Cinema 4D plugins
These are the free plugins currently available from this site. The majority will run in Cinema 4D R23 or later (some will only run in the latest releases of C4D) while two will only work in older versions of C4D.
You can find details of each plugin on the linked pages below including which versions of C4D each plugin is compatible with. For details on the INSYDIUM Bridge plugin, see below.
About Object (R2024 version now available)
ArrowMaker (R2024 version now available)
ChemLoader (R2024 version now available)
LightShade (R2024 version now available)
Mirror, Mirror (R2024 version now available)
Nudge-It (R2024 version now available)
Plotter3D (R2024 version now available)
Quick Render (R2024 version now available)
Round-It (R2024 only)
sIBL Loader (R2024 version now available)
These plugins were all written some years ago but have been tested and still work in versions of Cinema 4D up to R19. They may also work in later versions, please see the page for the plugin where compatibility details are shown.
Using the INSYDIUM Bridge
The Bridge is a clever plugin written by INSYDIUM, the developers of X-Particles. It enables plugins written using the pre-R20 SDK to run in R20 and later. It is not, however, guaranteed to work with all such plugins, or in every version of Cinema 4D after R20, so for each plugin listed here, compatibility with the Bridge is provided.
To use the Bridge is simple. Follow these steps:
- download the Bridge from the INSYDIUM website (it's free, but you'll need to register with INSYDIUM)
- follow the installation instructions for the Bridge
- relaunch Cinema 4D
If the plugin doesn't appear in the Extensions menu in C4D, then the Bridge can't be used to run this plugin in this version of Cinema. Over time these plugins will be updated to work in at least R23 and later natively, without need for the Bridge.
Page last updated November 29th 2023