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Cinema 4D Reviews & Product Details

  • Friedrichsdorf, Germany
  • 1986
Company Overview
Maxon offers a comprehensive range of 3D animation products such as Cinema 4D, BodyPaint 3D, and Cinebench. Maxon's Cinema 4D provides a comprehensive range of tools and features to serve its commercial clientele. The company's Cinema 4D comes equipped with enhanced constraints and internal bevels, Delaunay cap skinning, and a new library of bevel presets. The solution develops caps and bevels as a single object, with added selection sets for Shells and Edges. It broadcast creates a dynamic broadcast graphics, which are instrumental in adding 3D effects to existing graphics suite. It Release 21 delivers Node Spaces for handling nodal setups for multiple render engines within a single material. The company also provides BodyPaint 3D, which primarily focuses on texturing and enables texture artists for creating a game and the movie textures across the entertainment industry.

It simplifies the process of taking control for the beginners. The software offers various tutorials and a highly-skilled community which plays a significant role in upskilling the beginners. Cinema 4D Studio helps artists in the creation of advanced 3D graphics ensuring the creation of best quality grahpics instantly and effortlessly. It offers an excellent platform to create dynamic broadcast graphics quickly in no time. One of the most important features is its procedural workflow along with parametric modeling, shades, and textures. This software has four different senses namely, studio, broadcast, visualize, and prime.

MAXON Cinema 4D Prime Popular Comparisons
Evaluated against 179 key buying criteria
  • Product Maturity / Software / 3D Animation
    Easy of Use
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    Intuitive Interface
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  • Product Maturity / Software Features / Motion Graphics
    Dynamic Broadcast Graphics
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  • Product Maturity / Software / 3D Modeling
    Procedural Workflow
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  • Product Maturity / Software Features / Dynamics and Effects
    Fast-paced 3D Production
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  • 3d animation
  • 3dModelling
  • 3d Rendering
  • Sculpting
  • Texturing
  • Other Software features offered
  • Mac OS X
  • Others(AmigaOS, AROS, MorpOS, FreeBSD, Android)
  • Windows
  • Remote Support
  • VFX Artists
  • On-Premise
  • 3D Animation
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Rendering
  • Difficult to Design
    I found it bit difficult to do design complex models in Cinema 4D. The software needs a hardware specification for handling the complex project. Show More
  • Advanced Features
    Cinema 4D has a range of advanced features like xpresso which are difficult to learn for a new user. The software also lacks in reconciling settings from one machine to another. And it doesn’t have user profile. Show More
  • Level of Support
  • Digital Painting
  • Dynamics and Effects
  • Motion Graphics
  • Pipeline Integration
  • Rigging
  • Shading
  • Simulation
  • Linux
  • On-Site Support
  • Special Effects
  • Others, please specify- 3D Animation software Services
  • Dedicated Account Manager (DAM)
  • Hosted / On-Cloud
  • Product Demos
  • Software Requirement Specification (SRS)
  • Full Time Equivalent
  • Per User / Device Basis
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“In-house development"

Maxon along with its subsidiaries develops and sells 3D animation software to customers in creative industries such as architecture, crafts, product design, graphic and fashion design, and film animation.
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“Support and Services"

Cinema 4D has a robust support and services. The software comes with a demo to how to use it in a more efficiently which makes it more easy and simple to understand for the new user.
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“Powerful and Stable"

Cinema 4D is very powerful and stable 3D animation software I came across. It is easily accessible than any other softwares in the market. Every new version of the software comes with some new features which is an add-on for a design and modelling.
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Chief Product Officer, Company Name Classified
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“Very Impressive"

Cinema 4D is a very impressive 3D software I have used till date. It’s 3D modelling and motion graphics software is beyond any comparison.
Head - Product Management,Buyer Healthcare
Head - Product Management, Buyer Healthcare
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“Fantastic UI"

Cinema 4D UI is fantastic, it is so intuitive that a user can get start and create a most difficult shape very easily and quickly. The support team is also very helpful and quickly response to any query in case you get stuck somewhere.
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MAXON Cinema 4D Prime Presence in 3D Animation Software
Maxon strategic intent lies around its innovative product line. This is evident by the fact that the company has recently launched 18th version of its flagship product, Cinema 4D, to achieve a competitive advantage in the 3D animation market. The company is actively working towards offering short-term licenses for Cinema 4D studio to its commercial customers. This new service is designed to meet the challenges of production environments; offered as a supplement to the existing line-up of perpetual licenses. The company has also been active in inorganic growth strategies. For instance, the company has partnered with NVIDIA and AMD Inc., to strengthen its rendering technology. In addition, the company focuses on its organic strategies. In February 2017, the company has launched a new web space, called Maxon Labs for availing the new tools and features to existing users of Cinema 4D. In addition to this, Maxon integrated a voting mechanism to understand how useful a tool is and how it needs to be adapted. These strategies are helpful for Maxon to retain its customers in the 3D animation market. It has introduced new features of its product, BodyPaint 3D, wherein the company has decided to transition BodyPaint 3D’s painting engine to OpenGL which offers better performance, improved visual feedback, and a smoother workflow. The company’s reach, industry coverage, and channel partnership drive growth strategies for Maxon.
#1 Product Features and Functionality / Software Features
#2 Software Features / Digital Painting
#3 Software / 3D Modeling
#4 Software Features / Other Software features offered
#5 Software Features / 3d animation


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