10 Free Cinema 4D Tools #FreebieFriday #10Free
This week we’re featuring free Cinema 4D tools in our new Friday series, 10 Free. We’ll pick a topic and give you 10 freebies. Last week we featured 10 Free Audio Plug-ins.
Some of these are older tools and may not work with R21, but many will work in R21. We’ll make note of compatibility where we can. These are listed in no particular order.
Compatibility: R20 & R21
What it does: This plug-in simplifies changing a node’s color. Select the nodes and click on the color of your choice. This plugin gives you the ability to save and use custom color palettes, also. In addition, Colorise objects and add objects to layers. If you’re a Redshift user, the Colorise Plug-in works with Redshift’s shader graph editor nodes.
Download: Aturtur Colorise
2 CV-Dynamic Connector
Compatibility: R19 and greater
What it does: The CV-Dynamic Connector allows you to connect objects together with hinges, springs, and “nails”. Make things like chains, folds, and more.
Download: CV-Dynamic Connector
Note: This one is free but requires a Cineversity subscription. Anyone who has an R21 subscription also has a subscription to Cineversity.
Compatibility: Tested on R18 and R19
What it does: Pasha Ho’s Horope is a Python script-based plugin that allows you to create and animate dynamic ropes.
Via Lester Banks
4 Cactus Dan’s CD Tools
Compatibility: R14 – R20, Maybe R21
What it does: Insydium, maker of X-Particles, is carrying on the CD Tools legacy from Cactus Dan, after he passed away a few years ago. The CD Tools work with the use of Insydium Plug-in Bridge. The CD Tools are great for character rigging in Cinema 4D.
Download: CD Tools
5 Insydium Plug-in Bridge
What it does: Mentioned above, Bridge allows plugins from R12 to R19 to load in R20 and R21.
Download: Plugin Bridge
6 Alpha Pixel Drop to Floor
Compatibility: Tested and working with C4D R14-R20
What it does: Drop To Floor is a one-click solution for taking any object or hierarchy you select and drop it’s lowest point to the top of the workplane letting you easily create a floor plane without your object intersecting. This works with any polygon, primitive, generator, deformer, or any other object as well.”
Download: Drop to Floor
7 Hot4D Ocean Generator
What it does: Hot4D is a wave generating plugin for Cinema 4D, created by Drew Whitehouse. It allows users to give projects a deep ocean look.
Have a more involved need for fluids in your Cinema 4D projects? Check out Realflow!
Fluids Inside Your Platform
RealFlow | Cinema 4D gives you the best in fluid simulation, directly inside Cinema 4D. Now you can achieve high-end simulations with an even easier workflow.
To download a trial version, click on the product page.
8 Motion Drop
Compatibility: Requires Cinema 4D 13 or above, and the Mograph module
What it does: Motion Drop allows users to make up to 6 “drops” that randomly move around each other. This is not technically free but a “name your price tool” and 1€ is the minimum.
Download: Motion Drop
Compatibility: R20 & R21. They also have older versions that work with R8.5 through R19.
What it does: Like Horope, Reeper is a rope maker for Cinema 4D. Reeper is the German word for Ropemaker.
10 Net Creator
Compatibility: Unknown (but the last update was 9 months ago, so we suspect it works in R20).
What it does: Net Creator gives the look of glowing splines, working as a Generator Object in Cinema 4D. It is open-source and it also supports Thinking Particles.
Download: Net Creator
Posted by Michele Yamazaki