Hey thanks for the reply.
Actually, I’m not really concerned whether it’s outdated or not. As long as I can import it into Cinema 4D program I have.
It’s just that I had an old copy of Cinema 4D 8XL handed to me, so I decided to install it and try it out. It works on any old PowerMac and even the new Intel platform. Remarkably, the interface looks very similar to the new versions and still accepts older plug-ins out there.
So my real objective is to import Vectorworks drawings and render them in Cinema 4D. It doesn’t matter how old the thing is, as long as I can render 3d architectural floor plans.
I think the new version of Vectorworks is essentially VW plus the render engine of a “light” version of Cinema 4D thrown in. Other than some walkthrough or basic animation capabilities, I’m not really interested in all these advanced features. I just want a nice rendering engine that takes scaled plans and produces good output which exceeds the quality of the Renderworks engine inside VectorWorks.
Apparently, there was a plug-in that worked very well with version 7 and 8. It’s talked about in this website:
And here’s what it looked like:
The VectorWorks CD Plug-In. This includes textures, and some examples. VectorWorks is a CAD based program where you can design, and create real things. For example, when making cars, CAD is used to design and displaying lengths, etc. This is what VectorWorks does and will be covered in a different review…For now here are some examples of CAD created work.
And its compatibility is mentioned on a French Cinema 4D website. Roughly translated it states:
VectorWorks eXchange R1
The plugin export functions with VectorWorks 9 et 10.
The plugin import functions with CINEMA 4D Release 7, Release 8 and Release 9.
That version is not available commercially anymore.
So if you or anyone else knows about it or where it can be found or purchased, I’d appreciate it.
Thanks very much