c4d.bitmaps.MultipassBitmap

class c4d.bitmaps.MultipassBitmap
This is an extension of the BaseBitmap class that
supports higher bit depths, even floating point images, and multiple layers.

The layers are stored hierarchically. There are three kinds of layers:

Layer

A regular layer, with full range of functionality.

Folder

A collection of layers. This is a dummy element that has no image content, but other stuff like name, visibility etc.

Alpha

An alpha channel, with full range of functionality.

Methods Signatures

Magic Methods

MultipassBitmap.__init__(self, bx, by, mode)

Allocates a multipass bitmap of size bx/by and bit depth given by mode.

Add Methods

MultipassBitmap.AddAlpha(self, insertafter, ...)

Adds an alpha layer with mode colormode after insertafter in the bitmap.

MultipassBitmap.AddFolder(self, insertafter[, hidden])

Adds a folder after insertafter in the bitmap.

MultipassBitmap.AddLayer(self, insertafter, ...)

Adds a layer after insertafter with mode colormode after insertafter in the bitmap.

Deprecated

MultipassBitmap.GetHiddneLayerNum(self, num)

Deprecated since version R21.204: Use MultipassBitmap.GetHiddenLayerNum() instead.

General

MultipassBitmap.ClearImageData(self,)

Clears the image data for all layers.

MultipassBitmap.DeleteLayer(self, layer)

Deletes layer from the bitmap, freeing the memory.

MultipassBitmap.FindUserID(self, id[, subid])

Finds a layer in the bitmap by ID.

MultipassBitmap.FreeHiddenLayers(self,)

Free the hidden layers.

MultipassBitmap.GetPaintBitmap(self,)

Gets a BodyPaint 3D paint bitmap for the multipass bitmap.

Layer Methods

MultipassBitmap.GetAlphaLayerCount(self,)

Retrieves the number of alpha layers in the bitmap.

MultipassBitmap.GetHiddenLayerCount(self,)

Retrieves the number of hidden layers in the bitmap.

MultipassBitmap.GetLayerCount(self, num)

Retrieves the number of layers in the bitmap.

MultipassBitmap.GetLayers(self[, flags])

Gets all the layers specified by flags.

Parameter Methods

MultipassBitmap.GetAlphaLayerNum(self, num)

Gets the alpha layer with number num.

MultipassBitmap.GetHiddenLayerNum(self, num)

Gets the hidden layer with number num.

MultipassBitmap.GetLayerNum(self, num)

Gets the layer with number num.

MultipassBitmap.GetParameter(self, id)

Gets a layer parameter.

MultipassBitmap.SetParameter(self, id, t_data)

Sets a layer parameter.

Static Methods Signatures

c4d.bitmaps.MultipassBitmap.AllocWrapper(bmp)

Allocates a multipass wrapper for bmp.

Inheritance

Parent Class:

Methods Documentation

MultipassBitmap.__init__(self, bx, by, mode)
Allocates a multipass bitmap of size bx/by and bit depth given by mode.
The first RGBA layer is also created.
Parameters
  • bx (int) – Width in pixels.

  • bx – Height in pixels.

  • mode (int) –

    Main mode:

    COLORMODE_ILLEGAL

    Illegal 8-bit mode.

    COLORMODE_ALPHA

    Only 8-bit alpha channel.

    COLORMODE_GRAY

    8-bit grayscale channel.

    COLORMODE_AGRAY

    8-bit grayscale channel with 8-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_RGB

    8-bit RGB channels.

    COLORMODE_ARGB

    8-bit RGB channels with 8-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_CMYK

    8-bit CMYK channel.

    COLORMODE_ACMYK

    8-bit CMYK channel with 8-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_MASK

    8-bit grayscale map as mask.

    COLORMODE_AMASK

    8-bit grayscale map as mask with 8-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_ILLEGALw

    Illegal 16-bit mode.

    COLORMODE_GRAYw

    16-bit grayscale channel.

