Cinema 4D is a professional 3D modeling, animation, simulation and rendering software solution. Its fast, powerful, flexible and stable toolset make 3D workflows more accessible and efficient for design, motion graphics, VFX, AR/MR/VR, game development and all types of visualization professionals. Cinema 4D produces stunning results, whether working on your own or in a team.
Award-Winning Mograph - MoGraph is a procedural modeling and animation toolset that gives motion designers the ability to quickly and easily create complex and abstract animations. At the heart of MoGraph is the Cloner object which allows you to duplicate objects in a variety of ways. Add MoGraph’s powerful collection of Effectors to the mix and you can put everything in limitless motion using sound, fracturing, fields, and so much more - often without creating a single keyframe! MoGraph is the go-to system for professional broadcast graphics designers and was recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a Technical Achievement Award in 2019.
Easy to learn, easy to use - Cinema 4D is widely recognized as one of the easiest and most accessible 3D packages to learn and use. To soften that learning curve Maxon offers thousands of tutorials on Cineversity and hundreds of Quick Tips. Maxon’s Training team also hosts weekly and monthly live webinars to help new and existing users succeed – check out Maxon's archives and events schedule for more information.
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What's New in Cinema 4D
Unify your workflows with the best technology from around the Maxon family. Render everywhere with Redshift. Take advantage of a powerful automatic retopology from ZBrush to create beautiful optimized meshes. Cinema 4D S26 includes great enhancements across the entire 3D workflow - Modeling, Animation and Simulation, Rendering.
Modeling Introducing ZRemesher for retopology, new interactive modeling tools, advanced spline nodes, new capsule possibilities, and improved vector import.
Cloth Simulation With all-new Cloth and Rope dynamics, you can achieve more realistic-looking simulations on either the CPU or GPU that are highly multi-threaded.
Redshift Everywhere Redshift for Cinema 4D now supports CPU redenring and includes high-quality previews in the viewport and import/export Redshift materials.
Polygonal Modeling Polygons are the building blocks of 3D. With Cinema 4D’s complete polygonal modeling toolset, it’s easy to craft everything from cars to creatures
Parametric Modeling Cinema 4D offers a wide range of parametric objects that give you structure to build from and offer the ability to make changes at any time.
Volume Modeling Cinema 4D’s OpenVDB-based Volume Modeling offers a procedural way to create complex objects by combining basic shapes in Boolean-type operations.
Sculpting Create organic models with Cinema 4D’s intuitive sculpting tools. Pull, smooth, flatten, cut, pinch, etc. your meshes like digital clay.
Poly Pen This is in fact the Swiss Army Knife of 3D modeling. Create, select, move or delete points, edges and surfaces comfortably without changing the tool.
Polygon Reduction Polygon Reduction quickly reduces the amount of polygons in models while preserving smooth UVs, vertex maps and selections, for lightweight meshes.
Texturing Cinema 4D’s material system lets you create photorealistic materials with multi-layered material channels, reflectance, procedural shaders and more.
Node-Based Materials Create complex materials for Maxon's Physical Renderer. Intuitive, flexible and powerful, as you would expect from a node-based system.
BodyPaint 3D BodyPaint 3D has a comprehensive set of tools for painting detailed textures directly on your 3D objects - turning models into beautiful works of art.
UVs Cinema 4D provides everything you need to make the painstaking work on UVs enjoyable - whether it's for hard surfaces or organic shapes.
Capture 3D Models with Moves by Maxon Quickly turn a series of pictures into a 3D model inside of Cinema 4D.
Animation Basics Virtually any object, material or parameter can be animated. Keyframing can be done manually, with auto-keyframing or parametrically.
Character Animation Cinema 4D offers a wide range of easy-to-use and reliable animation tools to help you create and animate life-like characters and creatures.
Car Rig Whether you're animating cars for commercials or VFX this powerful and intuitive Car Rig preset makes it easy to prep a car for power-sliding action.
Simulation Create dynamic relationships between objects, generate hair and cloth, or use springs, motors, and aerodynamics to generate spectacular simulations.
Tracking Tracking of objects or camera positions is crucial for the integration of 3D elements into footage. C4D offers on-board tools to accomplish this.
Character Object Allows you to easily build flexible rigs for any type of character, based on presets for bipeds, quadrupeds and more, all crafted by top animators.
Mixamo Control Rig Easily apply motion clips from Adobe’s Mixamo library to your Cinema 4D characters and modify or retarget them in just a few simple steps.
Toon Rig Animate like in Looney Toons. This versatile character rig offers all the features you need to animate cartoon-style.
Moves by Maxon Capture facial and body movements with our iPhone and iPad app and instantly apply them to your characters in Cinema 4D.
Magic Bullet Looks Easily apply one of over 200 preset film looks, import LUTs, or work with custom color correction tools - directly in C4D.
Lighting in C4D Lighting controls including color, brightness, falloff, visible or volumetric light, noise, and Lumen or Candela brightness offer real-world results.
Take System Change and save almost any parameter in Cinema 4D - object properties, animations, lights, cameras, materials, textures, and more.
Rendering System Realistic and stylized renderings as well as convenient infrastructure management - Cinema 4D offers everything for a smooth rendering workflow.
