Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D
The Cinema 4D Online² help makes it possible for you to view the Cinema 4D documentation online, including on mobile devices.
The Online² help can be found at http://help.maxon.net.
The Online² help has the same structure and content as the context-sensitive help included with the software itself.
Since the integrated help system was conceived for use while Cinema 4D is running there are a few functions that do not work in the online² help system:
- Jumping directly to descriptions of settings or commands is not possible
- Clicking on Cinema 4D project files will not open them directly in Cinema 4D but will save them at the location defined by your browser
The table of contents can be found in the left column, through which you can easily navigate. The directory tree can be expanded or closed by clicking on the +/- icons.
This can also be done using your keyboard using the Up and Down arrows to navigate vertically and the Left and Right keys to expand and close the directory tree (press the Return key to display the respective pages).
A button is located between the columns that can be used to show or hide the table of contents.
In the text area you can use the Left/Right cursor keys to page back-and-forth (the text area (at right) first has to be activated by clicking on it).
On mobile devices, two buttons will appear with which you can page forward or back.
Language and version selection
- Product selection: Select the version for which you want the help to work and all functions that are not part of that version will automatically be grayed out. The product versions that offer a particular function will be displayed (an overview of which functions are included in which version can be found at www.maxon.net/comparison).
- Language selection: Select the language in which you want to use the online help here.
- Search function: see next section.
At the top right you will find a search field in which you can enter a search term.
The following logical operators can be used:
- AND: e.g., render AND shader. All pages will be found that contain both render and shader. An identical search will result if multiple terms are entered into the search field. The AND search will then automatically take place.
- OR: e.g., render OR shader. All pages will be found that contain one or the other term.
- NOT: e.g., render NOT shader. All pages wil lbe found that contain the term render. Pages that also contain the term shader will be omitted.
The search results will be displayed with a brief excerpt from the respective page. Click on the blue text to go to the selected page. The search term will be highlighted on that page as well.