NI mate and Cinema 4D

Maxon Computing: Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D is a very popular and well respected 3D suite from Maxon Computing Gmhb. Our official add-on for the software allows you instant access to tracking data coming from your Kinect. Plugin your Kinect, start up NI mate and the Cinema 4D plugin and do real-time motion capture for games and films.

From the Cinema 4D product webpages: CINEMA 4D Prime's intuitive interface is designed to ease you in to the powerful and exciting world of 3D graphics. With CINEMA 4D Prime you can start creating great-looking 3D images only hours after getting to know the application. Also, the included tutorials make understanding CINEMA 4D quick and easy. Adding CINEMA 4D Prime to your existing pipeline of 2D applications opens up a wealth of new design possibilities. For example: turn 2D artwork into 3D elements using import options such as Illustrator or EPS, or simply combine images or movies with 3D objects.

Using NI mate in Cinema 4D

Simply download the NI mate plugin and extract it to the Cinema 4D plugin folder. Restart Cinema 4D and you'll find the NI mate receiver v2.0 in the plugin menu. Please remember that this new plugin is still a work in progress, so it can contain some bugs or cause unexpected behavior.

Note for C4D v13: due to a bug in the early v13 plugin api make sure that you have updated to v13.051 or later, otherwise the recording functionality in the plugin will not work correctly.

For instructions on the old plugin (v1.0) you can check out this video tutorial on the basics of getting the plugin installed and working in Cinema 4D. While the plugin was designed for R13 and R14, we have had user reports that it works just fine in R12 as well.

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