Network Rendering Flexible administration is the key to render efficiently. With C4D network rendering solutions, administration of render clients becomes a breeze.
Track Modifier Tag Allows you to modify animation tracks on objects or tags in a super-fast way.
User Interface Enhancements The most intuitive 3D application just got better. A modern spin on C4D’s interface shows what's important and puts more focus on your artwork.
Capsules Capsule Assets constructed in C4D's Scene Nodes core offer procedural, plugin-like power.
Spline Import Import vector art from Illustrator, PDF and SVG files to use in your 3D scenes. Advanced features like symbols and gradient-filled shapes supported.
Substance The free Substances plugin for C4D offers 3D content creators native support for Allegorithmic’s procedural Substance material workflow within C4D.
After Effects Integration Maxon’s Cineware lets you drop native C4D projects right into After Effects, manipulate 3D elements and render directly from within After Effects.
Adobe Illustrator Integration with Adobe's industry-leading vector graphics software allows native import of paths, type, and vector graphics into Cinema 4D.
Adobe Photoshop Tight integration to Adobe's industry standard for image processing allows the import of multi-layered PSD files, e.g. for the easy material creation.
Supported File Formats Production environments are rarely homogeneous and smooth exchange between tools is essential. C4D supports all common exchange formats.
SDK / Development Community In studio environments it is often necessary to create own tools to integrate C4D into the pipeline. Our well-developed SDKs simplify this process.
X-Particles Integration X-Particles is by far the most used simulation tool for C4D. From realistic effects to abstract motion graphics, everything is possible.
Unreal Integration With the release of Unreal Engine 4.23, Epic Games introduced support for Cinema 4D enabled via the Datasmith plugin.
Unity Integration The Unity plug-in (available from the Unity Asset Store) is compatible with Cinema 4D R21+ and Unity 2019.3.0+.
Vectorworks Integration Vectorworks develops all-in-one design and BIM software for the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries.
Archicad Integration ARCHICAD is an industry-leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software solution provider for the architecture and design industry.
Allplan Integration ALLPLAN is a global developer of open solutions for Building Information Modeling (BIM).
Sketchfab Integration With the free Sketchfab plug-in you can upload 3D objects and animations directly from Cinema 4D to the Sketchfab platform.
Environment Modeling landscapes from scratch is hard work, but there are tools that specialize in this and allow you to create worlds in a snap.
Apple Final Cut Pro & Motion Cinema 4D can generate multi-layered Final Cut Pro 7 project files with just a few clicks.
Nuke Integration Cinema 4D can render a NUKE project file completely with proper node structure.
Blackmagic Fusion Integration Instantly render Fusion compositions with Cinema 4D.
Simulation Partners Whether it's a spectacular simulation of smoke, water, fire or abstract particle streams for motion graphics, there’s software to facilitate this.
Rendering with Chaos® V-Ray® V-Ray® is an award-winning renderer for artists, architects, designers, and generalists, empowering you to visualize anything you can imagine.
Rendering with Arnold Arnold for Cinema 4D provides a bridge to Autodesk’s powerful CPU based renderer Arnold from within the standard Cinema 4D interface.
Rendering with Corona A high-performance (un)biased photorealistic renderer with a focus on realism, ease of use and affordability, with no compromise in quality or power.
Other Renderers Every artist has their preferences when it comes to rendering. That's why Cinema 4D supports a huge variety of external renderers.
Real-Time Graphics Especially in broadcast production, it is key to be able to quickly add up-to-date graphics. C4D brings 3D objects live into leading applications.
Motion Capture Motion capture is an easy way to animate characters quickly and realistically. Cinema 4D supports leading manufacturers of mocap devices.
Cineware for After Effects Since 2013, Cineware has provided seamless integration of Cinema 4D assets into After Effects.
Cineware for Illustrator Add and edit 3D objects directly within Adobe Illustrator CC 2020 using the new Cineware for Illustrator plug-in.
Rendering with Octane OctaneRender® is an unbiased and spectrally correct GPU renderer with high output quality and speed, highly appreciated by C4D artists.
Placement Tools It's never been so easy and intuitive to place objects in a scene, whether you're building out a complex environment or adding greebles to a logo.
Asset Browser Easy to find and use models, materials and other assets. This incredible library of resources to power your creativity are always close at hand.
Fields System By far the most powerful MoGraph feature and much more than just falloffs. A whole new way of controlling, layering and linking effects to eachother.
Voronoi Fracturing Voronoi Fracture lets you shatter any object into procedural fragments using virtually anything to control the distribution of the shattered pieces.
MoGraph Basics MoGraph is our unique, award-winning procedural modeling and animation tool, making C4D the first choice for motion designers.
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You can now download Cinema 4D for Windows and Mac for free and test it on your own computer with your own data before buying. It's a free download.
Recommended System Specification
Manufacturer's system requirements are generally the bare minimum that you need to run the software and insufficient for effective and productive operation of the product.
Our suggested "real world" mid-range desktop system key specifications to properly runCinema 4Dare as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i7
Graphics Card: NVIDIA QUADRO RTX4000
Hard Drive: 1TB NVMe
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Novedge, in partnership withHigh Speed Computing, can also provide the perfect hardware for your design needs,pre-installed with your software, at a very competitive price. Contact us to discuss custom-configured workstations and laptops.