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Direct Link To This Post Topic: Drag/drop into viewport from a external app
    Posted: 2018 Mar 14 at 2:03am

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Cinema 4D Version:   R17 
Platform:   Windows  ;   
Language(s):     C++  ;   


Hi, I want to support drag/drop from other app as we already did in other 3d platforms but to be honest I have no idea where I should start in the case of C4D.

Is there any snipped or somebody could give me a tip about where should I start reading?

Thank you in advance.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 2018 Mar 15 at 2:54am

I'm afraid this is not directly possible. Drag and drop onto the viewport is handled internally.
You could implement a SceneLoaderData plugin, such gets triggered on drops onto the viewport, but of course is limited to scene data and also a new scene will be created. So probably not a good option.
Otherwise the best we can offer is a GeDialog or a GeUserArea, where you have full control of the drag and drop operation, of course with the drawback that the user needs to target a certain drop area.

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