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Now even though Cinema 4D is constantly growing and developing it’s tool-sets and features, it’s always good to have a few plugins under the hood to help smooth things along. I’ve collected and listed below some of the best FREE plugins the net has to offer. Thanks to all the extremely talented people who has spent months developing and crafting each plugin, we can now enjoy the fruits of their labour to help us in our day to day designing.

Be sure to check out their sites and support them in any way you can!

Note: If there is a great plugin you think should be on the list, please post it in the comments below.


AutoRename is a simple plugin for Cinema 4D. It arose from a request on CG Talk for a COFFEE script to rename a group of objects which all had the same name. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D 9.5 upwards)


What it does is generate an arrow shape in the form of a spline primitive. The shape itself can be extensively customised to produce a variety of different arrows, then used (for example) in an Extrude or Sweep NURBS to generate a mesh. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D 12)

Bridge Maker
Build bridges of various architecture with a few clicks. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R11.5 and R12)



Carbon Nanotubes
Generate carbon nanotubes with any index number (n, m). Animate the transformation between carbon nanotubes and 2D graphene sheets. Furthermore, create cool effects by affecting the carbon atoms with Mograph effectors. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R12)


Super simple script that toggles the center-cut safe zones in 16:9 viewers. This python script will show where cropping will occur on non-widescreen displays. It will also toggle the viewer border opacity between 10% and 90%. Easily modified for your needs. Includes C.O.F.F.E.E script for Cinema 4D older than 12.



Commentator allows you to add free text notes to your scene files. All you do is attach a Commentator tag to any object, then type your text into the box which appears. You can also use this tag to set deadlines for certain tasks along with deadline dates and assigned persons.

(Compatible for CINEMA 4D R10.5)

Delay Pro

Simple tool for creating spring animations. More possibilities for Delay effector. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R12)




Drop It!

Drop to Floor and Drop to Target with offset and subdivision. Improved Drop To Target algorithm. Easier selection workflow – no more drag-and-drop. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R12)



Easy Building

Quickly create some simple buildings. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R11.5 and R12)




Earth Maker

Easy way to make random, alternative earths. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R11.5 and R12)




Easy Parent

EasyParent New great plugin you can control the parent dynamic to make very easy animation. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R12)



Electric Ray

Simple preset for creating a kind of electric / lightning effect between two points. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R11.5)




Gear Builder

GearBuilder is a small but nevertheless helpful plugin for building almost any kind of gear. To make it simple, GearBuilder is an expression for constraining the rotation and position of objects to emulate the behaviour of cogwheels, wheels on an axis and wheels connected by belts. The created gears can either be driven by a GearBuilder motor or simply by keyframing the rotation of the initial wheel. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R10.1, R10.5, R11.0, R11.5 and R12)


Hangover – The Cinema 4D Render Notifications Plugin for OS X & Windows. Now with a 100% more notifications! Find more info on the Hangover home page.(Compatible for CINEMA 4D R12)



Hidden Sky

This simple script adds a sky and compositing tag, hiding it from view. Just pick your texture source.(Compatible for CINEMA 4D R11+)



Hollywood Projector

This is a quick way to have projector searchlights in your scene without having to deep in your hierarchy everytime you want to change a setting. You’ll appreciate the simplicity when you add more and more lights so when you want that use this preset. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R11.5)


iTunesCTRL for Cinema 4D

A little toy python plugin for Cinema 4D that gives you a simple interface to iTunes. Still in beta. Plugin is Mac OS X only and tested on OS X 10.6.4, iTunes 10.1 and CINEMA 4D R12.016


Ivy Grower

Based upon Thomas Luft’s Ivy Generator with many additional features. Windows 32/64-bit and MacOS 32/64-bit plugins included. HTML Documentation is available via the Help button in the Attributes Manager when Ivy Grower is active. Many updates in this version. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R10.1, R11.0, R11.5, R12)


