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

2021 Toolfarm People’s Choice Awards Customer FavoriteCinema 4D is a professional 3D modeling, animation, simulation and rendering software solution. Its fast, powerful, flexible and stable toolset make 3D workflows more accessible and efficient for design, motion graphics, VFX, AR/MR/VR, game development and all types of visualization professionals. Cinema 4D produces stunning results, whether working on your own or in a team.

Award-Winning Mograph

MoGraph is a procedural modeling and animation toolset that gives motion designers the ability to quickly and easily create complex and abstract animations. At the heart of MoGraph is the Cloner object which allows you to duplicate objects in a variety of ways. Add MoGraph’s powerful collection of Effectors to the mix and you can put everything in limitless motion using sound, fracturing, fields, and so much more – often without creating a single keyframe! MoGraph is the go-to system for professional broadcast graphics designers and was recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a Technical Achievement Award in 2019.

c4d s24 easy to useEasy To Learn – Easy To Use

Cinema 4D is widely recognized as one of the easiest and most accessible 3D packages to learn and use. To soften that learning curve Maxon offers thousands of tutorials on Cineversity and hundreds of Quick Tips. Maxon’s Training team also hosts weekly and monthly live webinars to help new and existing users succeed. Check out Maxon’s archives and events schedule for more information.


What’s New In Maxon Cinema 4D S26

Significant emphasis has been put on unifying workflows with the best technology from around the Maxon family. The initial release of Redshift CPU demonstrates Maxon’s goal to offer Redshift Everywhere, no matter what hardware an artist uses. ZBrush’s powerful automatic retopology tools have been brought to C4D to create beautiful optimized meshes. Cinema 4D Subscription Release 26 also includes great enhancements across the entire 3D workflow -Modeling, Animation, Simulation and Rendering.

  • ZRemesher
  • New Simulation
  • New Interactive Modeling Tools
  • Available Procedurally as Nodes
  • Capsules
  • New Task Manager
  • Filtered Font Chooser
  • Improved SVG Support
  • Redshift CPU
    • Redshift Everywhere – Cinema 4D S26 allows every Cinema 4D subscriber to create photorealistic imagery with Redshift, no matter what computer they use. Maxon One and Redshift subscribers can leverage the full power of Nvidia and Apple GPUs, while everyone can take advantage of CPU rendering.


Maxon Cinema 4D Features Highlights

For a full list of features, see the Details tab.

Placement Tools

Next-Level Set Dressing

Cinema 4D’s placement tools set the stage for creativity with intuitive and powerful tools for placing objects within a scene. For example, creating an environment, adding props, and kitbashing are as simple as dragging and dropping objects onto one another, painting them onto a surface, or allowing them to fall into place with the help of dynamics.

Place Tool

The Place Tool allows efficient and intuitive placement of an object on the surface of existing scene elements. To clarify, it uses handles to easily scale and rotate the elements. Place objects directly from the Asset Browser. The, interactively copy and place objects in your scene. Automatically place objects according to their bounding box or defined axis, with an optional offset.

Scatter Pen

The Scatter Pen makes it easy to scatter a single object or a selection of objects onto any surface. Simply drag it within the view. Control the spacing and alignment, the frequency of each object, and vary the position, rotation, and scale of the placed objects. Paint random distributions or in clearly defined strokes. So, you painted too many or in the wrong location? No problem, just use the removal tools to clean up your scene or move objects individually with the Place Tool.

Dynamic Placement

Dynamic Placement offers the ultimate option for intuitively placing objects into a scene, with high-performance dynamics providing actual collisions between objects. With the Dynamic Placement tool, clump objects together or naturally drop them onto a surface of objects. Do this with the power of Cinema 4D’s physics simulation. Automatically generate simplified proxy geometry for fast and accurate dynamics.

Asset Browser

Powerful, Flexible Asset Management

The Asset Browser provides easy access to libraries of preset content stored locally or online, including a vast collection of 3D objects, materials, and node capsules available to Cinema 4D subscribers. The library can be browsed or searched, and each asset includes rich metadata and keywords. Assets are downloaded on-demand, so there’s no need to pre-download huge libraries of assets. They’re also cached on your local computer, so your favorite assets are immediately available for re-use.

Keywords, Search and Filtering

Keywords can be added to your assets making content easily searchable. Save your frequent searches in smart folders and when assets are added later with the same keywords, they will be added automatically to those folders.

Asset Versioning

Incredibly useful in complex production pipelines. As the project evolves the asset can evolve with it. Rolling back to a previous version or updating a scene with the latest version is as easy as a few clicks.

Objects, Instances, or References

Insert object-based assets as objects, Instances, or References for an extremely flexible and efficient workflow.

Add Your Own Assets

Create your own libraries and add your own assets by dragging them right into asset folders.

