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Why Cinema 4D?

Easy to learn and extremely powerful: Cinema 4D is the perfect package for all 3D artists who want to achieve breathtaking results fast and hassle-free. Beginners and seasoned professionals alike can take advantage of Cinema 4D’s wide range of tools and features to quickly achieve stunning results. Cinema 4D’s legendary reliability also makes it the perfect application for demanding, fast-paced 3D production, and a range of attractively priced software packages is available to fit any artist’s needs.

 STUDIO

Everything you need for high-end 3D

Cinema 4D Studio is the very best that MAXON has to offer for professional 3D artists. If you want to create advanced 3D graphics but need a helping hand to ensure you create jaw-dropping graphics quickly and easily, then this is the choice for you.

 BROADCAST

The 3D motion graphics powerhouse

Cinema 4D Broadcast has everything you need to create dynamic broadcast graphics quickly and easily. If you are a motion graphics artist looking to add 3D to your existing suite of tools, then this is the ideal choice for you.

VISUALIZE

The professional solution for architects & designers

Whether you need to visualize a mobile phone, a building, a car or anything else, Cinema 4D Visualize provides everything you need to produce fantastic images and animations quickly, easily and to any level of realism. 

PRIME

Professional 3D starts here

Renowned for its ease of use, speed and professional results, Cinema 4D Prime is an ideal choice for all graphic designers looking to add 3D to their toolset.

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MAXON Cinema 4D Release 20

 Tools for today, technology for tomorrow

Cinema 4D Release 20 marks a huge leap in technology, introducing massive new frameworks that put tremendous power in your creative hands. The possibilities are endless, your creativity is unleashed - it’s time to jump in the deep end.


Highlights in Cinema 4D R20:

Node-based material system – offers completely new possibilities for creating materials, from simple reference materials to highly complex shaders – using node-based shaders. More than 150 different nodes offer users functions that they can use to quickly and comfortably create complex shading effects for the ultimate creative freedom. The standard material system’s interface can be used to get started with the new node-based workflow – which the respective material is automatically created by the nodes in the background. Node-based materials can be made available as parametric assets with a reduced interface.

MoGraph Fields – offer completely new creative possibilities for the celebrated procedural animation toolset in MoGraph. Fields offer a new workflow that make it possible to control the strength of the effect using any combination of falloffs – from simple geometric shapes to shaders and sounds to objects and mathematical formulas. Fields can be mixed and combined with one another in a layer list. Effects can be re-mapped and grouped in multiple Fields to control Effectors, Deformers, weights and more.

CAD Import – Cinema 4D R20 offers seamless drag and drop import for common CAD file formats such as Solidworks, STEP, Catia, JT and IGES. The importer’s scale-based tessellation offers individual control of the level of detail for impressive visualizations.

Volume-based modeling – The OpenVDB-based Volume Builder and Mesher in Cinema 4D R20 offer an entirely procedural modeling workflow. Any primitive or polygon objects (including the new Fields objects) can be combined to create complex objects using Boolean operations. Volumes created in Cinema 4D can be exported sequentially in the Vdb format and can be used in any application or render engine that supports OpenVDB.

ProRender improvements – Important features such as Subsurface Scattering, motion blur and multi-passes were added to the native, GPU-based ProRender. The ProRender code was also updated. The renderer now supports Apple’s Metal2 technology and the use of out-of-core textures.

Modernization
– The modernization of the Cinema 4D core architecture is becoming more and more tangible.  In Release 20, this is evidenced by a series of significant API adaptations, the new node system and the modeling and UI framework.

Learn what's new in Cinema 4D R20

View complete R20 feature list here


Product Comparison

Cinema 4D Prime

 Features

  • Modeling
  • Materials & Texturing
  • Lighting
  • Animation
  • Camera
  • Advanced Renderer
  • UV Editing
  • Extensive API: C++, Python, C.O.F.F.E.E.
  • Prime Library incl. materials, 
    objects & presets


Cinema 4D Broadcast

 Includes all features of Cinema 4D Prime and:

  • Physical Renderer
  • OpenVDB Volume Modeling
  • Advanced Camera Tools
  • Team Render (3 Nodes)
  • Advanced Fields
  • MoGraph Tools
  • Broadcast Library, incl. materials, cameras and objects

Cinema 4D Visualize

Includes all features of Cinema 4D Prime and:

  • CAD Importer
  • OpenVDB Volume Modeling
  • Physical Renderer
  • Advanced Camera Tools
  • Team Render (3 Nodes)
  • Sketch & Toon
  • Visualize Library, incl. materials, presets and architectural objects

 C4D Studio 670x200

Includes all features all other packages

  • CAD Importer
  • OpenVDB Volume Modeling
  • Physical Renderer
  • ProRender (new GPU-based Renderer)
  • Advanced Camera Tools
  • Team Render (unlimited Nodes)
  • MoGraph Tools
  • Advanced Fields
  • Sketch & Toon
  • Dynamics
  • Sculpting
  • Hair System
  • Advanced Character Tools
  • Motion/Object Tracker
  • all Libraries, Advanced presets and demo scenes

MAXON Service Agreement

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In addition to your current Cinema 4D or BodyPaint 3D software you can also purchase the optional MAXON Service Agreement (MSA) Participating customers automatically receive updates of MAXON products, which means they benefit from all new features and functions that are made available while their MSA is active

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