Target 4D

  • Compatibility Cinema 4d
    Please check exact version compatibility under the "COMPATIBILITY" tab below

Author: Mike Udin

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Quick Overview

Fast and easy way to move or copy selected objects onto any surface in Cinema 4D!



Target 4D is a Cinema 4D R14 and higher plug-in designed to move or copy selected objects onto the geometry surface of other scene objects. This tool is absolutely suitable for interior and exterior architectural use and will save you a lot of time!


  • Place or copy objects onto any surface.
  • Quickly switch between active objects using hot keys.
  • Use advanced copy modes: random, along the line, by the grid.
  • Interactive interface for quickly changing the brush size and grid shape.
  • Use Bounding Box option to detect the dimensions of the geometry and place object correctly.
  • Snapping. Quickly place objects to the center of the polygon, faces or vertices.
  • Flexible settings help you cope with various situations: orientation inversion, selected polygons, etc.

Version 1.1 Changes

  • NEW: Cinema 4D R19 compatibility.
  • NEW: Automatic axis direction detection based on polygon normal and camera position.
  • NEW: Auto orientation (+Y,-Y,-Z). Target 4D detects surface normal angle and automatically choose relevant orientation. Best for using to place objects on vertical and horizontal surfaces like a floor, walls and ceiling.
  • NEW: New Quick Options Menu on pressing Escape button. Easy to selecting between active objects and placing modes. No need to back to main options window for quickly changing some parameters.
  • NEW: Referenced Layer option. Now you can apply layer to copies getted from the copied object.
  • Fixed: Crash after using interactive options.
  • Enchanced: Speed improvement of detecting objects Bounding Box.
  • Enchanced: Improvement of detecting Instance object surface.
  • Other bugs fixes and improvements.

Fast and easy

Just click on the surface and the plug-in will move or copy the object to the right place!

Just click on the surface and the plug-in will move or copy the object to the right place!

New awesome tool for your workflow

New awesome tool
Now the daily work ceases to be routine! Target 4D will save you from having to accurately adjust objects to each other constantly switching between different views and projections.

Advanced copy capabilities

Create multiple copies on the surface in a few clicks! Advanced copy capabilities Copy by the grid with random transformation Advanced copy capabilities Copy by line Advanced copy capabilities

How to install plugin

Unpack archive with installation files to here:

c:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\MAXON\CINEMA 4D (version whatever)\plugins\

If you are on a Mac just go to Applications > Maxon > Cinema 4D (version whatever) > plugins\

Restart Cinema 4D.


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