This SDK offers the most powerful toolset. It is the right choice if you need speed, full access to all parts of the application and want to create complex projects.
MAXON supports Xcode for the Mac and Visual Studio for PC. SDK Support can’t offer any support for other compiler or IDEs (e.g. no GCC compiler or Eclipse).
|Cinema 4D R18||Visual Studio 2013||Apple XCode 7|
|Cinema 4D R17||Visual Studio 2013||Apple XCode 6|
|Cinema 4D R16||Visual Studio 2012||Apple XCode 5.0.2|
|Cinema 4D R15||Visual Studio 2012||Apple XCode 4.6.3|
|Cinema 4D R14||Visual Studio 2010||Apple XCode 4.3.2|
|Cinema 4D R13||Visual Studio 2005||Apple XCode 3.2.6|
While it is, of course, a good idea to own a CINEMA 4D license for plugin development, the free Demo version is already sufficient, as it includes the complete SDK.
Note that, depending on the C4D edition, parts of the API may not work. For example, you won’t be able to use MoGraph functionality if you only own a Prime or Visualize edition.
C++ Plugin Code Style Guide
In this document, you will find a public version detailing how we write C++ code at MAXON. Using this style guide can prove useful to facilitate collaboration and code sharing.
- Source publication on our community Github repository.
- Improve readability to the SDK support team.
- Establish a common ground to share code snippets on the SDK support forum.
Latest Relevant Articles
Today MAXON released SP2 for Cinema 4D R18. For details on bugfixes and changes see the announcement on our homepage. In parallel we updated the SDK documentations for C++ and Python. Not only did we correct things and integrated changes… Continue Reading
In parallel to the release of Cinema 4D R18 and the accompanying first service pack R18 SP1 (version 18.020) the SDK documentation for C++ and Python got uploaded and the online documentation got updated. C++: Browse C++ SDK Documentation Online… Continue Reading
In parallel to the release of Cinema 4D R17 SP3 (version 17.053) the SDK documentation for C++ and Python got updated. C++: Browse C++ SDK Documentation Online Download HTML format Download Windows HTML help format Python: Browse Python SDK Documentation… Continue Reading
An updated C++ SDK documentation got released. This is the first update bringing some substantial change to Cinema 4D’s C++ SDK documentation. New Overview and Manual articles will provide you with broader context and general concepts, everything garnished with lots of code snippets. Continue Reading
The C++ and Python SDK documentation have been updated for the latest version of Cinema 4D R17.048 (SP2). Both contain additional notes and information for the changes in version R17.048. The SDK Support Team