Maxon Cinema 4D ‘s Scene Manager

Scene Nodes / Scene Manager (preview)

Experience first-hand how things are taking shape as work continues on Cinema 4D’s new core. Cinema 4D’s Scene Manager uses powerful, node-based assets to construct procedural geometry or entire scenes in a hierarchy-based view. The Scene Manager will eventually offer a fast and creative workflow much like Cinema 4D’s Classic Object Manager. Furthermore, easily integrate Classic C4D objects by simply dragging them into the Scene Manager. Everything you do within the Scene Manager creates a corresponding node graph within Scene Nodes. In other words, you can choose whichever workflow you prefer or the job demands.

Scene Nodes

With Cinema 4D’s Scene Node core, manage relationships and dependencies between objects. In addition, construct and modify geometry, and build reusable assets.

Scene Nodes Debugging

Effectively debug scene node systems with the help of an information overlay. Similarly, port debugs panels within the Node Editor. Finally, use the powerful Data Inspector window for detailed introspection of arrays and other complex data types.

Distributions, Nodes, and Capsules

The true power of Scene Nodes is the ability for TD-level users to expand the ecosystem without a single line of code. Additionally, these both expand possibilities and serve as a useful example of the type of tools users can expect as Scene Nodes continue to mature.

full list of features


S26 Feature List


Modeling (New)

Creating 3D objects has never been easier thanks to a broad collection of new procedural and interactive modeling tools. Automatically transform the topology of any mesh using ZRemesher. Create entirely new shapes with a bevy of powerful new interactive modeling tools, many of which can also be applied procedurally via Node Capsules. Advanced spline nodes power new capsule possibilities, while improved Vector Import support makes it easier than ever to work with Illustrator and SVG artwork.

Cloth Simulation (New)

With all-new Cloth and Rope dynamics, you can achieve more realistic-looking simulations that incorporate multiple objects. The unified solver allows simulations to be calculated on either the CPU or GPU and is highly multi-threaded, offering improved performance with complex cloth simulations.

Capture 3D Models with Moves by Maxon

Quickly turn photos from your iPhone or iPad into high‑quality 3D models. Using Apple’s new Object Capture API, Moves by Maxon allows you to turn a series of pictures into a 3D model inside of Cinema 4D.

Moves by Maxon is immediately available from the Apple App Store.

Polygonal Modeling

Polygons are the building blocks of 3D, stitched together to create the objects of your imagination. With Cinema 4D’s complete polygonal modeling toolset, it’s easy to craft everything from cars to creatures.

Parametric Modeling

Cinema 4D offers a wide range of parametric objects that give you structure to build from and offer the ability to make changes at any time.

Volume Modeling

Cinema 4D’s OpenVDB-based Volume Modeling offers a procedural way to create complex objects by combining basic shapes in Boolean-type operations.


Create organic models with Cinema 4D’s intuitive sculpting tools. Pull, smooth, flatten, cut, pinch, etc. your meshes like digital clay.

Poly Pen

This is in fact the Swiss Army Knife of 3D modeling. Create, select, move or delete points, edges and surfaces comfortably without changing the tool.

Polygon Reduction

Polygon Reduction quickly reduces the amount of polygons in models while preserving smooth UVs, vertex maps and selections, for lightweight meshes.


Cinema 4D’s material system lets you create photorealistic materials with multi-layered material channels, reflectance, procedural shaders and more.

Node-Based Materials

Create complex materials for Maxon’s Physical Renderer. Intuitive, flexible and powerful, as you would expect from a node-based system.

BodyPaint 3D

BodyPaint 3D has a comprehensive set of tools for painting detailed textures directly on your 3D objects – turning models into beautiful works of art.


Cinema 4D provides everything you need to make the painstaking work on UVs enjoyable – whether it’s for hard surfaces or organic shapes.


Animation Basics

Virtually any object, material or parameter can be animated. Keyframing can be done manually, with auto-keyframing or parametrically.

Character Animation

Cinema 4D offers a wide range of easy-to-use and reliable animation tools to help you create and animate life-like characters and creatures.

Car Rig

Whether you’re animating cars for commercials or VFX this powerful and intuitive Car Rig preset makes it easy to prep a car for power-sliding action.


Create dynamic relationships between objects, generate hair and cloth, or use springs, motors, and aerodynamics to generate spectacular simulations.


Tracking of objects or camera positions is crucial for the integration of 3D elements into footage. C4D offers on-board tools to accomplish this.

Character Object

Allows you to easily build flexible rigs for any type of character, based on presets for bipeds, quadrupeds and more, all crafted by top animators.

Mixamo Control Rig

Easily apply motion clips from Adobe’s Mixamo library to your Cinema 4D characters and modify or retarget them in just a few simple steps.

Toon Rig

Animate like in Looney Toons. This versatile character rig offers all the features you need to animate cartoon-style.

Moves by Maxon

Capture facial and body movements with our iPhone and iPad app and instantly apply them to your characters in Cinema 4D.


Fields System

By far the most powerful MoGraph feature and much more than just falloffs.  A whol new way of controlling, layering and linking effects to each other.

Voronoi Fracturing

Voronoi Fracture lets you shatter any object into procedural fragments  using virtually anything to control the distribution of the shattered pieces.

MoGraph Basics

MoGraph is our unique, award-winning procedural modeling and animation tool, making C4D the first choice for motion designers.


