If CineRender Surface Definitions are stored as GDL objects, where is the GDL Reference Material that lists all the proper structure and syntax for a "create from scratch" Surface? As the surfaces themselves are defined and stored as a Master Script, there is no way to know what the complete list of parameters (Additional Data) might be.
Unfortunately at this point the example code snippets have a lot of formatting problems, images are missing, etc. These are issues I have already communicated to Graphisoft so hopefully there will be improvement in this regard soon.
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The formatting of snippets exists inside the shader objects themselves is similarly sloppy, which suggests there was a batch processing tool at work. Or some really sloppy GDL writing. (David Nicholson-Cole - where are you?).
Here's the thing. I have bought some third party shaders which need to be migrated as AC can't read a C4Dlib directly.
If we had a specification, properly outlined and documented as per all the other GDL Commands in the Guide, then we might be able to begin to do some work on adding properly shaders to our libraries.
I'm trying to work with the folks at Greyscale Gorilla to see if there's a way to import or add their library of textures to mine. I found them in a list published on this forum, didn't read the fine print about the library migration, but want to try and find a decent workflow to let this happen more easily.
Greyscale Gorilla make proper tools for C4D and back this up with excellent training manuals. They're good folk and seem genuinely interested in our plight.
The page content has been restored.
There are issues still, but it is a good starting point.
Unfortunately there is no full list of all possible parameter, only a good number of examples (with very few explanation).
On the help page is said "The complete parameter list, their descriptions, unit types and default values are available in the CineRender Reference Manual", but in my installation (ITA version)there is no such manual. It can be downloaded from somewhere?
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