Menu Reference

These are the entries in the 'Cycles 4D' menu in the Cinema 4D menu bar.

Camera

This will create a new Cinema 4D Camera object and automatically add a cyCamera tag to it. It is a convenience function for the user; you can also create a Camera in the usual way and add a cyCamera tag to it from the Cycles 4D tags sub-menu in the object manager.

cyEnvironment

This option creates a cyEnvironment object and, since the object has no use without an added material, will also create a Background material and add it to the object.

Light

This will create a new Cinema 4D Light object and automatically add a cyLight tag to it. It is a convenience function for the user; you can also create a Light in the usual way and add a cyLight tag to it from the Cycles 4D tags sub-menu in the object manager.

Bake...

This will open the Cycles 4D material baking window, allowing you to bake a Cycles 4D material to a bitmap. For details of the bake options, and how to bake a material, please see How To: Bake a Cycles 4D Material to a Texture Map.

Convert Materials

This menu command will convert a Cinema 4D standard material into a Cycles 4D material. For details, see the Cycles 4D Materials page.

Node Editor...

Opens the Node Editor window. If a Cycles 4D material is selected in the material manager the node tree of that material will be shown in the editor.

Real-Time Preview...

Opens the Real-Time Preview window.

About...

Displays a splash screen with the current version number and date of the installed copy of Cycles 4D.

Change Serial Number...

Opens the serial number dialog box allowing you to change the serial number of your licence, should you need to do that. See Managing Licences and Serial Numbers for details.

License Manager...

Opens the Cycles 4D License Manager. See Managing Licences and Serial Numbers for details.

Report Bug...

Opens the Cycles 4D Bug Reporter Dialog Box. See Reporting Bugs for more details.

Updater...

Opens the Cycles 4D Updater window. See Updating Cycles 4D for more details.

Contact Support...

Opens the Cycles 4D support website.

Forum Support...

Opens the Cycles 4D forum at http://forum.cycles4d.net/ in your default web browser.

Help...

Opens the Cycles 4D Reference Documentation in your default web browser. Note that the manual is held on-line so the your machine must be able to access the internet to use the manual.

INSYDIUM...

Opens our main website in you default web browser.

Tutorials...

Opens the Cycles 4D Video Manual in your default web browser.