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Cinema 4D, Forger, Red Giant, Redshift, Universe, and ZBrush in One Bundle!

Maxon One is the ultimate subscription package for 3D artists and motion designers looking to bring their creative projects to life. With Maxon One, you gain instant access to an award-winning 3D animation tool with Cinema 4D, and Red Giant’s full collection of powerful tools for editing, VFX, and motion design. Plus, with ZBrush included in the bundle, model sophisticated illustrations – limited only by your imagination. Finally, the ultra-fast GPU renderer Redshift for Cinema 4D is also included.

Now you can push the boundaries of what’s possible and take your creativity to a whole new level with a single all-encompassing package. Unlock the full potential of your creative brilliance with Maxon One!

In brief, Maxon One includes:

Cinema 4D*
3D modeling, animation, and simulation software

Redshift for All Hosts**
GPU-accelerated biased renderer

Red Giant
Get all of the filmmaking and animation plugins

Universe
Video transition and effects plugins for editors

Forger
The mobile sculpting app designed for artists

ZBrush

Digital sculpting and painting software

Cineversity
The online library of tutorials and resources

For upgrade pricing, floating licenses, or volume license purchases please contact us.
To use the application you will have to register for a MyMaxon account and accept the EULA.
Please note:
Maxon One can only be used on one activated computer concurrently. Individual applications within the bundle cannot be split between computers.
*Includes five (5) Team Render nodes for C4D.
**Redshift subscription for C4D does not include Team Render nodes.

Maxon One July 2024 Includes New Features in Cinema 4D

The Latest Maxon One Release

The July 2024 release of Maxon One introduces new features for Cinema 4D, allowing for deeper integration with Redshift. Additionally, Maxon has introduced enhancements for Maxon Studio in Red Giant. Maxon Studio was introduced early last month and is a streamlined, intuitive, and centralized interface for presenting, implementing, and managing Maxon capsules.

More Details on Maxon One

Cinema 4D 2024

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.

Red Giant

Red Giant & Universe

Get the complete set of Red Giant tools for editing, VFX, and motion design. Red Giant Complete includes Universe, Trapcode Suite, Magic Bullet Suite, VFX Suite, Geo and the new Maxon Studio.

Whether you are working with 3D particles systems and fluid dynamics, color correction and film looks, green screen and compositing, video effects and transitions, or even A/V sync, this set of industry-standard tools has what you need for your post production workflow.

Universe is a collection of GPU-accelerated effects and transition plugins for editors and motion graphics artists. Give your footage authentic retro and modern-day looks. In essence, create beautiful looping backgrounds and motion graphics elements.

redshift on Maxon One

Redshift for Cinema 4D

Redshift is the world’s first fully GPU-accelerated, biased renderer built to meet the specific demands of contemporary high-end production rendering in C4D. Tailored to support creative individuals and studios of every size, Redshift offers powerful features. For example, it supports complex, advanced shading networks and texturing capabilities as required for production-quality rendering. Redshift has the features and uncompromising quality of a CPU renderer but at GPU rendering speeds.

** Redshift in Maxon One now supports all compatible hosts. Given these points, please refer to the System Requirements Tab for a full list of supported hosts.

ZBrush

ZBrush sets the industry standard for digital sculpting and painting. Its features enable you to use customizable brushes to shape, texture, and paint virtual clay in a real-time environment that provides instant feedback. When you use ZBrush you’ll be empowered by the same tools employed by film studios, game developers, toy/collectible makers, jewelry designers, automotive/aviation designers, illustrators, advertisers, scientists, and other artists. In fact, we have even received an Academy Award for the technology that powers ZBrush.

In short, ZBrush is an art tool created by artists, for artists. It allows you to create models and illustrations limited only by your imagination, at a speed that allows you to stand out in today’s fast-paced industry.

Forger

Forger features an intuitive multi-touch interface and a large range of tools. So, you can start creating 3D models for films, and games, 3D print them, or even walk among them thanks to augmented reality. Whether you’re a filmmaker, game developer, character animater, or a budding young artist exploring your creativity, Forger allows you to bring your ideas to life.

Maxon EULA

Cinema 4D 2024 System Requirements

Operating System

Windows:

Windows 10 Version 20H2 or higher or Windows 11
Intel 64-bit CPU or AMD 64-bit CPU with AVX2 support
16 GB RAM, recommended 24 GB

MacOS:

macOS 11.7.7+ (Big Sur), 12.6+ (Monterey) or 13.3+ (Ventura)
Intel-based Apple Macintosh with SSE4.2 support or Apple M1/M2-powered Mac
16 GB RAM, recommended 24 GB or more

Linux Command-Line Rendering:

64-bit Linux distribution with glibc 2.17 or later

Online connection required.

