restart Cinema 4D by Python ? [SOLVED]

On 02/11/2014 at 01:28, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hey i wrote an plugin updater - but need to restart cinema 4d to get all changes - is there a way in python ?


On 02/11/2014 at 10:09, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Take a look at my post about doing something similar here.


On 03/11/2014 at 01:41, xxxxxxxx wrote:


do you want to restart Cinema from within Cinema or from an external script (as Shawn described)?

Best wishes,

On 03/11/2014 at 01:51, xxxxxxxx wrote:

I like to restart cinema within Cinema

On 03/11/2014 at 06:59, xxxxxxxx wrote:

You can then use the CallCommand:

c4d.CallCommand(12104) # Quit

However this will not restart Cinema. The only way to do this (Inside of Cinema) is using C++ with RestartApplication()


On 04/11/2014 at 08:36, xxxxxxxx wrote:


you can c4d.RestartMe() to restart Cinema from Python. This function is not yet listed in the documentation as there may be rare cases where it can cause a crash.

best wishes,

On 04/11/2014 at 10:36, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Good to know!

Thanks Sebastian.

On 06/11/2014 at 06:23, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Cool to know, works all the way down to R12.
Should be good to have known then (for updating plugins) :)


On 14/11/2014 at 01:11, xxxxxxxx wrote:

There is a issue with that ? Cinema r16 restart after a while but open a new icon in the dock . It's s the same R16 Version but with a new icon

On 14/11/2014 at 07:18, xxxxxxxx wrote:


thanks for reporting this. I can confirm the issue, a bug report was filed.

Best wishes,