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The Industry Standard Professional CAD+DCC 3D Translation System for CINEMA 4D Conversions

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Arrow Importing CINEMA 4D C4D Files - Overview

The Okino's CINEMA 4D import conversion system intelligently and robustly converts CINEMA 4D scenes and native .c4d files into a plethora of professionally supported 3D file formats and programs such as: 3ds Max (via PolyTrans-for-3dsMax), Maya (via PolyTrans-for-Maya), Collada, DirectX, DGN, DXF/DWG, DWF-3D, Electric Image FACT, FBX (v6, v7 & newer) (such as for Unity, Unreal, MODO, 3ds Max, Maya, etc), HOOPS HSF, JT, LightWave, OpenFlight, OpenGL, OSG/IVE (OpenSceneGraph), PLY, Rhino, SketchUp, STL, U3D (from PDF), Viewpoint VET, VRML1+2+X3D, XAML, XGL, Wavefront OBJ and others (if you don't see your required format then just email us and we'll explain the standard conversion route for that program or file format).

Note: some conversion paths shown in this image are uni-directional only.

The CINEMA 4D import/export conversion system is provided as part of the base-level PolyTrans and NuGraf programs.

Arrow Quick Jumps to the CINEMA 4D Importer Online Documentation

The full Okino CINEMA 4D importer documentation can be accesssed through the following links and by clicking on any of the dialog box screen snapshots:

Overview of Okino's CINEMA 4D Importer

Important Runtime Information and Caveats

Supported Entities of the CINEMA 4D Import Converter

How to Bake Animation Curves in CINEMA 4D

Importer dialog box descriptions:

Selective Loading Optimizations
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Materials & Textures Animation
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The source .c4d files should ideally be re-saved from a most recent and up to date copy of MAXON's CINEMA 4D program and with the "Save Polygon Objects for Mélange Exchange" checkbox enabled. This checkbox is accessible within the CINEMA 4D program via the Edit / Preferences dialog box, and the Document panel. Older .c4d files with only mesh geometry in them should load ok, but any other files with procedural geometry or deformed objects will not load any data unless first re-saved with this checkbox enabled.

Arrow Alternative Methods to Import 3D Files From CINEMA 4D

As alternative, or backup, conversion methods from CINEMA 4D, you can use FBX or Collada as possible conversion paths from CINEMA 4D to Okino software. However, in most cases, you will find the Okino conversion method via native .C4D files to be more much refined, intelligent and with better results.

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