'ArrowMaker' is a free plugin for Cinema 4D. What it does is generate an arrow shape in the form of a spline primitive. The shape itself can be extensively customised to produce a variety of different arrows, then used (for example) in an Extrude or Sweep NURBS to generate a mesh. Some examples are shown below.


ArrowMaker is compatible with the following versions of Cinema 4D:

Cinema 4D version Compatible?
R19 Yes (earlier versions of Cinema 4D no longer supported)
R20, R21 Yes, but requires the INSYDIUM Bridge plugin
S22 No
R23, S24 Yes
R25, S26 Yes
R2023 Yes
R2024 Yes

Note - there are separate downloads for R23/S24, R25/S26, and R2023- make sure you download the correct file!

User Interface

The plugin has a number of parameters, as shown here. Full details are found in the plugin documentation.

Arrow parameters

Workflow enhancements


Download ArrowMaker for R19 and R20-R21 (if using the INSYDIUM Bridge)

Download ArrowMaker for R23/S24

Download ArrowMaker for R25/S26

Download ArrowMaker for R2023

Download ArrowMaker for R2024

Page last updated September 28th 2023