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

Online² Help


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

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:



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

Search function

Search dialog

At the top right you will find a search field in which you can enter a search term. Search suggestions will be displayed while you type your search term. An item from the list can be selected by clicking on it or by scrolling up or down using the directional arrows on your keyboard. Press the Return key to confirm your selection. The search results will be displayed in the window below.

You will find additional search functions displayed that let you fine-tune your search. You can add search terms that can be filtered using one of the three available options. A list of results will be displayed if one of the following is true:

The total number of results per page can also be defined using the Show setting (if this setting is changed you will again have to click on Search to display the search results accordingly).

Search results

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.

The search results are listed according to the number of hits per page. The top-most items on the list generally offer the best results.

Click on Next or a page number at the bottom of each page to navigate through the search result pages.