R14 supported on VS2015?

On 08/12/2017 at 08:46, xxxxxxxx wrote:

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Cinema 4D Version:   R14 
Platform:   Windows  ;   
Language(s) :     C++  ;

Hi there,

Does anyone know if R14 will link with a VS2015 project?

I'm aware that the R14 SDK only ships up to VS2013 libs but it's worth asking.

R19 appears to have official support for VS2015 but the lack of a 32bit build is a problem for me.


On 11/12/2017 at 09:40, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Tom,

welcome to Plugin Café forums 🙂

I'm a bit confused, to be honest.
The recommended and supported IDE for Cinema 4D R14 is Visual Studio 2010. I don't think VS2013 even existed back then. So I'm not sure about "R14 SDK only ships up to VS2013 libs".
Please also note, that we can only provide support for the recommended IDE versions.

Perhaps you can describe your issue and intentions a bit more in detail, so we can get a better understanding of your needs.

On 11/12/2017 at 12:52, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Andreas,

From https://developers.maxon.net/?page_id=1118 I downloaded https://developers.maxon.net/wp-content/files/Melange_V6_125728.zip and when I extracted the zip, in the lib\WIN\debug folder I see:


.lib files. So for my project which uses VS2013 I simply link with the 2013 libs. All good.

I'd like to move my project to VS2015 but still depend on R14. My question was can I link the _melange_lib_2013 lib in a VS2015 project?


On 11/12/2017 at 15:01, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Tom,

Are you wanting to write a plugin for Cinema 4D R14? Or are you trying to load in C4D files into a 3rd party application?

Since what you are referring to is the melange library, which you can integrate into a 3rd party app to let you load in C4D files and also fire off renders.

But from your first message it sounded like you wanted to write a plugin for R14? If this is the case then you will need VS 2010. A good way to start is with the Cinema 4D SDK example project. You will need to open that in VS 2010. It does not use Melange at all.


On 12/12/2017 at 02:05, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Kent,

I'm trying to load in C4D files into a 3rd party application.


On 12/12/2017 at 16:41, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Tom,

Andreas can correct me here if I am wrong, but I think all you need to do is download the very latest version of Melange from https://developers.maxon.net/

It has support for Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015.

Edit: Except I just saw you need a 32bit version. So the latest is not an option for you. Hope you find a solution.


On 13/12/2017 at 06:26, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Tom,

I didn't realize you were talking about Melange in your first post.
Kent already answered most of the questions, and as you already found out, Melange SDK V6.0 for Cinema 4D R14 is the last Melange SDK containing 32-Bit libs. There are no plans to change this. MAXON gave up 32-Bit application support for quite a while, now.
I guess, you could try to set up a VS2015 project yourself, mainly paying attention to use the correct toolset versions. But this is nothing I have ever tried here and we won't be able to provide support with this. I hope you understand, that we are only able to support the specified IDE versions.