How to Post Questions

  • When posting questions please make sure to use the correct category.

    Please add tags to your posts to help in organizing the forum. Tags can be selected by a drop-down list provided by the tagging button on the bottom/left of the composer. Tags are also filtered depending on the category where the post/topic is supposed to appear: different categories offer different tags.

    For example, when posting in "Cinema 4D Development", you can add (but not limited to):

    • R19, R20: the used Cinema 4D version;
    • microsoft windows, apple macos: the development environment;
    • c++, python: the programming language/API;

    or more generic labels like:

    • plugin migration: porting older plugins to the Cinema R20 SDK;
    • project setup: creating new project files using the projectdefinition.txt file;
    • project tool: using the Project Tool;
    • API + issue: issues with the API;
    • documentation + issue: issues in the documentation;
    • SDK + issue: issues in the example projects.

    For example, when posting in "General Programming and Plugins", you can add (but not limited to):

    • general programming: for programming questions not related to the Cinema 4D APIs (e.g. using compilers, libraries, etc.);
    • jobs & collaboration: for development jobs or collaboration requests;
    • showcase: for presenting completed plugins;
    • C++, python: the programming language.

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    Please use Markdown to format code like SomeFunction() or a complete code block:

    BaseObject* const cube = BaseObject::Alloc(Ocube);
    if (cube == nullptr)
        return maxon::OutOfMemoryError(MAXON_SOURCE_LOCATION);

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    MAXON's SDK Team