Recently the C4DZone released the VertexMap Animator plugin for Cinema 4D which assisted with animating Vertex Maps in C4D that can be used along side the vertex map shader to create effects, and shortly after the release, VertexMap Animator 2.0 now adds the ability to convert a vertex map into a polygon selection.

Vertex Map Animator plugin with the new feature Automatic Convertion of vertex map to polygon selection

VertexMap Animator 2 also adds the ability to add a new Vertex Map Converter Tag, converting static or dynamic vertex maps providing the plugin to play better with Cinema 4D’s Thinking particles, Mograph, and Hair, while keeping the workflow for the plugin unchanged. If you purchased Vertex Map animator 1, the update is free, so check out the Vertex Map Animator 2 for Cinema 4D here.