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Cinema 4D Studio is the Ultimate Tool for Creating Jaw-Dropping 3D Modeling and Animation

Cinema 4D Studio is an extremely powerful tool for accomplished professional 3D artists, and still user-friendly enough for those who are new to 3D. Cinema 4D delivers stunning results with thousands of features that artists demand for modeling, sculpting, shading, animation, motion graphics, rendering, and even VR. The package comes with accelerated performance at an affordable price, making it a great application for teams in a fast-moving production environment or for individual artists who want to create dazzling graphics and animation.


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Learn the differences between Studio, Visualize, Broadcast, and Prime versions of Cinema 4D. BodyPaint 3D and Cinema 4D Lite are also included on the comparison chart.

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Cinema 4D is the professional 3D package for your needs. If you want to create advanced 3D graphics and need a helping hand to ensure you create amazing graphics quickly and easily, then Cinema 4D is the choice for you. It comes in four different flavors for everyone's taste.

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.

Ease of Use

Getting started in the world of 3D is a blast when you can quickly create great-looking results! Cinema 4D’s intuitive and easy to understand operation and logically arranged interface makes it easy for beginners to jump right in and take control. And it never ceases to amaze professional users just how easy Cinema 4D is to use. Countless tutorials and a global, highly-skilled community play an important role in bringing beginners to a professional level of use.

Intuitive Interface

Cinema 4D is a pillar in our users’ everyday workflow. This is why we make sure from the start that new functions work intuitively and are exactly where users will expect to find them. The Cinema 4D layout can also be easily customized to precisely fit a user’s needs and saved for later use.


Cinema 4D’s stability is renowned throughout the 3D community and beyond. All new features and functions are thoroughly put through their paces by our QA and beta testers before being released. Our free service packs, which are released on a regular basis, further optimize Cinema 4D and let us rapidly respond to changes in operating systems and drivers!

Powerful System Help

Any questions about a specific function can be quickly answered by right-clicking on it and jumping straight to the integrated software documentation.

Procedural Workflows

Stay flexible from beginning to end! Staying flexible for last-minute changes is important no matter which project you’re working on. Cinema 4D offers numerous options for working non-destructively: parametric modeling, procedural shaders, textures and more. And the Cinema 4D Take System lets you save and manage multiple versions of a scene in a single file!

CINEMA 4D RELEASE 19 - Tools for today, technology for tomorrow

Cinema 4D Release 19 offers both great tools and enhancements you can put to use immediately and a peek into the foundations for the future. Designers choose Cinema 4D for its fast, easy workflow and rock-solid stability, and Release 19 makes your workflow even faster, expands your horizons with new features and offers dependability you can count on.

Viewport - Gorgeous Graphics, While You Work

With Depth of Field and Screen Space Reflections, you'll get render-quality results in real-time, and it's easy to accurately place lights and visualize reflectance settings.

Voronoi Fracture - Breaking up is easy to do

Voronoi Fracture makes it easy to procedurally split objects - in Release 19 you can control dynamics with connectors, glue pieces together, add detail to cracks and more.

Spherical Camera - Render [Virtual] Reality

Tap into today's top trend - render Stereo 360° VR videos for YouTube, Facebook, Oculus or Vive.

Note: Spherical videos are currently not supported by Safari browsers.

LOD (Level of Detail)

Maximize viewport and render speed, and prepare assets for game workflows

Poly Reduction

New generator preserves UV-mapped textures

Scene Reconstruction

Create Point Clouds or basic mesh from motion-tracked footage

Character Workflow

Pose space deformation and improved weighting workflow

Sound Effector

Create audio-reactive animations based on multiple frequencies from a single MP3

Radeon ProRender - Physically-based, Cross-Platform GPU Rendering

Whether you're on Windows or Mac, you can experience the future of GPU rendering in Cinema 4D - physically-based, deeply integrated and extremely interactive.

New Media Core - for all the formats you import and render

Use animated GIFs and MP4s as textures, and render directly to MP4, DDS and improved OpenEXR. All the image, video and sound formats import faster and support more options.

