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How to convert CINEMA-4D (.c4d) to 3MF?


PolyTrans|CAD+DCC performs mathematically precise CAD, DCC/Animation, GIS and BIM 3D file conversions into all key downstream 3D packages and file formats. Okino software is used and trusted throughout the world by many tens of thousands of 3D professionals in mission & production critical environments, backed by respectable personal support directly from our core development team.

     

CINEMA-4D

CINEMA 4D (C4D) is a well known and respected 3D DCC/Animation software program by MAXON Computer of Germany. C4D came to take on a much larger market share in the 2010's decade (and beyond) once other animation packages waned or went out of business.

Okino has been MAXON's primary 3D conversion partner since 1998 and hence has very strong support for importing, exporting and converting C4D files without the need to have a local copy of C4D installed.

It should be noted that no software program can read or write 3ds Max (.max) or Maya (.ma) files, just as was the case with CINEMA 4D prior to release v12. Hence, as is little understood, the proper way to convert C4D files to/from 3ds Max is via the Okino PolyTrans-for-3dsMax system and to/from Maya via the Okino PolyTrans-for-3dsMaya system.

However, Okino's primary focus is to provide the main industry standard CAD file conversion support to C4D users.

     

3MF

3MF, 3D Manufacturing Format, is a modern replacement for the legacy STL (StereoLithography) file format with an explicit focus on the proper transmission of CAD and non-CAD model data for 3D printing as well as to downstream services and platforms. From Okino's long term perspective, the VRML2 file format was and is "just as good" for such requirements but never had the correct understanding nor traction since its introduction in 1995.

Features of 3MF over the legacy STL format includes: geometry instancing support, layered texture maps, multiple layers of UV texture coordinates, vertex colors and extended material types.

History, features, overviews, implementation partners and more can be read on the 3MF Consortiumís web site.

Note: Microsoft Windows uses the 3D Manufacturing Format (.3mf) for all 3D printing tasks.

Please also refer to the 3MF export converter for more information related to 3MF.