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Top 10 Cinema 4D Plug-ins: The Toolfarm Top 10 Votes for 2018 Are Tallied…

Toolfarm Top 10 Cinema 4D Plug-ins

The votes have been tallied and here are the results for the people’s choice of favorite plug-ins for Cinema 4D. We have some new products on the list this year. Congrats to everyone who placed!

This year we had a fantastic voter turn out in the 2018 Toolfarm Top 10 Plug-in Awards. These are the top plug-ins and products of 2018 as voted by our Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, CINEMA 4DFinal Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, and DaVinci Resolve Users!

These are, basically, the MUST-HAVE plug-ins for Cinema 4D!

We’re going to tell you a bit about each plug-in below. We are also drawing names for prizes and we’ll be contacting the winners so if you voted, watch your email.

Featured image credit: Alex Shutin @fiveamstories

10 The Pixel Lab Redshift C4D Materials Bundle

The Redshift C4D Materials Bundle is new to our list this year in the Top 10 Cinema 4D Plug-ins. Congrats to The Pixel Lab!

The Pixel Lab Redshift C4D Material BundleThe Pixel Lab Redshift C4D Material Bundle

Redshift Bundle: Material Pack 1, 2 & 3

Redshift Material Pack 1 – This pack includes 135 gorgeous, state-of-the-art Redshift materials.

Second, Redshift Material Pack 2 – This pack includes 150 materials for Cinema 4D Redshift. 100% of the materials are 4K and/or procedural.

And third, Redshift Material Pack 3 – This pack includes 163 premium materials for Cinema 4D Redshift. 100% of the materials are 4K and/or procedural.

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9 Greyscalegorilla GorillaCam

Gorillacam is new to the Top 10 Cinema 4D Plug-ins list this year. Welcome, Gorillacam!

Greyscalegorilla GorillaCamGreyscalegorilla GorillaCam

Breathe life into your camera

GorillaCam is a plugin for Cinema 4D R16 and above. It is designed to work with your existing animated (or un-animated) camera. Its purpose is simple. GorillaCam makes your camera feel like a real person is behind it, not some cold, dead machine.

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7 Redshift & Greyscalegorilla Signal (Tie)

It should be noted that Signal was in the 5th position in 2017 in the Top 10 Cinema 4D Plug-ins. Before, Redshift was in the 9th position last year. Congrats to Redshift and Greyscalegorilla for their stellar results in this year’s voting.


Did you know that Redshift is the world’s first fully GPU-accelerated, biased renderer?

Redshift is a powerful GPU-accelerated renderer, built to meet the specific demands of contemporary high-end production rendering. Tailored to support creative individuals and studios of every size, Redshift offers a suite of powerful features and integrates with industry standard CG applications.

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Greyscalegorilla SignalGreyscalegorilla Signal

Signal allows you to instantly create complex animations with intricate loops, realistic noise, additive effects, and all with no keyframes.
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6. Greyscalegorilla Transform for CINEMA 4D

Transform held the 10th position in our 2017 Toolfarm Top 10 Cinema 4D results. Without a doubt, this was an impressive jump! Nice work Greyscalegorilla.

Greyscalegorilla Transform for CINEMA 4DGreyscalegorilla Transform for CINEMA 4D

Instant Animation Tool for CINEMA 4D

Build, destroy, morph, clone, and explode your objects or type in seconds. No keyframes required.

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4. (tie) Insydium Cycles 4D & Greyscalegorilla HDRI Link/Link Suite

Greyscalegorila HDRI link was in the #6 spot in the 2017 Toolfarm Top 10 Cinema 4D Plug-ins voting. Previously, Cycles 4D was in the 8th spot. First and foremost, congrats to Greyscalegorilla and Insydium for the great results in 2018!

Insydium Cycles 4D Insydium Cycles 4D

The new bridge between Blender’s ray-tracing production render engine and Cinema 4D

Cycles is an unbiased GPU/CPU render engine developed by the Blender Foundation and made available under the Apache 2 licensing system. Cycles 4D is a dedicated bridge plugin allowing Cinema 4D users to access the Cycles rendering engine directly inside Cinema 4D without the need for an external application.

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Greyscalegorilla HDRI Link/Link SuiteGreyscalegorilla HDRI Link

HDRI Link is a workflow plugin that allows third-party renderers to connect with Greyscalegorilla’s extensive HDRI library via their intuitive Browser technology. Choosing the right HDRI for your scene is often done by trial and error. HDRI Link makes this process as easy as a click.

Note: HDRI Link Suite is no longer available


3. Greyscalegorilla Texture Kit Pro

Texture Kit Pro jumped from 7th place in 2017 to third this year in the Toolfarm Top 10 Cinema 4D Plug-ins.  Unquestionably, this is awesome news for GSG!

Greyscalegorilla Texture Kit Pro for CINEMA 4DGreyscalegorilla Texture Kit Pro for CINEMA 4D

Essential Custom Materials for Cinema 4D
Hundreds of custom materials from Cinema 4D artists packed into an easy to use the library for your projects.

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2. Greyscalegorilla Light Kit Pro for Cinema 4D

Light Kit Pro jumped a spot to #2 this year from #3 last year in the Toolfarm Top 10 Cinema 4D Plug-ins voting. As you can see, Greyscalegorilla killed it this year!

Greyscalegorilla Light Kit Pro for CINEMA 4DGreyscalegorilla Light Kit Pro for CINEMA 4D

Real Studio Lights for Cinema 4D

Light Kit Pro 3 is a studio lighting plugin for Cinema 4D, compatible with Standard, Physical, Arnold, Octane, and Redshift renderers.

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1. Insydium X-Particles

Garnering a whopping 58.8% of the vote, X-Particles once again takes the top spot. Congrats to Insydium!

INSYDIUM X-ParticlesINSYDIUM X-Particles

A fully-featured advanced particle and VFX system for MAXON’s Cinema 4D

An essential component of an artist’s toolkit, X-Particles is the solution to satisfy all your particle needs: Cloth, Smoke, Fire, and Fluids. Designers can switch effortlessly between motion graphics and VFX, within a unified system.

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