New Modeling Core

Experience improved N-gon and Edge handling in Align and Reverse Normal commands

BodyPaint 3D OpenGL

Real-time display of reflections and displacement as you paint

CINEMA 4D Release 19 Complete Feature List


  • Alembic R19
    • Alembic module is now based on Alembic 1.6.1 SDK
    • Alembic now supports subframe interpolation
    • "Other Attributes" option enables the import of additional point attributes
    • Export now supports the LOD Object
  • Alembic Generator
    • "Other Attributes" option enables the import of additional point attributes
    • Several workflow improvements
  • Alembic Morph Tag
  • FBX R19
    • FBX module is now based on FBX SDK 2017.1
    • Support for FBX LOD Groups added (import/export)
    • "Selection Only" option added to only export the selected objects
    • "Global Coordinates" option added to save objects with global instead of local coordinates
  • New Media handling
    • DDS exporter added
    • RPF can now save Material IDs
  • OBJ
    • New option "Groups (combine name collisions)
  • Houdini Engine Integration
    • Updated to Houdini Engine 16.0.633
    • The Integration now also supports particle rotation.

Workflow / UI

  • New Feature highlighting
    • Highlights new features in the current and previous version
    • Highlights can fade away when used
    • Custom highlight sets can be created
  • New Media Handling Core
    • Better media support in Cinema 4D
    • Data gets loaded more efficient
    • Layerset chooser now supports multi page/stream images (e.g. in multi page TIFF files)
    • Layerset chooser now allows access and selection of streams in a movie
    • Support for an arbitrary number of alpha channels
    • Format Presets for all Image/Movie formats
    • Option to adapt the Movie Data Rate if the resolution changes
    • Textures can have their own color profiles
    • Embedded color profiles for textures can be loaded
    • Anamorphic formats can be recalculated in the Picture Viewer
    • TIFF files can be compressed
    • Pixel aspect ration can be saved/loaded
    • Better support for CMYK and YUV images
    • 3D texture view supports the greyscale color profile
  • New "Load Substances from Folder" command in the Substance Asset Manager
  • Various new behaviors when inserting an object with multiple objects selected
  • Image/movie options of loaded files are remembered, images and movies can be saved with the same settings
  • The Content Browser now marks Substance assets with an overlay
  • The Vertex Color tag has a new option with which the vertext colors can be constantly shown
  • The save dialog window in the Picture Viewer can now handle anamorph videos


  • Weighting Improvements
    • Improved Weight Mirroring
      • Joint Matching Algorithms (Hierarchy-based, Coordinates-based, Name-based)
      • Improved Point-Matching Algorithm (Improved Nearest Point, Normalized Closest Point)
      • Mirror Tool Integration /w 1-Click functionality
      • Weight Manager Integration
    • Weight Manager Improvements
      • Several workflow improvements in the Weight Manager
      • WM Refactoring: Separated Weight Manager from the Weight Tool, Weight Manager per scene
      • Multiple Weight Manager Windows
      • Improved Joint List workflows (More Consistent, Custom List Order with new Weight Tag sort including folder support, list supports hiding joints)
      • Improved Spreadsheet workflow (More consistent filtering, new filters)
      • Expose functions to the scripting API
    • Weight Tool Improvements
      • Tool refactoring and performance improvement
      • Normalization Fixes
      • Select Joint Influences in the Viewport
      • Improved Smooth Workflow
      • Improved Picker workflow
      • New rigging specific layout
      • Improved commands (Bind Multiple Objects)
  • Character Morphs
    • PSD (Pose Space Deformation) added
  • Undeformed version of an object can now be used for rigid body simulations


  • Improved Voronoi Fracture
    • "Auto Connector" to automatically create a setup of Connectors between pieces.
    • "Geometry Gluing" to merge pieces together
    • "Detailing" to give pieces a more realistic look
    • "Sorting" has been moved to a new Tab
    • New sorting mode "Object"
    • New "Piece Scaling" functionality, to scale voronoi cells
    • The effect of "Offset Fragments" can now be inverted, this will create one object consisting of the gaps.
    • "Hull Only" can now have a thickness
    • The fracturing results can now be saved in the .c4d file
    • Vertex maps can now be created for inside face selections, outside face selections and edge selections.
    • Much better performance when fracturing high polygon count objects.
  • New Noise Falloff
  • New Sound Effector
    • New User Interface
      • New, interactive Frequency Graph
      • Sampling the sound with several probes. Sampling modes: Peak/Average/Step
      • Different modes to map probes to clones (Iterate/Distribute/Blend)
      • Different ways to colorize the Clones
  • Improved precision for source falloff for effectors
  • Improved speed of the volume effector


