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Cinema 4D

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Maxon Offers the Very Best for Average and Professional 3D artists

By Sam James

On Monday, May 18, 2015

If you want to make advanced 3D graphics in a straightforward way, I guess this program is good for you. Cinema 4D studio has loads of tools that will help you in creating advanced character animations. It is user friendly and very intuitive so you will not encounter any problem with it. Moreover, this program has been more improved, and it has better dynamics and rendering. Not only that, it also has advanced character animation tools and unique MoGraph dynamics. What I love this is that it is easier to learn compared to other same programs out there. Its interface is very simple and easy to understand. However, this tool is still required for professional use. So for Cinema 4D users out there, I think this one is a must have, and for those people looking to enter 3D modeling and animation, this program is a great choice. I highly suggest it!

Pros

  • Very easy and fun to use
  • The rendering speed is really great

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  • This program is very pricey
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The next generation of powerful and professional 3D video animator software

By Kyle Daniels

On Friday, August 22, 2014

For software graphic animators, engineers, industrial designers, architects and many software graphic professionals Cinema 4D may possibly be the new application that will be able to make their work easier and faster.

Cinema 4D is a software application that allows users to create high-quality, professional video animation computer graphics. Right off the bat, it’s clearly evident that this software is not for novice users. This is a powerful and versatile video animation application, perfect for creating both virtual still and animated computer graphics. Having downloaded and started the software, I noticed that it appears to have the very same layout as the previous version. The user interface contains the essential main menu functions and options on top and a layer control panel positioned on the right panel. The working interface is to the left and center, where the project you’re working on can be viewed and manipulated. Of course all this is highly customizable according to your preferences. Cinema 4D now comes with faster and even better rendering capabilities. The application also allows me to render and control ambient light even more easily than I previously experienced with other similar software/

Overall, Cinema 4D appears to have the versatility, power and flexibility computer graphics professionals need to achieve a high-end, extremely professional output. I really recommend downloading and trying out this application.

Pros

  • Highly customizable modules available separately
  • Neutralizes the steep learning curve required for similar previous software
  • Perfect for professional computer graphics professionals but intermediate users can start exploring too

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  • Software is very powerful and designed produce professional results, may be intimidating for beginners
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An Amazing 3D Designing Tool That Can Give You a Professional Looking Output

By Daren Garius

On Tuesday, September 2, 2014

There are so many experts in 3D designing today, and I know that designing a 3D project with high quality output really need lots of talent, and also with the help of the right tools for you to achieve the possible best output that you can. In this case, I know one perfect application that can help you to reach your goal and this application is the Cinema 4D. With the use of Cinema 4D, you can easily create professional looking 3D design in a much easier way. This application is easier to master that the other application out there with its same category. Cinema 4D comes out with an amazing set of tools that will surely help you to have a good quality output and most of all, this application is very easy to use which is very relevant to some graphic artist who are not familiar with this kind of 3D tools. All in all, Cinema 4D really tries to become a perfect solution for all 3D designers in anywhere in the world, whether you are a beginner in 3D designing, or just expanding your capabilities or you are an expert that really needs a very efficient tools.

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  • It works with Windows and Mac OS
  • It can give you a high quality output

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  • Lack in some major update
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • What im going to be able to learn create the new creativity by 3D modeling something i wanted to try out in awhile, also image design, and other things as well

  • fun and business because i LOVE IT SO MUCH AND THINK IT IS A VERY GOOD PROGRAM to modify pictures and video to be watched by people who like them

  • Intros for youtubers that look amazing when played it is my dream o have a good software to use to make quality intros for people love them all

  • Banners for the minecraft theme game making and lots more there will be a link to this webiste in the youtube channel so u get more popular and that is it really

  • Make Animation for College Home Work. Because i heard from my friend that this software are very interesting and easy to use. I want to try.

What similar programs have you used?
  • source filmmaker a software made b y valve that is free to use on steam made to 3d animate i thought it was kinda complicated so i found out about cinema 4d

  • SLIDE EFFECT, AURURA, ADOBE PREMIER CX6 AND OTHER THAT ARE ALSO GOOD. BUT I AM LOOKING FORWARD SEEING CINEMA 4D DEMO R13 AND HOW IT WORKOUT.

