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Cinema 4D FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Cinema 4D offer?

Cinema 4D has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $149.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Cinema 4D?

Cinema 4D has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does Cinema 4D support?

Cinema 4D supports the following languages:
French, Spanish


Q. Does Cinema 4D offer an API?

Yes, Cinema 4D has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Cinema 4D integrate with?

Cinema 4D integrates with the following applications:
Adobe Illustrator


Q. What level of support does Cinema 4D offer?

Cinema 4D offers the following support options:
Phone Support, Email/Help Desk

Cinema 4D product overview

Price starts from

149

Per month

Flat Rate

What is 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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Phone Support
Email/Help Desk

Training options

Documentation

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69

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149

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Cinema 4D features

Functionality

4.6

/5

69

Total features

18

3 categories

Most valued features by users

Activity Dashboard
Drag & Drop
Data Import/Export
2D Drawing
3D Modeling
Animation
Animations & Transitions
Building Information Model

Cinema 4D users reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

/5

69

Positive reviews

96

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.48/10
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Pros
No matter how inexperienced you are, it will help you take your creativity to new heights. It has several tools to help you work more efficiently and make beautiful images.
Cinema 4d is amazing to create simple and complex animations/visual effects and the interface is solid and after a while it's easy to understand.
Its so great for beginners and animation lovers to start with it you will make wonderful animations.
Cons
It crashed in heavy scenes and sometimes stuck. No fluid simulation built in.
There are times where it hangs and get's stuck and now you have to restart after waiting for a couple of hours of rendering. Happens to me ones on a blue moon though.
The software contains some bugs which deserve to be fixed as for modeling polygons. Crash during very heavy tasks, it may be due to my configuration.
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Roldan A.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Cinema 4D Easy Breezy, But...

Reviewed 2 years ago

Fantastic! Though, I have shift career from graphic design to web development, I still dreamt of doing 3D Design soon. Cinema 4D is still my best recommended 3D software out there - save for the price of course.

Pros

- Easy to learn. I have been with 3DS Max and Maya and all other 3D software, Cinema 4D made learning easier. Yes, it's easy to learn and the interface are very intuitive.- Integrations. One of the best thing Cinema 4D comes with is it's integration and compatibility with Adobe Products like Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects for video editor. Now, Imagine the leverage this will give you.- Faster rendering using third-party integration rendering software such as RedShift and Vray.- Generous learning hubs and tutorials are all around the corner, both free and paid.

Cons

- The Price. I cringe with the price. Definitely, not for solo users with little budget. Not for student either. You might be better off, using a computer from your computer lab before you can use this software. It's too pricey. Though, it offers educational version, but I'm not sure if you can maximize on that one.- Steep Learning Curve. Off course, we can compromise on this one. Not single 3D Software is easy-breezy to learn. But Cinema 4D is by far the easiest I've got.- Bugs and glitches. There are times where it hangs and get's stuck and now you have to restart after waiting for a couple of hours of rendering. Happens to me ones on a blue moon though.

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Nabin P.

Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Fastest 3D modeling, animation, simulation, and rendering software

Reviewed 3 years ago

Cinema 4D is the easiest yet advanced 3D modeling and simulation software that comes with a rich library of presets allowing you to quickly produce outstanding animated videos.

Pros

Cinema 4D offers an extensive collection of 3D models and animation presets, that allow users to quickly and easily produce high-quality animated videos. With its MoGraph toolset, it is much faster to control, layer, and link effects to each other. It features advanced UV mapping, placement tools, scene manager, and Redshift rendering which makes it an industry-leading 3D software.

Cons

The price is a bit too expensive for beginners. Not suitable for developing interactive animations.

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Government Administration, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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The render quality is amazing

Reviewed 3 years ago

We don't have too much time for modeling and this software is incredible because is very intuitive and once you finish the quality of the render for an image o video is the best helps us to get amazing looks in no time.

Pros

Love the render quality and how smooth the materials look, easy to work with the modeling and texturing tool helps us to get fast results.

Cons

Is hard to get information about animation or how to animate with the software is not very friendly on how to do it and is hard to figure it out.

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Tayeb A.

Design, self-employed

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great 3D animation and rendering software

Reviewed 3 months ago

I started using Cinema 4D R12 about a decade ago, I still use it nowadays and it remains one of the best in between 3D softwares as you can use it on a laptop for basic work but for rendering big projects, it is recommended to have access to a server farm. There are services offering that online and locally depending on where you live.

Pros

- End results are jaw-dropping. - Additions third-party packs can be purchased to facilitate the work. - Pricing options (Monthly and Yearly) and student pricing also available for those who want to learn.

Cons

- Quality has a price so Cinema 4D comes with a hefty price tag, individuals might find it expensive but for creative agencies the price is more than affordable. - Some alternatives are free (ahem Blender). - Access to a render farm is highly recommended to export Cinema 4D work.

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Graphic Design, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Professionals in the world of digital art need to check this out

Reviewed 2 years ago

Hey guys! Today I want to tell you about Cinema 4D which is one of my favorite 3D animation software programs.I find it really user friendly because it lets me make the most intricate animations and visuals effects with ease. So what does this mean for you, dear animator? In our humble opinion, it means only one thing: If there’s ever been a better time to get your feet wet in animation software, it’s now. Let us know if you've tried Cinema 4D yet!

Pros

The future is yours. Cinema 4D is the perfect 3D software for you. No matter how inexperienced you are, it will help you take your creativity to new heights. It has several tools to help you work more efficiently and make beautiful images. Cinema 4D is easier to use than other 3D software, and you can use it for not only animation but also graphic design and motion graphics. Mograph with cloner is great to replicate your work at a fast speed so you don't have to waste any time.

Cons

It can be a little pricey, but worth the price. It's very tedious to be use and has a complicated interface. It's not compatible with every computer. But if you have the budget for it, I'd say go for it.

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