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A brief guide to installing your INSYDIUM plugin

A brief guide to installing your INSYDIUM plugin (PRODUCT)

When a plugin is installed in Cinema 4D, there are two possible locations. The first is the plugins folder in the same place as the Cinema 4D application itself. For Windows users this is generally in C:Program Files\MAXON\CINEMA 4D. For Mac users this is generally in /Applications.

The location of the Cinema 4D application on Windows

The location of the Cinema 4D application on Mac

The other location is in the user preferences folder. MAXON recommends this location because for security reasons both Windows and OSX protect the Program Files (or Applications) folders, and you may get an unsuccessful installation if you try to install a plugin there.

The user preferences folder on Windows

The user preferences folder on Mac

1. Run Cinema 4D and open the Edit menu:

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2. Click ‘Preferences’. This dialog box appears: *Note that the dialog box tells you where the user preferences folder is, and provides a handy button to open it.

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3. Click the ‘Open Preferences Folder…’ button. An Explorer (Finder on OSX) window will open at that location.

4. Unzip the downloaded zip file into the plugins folder in the user preferences folder.

5. Finally – and this is very important – if you are upgrading to a new version of the PRODUCT, you must remove any existing installation. Check in BOTH the user preferences plugins folder AND in the Cinema 4D application plugins folder, and delete any other folders containing the PRODUCT. If you don’t do this, Cinema 4D will try to load the PRODUCT twice and it doesn’t like that; most probably, neither installation will run.

That’s it. Do all the above and you will have installed your PRODUCT successfully!