Cinema 4D

Program for 3D textures, animations, and computer graphics

About Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D is a 3D software developed by Maxon Computer GmbH which both amateurs and professionals can use to create 3D textures, computer graphics, and animations. Cinema 4D is used in many industries. The software can be found in television advertising, and besides, the complex 3D models it creates have also been used for film productions and documentaries.

Maxon’s Cinema 4D started as a program that solves various complex tasks through the use of modules. But since version 12 of the program, this modular system has become a thing of the past. Instead, every version of Cinema 4D now offers full functionality. These functions include the modeling of 3D graphics, the processing of motion capture recordings, and graphic animation. Since 2010, Maxon has been using the Python programming language for Cinema 4D. As result companies and private users can also use Python to develop their programs and plugins, thus extending the functionality of Cinema 4D. And thanks to the integration of third-party providers such as Adobe, it is also possible to work with Cinema 4D projects in Adobe After Effects and Illustrator.

Captured recordings can be transferred to Cinema 4D using a plug-in. And using keywords, it’s possible to animate the entire body or parts of the face. So thanks to this type of motion capture, even private users can apply animations to virtual characters.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Images

Cinema 4D sculptor creation
Cinema 4D volume modeling
Cinema 4D alignment adjustment
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Features

Total features of Cinema 4D: 3

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,7 /5
(3)
Value for Money
4,7/5
Features
4,7/5
Ease of Use
3,7/5
Customer Support
3,5/5

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Pragya J.
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  • Industry: Animation
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Maxon Cinema 4D: Best 3D Motion Graphics Tool

Reviewed on 2021/02/05

If you want to create advanced 3D graphics quickly and easily, then this is the best software to...

If you want to create advanced 3D graphics quickly and easily, then this is the best software to use. Best for motion designers and 3D production.

Pros

1)Beginner-Friendly: Cinema 4D is known for being the friendliest 3D software with an easy learning curve.
2)Powerful Features:
(i)Modelling -> Types of modelling modes: polygon, parametric, sculpting and volume modelling. You get different methods of creating models and you can choose any according to your preference.
(ii)Texturing ->You can choose materials and shaders, from node-based to 3D printing.
(iii)Lighting -> With so many options and an amazing render engine, you can create super-realistic renders.
(iv)Animation->Can be used for creating a 2D cartoon styled render, motion graphics, and realistic animations.
3)Highly Active community for tips and tutorials.
4)Cinema 4D also offers an object library, with free 3D files.
5)Supports integration with Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator and CAD applications.
5)Highly appreciated in the Industry.

Cons

1)It's costly.
2)Cannot be used for game creation like Blender.
3)Limited tools compared to other software.

Scott J.
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  • Industry: Animation
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Hit the ground running!

Reviewed on 2021/01/07

I am a motion designer and over the years have found Cinema 4D a great asset to extend my work and...

I am a motion designer and over the years have found Cinema 4D a great asset to extend my work and portfolio.

Pros

Cinema 4D is so intuitive for artists to use. I have used animation software that stash features all over the interface and are so complex to use. Artists can use this program immediately and grow with it over time and customize the interface to match their preferred workflow.

Cons

With all the 3rd party render systems, I'd like to see a stronger integration with them to make them easier for artists to get started with.

Nelson J.
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  • Industry: Animation
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Other for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Évolution de cinéma 4d

Reviewed on 2021/02/03

avec cinéma 4d, je pas besoin de multiple logiciel pour travailler, donc c'est benefic, et sa peuv...

avec cinéma 4d, je pas besoin de multiple logiciel pour travailler, donc c'est benefic, et sa peuv economiser beaucoup

Pros

Personnellement cinéma 4d est pour mon le meuleur et a directement importé son projet à l'after effect et aussi on peut importer des character ou animation Maximo directement sans passe par une autre logiciel ,et on peut faire des animations par motion tracker, et par after effect directement ,

Cons

je ne sais pas si possible mais ,je trouve que maxon doive faire comme motionbulder pour l'animation de personnages 3d, animer avec motion tracker avec multiple caméra, ou, faire comme kinect et animer avec un simple caméra ou avec téléphone

Cinema 4D FAQs

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Cinema 4D offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$999,00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Cinema 4D offers a 14-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available at $999/year.

Cinema 4D offers the following features:

  • Data Import/Export

Cinema 4D has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Cinema 4D supports the following languages:

English

We do not have any information about what devices Cinema 4D supports

Cinema 4D integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Illustrator CC

Cinema 4D offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support

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