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 now it is being revised and updated. This is still a work in progress, so please check back over the next few weeks when I'll be restoring some of the old content and adding new material.

How to Use X-Particles

(September 24th 2021) The first stage of my e-book on using X-Particles is now available for free download. Please see the book's own website for more details.

Cinema 4D plugins

(July 14th 2021) New plugin available for download - LightShade

This is available for Cinema 4D R23 and higher, Windows and macOS.

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.

New software

(July 1st 2021) A new app, the ProjectToolGUI, has been added to the software pages. This is a simple front-end to the Maxon Project Tool command-line software for plugin development:

See the project page to download the app.

Plugin development

(June 29th 2021) New tutorials have been added for building plugins using the R23 SDK on Windows and macOS. See the plugin development page for details.



(June 23rd 2021) 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:

Set of autopsy instruments

Simple stiletto

Plastic toy submarine

Site last updated on September 26th 2021