Python Plugin


Modeling, Polygon, Productivity, Workflow


Charles Rowland

Perfect Split v.1.2

Perfect Split fixes the problem of not being able to simply cut a polygon, or group of polys, from a mesh and paste that group as a new object; leaving a hole where it once was. Instead of the tedious task of copying, pasting, deleting unneeded polys, optimizing meshes and blah blah blah; what a waste of time, but no more! 1 click solutions rule!

Supported C4D releases: R12, R13, R14, R15
Required C4D modules: -
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What it does:

Perfect Split is a modeling companion tool that takes a polygon selection and 'splits' it out of the object and paste the selection as a new object. The original object is left with a hole. Combined the two objects are a perfect fit.

Some Uses:
making flush panels for thing like sliding doors, robot compartments, etc etc.


Version 1.1: Updated an issue where the original mesh did not get optimized properly.

Version 1.2: Fixed issue where some people had missing icons.


Developed by Charles Rowland (@RagingClaw)

Discussion about this product

  1. Reply
    Adam on December 16, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Is this updeated for R16?

  2. Reply
    Pawel on October 24, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    I’m using PrefectSplit from you and it works excellent with my C4D r14 Prime. I’d like to ask if it will work also with C4D r16 Prime, as I want to upgrade my Cienema 4D next days.
    I’ll be gratefull for your answer.

    best regards
    Paweł Hankus

  3. Reply
    Diego on July 7, 2014 at 1:01 am

    Hello,how can I translate this plugin to Spanish? I see that does not contain folders strings_xx to translate, as in this case?, the plugins is excellent.

  4. Reply
    Peter on April 6, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Probably a stupid question but I’m going to try anyway…Would this be useful for creating cuts into a plane that would make it look like shattered glass? I’m super duper new (and dumb) and can’t make glass shatter. Thank you and sorry to waste your time. Adorable little one you have.

  5. Reply
    Rob on February 11, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Hi,I have installed the 2 perfect split plugin files – the .pype and the .pype into my Macs plugin folder but PS does not show up in C4D’s plugins. In Terminal I get ‘cannot execute binary file’. Any ideas appreciated. looking forward to using this time saver!, cheers Rob

  6. Reply
    Rob on February 6, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Hi, I cant seem to be able to extract the mac files in the zip? PC ones are fine?
    Any ideas?

  7. Reply
    Sazarret on September 20, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Thank you for the update!!!

  8. Reply
    Tim on September 17, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Thank you for the R15 update, works perfectly ;)

  9. Reply
    Vladislav Churikov on September 10, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Thank you for this great plugin! Hope to see it worked with Cinema 4D R15 soon.

  10. Reply
    Tim on September 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Hi, are there any plans to update this to work in R15?

  11. Reply
    Jürgen Opitz on September 9, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Ich vermisse das Plugin sehr in der R15, wo es leider nicht zu funktionieren scheint. Finde es toll und würde mich über update sehr freuen. beste Grüße
    Miss it in R15, where it doesn´t seem to work. I like it very much and would be very delighted if there were an uptdate to R 15. best regards

  12. Reply
    Bonsak Schieldrop on September 9, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Please upgrade the plugin to work with R15. I can’t live without it :)


  13. Reply
    diego on September 9, 2013 at 7:31 am

    The plugin no work in c4d R15,yes in older version,please update it because it is perfect

  14. Reply
    Sazarret on September 9, 2013 at 6:53 am

    I totally love your plugin and I use it almost daily.
    However it does not run in R15 anymore.
    Is there any chance you can update it so we can have it for the new C4D version?
    Thank and keep up with the awesome job.

  15. Reply
    MIKE on May 29, 2013 at 9:28 am

    i like the plugin. i think the tut is even better…great tut with daughter, I laughed the entire time

  16. Reply
    Michele Larini on May 15, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Hi and thanks for this great time-saver plugin. I’ve found a problem in it: when you run it the first object in the C4D hierarchy gets renamed. Is it possible to solve this issue? Thanks a lot again,

  17. Reply
    sahara on April 16, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Hi,great time saver.It would be nice if the spliited polygons would be a parent of the object after the comand.

