I’ve always modified my C4D UI colours and layouts.
This is of course a highly subjective area and I’m not saying my UI is better. But I’ve always appreciated how customizable C4D UI can be and love to make changes to better suit my idea of a clean functional UI.
When i upgraded from R20 to S26 I was not a big fan of the UI. So I decided to modify it slightly. I tend to keep making changes based on findings as I work…but here is my first attempt at improving the new UI to better suit how I like to use C4D.
Here’s a screenshot showing the differences. Personally I do not like the purple accents or the overly dark UI…some of it appears to be hardcoded such as the purple accents on the layout tabs and the nasty looking purple shading to the selection drag box. The layout/icon/plugin placement is of course down to individual usage and requirements.
You can be the judge as to whether you prefer it or not.
Here is my R20 Scheme for anyone who is interested to see:
Considering it can take quite a long time to customize the UI. I figured why not share my findings and if anyone is interested I’d be happy to share my files/settings.
Some of the UI requires manual editing of Tiff files in the C4D directory.