Saving as a PNG file with transparent background from out of Maxon Cinema 4D
Saving or exporting a PNG from out of Cinema 4D with a transparent background (Alpha channel) is easy, here's how...
1) Load you scene in Cinema 4D
2) Got to Render>Render settings. Click to activate the save option (top left)
3) Under the save section, choose the following setting to transparent PNG files:
File: (choose a name and location to save the file)
Depth: (your choice, not 8 bit is the most common, only choose 16bit if you know you need it)
Name: Name0000.tif (actually it will be saved with the .PNG extension, the naming convention shown is just an example)
Image Color Profile: (your choice)
Aplha Channel: Ticked
Screenshot of Cinema 4D save as PNG with transparency (Alpha channel):
The rest of the options aren't that important for most people but what
IS important is that just doing a quick render will not save it (when
you press cmd+R/ctrl).
To make sure the file saves, you will need to click Render>Render to Picture Viewer.
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