Getting Started

Getting Started with Xfrog for Cinema 4D

Installation

System Requirements
Xfrog 5.4 for CINEMA 4D requires Cinema 4D R17 (R17.032 or higher).
Windows installations require Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015.
Mac OS installations reqire Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or higher.

Previous Versions:
Xfrog 5.3 for CINEMA 4D is compatible with Cinema 4D R16. For Cinema 4D R15, use Xfrog 5.2 and for Cinema 4D R14, R13 or R12, use Xfrog 5.0.2 for CINEMA 4D
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 or Mac OS X 10.6 or newer

Installation
Uninstall any previous Xfrog plug-ins.
Drag and drop the folders called “Xfrog” and “Xfrog 54” from the DVD or unzipped file to you CINEMA 4D Plug-ins folder.

Licensing

Get a 30 Day Key

  • Get Xfrog 5.4 from the download link above, open zip, drag and drop the Xfrog folders into your Plugins Folder.
  • Start C4D, Selec t: Plugins » Xfrog » “Register for free 30 day trial”
  • Complete the online form and your 30 day key will be emailed immediately.
  • If “Register for free 30 day trial” isn’t working for you, use this direct link to the Trial Key page

Installing a New Key

  • Buy Xfrog 5.4 for CINEMA 4D from our online shop. Note your received CDKEY info.
  • Get Xfrog 5.4 either by download or DVD, open zip, drag and drop the Xfrog folders into your Plugins Folder.
  • Start C4D, Select: Plugins » Xfrog » “Register for Permanent Key”
  • Complete the online form with your CDKey info, and your perm key will be emailed immediately.
  • If “Request Permanent License” isn’t working for you, use this direct link to the Registration page

Upgrade Existing Key

  • Buy Xfrog 5.4 Upgrade in our online shop.
  • Get Xfrog 5.4 either by download or DVD, open zip, drag and drop the Xfrog folders into your Plugins Folder.
  • Start C4D, Select: Plugins » Xfrog » “Register for Permanent Key”
  • Please give upgrade requests 24 hours to process
  • If “Request Permanent License” isn’t working for you, use this direct link to the Registration page

Feature Tour

This video will give you a short overview over what you can do with Xfrog for CINEMA 4D and make you familiar with the features of Xfrog.

Basic Workshops

These basic Xfrog Tutorial workshops will help get you going. They include full videos as well as example files to work with. Look at the Workshops section for many more advanced projects.

Lowpoly Tree

This tutorial covers the creation of a tree with low polygon counts.

Watch Part 1 of the video tutorial
Watch Part 2 of the video tutorial

There are also example files available for this tutorial: Download Lowpoly Tree tutorial files

Sunflower

During part 1 of this workshop we will build the stalk and the leaves of the sunflower. Afterwards we concentrate on the blossom of this plant. The third clip introduces animation of the sunflower – the blossom should follow a sun object.

Watch Part 1 of the video tutorial
Watch Part 2 of the video tutorial
Watch Part 3 of the video tutorial

There are also example files available for this tutorial: Download Sunflower tutorial files