Graphics Cards

Windows:
Minimum: NVIDIA Maxwell GPU, AMD Polaris (AMD GCN 4), Intel Kaby Lake or newer supporting DirectX 12 with feature level 11.0
Minimum GPU Driver: NVIDIA 461.40, AMD 21.3.2, Intel 27.20.100.9168

macOS:
Metal: v2 (Mac2) or higher or Apple 7 (M1) or higher (see about this Mac → System report → Graphics/Displays)
GPU: only official supported hardware by Apple (with Metal v2 or higher)
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).

 


Redshift System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows: 64-bit Windows 10 & Windows 11
  • Linux: 64-bit distribution with glibc 2.17 or later
  • Apple macOS: 12.6+ (Monterey) or 13.3+ (Ventura), or 14.0+ (Sonoma). Note: macOS 14.3 is required for non-Apple Silicon hardware running Sonoma

3D Applications Supported

  • Autodesk Maya (Windows, Linux, macOS): 64-bit edition. 2018 or later
  • Autodesk 3ds Max (Windows): 64-bit edition. 2018 or later
  • Maxon Cinema 4D (Windows and macOS): 64-bit edition. R21 or later
  • Maxon Cinema 4D (Linux CommandLine): 64-bit edition. R21 or later
  • SideFX Houdini (Windows, Linux): 64-bit edition. 17.5 or later
  • SideFX Houdini (macOS): 64-bit edition. 18.0 or later
  • Foundry Katana (Windows, Linux): 64-bit edition. 4.0v1 or later
  • Blender (Windows, Linux): 64-bit edition. 2.83LTS or later

Minimum Requirements (Windows)

  • 16 GB of RAM
  • 64-bit processor with AVX2 support
  • NVIDIA GPU with CUDA compute capability 5.0 or higher and 8 GB VRAM, or
  • AMD “Navi” or “Vega” GPU or later with 8 GB VRAM or more (see GPU list below)
  • RedshiftRT requires an Nvidia GPU with RTX capability on Windows 10 & 11

Minimum Requirements (macOS/Intel)

  • 16 GB of RAM
  • 64-bit processor with SSE4.2 support
  • AMD “Navi” or “Vega” GPU or later with 8 GB VRAM or more (see GPU list below)

Minimum Requirements (macOS/Apple Silicon)

  • 16 GB of unified memory
  • Apple “M” Series (M1, M2 & M3)

Minimum Requirements (Linux)

  • 16 GB of RAM
  • 64-bit processor with AVX2 support
  • NVIDIA GPU with CUDA compute capability 5.0 or higher and 8 GB VRAM

Recommended

  •  Windows/Linux: Core i7 or Xeon equivalent or better, 3.0GHz+ with 32 GB of RAM or more
  • Windows/Linux: Multiple NVIDIA GPUs with CUDA compute capability 7.0 or higher and 12 GB of VRAM or more and RTX technology, or
  • Windows/Linux: Multiple AMD GPUs (“Navi” series) with 12 GB of VRAM or more
  • macOS: Apple “M” series with 16 GB unified memory (or more) running the latest macOS 13 Ventura point release

Supported NVIDIA GPUs for Windows and Linux

Please visit NVIDIA CUDA GPUs – Compute Capability to determine your GPU’s compute capability (the minimum compute capability required is 5.0., 7.0 is preferred).

How to determine your GPU on macOS
To find out what GPU your Mac contains, click the Apple logo on the top left of the screen, then click “About this Mac”.

A window like the one shown below will appear. Notice the highlighted “Graphics” line, which tells you what GPU you have.

Supported AMD GPUs for Windows:

  • Radeon PRO W7900, W7800, W6800, W6600
  • Radeon RX7900XTX, RX7900XT, RX7900, RX6950, RX6700XT, RX6600

To ensure compatibility, using the correct AMD graphics drivers for your system running Windows 10 & 11 is essential. Please note the following requirements:

Driver version:
AMD Software: PRO Edition Revision Number 23.Q4

In addition the following GPUs should be supported (but are not actively tested):

  • Radeon RX 6800, Radeon RX 6900 (gfx1030)
  • Radeon RX 6700 (gfx1031)
  • Radeon RX 7800 (gfx1101)
  • Radeon RX 7600, Radeon 7700 (gfx1102)

