New user - C4D commands on Mac


#1

I did a search on this but didn’t find anything.

I’m following the tutorials on cineversity and the guy in the videos keeps talking about right-clicking. In the past I’ve control-clicked on my mac and gotten the same functionality but it’s not working in C4D. Anybody know what to do? A resource for C4D mac vs. pc commands would be awesome and keep me from posting more questions like this. Thanks


#2

Hi,

don’t know why you are using a device without a right click(it’s been possible on a mac for over 20 years :slight_smile: )

But if you go into preferences input devices there’s an option to have
Control-Click for Right-Click

That’s it. Not sure what the PC equivalent of Command(apple key) click is but that key is probably the only difference between the two versions. (EDIT: just noticed the command key on my keyboard no longer has an apple logo on it(if it ever did - maybe I imagined it))

Trig


#3

I don’t like the additional functions on the Mac mouse and that’s what I’m provided at work. Getting a different mouse would mean me paying for it which isn’t going to happen


#4

Unfortunately, in C4D you can only get those right-click functions by actually right-clicking. Control-click is used in C4D for other things, so it can’t be used as an alternative for right-clicking.

So you will either need to enable right clicking on your Apple mouse and grin and bear it, or explore the shortcut customization features in C4D under Window > Customization > Customize Commands… You may be able to remap the commands you need to other shortcuts.

And even though you say that you are not going to bring in another mouse, I would readily pay $10 for a cheap belkin mouse to avoid the hassle of the two previous options. You can always take it home with you at the end of the day.


#5

You can of course do that. Go into Cinema’s preferences ->Input Devices and select “Control-Click for Right-Click”.

Now CTRL exclusively is usable to make a mouse-click being a Right-Click, while Cmd has to be used for shortcuts - while before Cmd and CTRL had been interchangeable.

Best regards,

Wilfried


#6

Ah! that is great to know… I stand corrected