Xpresso Watch Folders

November 29, 2023
Categories: Tips & Tricks

How to automate watch folders for 3d Pipelines with Xpresso.

In this quick tip I show you how to use the Hierarchy node combined with the Object index node to generate a dynamic watch folder. This one is for any Technical artists working in a large Cinema 4D pipeline with multiple artists.

TLDR "Xpresso Steps":

  • In Xpresso add your custom user data object node
  • Add a hierarchy node and a object index node.
  • Then pipe the custom user data into the hierarchy node. pipe that into the object index.
  • Combine this with a math add 1 and then pipe the whole thing into a c4d instance object.

Hopefully, this helps speed up your workflow.