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Cinema 4D Techniques: XPressoPart 1: An introduction to expression management
If you're new to System Operators like I am, don't be discouraged. It's a quick study and soon you'll be coding C.O.F.F.E.E. before you know it. The old text based language system has been supplemented with a friendlier node-based GUI (say "gooey": Graphic User Interface) window.
If you were just getting the hang of the old Expression Editor, it's still there, and you can still load your old scripts and execute them similarly to previous versions. Additionally, you can access C.O.F.F.E.E. from XPresso. Moreover, you don't need to learn fancy languages in order to gain additional controls to your project; it merely involves dragging operators, choosing parameters through pulldown menus and linking them with simple mouse drag movements.
You might say, "Oh, sure. Easy for YOU. You write code and stuff ... and stuff." If you have a loose comprehension of the C4DXL basics, you will understand this quickly and use it often.
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