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Current version
le book 0.12.0-0000

Installation

  1. le book is a Cinema 4D asset. That means, you must have installed at least Cinema 4D R18. Your Cinema 4D version should include the MoGraph module, the physical renderer and the character toolset. This includes the versions “Studio“ and the student version. From Cinema 4D R21 on, this is the only version you will get from Maxon, so you don’t have to worry about that.
    After downloading the file you unzip it (e.g. with The Unarchiver) and open the project file.
     
  2. The Object Manager (provided you use the standard view of Cinema 4D: top right) hosts a single object with the name “le book”. Click on it. It is the only object that you need to make all settings.
     
  3. The Attribute Manager (provided you use the standard view of Cinema 4D: bottom right) now provides all available settings. You can ignore the tabs “Basic”, „Coordinate” and „Object“.

You will find detailled informations on the available settings here:

Book
Scene
Camera
Lighting
Render

le book – Quickstart Guide

Changelog

0.12.0-0000
– le book is now compatible with Cinema 4D R21

0.11.0-0004
– le book is now free to use for both personal and commercial use.

0.11.0-0003
– Default Editor quality set to low due to bug in macOS OpenGL implementation

0.11.0-0002
– Updates due to an update of Cinema 4D R20’s Python Version

0.11.0-0001
– Added notification if your version is out of date, available at „README / …“ or at startup, only if your version is registered already
– Highlight and reflection position in one setting
– Serverbased licensing system

0.10.2-0004
– Due to a faulty and often outdated OpenGL stack under Mac OS X Enhanced OpenGL is switched off when editor quality is set to low.

0.10.2-0003
– several Bugfixes, including a bug where the texture on the spine of a hardcover book was vertically and horizontally flipped

0.10.2-0002
– several Bugfixes

0.10.2-0001
– added multi language support for german and english

0.10.1-0002
– proper floor Material tiling and resizing

0.10.1-0001
– added Covers for opened softcover and saddle stitched book in case you want to use a reflective floor material
– added Option to control Ambient Lighting Intensity

0.10.0-0012
– several Bugfixes

0.10.0-0011
– Added optional a-Lineation to Softcover
– Added optional automatic file numbering to not overwrite existing renderings
– Added Camerapresets for Covershots
– Forced Basedraw update in case of applying complete presets
– Previews are no longer saved to disk

0.10.0-0009
First RC