Last night on MoChat, we discussed Cinema 4D plugins & scripts. Some presets snuck their way in there, too. There were quite a few handy links & plugins being tossed around. Several I had not heard of, but that’s not saying much since I’m still relatively new to the Cinema 4D community. Below is a list of the resources that came up last night. The full transcript follows.

Resources

Plugins

Presets

Transcript

Welcome to tonight’s #MoChat everyone! Tonight we’re talking C4D plugins and scripts.8:00 PM Sep 11th, 2012

To start off, I wanted to mention http://t.co/fjsapK97 – great site to find lots of small but helpful plugins, presets & scripts. #mochat8:00 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Anyone out there already using some (or all) of the plugins/scripts from C4D Tools? #mochat8:01 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Perfect Spilt my Mr. is almost in daily use for me. #mochat8:02 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Text Edge FX from is one I use quite a bit. #mochat8:03 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Riptide Pro is a handy one #mochat8:04 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Yann Koëth’s xsPolyInstance is a big help for me, and his xsTab is a permanent part of my layout #mochat8:06 PM Sep 11th, 2012

I like that http://t.co/W9CAbZR3 has a mix of free & affordable plugins. I think everything’s under US$15 w/maybe 2 exceptions. #mochat8:06 PM Sep 11th, 2012

http://t.co/it8WxU5t is a fantastic resource for #C4D plugins/scripts. it’s a must for all. #mochat.8:06 PM Sep 11th, 2012

I’ve also gotten some good use out of Fillex and PSR Animator. #mochat8:07 PM Sep 11th, 2012

RT : http://t.co/it8WxU5t is a fantastic resource for #C4D plugins/scripts. it’s a must for all. #mochat.8:07 PM Sep 11th, 2012

RT : http://t.co/it8WxU5t is a fantastic resource for #C4D plugins/scripts. it’s a must for all. #mochat.8:08 PM Sep 11th, 2012

is there something like BGrenderer for AE created for C4D? itd be great to walk away & know when your render is done. does it exist? #mochat8:08 PM Sep 11th, 2012

RT : Perfect Spilt my Mr. is almost in daily use for me. #mochat8:08 PM Sep 11th, 2012

There’s clearly a lot of plugins/scripts for a lot of different workflows, so let’s break this down. Best plugins for modeling. Go. #mochat8:08 PM Sep 11th, 2012

glad you like it 🙂 #mochat8:08 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Hangover from is very close. #mochat8:09 PM Sep 11th, 2012

: bless you and your heart! <3” #mochat8:09 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Not only that, but your demo vid perfectly expresses how I feel about how it works natively. I owe you beer and bacon. #MoChat8:10 PM Sep 11th, 2012

not to toot my own horn, but buffer booster is handy to have if you deal with object buffers http://t.co/LQ4uJTOx #mochat8:10 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Essential modeling plugin for #c4d: kyamaslide #mochat8:10 PM Sep 11th, 2012

New version Hangover is also done with some new features. Just doing a bit more testing. #mochat8:11 PM Sep 11th, 2012

last one, coolect http://t.co/WKrY4ZpT should be in every c4d install. if you dont have it, shame on you #mochat8:11 PM Sep 11th, 2012

you’ve got to let me know when that’s done. i’m begging for something like that. hahaha. #mochat8:12 PM Sep 11th, 2012

nice glad to hear that! 🙂 I use the solo plug-in alot. Used to use cam tools but no need to with r14 now! #mochat8:12 PM Sep 11th, 2012

RT : not to toot my own horn, but buffer booster is handy to have if you deal with object buffers http://t.co/LQ4uJTOx #mochat8:12 PM Sep 11th, 2012

I’ve been testing it. It will definitely be one of these moments: http://t.co/elX3qgBa #mochat8:12 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Holger Biebrach’s HB_Modeling Bundle of scripts is very handy http://t.co/HzEiXS0T #mochat8:12 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Oh, man. Magic Solo has been so useful! #mochat8:13 PM Sep 11th, 2012

I’ve just started using that recently, and I feel like a fool for not using it sooner. #mochat8:13 PM Sep 11th, 2012

way back from feb of 2010 gave out some lighting presets. i still use those quite a bit! #mochat http://t.co/NkDMk0R48:13 PM Sep 11th, 2012

btw tefx is being updated and added some really cool features, releasing next week so stay tuned! #mochat8:13 PM Sep 11th, 2012

