Syphon plugin

On 28/10/2014 at 03:29, xxxxxxxx wrote:

User Information:
Cinema 4D Version:   16 
Platform:    Mac  ;  
Language(s) :     C++  ;

Could somebody point me to an example or documentation, which would help to gain an access to a Cinema 4d View's texture, bindable to a syphon server?


On 28/10/2014 at 10:00, xxxxxxxx wrote:


can you tell us a little bit more about what are you trying to do, what you want to achieve and what technologies you want to use?

Best wishes,

On 28/10/2014 at 16:26, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Sebastian,

I want to stream my C4D view into a physical projector to do the projection mapping directly from Cinema. Syphon is a simple way to pull an open gl texture from one application into another, so I am hoping to be able to get the Cinema 4d view into a projection mapping software on the Mac.


On 30/10/2014 at 02:47, xxxxxxxx wrote:


Honestly, I don't know if this is possible. Cinema 4D is no framework for real time applications and the SDK does not give access to low level or OS specific data.

The only thing that comes in mind is the GlDraw() funktion of a VideoPostData plugin. There you get a GlFrameBuffer argument. But this is completely undocumented and I don't know if this is of any use for you.

best wishes,

On 13/11/2014 at 05:00, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Zhopa.

I'm really interested about the possibility of getting a syphon feed out of Cinema. It would be incredibly useful for my realtime GPU post processing app amongst plenty of other things. I'd be really keen to see if you can get anywhere with this. 
If you find any useful directions on this please post back and I'll try and get our in house developers on the case too.



On 15/11/2014 at 19:27, xxxxxxxx wrote:

I'm about to release a Syphon plugin soon, if you wait a few days...

On 16/11/2014 at 05:37, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Amazing! Really looking forward to seeing it.

On 11/04/2015 at 17:54, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hey, I Forgot to share my results!
The plugin is here:

On 13/04/2015 at 00:51, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hello Roger,

fascinating project. Thanks for sharing your code!

best wishes,

On 14/04/2015 at 04:23, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Amazing stuff!

On 19/05/2015 at 22:27, xxxxxxxx wrote:

This is great work!!!! I was wondering if you had a chance to look at Spout. It is Syphon for Windows. I am pretty sure it would take you no time to create a spout version as well!!! I know I along with probably hundreds of other designers would highly benefit from it!

Please feel free to contact me directly. Thanks!

On 20/05/2015 at 07:51, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Sorry dude, there's no more place for Windows in my life 🙂