Riptide Pro

Riptide Pro - $50.00 USD

(purchasing details and links are at the bottom of this page)
Product Details:

Riptide Pro is the enhanced commercial version of my popular (and free) Riptide Wavefront .obj file plugin for Maxon's Cinema 4D to extend it's .obj file Import/Export capabilities.

The Pro version was based on the feature-set of version 1.9 of the free plugin, but has been enhanced to include a multitude of new options and features along with some bug fixes and added stability along the way. A 30-day Free Trial version of the plugin is available in the downloads section (just enter DEMO as a license / registration key).

The original Riptide provided a good set of features and allowed a lot of flexibility not found in other implementations. Riptide Pro takes this idea to the next level, providing a host of new (and reworked) features, more flexibility and the ability to create 'Preset' configurations, allowing you to easily switch between setups for various conditions. You can think of Riptide Pro as 'Riptide on Steroids'.

The latest version even includes 'Multi-File' export options that can either split the scene up in various ways or export baked animation files (with sequenced filenames). With these options, you can also tell the plugin what to do when a duplicate filename is generated (overwrite, prompt, increment sequence, etc.).

For additional screen-shots and details, see the documentation links and Feature Comparison chart below.

Feature Comparison:

Below is a chart that details some of the differences between the Cinema 4D built-in Exporter (as of R10.5), Riptide Classic and Riptide Pro options...

  Cinema 4D Riptide Riptide Pro
Import Options:
 Import .obj files yes yes yes
 Import .mtl files No Yes Yes
 Option Presets No Last Used only Last Used, several pre-defined, plus unlimited user-created
 C4D R10+ Layer creation No No Yes
 Mesh Scaling Yes (Up, by a fractional value, which could change it to Down) Up only Up or Down
 Import Ngons Yes (always) Yes Yes
 Import Normals yes yes yes
 Import UV Coordinates Yes (always) Yes Yes
 Import Materials Nothing very usefull Yes Yes - with enhanced channel and texture control on a per-preset basis
 Import Groups No Yes Yes - including multi-grouped faces
 Import UVMapper Regions No Yes Yes
 Swap Y/Z Axis No No Yes
 Flip X Axis No No Yes
 Flip Z Axis Yes (always) Yes (always) Yes - as an Option
 Center Mesh Axis No No Yes
 Reverse Faces Yes (always) Yes Yes
 Flip UV Horiz/Vert Yes (always flips V) Yes Yes
 Adds Phong Tag Yes (always) Yes (always) Yes - as an Option, with settable angle, per-Preset
 
Line Segments:
 Convert to Ngons Yes (always) No Yes
 Convert to Splines No No Yes
 Spline Splitting No No Yes
 Spline Grouping No No Yes
 
Mesh Splitting:
 Split by Object Yes (always) No Yes
 Split by Group Yes (always) Yes Yes - also preserves Vertex-ordering
 Split by Region No Yes Yes
 Split by Material No Yes Yes
 
Export Options:
 Export .obj files yes yes yes
 Export .mtl files No Yes Yes
 Multi-File Exports No No Yes - including sequenced animations and scene-splitting options
 Option Presets No Last Used only Last Used, several pre-defined, plus unlimited user-created
 Mesh Scaling Yes (Down, by a fractional value, which could change it to Up) Down only Up or Down
 Export Faces (toggle) No Yes Yes
 Export Ngons Yes (always) Yes Yes
 Export Normals No Yes Yes
 Export UV Coordinates Yes (always) Yes Yes
 Export Materials Yes (but only one per mesh) Yes Yes
 Export Object Records No No Yes
 Export Groups Yes (one per mesh) Yes Yes - including multi-grouped faces
 Export UVMapper Regions No Yes Yes
 Flip X Axis No No Yes
 Flip Z Axis Yes (always) Yes (always) Yes - as an Option
 Swap Y/Z Axis No No Yes
 Multi-Grouped Faces No No Yes
 Reverse Faces Yes (always) Yes Yes
 Flip UV Horiz/Vert Yes (always flips V) Yes Yes
 
...to get the full story, you can view the online user documentation, which is also included with the plugin (and accessible through a menu).
 
 
Links:

As mentioned above, this plugin is is available from the downloads section (links below) - please note that there are separate packages available, depending on which version of Cinema 4D you are using (starting with R9.6). Both Mac (32-bit, Universal Binary) and PC (both 32-bit and 64-bit) plugins are included in the archive.
 
After installation, you will be prompted for a license / registration key. To activate the 30-day Free Trial period, just enter DEMO as a license / registration key.
 
 
 
Purchase Options:

Once the 30-day Free Trial period expires, you'll need to purchase a license key to continue using the plugin...

NOTE: Due to the nature of the plugin License Key (which can not be canceled, once issued), there is a NO REFUND policy - once I have e-mailed you the License Key, I can not refund your purchase (refunds can only be given before the license has been e-mailed). It is the customer's responsibility to use the 30-day free trial period to evaluate the software prior to purchasing a license.

License Server / Multi-user Licenses
If you are using MAXON's License Server or otherwise wish to purchase licenses for multiple users, please use the site Contact Form to send me an e-mail describing your setup, to receive additional informaion and/or a quote.

Stand-alone License
A regular, single-user, stand-alone license (when NOT connected to a License Server) can be purchased using one of the following methods:

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Riptide Pro - $50.00 USD



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Riptide Pro - $50.00 USD
 

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  • Your full name.
  • A working e-mail address.
  • Your Cinema 4D version
  • Your 11-digit Cinema 4D serial code (from the line marked 'CINEMA 4D' on the registration dialog)
 
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