Cinema 4D Quick Tip 3 – Change Default Object Settings

February 13, 2014

In this Quick Tip, I will show you how to change the default settings for any default object. If you always find yourself changing the same default settings over and over again, this one is for you.

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  • thanks Nick

  • I always change the Phong Angle when I am using most of these objects. Is there a way to change the default on that? It appears that the “Set as Default” does not keep those settings.

  • I really like these quick tips….
    Just a little tip can save so much time….

    I am already looking forward on the next tip 🙂
    Thank you !!

  • Thanks for all the tutorials. They are priceless. How did you interlock the 5 Olympic Rings?

    Again, thank you for the tutorials

    Take care

  • Hey Nick,

    First of all – thanks for the great tutorials!

    I have an idea for a tutorial: I have seen this lamp called “Semai” ( and I wanted to recreate it in Cinema 4D using simulation tags. Further more, I wanted to animate it squeezing through the grid. The problem was that the object inside kept “swallowing” the bars. Any ideas?


  • Hello,

    I was watching the tutorial and I noticed than my selection display looks different, it doesn’t show the border of each selected object as in the video, I only get an square looking selection.

    Could someone tell me what setting should I change, please see the image to see the difference. >


  • Hey?Can you tell me how I can learn these tutorials

  • Good one! Was trying to figure out how to change the default material to not have specular. Thanks!

  • Great tip Nick! Thanks!
    I’m here from podcast 56 (about pranks) 😀

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