Cinema 4D Prime Object Manager Tags Menu Cinema 4D Tags Protection Tag
Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D
Protection Tag

Basic Tag

Tag Properties

All coordinate axes will behave according to the world coordinate system.


Here you can protect or restrict Position, Size and Rotation.


The tag’s function for a given parameter will be turned off.


The tag’s function can be turned off for a specific parameter.


The tag’s function can be turned off or restricted for a specific parameter.

X,Y,Z, Min, Max

Use these options and values to define precisely if and for which axis objects can be modified. The Min and Max values define the range within which objects can move, rotate or be scaled.

Allow Expressions

Enabling this option lets expressions/tags (e.g., XPresso, Rigid Body tags (Dynamics), etc., as well as keyframe animations) be executed with a higher priority than the Protection tag.

Allow Viewport Duplication

When in Use Object or Use Model mode, objects can be duplicated by Cmd/Ctrl+clicking on them. This can be prevented by enabling this option in the Protection tag. This option applies only to objects that are selected (a Child object whose Allow Viewport Duplication option is disabled will nevertheless be duplicated if its Parent object has this option enabled).