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cinema 4d model to sketchup?

Postby tibet » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:16 pm

hi,
i´m curious if is there is any easy way to import c4d file into sketchup.
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Re: cinema 4d model to sketchup?

Postby mitcorb » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:38 pm

I am not familiar with this program, but does it have the ability to export to .obj, collada, or can it port some other file type into another program that can make the switch? Just a possible idea and to keep the boat floating.
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Re: cinema 4d model to sketchup?

Postby tibet » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:57 pm

hi, thanks for reply.
i´ve just found some free models in this format, and i like to import them into sketchup.
there´re plenty of posts on the net how to export sketchup files to cinema 4d, but none via versa :-)
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Re: cinema 4d model to sketchup?

Postby mitcorb » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:09 pm

See if Meshlab can do something? But you may need the file converted to a neutral type like obj. Again, just some ideas?
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Re: cinema 4d model to sketchup?

Postby tibet » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:53 am

hi mitcorb,
thanks for your tips!
i´ll try and we´ll see!
it´s been a pleasure to have you around here!
cheers!
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Re: cinema 4d model to sketchup?

Postby mitcorb » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:55 am

Hi, tibet:
Thanks for your comment. I see that C4D is a full featured suite of 3d tools, and the file type could be proprietary. I notice that the usual group of responders are conspicuous by their absence?
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Re: cinema 4d model to sketchup?

Postby TIG » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:14 pm

Theres no direct c4d import into a SKP... you should look at the possible c4d export possibilities and then import one of those compatible file formats into a SKP...
So you need to ask questions on a c4d forum about what formats you can export to... and find one that SUp can accommodate...
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Re: cinema 4d model to sketchup?

Postby Gaieus » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:16 pm

TIG wrote:you should look at the possible c4d export possibilities and then import one of those compatible file formats into a SKP...

That would not work I am afraid as Tibet does not seem to have c4 at all

tibet wrote:i´ve just found some free models in this format, and i like to import into sketchup.
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Re: cinema 4d model to sketchup?

Postby TIG » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:26 pm

So, his best bet is to find a an app that reads c4d files and exports as something that can import into a SKP - either freeware or something he does have ?
perhaps something like
    Blender
    After Effects
    Unity
    Inventor
    3DSmax
and then other apps to convert some of their outputs to SKP compatible format ?
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Re: cinema 4d model to sketchup?

Postby mitcorb » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:36 pm

Thank you for stepping in. It doesn't take much for me to get "out of my depth"
I notice that Meshlab does not list c4d filetype. Not sure if Blender can *port it.
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Re: cinema 4d model to sketchup?

Postby TIG » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:40 pm

Bender does c3d but I don't think it handles c4d... :?
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Re: cinema 4d model to sketchup?

Postby solo » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:46 pm

I have both C4D and DE, so I can import and convert to .skp. Let me know what you need.
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Re: cinema 4d model to sketchup?

Postby mitcorb » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:02 pm

@solo:
What is DE?
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Re: cinema 4d model to sketchup?

Postby solo » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:04 pm

Deep exploration.
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Re: cinema 4d model to sketchup?

Postby tibet » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:56 pm

wow!

thanks a to you all for your helpful tips and to solo for his kind offer!
i can´t believe, to get so many right answer in such a short time :ecstatic:
good job everyone!

i really admire your works, hope to touch the stars someday like you guys!:o

best of luck!
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Re: cinema 4d model to sketchup?

Postby solo » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:08 am

I'm having a problem with this file, My DE says it's defective and C4D does nothing (opens and there is nothing there).
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Re: cinema 4d model to sketchup?

Postby tibet » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:58 am

hi solo,
i´m sorry to hear about the problem with the file.
it comes from this site:
http://tomaslat.nolimit.cz/3d-models/?offset=10
can you try to open it in another suitable program please?
thanks!
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Re: cinema 4d model to sketchup?

Postby Mayan » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:42 pm

Hi, I used C4D for a long time, but now it is so expensive that I had to change my SW. But I have collection of C4D models and I had solve how to export some models to SU. I found one solution:

Basically I use demo version of C4D and Riptide plugin for Cinema. Demo version of Cinema opens C4D and is capable running plugins all the time. Riptide plugin is capable of importing / exporting OBJ very well.

I don't know if it works with very last Cinema demo-version, I use older demo version and Riptide.
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