Bake Cloth

Any ideas?
  05 May 2012
buttons are never reflected in xpresso port listings, maxon seems to define them as logical
not applicable to the xpresso node system. also the userdata description interface doesn't
provide a button component, in contrast to c4ds *native* description interface.

the fastest way would be to write a bunch of scripts and tie them with some icons into
your interface. you could also write a small plugin. a script to bake your dynamics could be
something like this :

import c4d
from c4d import gui
#Welcome to the world of Python

def main():
    dwo = doc.FindSceneHook(180000100) # get the dynworldobject (aka the dynamics tab - accessed by ctrl/command + d))
    c4d.CallButton(dwo, c4d.WORLD_CACHE_BAKE) # id taken from dynworldobject.h

if __name__=='__main__':

the scripts are quite simple, but you have to have a basic understanding of c4ds api.

Last edited by littledevil : 05 May 2012 at 09:27 AM.
  05 May 2012
Thanks for your help but I think that is a bit beyond me! Last day on the project so will have to do it manually.
  05 May 2012
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