Allplan users already know which advantages it has to offer for their daily workflow but as powerful as Allplan is, its comprehensive feature set can be enhanced even further: Cinema 4D contains a wide range of functions that not only enhance Allplan but can also be integrated seamlessly into the application.
Materials and Layers
Since Allplan can export files in the native Cinema 4D format, it’s easy to export individual objects or entire projects to Cinema 4D for rendering. Cinema 4D’s expansive material and surface design features can then be used to give objects a photorealistic look for great render results. An ingenious and easy-to-use material system makes it possible to easily create realistic-looking brick or wood surfaces. Using the material system’s Layer shader, materials can be layered like in Photoshop and can be arranged in any order desired.
Displacement and Normal shaders can also be used in Cinema 4D. A Normal shader can simulate an uneven surface using bitmaps or procedural shaders, whereas Displacement shaders actually modify the surface when rendered, allowing for incredibly detailed surfaces!
Whether the Allplan project you want to render in Cinema 4D is outdoors or indoors, the question remains, ‘how can life be added to the scene?’ Cinema 4D has a solution for this as well. Its Visualize and Studio versions offer comprehensive libraries containing objects from all aspects of everyday life: plants, buildings, furniture, household items, people and much more. Material libraries are also available that can be used to quickly texture any Allplan object imported into Cinema 4D.
The seamless connectivity between Allplan and Cinema 4D as well as the comprehensive Cinema 4D feature set that supplements Allplan are the perfect combination for outstanding results.
One of the Cinema 4D features that supplements Allplan is the Cinema 4D modelling toolset, which makes creating organic shapes much easier.
Allplan has its own set of modelling tools but the Cinema 4D toolset offers an entirely new range of possibilities. Subdivision Surfaces and numerous other tools make it possible to quickly and precisely create complex shapes and flowing designs. Since Allplan automatically recognises Cinema 4D files, these objects can be easily imported into Allplan when finished!
In addition to the normal import functions, Allplan also has a special function with which Cinema 4D models can be used to adapt Allplan building elements to new Cinema 4D shapes. For example, a roof can be created in Allplan and its shape subsequently modified to match that of an object created in Cinema 4D and imported into Allplan.