Developer Support

Welcome to the developer support section. Here you will find all the information you need to develop your own plugins.

C++

C.O.F.F.E.E.

CINEMA 4D R16 C++ SDK documentation CINEMA 4D R16 C.O.F.F.E.E. SDK documentation

Python

Melange

CINEMA 4D R16 Python SDK documentation CINEMA 4D Melange V6 Library Build #103382

Plugin Cafe downloads for older CINEMA 4D releases

SDK Documentation CINEMA 4D R15

SDK Documentation CINEMA 4D R15

CINEMA 4D R15 C++ SDK documentation

SDK Documentation CINEMA 4D R14

SDK Documentation CINEMA 4D R14

CINEMA 4D R14 C++ SDK documentation
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Download Windows HTML help format (last update May 14, 2013)

CINEMA 4D R14 Python SDK documentation
Download HTML format (last update May 14, 2013)

SDK Documentation CINEMA 4D R13

SDK Documentation CINEMA 4D R13

CINEMA 4D R13 C++ SDK documentation
Download HTML format (last update May 24, 2012)
Download Windows HTML help format (last update May 24, 2012)

CINEMA 4D R13 Python SDK documentation
Download HTML format (last update May 24, 2012)

CINEMA 4D R13 C.O.F.F.E.E. SDK documentation
Download HTML format (last update October 5, 2011)
Download Windows HTML help format (last update October 5, 2011)

CINEMA 4D R13 Melange V5.1 Library Build #71785
Download Melange SDK (last update August 27, 2012)
Download Documentation (HTML format) (last update August 27, 2012)
Download Documentation (Windows help format) (last update August 27, 2012)

SDK Documentation CINEMA 4D R12

SDK Documentation CINEMA 4D R12

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CINEMA 4D R12 C++ SDK documentation

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CINEMA 4D R12 C++ SDK documentation

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CINEMA 4D R12 C.O.F.F.E.E. SDK documentation

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CINEMA 4D R12 C.O.F.F.E.E. SDK documentation

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Download CINEMA 4D R12 Melange V4 Library Build #40080

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CINEMA 4D R12 Python SDK documentation (last update Mar 30 2011)

Older SDK Documentation

Older SDK Documentation

DevKitchen2009.pdf
Tech notes from the MAXON Developer Kitchen 2009.

C++ SDK 11.5 (.zip)
C++ SDK documentation for R11.5 - HTML format.

C++ SDK 11.5 (.chm)
C++ SDK documentation for R11.5 - Windows HTML help format.

C.O.F.F.E.E. SDK 11 (.zip)
C.O.F.F.E.E. SDK documentation addendum for R11 - HTML format.

C.O.F.F.E.E. SDK 11 (.chm)
C.O.F.F.E.E. SDK documentation addendum for R11 - Windows HTML help format.

C++ SDK 11 (.zip)
C++ SDK documentation for R11 - HTML format.

C++ SDK 11 (.chm)
C++ SDK documentation for R11 - Windows HTML help format.

DevKitchen2008.pdf
Tech notes from the MAXON Developer Kitchen 2008.

C++ SDK 10.5.zip

C++ SDK documentation for R10.5 - HTML format.

C++ SDK 10.5.chm

C++ SDK documentation for R10.5 - Windows HTML help format.

C++ SDK 10.zip
C++ SDK documentation for R10 - HTML format.

C++ SDK 10.chm

C++ SDK documentation for R10 - Windows HTML help format.

C++ SDK 96.zip

C++ SDK documentation for R9.6 - HTML format.

C++ SDK 96.chm

C++ SDK documentation for R9.6 - Windows HTML help format.

C++ SDK 95.zip

C++ SDK documentation for R9.5 - HTML format.

C++ SDK 95.chm
C++ SDK documentation for R9.5 - Windows HTML help format.

COFFEE SDK 95.zip

C.O.F.F.E.E. SDK documentation for R9.5 - HTML format.

COFFEE SDK 95.chm

C.O.F.F.E.E. SDK documentation for R9.5 - Windows HTML help format.

C++ SDK 91.zip

C++ SDK documentation for R9.1 - HTML format.

C++ SDK 91.chm

C++ SDK documentation for R9.1 - Windows HTML help format.

C.O.F.F.E.E. SDK 91.zip

C.O.F.F.E.E. SDK documentation for R9.1 - HTML format.

C.O.F.F.E.E. SDK 91.chm

C.O.F.F.E.E. SDK documentation for R9.1 - Windows HTML help format.

C++ SDK 8.503 - WinHelp

C++ SDK documentation for CINEMA 4D R8 (v8.503) - Windows HTML help format.

C++ SDK 8.503 - HTML

C++ SDK documentation for CINEMA 4D R8 (v8.503) - HTML format.

Resource Editor (8.2)

Development tool for creating plugin dialogs & resources in CINEMA 4D Release 8 (requires R8.205) - ZIP Format.

C++ SDK 8.206 - WinHelp

C++ SDK documentation for CINEMA 4D R8 (v8.206) - Windows HTML help format.

C++ SDK 8.206 - HTML

C++ SDK documentation for CINEMA 4D R8 (v8.206) - HTML format.

C++ SDK Documentation - HTML

C++ SDK documentation for CINEMA 4D XL and BodyPaint 3D version 7.303 - HTML format.

C++ SDK Documentation - PDF

C++ SDK documentation for CINEMA 4D XL and BodyPaint 3D version 7.303 - PDF format.

C++ SDK Documentation - WinHelp

C++ SDK documentation for CINEMA 4D XL and BodyPaint 3D version 7.303 - Windows HTML help format.

C++ SDK 7.303 Win (Updated)

C++ SDK project files for CINEMA 4D XL and BodyPaint 3D version 7.303 Windows Visual C++ projects included.

C++ SDK 7.303 Mac (Updated)

C++ SDK project files for CINEMA 4D XL and BodyPaint 3D version 7.303 Macintosh (Classic and OSX).

Resource Editor R7

Development tool for creating plugin dialogs & resources in CINEMA 4D Release 7 - ZIP format.

C++ SDK 6.3 OSX

C++ SDK project files for CINEMA 4D XL and BodyPaint 3D version 6.3 Macintosh OSX projects included.

C++ SDK 6.3 Win

C++ SDK project files for CINEMA 4D XL and BodyPaint 3D version 6.3 Windows Visual C++ projects included.

C++ SDK 6.3 Mac

C++ SDK project files for CINEMA 4D XL and BodyPaint 3D version 6.3 Macintosh CodeWarrior projects included.

Additional Downloads

Additional Downloads

Resource Editor for R14
Development tool for creating plugin dialogs & resources.

Information about Linear Workflow PDF

C4D TypeView for Visual Studio 2005
C4D TypeView for Visual Studio 2010

Resource Editor for R12.021
Development tool for creating plugin dialogs & resources.

Plugins for Visual Studio 2005.NET

Plugins for VC6

Resource Editor for R9.5 and higher
Development tool for creating plugin dialogs & resources.

Resource Editor
Development tool for creating plugin dialogs & resources.

B3D file format
B3D File format import export source code.

V5 file format
Documentation of CINEMA 4D V5 file format. This format is easy to write and can be used to export scene information to all versions of CINEMA 4D.