So I am saving my illustrator files as illustrator 8(so Cinema4D can see and use them). I can open them up and use them in Cinema4D easily. As you can see in my first pic, I reset the artwork area to be the size of the text by using the artboard tool(Illustrator). Im not sure if this is the best way to resize the canvas, but its the only way I know how.
Now when I import this into Cinema4D, it shows up as if I had not reset the artboard (canvas) area. As you can see in my second pic, by default, the pointer arrows to move the text are on the bottom left (at 0,0) whereas my text object is up and to the right, were it would be in Illustrator if I used default canvas type. How do I get the transform arrows on the bottom middle or right in the middle of my text object in Cinema4D...Did I not set the artboard size the right way?
I checked the zones and there doesnt seem to be any zone for 3D apps. If you guys dont know the 3D part, just answer the Illustrator part, i.e. how to resize the canvas (artboard) to a custom cropped area like in photoshop you would select marque tool and select any area - edit - crop - canvas