This is a great plugin, thanks a lot. What about sizing a CV-ArtSmart object in C4D (I am using R20)? When I try the normal C4D size tool I only affect the extrusion but cannot size the item (equally in all 3 axis). If I put it under a Null and size the null I get the same result. I am forced to go to AI, reduce the size there and the upload again. Also, what if I want to apply different materials to a logo? I tried to apply a metal material to a logo which is originally white but is not possible, I drag the material on top of the object/layer and the material just won’t be applied. Finally, when using constrain on the caps tab (so the bevel doesn’t increase the size of the original logo), my geometry gets all messed up. Does constrain work with the plugin? is there any other way to avoid the increase in size of the edges? Thanks!
To scale the ArtSmartObject, switch C4D to Object mode by holding the Model mode icon (below Make Editable) and choosing Object. Alternatively you can adjust the scale in the Coord. tab of the CV-ArtSmart object.
The easiest way to adjust materials is to click the Create Materials button in the CV-ArtSmart Object tab. Then modify the materials for each fill color. You can also enable the “Show Hierarchy” option or make the ArtSmartObject editable for more direct control over the materials applied to each object.
For constrained bevels CV-ArtSmart just uses C4D’s built-in algorithm, which often suffers from the issues you mention. I’ll often work around this by offsetting paths inward within Illustrator and leaving Constrain disabled.