Plugin releases

Hi,
In this week i released the plugins new version.

The most important thing is the exporter format is changed. I implement a new feature (Separate by elements), that was why I needed it.

So you need update the importer plugin if you use the exporter. The full change-log is available here. They contains lot of bugfixes, and many improvements, so i recommend to use it.

And one more thing. In Cinema 4D R21 the plugin licensing was changed, because C4D licensing was changed.

Regards

Dinnye

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Din3D importer for Cinema 4D

Din3D files are quickly and simply imported in MAXON Cinema 4D. There is a direct link to ArchiCAD. Replacement of changed model is also possible while all the material settings and other changes remain.

The objective of the development of this file format was that it could, as much as possible, provide the visualization programs with the information of the structure and hierarchy of ArchiCAD beside the 3D model. The model was complemented C4D, this information did not lose in the upgrade. Very fast plugin.

Note: Not compatible with AC4D and AC4D+ formats.
Din3D Connection

Features

Selective importing The following ArchiCAD’s content can be imported:
  • 3D model
  • Lights
  • Cameras
  • Materials
  • Textures
Usage of different filter levels You can use these filters, either individually or in combination.
  • Stories
  • Classes (wall, ceiling, etc….)
  • Layers
  • Elements
  • Materials
  • Import ArchiCAD objects as single objects.
  • In addition, it is possible to import ArchiCAD objects as ‘Instances’.
Polygon optimization.
  • The importer can be used the built-in Cinema 4D optimizations (currently)
Others
  • Unicode support: different language characters can be received correctly from ArchiCAD.
  • Fast model update
  • The importer saves the complete import settings.
  • Useful Tags in update method
  • A few useful commands that make it easier for small daily use.
    • Sort by Name
    • Remove Empty ‘Null Objects’

Download

Actual Version: 2.50
(2019-10-07 Changelog)

Download and try Din3D importer plugin for Cinema 4D.
In Demo version you can import 10 times, but model update is not possible. Din3D is available now for 39 Euros in webshop.

Remember that the importer plugin itself good for nothing. To use it, you’ll need the exporter as well. The Din3D exporter for ArchiCAD is available free of charge.

System Requirements

OS compatibility:
  • Windows
  • Mac OSX
Cinema 4D compatibility:
  • Cinema 4D R14
  • Cinema 4D R15
  • Cinema 4D R16
  • Cinema 4D R17
  • Cinema 4D R18
  • Cinema 4D R19
  • Cinema 4D R20
  • Cinema 4D R21

Usage

Trademarks

The copyright of the Din3D plugin is by István Pozderka.
ArchiCAD is registered trademark of Graphisoft.
3ds Max is registered trademark of Autodesk.
Cinema 4D is registered trademark of Maxon.
All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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Din3D importer for Cinema 4D changelog

I’m going to assume the main changes I’ve made on plugins. So that the connections in the export and the import plugin could be followed, I listed them aside each other. I tried to pay much attention on the compatibility, but please use the latest version to avoid problems.

See the complete changelog here.

Din3D format
v2.50 (released 2019-10-07)
  • Available for Cinema 4D R21
  • Preparation for the 2.50 version of the exporter
  • New feature:
    New licensing method in R21

  • New feature:
    Split by elements

  • New feature:
    User modifiable separator sign

  • Improvement:
    Null objects in hierarchy

  • Improvement:
    Update icons

  • Bug fix:
    In Presets in Import Dialog

  • Bug fix:
    Layer names in hierarchy

v2.40 (released 2019-03-21)
  • Available for Cinema 4D R20
  • Available for Cinema 4D R19
  • Improvement:
    Change Curl

  • Improvement:
    Big Refactor

  • Improvement:
    Melange material importer completly rewrite

  • Improvement:
    Menu enhancement

  • Bug fix:
    In Material creation had some bugfix

v2.30 (released 2016-09-22)
  • Available for Cinema 4D R17
  • Available for Cinema 4D R18
  • Improvement:
    Camera rotation

