DEM Earth change log and latest version info.

Plugin Version Status For Cinema4D MAC WIN Upgrade
4.022 Released
R21/R22(S22)
yes yes (10) Paid Major with new features
3.701 Released
R20 
yes yes (7,8,10) Paid Major with new features
3.163 Released R14 to R19  yes yes (7,8,10) Major

Version 4.022 May18th 2020 (WIN + MAC R21/R22(S22))

  • Change all map layer urls to to https (from http)
  • Open Streetmap, no labels fixed (server address changed)
  • Google layers fixed.
  • added google terrain layer..
  • added a visual border to texture tags.
  • Updated Esri World layer to the newer Clarity layer (better quality)
  • Updated tile downloader. you should be able to increase the max threads now.
  • Fixed a bug/odd group/crash, in the prefs “cinemaplugins menu” top group.
  • Fixed a bug with strata on/off.
  • added an option in world settings to scale dem earth by the world scale factor.
  • embedding an image via the georef tag now automatically detects the height of the layer.
  • Clean up of extensions/dem earth, where you can also find the plugins(as well as in the top menu)
  • Fixed loads of other small bugs :)

added the ability to segment parts of dem earth, and cut them out into standalone objects.
This uses the georef tag to re-project the flat coordinates to uv space, in realtime. For this to work, you have to drop a specific texture tag, controlled by a georef tag, into the link slot, in the geomodifier. Probably needs a tut, but it is dead easy in the end(its magic).

Version 4.013 Feb 19th 2020 (WIN + MAC R21)

  • Fixed a bug which effected the help system.
  • Fixed a bug limiting the size of dem earth via handle.
  • Fixed a bug in poly object preventing names in different languages from being read correctly.
  • fixed several small bugs.
  • fixed ASC direct loading where normals where inverted.
  • improved ASC loader. Huge speedup (up to 10x)
  • general speedup. several parts of the pipeline are now multi threaded. (i.e. geo-modifier)
  • Added dem earth plugins to extensions menu as well as standard and default layouts.
  • height data export. new modes.
    • 32 bit, single channel tiff. These values contain the c4d values in c4d space, as is.
    • 32 bit, normalized, single channel exr. Contains the normalized range values (0.0->1.0) remapped between min/max c4d height values.
    • 16 bit, normalized, single channel png. Contains the normalized range values (0.0->1.0) remapped between min/max c4d height values.
    • an .info file is also exported, to give you some idea of whats in the file.
    • the height file now gets an informative unique name.
    • the export is multi-threaded,and is several times faster than the initial effort.
  • Added new DEM Earth shaders. These shaders work with Cinema4D engines as well as Corona.
    • Contours       (adaptive contour lines which do not distort and scale with dem earth zoom)
    • Simple Slope (a nice, easy to use, slope shader)
    • Valley fog      (a nice simple fog shader ! )

Version 4.005 Oct 17th, 2019

  • 4 new height data sets
  • CloudFront height content delivery
  • New Route Object.
  • Poly Object – new multipolygon query (for finding lakes, rivers and a lot more)(see lake image)
  • Smart extruder – big improvements, for better results.
  • GeoCoder  rewrite. Now uses mapbox api for better results.
  • rebuilt licensing and self managed floating license option.
  • GeoRef Tag – Embedding functionality rebuilt(see lake image)
  • Complete new rebuild for R21
  • many other bugfixes and improvements.
    • in R21 there are no 11 numbers, so I have had to adapt my licensing to suit the new system.
      The new version comes with 2 licenses options.
      1.Node locked.
      2.Floating.
      there is no license server option anymore.

Version 3.163  June 27th 2019  (R16,17,18,19 mac + win )

  • DEM Earth – Connection to  new license server complete.
  • Smart OSM –  fixed an issue which caused strange lines. This was due to openstreetmap now using 64bit node id’s and the old version of DEM Earth using UIn32.
  • DEM Earth – Height data content now delivered via Cloudfront for MUCH faster downloads speeds in all regions.

Version 3.701  Aug 15th 2019  (R20 mac + win)

  • DEM Earth– Connection to the new license server.
    • DEM Earth – Height data content now delivered via Cloudfront for MUCH faster downloads speeds in all regions.
    • DEM Earth  – Prefs – fixed a bug that showed wrong support date. To see your support status, hit the “check for updates” button.