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emReader Softimage, Maya and Modo Addon (v.1.207)
Compatibility:Cinema 4D R15, Maya 2012, Maya 2013, Maya 2014, Modo 601, Modo 701, Softimage 2012, Softimage 2013, Softimage 2014
License Model:Maya, Modo, Cinema 4D: Floating (RLM), Softimage: freeware

Price per Seat (C4D, Modo, Maya): 59 Euros.
Price per Seat (Softimage): freeware.

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emReader is a plugin which loads indexed geometry cache files into Softimage, Maya, Cinema 4D or Modo.

The geometry cache files are only referenced (instead of imported) and directly passed to the 3D application or the renderer when needed. 

emReader Test 2
Lagoa R&D + emReader | Softimage/Modo
Coherent Images - Dark Poetry out of Bushwick

Some Features

  • Quick loading and rendering of indexed geometry cache files without the need to import them.
  • Supported file formats:
  • Animatable file index (e.g. to make timewarps or reverse the sequence).
  • Loads motion vectors (scalable), normal vectors and texture coordinates, if available.
  • Post-load effects:
    • Fix double edges.
    • Fix non-manifold edges.
    • Close holes.
    • Push.
    • Smooth.
    • Thickness.
    • Triangulation.
    • Quadrangulation.

Video Tutorials

Softimage: Walk Through
A quick look at how this plugin for Softimage works.
Modo: Walk Through the Release Version
A look at all the features of emReader for Modo and how to use this plugin.
Modo: Quick Walk Through
A quick look at how this plugin for Modo works.

Free collection of tools, commands, shaders, etc.


Advanced geometry creation and manipulation tool for ICE.