  • Improvement:
    Full Internal Rewrite

  • Improvement:
    Multiple Melange version

  • Bug fix:
    In Shader creation

v2.20 (released 2014-10-15)
  • Available for Cinema 4D R16
  • Preparation for the 2.20 version of the exporter
  • New feature:
    Import AC18 C4D materials

  • New feature:
    Import AC18 C4D lights

  • Improvement:
    Many internal changes

  • Licensing:
    In C4D Demo mode update possible

v2.14 (released 2013-09-15)
  • Available for Cinema 4D R15
  • Improvement:
    Sort in Separated Objects dialog

  • Bug fix:
    Close dialog after reached Demo limit

v2.13 (released 2013-03-17)
  • Preparation for the 2.13 version of the exporter
  • New feature:
    Root Axis Center.

  • New feature:
    Split by materials (if not checked available simple class import)

  • Improvement:
    Expanded texture location

  • Licensing:
    Student version free (For educational use only)

  • Bug fix:
    Fix multi license problems

  • Bug fix:
    Wrong poly import (only 2 vertex)

v2.11 (released 2012-09-23)
  • Improvement:
    Some changes in Multi License

v2.10 (released 2012-09-17)
  • Preparation for the 2.12 version of the exporter
  • Available for Cinema 4D R14
  • Licensing:
    Changes in Code generation and licensing (use Cinema 4D first 11 digit)

  • Improvement:
    In materials

  • Improvement:
    UVW map rotation

  • Bug fix:
    GetActiveDocument Bug

  • Bug fix:
    Reverse Normals in Update

v2.02 (released 2012-07-28)
  • Bug fix:
    OSX Registration

v2.01 (released 2012-07-28)
  • Bug fix:
    Fix OSX massive crash

  • Bug fix:
    In updater

v2.00 (released 2012-07-15)
  • New feature:
    Full Unicode support.

  • New feature:
    Din3D Tag store import settings

  • New feature:
    Import Stories

  • New feature:
    Import Classes

  • New feature:
    Possible to create ‘Separated objects’

  • New feature:
    Possible to create ‘Instances’

  • New feature:
    Extract textures to file

  • New feature:
    Choose import Scale

  • New feature:
    Updater command

  • New feature:
    Sorter command

  • New feature:
    Remove Empty ‘Null Object’ command

  • Improvement:
    Pass some parameters to lights (angle, etc..) (limited functions: ArchiCAD light no C4D light)

  • Improvement:
    Separated Optimizer Task

  • Improvement:
    New Icons

  • Improvement:
    New Dialog

  • Supporting:
    Not compatible with AC4D and AC4D+ format

  • Licensing:
    No open-source

AC4D+ format
v1.6 (released 2010-06-04)
  • New feature:
    The ‘material tag’ can be chosen to be created on either the Null Object or on the Polygon.

  • New feature:
    In ‘Update’ mode the full hierarchy can be sorted by name, optionally.

  • New feature:
    Undo function is usable again, optionally.

v1.5 (released 2010-04-17)
  • New feature:
    When updated, the polygons are not deleted by the import plugin. So the polygon tag changes are kept.

  • Improvement:
    I’ve compile plugin for version R11.5 (small speed improvement)

  • Improvement:
    In ‘Update’ mode does not try to set the ‘Editor camera’

  • Improvement:
    Optimization of the polygon divided by a ‘main’ and ‘users’. This is a slightly better result mainly in the version R10.5.

v1.41 (released 2010-02-14)
  • Bug fix:
    64 bit mode crash plugin

v1.4 (released 2010-01-21)
  • The full code is rewritten for improving memory usage and speed
    • Improvement:
      Less memory required

    • Improvement:
      A way lot bigger files can be imported (tested with a 500 MB file on a laptop with 2 GB RAM)

    • Improvement:
      Significant speed improvement in the option ‘Split polygons by ArchiCAD layers’ (slightly slower compared to importing without layers option)

    • Improvement:
      Undo function is removed (lots of memory usage)

    • New feature:
      Binary file import method added (8-9 times faster)