YES! #mochat8:13 PM Sep 11th, 2012

quickdocs is great for quickly switching open documents #mochat8:14 PM Sep 11th, 2012

MagicSolo and drop to floor are in my everyday use pile. I use Chestnuts once in a while for random poly selections too. #mochat8:14 PM Sep 11th, 2012

way back from feb of 2010 gave out some lighting presets. i still use those quite a bit! #mochat http://t.co/NkDMk0R48:15 PM Sep 11th, 2012

you can set hot keys for that… #mochat8:15 PM Sep 11th, 2012

RT : way back from feb of 2010 gave out some lighting presets. i still use those quite a bit! #mochat http://t.co/NkDMk0R48:15 PM Sep 11th, 2012

me too! i love time for those! #mochat8:15 PM Sep 11th, 2012

I actually converted those to a lib4d file to make it easier on myself. #mochat8:16 PM Sep 11th, 2012

i thought you said you had nothing to contribute #mochat8:16 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Wondering which polys belong to which selection tags? Select selection tags by polys script: http://t.co/PLJroL6b #mochat8:16 PM Sep 11th, 2012

I didn’t say I was going to give them to anyone. 😉 #mochat8:16 PM Sep 11th, 2012

hhmm never thought of doing it that way lol #mochat8:17 PM Sep 11th, 2012

ive got a few other plugin ideas in the works too. two of which if i dont finish some peoples gonna kill me #mochat8:17 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Wow.. that’ll be useful! #mochat8:17 PM Sep 11th, 2012

yeah…. and i actually have an icon for it in my layout…. you slacker #mochat8:17 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Okay, now what about working with lighting. There’s a lot of presets out there, but are any plugins or scripts available to help? #mochat8:17 PM Sep 11th, 2012

you can grab the current version from here http://t.co/VwNmO7Yo #mochat8:18 PM Sep 11th, 2012

HAHA! i’ve got money on my desk right now just waiting to go somewhere. take my money! #mochat8:18 PM Sep 11th, 2012

how about this: F. U. LIGHTING! i freaking hate lighting. i suck at it so hard #mochat8:18 PM Sep 11th, 2012

hahaha. i’ll get the hang of this. i was a little ahead with those lighting presets. haha. sorry. 🙂 #mochat8:19 PM Sep 11th, 2012

for text, nothing beats TEFX and movietype. NOTHING. #mochat8:20 PM Sep 11th, 2012

i could be given a scene that was already lite, and id ruin it just by opening it. thats how bad i am at lighting stuff. #mochat8:21 PM Sep 11th, 2012

yeah and with tefx 2 (work in progress) you can use both together, isn’t that right, Charles? 🙂 #mochat8:21 PM Sep 11th, 2012

STOP PRESSURING ME! AAAAHHHH!!! #mochat8:21 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Hey all how’s #mochat tonight?8:21 PM Sep 11th, 2012

we all died when paul started talking about lighting. now we are zombies. #mochat8:22 PM Sep 11th, 2012

are we done with modeling? #mochat 8:22 PM Sep 11th, 2012

I also really like messing with ubertracer as well. PlaneSmart & matteMagic is bad ass too! #mochat8:23 PM Sep 11th, 2012

you are never done modeling. it never ends cause can you move this part over there OH OH and make it dance! #mochat8:23 PM Sep 11th, 2012

If you’ve got a plugin/link to share, do it! Just trying to keep things moving along. #mochat8:23 PM Sep 11th, 2012

I just need a pluggin that I can tell it what I want to model and it does it… #mochat #patienceproblem8:23 PM Sep 11th, 2012

yes, ubertracer is great. havent needed planesmart yet, but its ba for what it does #mochat8:24 PM Sep 11th, 2012

So not much on the lighting front, huh? What about general interface enhancements? #mochat8:25 PM Sep 11th, 2012

ok here ya go: http://t.co/vxZ9KpGS NitroModel #mochat #patienceproblem8:25 PM Sep 11th, 2012

