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

Navigating the Structure manager


To select a row, click the row’s left column (the Point or Polygon column). To select multiple rows, click the first row that you want to select then Shift+ click the remaining rows that you want to select. To remove a row from the selection, Shift + Ctrl + click the row again. Pressing the Shift key and clicking on an element again will deselect the respective element.

Selection Frame

Click on a cell to select it. You can also change which cell is selected by using the cursor keys or the tab key and Shift-Tab. Press Home to change the selection to the first row or End to change the selection to the last row (the same column will be selected).

If you have a small Apple USB keyboard with no End key, press the + key on the numeric keyboard instead to change the selection to the last row.

To move the selection up or down a page, press the Page Up or Page Down key. To select a cell and enter edit mode, double-click the cell. Once in edit mode, you can move cells while still in edit mode using tab to go right, Shift+Tab to go left, cursor up to go up, and cursor down to go down. To enter a value while in edit mode, enter the desired value and press Return. If you make a change and press Esc before pressing Enter to apply the change, the previous value is restored.

Drag & Drop

You can drag elements within the Structure manager to a new position to change their order. For example, if a Spline object and the Points tool are selected, you can Drag & drop the bottom-most point to above the top point to make what was the last point become the first point. While you drag, a red frame indicates where the dragged element will be placed if you release the mouse button in this position.

To copy the content of one cell to another, hold down Shift and drag the cell of the value that you want to copy and drop this onto the cell which you want to receive the copied value.