Track Modifier Tag

Allows you to modify animation tracks in objects in a super fast way.

User Interface Enhancements

The most intuitive 3D application just got better. A modern spin on C4D’s interface shows what’s important and puts more focus on your artwork.


Capsule Assets constructed in C4D’s Scene Nodes core offer procedural, plugin-like power.

Spline Import

Import vector art from Illustrator, PDF and SVG files to use in your 3D scenes. Advanced features like symbols and gradient-filled shapes supported.


The free Substances plugin for C4D offers 3D content creators native support for Allegorithmic’s procedural Substance material workflow within C4D.

After Effects Integration

Maxon’s Cineware lets you drop native C4D projects right into After Effects, manipulate 3D elements and render directly from within After Effects.

Adobe Illustrator

Integration with Adobe’s industry-leading vector graphics software allows native import of paths, type, and vector graphics into Cinema 4D.

Adobe Photoshop

Tight integration to Adobe’s industry standard for image processing allows the import of multi-layered PSD files, e.g. for the easy material creation.

Supported File Formats

Production environments are rarely homogeneous and smooth exchange between tools is essential. C4D supports all common exchange formats.

SDK / Development Community

In studio environments it is often necessary to create own tools to integrate C4D into the pipeline. Our well-developed SDKs simplify this process.

X-Particles Integration

X-Particles is by far the most used simulation tool for C4D. From realistic effects to abstract motion graphics, everything is possible.

Unreal Integration

With the release of Unreal Engine 4.23, Epic Games introduced support for Cinema 4D enabled via the Datasmith plugin.

Unity Integration

The Unity plug-in (available from the Unity Asset Store) is compatible with Cinema 4D R21+ and Unity 2019.3.0+.

Vectorworks Integration (New)

Vectorworks develops all-in-one design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries.

Archicad Integration

ARCHICAD is an industry-leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software solution provider for the architecture and design industry.

Allplan Integration (New)

ALLPLAN is a global developer of open solutions for Building Information Modeling (BIM).

Sketchfab Integration

With the free Sketchfab plug-in you can upload 3D objects and animations directly from Cinema 4D to the Sketchfab platform.


Modeling landscapes from scratch is hard work, but there are tools that specialize in this and allow you to create worlds in a snap.

Apple Final Cut Pro & Motion

Cinema 4D can generate multi-layered Final Cut Pro 7 project files with just a few clicks.

Nuke Integration

Cinema 4D can render a NUKE project file completely with proper node structure.

Blackmagic Fusion Integration

Instantly render Fusion compositions with Cinema 4D.

Simulation Partners

Whether it’s a spectacular simulation of smoke, water, fire or abstract particle streams for motion graphics, there’s software to facilitate this.

Rendering with Chaos® V-Ray®

V-Ray® is an award-winning renderer for artists, architects, designers, and generalists, empowering you to visualize anything you can imagine.

Rendering with Arnold

Arnold for Cinema 4D provides a bridge to Autodesk’s powerful CPU based renderer Arnold from within the standard Cinema 4D interface.

Rendering with Corona

A high-performance (un)biased photorealistic renderer with a focus on realism, ease of use and affordability, with no compromise in quality or power.

Other Renderers

Every artist has their preferences when it comes to rendering. That’s why Cinema 4D supports a huge variety of external renderers.

Real-Time Graphics

Especially in broadcast production, it is key to be able to quickly add up-to-date graphics.  C4D brings 3D objects live into leading applications.

Motion Capture

Motion capture is an easy way to animate characters quickly and realistically. Cinema 4D supports leading manufacturers of mocap devices.

Cineware for After Effects

Since 2013, Cineware has provided seamless integration of Cinema 4D assets into After Effects.

Cineware for Illustrator

Add and edit 3D objects directly within Adobe Illustrator CC 2020 using the new Cineware for Illustrator plug-in.

Rendering with Octane

OctaneRender® is an unbiased and spectrally correct GPU renderer with high output quality and speed, highly appreciated by C4D artists.

Placement Tools

It’s never been so easy and intuitive to place objects in a scene, whether you’re building out a complex environment or adding greebles to a logo.

Asset Browser

Easy to find and use models, materials and other assets. This incredible library of resources to power your creativity are always close at hand.

Scene Manager

The power of Cinema 4D’s new node-based core allows you to use flexible node-based assets to enable procedural geometry creation, cloning and more.


Redshift Everywhere (New)

Redschift for Cinema 4D now supports CPU rendering and includes high-quality previews in the viewport and import/export of Redshift materials.

Magic Bullet Looks

Easily apply one of over 200 preset film looks, import LUTs, or work with custom color correction tools – directly in C4D.

Lighting in C4D

Lighting controls including color, brightness, falloff, visible or volumetric light, noise, and Lumen or Candela brightness offer real-world results.

Rendering System

Realistic and stylized renderings as well as convenient infrastructure management – Cinema 4D offers everything for a smooth rendering workflow.

Take System

Change and save almost any parameter in Cinema 4D – object properties, animations, lights, cameras, materials, textures, and more.