I actually haven’t had an excuse to use Ubertracer yet, but it does look damn cool. #mochat8:25 PM Sep 11th, 2012

ha Nice… #mochat8:25 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Hangover, and the upcoming Pancake plugin by #mochat8:25 PM Sep 11th, 2012

my r13 layout #mochat http://t.co/HyIBdmEY8:26 PM Sep 11th, 2012

I was half expecting to see bacon somewhere. #mochat8:27 PM Sep 11th, 2012

anyone use GSG’s stuff? #mochat8:27 PM Sep 11th, 2012

my r14 layout. very similar, i dont have icons on there for DPIT like in r13. #mochat http://t.co/me7CFfFV8:28 PM Sep 11th, 2012

aaaaaand you gave me an idea. #mochat8:28 PM Sep 11th, 2012

dont you dare ask me that question….. #mochat8:28 PM Sep 11th, 2012

it’s ok. 🙂 i’m in a twitter get together called #mochat so you might not be able to understand me for the next 30. no worries.8:28 PM Sep 11th, 2012

HA! I thought I saw you playing nice with him a while back #mochat8:29 PM Sep 11th, 2012

I picked up transform, but haven’t really found a solid use for it yet. #mochat8:29 PM Sep 11th, 2012

yes! Pancake will be out soon! #mochat8:29 PM Sep 11th, 2012

#mochat I need to create a new layout for r14 I’ve been milling about with constant changes on my 12 / 13 layout8:29 PM Sep 11th, 2012

it comes with eggs and BACON yes? #mochat8:29 PM Sep 11th, 2012

In 48 hours I’ll release Genome, a plugin that lets you change every property of each individual clone #mochat http://t.co/uRHWg7oF8:30 PM Sep 11th, 2012

It looked like he did some cool stuff with it, but nothing I’ve had a use for yet… #mochat8:30 PM Sep 11th, 2012

dangit! how did i not know that Erwin’s stuff existed!!! this is all gold! when do i get paid again…!? #mochat8:30 PM Sep 11th, 2012

#mochat I have city kit & light kits. I like GSG products.8:31 PM Sep 11th, 2012

anyone had any issues moving any plugins into r14? #mochat8:31 PM Sep 11th, 2012

For those that don’t know, Pancake will let you restore autosaved projects right within C4D, almost like FCP7 did. #mochat8:32 PM Sep 11th, 2012

my plugins work for me on r14 on mac. if you have any issues with windows let me know. #bufferbooster #perfectsplit #mochat8:32 PM Sep 11th, 2012

I have the light & materials kits. Though I’ve been using ’s light kit a lot more than GSG’s. #mochat8:32 PM Sep 11th, 2012

bull. it makes breakfast. i saw it. #mochat8:33 PM Sep 11th, 2012

#mochat I saw ppl mention planesmart & mattemattic (sp) 2 fun products.8:33 PM Sep 11th, 2012

nice… I’ll check out that light kit… #mochat8:34 PM Sep 11th, 2012

i got his light kit, but even that couldnt help me… #iSuck #mochat8:35 PM Sep 11th, 2012

#mochat I’m gonba find out soon enough. Installed r14 yesterday. I know i haveht seen if RenderQ has been updated8:35 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Dude. HDRI, GI, 137 hour render that flickers, DONE! #mochat8:35 PM Sep 11th, 2012

C4dtools as a ton of great stuff. Check them out #mochat8:36 PM Sep 11th, 2012

RT : C4dtools as a ton of great stuff. Check them out #mochat8:36 PM Sep 11th, 2012

For all the character animation types, cactus dan’s tools and harvester are musts #mochat #c4d8:38 PM Sep 11th, 2012

lightkit 3: http://t.co/HrnY7Rgd #mochat8:38 PM Sep 11th, 2012

just from a quick look Ligthkit3 looks GREAT! #mochat8:39 PM Sep 11th, 2012

i saw that before, but im not sold on it yet. #mochat8:39 PM Sep 11th, 2012

to be clear… its not lightkit3, its me…. im the one that sucks #mochat8:39 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Was there any question about that? #mochat8:40 PM Sep 11th, 2012

about how i cant do lighting? nope. #mochat8:40 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Character animation is something I know very little about. Please share! #mochat8:40 PM Sep 11th, 2012

haha Thanks man! 🙂 #mochat8:40 PM Sep 11th, 2012

RT : to be clear… its not lightkit3, its me…. im the one that sucks #mochat8:40 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Oh, you were being specific about sucking? #mochat8:40 PM Sep 11th, 2012