    COLORMODE_AGRAYw

    16-bit grayscale channel with 16-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_RGBw

    16-bit RGB channels.

    COLORMODE_ARGBw

    16-bit RGB channels with 16-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_MASKw

    16-bit grayscale map as mask with 16-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_ILLEGALf

    Illegal 32-bit mode.

    COLORMODE_GRAYf

    32-bit floating point grayscale channel.

    COLORMODE_AGRAYf

    32-bit floating point grayscale channel with floating point alpha.

    COLORMODE_RGBf

    32-bit floating point RGB channels.

    COLORMODE_ARGBf

    32-bit floating point RGB channels with floating point alpha.

    COLORMODE_MASKf

    32-bit floating point grayscale map as mask.

Return type

c4d.bitmaps.MultipassBitmap

Returns

The new multipass bitmap.

MultipassBitmap.AddAlpha(self, insertafter, colormode)

Adds an alpha layer with mode colormode after insertafter in the bitmap.

Parameters
  • insertafter (c4d.bitmaps.MultipassBitmap) – The layer to insert after.

  • colormode (int) –

    Color mode of the new alpha layer.

    COLORMODE_ILLEGAL

    Illegal 8-bit mode.

    COLORMODE_ALPHA

    Only 8-bit alpha channel.

    COLORMODE_GRAY

    8-bit grayscale channel.

    COLORMODE_AGRAY

    8-bit grayscale channel with 8-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_RGB

    8-bit RGB channels.

    COLORMODE_ARGB

    8-bit RGB channels with 8-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_CMYK

    8-bit CMYK channel.

    COLORMODE_ACMYK

    8-bit CMYK channel with 8-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_MASK

    8-bit grayscale map as mask.

    COLORMODE_AMASK

    8-bit grayscale map as mask with 8-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_ILLEGALw

    Illegal 16-bit mode.

    COLORMODE_GRAYw

    16-bit grayscale channel.

    COLORMODE_AGRAYw

    16-bit grayscale channel with 16-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_RGBw

    16-bit RGB channels.

    COLORMODE_ARGBw

    16-bit RGB channels with 16-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_MASKw

    16-bit grayscale map as mask with 16-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_ILLEGALf

    Illegal 32-bit mode.

    COLORMODE_GRAYf

    32-bit floating point grayscale channel.

    COLORMODE_AGRAYf

    32-bit floating point grayscale channel with floating point alpha.

    COLORMODE_RGBf

    32-bit floating point RGB channels.

    COLORMODE_ARGBf

    32-bit floating point RGB channels with floating point alpha.

    COLORMODE_MASKf

    32-bit floating point grayscale map as mask.

Return type

c4d.bitmaps.MultipassBitmap

Returns

The added alpha layer or None

MultipassBitmap.AddFolder(self, insertafter, hidden=False)

Adds a folder after insertafter in the bitmap.

Parameters
Return type

c4d.bitmaps.MultipassBitmap

Returns

The added folder or None.

MultipassBitmap.AddLayer(self, insertafter, colormode, hidden=False)

Adds a layer after insertafter with mode colormode after insertafter in the bitmap.

Parameters
  • insertafter (c4d.bitmaps.MultipassBitmap) – The layer to insert after.

  • colormode (int) –

    Color mode of the new layer:

    COLORMODE_ILLEGAL

    Illegal 8-bit mode.

    COLORMODE_ALPHA

    Only 8-bit alpha channel.

    COLORMODE_GRAY

    8-bit grayscale channel.

    COLORMODE_AGRAY

    8-bit grayscale channel with 8-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_RGB

    8-bit RGB channels.

    COLORMODE_ARGB

    8-bit RGB channels with 8-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_CMYK

    8-bit CMYK channel.

    COLORMODE_ACMYK

    8-bit CMYK channel with 8-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_MASK

    8-bit grayscale map as mask.

    COLORMODE_AMASK

    8-bit grayscale map as mask with 8-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_ILLEGALw

    Illegal 16-bit mode.

