There have been a few people who have offered a look at the Tools4D Vectorizer plugin for Cinema 4D. There is a reason for this.
A brief walkthru to generate outlines from images, movies or shaders in Cinema4D along with a few example techniques
There is a reason for this – The Vectorizer plugin not only offers significant improvement over the built in C4D Vectorizer, but it also does this consistently across various input types. Vectorizer Pro will create outlines from images, movies or even shaders in Cinema 4D.
Demafleez recently posted a look at using Vectorizer Pro for Cinema 4D that really shows the plugins versatility. Alan Demafiles (Demafleez) shows a few examples of what is possible with Vectorizer Pro, and there are some real eye-openers here.
Project 4D also did an overview showing how flexible using Vectorizer Pro is and offered a review, which can be seen below.
Vectorizer works in C4D with a procedural object, where the parameters can be modified, animated and controlled in realtime. You can even quickly link the resulting segments up to MoGraph or dynamics and animate the individual elements.
- Vectorizer Professional Plugin — for CINEMA 4D
- 64 Bit Mac and PC versions included
- Easily vectorize images, movies and shaders in realtime*
- Output splines, polygons and objects
- Filtering options
- Smoothing options
- Extrude polygon segments as objects for instant dynamics from images or shaders
- Generate awesome volumetric structures with the incorporation of MoGraph
- A full featured generator plugin, professionally written in c++
- A production ready plugin application, that allows for challenging and new results in your artwork
Vectorizer Pro can be purchased through CinemaPlugins.com for roughly $90.00, and comes with both Mac and PC 64 bit binaries included. Vectorizer Pro runs under Cinema 4D Studio, Prime, Broadcast, Visualize (all versions except Lite) and renders with C4D standard and physical raytracers, VRay (all versions) andOctan – C4D R13 or greater required. Check out Vectorizer Pro for Cinema 4D here.