What was that one plugin for working with UVs? #mochat8:41 PM Sep 11th, 2012

#mochat Also with the crossover export from AE you can take advantage of ae plugins when exporting to c4d. Suretarget comes to mind. #shesh8:42 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Don’t forget tcastudios’ great plugins http://t.co/7zPgEOoo #mochat8:43 PM Sep 11th, 2012

RT : Don’t forget tcastudios’ great plugins http://t.co/7zPgEOoo #mochat8:43 PM Sep 11th, 2012

harvester allows you to retarget anims from one rig to another. Great for reusing mocap data as well. http://t.co/hLr2SCiw #mochat8:44 PM Sep 11th, 2012

About 15 minutes left. If you can only install 1 plugin/script when you run C4D for the 1st time, what is it? #mochat8:45 PM Sep 11th, 2012

#mochat and of course nitroman great plugins many are free As well8:46 PM Sep 11th, 2012

there are some plugins for c4d to hook into the xbox kinect but cant remember the names #mochat8:46 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Anyone use that vine grower one? I tried installing it but it was iffy on my machine. #mochat8:47 PM Sep 11th, 2012

ni-mate i think it is http://t.co/d6LDOwIH #mochat8:47 PM Sep 11th, 2012

#mochat I use CSTools quite a bit.8:47 PM Sep 11th, 2012

it worked good for me in r12, not so much in r13 and i havent tried it in 14 #mochat8:47 PM Sep 11th, 2012

yeah, the CSTools are pretty useful. i often forget about them #mochat8:49 PM Sep 11th, 2012

#mochat aight guys… I’m out for tonight… Thanks! Had fun… Thanks for the input.8:50 PM Sep 11th, 2012

UVToolbox! Only windows tho and site is in japanese http://t.co/sdiyKpHZ #mochat8:51 PM Sep 11th, 2012

ill go out to the lake and get godzilla to translate for me. hang on…… he says ROOOOOAAAAARRR! #mochat8:52 PM Sep 11th, 2012

And if someone wants to start writing their own plugins & scripts, what are some good resources? #mochat8:53 PM Sep 11th, 2012

RT : And if someone wants to start writing their own plugins & scripts, what are some good resources? #mochat8:53 PM Sep 11th, 2012

I’d like to know that for after effects as well #mochat8:54 PM Sep 11th, 2012

learn python. get the python sdk and rip the examples apart. http://t.co/Y7O1rWOG #mochat8:54 PM Sep 11th, 2012

magic solo. Being able to focus my scene on exactly what I need is such a productivity booster. #mochat8:54 PM Sep 11th, 2012

For scripting, head to http://t.co/q33KkqyN #mochat8:55 PM Sep 11th, 2012

there are also tons of online classes (free) for python #mochat8:57 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Care to share? #mochat8:57 PM Sep 11th, 2012

for c4d plugins, its not so much knowing python as it is knowing the c4d classes for python #mochat8:57 PM Sep 11th, 2012

share what? my mom is ugly, you dont want that… #mochat8:58 PM Sep 11th, 2012

what would you say the learning curve is for python? How long to get proficient? #mochat8:59 PM Sep 11th, 2012

python class links. #mochat8:59 PM Sep 11th, 2012

and myself just signed up for this on http://t.co/OBcWZdhc #mochat8:59 PM Sep 11th, 2012

The little I know about python, not having a line ending character really screwed with me. #mochat8:59 PM Sep 11th, 2012

no joke. that and no { } brackets. messed me up bad at first. #mochat9:00 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Well that about does it for tonight’s #mochat. Any last links to share?9:01 PM Sep 11th, 2012

That should be fun. #mochat9:01 PM Sep 11th, 2012

that online school has an intro class too #mochat9:02 PM Sep 11th, 2012

another free online python course http://t.co/qMHEUvrI #mochat9:02 PM Sep 11th, 2012

and ANOTHER free online python course http://t.co/Db3w1c2Z i finished this one, and the last one. #mochat9:03 PM Sep 11th, 2012

which I’m also taking that intro class, since I’m a programming novice. #mochat9:03 PM Sep 11th, 2012

if you need help just let me know 🙂 #mochat9:03 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Thanks for coming out to another busy night of #mochat.9:04 PM Sep 11th, 2012

Time to “officially” call it a night for #mochat, but as always, keep the conversation going, and go make something!9:04 PM Sep 11th, 2012