Hawkeye plug-in for Cinema 4D

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Hawkeye plug-in for Cinema 4D is a tool that creates multiple different composition guides. If Cinema 4D's default composition helpers are not enough for you, this plug-in will give you many more options.

All Hawkeye guides are spline objects! Completely rewritten plug-in (10.09.2023). Now all guides are drawn straight in to the viewport. There's multiple benefits using this method, like opacity, fill etc.

Latest version: v1.4.1
Updated: 17.09.2023

Changes in v1.4.1 version:

  • Cinema 4D 2024 support
  • Added aspect ratio presets
  • Border boundaries tweaked
  • Option to set custom guides in pixels or percentages


  • Many different composition helpers
    • Crosshair, cross, diagonal cross
    • Rule of thirds, golden section
    • Dynamic symmetry
    • Different diagonals
    • Harmonious triangles
    • Basic shapes A, V, diamond
    • Grid lines (horizontal and vertical separated)
  • Supports also editor camera
  • Option to restrict guides to linked cameras
  • Four (4) customizable safe guides
  • Four (4) customizable custom area guides
  • Four (4) customizable custom line guides
  • Option to use custom aspect ratio and scale


Place Variable Tokens plug-in to Cinema 4D's plug-ins folder. Default paths are:
Win: "C:\Users\[USER]\AppData\Roaming\MAXON\Cinema 4D R[VERSION]\plugins\"
Mac: "/Users/[USER]/Library/Preferences/MAXON/CINEMA 4D R[VERSION]/plugins"

How to use:

  1. Insert Hawkeye object into the document (Extensions -> Hawkeye)
  2. Plug-in opens with default settings. Modify the settings as you want

This is a perpetual license that includes free updates forever!


  • If you want that Hawkeye object is not selectable in viewport, add Interaction Tag to it and tick Disable Viewport Selection checkbox

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Hawkeye plug-in for Cinema 4D

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