Network Rendering

Flexible administration is the key to render efficiently. With C4D network rendering solutions, administration of render clients becomes a breeze.

Operating System


Windows 10 Version 1809 or higher
Intel 64-bit CPU or AMD 64-bit CPU with SSE3 support
8 GB RAM, recommended 16 GB


macOS 10.14.6 or higher, macOS 10.15.7 is recommended due to a number of Metal enhancements which will improve the performance, stability and interaction with the viewport.
Intel-based Apple Macintosh or Apple M1-powered Mac
4 GB RAM, recommended 8 GB

Linux Command-Line Rendering:

CentOS 7, 64-bit
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 64-bit


Online connection required.

Graphics Cards

Minimum: NVIDIA Maxwell GPU, AMD Polaris (AMD GCN 4), Intel Kaby Layke or newer supporting DirectX 12 with feature level 11.0
Minimum GPU Driver: NVIDIA 461.40, AMD 21.3.2, Intel

Metal: macOS GPUFamily1 v3 or higher (see about this Mac → System report → Graphics/Displays)
GPU: only official supported hardware by Apple (feature set macOS GPUFamily1 v3+)
e-GPU: only official supported hardware (please refer to https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208544)

Although Cinema 4D supports all DirectX 12 feature level 11.0 or Metal GPUFamily1 v3-capable graphics cards, we recommend using a dedicated 3D graphics card with an AMD or NVIDIA chip set. For Intel GPUs we recommend 16 GB of RAM due to integrated GPUs using up to the half of the computer’s available RAM.

Maxon is not responsible for the compatibility of individual graphics cards with the DirectX 12, OpenCL or Metal 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.

Please make sure that you always use the most current official graphics card driver (no beta versions).

Important Notice from Maxon

We test the compatibility of our products with the driver and OS versions available at the time of the announcement of a new Cinema 4D release and focus on typical mid-range to high-end systems and basic coverage on low-end (min. requirements) systems. Additionally, we try to keep up with hardware, driver, and OS updates as soon as they are released.

Nevertheless, please understand that we cannot guarantee support of new hardware and operating systems shipped after the announcement of this Cinema 4D version.

The technical specifications of Maxon products are constantly changing. Please use the most current version of the software to test its compatibility on your computer (especially if you have a more elaborate configuration).




What’s New In Maxon Cinema 4D S26

Significant emphasis has been put on unifying workflows with the best technology from around the Maxon family. The initial release of Redshift CPU demonstrates Maxon’s goal to offer Redshift Everywhere, no matter what hardware an artist uses. ZBrush’s powerful automatic retopology tools have been brought to C4D to create beautiful optimized meshes. Cinema 4D Subscription Release 26 also includes great enhancements across the entire 3D workflow -Modeling, Animation, Simulation and Rendering.

  • ZRemesher
  • New Simulation
  • New Interactive Modeling Tools
  • Available Procedurally as Nodes
  • Capsules
  • New Task Manager
  • Filtered Font Chooser
  • Improved SVG Support
  • Redshift CPU
    • Redshift Everywhere

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Maxon's NAB 2022 Presentation Archives

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Voronoi Eggs with Cinema 4D + Redshift

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9 tips: Add realism to any exterior architectural visualization project

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Maxon 3D and Motion Design Show 2022 - Archives

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Cinema 4D: Pen on Paper Effects

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In Depth: Render Farms / Network Rendering / Distributed Rendering

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How to Smash the Learning Curve to Learn Software Faster

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DEM Earth Beginner's Guide

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Toolfarm's Top 10 Tutorials of 2021

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

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Create a Holographic Transition in Cinema 4D

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Create the Dune Look with Boris FX, Cinema 4D, After Effects

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The REPLAY: Maxon’s 3D & Motion Design Show October 2021

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The REPLAY: Maxon’s 3D & Motion Design Show August 2021

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Free Guy Disintegration VFX Tutorial | VFX Side Quest

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In Depth: Fireworks Extravaganza with Fun New Content

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Design Movie Trailer Graphics - Wakanda Forever!

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Access Magic Bullet Looks in Cinema 4D

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Burning Question: Greeble... What is it and how to make your own.

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C4D Spotlight: Learning Python to Expand Cinema 4D - Updated

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C4D Spotlight: Using Command Line in Cinema 4D

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The REPLAY: Maxon's 3D & Motion Design Show April 2021

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Make a Flickering Projector Spotlight with Cinema 4D & Redshift

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Maxon 3D and Motion Design Show - Replays

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Raygun: Trapcode Workflows with Mir, Particular with New AE Camera Tools

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Maxon's 3D & Motion Design Show - March 17, 2021

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Create Realistic Explosions With Cinema 4D & TurbulenceFD

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Colorful Smoke with Cinema 4D, TurbulenceFD, & Octane Render

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X-Particles & Trails in Redshift Renderer

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Create a Liquid Donut using Cinema 4D, X-Particles, and Octane

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3D Knitting with X-Particles in Cinema 4D

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Creating the Invisible Jet from Wonder Woman 1984

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Creating a Car Crash Test Animation with DRIVE

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Setting Up A Render Farm in Cinema 4D with Team Render

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Christmas Tuts & Freebies Roundup: Tinsel, Santa Hat, Ugly Sweater

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Maxon 3D & Motion Design Show - December 9, 2020

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Maxon 3D & Motion Design Show - November 18, 2020

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Cinema 4D to Unreal Engine 4 Workflow

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Smoke Object with Cinema 4D & TurbulenceFD

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3D Motion Show - Siggraph 2020 - Day 2

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3D Motion Show - Siggraph 2020 - Day 1

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Live Now: Mograph Podcast 242 with Jonathan Winbush

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Ben Eshagpoor of beMOTION.dESIGN interviewed Jonathan Winbush in episode 2 of his new streaming show, In the Biz. Watch the recast now!


