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

View Menu

As Icons
As List

Use this option to define how elements should be displayed in the content window. The same result can be achieved by using View As in the context menu.

The Content Browser remembers the settings (and icon size) for all folders and no longer has to have this defined, as was the case with versions prior to Cinema R13.

Sort By

Select the criteria by which files and folders (Show Folders First option in the Content Browser settings deactivated) will be displayed.

Available criteria are:


Updates the Content Browser view.

Search Bar

Use this option to display or hide the search list. You can also click on the search icon at the top right of the window.

The following menu items are filter options which can be activated or deactivated by clicking on them:

Cinema 4D Project Files
Other 3D Project Files
Other Known File Formats
Unknown File Formats

For example, Other 3D Scene Files include *.obj files; Other Known File Formats include *.wav files; Unknown File Formats include all formats that are not recognized by Cinema 4D, e.g., text files and files from foreign applications.