  • New UV Tile Offset Mode for the Variation Shader
  • Variation Shader now also work in Hair Materials


  • "ProRender", a new GPU based render engine
    • Based on OpenCL 1.2, working on Nvidia and AMD cards on Windows and AMD cards on macOS
    • Multi GPU support with a very effective scaling
    • Interactive Preview Render in Viewport
    • Support for native materials and lights
    • New PBR based Light and Material type
    • Firefly filter
    • Bucket rendering for large resolutions
  • Viewport Enhancements
    • Faster and nicer reflectance channel preview by Physically-Based Shading
    • Reflectance channel roughness map support.
    • Reflectance channel per-layer bump map support.
    • Fast and accurate illumination from rectangular area lights.
    • Depth of Field effect with Bokeh (support for Diaphragm shape), matching the Depth of Field in Physical Render closely.
    • Screen Space Reflections
    • Area Lights can be now shown as solid in the Viewport
  • Spherical Camera
    • New Camera option to create 360° and Dome renderings
    • New Field of View helper in the Viewport
    • Supports different mapping formats (Lat-Long, Cubic-Cross, Cubic-3x2, Cubic String)
    • Supports stereoscopic rendering
  • TeamRender improvements
    • Support for Frame Steps
    • Changed reordering strategy
    • Clients continue rendering, even if the server is not reachable
    • Support for encrypted web connections
  • New automatic Service Discovery
  • New Tonemapping Post-Effect
  • Speedups for Standard Renderer
  • Speedups for simple transparencies in Physical and Standard Renderers
  • Supersampling setting for the Hardware OpenGL Renderer
  • Shadowmap filtering improvement for the Hardware OpenGL Renderers
  • Instant material updates


  • New Modeling Kernel
    • First incarnation of the new, modern Modeling Kernel
    • Currently used by
      • Plane Primitive Generator
      • Reverse Normals Command
      • Align Normals Command
      • Polygon Reduction Generator
  • New command option dialog with "Reverse User Normals" option for Reverse Normals and Align Normals commands.
  • Level of Detail Object
    • Switching Level of Details Levels on different criteria (User Defined Level, User Defined Value, Screen Size horizontal/vertical/surface, Camera Distance, Project LoD)
    • Different modes
      • Children mode
      • Simplify Mode
      • Manual Group Node
  • Polygon Reduction Generator
    • Polygon Reduction is now a Generator
    • New reduction algorithm
    • Reduction can be set as a percentage or as number of remaining polygons, edges or vertices
    • Better UV handling
    • Can handle multiple objects either as one object or each one separately
  • Displacer has new options
    • Process Normal Tag
    • Type (RGB (XYZ Tangent)

Motion Tracking

  • Scene Reconstruction
    • Reconstruction of the recorded scene, based on the Motion Tracking 3D Solve data
    • Creates a Point Cloud or a mesh
  • Motion Tracker Enhancements
    • Manual Tracking now can work on R,G,B or custom channels
    • Footage can now displayed as "Tracker View", e.g. Red Channel only.
    • The Tracker can now work with a circular tracking pattern

UV Editing

  • User Interface modifications
  • Improved UV Selections including Grow/Shrink Selections, Select Connected and double click to select Islands for UV Polygons and Points
  • Convert Selection now supports UVs
  • Coordinate Manager now supports UVs
  • New Numerical Editor for UV points

BodyPaint 3D

  • BodyPaint is now based on OpenGL
  • New BodyPaint save options

Demo Version

  • Rendering Resolution Limitation has been removed, The Rendering will have a Watermark instead


What's new in Service Pack 2?

This service release improves the stability and performance of Cinema 4D and is recommended for all Release 19 users.

New in SP2, among other things, is the support for Apple's API Metal 2 on Mac systems, which greatly improves the performance of Radeon ProRender.