Fractured Ice Surface Tutorial - What's Kraken?

Hashi shows you how to create a Kraken coming through the ice on a frozen river. He talks about the new Red Giant VFX Lens Distortion Matcher plugin.


Create Animated Routes in DEM Earth for Cinema 4D

Jonathan Winbush explains how to make accurate animated custom routes in DEM Earth and Cinema 4D. This technique has many uses for animated maps.


Make Balloon Type With Cinema 4D and Light Kit Pro

Chris Schmidt of Greyscalegorilla shows you how to make fun Balloon Type with Cinema 4D and Greyscalegorilla Light Kit Pro.


7 Easy Ways to Change a Textures Color by Tweaking Bitmap Materials+Sale Info

Chad Ashley from Greyscalegorilla shows you 7 different ways that you can adjust bitmap materials to make easy changes to a materials color.


Sugar Stacks: Working with the Granular Solver in RealFlow Cinema 4D

Simulation Theory's Sugar Stacks tutorials explain how to use the Granular Solver in RealFlow, along with Cinema 4D and Redshift.


Sasha Vinogradova - Maxon NAB 2020 Rewind

In her Maxon NAB 2020 Rewind, Sasha Vinogradova talks about her workflow on a project using Maxon Cinema 4D, including sculpting with ZBrush.


UV Unwrapping in Cinema 4D S22 with EJ Hassenfratz

EJ Hassenfratz walks you through the whole process of UV unwrapping in Cinema 4D S22 in this video from the School of Motion.


Andy Needham - Maxon NAB 2020 Rewind

Andy Needham talks about Embracing Code in Maxon Cinema 4D S22 in his Maxon NAB 2020 Rewind. Learn all about Python programming in Cinema 4D.


Jonathan Winbush | Maxon NAB 2020 Rewind

Jonathan Winbush shows how he makes a futuristic neon city roller coaster scene using Mograph cloners, finishing in Unreal Engine.


Veronica Falconieri Hays | Maxon NAB 2020 Rewind

Veronica Falconieri Hays is a Certified Medical Illustrator. She shows you how to create a nanoscale cellular landscape in Maxon Cinema 4D S22.


Andy Blondin | Maxon NAB 2020 Rewind

Andy Blondin is an award-winning artist and senior product designer for Epic Games. He talks about blurring the lines between games, television, and film.


Bryan Coleman | Maxon NAB 2020 Rewind

Bryan Coleman in his Maxon NAB 2020 Rewind, shows Redshift Lighting, rendering, and displacement maps in Cinema 4D, creating bump maps, and more.


Daniel 'Hashi' Hashimoto | Maxon NAB 2020 Rewind

Daniel "Hashi" Hashimoto creates a quick and easy CGI character in his Maxon NAB 2020 Rewind. He composites a giant monster onto the Las Vegas Strip!


Angie Feret | Maxon NAB 2020 Rewind

Angie Feret shows her workflow for FUI for Villains in her Maxon NAB 2020 Rewind. Learn how she made touchpads and uses face capture with Moves by Maxon.


Andrew Kramer | Maxon NAB 2020 Rewind

Andrew Kramer, in his Maxon NAB 2020 Rewind, shows you how to create modular dynamic elements inside of Cinema 4D, with compositing in After Effects.


What's new in Maxon Cinema 4D's S22 Surprise Release?

Maxon released a new subscription-only version of Cinema 4D, adding new UV tools, Viewport, modeling updates, and more. Listen to the GSG podcast now!


Light and Render an Interior Scene with V-Ray for Cinema 4D

Learn to light an interior scene with these lighting and rendering techniques. Create rich and realistic renders using V-Ray for Cinema 4D.


ACES Color for Cinema 4D Artists - Color Grading

Chad Ashley of Greyscalegorilla has put together a vast resource about ACES color system, color space, and why this is important to Cinema 4D artists.


Redshift Basic Procedural Techniques

LFO Design has an intermediate level tutorial about Redshift Basic Procedural Techniques for creating shaders. Download the model to play along.


Best of 2019: The Top 10 Tutorials at Toolfarm.com

According to our website stats, these were the Top 10 Tutorials of 2019. It's interesting that most are technical, not about VFX.


Save time with the Use the Redshift Color User Data Node in Cinema 4D

In this quick tutorial from Joren Kandel, learn how to use the Redshift Color User Data Node. It'll save you time and make your workflow smoother.


