alem
Oct 2018

AL’EM.py manual

Installation

You can download the plugin here: AL'EM.py
Unzip and copy the folder ALEMpy into the Cinema4D plugins-folder. After that, restart Cinema4D. You’ll find AL’EM.py at Plugins.  

Source

The target objects will be aligned to the “Align at”- object.
If an object is selected before starting AL’EMpy, it will be used as a source object.
Via drag’n'drop into the entire AL’EMpy-window a new source object can be defined.  

Source options menu

Delete

Source will be deleted.

First selected

The first object of the current selection becomes the source.

Last selected

The last object of the current selection becomes the source. 

Select

The source object is selected in the object manager.

Global / Local

The target objects are aligned in the global or local coordination system of the souce object.

Rotate

In modus ‘local’ the taget object is set to the rotation of the target object.

Sequence

Using sequence the target objects become source objects one after another, that means they align to each other successively. 

Invert

Inverts the order of the target objects. 

Preview

Sets preview images of the alignments on or off. 

Target aligment

Here you define where at x, y or z of the source object the target objects will be aligned.

Axis

The target object are aligned at the source object’s axis.

Center

The target objects are aligned at the source object’s center.

Minimum

The target objects are aligned at the source object’s minimum.

Maximum

The target objects are aligned at the source object’s maximum.

Target alignment options menu

Sets x, y and y alignment to axis, center, minimum or maximum.

Target alignment

Here you select, where at x, y the target objects will be aligned to the source.

-

The target object won’t be aligned.

Achse

The axis of the target objects will be aligned to the source.

Center

The center of the target objects will be aligned to the source.

Minimum

The minimum of the target objects will be aligned to the source.

Maximum

The maximum of the target objects will be aligned to the source.

Manually

The target object will be manually aligned to the source.

Target alignment options menu

Sets x, y and z alignment to axis, center, minimum, maximum or manually.

Manually

When having a manual target, the value is set here. 

Manually options menu

Set to null

Sets all values to 0.

Biggest

Sets the manual values to the biggest target object.

Smallest

Sets the manual values to the smallest target object.

Distance

The value you define here is set between the target objects.

Distance options menu

Set to null sets all distance values to 0. 

Align!

Starts the alignment.

?

Leads to this help file.