The ICENode registration and Evaluate callback code is generated by default. Several check box options are offered to let you generate more code to suit your needs.

BeginEvaluate callback

Generates the skeleton code for the optional BeginEvaluate callback.

EndEvaluate callback

Generates the skeleton code for the optional EndEvaluate callback.

Init callback

Generates the skeleton code for the optional Init callback.

Term callback

Generates the skeleton code for the optional Term callback.

Add Sample Code

Adds extra code to get you started for each function. This includes helpful comments explaining how to code the blocks.

Add Debug Trace

Inserts a call to print the location at the beginning of each function. For example:

Application().LogMessage(L"MyCustomICENode_EndEvaluate called",siVerboseMsg);

Generate Code button

The wizard will generate code that looks similar to the following snippet:

// My Custom ICENode Plugin
// Initial code generated by Softimage SDK Wizard
// Executed Fri May 15 21:24:29 EDT 2009 by greena
// Tip: You need to compile the generated code before you can load the plug-in.
// After you compile the plug-in, you can load it by clicking Update All in the Plugin Manager.
#include <xsi_application.h>
#include <xsi_context.h>
#include <xsi_pluginregistrar.h>
#include <xsi_status.h>

#include <xsi_icenodecontext.h>
#include <xsi_icenodedef.h>
#include <xsi_command.h>
#include <xsi_factory.h>
#include <xsi_longarray.h>
#include <xsi_doublearray.h>
#include <xsi_math.h>
#include <xsi_vector2f.h>
#include <xsi_vector3f.h>
#include <xsi_vector4f.h>
#include <xsi_matrix3f.h>
#include <xsi_matrix4f.h>
#include <xsi_rotationf.h>
#include <xsi_quaternionf.h>
#include <xsi_color4f.h>
#include <xsi_shape.h>
#include <xsi_icegeometry.h>
#include <xsi_iceportstate.h>
#include <xsi_indexset.h>
#include <xsi_dataarray.h>
#include <xsi_dataarray2D.h>

// Defines port, group and map identifiers used for registering the ICENode
enum IDs
	ID_IN_InPort = 0,
	ID_IN_InPort2 = 1,
	ID_G_100 = 100,
	ID_OUT_OutPort = 200,
	ID_TYPE_CNS = 400,

XSI::CStatus RegisterMyCustomICENode( XSI::PluginRegistrar& in_reg );
using namespace XSI; 

XSIPLUGINCALLBACK CStatus XSILoadPlugin( PluginRegistrar& in_reg )
	in_reg.PutName(L"My Custom ICENode Plugin");
	RegisterMyCustomICENode( in_reg );
	//RegistrationInsertionPoint - do not remove this line
	return CStatus::OK;

XSIPLUGINCALLBACK CStatus XSIUnloadPlugin( const PluginRegistrar& in_reg )
	CString strPluginName;
	strPluginName = in_reg.GetName();
	Application().LogMessage(strPluginName + L" has been unloaded.",siVerboseMsg);
	return CStatus::OK;

CStatus RegisterMyCustomICENode( PluginRegistrar& in_reg )
	ICENodeDef nodeDef;
	nodeDef = Application().GetFactory().CreateICENodeDef(L"MyCustomICENode",L"My Custom ICENode");
	CStatus st;
	st = nodeDef.PutColor(154,188,102);
	st.AssertSucceeded( ) ;
	// Add custom types definition.
	st = nodeDef.DefineCustomType(L"MyCustomDataType",L"MyCustomDataType",L"MyCustomDataType",255,8,255);
	st.AssertSucceeded( ) ;
	// Add input ports and groups.
	st = nodeDef.AddPortGroup(ID_G_100);
	st.AssertSucceeded( ) ;
	st = nodeDef.AddInputPort(ID_IN_InPort,ID_G_100,siICENodeDataFloat,siICENodeStructureSingle,siICENodeContextSingleton,L"InPort",L"InPort",1.0f,ID_UNDEF,ID_UNDEF,ID_CTXT_CNS);
	st.AssertSucceeded( ) ;
	st = nodeDef.AddInputPort(ID_IN_InPort2,undefined,siICENodeDataFloat,siICENodeStructureArray,siICENodeContextAny,L"InPort2",L"InPort2",1.0f,ID_UNDEF,ID_UNDEF,ID_CTXT_CNS);
	st.AssertSucceeded( ) ;
	// Add output ports.
	CStringArray OutPortCustomType(1);
	OutPortCustomType[0] = L"MyCustomDataType";
	st = nodeDef.AddOutputPort(ID_OUT_OutPort,siICENodeDataCustomType,OutPortCustomType,siICENodeStructureSingle,siICENodeContextAny,L"OutPort",L"OutPort",ID_UNDEF,ID_UNDEF,ID_CTXT_CNS);
	st.AssertSucceeded( ) ;
	PluginItem nodeItem = in_reg.RegisterICENode(nodeDef);
	nodeItem.PutCategories(L"Custom ICENode");
	return CStatus::OK;

XSIPLUGINCALLBACK CStatus MyCustomICENode_Evaluate( ICENodeContext& in_ctxt )
	// The current output port being evaluated...
	ULONG out_portID = in_ctxt.GetEvaluatedOutputPortID( );
	switch( out_portID )
		case ID_OUT_OutPort :
			// Get the output port array ...			
			CDataArrayCustomType outData( in_ctxt );
 			// Get the input data buffers for each port
			CDataArrayFloat InPortData( in_ctxt, ID_IN_InPort );
			CDataArray2DFloat InPort2Data( in_ctxt, ID_IN_InPort2 );
 			// We need a CIndexSet to iterate over the data 		
			CIndexSet indexSet( in_ctxt );
			for(CIndexSet::Iterator it = indexSet.Begin(); it.HasNext(); it.Next())
				// Add code to set output port...
				Application().LogMessage( CString( InPortData[it] ) );
				CDataArray2DFloat::Accessor InPort2SubArray = InPort2Data[it];
				for (ULONG i=0; i<InPort2SubArray.GetCount( ); i++)
					Application().LogMessage( CString( InPort2SubArray[i] ) );
		// Other output ports...
	return CStatus::OK;

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