C4D Plugin: Image2Plane

Hey every­one, I’m here with an update.  I’ve teamed up with my buddy Joren over at thepixellab.net to bring a more offi­cial release to my plu­gin Image2Plane. It lets you import a file or folder of files(as many as your com­puter or video card can han­dle) into Cin­ema 4D and puts the image/video(s) into a mate­r­ial and onto a plane resized to the size of the file. It’s pretty quick too, it will do around 300 files in 10–15 sec­onds. I think the plu­gin is pretty straight for­ward but I rec­om­mend watch­ing the tuto­r­ial here or Jorens tuto­r­ial on his site for the full how-to. It works in R13 and up Mac and PC.

Instead of get­ting it here you can now get it over at The Pixel Lab web­site: http://www.thepixellab.net/introducing-image2plane-c4d-plugin

And the best part is no more wait­ing for me to email it to you, it will arrive instantly!

24 Responses

  1. Hey buddy, con­grats for the plu­gin. I’ve just payed a cof­fee for you, please send me the plu­gin as fast as pos­si­ble, I’m very anx­ious to play with.



  2. Blair Walker says:

    Hey Man looks great. I’ve brought you a cof­fee look­ing for­ward to receiv­ing the plugin.

  3. hainesaj says:

    To any­one won­der­ing where their plu­gin is, remem­ber to allow some time for it to show up. The process is not auto­mated. Although I hope to make things more auto­mated next time around. You will get it I promise you. It will usu­ally arrive within an hour on week­days, but if its after mid­night in cen­tral time Amer­ica you may have to wait sev­eral hours. Sorry I know this is a pain, but please be patient. If you haven’t received your plu­gin within 12 hours please email me. Thank you all, and enjoy!

  4. David Baril says:

    I received the plu­gin quickly. And it rocked. You, sir, are going to save me min­utes of work every sin­gle day!

    Have another coffee!

    Gen­er­ated Plane sub­di­vi­sion Man­age­ment (fixed sub­div, no sub­div, pro­por­tional subdiv)

  5. hainesaj says:

    Wow, that’s very gen­er­ous David! Glad to hear you’re lik­ing it so much. I use it every day too! I did think of adding an option like that, but wasn’t sure it was com­pletely nec­es­sary or not. I’ll make a note to look at that in a future update. Thank you for your sug­ges­tion and generosity!

  6. Gem says:

    Enjoy the cof­fee … well deserved …

    I love inex­pen­sive & pow­er­ful stuff like this … looks like a great plu­gin … will come in handy I know …


  7. Dave says:

    I just bought you coffee.…how could you pass this up? Great time saver.

    Any thoughts around the added option to force each image to a fixed plane size (both height and width) as an option to scal­ing the image to a max height.

    Other options — par­tic­u­larly if you are sloppy about how you man­age your tex­tures like me — is the option to not only select by file type but also min­i­mum or max­i­mum image size. For exam­ple select only images that are 1920 pix­els or more wide. You would hate to import a huge amount of images, get it all set up and ren­der and then find out that there was this low res­o­lu­tion blip in the mid­dle. This would also be required if you were to add the option to force a plane size in my pre­vi­ous suggestion.

    Over­all though…great stuff and thank you!

  8. hainesaj says:

    Thanks Dave! great sug­ges­tions, I never thought of a lim­it­ing the selec­tion by image size. I can see the ben­e­fit for sure. I can also see how forc­ing a fixed plane size would be nice too, but curi­ous why you would want to set the height AND width. Wouldn’t set­ting just one dimen­sion and have the image scale pro­por­tion­ally be enough? Also thanks to every­one else for all the pos­i­tive feedback!

  9. Dave says:

    I guess my logic behind con­trol­ling both the height and width of the image plan is to pro­vide max­i­mum flex­i­bil­ity par­tic­u­larly if you were using mul­ti­ple images as part of an object cloner. Maybe this is a bad exam­ple, but say you had a whole direc­tory of var­i­ous room inte­rior images and you wanted to use these images to cre­ate a sky­scraper as seen at night. Well, each image would have to con­form to the exact win­dow size used in the sky­scraper model. I am sure there are bet­ter ideas out there, but per­haps you could write so that if one of the two dimen­sions in NOT pro­vided, then the miss­ing dimen­sion is defined by the aspect ratio of the image itself using the dimen­sion that is provided.

  10. Shalom Ormsby says:

    Looks awe­some — par­tic­u­larly for peo­ple com­ing into C4D from the pho­tog­ra­phy world, like myself. I donated and am stoked to put this to use on my cur­rent project.

  11. Izzy says:

    Cof­fee sent:)
    Can’t wait to use this on a cur­rent client project:)

  12. Rene says:

    Hey AJ,

    I have seen the video and I can’t wait to use the plu­gin. Cof­fee sent :)

    Thanks Rene!

  13. gonzohot says:

    Nice plu­gin: seems very use­full…
    Can’t wait to test it!
    Con­grats dude !

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