Model, Python Plugin


Book, Shelf


Ahmed El-Hofy

Easy Books Generator v.1.0

Easy Books Generator is a free plugin that can help you to easily place books on shelves, you can also change the way they are placed and randomize them. You don’t need to Model or Texture anything as the plugin already comes with 50 HQ Textured Books.

Supported C4D releases: R13, R14
Required C4D modules: Mograph
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::: NOTE :::

This is a BETA version, please report for bugs on

How to Install ?

1- Extract the file "Easy Books Generator v1.0 BETA.rar" using Winrar

2- Copy the content inside the folder "Easy Books Generator v1.0 BETA" to the Cinema 4D directory usually it's in C:\Program Files\MAXON\CINEMA 4D R13


1- Ahmed El-Hofy - Developer
2- Graham Hawkins - Texturing
3- Triadi Tyaswanto

Discussion about this product

  1. Reply
    Chris on September 2, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Hi. First, thanks for the plugin.
    And I have a question. I used the plugin to fill an entire library but because of the large volume, the project has become really slow and lagging time has increased. Is there something I can do to make it faster?

    I tried connect +delete to see if it would help but it just deletes the whole thing. I’m using r14

  2. Reply
    anonymous on April 28, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    news about upgrading?

    • Ahmed El-Hofy on April 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      Nope, not yet…

    • Craig on September 4, 2014 at 6:15 am

      R16 is now out – any updates on this plugin?

    • Ahmed El-Hofy on September 8, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      I am really busy nowadays…. I don’t think I’ll be able to offer any updates until at least a few months..

      But anyway, keep an eye on my personal website.. It’s always faster to update things on my website than in here…


  3. Reply
    FRANCESCO on September 27, 2013 at 10:48 am

    There is easy book to film R15?

  4. Reply
    FRANCESCO on September 27, 2013 at 10:47 am

    There is easy book to CINEMA R15???

    • Ahmed El-Hofy on September 29, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Sorry, V1.0 BETA 1 will not support R15
      If there is any new version going to be released it will support R15, of course
      But till now, NO

  5. Reply
    Ricardo de Sousa on June 1, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Hi, first of all thanks for the excellent plugin, it will be very helpful.

    I am using R14 and when I apply the plugin the books are coming all in black, without any material attached.

    I did not use UnRar since the folder was not compressed and I placed the downloaded folder “Easy Books Generator v1.0″ containing two other folders (Plugins and Tex) in Maxon, CINEMA 4D R14, plugins.

    You have mentioned in a comment to “be sure that the tex folder is in the root of the CINEMA 4D folder C:\Program Files\MAXON\CINEMA 4D R13″. I tried that as well and it is not working either, this way the plugin does not even appear in C4D.

    Do you have any idea what the problem might be?

    • Ahmed El-Hofy on June 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      Hello Ricardo,
      the folder named tex should in the root of the CINEMA 4D Folder
      but the folder called plugin should be under CINEMA4D/[;igoms

  6. Reply
    Krasimir Deliganev on March 28, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Hi, I just found the plugin.Tanks for it !
    May I ask that can I load my own textures and to make more different books?
    If possible that will be great.

    Thank you again

    • Ahmed El-Hofy on March 29, 2013 at 6:14 pm

      You can change the textures provided with the plugin using any Image editing software

  7. Reply
    James Steidl on March 15, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Hi Ahmed:

    Nice plugin! Is all the art on the covers original or is it copied from existing books? It would be terrible to be contacted by lawyers wanting to sue for copyright violation.



  8. Reply
    Gustav on March 13, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Brilliant pluging much need it. thanks for taking the time to develop it and mainly thank you for sharing.


  9. Reply
    Benny on March 11, 2013 at 7:50 am


    This Plugin can use with Vray ?

    • Ahmed El-Hofy on March 14, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      Yes, but you should use the V-ray Material Converter before rendering

  10. Reply
    Benny on March 11, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Thank for Cool Plugin++

  11. Reply
    Andrea on January 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Sorry but I do not see why the textures after installing the plugin?

    thank you very much

    • Ahmed El-Hofy on January 11, 2013 at 12:07 am

      Be sure that the tex folder is in the root of the CINEMA 4D folder
      C:\Program Files\MAXON\CINEMA 4D R13

    • Osasumwen on January 8, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Hi…nice plugin but how can i change the texture of the books? what if i want to use a different book cover?

  12. Reply
    Jim on January 10, 2013 at 1:14 am

    What a great little plugin…thanks so much!

  13. Reply
    Mike on December 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Thanks a lot for this cool plug-in

  14. Reply
    Aarón on December 19, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Can the texture channels be edited?

    • Ahmed El-Hofy on December 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      I didn’t understand !!
      Explain ?!

  15. Reply
    Dave Glanz on December 12, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Just a quick note to say thanks!

  16. Reply
    Steffen on December 8, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    WOW cool, I’m going to test the generator Books

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