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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!


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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • Software is very powerful and designed produce professional results, may be intimidating for beginners
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A Complete Software Animation Tool That Can Give You a Professional Output

By Sam James

On Monday, September 22, 2014

Cinema 4D gives you all the possibilities to do anything when it comes to television, film, architecture, product design or any job that needs a professional output with their work. Cinema 4D offers you a very professional environment that brings you a massive collection of animation design ranging from short movies up to complex architectures. This application comes out with lots of useful functions that you can use in every project that you are working on, as well as generators, cameras, splines, materials, deformers and environment items. These can be easily moved, adjusted and scaled in order for you to reach your personal preferences. Cinema 4D allows you to create an advanced character animation and character rigs in a much easier way. The engine makes it simple to do complex interaction and collisions between every object, while its network rendering allows users to take control all computers that are connected with your network to support rendering of your animations faster. Overall, Cinema 4D is perfect tool for advance users that needs a good quality animation output.


  • It includes lots of useful settings
  • Single click used on enhanced key-frame buttons


  • It is quite hard to use
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • I just want to see how it is because ive been looking on youube these minecraft intros and thery are made by cinema 4d so i wanted to try and see if i could make one

  • for animate and create models about fnaf,undertale and other comics and videogame's characters,i want to start with an programm witch i can understand how to do this things

  • my new introduction for my youtube channel and to make some animations and to prove that i am not a robot cause why else would i be writing this big thing

  • making video,editing photoes and learning how to use it.encrease my knowlegde and publishing it in local areas for supporting in getting markets

  • Im gonna use it for animating minecraft skins for me and my friends.I love this Website for the free download Thank you very much.Im so happy right now

What similar programs have you used?
  • fter Effects, Animate, Captivate and whatever software has a certificate of networthiness by the government so I can use it on a govt computer

  • i want this logicial cause i like do some stranges things with cinema 4D i would realized some of film which defiles in my head creativity is mine

  • 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

  • I Have used Adobe Acrobat VI Pro many times. I reffers very simular but ive also used 3D Shapes on my computer where you can Plant animati

  • I used Chemdraw, 3D Max 2014 and many other software like this. They are also really useful for making 3D and 4D structure especially in scie

What do you like most about this program?
  • 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

  • animation and rendering and my freinds always use it i saw people make awsome renders and my friend is giving away 8 million render so cool

  • All about the programme and its feature to enable you express your mind in motion for better production and it improves you thinking faculty

  • yes i like it very much thank fir great work that you have done for developing this software,kee on puting the updates on how to use this for

  • it makes 3 dimensional things for any type of thing you want to be made in 3d along with adding details and whatever else it does, it looks good


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 .

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