Changing Layouts

Just a quicky as I have adjusted my standard layout a little.  Thought that I’d share it here if anyone is interested in using it.  It is designed for a widescreen monitor, but if you have 4:3 monitor then you can probably adapt it to fit.

I’ve included a r.10 and r.11 version as the render settings changed between those versions and as it they are docked in the layout it kinda made sense!

You can load it by double clicking the .l4d file.  Then if you want to save it, you can either choose Window > Layout > Save As Start Up Layout, or Window > Layout > Save Layout As.  If you Save Layout As, then you need to save it in the Library > Layout Folder.  It will then be in the Layout menu in the top left, whenever you need it.

Here’s what it looks like (click to open image in new window).

Layout Screenshot

Layout Screenshot

Download the r.10 layout

Download the r.11 layout

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Categories: Cinema4D Misc

Author: Tim


  1. lisicmarijan
    lisicmarijan On May 13, 2009 at 7:32 AM

    It’s always a pleasure to see your sharing …
    Thanks you very much for your works.

  2. Doug
    Doug On May 13, 2009 at 11:05 PM

    Thanks for sharing this layout. One thing that I have always wanted to do was to save the output and frame rate as well. I typically use 1920×1080 and project settings to 24 frames. Is there a way to save these settings to be default as well?

  3. Tim
    Tim On May 13, 2009 at 11:58 PM

    Hi Doug

    You can indeed set it up so that all your document settings are there for each new scene.

    Basically create a new document. Set up all your render settings, tool settings, document settings etc. Then save it in to the same directory as the Cinema4D application. Call it new.c4d

    Now whenever you create a new scene, it will use the new.c4d as the template for this. In older versions you needed a file called template.c4d for when the program started and new.c4d for all new scenes. Now you only need the new.c4d

    Hope that helps!


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  5. Mike
    Mike On September 9, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    I know you had a dual-monitor layout on your old HYPA blog, do you still have that lying around somewhere? I can’t seem to find the one I downloaded way back when.

    • Tim
      Tim On September 9, 2010 at 11:43 AM

      Sorry I don’t have that layout handy anymore…

  6. Paul
    Paul On October 30, 2010 at 7:16 AM

    I know Mike asked over a month ago, but I was digging through my download archive and found the layouts from the HYPA blog, including the dual monitor setup.

    Tim, if it’s okay, I’m posting the link.

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