Are you dealing with a script or a plugin ?
That’s pretty simple, unzip the file you download.
The file extension of a script file is .py (python) and .csc (coffee).
The script can come with a picture file that will have the same name than the script. That file will be used as an icon inside Cinema4D.
If the file extension is .pyp, pype, pypv (python plugin), .cob, .cof (coffee plugin), .dylib, .cdl, .cdl64 (c++) it’s a plugin.
You should also have a sub folder named “res”
If you are using Cinema4D R20 version or more please read the maxon’s help
Find the main directory
for windows users –> C:/Program files/MAXON/CINEMA 4D Rxx
for osx users –> /Applications/MAXON/CINEMA 4D Rxx
(of course Rxx depend on the version you own)
That should launch a browser/finder with the Cinema4D folder selected, just double click it to open it
Installing a script :
Now that you found your “main directory” let’s dive inside the diretory library/scripts
Copy there your script file.
Installing a plugin :
Inside your main folder, you should have a sub folder named “plugins”
Copy the files you have unziped there.
Tips : you can create sub folders to organize your script / plugins. Cinema4D should show the change in its interface.
Now launch cinema4D you should find your plugins below the plugins menu (or the new menu added by the plugin itself). Script will be under the script menu, user script.