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Cinema 4D R20 Comparison Chart

Maxon Cinema 4D R20 Prime

Cinema 4D Prime

Professional 3D Starts Here

INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING FEATURES:

  • Modeling
  • Materials & Texturing
  • Lighting
  • Basic Fields
  • Animation
  • Camera
  • Advanced Renderer
  • UV Editing
  • Extensive API: C++, Python
  • Prime Library incl. materials, objects & presets
Maxon Cinema 4D R20 Broadcast

Cinema 4D Broadcast

The 3D motion graphics powerhouse

INCLUDES ALL FEATURES OF CINEMA 4D PRIME AND:

  • Physical Renderer
  • Advanced Camera Tools
  • OpenVDB Volume Modeling
  • Team Render (3 Nodes)
  • MoGraph Tools
  • Advanced Fields
  • Broadcast Library, incl. materials, cameras and objects
Maxon Cinema 4D R20 Visualize

Cinema 4D Visualize

The professional solution for architects & designers

INCLUDES ALL FEATURES OF CINEMA 4D PRIME AND:

  • CAD Importer
  • OpenVDB Volume Modeling
  • Physical Renderer
  • Advanced Camera Tools
  • Team Render (3 Nodes)
  • Sketch & Toon
  • Visualize Library, incl. materials, presets and architectural objects
Maxon Cinema 4D R20 Studio

Cinema 4D Studio

Everything you need for high-end 3d

INCLUDES ALL FEATURES OF ALL OTHER PACKAGES

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

Full Comparison Chart

General Workflow

Cinema 4D R20 Studio
Cinema 4D
Studio
Cinema 4D R20 Visualize
Cinema 4D
Visualize
Cinema 4D R20 Broadcast
Cinema 4D
Broadcast
Cinema 4D R20 Prime
Cinema 4D
Prime
Cinema 4D R20 BodyPaint
BodyPaint
3D
Cinema 4D R20 Lite
Cinema 4D
Lite*
Advanced presets and demo scenes
Annotations Tag
Arabic interface support
Available in 11 languages (switchable)
Basic Fields R20
Broadcast Library, incl. materials, cameras and objects
Color Chooser
Commander
Context-sensitive, fully-searchable HTML help
Cross-platform support for Mac & Windows
Custom User Data per object
Customizable GUI sets (toolbars / layouts / menus)
Doodle viewport annotation tool
Enhanced OpenGL Viewport
Essential presets and demo scenes
High-Quality OpenGL Viewport R19
Layer system for object & material management
Lite Library, incl. materials, cameras and objects
Multiple projects open at once
New Feature Highlighting
Object highlighting
Picture Viewer
Scripting & SDK
Solo Button
Stereo display in Viewport
Take System
To Do List
Updated Content Libraries R20
Vertex Colors
Visualization Library, incl. materials, presets and architectural objects
XRef external instancing / referencing system

Modeling

Cinema 4D R20 Studio
Cinema 4D
Studio
Cinema 4D R20 Visualize
Cinema 4D
Visualize
Cinema 4D R20 Broadcast
Cinema 4D
Broadcast
Cinema 4D R20 Prime
Cinema 4D
Prime
Cinema 4D R20 BodyPaint
BodyPaint
3D
Cinema 4D R19 Lite
Cinema 4D
Lite*
ABF unwrapping and relaxing
Basic Tools
Bevel Deformer
Deformer Falloff
Enhanced new Modeling Kernel R20
Extrude, Lathe, Loft, Sweep
Interactive UV mapping by projection types
Knife Tools
Level of Detail Object R19
LSCM unwrapping and relaxing
Mesh Check
Modeling Generators: Metaball, Boolean, Symmetry, Array, Atom Array, Instance, Connect, Python
New Modeling Kernel
New Polygon Reduction Generator R19
OpenSubdiv Support
OpenVDB Volume Modeling R20
PolyPen
Scene Objects: Floor, Sky, Environment, Stage, Foreground, Background
Spline Mask object
Spline Tools
Subdivision surfaces
UV Editing
UV mapping to automatically remove seams
UV Peeler
UVs for Caps

Sculpting

Cinema 4D R20 Studio
Cinema 4D
Studio
Cinema 4D R20 Visualize
Cinema 4D
Visualize
Cinema 4D R20 Broadcast
Cinema 4D
Broadcast
Cinema 4D R20 Prime
Cinema 4D
Prime
Cinema 4D R20 BodyPaint
BodyPaint
3D
Cinema 4D R19 Lite
Cinema 4D
Lite*
C++ Sculpt Brush API
Mesh Projection
Mirroring & Masking
Python Support for lib_sculpt
Sculpt Brushes
Sculpt functionality
Sculpt Layers
Sculpt to Pose Morph
Unsubdivide

