Please note that, while we do address both Xcode and Visual Studio, we can only cover the latest releases of CINEMA 4D and only stuff that is officially supported by MAXON (e.g. no GCC compiler or exotic IDEs).
CINEMA 4D R13
- Visual Studio 2005 (Standard or Professional)
- Apple Xcode 3.2.6
CINEMA 4D R14
- Visual Studio 2010 (Standard or Professional)
- Apple Xcode 4.5
CINEMA 4D Releases
While it is of course a good idea to own a CINEMA 4D license for plugin development, the free Demo version is already sufficient, as it includes the complete SDK.
Note that, depending on the C4D edition, parts of the API may not work. For example, you won’t be able to use MoGraph functionality if you only own a Prime or Visualize edition.