DEM Earth

Easily Generate dynamic Digital Elevation Models and georeference them in real-time to your world imagery.

DEM Earth automatically downloads the data it needs to build the model you want. All you have to do is provide a Geographic coordinate.

Produce real-time interactive and dynamic landscapes which you can pan, zoom and animate and place anything on, in any way you want.

What you get

  • DEM Earth Generator – A realtime landscape generator which automatically downloads and caches DEM height data for you, for most parts of the world..
  • Smart OSM Object –  Easily download and manage OpenStreetmap data directly in DEM Earth.  More..
  • Smart Extruder Object –  A fast, intelligent building extruder, which works tightly with OSM Object and DEM Earth to produce great results. More..
  • PinPoint Object – Used for placing any 3D object on DEM Earth landscape with ability to dynamically scale and move with the landscape
  • Way Object – A flexible spline Generator for Visualizing paths between objects on the landscape
  • Coverage Command – Visualize what DEM files your have already cached
  • GeoPointConverter – together with the Tools4D OpenStreetMap importer,easily overlay massive OSM data sets onto DEM Earth
  • GPX Importer – Easily import Tracks, Routes and Waypoints. Drag and drop your gpx file into C4D, DEM Earth does the rest.
  • World File Import – drag and drop industry standard World files into C4D and DEM Earth will create the landscape for you and overlay your image automatically
  • ASC height Import – Embed super high res height, commercial DEM or DSM data, directly into DEM Earth, using industry standard ASC format (*Esri Grid, WGS84 geographic )
  • Direct ASC import – included. The only way there  is, to get a super accurate, non-interpolated, high res landscape data into Cinema4D. This is how easy importing DEM data should be.
  • Quickstart guide – Included
  • Automatic 90m Dem data downloader – Included
  • Automatic 30m DEM Data downloader – Included
  • DEM Earth Image Downloader – Included.  Easily capture web-based images from a multitude of open sources, with unparalleled ease. Access up to 22 different image map layers, or use your own imagery, or shaders.
  • GeoCoding Tool – included.  Both coding and inverse coding  to get get coordinates from names, and names from coordinates.

R20 or greater

  •  Poly Object : Openstreetmap Administrative borders for the entire planet. Hundreds of thousands of Polygon borders at your fingertips with this incredibly easy to use and very powerful new feature. For R20 or greater.
  • Image Loader –  up to 100x faster thanks to the new multi-threaded downloader.
  • Height data – New super fast height data content delivery no matter where you are, thanks to Cloudfront.
  • Smart OSM – New powerful Query engine.


Q: What do I need to use DEM Earth?

Cinema4D WIN R14,R15 ,R16,R17,R18,R19,R20,R21

Cinema4D MACOS R16,R17,R18,R19,or R20,R21

Ciname4D Studio,Visualize,Broadcast or Prime.

MACOS or Windows 64bit. an Internet connection.

Q: Does DEM Earth download DEM Data for me?

Yes. DEM Earth automatically downloads height data, as, and when you need it.

Q: Do I have to keep downloading data?

Initially, yes. But each tile(file) is downloaded and cached locally. So the next time you use this tile it is read from the local cache.

Q: Can I bake out my landscape?

Yes , you can easily convert your model to a standard polygon object.

Q: Is there any license for imagery ?

Any imagery accessed through this software, is always copyright of the respective owner. We are not in any position, to sell, transfer, or provide any license for imagery. makes no claim of ownership or license,etc.

Q: Whats with the one year support?

You get one year of support and service. Support is assistance for your account, from us. Service is access to our servers.Minor updates are free during your support. Major updates are not free. i.e. A rewrite for a new version of c4d a major update.

Q: Does the plugin still work if my support has expired?

Yes. You can still use the plugin. you can create new scenes, and use old ones.However if you need our support, you clearly wont get it, and you wont be able to download any further content.

Q: How much does it cost to renew support?

You can check the price of support renewal here..

Current version

  • v4.495  for Cinema 4D  R20 to R25
  • 3.163 (for c4d R16 to R19)
  • Changelog



  • Node locked or optional Floating license (with R4.xx in R20 and beyond)


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Rob Wright

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Luis Dilger

As always, a great experience:)

Winston Huff

Quick and awesome, I may upgrade in the future..

Jon Race

The support was really good and fast.


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Kerry Murphy

Thank you very much..

Markus Müller

Fast and precise, good job!

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Fast and reliable!

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Thank you again for your prompt help

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very good! thanks

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