5 Awesome FREE 3D rigs/plugins for Cinema 4D

I love Cinema 4D and I especially love ANYTHING that’s cool and FREE!

Here are 5 pre-rigged projects for Cinema 4D. I’ve personally used each of these.

Simplicity of use ranges, but no matter what, using these pre-rigs are absolute time and DEADLINE savers.



Roller Coaster 4D:







This is an amazing setup for creating roller coasters with real physics. It will take a few hours to learn and even after that, a few hours to set up, but the amount of time it would take to create from scratch is substantial.

The project includes one preset. The tutorial is good, but has NO sound, so be ready to watch a 40 minute silent video. It is clear and easy to comprehend, once you’ve watched the tutorial.

RollerCoaster 4D

Dochem Drost


Magic Book:

Magic Book







I love this plug in. It makes it quick and easy to create a realistic book. You have control over how the pages turn, whether images are on the front, back, or both sides of individual pages.

Magic Book

Here’s a tutorial from Pixel Lab that breaks it down.

Pixel Lab Tutorial


Arrow Toolkit:

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Another awesome set up. You can use presets or create your own splines as paths for these arrows.

Control over thickness, length, banking, tapering of arrow and the arrow head. I love this plugin.

Arrow Toolkit

Here’s another nice tutorial from Pixel Lab

Tutorial for Arrow Tookit


Bottle Maker:

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Another great and fairly easy plugin – here’s a link to tutorial and download via LesterBanks – you will have to register with EndlessTheory, the creator of the plugin, in order to download.

Bottle Maker


Cartoon Liquid:

This is the easiest and simplest of the plugins. All you have to do is animate the bottle and the liquid automatically swishes around. You can also control how much liquid is in the bottle.

Great, fun, easy – what else could you ask for?

Download it here: CartoonLiquid