v1.02.4 Heyne Multimedia DirectControl for Cinema 4D Game Controller Support
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DirectControl enables you to control objects and parameters using a game controller
DirectControl gives animators the ability to take their animation projects beyond what traditional functions allow by using a game controller. With DirectControl you can control objects and parameters in real-time with your game controller while the animation is running. Things that can’t be done using the built-in functions can be realized with XPresso. The car simulation DRIVE! is supported directly.
The tag plugin DirectControl enables you to control objects and parameters using a game controller. E.g. you can control a camera via joystick or you can drive a car through your scene while the animation is running. Things that can’t be done using the built-in functions can be realized with XPresso — the controller data are output continuously.
Freely definable control channels
In each DirectControl tag you can define up to 16 control channels, that can be used to execute several actions with your game controller. The movements of the controller can be recorded and recalled without creating animation tracks. Recorded controller data can be played back even if no game controller is attached to the computer.
The car simulation DRIVE! is supported directly, i.e. you don’t need any XPresse rig to drive a simulated car “live” with your joystick or steering wheel. Just assign a DirectControl tag to the DRIVE! Vehicle Object and create the control channels that you want to control the car.
The transformations of the objects to which a DirectControl tag is assigned, can be recorded as keyframe animation. Position keys and angle keys are created.
DirectControl is based on the system extension DirectX 9.0. So, at present the plugin is available for Windows only.
- Windows, DirectX 9
- CINEMA 4D R13 – 2023
Compatibility with Apple M1 chips
Good news for Mac users: Heyne plugins are now compatible with the new Apple M1 chips. Cinema 4D R25 or higher is required.
Registered users can download the updates free of charge in the customer area.
Running Cinema 4D with a multi license server?
If you run CINEMA 4D with a multi license server, you have to provide the multi-license digits (starting with 2). You may then need multiple plugin licenses depending on the number of clients:
- up to 3 clients: 1 plugin license
- 4 – 7 clients: 2 plugin licenses
- 8 – 14 clients: 3 plugin licenses
- 15 – 25 clients: 4 plugin licenses
- more than 25 clients: 5 plugin licenses
Sept 2022 update
- Added support for Cinema 4D 2023
What’s new in version 1.02.2?
- Added Support for Cinema 4D S22
What’s new in version 1.02.1?
- Added Support for Cinema 4D R21