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Showing posts from June, 2009

Updated connection between ArchiCAD and Cinema4D

After a very long time, there is an updated version of the Exchange Plugin, which is a free add-on for ArchiCAD 12 and Cinema4D (R10.5 or 11), for Windows and OSX. It replaces the deprecated MaxonForm and allows you to combine work from ArchiCAD and Cinema4D in two major ways: render your ArchiCAD project in Cinema4D and update the geometry from ArchiCAD embed freeform Cinema4D geometry as GDL object inside ArchiCAD and even update them again in Cinema4D There have been long complaints about the combination of both, so I hope they finally got it right with this update.

Free Image Stitching from Microsoft

The researchers from Microsoft created this free gem, called Microsoft ICE, which is to be found at . You can use it to merge your snapshots into stunning panoramic images (or other projections). Windows-only, obviously.

CraftAnimations freeware addons

On you can register to download a series of free plugins (+ demo versions of commercial plugins) which work in all (recent) versions of 3ds Max, Maya and Cinema4D (on all of their platforms and in 32+64 bit). Mainly targeted at improving animation of cars, planes or camera's, these utilities can assist with different animation tasks.

Modelur Urban Modeling for SketchUp

The Modelur software is a plug-in for SketchUp which is currently entering beta-testing. There are some YouTube movies to watch and you can register to test the software.