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How To Install CS Tools in Cinema 4D Version 11 83 Comments


Today, I go though the process of installing the CS Tools in Cinema 4D v11. The process is MUCH different that in previous versions. I also use a plugin and show you how to add new elements to your interface to make adding the CS Tools to your scene even easier.



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  1. I get an error “There are no library locations defined for this command. Would you like to open the settings dialog?” I choose yes, and the settings show folder 1 pointing to my object folder with CSTOOLS installed…any ideas to why this is happening?

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  2. Scout

    Ah ha! Spoke too soon. I named the folder in the Library folder “objects” instead of “object” and that made the difference.

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  3. I too am also getting:

    “There are no library locations defined for this command. Would you like to open the settings dialog?”

    Same as Ben above…

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  4. Tyler

    Would be really awesome if you did a tutorial on importing C4D scene and camera data into AE and vice versa.
    It’s one of the things that would be very handy, but info is scarcely available online on exactly how it’s done.

    Thanks for this btw, been trying to figure this out for a while now.

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    • check c4dcafe, they have a monitor wall or something along those lines with all the info. i also believe cineversity has some poorly narated tutorials on this topic for free too. although it’s practically impossible to understand what the person is saying.

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  5. Hi Nick,
    You often ask what other things we thought maybe you could do a tutorial on. Well, I’m lousy at all things “typography.” So anything and everything you could share on that topic would be greatly appreciated. I know it’s pretty broad, but I guess if you could talk about workflow and things to think about and resources, as well as client expectations, or what “IN” and what’s “OUT” would be great. Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!

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  6. nice, Before this I just saves Cstools folder as a Favorite in the Content browser. I like this way better. Are there more tuts anywhere on the net on uses of the olx.8 plugin?

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  7. vjorchid

    i love your tutorials and i love you!
    you are soooo hot!!!!!!!!!!!
    cs tools its very cool for beginers in cinema 4d.
    any chance to make more videotutorials?
    like particicle? how change the shape of the particles and more?
    please handsome boy !

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  8. I didnt find any object folder using this path:
    MAXON/Cinema 4D/Library/Objects

    no objects folder only Maxon/cinema 4d/library but no objects folder… any suggestions?

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    • Jason

      If you can’t figure out something this simple. That there is no hope for you.

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  9. Your tutorials are great.I have little time to search this stuff out and I wouldn’t know where to begin sometimes. Fell free to get intermediate or advanced on us. I could use some help figuring out the new timeline on C4d 11. Layers, NLA etc. There are some big changes that need gorilla explanations.

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    • Nathan

      I have had some problems with using Merge Object. It brings in the objects but it would appear that the linking in expresso is all broken. If I use merge document instead it seems to work okay, Is there something I am missing?

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  10. Nathan

    EDIT (sorry to accidentally use reply button earlier)
    I have had some problems with using Merge Object. It brings in the objects but it would appear that the linking in expresso is all broken. If I use merge document instead it seems to work okay, Is there something I am missing?

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  11. crappy vids

    u can barely fuckin make out these videos. i detest embedded flash videos. use better quality

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    • whatever

      you’re an idiot. Then dont’ watch them and go make your own. Let see what you got.

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  12. Question,
    Just found CS tools. Great stuff! I am using the Ambient light preset..I like the look and want to keep it but, .why is my render taking ridiculously long? I mean, like days.

    Thanks

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  13. Nick, Took all but 5 minutes…Good on you.
    I had no problem making out the videos.
    As for the Crappy Vids…comment above…
    some people just don’t get it.
    I think the size of the tutorial goes great with the price…Free info from the Gorilla!

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  14. Cameron Kalka

    i am in dire need for the zygote models, otto and meg, that i have used in release 8 of C4D

    i currently have release 11,

    can someone please help me,

    if you wish to help me privately instead of publicly,
    chaosalbedo@yahoo.com

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  15. mauro

    Personally I just use the content browser. I saved into favs the cs tools folder and the I right click on the tool and merge. Ok…no button…same result.

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  16. Michael

    Hey everybody

    I`m using c4d r11.5 and i try to install the olx plugin (R11.5) but with no sucess. I unzip the olx folder to my plugins folder but when i start cinema i can`t see the olx plugin in the plugin menu. What do i wrong?

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    • same here. Im on pc using 11.5 64bit, I dled the 11.5 olx, but I cant figure out if it only works in a 32 bit version of C4D. Is that the case? if your on 64bit, are you locked out? Any thoughts?

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  17. Hi there – found your site today via psdtuts and just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for your amazing tutorials and walkthroughs, I love what you’re doing here. This CS tools walkthrough was like getting loads of new toys for free. Brilliant! Thanks again.

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  18. Stephen M.

    hey!! guys i need some help!!! i cant find the exactly place to install the OLX.. because i put into the plugin folder and not work.. can somebody tell me where i need to put the olx folder into the Cinema4d??? please…

    Thank U!

