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IMPORT FROM RHINO TO C4D

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ghita    1

Hi there,

I'm trying to export a rhino file into cinema 4D.

Exporting it as a OBJ works fine, the only problem is that for some reason when it opens the file in Cinema 4D my layers get split into literally a thousand of separate layers (more than 50 thousands..), and same if I save the objects as groups...

Someone that can help me out?

Thank you!

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arail    22

One thing that helps is to name everything in Properties.

I haven't tried this but I'm told it's pretty good:

http://www.rhino.io/

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  • On ‎20‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 5:22 PM, magiclight said:

    Does it happen even if you have the Splitting option set to "Combine" ?

    Unfortunately when I select 'Combine' it merges all the layers in one... I tried all the different import options but nothing seems to work... I am now connecting the layers in C4D, even if it is going to take me a while it seems like the only way...

    On ‎20‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 5:22 PM, magiclight said:

    Does it happen even if you have the Splitting option set to "Combine" ?

     

    On ‎21‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 2:25 AM, arail said:

    One thing that helps is to name everything in Properties.

    I haven't tried this but I'm told it's pretty good:

    http://www.rhino.io/

    Already tried naming each object...

    I was hoping to find a free way to solve my issue without having to buy additional plug ins.. thanks anyway!

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    arail    22

    I think this leads to another question - is there a way to make the object manager arrange items alphabetically? Maybe I'll pose that question in the main forum also.

    I name my geometry before exporting. So all the parts of an item, let's say a roof, are all named Roof. But C4D doesn't see it as a group and if there are 30 parts to the roof I end up with 30 different items called Roof in the object manager. Selecting them all and making them a group would be a lot easier if the object manager arranged them all alphabetically so all of the items called Roof were together. 

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    magiclight    1

    If you get many objects with the same material you could try grouping by material and see if you could get it down a bit that way, could of course cause objects that use same material to be merged even if they should not be, but you said you tried all combinations so I guess that is not the way to go.

    have you tried some other format and see if that will do a better job maybe ? if I remember correct Rhino can export LWO (Lightwave files), you could try that maybe ?

     

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  • On ‎21‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 2:25 AM, arail said:

    One thing that helps is to name everything in Properties.

    I haven't tried this but I'm told it's pretty good:

    http://www.rhino.io/

    thank you for the tip!

    I had a look and it seems like a possible solution, do you happen to know if with this plug in I can overcome the issue of having so many layers?

    thanks!

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