    COLORMODE_GRAYw

    16-bit grayscale channel.

    COLORMODE_AGRAYw

    16-bit grayscale channel with 16-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_RGBw

    16-bit RGB channels.

    COLORMODE_ARGBw

    16-bit RGB channels with 16-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_MASKw

    16-bit grayscale map as mask with 16-bit alpha.

    COLORMODE_ILLEGALf

    Illegal 32-bit mode.

    COLORMODE_GRAYf

    32-bit floating point grayscale channel.

    COLORMODE_AGRAYf

    32-bit floating point grayscale channel with floating point alpha.

    COLORMODE_RGBf

    32-bit floating point RGB channels.

    COLORMODE_ARGBf

    32-bit floating point RGB channels with floating point alpha.

    COLORMODE_MASKf

    32-bit floating point grayscale map as mask.

  • hidden (bool) – If this is True, the layer is hidden.

MultipassBitmap.GetHiddneLayerNum(self, num)

Deprecated since version R21.204: Use MultipassBitmap.GetHiddenLayerNum() instead.

Gets the hidden layer with number num.

Parameters

num (int) – Hidden layer index, 0 <= num < GetHiddenLayerCount().

Return type

c4d.bitmaps.MultipassBitmap

Returns

The retrieved layer, or None if the operation failed.

MultipassBitmap.ClearImageData(self)

Clears the image data for all layers.

Note

The layers themselves are not removed or deleted.

MultipassBitmap.DeleteLayer(self, layer)

Deletes layer from the bitmap, freeing the memory.

Parameters

layer (c4d.bitmaps.MultipassBitmap) – The layer to delete. Never access this reference afterwards.

Return type

bool

Returns

True if successful, otherwise False.

MultipassBitmap.FindUserID(self, id, subid=0)

Finds a layer in the bitmap by ID.

Parameters
  • id (int) – Main layer ID.

  • subid (int) – Sub ID.

Return type

c4d.bitmaps.MultipassBitmap

Returns

The found layer or None.

MultipassBitmap.FreeHiddenLayers(self)

Free the hidden layers.

MultipassBitmap.GetPaintBitmap(self)

Gets a BodyPaint 3D paint bitmap for the multipass bitmap.

Return type

c4d.modules.bodypaint.PaintBitmap

Returns

The paint bitmap.

MultipassBitmap.GetAlphaLayerCount(self)

Retrieves the number of alpha layers in the bitmap.

Return type

int

Returns

Alpha layer count.

MultipassBitmap.GetHiddenLayerCount(self)

Retrieves the number of hidden layers in the bitmap.

Return type

int

Returns

Hidden layer count.

MultipassBitmap.GetLayerCount(self, num)
Retrieves the number of layers in the bitmap.
This is the sum of the number of layers, folders and alphas that are direct children of this bitmap.
Parameters

num (int) – Hidden layer index, 0 <= num < GetHiddenLayerCount().

Return type

int

Returns

Layer count.

MultipassBitmap.GetLayers(self, flags=MPB_GETLAYERS_IMAGE | MPB_GETLAYERS_ALPHA)

Gets all the layers specified by flags.

New in version R14.014.

Parameters

flags (int) –

Flags:

MPB_GETLAYERS_NONE

None.

MPB_GETLAYERS_ALPHA

Get alpha layers.

MPB_GETLAYERS_IMAGE

Get image layers.

Return type

list[c4d.bitmaps.BaseBitmap]

Returns

The layers.

MultipassBitmap.GetAlphaLayerNum(self, num)

Gets the alpha layer with number num.

Parameters

num (int) – Alpha layer index, 0 <= num < GetAlphaLayerCount().

Return type

c4d.bitmaps.MultipassBitmap

Returns

The retrieved layer, or None if the operation failed.

MultipassBitmap.GetHiddenLayerNum(self, num)

Gets the hidden layer with number num.

