DevKitchen 2018

Dear Developer Community,

thanks to everybody who pre-registered for our DevKitchen. This really helped us in planning the event.

The DevKitchen 2018 will take place as part of the Cinema 4D Supermeet in Frankfurt am Main on November 1st and 2nd, 2018.

The talks will be held on day one of the Supermeet (November 1st, 2018).

The Menu

Time Chef Course
09:00 Doors open
09:30 – 09:45(*) Entremètier
Andreas Block
Introduction and Welcome
09:45 – 10:45 Garde-manger
Riccardo Gigante
Porting a Plugin from Cinema 4D R19 to R20
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:15 Garde-manger
Riccardo Gigante
Hors d’œuvre
MAXON API – General Concepts
The new way to develop plugins

  • New example projects: microsdk and maxonsdk
  • Changes in toolchain and project setup
  • Frameworks
  • Interfaces
  • Implementations
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:45 Entremètier
Andreas Block
MAXON API – Basic Tools

  • Error Handling
  • Configuration Variables
  • Data and DataDictionary
  • References
  • Delegates
  • Observables and Observer
  • Logger
  • Threading
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:15 Rôtisseur
Maxime Adam
Yannick Puech
Grosses Pièces
Python in Cinema 4D R20

  • c4dpy and external IDEs
  • New console
  • MAXON API in Python
16:15 – 17:30 Pâtissier
Sebastian Bach
Petits Fours
Features of Cinema 4D R20 and Their APIs

  • Fields API
  • Volume API
  • Multi Instances

(*) Please note: We are starting half an hour earlier than the Supermeet.

The entire SDK Team will be there, leading you through the day. Of course we are available for discussions and Q&A during both days of the Supermeet.

DevKitchen itself is free. As a DevKitchen attendee you will get free access to the entire Supermeet, including food, drinks and the party in the evening of day one. Being registered for DevKitchen, you do not need to acquire a separate ticket for the Supermeet.
By now DevKitchen is fully booked. We are not able to accept any additional registrations. Sorry.
For details on location and how to get there, please see the Cinema 4D Supermeet page.

There’s another interesting option:

As a plugin developer you may want to present your plugin to our users. Actually all islands on our “playground” are booked by now. But there will also be an “open stage”, where you could still reserve a time slot to present your plugins during day two of the Supermeet. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact us for further discussion.

Looking forward to meet you,
your SDK Team


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. Hello
    Thank you and team for examples at github.
    Sorry i did not to be at devkitchen

    I did not understand how to assembly python example at github. Scons and project tool?! if will be possible to cover in this blog after party.

    I compile and learn r20 features.

  2. Hi,
    we have updated the readme (https://github.com/PluginCafe/devkitchen_2018) on GitHub to better explain the usage of the examples.
    In regards to the project tool, I’d rather not discuss here in this blog. After all we have the Plugin Café forum for discussion and would like to keep information concentrated there. Please come over to our completely renewed forum https://plugincafe.maxon.net and we can continue discussing there.

Comments are closed.