Materials & Textures

Cinema 4D R20 Studio
Cinema 4D
Studio
Cinema 4D R20 Visualize
Cinema 4D
Visualize
Cinema 4D R20 Broadcast
Cinema 4D
Broadcast
Cinema 4D R20 Prime
Cinema 4D
Prime
Cinema 4D R20 BodyPaint
BodyPaint
3D
Cinema 4D R19 Lite
Cinema 4D
Lite*
12 standard material channels: Color, Diffusion, Luminance, Transparency, Reflection, Environment, Fog, Bump, Normal, Alpha, Glow, Displacement
3D Painting with layers, all blend modes and Photoshop file compatibility
Animated textures (MOV, AVI, sequence) with viewport preview
Blurry reflections and transparencies
Brick, Wood, Weathering, Pavement and Normalizer Shaders
Choose Photoshop PSD layers per usage
Displacement: intensity (centered), red/green and RGB
Formula Shader
Fresnel Shader
Grass Material Shader
Improved Variation Shader
Inverse Ambient Occlusion
Layer shader
Multi-brush painting of multiple material channels in single stroke
Node-based Material System R20
Noise Procedural shader with 32 different noise algorithms
Normal maps: tangent, object or world
OpenGL-accelerated 3D Painting with layers, all blend modes and Photoshop LE compatibility
Physically correct IOR presets
Procedural surface shaders
Projection Man
Projection painting
Proximity-based Proximal shader
Reflectance Channel
Set UVW from projection
Shading models: Lambertian, Oren-Nayar
Shadow Catcher
Sketch & Toon Art, Hatch, Spot (halftone) Shaders
Sub-Polygon displacement (SPD)
Sub-Surface Scattering
Terrain Mask shader
Texture baking: surface color, illumination, Ambient Occlusion, Normals, displacement and more
Texture Manager
Thin Film Shader
Transparency with absorption, total internal reflections, exit reflections

Lighting

Cinema 4D R20 Studio
Cinema 4D
Studio
Cinema 4D R20 Visualize
Cinema 4D
Visualize
Cinema 4D R20 Broadcast
Cinema 4D
Broadcast
Cinema 4D R20 Prime
Cinema 4D
Prime
Cinema 4D R20 BodyPaint
BodyPaint
3D
Cinema 4D R19 Lite
Cinema 4D
Lite*
Caustics
Color temperature in Kelvin
Custom lens flares
Global Illumination
Hard, Soft, Area shadows
IES Lights
Include/exclude light diffusion, specular, shadow per object
Light Types: Omni, Spot, Infinite, Area, Square Spot, Parallel Spot, Square Parallel Spot
Noise within light illumination and/or visibility
Photometric brightness setting in Candela and Lumen
Physical Skys
Visible, Volumetric and Inverse Volumetric lighting

Camera

Cinema 4D R20 Studio
Cinema 4D
Studio
Cinema 4D R20 Visualize
Cinema 4D
Visualize
Cinema 4D R20 Broadcast
Cinema 4D
Broadcast
Cinema 4D R20 Prime
Cinema 4D
Prime
Cinema 4D R20 BodyPaint
BodyPaint
3D
Cinema 4D R19 Lite
Cinema 4D
Lite*
Camera Calibrator
Camera Composition Helpers
Camera Crane
Camera Focus Picker
Camera Morph
Camera, Target Camera, Stereo Camera
Enhanced Motion Tracker R20
Graphical View for Motion Tracking
Lens Distortion Support
Motion Camera
Motion Tracker
Object Tracker
Scene Reconstruction for Motion Tracker
Spherical Camera

Rendering

Cinema 4D R20 Studio
Cinema 4D
Studio
Cinema 4D R20 Visualize
Cinema 4D
Visualize
Cinema 4D R20 Broadcast
Cinema 4D
Broadcast
Cinema 4D R20 Prime
Cinema 4D
Prime
Cinema 4D R20 BodyPaint
BodyPaint
3D
Cinema 4D R19 Lite
Cinema 4D
Lite*
Ambient Occlusion
Camera white balance
Color profile support
Embree Integration
Enhanced ProRender (GPU-based Renderer) R20
Global Material Override
Light Mapping
Linear workflow
Multi-Pass output
Normal Pass
Object buffers - specify unique alpha channels per object
Physical Render Engine
Position Pass
ProRender (new GPU-based Renderer)
Pyrocluster volumetric particle rendering
Radiosity maps
Render instances
Render Queue batch rendering system
Render up to 128,000 pixels square / 32 bits per pixel
Sketch and Toon
Stereoscopic Rendering
Sub-Surface Scattering
Team Render (3 Nodes)
Team Render (unlimited Nodes)
Universal Sampler (GI-QMC)

Animation

Cinema 4D R20 Studio
Cinema 4D
Studio
Cinema 4D R20 Visualize
Cinema 4D
Visualize
Cinema 4D R20 Broadcast
Cinema 4D
Broadcast
Cinema 4D R20 Prime
Cinema 4D
Prime
Cinema 4D R20 BodyPaint
BodyPaint
3D
Cinema 4D R19 Lite
Cinema 4D
Lite*
ASCII animation import
Automatic keyframing
Constant Velocity option per track
Constraints: PSR, Up-Vector, Clamp, Mirror, Parent, Aim, Spring
Driver tag
F-Curve Snapshot and Reduced Modification curves
Interaction Tag
Keyframe baking
Keyframe reduction
New Parent Constraint workflow
Non-linear animation / motion mixing system
PowerSlider animation toolbar for playback and keyframe manipulation
Shift Priority Tag
Timeline - up to four timeline windows with customizable track display and dopesheet or F-Curve view modes
XPresso

