MAXON API Frameworks

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A framework includes the public declarations of MAXON API interfaces and other usable classes, structures and functions.

Note
The frameworks delivered with the SDK do not contain any project files. Projects files must be created using the Project Tool.

Frameworks

cinema.framework

cinema.framework contains the classic API. It defines components like BaseDocument, BaseObject, BaseMaterial etc.

Warning
This framework will be progressively reduced in future versions of Cinema 4D and, at the end, completely dismissed. See Plugin Migration.

core.framework

The core.framework contains the basic building blocks of the MAXON API:

command.framework

The command.framework defines the interface for generic commands. See Commands Manual.

crypt.framework

crypt.framework includes additional interfaces for data encryption based on stream conversions (maxon::CryptographyStreamConversionInterface, maxon::CryptoKeyInterface). See Stream Conversions Manual.

geom.framework

geom.framework contains various modeling classes:

image.framework

The image.framework contains classes and structures to handle image and media data:

math.framework

math.framework various advanced mathematical classes and tools:

mesh_misc.framework

mesh_misc.framework contains the base interfaces for mesh attributes:

misc.framework

misc.framework contains various tools:

network.framework

network.framework contains various interfaces to handle network communication:

python.framework

python.framework contains interfaces to execute Python code. See Python.

system.framework

This contains only internal system functions. Third party developers must not use this.

volume.framework

volume.framework contains interfaces to handle volumes:

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