In addition to general improvements that affect almost all application areas in Cinema 4D, modeling and MoGraph features in particular will benefit from this service release.

A complete overview of all improvements in SP2 can be found in the changelist (pdf).

Minimum System Requirements Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D

Windows 7 SP1 64-bit or higher on Intel or AMD 64-bit CPU with SSE3 support or

macOS 10.11.6 or 10.12.4+ with 64-bit CPU running on Intel-based Apple Macintosh
4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended), OpenGL graphics card supporting OpenGL 4.1 (dedicated GPU recommended)

The GPU renderer requires an NVIDIA or AMD graphics card on Windows or AMD on macOS which supports OpenCL 1.2 or higher. We recommend at least 4 GB VRAM for GPU rendering.

USB port, Registration is required.

MAXON cannot guarantee support of new hardware and operating systems shipped after release of this Cinema 4D/BodyPaint 3D version.

Cinema 4D on Windows 10

There are no known Cinema 4D issues that are Windows 10-specific but your user experience might differ, depending on your hardware. Our closed field test showed that some but not all GPU drivers or input device drivers work less reliably on the new operating system, especially when using third-party plugins that rely on these drivers. This can change anytime if these drivers are updated, which means that no general guidelines exist regarding which graphics cards will be affected. For users of Intel HD2500 / HD4000 GPUs, we don't recommend the use of Windows 10 because they will most likely not receive the necessary updates.

QuickTime: Some versions could not be used with Windows 10. However, we received positive feedback with regard to using the current version 7.7.9 with Windows and Cinema 4D. According to the website, there is no official support for Windows 10. Download: https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime


Generally speaking, Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D support all currently available Intel and AMD 64-bit CPUs with SSE3 support. However, we cannot completely rule out the risk of compatibility issues for new CPUs (like AMD's latest Ryzen family of CPUs) that are released during a Cinema 4D release cycle. Nevertheless, we will provide updates for current releases to support these CPUs as quickly as possible.

Graphics cards

Generally speaking, Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D support all OpenGL 4.1-capable graphics cards. Nevertheless, we recommend using a dedicated 3D graphics card with an AMD or NVIDIA chip set. High-performance graphics chips are currently already available in mid-range laptops.

Make sure that you always use the most current certified graphics card driver (no beta versions).

To find out more about processing speed, CINEBENCH test results can be found online.

Important notice

MAXON is not responsible for the compatibility of individual graphics cards with the OpenGL mode. Due to the large number and types of available chip sets, operating systems and driver versions we cannot guarantee the compatibility of all systems.

The technical specifications of MAXON products are constantly changing. Please use the most current demo version of the software to test its compatibility on your computer.

Regarding NVIDIA 3D Vision

A quad buffered graphics card is required to use NVIDIA's 3D Vision Shutter glasses for viewing the stereoscopic display in Cinema 4D.

An overview of graphics cards that meet all requirements can be found here.


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This review is for Cinema 4D R19 only. I’ve been a Cinema 4D user for over a 15 years. I started with R6 so I know a little bit about what I am talking about. All I have to say is that Maxon has dropped the ball. The R19 offers a few upgrades but nothing life changing. 3rd party work arounds for all these upgrades have been around for years so there is nothing really new. The only thing that made the R19 upgrade seem valuable was the new ProRender. This had possibilities. I have been using RedShift for years but a native render is just what I was looking for. Unfortunately it’s garbage! Also, there is no GPU support for mac. I contacted Maxon support to make sure I was running the best hardware to use their render and Maxon support was beyond useless. I begged for the littlest bit of information and they refused to give it. All I wanted to know was what graphics card they tested the software on and they refused to tell me that. More bad news. R19 is incredibly unstable. Maxon used to be one of the most stable platforms for 3D work. With the R19 upgrade it has become the most unstable application on my system. Constant crashes, sometimes so severe it reboots my computer. Cinema 4D has never been able to close completely, forcing me to force quit every time. Honestly I’m so disappointed with what Maxon has become. A completely unstable platform with horrible customer service. I would recomend anyone new to 3d design to start with any other 3d platform, Lightwave, Maya or 3DS Max. If you decide to still go with Cinema 4D. . . good luck.