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  19. For anyone else out there who is having problems. This is how its done on 11.5

    a) after you download OLX unzip it and drop it into the plugins folder like GrayScaleGorilla explained in his video aka (YourHardDrive/Applications/Maxon/Cinema 4d r11.5/plugins/OLX 1.8

    b) run C4d go to the plugins window ex “Windows/Plugins/OLX 1.8 in settings under the tab Load Document and MergeScene locate your CSTools folder (does not matter were you put this folder)”

    c) Do like GrayScaleGorilla exampled in his video for placing the Icon on the top menu bar.

    I know this is a repeat of GrayScaleGorilla install tutorial but my issue was I had to show the path to the CSTools in MergeScene not just Load document.

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  20. Hey all, anyone who is still having problems installing the OLX plugin for Cinema4D R11.5 and it won’t show up in the Plugins window…

    I have figured out one possible solution to the issue. I personally like to keep the applications that come with OS X separated from the ones I install, by putting them into a applications folder in your users home folder (i.e /user/home/applications) instead of where the applications normally lie (i.e. /applications.)

    The OLX plugin will NOT show up in the plugin menu if you have your Cinema 4D install anywhere except for the normal /applications folder on your main hard drive.

    Hope this helps!

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  21. Shaun Fritts

    Hey nick, I’ve been wanting to do this for a while but I just can’t seem to get it to work right. After I click the palette button it just saying something along the lines of “No document specified, Please choose document.” and it brings up the olx menu.

    Are those files for mac only? Because I’m on pc.

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  22. Garcia

    Hey man, great site and videos! I just started using C4D and I got to say its by far the easiest 3D program I’ve used.
    I have a small problem when using CSTOOLS, Im currently running C4D version 11.5 and all of the CSTOOLS show up fine, but they dont necessarily work properly. for example, if I drag easycam, some of the properties that allow you to lock a camera do not show up. Or if I use one of the lights, the scale, rotation and other parameters do not work at all.
    I’ve followed your tutorial on how to install CSTOOLS, but I cannot get them to work properly. any help would be appreciated !!

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  23. Hey Gorilla, how are you?-I just installed C4D V11.5, and I can not seem to install the CS tools, I followed your directions, but there is no “merg. doc” option in palette window-when I click on my newly created icon, it says, ” there are no library locations defined for this command, can you please help?, thank you, CZ

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  24. Dr. Krish

    Hi, in flux daylight 2 tutorial you refered to a web site like hypher.tv or the like. could you also provide the link as part of tutorial please.
    Thank you
    krish

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    • OLX 1.8 does not appear to be 64-bit compatible yet. On the Mac, select the application and ‘get info’, check ‘open in 32-bit mode’ and then open C4D, wha-la it’s there. Spent a long time trying to figure this out, really upsetting. Had the same issue with some other plug-ins such as Roll-it and an older version of Vue X-Stream.

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  25. Hello there Nick!
    Thanks a lot for this info and how to install it! very helpful… ! as always looking forward for ur interesting ideas !!

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  26. Does anyone know where I can get cinema 4d 11.5 portable because I cant find it?

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  27. Thanks Gorilla,
    Worked on my 11.5, 64bit c4d :)

    One tricky thing was that i had to make a folder “object” too in my library…

    didnt work with the folder i made called “CS Tools” maybe because of capital letters, space? hmm not sure, maybe because you cant create whatever folder you want in the library…

    thanks again

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  28. Hi, Nick.

    I got to install the OLX 1.8 plugin and got it to point towards the object folder.
    The problem I’m having is that it won’t let me put the “OLX Merge Document” with the other palettes. Would be cool if you knew a solution for that.
    I’m running C4D R12 64-bit.
    Thanks anyways.

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  29. is there a way to save layouts or personal
    render settings in a folder inside cinema 4d
    directory?
    apparently there`s no way to find out
    user settings inside cinema 4d folders
    structure.
    thanks.

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    • zkywalker

      I just found these and want to try it in C4D R13, will it work? Sorry I’m bit behind… Hey Gorilla I think you’re very cute!

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  30. slav

    Hey people, i have the C4D R14 student version. Any chances this plugin thing works on it?
    There isnt a R14 OLX Plugin in biomekk.com and i dont want to fuck up and have to reinstall, so i thought ill ask first.

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  31. Saffia

    hey i have the same question as slav if someone can please respond. only thing is i dont have the student version. it probably doesnt make a difference for installing cstools

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  32. Pugita

    Why work only thickness in 3Dstroke CSTools? Length,Taperfalloff and offset doesn`t work :(
    I have R13 and I use content browser…

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  33. do you know you are the most? A big thanks from Buenos Aires, argentina! I’m new in C4D but with your tutorials i’m very excited about all this stuff you post! and i want to learn more and more! thank you very very much!!!

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  34. Pedro

    HI,

    I wonder how do I install CSTools in C4D R14?
    Does anybody can HELP me please?

    thanks

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  35. Klara

    I don’t know if it’s just me or if everybody else experiencing problems with your blog. It looks like some of the text on your content are running off the screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them as well? This could be a issue with my web browser because I’ve had this happen previously. Cheers

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  36. Dave

    I’m having trouble installing these tools on R15.

    Anyone else?

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