Nescafe Commercial Tutorial | RealFlow, Octane Render and Cinema 4D

In this tutorial, Arthur Whitehead takes you through the creation of a 3D liquid motion graphics product commercial, using RealFlow, Octane Render and Cinema 4D.


Dynamic Christmas Tree in Cinema 4D

This Dynamic Christmas Tree tutorial comes from Dave from CG Shortcuts. Learn how to create an animated Christmas Tree in Cinema 4D! We'll be using dynamics in C4D to build a Christmas tree out of Christmas baubles.


Cinema 4D: R21 Caps and Bevels Overview

In this tutorial, EJ Hassenfratz from eyedesyn explains how the caps and bevels update in R21 can change the way you work with not only 3D type, but other generator objects like Sweeps and Extrude objects.


Cinema 4D: Best New Features Inside Cinema 4D R21

In this tutorial Andy Needham walks Nick from Greyscalegorilla through all the new features in Cinema 4D R21, including the new user interface, Field Force, caps and bevels, and more.


In Depth: What in the Heck is Bokeh?

Bokeh is a type of defocus or lens blur where the blur takes on the shape of the lens diaphram. We explain how to pronounce the word, how it is created, and show lots of cool examples. Also, a few plug-ins to create a bokeh in post-production.


Oreo Commercial in RealFlow, Cinema 4D, Octane Render, Premiere Pro & After Effects

Arthur Whitehead explains his workflow for making Oreo cookie that splashes into some milk and caramel or liquid chocolate, made in RealFlow.


Cinema 4D Industrial Tutorial Roundup #TutorialTuesday

Cinema 4D Industrial Tutorial Roundup with tutorials on modeling, rigging, and texturing for things like car parts, tool parts, machine parts, and more. 


Maxon Cinema 4D NAB 2019 Live Stream Videos

If you missed the Maxon Cinema 4D NAB 2019 live stream last week or you were at the show, watch it all now! There is loads of inspiring work and lots of great tips on improving your workflow.


Redshift: Essential Nodes in Redshift for Cinema4D

This is a comprehensive, in-depth tutorial on essential nodes within Redshift for Cinema 4D to create any type of complex shader network.


Cinema 4D/Octane: Abstract Spheres, Lighting and Texturing Tutorial Parts 1 & 2

In this tutorial series, Dave Bergin from CG Shortcuts, goes over the process of creating abstract spheres in Cinema 4D, and the lighting and texturing of those spheres with Octane. It also includes free project files.


C4D Spotlight: OpenVDB Volume Modeling in Cinema 4D R20, with Tutorial Roundup

Volume modeling is based on the Open VDB Library was developed and maintained DreamWorks.Learn about its ease of use and power in Maxon Cinema 4D R20!


C4D Spotlight: Cinema 4D R20 ProRender

The AMD Radeon ProRender update for Cinema 4D R20 is fantastic for Physically based rendering. It has new features such as multi-pass rendering, Subsurface Scattering (SSS), and motion blur.


C4D Live SIGGRAPH 2018 Rewind - Round 7

This is the seventh and final round of videos from SIGGRAPH 2018, held in August in Vancouver, Canada. Watch the fantastic presentations from David Koss and Matt Milstead, David Brodeur, Al Heck and Jon Weinberger, and Aaron Sorenson, all presenting with Cinema 4D Release 20.


Cinema 4D and U-Render

This continues our series on Cinema 4D and third-party renderers. U-Render is no longer in beta and is available at Toolfarm


Tutorial: Cinema 4D and U-Render

We are continuing our series on Cinema 4D and third-party renderers and U-Render is our focus for today. U-render is no longer in beta and is available at Toolfarm.


Cinema 4D and Redshift

Today we’re doing a gathering of tutorials about third-party renderers for Cinema 4D. First up, Redshift!


Cinema 4D and Octane Render

Today we’re doing a gathering of tutorials about third-party renderers for Cinema 4D. Enjoy some tutorials about Cinema 4D and Octane Render.


Cinema 4D and Corona Renderer

If you’re using Corona Renderer with Cinema 4D or thinking about it, here some tutorials to get you started.


Cinema 4D and Arnold

Get started with Arnold and Cinema 4D. We're featuring a few useful and fun tutorials for new users and more seasoned users alike.


Maxon Cinema 4D and Arnold Render Tutorials for Shaders

A couple of weeks ago we did some features on Cinema 4D and third-party renderers that work with Cinema 4D. Today, Arnold.


How to Create 3D Product Packaging in Cinema 4D With FoldMyDesign

Find out how to use Cinema 4D’s FoldMyDesign helper object to easily create 3D product packaging animations using your 2D nets.


Create Mountains using World Machine & Redshift for Cinema 4D

Create mountains using Redshift, Cinema 4D, and World Machine, a free windows app that lets you create 3D terrain.World Machine is a free windows app that lets you create 3D terrain for your favorite 3D app, Unity, and Unreal Engine.


Placing Text on a Spline in Cinema 4D

In this Cinema 4D Quick Tip with Jonas Pilz, learn 2 methods of putting your text on a spine in Cinema 4D.