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? No

By: Richard Swindell
Date: December 27, 2017

  • Vendor Response:

    Richard, my sincerest apologies that you were not satisfied with the answers our tech team and VP (head of tech) provided. They did invest a lot of time trying to help you, but there is just so much we can offer with older hardware and custom configurations.

    As a general policy we do not test or recommend specific hardware but strive to ensure the software works great on any hardware. It’s true that ProRender isn’t supported with Nvidia cards on Mac due to driver and OS-level limitations. ProRender uses Nvidia and AMD graphics cards on Windows systems and AMD graphics chips on Macintosh. On Mac, it’s tested using the graphics cards in currently-shipping Apple devices, and soon-to-ship devices. We don’t test external GPUs or custom GPUs, as they’re not common, current or supported configurations.

    We just simply cannot make recommendations for custom configurations on older machines we have not directly tested. There are just too many variables and they are not even supported by Apple. I’m sorry you found that response useless, but there is no way we can guarantee the performance will be to your liking or even work reliably.

    If you’re experiencing stability issues, please use Cinema 4D’s built-in crash reporting to submit a crash log. We did a search through the logs and cannot find any crash logs submitted by you. Based on the logs we can see exactly where in the code the crash occurred and advise you on a solution. The type of crash you are describing is not at all typical. The more info we have the better we can serve you.

    We take tremendous pride in our customer service and gladly welcome comparisons to any other platform. Our tech support team is locally staffed (So Cal) with live human beings knowledgeable about the product. Tougher issues are quickly escalated directly to the VP or myself.

    Paul Babb

    By: Paul Babb Vendor
    Date: January 08, 2018

  • I appreciate that you took time to respond, although it feels like a PR move instead of an attempt to change my mind about the R19 upgrade and lackluster tech support. I would have been more impressed if you contacted me directly. You have my email from my numerous support requests. I know Maxon has my number from all the sales calls I get when there is an upgrade to buy. 

    My frustration stems from my “older” system meeting Maxon’s stated requirements except for the graphics card. I eagerly set about upgrading my graphics card to meet the ideal specs for R19 and that’s why I contacted your support team. I don’t think the majority of the customers upgrading to R19 are upgrading recently acquired currently-shipping or soon-to-ship devices.  I would wager most of your customers are guys like me, loyal to the brand for many, many years, upgrading along the way with a variety of systems that suit the variety of projects we’ve worked on over the years. I’m going to date myself, but I started with R6, dutifully upgrading along the way, and I have never been inspired to leave a review until now.

    My review still stands. I’m disappointed with the performance of R19, disappointed with Maxon tech support and now disappointed with this PR response. 

    I’d like to point out the rave reviews below. They are 5 star ratings from April 4th, 6th, 9th, 11th and 13th of 2012, all of which predate R19 by years.  2012 was R15 which great and rightly deserves 5 stars.

    I’m a very loyal customer who has been let down.

    By: richard S Customer
    Date: January 31, 2018

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Cinema 4D Studio

A fantastic product. Though it is extremely deep and complex it is fairly easy to get started with and learn as you go. Lots of online tutorials to learn from on YouTube, etc. Great integration with After Effects.

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: James Scott
Date: April 13, 2012

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Powerfull and easy to use

Cinema 4D is the tool to use if you need good results pretty fast. This powerfull 3D package is becoming more and more the secret weapon among post houses and studios all over the world. If you want power combined with ease of use this is the 3D package for you.

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Diogo Valente
Date: April 11, 2012

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Geared toward motion designers. Insanely good support.

When making the leap from 2.5D compositing and animation (using After Effects) to a 3D app, I found that all the designers I follow use Cinema 4D. After taking a few courses through FXPHD.com, I fell in love with the package and never looked back. As of R13, integration between C4D and AE has become an exceptionally strong feature, making the process of working in my most familiar environment (AE) in order to help me work through my 3D projects effortless. Aside from the really fun Dynamics and Mograph features, probably the best selling point of the software is the team that supports it. Every interaction I've had with Maxon has been a positive one-- it's clear they really love their users, and they've helped make my transition into the 3D world a much easier one than I imagined.

