Cinema 4D / BodyPaint 3D Program Documentation Reference Cinema 4D Cinema 4D Prime Miscellaneous
Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D

Photoshop Import

Model and texture from Infinite Realities

Beginning with Cinema 4D R14, Cinema 4D files can be opened directly in Adobe Photoshop (CS5 or later). However, Photoshop also offers a 3D environment, which means that only basic elements such as meshes, cameras, lights and common texture channels (Color, Bump, Reflectance) can be opened from the .c4d file. Make sure that the Cinema 4D textures are assigned absolute paths (relative paths will not be recognized by Photoshop). Objects can then be painted onto directly in Photoshop.

Make sure to save the Project using the Save Project for Melange command (File menu) before importing it into Photoshop (all non-polygonal, generated objects will be saved as polygon copies in the file - which Photoshop can read).


Copy the plugin for your version of Photoshop (from the Cinema 4D/Exchange Plugins/Photoshop directory) into the Photoshop plugins directory.

For PC and Mac OS: Program directory / Plugins