Shoelace Displacement in Cinema 4D

Sean Dove explains how he used custom displacement maps to create realistic shoelaces in Cinema 4D and Photoshop.


Speed Up The Cinema 4D Physical Render…. Here’s How!

Cut your Physical Render time in half with this time-saving Cinema 4D tutorial. Optimize the Physical Renderer for speed with Reflectance. Nick Campbell from Greyscalegorilla gives you the details.


Cinema 4D Octane Tutorial: Dramatic Lighting Tip

Joren at The Pixel Lab has a C4D quick tip for creating dramatic, moody lighting using the Octane for C4D Daylight Tag, plus what to do when your HDRI doesn’t show up when using the tag.


Procedural Growing Frost Cinema 4D & X-Particles + Creating a Realistic Ice Material in Arnold 5

Daniel Danielsson is a Freelance Director / Motion Designer who is based in Hertfordshire, which is north of London, England. I'm not sure how much snow and ice they get there, but Daniel has some fantastic Cinema 4D tutorials on creating frost and ice.


C4D Spotlight: Align to Spline Tag

Today we’re going to look at the Align to Spline Tag and how to animate objects along a spline in Cinema 4D.


Mograph Module’s Shader Effector in Cinema 4D

EJ Hassenfratz from eyedesyn explains how to use the Shader Effector to make HUD elements. He also explains the difference between the Shader and Random Effectors, the benefits of using the Shader Effector and much more.


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 needs.  Chad Ashley from Greyscalegorilla has a breakdown of the pro’s and cons of some of the renders GSG recommends.  Read an excerpt here and follow the link to the full article.


Brain Cells

Motionsquared has a breat tutorial on creating brain cells in Cinema 4D. I used this tutorial in a project last year. Super useful tutorial. Scroll to the end of the page for the tutorials.


VoronoiGenerator for Cinema 4D

Developed by Dominik Ruckli, the VoronoiGenerator is a Cinema 4D python plugin that generates a 2D Voronoi Diagram.


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 can quickly and intuitively create whatever consistency you want on your objects.


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 IK.


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 made a lot of tutorials about character animation, so you'll see a lot of his stuff here today. So, thank you to EJ for being a great teacher and for being so willing to share his knowledge!


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+.


Tutorial: 2 Tutorials about Displacement Maps in Cinema 4D

Here are two tutorials about generating and working with displacement maps in Maxon Cinema 4D.


C4D Workflow Quick Tips from The Pixel Lab

The Pixel Lab has some more great tips for Maxon Cinema 4D! Joren shares a couple of his favorite workflow efficiency tips.


Tutorial: Halloween Themed Tutorial Round Up

Demons are rising, ghosts are haunting and blood is flowing with these Halloween themed tutorials that we have collected to help take the horror out of making frightening creations. Updated: October 25, 2016.


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 create the open animation. Here’s how I did it.


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 modify the shape add brain texture.


CINEMA 4D R18 Compatibility Information - 3rd Party Products

Wondering if your plug-ins, renderer, or other add-ons are compatible with R18? We will keep this page updated with new information as we receive it.


In Depth: MAXON Cinema 4D Release 18 New Features Roundup

With the upcoming September release of MAXON C4D R18, we wanted to know more about all the new features and figured you did too. From Voronoi fracture & mograph enhancements, to new shaders and tools, C4D R18 had tons of new additions to unlock your 3D creativity.


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 lip. He uses the Explosion FX deformer to add thickness to the walls of the pitcher then explains how to model the handle of the pitcher using sweep NURBS and  scale curves. This is tutorial #3 on the page, so scroll down to watch. 


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 down! 


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 solid mass of glass, like a bowling ball or paper weight.  Noah Witchell shows you how to create the look of thin, delicate glass, the type you might see on a light bulb or nice wine glass.


Burning Question: What can I do with the Hair Renderer in Cinema 4D?

The Hair Module.... can it do more than just make hair? Oh, there are lots of things! Make a tree, grass, and much more! Lots of fun stuff!


Michele Learns Cinema 4D Ep. 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 create the NAB Survival Video Open.


MochaBlend C4D Basics #4: Creating a camera solve from a mocha perspective track

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use MochaBlend C4D to turn a perspective track in mocha into an object solve in C4D. You’ll learn the best way to track a plane in mocha for MochaBlend’s Perspective-Solver, and how to identify some common problems when working with the solver.


MochaBlend C4D Basics #3: Creating an object solve from a mocha perspective track

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use MochaBlend C4D to turn a perspective track in mocha into an object solve in C4D. You’ll learn the best way to track a plane in mocha for MochaBlend’s Perspective-Solver, and how to identify some common problems when working with the solver.


MochaBlend C4D Basics #2: Creating 3D motion from a non-perspective mocha track

In this tutorial, you’ll learn about creating 3D motion from a non-perspective track in mocha. We’ll be using MochaBlend C4D’s 2.5D solver to create the 3D motion. You’ll learn how to analyze the motion in your shot so you can both track it properly in mocha, and choose the correct solver in MochaBlend C4D.


