Python Plugin


Notifications, Rendering, Workflow


Erwin Santacruz

Granola v.1.1

Granola is a tiny notification plugin for Maxon Cinema 4D that sends an audible alert when Cinema 4D’s Picture Viewer is done rendering.

Supported C4D releases: R13, R14, R15
Required C4D modules: -
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Granola is tiny notification plugin for Maxon Cinema 4D that sends an audible alert when Cinema 4D's Picture Viewer is done rendering.

If you are an Adobe After Effects® user, you are probably familiar with the alert that is sent when the render queue is done rendering a project. Now, it's available in Cinema 4D through Granola! If you're a Mac* user, you even have the option to [...]


• Apple Mac OS X v10.6 or later.*

• Window 7 or later.

• Maxon® Cinema 4d® R12 or later.

*Mac OS X v10.8 or later required for OS notifications.


You have two options. You can place the Granola folder in your user plugins directory or you can also place it in the plugins directory located in the main Cinema 4D installation folder.

Just drag the whole Granola folder into either one of the above folders and you are good to go!

How Do I Use Granola?

Granola will be available in your Python menu in Cinema 4D R12 and under Plugins in R13 or later. Run Granola & your picture viewer will start right up. Just make sure your scene exists on disk first!

Once the render is complete, you will hear a jingle. If you would like a different sound option, open the preferences and select your desired audio file.
If you are on Mac OS [...]

Version History

Granola 1.0
— Bug fixes. Canceling render does not send alert.

Granola 1.0

— First "official" release!

Discussion about this product

  1. Reply
    chouki on September 23, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Does Granola work also in the render queue?

  2. Reply
    Shawn Altorio on July 3, 2013 at 2:18 am

    I can’t seem to get Granola to work. I have tried it on both my home and work systems (running Windows 7 Ultimate with C4D R14.042).

    I got to the Granola settings, select a sound file (I’ve tried various .WAV .M4A, and .MP3 files) and save the file path. I then select “Render” in the Granola dialog or simply select the plugin in the menu. When the render in the picture viewer completes, there is no sound.

    • Erwin on July 3, 2013 at 10:16 am

      Hey Shawn!

      Email me at hi at I’ll try to resolve your issue.


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