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Cinema 4D Exporter Update

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Edit: We’re aware of plugin installation issues on some machines. Please leave a comment including your Cinema 4D version, Operating System, system/application language and your plugin directory. Or, you can email this information to support@sketchfab.com. Thanks for your patience as we investigate.

Good news for Cinema 4D users! We have updated the Cinema 4D exporter to support animations so you can now use it to upload your FBX files.

The Sketchfab Exporter makes it super easy for you to share your C4D creations and work in progress on Sketchfab. It lets you publish your static and animated models straight from Cinema 4D to Sketchfab in just a few clicks. Here is a quick video:

 

How it works

  • Open your scene in Cinema 4D.
  • Go to File → Save project with Assets… to collect your model and textures together.
  • Open the Sketchfab Exporter plugin from the Plugin menu.
  • Enter a title, description, and tags, and mark it as Private if necessary.
  • Enter your API token, which you can save for later under Options.
  • Click Publish!

Using the Cinema 4D exporter will tag your model with ‘Cinema4D’ so it shows up in the gallery and will also add an “Uploaded with Cinema 4D” icon to your model page, like so:

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As always, we always welcome your feedback, so if you do come across any issues, let us know.

Looking forward to seeing your Cinema4D animations!

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  • Gabriel says:

    Doesn’t work on C4D R15! :/

  • LUIGI says:

    Doesn’t work on C4D R17! :/

  • Scott says:

    Doesn’t work, Windows 10, R17. Error is “Unable to upload model to Sketchfab.com. Reason: must be string without null bytes or None, not str”

  • chris says:

    “The Sketchfab Exporter makes it super easy for you to share your C4D creations and work in progress on Sketchfab.”

    If “super easy” means it never works, then yes, it SUPER EASY!

  • Dariusz says:

    Doesn’t work on C4D R15! It can not be installed. Is there an explanation?

  • Bondiana says:

    Doesn’t work on C4D R14. I’m on mac and it doesn’t appear on the plunging menu after I paste and reload the program.

  • Gary says:

    Hi. Looks like this plugin doesnt work proper for different c4d version i have r15 and it doesnt work. My question when you will have update for c4d that it will work on all c4d versions?

  • VF says:

    It doesn’t work in version R14 neither in the R17 version (Windows 10 x64).

  • DE says:

    is it possible to reupload a cinemea4d file in Sketchfab via plugin?

  • Hanninen says:

    Doesn’t work on C4D R18 (Windows 10). Unable to upload model to Sketchfab.com. Reason: Export failed.

  • Scott says:

    For anyone having issues with exports. Here are two things I found that were causing export issues for me.

    1. If the c4d file is in a gDrive or Dropbox folder. Pausing the syncing then run the export worked, my dropbox catalog is pretty big and I think the delay of it trying to sync was causing plugin to fail.

    2. Make sure your model name doesn’t have any special characters like “/” in it. Using forward slashes in my model names would cause the export to fail.

    Hope this helps someone!

  • Crist says:

    For me, it doesn’t appear in the plugins window

    Cinema 4d R14
    Windows 7
    32x bits

  • Richard says:

    I am experiencing the same the plugin does not appear in the c4d-menu under plugins??

    Cinema 4d R15
    Mac OS 10.11.6

  • James Green says:

    Hi everyone,

    We’re aware of install issues on some machines. Thanks for you reports and your patience as we investigate. Please comment with Cinema 4D version, Operating System, and any other information like system language and plugin directory.

    The current workaround to manually export and upload FBX.

    Cheers,
    James

  • Cannoli says:

    It’s not working for me on C4d r17 Windows 7 and 10

  • bart says:

    Doesn’t work on C4D R18 (Mac os Sierra).
    Unable to upload model to Sketchfab.com. Reason: Export failed.

  • treppenform says:

    Doesn´t work on C4D 18 Visualize (Windows)
    Export failed.

  • Jose says:

    Doesn’t work on C4D R14 (Mac Os Sierra)
    No appear in the plugins window… 🙁

  • Peter says:

    Doesn’t show up in the plugins menu. R13.061 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.1

  • James Green says:

    Thanks everyone. We’re still listening and collecting information, but we don’t have an update for you yet. Thanks for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience.

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