Inflated Text in Cinema 4D

Learn how to create a cool inflated text effects using the pressure parameter in C4D in this 2 part tutorial from Helloluxx.  And don’t miss MAXON’s Santa Sidegrade Sale!


Michele Learns Cinema 4D: Episode 5: Sand Dunes

Learn Cinema 4D along with Michele! In the latest episode of Michele Learns CINEMA 4D, Michele Yamazaki of Toolfarm talks about the CV-ArtSmart plug-in from Cineversity, and then goes into a full tutorial about creating sand dunes like you might see along Lake Michigan, complete with dune grass made with hair.


Burning Question: How do I Make Grass in CINEMA 4D?

The Hair Module makes lovely grass in CINEMA 4D and here are some resources to help you make a lush lawn or field of waving grains. Includes lots of tutorials and freebies!


Cinema 4D Release 17 Quick Tips

MAXON Cineversity offers an entire series on quick tips for the newest release of C4D.


How do I get started making my own videos?

Question: I am very inspired by Andrew McMurry’s work in the Visual Effects/ Media Arts. I’d like to start making my own videos and bringing them to life. I was told by a Visual Effects distributor to ask you some questions on some recommended software, or apps that could point me in the right direction.


News: MAXON NAB 2015 Rewind: New MoGraph Breakdown Presentations

Watch presentations recorded live from the MAXON Cinema 4D booth at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.  We will be adding more to this page as they become available, so bookmark it and check back often. Updated May 14, 2015.


Create Houndstooth Material in Cinema 4D

This tutorial from Muse Creative and Eugene Opperman shows you how to create a procedural Houndstooth material using the Layer Shader in MAXON Cinema 4D


GI Area Light Script and Tutorial for Reflectance Channel for MAXON CINEMA 4D R16

Nick from Greyscalegorilla has a useful script to help you properly light a scene with the Reflectance Channel and his GI Area Light Script.


The Next Limit Realflow to MAXON CINEMA 4D Pipeline

RealFlow Expert Thomas Schlick give us a detailed description on how to use RealFlow with CINEMA 4D.  You will learn:The difference between the connectivity plugins and the RFRKBasic import features & file formats of the connectivity pluginsHow to export point level animationThe new RealFlow MeltMaterialConnecting RealFlow particles wtih PyroClusterThe Basic RFRK workflowMeshing in Cinema 4DWork with vertex mapsImporting particle dataAnd more!


Using the Spline Shader to Create Text as a Material in CINEMA 4D

EJ Hassenfranz explains how to skip Photoshop and use the Spline Shader and text (or any spline shape!) as a 2D resolution independent material. He goes deeper, explaining how to use a bump or displacement channels of a material for embossed or stamped metal looks.


Cinema 4D Cloth Unroll Effect

Post at Motion Squared: "In this short tutorial, we take a look at how to create a cloth unroll effect /animation using the cloth dynamics tag in Cinema 4D. Enjoy!"


Creating a Disco Party Animation with C4D and After Effects

"In this tutorial you’ll be creating a full motion graphics 3D animation for a disco party. You’ll start by creating some basic models and deforming them. We’ll dig quite deeply in shading to achieve some detailed and organic textures. Finally, we’ll animate all the elements in an attractive way and create a rotating camera to follow the whole scene. We’ll finish up in After Effects where we’ll add some sexiness to the animation." - Daniel Lorenzo of cgtuts+


Natural Lighting in CINEMA 4D by Rob Redman

An overview of lighting techniques in scenes where exterior natural lighting illuminates interior objects- how to get realistic results.


Bend 2D Layers Along Paths Using After Effects & Cinema 4D

EJ Hassenfranz posted some tutorials to his site, eyedesyn.com, which explain how to create a Bendy Arms effect, using After Effects and Cinema 4D.


Displacement and Deformation Techniques in Cinema 4D

In today’s tutorial, new Cgtuts+ author Mario Brajdic will introduce you to working with displacement and deformers in Cinema 4D and show you how this powerful combination can be used in conjunction with custom materials, lighting, and post effects to create some truly unique and visually stunning results.


Create a Valentine’s Day Themed Animation in Cinema 4D & After Effects

Post by Stefan Surmabojov at CGtuts+ :  “In this tutorial we are going to create a Valentine’s Day themed animation in Cinema 4D and After Effects.... Use particles and forces in Cinema 4D, as well as MoDynamics and Effectors to put everything together to create our final animation. Finally we’ll add materials, light and render the scene before finishing it up in After Effects with some compositing and post effects."


Cinema 4D Scene OBJ Export to Trapcode Form

Posted by Peder Norrby. Tutorial showing how to create a scene in Cinema 4D and export an OBJ and Cinema’s camera. And import all this in Adobe After Effects so the Cinema render perfectly matches Trapcode Form.


Tutorial: Tentacles in Maxon Cinema 4D (with Hair)

Equiloud explains how to create organic tentacles in c4d with hair. (Update from Equiloud: you don´t have to trick the transparency, just deselect "Render Hairs" in the Generate Tab.)