Welcome to the Microbion web site. This site was in suspended animation for some years while the author worked on developing X-Particles for Cinema 4D, but has now been revised and updated. Keep checking back from time to time as I'll be restoring more of the old content and adding new material.

New plugin

(November 29th 2023) A new plugin, 'Round-It' has been released. This plugin makes it simple to round the position, rotation or scale of an object up or down. Please see the plugin page for details and a download link. Round-It is available for R2024 only.

Updated plugins

(October 9th 2023) All my plugins now work with Cinema 4D R2024. Please see the plugins page for more details.

Plugin development

(September 30th 2023) A new page has been added on using the new 'notarytool' in XCode for notarizing Cinema 4D plugins on a Mac.

New section: node setups

This is a section for setups using the node system in Cinema 4D. You can find links to the currently available setups on the node setups page. The first setup creates a target reticle which you can link to a scene camera so you always look through the reticle when the linked camera is the active one.

Plugin development

(July 10th 2023) A new tutorial has been added on how to write a new core node for the node system in Cinema 4D. You can find this at the Creating a core node page.

New plugin

(November 14th 2022) My new plugin, 'ChemLoader' has been released. This is a plugin to build chemical structures from loaded molecule definition files. Please see the plugin page for more details and to download a copy for Cinema 4D R26 or 2023.

How to Use X-Particles

(August 26th 2022) The next stage of my e-book on using X-Particles, which adds chapters on the System object and several modifiers, is now available for free download. Please see the book's own website for more details.


(December 12th 2021) Several plugins (Arrowmaker, Mirror Mirror, Nudge-It, and About Object) have been rebuilt using the Cinema 4D R23 and R25 SDKs. Native versions for PC and Mac are now available from the respective pages on this site.

In addition a new version of my older plugin QuickRender has now been made available.

New tutorial: notarizing a plugin for macOS

(July 9th 2021) If you develop plugins for C4D and you want to distribute it to others, you will need to notarize it with Appple, or it won't run on macOS Catalina or later. This page gives full details of the process with all the steps you need to take to make it work successfully.



(August 2nd 2023) I have a number of models which I produced over several years. Over the next few weeks I'll be releasing many of these as free models for C4D users. They tend to be simple models (though by no means all of them are) but may still be useful to anyone needing a model for a scene. See the models pages for details and download links.

Latest models added:

Fairbairn dagger


Set of autopsy instruments

Simple stiletto

Plastic toy submarine

Page last updated on November 29th 2023