Free Magic Book Plugin: Make a 3D book in 5 seconds

Pixel Lab Training C4D

Nitro4D has done it again! A ridiculously awesome plugin, and 100% free! Download it here:


    1. Deiby Chico
      Deiby Chico04-10-2012

      ridiculously awesome indeed!

    2. Kevin Snyder
      Kevin Snyder04-11-2012

      Right on! Love it. Is it possible to have a different image on the front and back of a page?

    3. Marcello

      you just saved me LIFE… SHOT BRUV!

      • Zhero Chequas
        Zhero Chequas05-31-2016

        please can you share with me?

    4. Gokhan

      I love it,very very nice plugin,thanks for the info Joren 😉

    5. fasteddie

      Looks like its based on MoSpline, I already did the same manually for a previous project, but nice to have it in an Xpresso-based plugin.

      Thanks 🙂

    6. Bluworks

      RE to Kevin Snider.
      Yes, you can. Watch Nitro4d video from his page:

    7. Bluworks

      Great Plug!
      But… is there someone using R12? I’ve installed the plug-in following the simple instructions, but i can’t see it in the “Plug-In” menu…
      Some help?


    8. Joren

      Kevin, I think in the “Create book” tab in the “mode” twirl down there is an option for both pages. I haven’t played with it enough, but I assume that would do what you want?
      As for R12, @Bluworks, I honestly have no idea if it works in that or not. You might have to ask Nitroman about that, sorry!

    9. Jorge Barrionuevo
      Jorge Barrionuevo04-11-2012

      goodbye after effects…..

    10. Bluworks

      Hi Joren,
      I asked Nitroman who has been very kind and reactive!
      I made some tests.
      So, the plug-in has been installed properly, but in version 12.016, it appears here: Python -> Plugins -> MagicBook.
      It works!
      Just a “fake bug”: when you choose the “Front only” mode, it seems nothing happens (even if the generic material is generated). But if you render the frame, it appears correctly.

      Hope it helps!
      Thanks Joren and Nitroman


    11. Joren

      Awesome! Thanks for the follow up information, Steve, I appreciate that a lot!

    12. Bluworks

      It’s been a pleasure!
      Thanks to your tweets I discovered MagikBook and Nitroman. So… follow @jorenkandel on Twitter!


    13. Shalom Ormsby
      Shalom Ormsby04-11-2012

      Thanks Joren. You rock, and so does NitroMan!

    14. James

      This is a great plugin but for some reason whenever I select a folder of images, the textures made are blank luminance files with no links to the times.

      Images are standard jpegs..

      Anyone else had this?

    15. dave

      thank you very much for shairng it. love it

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    17. Jeff

      I have unzipped the folder and placed the Magicbook folder inside this folder (AppData\Roaming\MAXON\CINEMA 4D R13_\plugins) but the plugin doesnt appear when i open C4D.

      Can someone who has successfully used the magicbook plugin please let me know exactly which files should go where?

      i got files from here:



    18. Ahmed Ibrahim
      Ahmed Ibrahim04-17-2013

      Hi Joren,
      when I reduce pages size, the flipping looks not good
      check book size in 20x30px

    19. Mauro

      Is it me or this plugin is useless if you need a realistic book? I mean it’s great the pages creation automation and kinda cool the rig. But there’s not much control over the look of the pages. I need to flip a book at 50% and keep it open and the look isawful. The book looks flat as a brick, completely unrealistic.

      Also if I animate the flipping pages and then I’d want to make it editable to manually tweak it, it won’t work at all, it doesn’t keep the animation.

      Is it me? Am I missing something here?



    20. Tim

      What am I doing wrong? It doesn’t create the right amount of pages when I select images and create book. I’ve got 6 images and it makes 3 pages. Also can’t get the front and back to display different images. Maybe it doesn’t work right in C4D 14 broadcast version?

      • Tim

        Actually, I found that it was working. The preview window doesn’t update correctly, but when you preview render (Apple+R) it shows the correct sequence.

    21. Gerardo

      How can I to add more pages and make more thick or fat the book?

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