Parameters

num (int) – Hidden layer index, 0 <= num < GetHiddenLayerCount().

Return type

c4d.bitmaps.MultipassBitmap

Returns

The retrieved layer, or None if the operation failed.

MultipassBitmap.GetLayerNum(self, num)

Gets the layer with number num.

Parameters

num (int) – Layer index, 0 <= num < GetLayerCount().

Return type

c4d.bitmaps.MultipassBitmap

Returns

The retrieved layer, or None if the operation failed.

MultipassBitmap.GetParameter(self, id)

Gets a layer parameter.

Parameters

id (int) –

The layer parameter ID:

MPBTYPE_SHOW

bool

Determines if the layer will be shown in the external render window. (The Cinema 4D renderer modifies this value itself.)

MPBTYPE_SAVE

bool

Determines if the layer is saved with the image or not if SAVEBIT_USESELECTEDLAYERS is used.

MPBTYPE_PERCENT

float

The blend parameter, between 0.0 and 1.0.

MPBTYPE_BLENDMODE

int

The blend mode. (LAYER_NORMAL, LAYER_DISSOLVE etc. from from bplayer.h.)

MPBTYPE_COLORMODE

int

The color mode: See COLORMODE.

MPBTYPE_BITMAPTYPE

int

The bitmap type. Cannot be set with MultipassBitmap.SetParameter().

MPBTYPE_NAME

str

The layer name. Only a PaintLayerBmp or PaintLayerFolder can have a name.

MPBTYPE_DPI

int

The resolution in DPI. Private.

MPBTYPE_USERID

int

The user ID for the layer. In the renderer this is VPBUFFER_xxx.

MPBTYPE_USERSUBID

int

The user sub-ID for the layer. In the renderer this is used for blend channels for instance.

MPBTYPE_FORCEBLEND

int

The special mode used to force blend layers.

Return type

Any

Returns

The retrieved layer parameter data. Can be None.

MultipassBitmap.SetParameter(self, id, t_data)

Sets a layer parameter.

Parameters
  • id (int) –

    The layer parameter ID:

    MPBTYPE_SHOW

    bool

    Determines if the layer will be shown in the external render window. (The Cinema 4D renderer modifies this value itself.)

    MPBTYPE_SAVE

    bool

    Determines if the layer is saved with the image or not if SAVEBIT_USESELECTEDLAYERS is used.

    MPBTYPE_PERCENT

    float

    The blend parameter, between 0.0 and 1.0.

    MPBTYPE_BLENDMODE

    int

    The blend mode. (LAYER_NORMAL, LAYER_DISSOLVE etc. from from bplayer.h.)

    MPBTYPE_COLORMODE

    int

    The color mode: See COLORMODE.

    MPBTYPE_BITMAPTYPE

    int

    The bitmap type. Cannot be set with MultipassBitmap.SetParameter().

    MPBTYPE_NAME

    str

    The layer name. Only a PaintLayerBmp or PaintLayerFolder can have a name.

    MPBTYPE_DPI

    int

    The resolution in DPI. Private.

    MPBTYPE_USERID

    int

    The user ID for the layer. In the renderer this is VPBUFFER_xxx.

    MPBTYPE_USERSUBID

    int

    The user sub-ID for the layer. In the renderer this is used for blend channels for instance.

    MPBTYPE_FORCEBLEND

    int

    The special mode used to force blend layers.

  • t_data (any) – The new parameter data.

Return type

Any

Returns

True if the layer parameter was successfully set, otherwise False.

Static Methods Documentation

static c4d.bitmaps.MultipassBitmap.AllocWrapper(bmp)
Allocates a multipass wrapper for bmp.
The returned multipass wrapper can be modified freely since the initial bmp is copied.
Parameters

bmp (c4d.bitmaps.BaseBitmap) – The bitmap to wrap. The caller owns the pointed bitmap.

Return type

MultipassBitmap

Returns

The allocated MultipassBitmap, or None if the allocation failed.