C4D Programming

Developing plugins and scripts for CINEMA 4D

Category: Tools

Compiling 64 Bit plugins in Visual C++ Express

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Many people, especially developers who write free plugins, or hobbyists, use only the free Visual C++ 2010 Express for their Windows builds. However, that version of C++ does not support 64 Bit builds.

There is an easy solution for this, and many people already know it. But since the questions comes up from time to time, here is how to get Visual C++ 2010 Express to build for 64 Bit, too.
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Visual Studio Plugin: Favourite Documents

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If you work on bigger projects with a large amount of source files, you might want to be able to store files as a group of favourites and to re-open them all at once later?
The free plugin Favourite Documents makes it possible!
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Creating a new plugin project in Xcode

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For the newbies among our fellow readers, here is a complete step by step walkthrough for creating a new plugin project in Apple Xcode. The screenshots show Xcode 4.5, but it works the same in any version of Xcode 4.
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Creating a new plugin project in Visual Studio

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For the newbies among our fellow readers, here is a complete step by step walkthrough for creating a new plugin project in Microsoft Visual Studio. The screenshots show Visual Studio 2005, but it still works exactly the same way in Visual Studio 2010.
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VisualStudio plugin: Rename VS window title

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This is a handy little free plugin for Visual Studio. It will make VS display not only the name of the currently open project, but also the path to the project file (up to a certain level which can be defined). Very helpful when working with several instances of VS simultaneously.
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VisualStudio Plugin: Indent Guides

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Do you sometimes get lost if your code is very nested with lots of scopes? The free plugin Indent Guides helps a lot!
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Xcode 3.2.6 on OS X 10.7 or 10.8

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Even if you still have an Xcode 3.2.6 installer rotting in your archive, you won’t be able to install it on OS X Lion or Mountain Lion. The installer just refuses to install.
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Plugin crashes on Mac in R13 and R14

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With the release of the latest R13 service update, some plugins started crashing on OS X. When R14 was released, the problem got worse. A lot of plugins crashed on OS X, either immediately when CINEMA 4D was started, or when a window or dialog was closed.
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