Cinema 4D Cinema 4D Prime Create Menu Objects Guide Object
Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D
Guide Object

Basic Coord. Object

Object Properties



The default guideline Type is Line.


A guide Plane can be created from any guide Line when you select Plane (this can also be done interactively using the Guide Tool).

The guide Plane has three Handles (and a different icon in the Object Manager).

Depending on the active tool, they work as follows:

You can also simply create guidelines by running the cursor along both edges that border the corner with no Handle until red points appear. Here you can pull out parallel guidelines that will be made Child objects of the guide Plane. This way you can create additional basic working planes, if necessary.

Line Mode

A guide Line can have an Infinite length in either direction, can stretch in only one direction starting from a defined point (Halfline, or it can be created as a Segment with a starting and an end point.

Spatial Mode

Axis Centered

Only available if Type is set to Plane and Spatial Mode is enabled. The three guidelines will be centered and thus made symmetrical.