Cinema 4D users can now access over 200,000 freely downloadable 3D models from Sketchfab using our new Cinema 4D Importer plugin.
The plugin uses our Download API to let you search Creative Commons licensed models from our community and download them directly into your Cinema 4D scene.
Models can be searched by keyword(s) or browsed. The addon then presents thumbnails of results and each one can be opened on Sketchfab.com for a full 3D preview if desired before downloading directly into Cinema 4D.
Materials and textures are also loaded in automatically and approximated as closely as possible. Animation is not supported yet. These models will import, but without animation data.
Access your own models too
In addition to downloadable models, Sketchfab PRO and above subscribers can also import their own models into a scene. These models can remain view-only or even private on sketchfab.com itself, so only you can access them. For more information see the announcement about this new option we made earlier today.
To search your own models, check the ‘My Models’ option in the search bar:
Installation and usage instruction
For more information and download, visit the Cinema 4D Importer page. This page also contains more detailed information about the current limitations for materials.