What is a .C4D File And How To Open It – MAXON Computer (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .c4d extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .c4d file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .C4D file?

The .C4D file extension is Cinema 4D Model File. This file extension belongs to the developer MAXON Computer. The file is a 3D images related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .c4d file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .C4D file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .C4D file on various operating systems.

How to open a .C4D file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .c4d file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: MAXON Cinema 4D, Unity Technologies Unity and Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .C4D file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .C4D file on Mac

To open the .c4d file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Unity Technologies Unity software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is MAXON Cinema 4D and Unity Technologies Unity.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .C4D file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Unity Technologies Unity software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .C4D file?

If you are still unable to open the .C4D file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .C4D file.c4k – RedWolf Design, .c4p – Codeweavers, .c93 – Interplay, .ca – Initial Telnet Cache, .caa – China National Knowledge Infrastructure. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .C4D file with the Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans, MAXON Cinema 4D, Unity Technologies Unity programs on Windows and Unity Technologies Unity, MAXON Cinema 4D programs on Mac.