News: MAXON Announces New Features for Cinema 4D R20

News: MAXON Announces New Features for Cinema 4D R20

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

Updated August 20, 2018

Welcome to the Deep End

View the C4D R20 Complete Features List

Cinema 4D Release 20 is scheduled for September 2018 for macOS and Windows.

MAXON gave Berlin-based f°am Studio early access to Cinema 4D Release 20 prior to its release. They had the pleasure of putting Cinema 4D's new features through their paces and used it to bring creativity to the extreme. Here's what they came up with…


cinema 4d r20 node based materialsNode-Based Materials

From simple references to complex shaders, you can build extraordinary materials in a node-based overview. Complex effects created via nodes can be wrapped as assets and delivered as simple materials, with just the necessary parameters exposed. Release 20’s node-based materials have the power to change the way you work, whether you directly create amazing shaders through nodes or simply make use of assets shared by those who do.



MoGraph Fields

Use more than just simple shapes to control effectors, deformers, weights and more. Fields will revolutionize the MoGraph feature set, making it easy to create complex effects by combining falloffs. You’ll never use Cinema 4D the same way again.

CAD Data Import

Say goodbye to conversion woes – most popular CAD formats can be imported with a simple drag-and-drop. Get the models you need, with the quality you want thanks to the robust and flexible import of STEP, Solidworks, JT, Catia and IGES files.

maxon cinema 4d r20Volume Modeling

powered by OpenVDB

Better Booleans are only the beginning – create models by combining shapes, splines, particles and noises. It’s all thanks the power of voxels and OpenVDB. Import and export VDB and even use volumes to control MoGraph effects.



ProRender Enhancements

The next generation of native GPU rendering is here – and it’s packed with production-level features to help you get the job done. Render sub-surface scattering, motion blur and multi-passes on your super-charged Nvidia PC or your state-of-the-art iMac.


MAXON Cinema 4D 2018 Show Reels


Explore the new features with Chris Schmidt from Greyscalegorilla

In his first tour of Cinema 4D R20, Chris shows you all the new features that have him most excited about C4D since the release of R16.

Get a First Look at the New Node-Based Materials in Cinema 4D R20

The introduction of node-based materials is one of the many new exciting features of Cinema 4D R20. Users now have several material options, including the classic New Material and PBR Material, but R20 introduces Uber Materials, Node Materials, and Node Material Presets.  Learn more at GSG's blog.


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Posted by Kim Sternisha