    • Sazarret on September 9, 2013 at 6:54 am

      + 1 here

  18. Reply
    trekki on February 15, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Thank you, the plugin works fine and the icon is on the c4d surface.

  19. Reply
    Charles Rowland on February 14, 2013 at 1:06 am

    i have sent all of you with an icon issue an email but have gotten no response. If you have the icon issue and did not get an email please let me know so that i can help you fix this problem.


    • d3signr on February 14, 2013 at 1:51 am

      Check your email Charles =)

  20. Reply
    d3signr on February 13, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I also have the missing icon problem in R14 x64. Any solutions to this problem yet please?

    • Charles Rowland on February 13, 2013 at 11:38 pm

      i should have something for you guys by this weekend. the issue seems to be hit and miss with no real reason for it so its made pinpointing it fairly problematic. you can hit me up on twitter @RagingClaw if you want to discuss things more in depth :)

      quick question though, if you hold in SHIFT and press “C” you will get a prompt; if you type in perfect split in that box (its a command search) do you see the icon there or is it gone as well?

  21. Reply
    trekki on January 30, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    No response to the missing icon?

    • Charles Rowland on January 31, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      ah nuts. Im very very sorry! life kicked my ass and to be honest i forgot :(

      i will do my very best to get this resolved for you within the next few days, hopefully the next few hours.

      again, im very sorry


  22. Reply
    Daniel Kuras on November 3, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I also have the missing icon problem. Using 16-bit R14 and Windows 8 Pro x64

    • Ginz on November 16, 2012 at 2:17 am

      me too… Icon doesn’t show on UI its in the plug in folder though…(Win 7 64-bit R13.061)

  23. Reply
    Juan Carreras on August 20, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Hi Charles,
    I’m fairly new to C4D so I was having the same frustration trying to do somthing as simple as make part of a mesh a separate object which I need to do ALL the time. It was a relief seeing that I’m not the only one ! This tool is awesome.
    One wish list feature would be to be able to keep the mapping coords on the newly created object. Or perhaps this is a limitation of C4D split command?
    Thanks a lot anyway.

  24. Reply
    Dave Woodhull on August 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Hi Charles, I put the perfect split folder into my plug ins folder and it does not show up
    in the drop down menu. I am on a mac 10.7.4
    Thanks, Dave

  25. Reply
    trekki on July 18, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Hi, thanks for the good plugin.

    One mistake, no icon for the plugin in c4d

    • Charles Rowland on July 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      hmmm, no else has reported that. are you using a mac, or windows? if windows are you running 32bit or 64bit? Ive had 1 report below that some windows 64bit machines running 64bit Cinema have had an issue with a missing python library. this might be causing the plugin to not load right, thus screwing with the icon. im working to resolve this.

    • trekki on July 24, 2012 at 11:27 am

      I work with Win 7 x64.
      Thank you for your commend

    • Jack on August 19, 2012 at 12:29 am

      Thank you. i’ve the same problem :(

    • Charles Rowland on August 20, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      remember that if you are on R12, to look under the Python > Plugins menu and not the regular Plugins menu. You can also look in the command manager for Perfect Split and see if you have it there. If its not in the command manager then we have bigger problems. I have a fix for the missing library coming.

  26. Reply
    Mathieu on July 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Perfectsplit don’t work for me in R13.061 you can see here the message in my console


    • Charles Rowland on July 15, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      that is one crazy error! good news is i think i know the issue. Looks like you are missing a python library file, which is dumb cause it should have been included with python by default. Good news is im not actually using that lib for anything so i will strip it from the import. can you send me an email at rowland.charles AT gmail .com so i can send you a version to test.


  27. Reply
    Navarro Parker on July 12, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    If I split off a polygon from a side of a cylinder, the axis orientation for the new part has the same object orientation as world orientation. I can’t move it radially away from the parent object by dragging.

    The new split object’s local axis orientation should be based on it its normal direction, right?

    • Charles Rowland on July 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      yes you are correct. i will take a look at this. thanks for the find!

  28. Reply
    Jim and Ginny on July 9, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks Charles and Lilly! I am looking-forward to using this…thanks again for this useful plugin!

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