Cinema 4D R19 Released

It’s this time of the year again, we have released the new major version R19 of Cinema 4D.
Check out the new features of R19 on maxon.net.

Of course R19 also comes with updated SDKs for C++ and Python.



Some Highlights

  • C++ and Python: Support for new features, like LOD object, Polygon Reduction and Sound Effector
  • C++: Delegate support to define callbacks
  • C++: Sometimes the small things matter: GetDataInstanceRef()
  • Python: C4DFallOff is now available, providing you for example with means to add FallOffs to modifiers/deformers

New Documentation Content

Furthermore we extended the C++ SDK documentations with a few new overview and manual pages, like for example:

The Python documentation also inherited a few manuals from the C++ documentation.

New Examples

Finally we have a bunch of new C++ plugin examples as well as Python script and plugin examples.
Unfortunately the C++ examples didn’t make it into the SDK delivered with R19 and R19 SP1. Instead we updated (finally!) our GitHub repository, so a bunch of new source can be found there and the old examples have been adapted to R19, where needed (which is actually not that much).

And of course Python received new examples as well:

Have Fun With R19 and Happy Plugin Development!


Andreas Block

Fomer SDK Support Lead and Developer Over ten years of development in industry automation provided me with a good foundation of low level and FPGA programming knowledge as well as with insight into various operating systems. Cinema 4D has been a hobby of mine since it started to emit its first rays of light back in Amiga times (still known as Fastray back then).


  1. Thanks for this awesome release.
    Didn’t except most of the limitation I deal with python are now over ! 😀

  2. Hey, I’m currently studying 3d and animation and we are using Cinema 4d alot. We use the student version at home and our school’s version at school. The problem with this is that the student version at home doesn’t update by it self or by some IT guy hired by our school. They updated all the computers to R19…but how can we do this at our own computers at home?
    All replies are apriciated, if you have any information to help me update that would be wonderfull.

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