    • New feature:
      ESC button can be used to cancel importing process

  • Improvement:
    Dialog: update folder improvement (if Tag name = file name, then ‘Update’ mode is automatically selected)

  • Improvement:
    If materials not needed are not created

  • Improvement:
    Transform Shader is removed from the plugin (was unnecessary).

v1.3 (released 2009-11-06)
  • Preparation for the 1.6 version of the exporter
    • New feature:
      Add Import expanded material properties

    • New feature:
      Add Import textures

    • New feature:
      Add Transform Shader

  • Improvement:
    Mixed up the order of the Lights and cameras

  • Improvement:
    Not add UVW tag if not UVW coord in .AC4D+ file

  • Improvement:
    Fix Camera object Field of View Camera value

  • Improvement:
    Layer name is assigned to the cutted polygons

  • Improvement:
    Add manual

v1.2 (released 2009-09-29)
  • New feature:
    Add Import Presets

  • New feature:
    Add display imported File Name

  • Bug fix:
    Sort by name (if duplicate names)

  • Bug fix:
    File close method

v1.1 (released 2009-09-09)
  • New feature:
    Add undoable option

  • New feature:
    Add Reverse Polygon Normals

  • New feature:
    Working sort by name function

  • New feature:
    Add Russian translation (thanks for Matthew Ivanov)

v1.0 (Initial release 2009-07-31)
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Purchase Din3D importer for Cinema 4D

Din3D importer for Cinema 4D serial number is restricted to the Cinema 4D user ID and C4D version and C4D license count.
Din3D importer for Cinema 4D is not working correctly in full mode, when your Cinema 4D is offline. So please use the plugin in C4D with online licensing.

Full License – 39€

Full license with 1 year subscription.

Additional License – 29€

Additional licenses with 1 year subscription.
You must have a Full license before purchasing additional licenses. This is only necessary if you have multiple seats of Cinema 4D (for instance, two seats of Cinema 4D R21) and want to add to your Full license. You can purchase multiple additional licenses by entering the quantity during the Paypal payment process. Din3D is supports only the same number of plugin licenses as there are seats in your C4D license. I cannot create a plugin license for a subset of seats.
 

Renew License – 19€

Renewal your license with 1 year subscription.
When you can generate a new license file. You can either enter your Din3D serial number in the entry box below or include them in a follow-up email.
 
Din3D importer for Cinema 4D serial number is restricted to the Cinema 4D serial number (first 11 digit).

Full License – 39€

Full license with 1 year subscription.
PLEASE DO NOT use temporary C4D serial numbers to register!

Additional License – 29€

Additional licenses with 1 year subscription.
You must have a Full license before purchasing additional licenses. This is only necessary if you have multiple seats of Cinema 4D (for instance, two seats of Cinema 4D R12) and want to add to your Full license. You can purchase multiple additional licenses by entering the quantity during the Paypal payment process. You can either enter all of the Cinema 4D 11-digit serial numbers in the entry box below or include them in a follow-up email.
 

Renew License – 19€

Renewal your license with 1 year subscription.
When you can generate a new key file. You can either enter all of the Cinema 4D 11-digit serial numbers in the entry box below or include them in a follow-up email.
 

Multi License (5) – 129€

5 seat license with 1 year subscription.
If you are using the plugin within a Maxon License Server environment, you need to send the Multi-License 11-digit serial number (2030…, 2020… or 2010…) instead. Working only if you have the same number of plugin licenses as the number of seats in your multi license. Maxon’s license server currently supports only the same number of plugin licenses as there are seats in your multi license. I cannot create a plugin license for a subset of seats.
 

Purchase Options and Registration Information

You do not need a PayPal account to purchase. If you have a valid credit card. After clicking the “Buy Now” button, select the button following “If you do not currently have a PayPal account” in order to use a major credit card. When purchasing, please provide the following information during your payment (under Registration Information or Message To Seller): Note: The serial number is good for selected C4D version only
If you need other License type or quantity, or If you have any questions, please use Contact Form.
 

