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Cinema 4D R14 Cookbook - Second Edition by Michael Szabo, Simon Russell

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Creating and controlling user data

In the last recipe, we linked two simple rotation properties together just to show how to establish a relationship between objects with XPresso. Every object has rotation properties, so it wasn't any sort of revolutionary use of XPresso. The unique uses of XPresso lie in your ability to create and manage User Data, which is custom information that you can feed into the properties of your objects to give yourself more control over your project. User Data can be created, labeled, and customized to fit within any sort of parameters you want to control. This recipe shows a short example about how to make an automatic counter with User Data, an effect that is a million times easier to pull off using some very simple ...

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