Character Animation

Cinema 4D R20 Studio
Cinema 4D
Studio
Cinema 4D R20 Visualize
Cinema 4D
Visualize
Cinema 4D R20 Broadcast
Cinema 4D
Broadcast
Cinema 4D R20 Prime
Cinema 4D
Prime
Cinema 4D R20 BodyPaint
BodyPaint
3D
Cinema 4D R19 Lite
Cinema 4D
Lite*
Character Object
CMotion
Enhanced Quaternion workflow
Joints with full dynamic IK
Mirror, Naming and Paint Tools
Muscle Deformer
Point Cache Tag
Pose Morph
PSD Correctional Morphs
Skin Deformer supports linear, spherical and blended deformation based on joints
Tension tag
VAMP tool for translating weights, morphs, selection, textures, Uvs and vertex maps between different geometry
Visual Selector
Weight effector
Weight Manager and tools
Weighting Improvements

Mograph

Cinema 4D R20 Studio
Cinema 4D
Studio
Cinema 4D R20 Visualize
Cinema 4D
Visualize
Cinema 4D R20 Broadcast
Cinema 4D
Broadcast
Cinema 4D R20 Prime
Cinema 4D
Prime
Cinema 4D R20 BodyPaint
BodyPaint
3D
Cinema 4D R19 Lite
Cinema 4D
Lite*
Advanced Fields R20
Beat Shader
Cloner object
Effectors for Position, Scale, Rotation, Color, Time using Falloff, Shader, Random, Formula, Delay, C.O.F.F.E.E., Python, Inheritance, Sound, Spline, Step, Target, Time or Volume effectors
Enhanced MoGraph Caching
Enhanced Voronoi Fracturing (Auto Connectors only available in Studio)
Fracture object
Matrix object
MoDynamics
MoExtrude
Auto weighting
MoGraph Multi-shader
MoGraph Selection tag
MoInstance object
MoSpline parametric spline generator with L-system functionality
MoText object
Multi Instances R20
New Sound Effector
PolyFX polygon fracture deformer
Push Apart Effector
ReEffector
Tracer object
Weight Map and Weight Paintbrush

Simulation

Cinema 4D R20 Studio
Cinema 4D
Studio
Cinema 4D R20 Visualize
Cinema 4D
Visualize
Cinema 4D R20 Broadcast
Cinema 4D
Broadcast
Cinema 4D R20 Prime
Cinema 4D
Prime
Cinema 4D R20 BodyPaint
BodyPaint
3D
Cinema 4D R19 Lite
Cinema 4D
Lite*
Aerodynamic Forces
Basic particle system
Breaking Connectors
Cloth Simulation
Feather object
Fur system
Guide-based Hair system
Hair instancing
Hair shading system with multiple speculars, texture-defined root and tip colors, and variable transparency, thickness, length, scale, frizz, kink, density, clump, tighten, displace, bend, curl, twist, wave, straighten
Hair styling tools: Move, Scale, Rotate, Brush, Comb, Clump, Curl, Cut, Push, Straighten, Add Guides, Mirror, Set Roots
Joints, Springs, Motors
Plastic & Breaking Springs
Rigid Body Dynamics
Rigid Body dynamics for MoGraph objects
Soft Body Dynamics
Spline dynamics
Thinking Particles

Pipeline Integration

Cinema 4D R20 Studio
Cinema 4D
Studio
Cinema 4D R20 Visualize
Cinema 4D
Visualize
Cinema 4D R20 Broadcast
Cinema 4D
Broadcast
Cinema 4D R20 Prime
Cinema 4D
Prime
Cinema 4D R20 BodyPaint
BodyPaint
3D
Cinema 4D R19 Lite
Cinema 4D
Lite*
After Effects compositing exchange with 3D data
Apple Final Cut Pro compositing exchange
Apple Motion compositing exchange with 3D data
BodyPaint 3D exchange - 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage and Lightwave
CAD Importer (supporting Catia V5, JT, STEP, IGES, Solidworks) R20
CineMan Renderman-compliant bridge
CINEWARE compatible
Digital Fusion compositing exchange (Win only)
IGES importer
Image formats - float with layers: PSD, TIFF, OpenEXR
Image formats - float: HDR, DPX, RLA, RPF
Image formats: BMP, IFF, JPG, PICT, PNG, TARGA
Improved Media handling
Improved SketchUp importer (Support for 2018 file format) R20
Improved Substance Engine Integration
Nuke exchange
Photoshop exchange
Support of DXF, DWG, 3DS, DAE, FBX 20xx, DEM, LWS, STL, VRML2, OBJ, COLLADA, Alembic x.x
Updated Houdini Engine Bridge (Version 16.5) R20
Updated Support of DXF, DWG, 3DS, DAE, FBX 2018, DEM, LWS, STL, VRML2, OBJ, COLLADA, Alembic 1.7, DDS R20
Video Formats: Avi, Quicktime