Monday, 10 December 2018
With the creation of our Bridge, we have been able to get the full set of Cactus Dan’s CD Tools working within Cinema 4D versions R14 – S24.
Please download and enjoy CD Tools and the user manuals for FREE:
Daniel K. Libisch AKA “Cactus Dan” created a set of plug-ins for Cinema 4D called CD Tools. These plug-ins were invaluable for character rigging within Cinema 4D. Cactus Dan had a fantastic personality, he was in love with the cowboy lifestyle and spent his last few years exploring the Utah desert on horseback, taking in the sights and making the most of life.
Dan was completely self-taught. He taught himself programming, calculus, matrix maths, PHP and all the ins and outs of Cinema 4D to create these plugins and live the life he always wanted.
Dan had always wanted to live self-sufficiently, and the sales of CD Tools enabled him to do this. The last few years of his life seemed to be his happiest, as one his best friends mention ‘he had finally found his home’.
Cactus Dan passed away September 20th 2016 at Castleview Hospital, Utah aged 61. Dan never seemed to dream of being rich. His drive was the ability to live the way he’d managed to; self-sufficiently, with stunning views and a little pasture for his horses.
There will be community support provided for CD Tools via Discord.
I highly recommend anyone using X-Particles to use it in tandem with Cycles 4D. The bridge between the two allows for some amazing effects and control over the appearance of your particle systems. Being a regular Cinema 4D user also meant that Cycles 4D was fairly easy to pick up and integrate into our workflow. - Matthew Encina Blind.com
Cycles 4d is the render engine I’ve always wanted to have as a C4D artist. It’s a feature rich engine that doesn’t ask you to change the way you work to get the render you want. You can render entirely procedurally, or with image textures. It doesn’t feel like a plug-in at all, it feels like an update. - Casey Hupke
I find this is the absolute go-to anytime that I want to do anything with particles… There are so many possibilities and great looks you can achieve with even just some really simple setups - Mike “Beeple” Winkelman
Playing with TP and Xpresso is a thing of the past for me now. - Ash Thorp
Territory use X-Particles a lot when it comes to detailed simulations for feature film UI. The ease of use means we can turn work around quickly without sacrificing a demanding quality bar - David Sheldon-Hicks / Founder and creative director / Territory Studio
Designer-friendly and technically advanced, simply powerful and art direction-able, X-Particles is an integral tool of my workflow, always impressed how Insydium are constantly developing and refining the most important toolset for Cinema 4D. - Motion Designer; Director; Brett Morris
X-Particles is an essential tool in my creative workflow - whether it be for creating daily images or commercial client projects. It allows me to quickly and intuitively throw together visual concepts or drill down into more complex, technical setups. The integrated interactive and video manual are outstanding, and if you can’t get the answers there, the support team are personal and very quick to help out. - Joey Camacho, Raw & Rendered