Category Archives: C++

PY4D Boids

PY4D Boids

Sebastian Rath´s PY4D is a new, alternative way to script with or to code plugins for Cinema4D – without COFFE or C++ – but in Python.

The current beta (v0.9.0001) already makes a fine impression and proves itself easy to get started with.

This video shows a little script that was adapted in a twinkling and controls the particles of a TP-Storm to behave after the three flocking boids rules.
has rendered a much prettyer version of the dummy above.

You can download the C4D-scene here.

Update: The file has been updated to work with the R12 version of Cinema 4D.

Smart Outline – a C4D plugin

Smart Outline - a C4D plugin

Cinema 4D offers the function “create outline” to offset a spline as contour.

Sadly it is only accessible while editing a spline in pointmode- so it´s destructive.

Smart Outline offers the same functionality but is animateable, can exclude the sourcespline and works with all types of splineobjects.

Its available for R10 and higher – PC/MAC (supports 64bit) – …and it´s free!

Update: The new version 1.2 now also has an animateable chamfer- option