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I’m thrilled to release a massive update to our Image2Plane! Image2Plane 2.0 has arrived! I’m collaborating with my friend A.J. Haines (ajhaines.com) who I had the privilege of working with at an agency not too long ago.

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Image2Plane is a Cinema4D plugin that will save you tons of time on your projects. The plugin is simple: take hundreds of images and in one click import them, put them each on their own texture, their own plane, and re-size them instantly. One click to set up a field of hundreds of images such as country flags, field of app icons, client logos, DVD covers, album covers, magazines, books, photos, trees etc.

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Whenever you need massive amounts of images in your project, Image2Plane will handle that process with one click.

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Image2Plane 2.0 is packed with tons of new features including:

-Cleaner Layout
-The ability to import a specified number of files from a folder with the option to randomize which files it grabs
-Setting the dimensions of the plane the images come in on
-The ability to choose a Cloner or Null as the parent
-Option to import planes with no segments to speed up viewport performance
-You can now save your I2P settings as defaults.
-Planes and Materials will be automatically tagged in a layer so you can easily hide all the I2P materials in the material manager.
-An all new custom Image2Plane Effector: This effector lines the images up next to each other inside a cloner no matter what size the image is. This can create some cool effects when in combination with other effectors (see video overview).

PLEASE NOTE: This plugin will NOT work in R12 or before. It only works in R13 and above.

We have a brand new two part video series showing you the updates to 2.0 as well as the original video.

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Click here to purchase: Only $24.99

 

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  1. Izzy
    Izzy05-02-2013

    Bought this 4 days ago from AJ, and it rocks!

    • AJ
      AJ05-02-2013

      Thanks Izzy, you rock! Were already working on the next update to make it rock even more!

  2. Daniel Couto
    Daniel Couto05-02-2013

    Does this differ from PlaneSmart?

    • Izzy
      Izzy05-02-2013

      Yep, PlaneSmart only works with layered PSD’s creating a plane for every layer, and the dimensions of each plane are derived from the layer contents.
      Image2Plane uses a folder of images, and the dimensions of each plane are derived from each image:)

    • AJ
      AJ05-02-2013

      Hey Daniel, Plane Smart has similar capabilities but I believe is meant more for if you have a composited scene in Photoshop and want to put those layer in 3D(Z) space, where Image2Plane is about quickly loading individual or large quantities of images from a folder. Its much less of a hassle then using Plane Smart. Plus you can also use it to import materials already in your scene to planes very easily!

  3. Chris Grimaldi
    Chris Grimaldi05-02-2013

    Wow, Joren you guys are awesome! This plugin is exactly what I need for the new site! Thanks Man!

  4. Joseph Wraith
    Joseph Wraith05-02-2013

    Awesome work!!

  5. Robert Task Smith
    Robert Task Smith05-02-2013

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    Whats up with that pic with the trees, can’t watch the video at work.

    • Joren
      Joren05-02-2013

      It’s another “idea” for a way to use the plugin, aka a folder full of trees that you can import and move around quickly with a cloner/random. A.J. shows how you could use a folder full of leaf images to simulate a fall scene with leaves coming down as well. Just some out of the box ways to use the plugin in different ways!

  6. Lukas
    Lukas05-02-2013

    Hi, that sounds great – does it work with video textures as well? Also, does it work with alpha channels? Would be awesome if it could load videos/photos and you could check if you want the image/video alpha use in the material alpha slot – that would be a real time saver…

    • AJ
      AJ05-02-2013

      Hey Lukas, good question. You can load a mix of video and images. The only current hang up with loading video with alpha is that when loading a folder with videos that have alphas it won’t put the video into alpha channel. However if you use the import single file to plane option it will load the video into the alpha, which is still a huge time saver even doing it one by one. You also will have to set it to calculate on the material as it won’t come in ready play by default. These little fixes are all being looked at for the next release.

  7. Alessandro Boncio
    Alessandro Boncio05-03-2013

    Really cool plugin Joren. Great work as always.

  8. eric
    eric05-04-2013

    Sorry to be a pain but I can’t find the folder to put the plug in into. I followed the instructions but get lost after:
    library/preferences (maxon does not follow)

    I also have no other file types of .pype

    Is this a PC only plug?

    Cheers,

    Eric.

    • Joren
      Joren05-04-2013

      It’s Mac and PC, R13 and above. Are you running R12 by chance? Did you try going to applications/maxon/yourversion/plugins ? That’s another file path that would work. Let me know what you come up with!

      • eric
        eric05-06-2013

        Hi Joren,

        Thanks for your help – and also for the plug in, it’s just what I needed for a current project.

  9. John Paul
    John Paul05-05-2013

    Got it just now! Thanks Joren and AJ for this plugin this will help in future projects.
    Cheers and Keep up the good work! Looking forward on the update you guys are working on.