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Jared Flynn
Date: April 09, 2012

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Plays well with AE

Cinema 4D R13 integrates very-well with After Effects, exporting multi-pass files, camera data, lights, mattes. Now C4D R13 imports AE cameras, comps & lights as well, making it easier to design organically. And that's just the beginning...

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Stephane Dehais
Date: April 06, 2012

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Earns the Microfilmmaker Magazine's Award of Superiority

I wish more software companies followed Maxon's customer centric method of developing products. I always approach software updates with fear and trepidation because with many companies, it's always a guessing game about what "improved" work flows they engage that totally trash your current methods. If you've spent any time with Adobe products, than you know they are a hero at mucking about with interface elements. (Great software but annoying habits.)

Maxon does the opposite. When a feature is engaged, it remains in the same location. and on the rare occasion something moves, users can create shortcuts to mitigate it or rearrange the interface to their liking, which is absolutely fantastic. Users don't have to slow production down to pick up a new edition of C4D. Maxon's implementations are well thought out and wonderfully implemented. Improvements are seamless and easy to use. Like a good wine, C4D keeps getting better with age.

Read the full review for Maxon Cinema 4D R12 by Mark Bremmer at Microfilmmaker Magazine, November 1, 2010.

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Jeremy Hanke
Date: April 04, 2012

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Toby Pitman from Motion Works explains an easier way of visualizing the modeling process when creating pipes and rails...


Rendering in CINEMA 4D - Which to Choose

With all the different renderers out there, it’s sometimes difficult to determine which is the best for you and your...


New in Cinema 4D R19 - Voronoi Fracture Features

In this tutorial, Chris Schmidt from Greyscalegorilla takes you through the new Voronoi Fracture features in Cinema 4D...


Brain Cells

Motionsquared has a breat tutorial on creating brain cells in Cinema 4D. I used this tutorial in a project last year....


Sub Surface Scattering, Blurry Reflections, X-Particles, Physical Render and Blurry Transparency

Nick Campbell explains how to create some cells with Cinema 4D and X-Particles. Scroll down the page to tutorials...


Burning Question: Medical Animations

The human body is still such an enigma and there are so many technical, yet beautiful, 2D and 3D animations that help to...


Introduction to the Time Effector in Cinema 4D

EJ Hassenfratz shared his tutorial on the Greyscalegorilla website, where he explains how to make some cool time based...


Render Like a Photographer in Cinema 4D

In this episode, the guys talk about rendering, obviously, color theory, and the benefits of multiple UV’s,


Wet Roads in Cinema 4D with Octane Render

David Brodeur, for Greyscalegorilla, explains how to make realistic wet roads and puddles in Cinema 4D using Octane Mix...


Water Condensation With Mograph, Greyscalegorilla

Chad Ashley from Greyscalegorilla gives an excellent, in depth, 3-part tutorial on how to make realistic condensation on...


Cinema 4D: Create Simple Flocking Sims with C4D Flock Modifier

Sam Winter from Digital Meat explains how to use the Flock Modifier plug-in to make particles simulate the flocking of...


AE/C4D: Tips for Compositing Cinema 4D Renders into Footage

EJ from Eyedesyn gives some great tips on compositing your 3D work into After Effects.


Vectorize Voronoi Texture Tutorial

Ryan Somerville explains how to create a Voronoi texture in Cinema 4D with the Vectorizer object in Cinema 4D to rasterize...


VoronoiGenerator for Cinema 4D

Developed by Dominik Ruckli, the VoronoiGenerator is a Python plug-in for Cinema 4D that generates a 2D Voronoi Diagram or...


How to Restrict Fracturing in MoGraph Setups

Jonas Pilz explains how to adjust the amount of fracturing on clones, depending on the weight. Featured in C4D Spotlight:...


Shatter An Object In Cinema 4D R18 with Voronoi Fracture

Learn how to make a Shatter animation using Fracture Voronoi. ***** Learn how Transform can help you Animate With No...


C4D R18 Tutorial | Voronoi fracturing

From Rob Redman, Cinema 4D R18 has been announced but there's a while to wait before you can get your hands on it, so why...


