• Most plugins come as a simple zip file, which contains everything the plugin needs.
  • All you need to do, is extract the zip file to your plugins folder, and restart Cinema4D.

Some important things to remember:

  • In some cases you might need to extract a plugin to your user/plugins folder. This is apparently Maxons preferred plugin location now. 
  • You can find the user plugins folder by navigating to your preferences and in the bottom left corner of that prefs dialog, there is a button to show your C4D user folder in explorer (or finder)
  • Since R15 it is now recommended, that you install your plugins in prefs/plugins as apposed to app/plugins.

  • Cineware (C4DLite) does not support plugins !