HOT4D Alpha

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HOT means Houdini Ocean Toolkit. It’s a plugin for Houdini created by Drew Whitehouse based on a Jerry Tessendorf paper. It allow you to create a surface that look like a deep ocean.

I’ve decided to almost “copy/paste” the code to allow cinema4D’s users access this tool.

The plug-in is on alpha stage. It mean all functions are not implemented yet or will be removed.
Only compatible with cinema4D R14 and more.
Windows 7 and OSX.

Windows users need to unzip the FFTW Libraries to the cinema4D’s directory as below

Download “FFTW” Downloaded 246362 times

Windows and OSX users have to download the plugin and unzip it on the cinema4D’s plugins directory.

Download “HOT4D”
Version 0.3 Downloaded 217693 times

The plug-in is free, but if you want to, you can send me some money.


  1. hi, I have intel i5 8th gen, 4gb gtx 1050, 16gb ram, 128gb ssd, 1tb hdd, laptop
    will hotC4d support? or it’ll burn my graphic? cause I can’t use turbulence FD on my system its too heavy , pls help me guys

  2. Good evening! Dear developers, thank you for the opportunity to use this plugin for free, love it! But after updating Cinema 4D to the R23 version, it is absolutely not compatible and I am deprived of joy to create my waves.
    I understand that I am not the first who writes you about it, but can I find out when I get a compatible version of the plug-in with the latest update Cinema?
    Thank you!

  3. not works on r20 & r21 ((((

  4. I can’t install it, have tried with so many different ways…

  5. Hello! Thank you for a great free plugin!

    I was wondering, using the Wave Shader, is there any way to render out a texture map that (if placed in a displace deformer) would give the same results, including the choppiness?

    The reason I ask is I thought maybe I could render out the images that create the HOT4D effect using the wave Shader, but then overlap and tile them in Nuke, render out a new image sequence, and then use the new sequence to displace geometry hopefully making it look like it was done with the HOT4D deformer.

    Not sure if you understand, let me know if you need me to clarify.

    Thank you!

  6. plugin file does not exist in c4d folder !! what should do?

    • you are probably using the R20 version.
      You can find information about plugin’s path –>
      And you should use the R20 version (click “get the last version” at the top of this page)

  7. Thanks brother, I got it. I am from Myanmar (Shan State: Lashio town), My name is David Yawn. Thanks for Hot 4D plugin

  8. Strange, it doesn’t seem to work on R20 64

  9. Really nice plugin! Thank you! 🙂

  10. Installed on R16 Mac, but no working. Has a question mark graphic instead of the HOT4D icon when applied to the plane, and doesn’t produce any of the parameters.

    Can you specify the installation process for Mac please? We have donated a few months ago when we first found this plugin, so would be great if we could get it to work as it looks amazing.

  11. I do not see the plugin in C4D after doing the hole process. Help please!
    Running C4D R17 in Windows10.


  12. Thank you so much, its really helpful for my minithesis work. Thank you :’)

  13. I’ve installed the plugin and the extra files in the .exe directory, but no geometry shows up when I click the plugin. Using Studio R17

  14. I really appreciate you!!


  15. Hi, I really like your plugin. I’ve copied the files in the c4d folder, exactly where the image shows, but when I run c4d I can’t see the icon in the Plugin menu.
    Do you know why? 🙁
    I’m running c4d R16 on windows 8.1

    • because this screen only show the FFTW libraries part. You also need the plugin part. Click on the hot4D download link. I’ve changed it so it’s more visible.

  16. Thanks for that. I really appreciate you putted enormous effort and sharing free.
    It is beautiful and very fast plugin

  17. Thanks for the plugin, really helpful. But is it also for cinema 4d r15?

  18. Thanks a lot!!!! Amazing!

  19. Kudos!. Just commending you for this awesome plugin. Saved me a lot on a recent project render.

  20. Does this plugin work for Windows 8 users?

    • What about testing it ? it’s free.

      there’s anything you want to test it on this thread.

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