Cinema 4D R18 Voronoi Fracture - Break Objects In Cinema 4D

Nick Campbell from Greyscalegorilla explains the features of Voronoi Fracture in Cinema 4D. Featured in C4D Spotlight:...


Cinema 4D: Free Book Generator Tutorial

Joren Kandel from the Pixel Lab recently found a “secret” book generator hidden inside of Cinema 4D that many people might...


Cinema 4D: The 4 Most Important Parts for Soft Bodies

Chris Schmidt from Greyscalegorilla teaches you the most important settings for soft body dynamics in Cinema 4D, so you...


Cinema 4D Tutorial - Creating Soft Body Dynamic Strings

EJ at Eyedesyn shows you how to make Silly String with an often overlooked feature in Soft Body Dynamics, "Made of...


Control Softbody Dynamics with The Mesh Deformer

Nick Campbell of Greyscalegorilla shows you how to make a low-poly mesh that affects a high-poly dynamic object with the...


Tips For Using Soft Body Dynamics

Joren of The Pixel Lab has some great tips on using the Soft Body Dynamics Feature in Cinema 4D. He talks about some...


An Introduction to Soft Body Dynamics in Cinema 4D

EJ at Eyedesyn gives a quick introduction to using Soft Body Dynamics and how to loop soft body dynamics to make an...


Character Animation in Cinema 4D

This is a webinar with Jonas Pilz where he explains how to animate a shark. The shark model can be found on Turbo Squid.


How to Rig a Character in Cinema 4D

EJ shows you how to create a walk cycle for this super cute lemon character in Cinema 4D, with an introduction to Spline...


Cartoon Heart Character Modeling, Rigging, and Texturing

EJ Hassenfranz of Eyedesyn explains how he modeled, rigged, and textured a cute little candy heart in Cinema 4D. EJ has...


Creating a Procedural Wood Texture in After Effects and CINEMA 4D

Learn how to generate realistic wood grain textures from scratch in After Effects with this tutorial from Joshua Cam...


Improve Your Workflow with Cinema 4D’s Take System

Chad Ashley from Greyscalegorilla talks about the Take System in Cinema 4D and how it can help with workflow.


5 min Strawberry Modeling C4D Tutorial + Quick Tip HD

Daniel Mozbäuchel shows you how to make a strawberry in Cinema 4D.


Cinema 4D: Team Render 101 - Turn Your Old Computers Into A Render Farm For Cinema 4D

Nick Campbell from Greyscalegorilla show you how to use Team Render in Cinema 4D to utilize some of your old computers (or...


Cinema 4D to After Effects: Working with Nulls

If you ever have a problem with nulls misbehaving when you bring a project form C4D into AE, Joren at The Pixel Lab has a...


Reset PSR: How to Center any Object in Cinema 4D

The Reset PSR Button is hidden by default but this button makes it super easy to quickly reset any item’s position to...


After Effects: Create Cel Shaded 3D Objects Using the Cinema 4D Renderer

EJ Hassenfranz from Eyedesyn teaches us about the brand new Cinema 4D renderer included in After Effects CC 2017 & how to...


Cinema 4D: Plexus Particle Trail Animation Tutorial

Dennis Wei shows you how to make a very cool particle trail using Plexus, C4D, After Effects and a few other things, like...


Modeling, Texturing & Rendering a Gingerbread Man in Cinema 4D

Aleksey Voznesenski shows you how to model a gingerbread man in Cinema 4D in this 2 part tutorial from Tuts+.


C4D: Optimize Ambient Occlusion Renders in Cinema 4D

Learn 5 ways to speed up your Ambient Occlusion rendering in Cinema 4D from EJ Hassenfratz at eyedesyn.


Cinema 4D - Bouncy Logo Animation using the Jiggle Deformer Tutorial

EJ Hassenfratz shows you how to create a bouncy cursive logo animation in C4D using the jiggle deformer and how to...


CINEMA 4D - Animated Wind Effect

Check out this very cool tutorial on creating a stylized wind effect in CINEMA 4D, using MoSpline (Studio and Broadcast)....


Using Motion Capture to Create Animated Characters in Cinema 4D

The team at Greyscalegorilla has created a new, in-depth, 7-video tutorial series on using motion capture data in CINEMA...