MacBook Pro

  • Radeon Pro Vega 16/20
  • Radeon Pro 5500M/5600M

iMac

  • Radeon Pro Vega 48
  • Radeon Pro 5500 XT/5700/5700 XT

iMac Pro

  • Radeon Pro Vega 56/64

MacPro

  • Radeon Pro Vega II / Vega II Duo
  • Radeon Pro W5500X/W5700X
  • Radeon RX 6800/6800 XT/6900 XT
  • Radeon W6800X MPX

Thunderbolt eGPUs

  • Radeon RX Vega 56/64
  • Radeon Pro WX 9100
  • Radeon VII
  • Radeon RX 5500/5500 XT/5600 XT/5700/5700 XT
  • Radeon RX 6800/6800 XT/6900 XT
  • Radeon W6800X MPX

 

Please Note

Redshift 3.0.27 versions and higher require NVIDIA driver version 450.xx or higher, to support the new CUDA 11 SDK and ‘Ampere’ GPUs.

Please see here to determine if your GPU supports compute capability 3.0.

To find out how the various GPUs compare against each other, please check out our “Benchmark Results” thread.

We also recommend reading the “Hardware Considerations for Redshift” document.

We strongly recommend installing the free Redshift demo prior to purchasing Redshift to verify system compatibility and to ensure Redshift performs to your expectations.
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ZBrush System Requirements

ZBrush is available in the following languages: English, German, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, French, Japanese

ZBrush is available for both Windows and macOS platforms, and the licensing is dual platform so you can run on both or change between them at any time.

Thanks to its processor-based engine, ZBrush runs well on most modern computers regardless of their graphics cards.

A graphic tablet (such as from Wacom) is strongly recommended. It will give you more control and easier interaction.

Support now extends to include Apple M1 and M2 Silicon Graphics chip processing. Take advantage of the latest technology while working inside the world’s most powerful digital sculpting software.

WINDOWS

Highly recommended specifications:

  • OS: 64-bit editions of Windows 10 or 11.
  • CPU: Intel i7/i9/Xeon technology and newer or AMD Ryzen/Threadripper and newer.
  • RAM: 16 GB for working with multi-million poly models (32+ GB preferred.)
  • HDD: 100 GB of free hard drive space for ZBrush and its scratch disk. (SSD drive highly recommended.)
  • Pen Tablet: Compatible pressure-sensitive tablet from Wacom, XPen, XenceLabs, Huion, or other compatible pressure-sensitive tablets. (Must support WinTab API.)
  • Monitor: 1920×1080 monitor resolution or higher with 32-bit color.
  • Video card: Must support OpenGL 3.3 or higher and Vulkan 1.1 or higher.

Minimum specifications:

  • OS: 64-bit editions of Windows 10 or 11. (32-bit operating systems are no longer supported.)
  • CPU: Intel i7/i9 technology and newer or AMD Ryzen and newer.
  • RAM: 4 GB (6+ GB strongly recommended)
  • HDD: 8 GB of free hard drive space for ZBrush and its scratch disk.
  • Pen Tablet: Mouse or Wacom compatible (WinTab API) pen tablet.
  • Monitor: 1280×1024 monitor resolution with 32-bit color.
  • Video card: Must support OpenGL 3.3 or higher and Vulkan 1.1 or higher.

MAC

Highly recommended specifications:

  • OS: mac OSX: 11.5 or above.
  • CPU: Apple Silicon technology.
  • RAM: 16 GB is required for working with multi-million polys. (32+ GB preferred.)
  • HDD: 100GB of free hard drive space ZBrush and its scratch disk. (SSD drive highly recommended.)
  • Pen Tablet: Compatible pressure-sensitive tablet from Wacom, XPen, XenceLabs, Huion, or other compatible pressure-sensitive tablets.
  • Monitor: 1920×1080 monitor resolution or higher with millions of colors.
  • Video card: Must support OpenGL 3.3 or higher (Support now extends to include Apple M1 and M2 Silicon Graphics chip processing.)

Minimum specifications:

  • OS: mac OSX: 11.5 or above.
  • CPU: Intel i7/i9 technology or above.
  • RAM: 4 GB (6+ GB strongly recommended.)
  • HDD: 20 GB of free hard drive space for ZBrush and its scratch disk.
  • Pen Tablet: Mouse or compatible pressure-sensitive pen tablet.
  • Monitor: 1280×1024 monitor resolution with millions of colors.
  • Video card: Must support OpenGL 3.3 or higher (Support now extends to include Apple M1 and M2 Silicon Graphics chip processing.)

For customers wanting to use Redshift in ZBrush, macOS Big Sur (v11.5) is the minimum required version (see. RS system specs) that’s needed for execution. Older macOS version as suggested in our “Highly recommended specifications” will either not work reliably or not at all.

