This Free Script Unlocks the C4D Viewport’s Hidden Rendering Power

April 26, 2018

This Filter Switch script gives you the ability to quickly preview your renders in the Cinema 4D viewport, and it’s free!

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to use this free script we developed to speed up your C4D workflow. (You’ll need Cinema 4D R19 or above to use this script.)

This Free Script Unlocks the C4D Viewport's Hidden Rendering Power - Filter Switch Feature

 


Download Filter Switch

Before you get started with the tutorial, download the free Filter Switch script by clicking on the button below. The download also includes a free scene file and GPU layout, which will be used in the tutorial below.

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Filter Switch Tutorial

Filter Switch helps with Physical Renderer, Standard Renderer, and OpenGL rendering workflows. You’ll be able to previz your scene, and get a beautiful version without a lot of render time.

Here’s a real-time comparison between using the Physical Renderer and using the Hardware OpenGL preview renderer with Filter Switch applied.

This Free Script Unlocks the C4D Viewport's Hidden Rendering Power - Filter Switch Comparison

The C4D viewport normally shows all of the applied filters, meaning that things like grids and axis controls are always visible. What Filter Switch does is allow you to turn off filters and use the Hardware OpenGL Renderer to show you a preview render in your viewport in seconds, rather than rendering for minutes.

This allows you to look at your animation, and immediately start making changes – just from getting a quick preview render.

Ready to start using the script? Dive into this tutorial and follow along with the install steps below.


Install Filter Switch C4D Script

After downloading the script above, you’ll want to install it in Cinema 4D (R19+).

Open the Edit menu and select Preferences. In the pop-up menu, select Open Preferences Folder…

This Free Script Unlocks the C4D Viewport's Hidden Rendering Power - Filter Switch Setup

Within the Cinema 4D folder, locate the Library folder, then the Scripts sub-folder.

Drag-and-drop the Filter Switch folder into the scripts folder.

This Free Script Unlocks the C4D Viewport's Hidden Rendering Power - Filter Switch Setup Script

Once installed, restart Cinema 4D.

After you’ve restarted C4D, select the Scripts menu in the main toolbar. Under User Scripts, you will find the Filter Switch menu and options.

This Free Script Unlocks the C4D Viewport's Hidden Rendering Power - Filter Switch Apply


Using the Filter Switch Script

Check out the full tutorial above to see how I use the Filter Switch script and setup my Hardware OpenGL settings. I’ll also show you how I pinned the Filter Switch icon to my C4D toolbar for easy access.

This Free Script Unlocks the C4D Viewport's Hidden Rendering Power - Render Settings


Looking for more free downloads? Check out our freebie page. Download our free layouts, presets, scripts, 3D models, and more!

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16 Comments
  • Email never arrives from download link.

  • Amazing!

    Thanks, GSG!

  • Thanks for developing what looks like a great script, but could you please post a direct download link as the email link never arrives.

  • Email has not arrived yet. Also, is there a version for R18? Thats all I got at the moment.

  • No email is being sent. Will this be available for R18?

  • Since several people have reported being unable to get the email link, why not post a direct link? I have tried the Filter Switch email request several times, plus the ones for the Texture Tools and Physical Renderer Layout, and never received any responses despite ensuring that any junk/spam filters are turned off. Older freebies with direct links, like Fisheye Lens and Candle Rig work fine.

    Thanks

  • ?ould you please post a direct download.
    Thanks for the script.

  • philippe gerard May 1, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    I ordered the script and still not back to my email, cordially

  • Just post a direct link FFS. Harvesting email addresses isn’t a good look.

  • downloaded, Installed. Worked the first time then nothing. Restarted Cinema several times but still not working.

  • I ordered the script but still got no email. O-oh….

  • Awesome script, but unfortunately the link is not working for me. Error “This site can’t be reached” is there any other ways to get the script.
    Thanks

  • Like many people here I’ve tried 5 times with different email adresses, checked spam folders but … nothing!
    Is it a joke?

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