How to use V-ray Hair material in Vray For C4d

Learn the ins and outs of Vray hair material in Vray for C4D



Depth of field in VrayForC4d

Vray for C44 Depth of Field Tutorial from Mograph Plus


5 Ways to Create Cel Shading in Cinema 4D

EJ Hassenfranz of eyedesyn always has cool tutorials with cute renders, showing how to create low-poly effects in Cinema...


C4D: Shallow Depth of Field, Create a Microscopic Look

Learn how to take an Atom Array, A Mograph Cloner and Depth of field to create a simple yet beautiful looking C4D Scene.


Tutorial: Plumbing with RealFlow for CINEMA 4D

Steven Emerson from Next Limit shows you how to create a scene with water flowing through plumbing using CINEMA 4D and the...


Michele Learns Cinema 4D: Episode 6: Toolfarm’s NAB Survival Video Open

If you’ve had a chance to check out our NAB Survival Video, you should! It’s lots of fun. I dove back into Cinema 4D to...


Michele Learns Cinema 4D: Episode 3: After Effects & Cinema 4D Integration

Michele Yamazaki of Toolfarm continues her journey learning Maxon Cinema 4D, this time focusing on the plug-ins for After...


Michele Learns Cinema 4D: Episode 2: Training, Wacom & Shortcuts

Michele talks about getting started with Cineversity, 1on1 Training with a Maxon Trainer, setting up a Wacom tablet and...


Michele Learns Cinema 4D: Episode 1: WOEIMD?

Join Michele Yamazaki of Toolfarm on her journey of learning Maxon Cinema 4D. Episode 1: What on Earth is Michele doing?...


Michele Learns Cinema 4D: Episode 7: Making a Brain

Michele shows you how she created a brain in Cinema 4D, starting with a sphere object, then uses the sculpting tools to...


X-Wing Hologram using Cinema 4D and After Effects

Dennis Wei explains some of the techniques he used to create an X-Wing Hologram animation using Cinema 4D and After...


C4D and AE: 3D Pokemon Title

Ignace Aleya from Tolerated Cinematics takes you through the steps to create a pretty cool looking 3D Pokémon title using...


Optimizing Scenes in Cinema 4D

Tim from Helloluxx shows us several tricks for optimizing Cinema 4D Projects, from speeding up render times to increasing...


X-Particles Explosions in Cinema 4D

Noah Witchell has a tutorial on making a fiery explosion using the FLIP Solver, which is built into X-Particles.


Model a Glass Pitcher in Cinema 4D

Pete Maric, triplet3d.com shows how to model a pitcher with spline and lathe NURBS, editing the points to create the top...


Using Transparency and Refraction Channels to Create Glass

Lynda.com has a free episode of their Creating Materials in CINEMA 4D course. This is tutorial #2 on the page, so scroll...


Creating a Thin Glass Material with Proper Refraction in CINEMA 4D

If you apply a glass material to an enclosed object, you will see a lot of refraction, making the object look like it’s a...


C4D: Color Correction Basics for 3D Renders

Want your 3D renders to have that polished finish?  Nick Campbell walks us through 3 basic color correction tools and...


C4D: Depth Pass Tips

Chad Ashley from Greyscalegorilla explains “the correct workflow for doing Depth of Field and Motion Blur in After...


How to Create Cartoon Mountains in Cinema 4D

“In this tutorial, I’m going to walk you through how you can create some cartoonish mountains. ” - EJ Hassenfratz... More...

Rendertime Object Swap and the Variation Map in R

“Each skull in the render you see above has about 750,000 polygons in it. That’s a whole lotta triangles!” - Chad Ashley... More...

Smooth To Cracked Transition in Cinema 4D

“In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a smooth to cracked transition in Cinema 4D using Xpresso and proximal...


Creating an Abstract Tentacle Creature with X-Particles and Octane

“As I was creating one of my daily renders I came up with a technique to create an abstract tentacle sea creature using...


C4D: From Images to Splines to Geometry - Bridges, Cracked Ice, and Stone Work

Using a fairly procedural technique you can create bridges, cracked ice, and stonework in C4D.  How you ask?  Chris from...