After Payment

Your serial number will be provided via email once the required information has been submitted. It is crucial that you use or provide a valid email address in order to receive your serial number. Orders are usually happens in one or two days. Thank you for your patience during the time! Don’t forget to check your spam filtered emails just in case my email was marked as such!
Registration information can be found on registration page.
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Registration Din3D importer for Cinema 4D

Installation

The installation is only unpacking the file in to your Cinema 4D plugins folder.

If you don’t have plugins folder in your C4D root folder, please create it.

  • Please install the appropriate plugin version.
  • Don’t have multiple plugin versions in the plugins folder at the same time.
  • Please don’t mix different versions of files.

 

Registration

Generate your C4D license information

After purchase, please generate your C4D license information. This is possible in two ways:

  • The first way. Run Extension menu Tools -> Export Licensing Overview.. command

    C4D Export Licensing command

  • The second way. Open Din3D Licensing dialog with Extension menu Din3D -> License... command.

    And select Generate license request File... command and push the Execute Command button.

    Din3D License menu

    Generate License request

 

Send license request file

This file has to have content approximetly the following.

License request file content

Send this file to sales@din3d.org. (link sends e-mail). Within a short time (usually within 24-48 hours) you will get an email from us with *.lic license file attached. Save this file on your hard disk.

 

Load the received license file

Start again your C4D program. And navigate to Din3D Licensing dialog (with Extension menu Din3D -> License..).

Load Din3D License

Select Load Din3D License File... command and push the Execute Command button.

In the dialogue box, select the *.lic file you received from us. And restart your C4D program. With this the registration procedure is over.

 

Registration process:

When the C4D starts, then open the registration dialog. You can paste the received serial to the infield.

 

Registration problems:

If you have a registration problem, Please try for Help menu Personalize... command

And please check in the infield contain the unnecesarry whitespaces (before and after whitespaces)

Registration Dialog

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Cinema 4D R15

Hi

The Cinema 4D R15 version released in early september from Maxon.
Din3D plugin R14 version completely work in the R15 version. But i complied with R15.
Only one improvement included: Sort in Separated Objects dialog.
The downloadable files put in storage cloud. Let us know if problem detected.

Regards
Dinnye

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Changes in the C4D plugin license terms

Hi!

As many people complained that the license should not be connected to the computer, it has also changed. From now  the registration code links to your own Cinema 4D serial first 11 digits (similar to the other plugin)  .
R14 plugin released. Besides many small adjustment finished on each plugin. Please update your importer and exporter.

ChangeLog:
ArchiCAD (2.12)

  • [New feature]: Texture compression options
  • [New feature]: Export Class Index
  • [New feature]: Export Object GUID
  • [New feature]: Export texture mirrored datas
  • [Improvement]: Preferences Stored in Registry
  • [Improvement]: In GDLM material name
  • [Improvement]: Bring to foreground Cinema 4D (only windows)

Max (1.12)

  • Preparation for the 2.12 version of the exporter
  • [New feature]: Remove coplanar faces in windows and doors (2.12 exporter required)
  • [New feature]: Support Single-Material mode VrayWireColor
  • [New feature]: Gamma corrected Material Colors
  • [Improvement]: In materials
  • [Improvement]: UVW map rotation
  • [Improvement]: Presets Management

C4D (2.10)

  • Preparation for the 2.12 version of the exporter
  • Available for Cinema 4D R14
  • [Licensing]: Changes in Code generation and licensing (use Cinema 4D first 11 digit)
  • [Improvement]: In materials
  • [Improvement]: UVW map rotation
  • [Bugfix]:   GetActiveDocument Bug
  • [Bugfix]:   Reverse Normals in Update

Regards
Dinnye

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Cinema 4D plugin finished

Hi!

I finished the Cinema 4D plugin. Completly rewrite all, becose to the functions you want to be included.
I hope will be useful for small stuff and many of you will use.
At the same time prepared to ArchiCAD 16 plugin as well. Who use the Max to be able to be updated to read the new format.

Cheers
Dinnye

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