Cinema 4D Exchange Add-on (model import/export)

The CINEMA 4D product family has everything to satisfy your professional 3D modeling, texturing, animating and rendering needs. CINEMA 4D is a robust, professional, easy to use 3D Animation software that offers customizable configuration suitable for any industry and all skill levels.

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Design freedom

The free-form modeling capabilities of Cinema 4D used together with the ARCHICAD add-on allow creating and using any kind of geometry in the design. Users are able to transfer any ARCHICAD elements to Cinema 4D and modify with the powerful geometry tools as well as to transfer these elements back to ARCHICAD and save as GDL objects. Using the add-on connection elements created in Cinema 4D can be transferred to ARCHICAD as GDL objects as well.

Note: With the introduction of the Morph tool in ARCHICAD, the Cinema 4D Exchange Add-on is no longer necessary for some of these functions.

For architectural visualization, CineRender, the built-in rendering engine of ARCHICAD, provides most of the rendering capabilities of the CINEMA 4D R21 version. For professional purposes and to further exploit the texture mapping, rendering and animating capabilities of CINEMA 4D, please use the built-in export command in ARCHICAD. This export feature lets you precisely export the ARCHICAD model, together with the surface- and the rendering settings, into CINEMA 4D with one click.

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