Cinema 4D on a Surface Pro
Cinema 4D Setup on a Surface Pro - Intro
How to reprogram the Volume and Windows buttons on the Surface Pro with AutoHotKeys for Cinema 4D and set up a .bat file on your desktop to start everything with one click.
This is the code you'll need to paste into AutoHotKeys (you will need a working copy of AutoHotKeys for this to work) to remap the Volume Up and Volume Down rocker switch on the Surface Pro and the Windows touch button on the screen bezel of the Surface Pro.
;This is the code for the WINDOWS button on the tablet screen. Pressing it switches your tools (press once to switch back to the standard selection tool and press again to select the tool you last used)
;This is the code for the VOLUME UP button. It triggers the ALT key modifier. Pressing this will allow your camera view to rotate around the selected object or point using your pen
;This is the code for the VOLUME DOWN button. It triggers the SHIFT 1 (or just !) so you can move the camera view with your pen side to side
If you want a pre-made .exe file then click below:
The code below is what you'll need to save as a .bat file to open both Cinema 4D and the above AutoHotKeys .exe file to remap the Surface Pro buttons.
start "C4D_64" "C:\Program Files\MAXON\CINEMA 4D R14\CINEMA 4D 64 Bit.exe"
start "C4D" "C:\Program Files\MAXON\CINEMA 4D R14\C4D.exe"
NOTE: If you have a different version of Cinema 4D, then please edit the above code to reflect that. Make sure the file path in the above code matches the file path of your setup; otherwise, the .bat file will not work. See video for full instructions.
If you want a pre-made .bat file (which you may need to edit), then click below:
Cinema 4D setup on a SurfacePro - Part 1
Part 1 of creating an easy to use Master Template for Cinema 4D specifically for use on a touch/pen tablet interface.
Cinema 4D setup on a SurfacePro - Part 2
Part 2 of creating an easy to use Master Template for Cinema 4D specifically for use on a touch/pen tablet interface.
If you do not wish to create your own layout from the video instructions, you can download the files needed below:
NOTE: Make sure the files downloaded are .l4d and .prf. You may have to rename them to the proper extension.
The .l4d and .prf file will need to be installed in the
Maxon\Cinema 4D R14\library\layout
file location (your location may be a different version of C4D). You'll probably have to do this as an administrator (you'll be asked to enter your password to do so).
You'll also need to download the master file I created:
Either make a duplicate of the Master file and open the duplicate (safest method) or open the Master file and IMMEDIATELY "save as" in order to preserve the Master. Remember to avoid the DEFAULT CAMERA and use the Camera I created in the Master file as your editor camera.
Please watch the video for more in-depth instructions.
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