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"Melange (Wiener Melange - German for "Viennese" and French for "Blend") is coffee with milk and is similar to a cappuccino but usually made with mild coffee (e.g. mocha), preferably caramelised." (Wikipedia). We find Melange is a fitting name for our file exchange and render connection library.

We hope this documentation will help you to develop with the Melange library for the award winning Cinema 4D.

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The Melange SDK documentation is a publicly available reference. As such it is a growing document that is designed to help developers understand how to program with the Melange library.


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