The Kernimator allows you to kern up to 26 characters on a single line of type. You can spec the font, size, z-depth, and basic rounded fillet cap options for your text, just like you can using the regular MoGraph Text Object. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R11.5, R12)


Little Brain

Crowd Simulation (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R9.5, R10.5, R11.5)





LSD is a post effect plugin for CINEMA 4D which can be used to create stunning color/special effects. LSD gives you the ability to use a new created zBuffer or CINEMA 4D’s own zBuffer to colorize, desaturate, add grain and noise to your pictures or animations. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R10.1, R11)


Magic Merge
Take multi-objects and connect to one mesh in 2 modes uni and sub (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R12)




Magic Mesh 2.0
With this plugin you can record all the steps when you make a model and you can make crazy animation and also if you want can keep note to remember next time what you do to create this model . and finally you can export and shared with all so this help someone learn modeling and make great tutorials for Cinema 4D (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R12)


Magic Roll

Magic Roll Make very easy roll object make some cool effects. Used the free python implementation plugin PY4D to make this, and you need to install it first. Py4d (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R11.5, R12)


Magic Room

This is my new free plugin for creating rooms. You can create rooms by painting more blocks, and you can easily set the materials for them. You can use them for games or anything else you want. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R11.5)


Magic Select

With this plugin you can select patterned points, polygons or edges. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R12)





This plugin provides a new XPresso node. The Oscillator node generates several standard waveforms (sawtooth, triangle, square, sine, cosine, pulse, random pulse, custom curve) with uniform periods and value ranges, that come in very handy for animation. Swinging and jumping objects, blinking and flickering lights, all this is just a few clicks away with the Oscillator node. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R10 – R12)

Particle Dissolve

Dissolves your logo/object into the air. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R12)




Reeper X
Reeper X is a C++ Cinema 4D-plugin for creating ropes and similar structures along splines. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R8.5 – R12)




Selection Tools

Selection Tools is a small collection of tools that provide added selection features to Cinema 4D. Random Select allows the user to select random points, polygons, or edges. Selection Tool is similar to the live select tool but allows the user to double click to select all points, polygons, or edges. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R10, R11, R12)

SOLO Button

SOLO Button is a great plugin that helps solo objects, helping you get to objects that you need while editing. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R8.5 – R11)




With sound effects you can add wave file in cinema4d very easy also can recognize if you use correct type there is 3 mode free so you can use the sound when you want to start loop you can use for every frame ex 10 play sound collision mode you can use for collision object and listen sound you can control also 3d sound if use soundlound option enable when make bake the make new object and you can use microphone in camera etc.. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R12)


TarProject is a Py4D script that collects your C4D project and creates a compressed tarball file of the collected project. Good for emailing! Requires the free Py4D plugin available from (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R11)+



This is useful for e.g. re-topologising unstructured meshes, adding detail to curved surfaces, and many other modelling tasks. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R8.5 and up)




Features of Thrausi include:

Fracturing in a voronoi pattern (still in beta stage), Using Splines to control the cuts. Cut command to use polygonal objects to make cuts (parametric as well). Baking of MoDynamics into keyframes …and more. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R11.5, R12, R13)

TRUE Symmetry

This plugin is a great alternative to the built in symmetry object that comes with Cinema 4D. You can model using symmetry without having to cut the object in half. Just simply place the True Symmetry Tag on a polygon object, enable symmetry, and begin modeling. You will see right away that the opposite side of your model is created without having to lift a finger. This is a useful modeling plugin for character modeling and all other modeling styles. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R10 and up)

Voxel Effect

This preset allows you to voxelize any object by filling its volume with cubes. With the Mograph feature you can instantly add dynamics to the voxels. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R11.5, R12)




Watermark is a post effect for Cinema 4D that draws an image over your render. You can specify an image (or shader) and an alpha map. There are also controls for opacity, blending mode, absolute or relative size, alignment, and offset. (Compatible for CINEMA 4D R9.6, R11, R11.5)

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