If you are looking for a computer optimized for ZBrush, these are the key elements to keep in mind:

  • ZBrush runs the same on Macintosh and Windows. Choosing one or the other is a personal choice.
  • A fast processor with multiple cores is a key item because ZBrush is only CPU-based. The more powerful, the better.
  • You must have enough memory to handle the system and other background applications in addition to ZBrush itself. If you intend to create complex models with many millions of polygons, aim for at least 16 GB of RAM and a 64-bit version of your OS.
  • ZBrush is highly optimized and writes a large number of temporary files to ensure fast performance. Depending on your model, this can quickly reach several GB of data. An SSD drive for ZBrush and its virtual memory files will provide the best results. You can save costs by having an additional mechanical drive to save your work.
  • A Wacom (or compatible) pen tablet with a preference for professional models will provide you a better accuracy in your brush strokes and increase the artist’s feeling. We do not recommend tablets based on N-Trig technology, which is an entirely different protocol and not fully compatible with ZBrush.

Red Giant Complete System Requirements

Red Giant includes multiple plugin suites, each with its own set of tools and relative compatibility info. Every tool runs on Mac and Windows and is compatible with Adobe After Effects, while some of the tools also work in additional host applications.

Universe

Host Applications

  • Adobe After Effects CC 2023, CC 2024
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2023, CC 2024
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.5, 10.6*
  • Apple Motion 5.5, 5.6
  • Avid Media Composer 2021.x, 2022.x**
  • Magix VEGAS Pro 19, 20
  • DaVinci Resolve 17, 18

*Final Cut Pro and Motion do not support Bokeh and Bokeh Transition
**Avid does not support Prism Displacement, Compound Blur, Picture in Picture, Bokeh, and Bokeh Transition. Bokeh and Bokeh Transition support is coming soon.

**This plug-in will not work with any version of DaVinci Resolve from the Mac App Store

Operating Systems

macOS:

  • macOS 12, 13 or 14
  • Intel-based Apple Macintosh with Intel HD 5000 integrated graphics or Apple M1/M2-powered Mac
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM, recommended 16 GB
  • Storage: 2.5 GB for Universe alone, 4.5 GB for all Red Giant tools including Universe
  • Online connection required for license validation and access to online content
  • At least 2 GB GPU memory for HD resolution output and 4 GB GPU memory for 4K projects. GPU memory requirements are multiplied by the number of monitors attached

Windows:

  • Windows 10 64-bit Version or Windows 11
  • Intel 64-bit CPU or AMD 64-bit CPU
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM, recommended 16 GB
  • Storage: 2.5 GB for Universe alone, 4.5 GB for all Red Giant tools including Universe
  • Online connection required for license validation and access to online content
  • Intel HD 5000 integrated graphics chip , recommended discrete AMD or NVidia graphics card from 2018 or later
  • At least 2 GB GPU memory for HD resolution output and 4 GB GPU memory for 4K projects. GPU memory requirements are multiplied by the number of monitors attached

Red Giant

Host Applications

After Effects CC 2023, CC 2024

  • All Red Giant Tools

Premiere Pro CC 2023, CC 2024

  • VFX: Optical Glow, Primatte Keyer, Chromatic Displacement
  • All Magic Bullet Tools
  • Trapcode: 3D Stroke, Shine, Starglow
  • All Universe Tools


Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.5, 10.6

  • All Magic Bullet Tools
  • All Universe Tools


Apple Motion 5.5, 5.6

  • All Magic Bullet Tools
  • All Universe Tools


VEGAS Pro 19, 20

  • Magic Bullet Looks, Cosmo, Mojo, Film, Renoiser
  • All Universe Tools


Avid Media Composer 2021.x, 2022.x

  • Magic Bullet Looks, Cosmo, Mojo, Film, Renoiser
  • All Universe Tools except Prism Displacement, Compound Blur, Picture in Picture, Bokeh, and Bokeh Transition
    • Bokeh and Bokeh Transition coming soon


