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Archicad 20 to C4D

emerich
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Hi

When re-exporting an Archicad model to C4D (with Vray) for rendering, I've discovered that I cannot reference the previous file's textures, cameras, rendering settings etc. I had used the 'din3d' plugin on previous versions of Archicad (which was incredible btw) but this is no longer available for new versions. The current export plugin does not even 'tag' the Archicad model within C4D - further evidence that referencing was not considered in this plugin!?!?

What plugins do other renderers use for exporting to C4D - so one has the option of updating the Archicad model in the future?

Thanks for any insight
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rodut1112
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The current cinema4d add-on shouldn`t even be called an add-on at all. Its useless. I can`t handle large scenes. You all should take a look at now defunct Din3D plugin, and learn from it, or acquire it, because its development stopped. The speed it can export large scenes(under 2 minutes for large scenes), the optimization of those scenes(10% of the number of objects your add-on exports). No one needs a curtain wall to be splitted in 1000 objects for the glass part and another 2000 objects for the structure. The UPDATE option its the most important thing you have to take notes. Please HURRY UP because the current workflow to export to the only professional 3d aplication part of the nemetschek group is S**T.
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emerich
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Still true to this day and could not have said it better myself.

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prot158
Newcomer
emerich wrote:
I had used the 'din3d' plugin on previous versions of Archicad (which was incredible btw) but this is no longer available for new versions.
The last plugin I have works on Archicad 20 et C4D R18. I you have purchased the plugin before, just send him an email to request to update your C4D serial.

Here are the links I got from Din3D newsletter

Plugins for Archicad -> 20
Archicad exporter (win)
Archicad exporter (mac)

C4D:
R12
R13
R14
R15
R16
R17
R18
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rodut1112
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Lets hope that he will update for archicad 21 also. But still graphisoft has to improve this workflow.
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Eduardo Rolon
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rodut1112 wrote:
Lets hope that he will update for archicad 21 also. But still graphisoft has to improve this workflow.
+1000
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prot158
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rodut1112 wrote:
But still graphisoft has to improve this workflow.
What is worse, it's that the Din3d plugin is just the same (improved) as it used to be before. It was a paying add-on from graphisoft. Now it's free and useless
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rodut1112
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2017.......Archicad 21. Still no improvement. Good job GS. Keep it up!
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DGSketcher
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I have only exported to C4D once to an external consultant. This was done by setting up the 3D view, going to the Photo Rendering Settings window, Select Engine: Cinerender by Maxon, Select the down arrow next to the camera at the bottom of the window and choose Export to Cinema 4D. This creates a 3D file and sub folder of textures. I mailed these to the consultant with a PDF of my rendering and he said everything opened as expected.
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rodut1112
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DGSketcher wrote:
I have only exported to C4D once to an external consultant. This was done by setting up the 3D view, going to the Photo Rendering Settings window, Select Engine: Cinerender by Maxon, Select the down arrow next to the camera at the bottom of the window and choose Export to Cinema 4D. This creates a 3D file and sub folder of textures. I mailed these to the consultant with a PDF of my rendering and he said everything opened as expected.
Its basically the same method as saving as .C4d. The difference is that the scene combine option pop-up and it saves more elements for lights/sun setup. The issue still remains, that you can`t update the file if you run the scene combine command. At least I rediscovered the archicad scene combine in C4d. Thanks.
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prot158
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Good news. The exporter for archicad 21 is out.
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rodut1112
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prot158 wrote:
Good news. The exporter for archicad 21 is out.
win
mac
Thank you!!
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ciciolo
Newcomer
prot158 wrote:
rodut1112 wrote:
But still graphisoft has to improve this workflow.
What is worse, it's that the Din3d plugin is just the same (improved) as it used to be before. It was a paying add-on from graphisoft. Now it's free and useless
You're talking about maxonform, I guess...

prot158
Newcomer
ciciolo wrote:
You're talking about maxonform, I guess...
Sorry, late answer.
Nope. MaxonForm is the origin of the actual exchange plugin.
Before there was that:
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dinnye
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Hi
Din3D is available again. Check it...
http://din3d.net
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>ArchiCAD
>Cinema 4D
http://din3d.net/

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