  10. Steve
    Steve05-07-2013

    Hi Joren
    Bought the plugin and it’s great! Would love to know what was done with the car image. How was that accomplished with the plugin?

    Thanks

    • Joren
      Joren05-07-2013

      AJ did that one, but I’m pretty sure it’s just a cloner changed to object model and then you drag in a low poly car model, or any other model, and use that to clone the images to that model. Let me know if you have any questions on that! Cheers, Joren

    • AJ
      AJ05-07-2013

      Yep thats how I did it. Just a cloner and a model. Make sure you have your clones set to iterate if your going to use this many, then set the distribution to Surface and crank up the number, I think I had somewhere around 120,000 cloned images on the car!

      • Steve
        Steve05-07-2013

        Thanks guys!

  11. Robert Browning
    Robert Browning06-14-2013

    Why not C4DR12?

  12. arik
    arik07-05-2013

    hi,
    i’ve just bought the cool plugin.

    can you please explain to me how you did the coll thing with the car?

    thanks :)

  13. WM
    WM10-16-2013

    Any chance you could port this to After Effects?

    • Joren
      Joren10-16-2013

      I wish we could but I have no idea how we would go about doing that!

  14. Krasimir Deliganev
    Krasimir Deliganev10-16-2013

    Hi Joren,
    Is this pluging will work on cloner, for instance make a wall of cubes and apply images to all cubes randomly ?

  15. Ken
    Ken10-16-2013

    Will this work with the After Effects Lite Plugin?

    • Joren
      Joren10-17-2013

      Ken, I think some of the features will work fine, but I know Lite doesn’t support cloners so those features would not work. If you want to purchase the plugin and test it feel free and if it doesn’t work just e-mail me and I will refund you.

  16. David
    David10-17-2013

    Is there an upgrade path from Image2Plane Version 1? I know at $24.99 it is pretty cheap, but just wondering? Also any way to specify a minimum and/or maximum image size to import, particularly if you are randomizing the selected images? I would hate to find that one low res image killed an animation or one high-res image is killing render times.

    Thanks,
    Dave

    • Joren
      Joren10-17-2013

      David, I sent all previous purchasers an upgrade discount e-mail, not sure why you didn’t get it? Perhaps it’s in your spam. I will re-send. I’ll ask AJ about your other question now. Thanks!

    • AJ
      AJ10-17-2013

      Hey David, currently there is no way to filter by image size. However it was already on my list for the next update. In the mean time I would go into the folder your going to import and just do a sort by file size and remove the really small and really big files.

      AJ

  17. Focus3D
    Focus3D10-29-2013

    Hi,

    is it much more faster than this script from oli_d at http://frenchcinema4d.fr/showthread.php?72435-Scripts-divers-python-by-oli_d

    • Joren
      Joren10-29-2013

      Not sure mate, never heard of that plugin before, sorry!

  18. Danilo
    Danilo11-08-2013

    Hi,
    can it import videos(mov,avi,vmw) ?

    • Joren
      Joren11-18-2013

      Hey Danilo, sorry for the late reply. A.J. wrote this: “You can load a mix of video and images. The only current hang up with loading video with alpha is that when loading a folder with videos that have alphas it won’t put the video into alpha channel. However if you use the import single file to plane option it will load the video into the alpha, which is still a huge time saver even doing it one by one. You also will have to set it to calculate on the material as it won’t come in ready play by default. These little fixes are all being looked at for the next release.”
      Does that help you out?

  19. BigAl3D
    BigAl3D12-04-2013

    Just upgraded and it works great. I did have one glitch though. I selected a folder with 36 png files. I2P only brought in 29 of them. The other seven are in the same folder and are fine. Any idea why this would happen?

  20. Nick
    Nick01-29-2014

    Hey Joren

    fantastic plugin,, i use it all the time now
    so much so,, that i’d love to dock it into my startup interface, but when i do & on launch the image2plane tab is blank?
    any idea why & how to solve this?
    thanks
    Nick

  21. Uwe
    Uwe02-19-2014

    hi folks,
    great tool and big time safer. but i had some issues lately importing images. sometimes nothing happens, sometimes everything is fine. is there a limit to resolution, bit-depth or color-mode (rgb,cmyk)? had most problems with png and tif.. do you know any bugs? i´m using I2P v2.0 in C4D R14 Studio. thx!

  22. Cristian
    Cristian03-05-2014

    Wow, this is an awesome plugin, does it works for vrayforc4d ?

  23. Steve Weakley
    Steve Weakley03-29-2014

    Does this have the functionality of Planesmart to distribute layered Photoshop files in Z space?

    • Joren
      Joren03-29-2014

      Unfortunately the photoshop files have to be individual files, it won’t read the different layers within the file…

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