DaVinci Resolve 17, 18

  • Magic Bullet Looks, Cosmo, Mojo, Film, Renoiser
  • All Universe Tools


Cinema 4D R26 and later

  • Magic Bullet Looks


Unreal 4.27, Unreal 5

  • Magic Bullet Looks

Operating Systems

Windows

  • Windows 10 64-bit Version or Windows 11
  • Intel 64-bit CPU or AMD 64-bit CPU
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM, recommended 16 GB
  • Storage: 2.5 GB for Universe alone, 4.5 GB for all Red Giant tools including Universe
  • Online connection required for license validation and access to online content
  • Intel HD 5000 integrated graphics chip , recommended discrete AMD or NVidia graphics card from 2018 or later
  • At least 2 GB GPU memory for HD resolution output and 4 GB GPU memory for 4K projects. GPU memory requirements are multiplied by the number of monitors attached

macOS

  • macOS 12, 13 or 14
  • Intel-based Apple Macintosh with Intel HD 5000 integrated graphics or Apple M1/M2-powered Mac
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM, recommended 16 GB
  • Storage: 2.5 GB for Universe alone, 4.5 GB for all Red Giant tools including Universe
  • Online connection required for license validation and access to online content
  • At least 2 GB GPU memory for HD resolution output and 4 GB GPU memory for 4K projects. GPU memory requirements are multiplied by the number of monitors attached

See the updates on our blog:

Maxon One 2024 Updates

July 17, 2024

The July 2024 release of Maxon One introduces new features for Cinema 4D, allowing for deeper integration with Redshift. Additionally, Maxon has introduced enhancements for Maxon Studio in Red Giant. Maxon Studio was introduced early last month and is a streamlined, intuitive, and centralized interface for presenting, implementing, and managing Maxon capsules.
July 2024 Update

June 5, 2024

Maxon Studio is a new After Effects template engine and intuitive interface available to Red Giant and Maxon One subscribers.  It harnesses the capabilities of over 130 Red Giant tools so visual creatives of all types and skill levels can create standout videos with the click of a button. Also new this month, Redshift 3.6.02 extends the non-photorealistic rendering and Standard Volume capabilities introduced in April.

June 2024 Update

April 10, 2024

Maxon One’s Spring 2024 release introduces Cinema 4D Particles, Non-Photorealistic Rendering (NPR) in Redshift, and Red Giant Geo.

Spring 2024 Update

February 21, 2024

New Apple M3 Optimization in Redshift, updated Cinema 4D Asset Browser with seamless Adobe Substance 3D support, and much more!

February 2024 Update

January 17, 2024

The January 2024 release also includes enhanced support for Unreal Engine in Magic Bullet Looks, Maxon Cloud Capsule support in Trapcode, and much more.

January 2024 Update

December 12, 2023

Cinema 4D now features enhanced integration with Adobe Substance 3D materials, faster and easier file exchange with Unreal, and the addition of glTF animation import. The December Release also brings improvements to many features in Cinema 4D, performance and image quality boosts for Redshift RT, and valuable additions to Capsules including numerous assets, as well as a new Spline Modifier by Rocket Lasso.

December 2023 Update

November 16, 2023

Maxon One: Critical Enhancements for ZBrush in the November Release

November 2023 Update

October 18, 2023

Maxon released October 2023 product updates which includes substantial performance enhancements to the Maxon One suite.

  • Render-ready starter scenes for new Cinema 4D users
  • Speed enhancements to MoGraph tools, especially on Effectors and Multi-instance Cloners
  • New Undersampling for RT feature within Redshift, that enhances performance when moving the camera through a scene
  • Numerous new Capsules additions, providing artists with more possibilities to use expertly crafted materials for scene

September 2023 update

September 13, 2023

Maxon One Fall Release includes new eatures and massive performance improvements with an optimized Cinema 4D core, more art-directable Pyro simulations, enhanced Real Lens Flares and color correction workflows highlight this release.

September 2023 update

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DAT, The Design and Animation Tour, Philadelphia, May 15, presented by Maxon and Mograph.com. Watch live or catch the archives later.

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Steve Talkowski of Sketchbot Studios presented Character Design, 3D Modeling at the Maxon 3D & Motion Design Show at Siggraph 2022.

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EJ Hassenfratz presented "Harnessing the Power of Cloth and Rope Dynamics" at the Maxon 3D & Motion Design Show at Siggraph 2022.

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Victor Dimitrov presented Weight Of Thought: Sci-Fi Loops and Robots at the Maxon 3D & Motion Design Show at SIGGRAPH 2022.

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The next Maxon 3D & Motion Design Show is on December 9, 2020. Toolfarm is a partner on the show. Watch the show right on this page.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Medical Animations & Tutorials Roundup for Maya, Cinema 4D, After Effects

The human body is still such an enigma and there are so many technical, yet beautiful, 2D and 3D animations that help to visualize those microscopic mysteries. We had a question about some methods of creating cells and other microscopic elements. First, we have some gorgeous examples to inspire you, followed by a few tutorials for various host applications.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Materials along with high res textures.

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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.

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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.

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Tutorial: 2 Tutorials about Displacement Maps in Cinema 4D

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

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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.

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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!

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Cinema 4D Release 17 Quick Tips

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

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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.

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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!"

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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.)

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