  • videos and picture animation, my windows is window 7 ultimate and i am very happy to use this programs by the way its very easys to create an

  • source filmmaker a software made b y valve that is free to use on steam made to 3d animate i thought it was kinda complicated so i found out about cinema 4d

What do you like most about this program?
  • All about the programme and its feature to enable you express your mind in motion for better production and it improves you thinking faculty

  • its really good for making intro`s i made mine at redkyle123 thats my yt its just all around good say u have unity and u wanted to make an object just import it from a c4d file

  • Yes it is fine a really good and its really cool how people are using them these days thats why i always wanted to use the Xinema studio cause its great

  • I like this program because I can download Cinema 4D for free instead of buying it on maxon which is a lot of money to me personally. Wel thanks

  • for editing and doing best movies and build many things by using cinema 4d and helps me me to get mor pictures i didint film to the field that day

Review

Cinema 4D is a 3D modeling software designed by Maxon which will help the user to create high definition 3D shapes and dynamic graphs. This program is frequently used for broadcast graphics, since its rendering speed is much faster than other programs of the same kind, like Autodesk 3ds Max.

This new version offers some tools and improvements such as enhanced text modeling or advanced rendering optimizations. You will be able to render your projects faster with new global illumination methods and use Team Render, a new online rendering tool which uses peer-to-peer communication to distribute different rendering tasks; it also offers an easy setup and smooth workflow.

How to use

First of all, keep in mind that Cinema 4D is not a utility for the casual user. This software requires some previous knowledge and loads of hours experimenting until you get something good. To start with something, you can generate primitive shapes like spheres or cubes and then customize several parameters such as number of segments in X, Y or Z, the radius, coordinates, etc. Then, the program offers you the possibility to modify those objects by using effects like bending, melting or bulging. You can also model text in 3D space and add some effects previously mentioned. Modeling primitive shapes is the basis of complex works. You can create a realistic strawberry from a single sphere by applying the right effects and model processes. You have the option to sculpt right on your polygonal models, modifying the mesh effortlessly by editing polygons, edges or points.

When you are happy with your models, you can start adding some textures so they become more realistic. You just have to create new materials and then start tweaking some settings. Materials will look the way you like, since everything is customizable: change the color, add reflections, set the environment, add a bump map or specular. One of these elements is what will give the texture to your materials: the bump. You are free to set some fractal noise to act as a bump map, or you can load an image from your PC. Then you are free to set the strength to make it more or less noticeable depending on your needs.

Now your model is ready, but you can still improve it. This software gives you the option to add a camera and move it if you are looking for an animated scene or create a background and a floor; but you are still missing the most important element: light. You will have to create individual lights in order to clearly see what you need or hide some parts of the models, or you can go to render settings and choose global illumination. One quick tip if you want global light but you need total control over it is to create a single light and an array and then drag the light into the array. This will give you seven lights equally distributed. Now, you are able to configure the number of copies as well as light properties easily.

Aside from this global effect, you will find some more which will help you to improve your model or the environment. You can enable ambient occlusion, which tries to recreate the way light radiates, especially off non-reflective surfaces. If you have some semi-solid simulated surfaces like water, you can turn the caustics on. Caustic Networks are created when the light gets reflected or refracted by semi-solid or curved objects and gets projected onto a solid surface. After applying these final effects, you can render your model and save a single frame or the whole composition in case of being an animated scene.

Cinema 4D Features

Here you can see some of the features of Cinema 4D:

  • Slide tool will allow you to adjust edges with a single drag
  • Intel Embree Raytracing makes complex rendering processes easier than ever
  • Non-linear animation for creating animations with keyframes
  • Supports several output formats such as BMP, TARGA, TIFF or JPG
  • Gain total control over your texts with MoText and Text Splines, kerning individual characters in your 3D view
  • New Project Mesh feature allows you to combine multiple sculpt objects with optimized edge flow

If you are interested in Cinema 4D and you need some more information before you download it, feel free to check the developer’s official website .

System requirements for the download

The minimum system requirements in order to download and install this software correctly are listed below:

Operating System: Windows Vista or higher

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 Athlon 64 or equivalent

RAM Memory: 1024 MB or higher

Video Card: OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card

Hard Disk: 7 GB free space available