How to Download and Install Thrausi Plugin for Cinema 4D R14
Thrausi is a plugin for Cinema 4D that allows you to fracture and break objects in a voronoi pattern. It also lets you use splines and polygonal objects to make cuts, and bake MoDynamics into keyframes. Thrausi is a free plugin developed by Nitro4d, but it does not work in the Lite version of Cinema 4D. In this article, we will show you how to download and install Thrausi plugin for Cinema 4D R14.
Step 2: Install Thrausi Plugin
To install Thrausi plugin, you need to unzip the file and put the new folder in maxon/cinema4d/plugins directory. This is usually located in C:\\Program Files\\MAXON\\CINEMA 4D R14\\plugins on Windows, or Applications/MAXON/CINEMA 4D R14/plugins on Mac. If you don't have a plugins folder, you can create one yourself.
Step 3: Activate Thrausi Plugin
To activate Thrausi plugin, you need to launch Cinema 4D and go to Plugins menu. You should see Thrausi listed there. Click on it and a new window will open. Here, you can adjust the settings and options for fracturing your objects. You can also access Thrausi from the Object Manager by right-clicking on an object and choosing Thrausi.
Step 4: Enjoy Thrausi Plugin
Now that you have installed and activated Thrausi plugin, you can start using it to create amazing effects with your objects. You can watch some tutorials on how to use Thrausi plugin on YouTube[^4^] or read some articles on how to fracture objects with Thrausi on Lesterbanks[^5^]. Have fun!How to Use Thrausi Plugin
Using Thrausi plugin is very easy and intuitive. You can fracture any object in Cinema 4D by simply selecting it and clicking on the Thrausi button. You can also drag and drop a spline or a polygonal object onto the Thrausi window to use it as a cutter. Thrausi will automatically create a voronoi pattern of pieces that you can animate and control with MoDynamics.
Thrausi plugin has many settings and options that you can tweak to customize the look and behavior of your fractured objects. You can change the number and size of the pieces, the thickness and color of the edges, the randomness and variation of the cuts, the strength and direction of the gravity, the collision and bounce of the pieces, and much more. You can also add noise, turbulence, wind, attractors, and other forces to create more realistic and dynamic effects.
How to Render Thrausi Plugin
Rendering Thrausi plugin is also very simple and fast. You can use any renderer that supports Cinema 4D, such as Standard, Physical, ProRender, or third-party renderers like Octane or Redshift. Thrausi plugin will automatically generate UV coordinates and materials for your fractured objects, so you don't have to worry about mapping or texturing them. You can also use the built-in Edge Shader to add more detail and realism to your edges.
Thrausi plugin also supports baking your animation into keyframes, so you can export your fractured objects as Alembic or FBX files and use them in other applications or render engines. You can also use the NitroBake plugin from Nitro4d to bake your MoDynamics simulation into keyframes or PLA animation. This way, you can have more control and flexibility over your fractured objects. 0efd9a6b88