Cinema 4D

RATING:

4.6

(68)

About Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D is an animation platform that helps businesses streamline 3D animation, modeling, simulation and rendering operations via a unified platform. It enables graphic designers to create graphic models, animations and computer graphics, configure design workflows and process motion capture recordings. Businesses can use the integrated scene management module to create geometrical shapes or an entire scene in a hierarchy-based view. It allows users to draw and modify geometry, build digital assets and debug scene node systems. Additionally, Cinema 4D provides a variety of other features such as collaboration, data storage management, activity dashboard, image editing and more. Cinema 4D supports integration with third-party vector and motion graphics software inclu...

Cinema 4D Pricing

Cinema 4D offers a 14-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available at $999/year.

Starting price: 

$149.00 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

Cinema 4D animation tool

Cinema 4D Reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Cinema 4D

1 - 5 of 68 Reviews

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Nabin

Verified reviewer

Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed August 2021

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

Cinema 4D is the easiest yet advanced 3D modeling and simulation software that comes with a rich library of presets allowing you to quickly produce outstanding animated videos.

PROS

Cinema 4D offers an extensive collection of 3D models and animation presets, that allow users to quickly and easily produce high-quality animated videos. With its MoGraph toolset, it is much faster to control, layer, and link effects to each other. It features advanced UV mapping, placement tools, scene manager, and Redshift rendering which makes it an industry-leading 3D software.

CONS

The price is a bit too expensive for beginners. Not suitable for developing interactive animations.

Reason for choosing Cinema 4D

We choose Cinema 4d over other alternatives for its great tutorials, documentations, and animation preset.

Reasons for switching to Cinema 4D

We made a switch to Cinema 4D for its extensive collection of 3d models and motion presets.

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Roldan

Verified reviewer

Information Technology and Services, 2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed November 2022

Cinema 4D Easy Breezy, But...

Fantastic! Though, I have shift career from graphic design to web development, I still dreamt of doing 3D Design soon. Cinema 4D is still my best recommended 3D software out there - save for the price of course.

PROS

- Easy to learn. I have been with 3DS Max and Maya and all other 3D software, Cinema 4D made learning easier. Yes, it's easy to learn and the interface are very intuitive.- Integrations. One of the best thing Cinema 4D comes with is it's integration and compatibility with Adobe Products like Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects for video editor. Now, Imagine the leverage this will give you.- Faster rendering using third-party integration rendering software such as RedShift and Vray.- Generous learning hubs and tutorials are all around the corner, both free and paid.

CONS

- The Price. I cringe with the price. Definitely, not for solo users with little budget. Not for student either. You might be better off, using a computer from your computer lab before you can use this software. It's too pricey. Though, it offers educational version, but I'm not sure if you can maximize on that one.- Steep Learning Curve. Off course, we can compromise on this one. Not single 3D Software is easy-breezy to learn. But Cinema 4D is by far the easiest I've got.- Bugs and glitches. There are times where it hangs and get's stuck and now you have to restart after waiting for a couple of hours of rendering. Happens to me ones on a blue moon though.

Reasons for switching to Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D is an alternative for faster learning curve. It's not maybe because it's far better but because of its ease of use.

Micalen

Computer Games, 1 employee

Used weekly for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed January 2024

Cinema 4D: A high quality renderer

Cinema 4D is a high quality render and very fast. workflow is faster making use of the software's tools and features. It is a really powerful and useful tool for creators.

PROS

Cinema 4D is a very powerful animator, modeler and renderer. It offers a large library of templates, models and pre-made animations that can just be dropped onto a rig. It has a simple to understand UI.

CONS

The price is it's biggest con as it is rather expensive making it a bad choice for budget creators.

Reasons for switching to Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D had the tools I required for my projects.

Anonymous

1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed May 2021

The render quality is amazing

We don't have too much time for modeling and this software is incredible because is very intuitive and once you finish the quality of the render for an image o video is the best helps us to get amazing looks in no time.

PROS

Love the render quality and how smooth the materials look, easy to work with the modeling and texturing tool helps us to get fast results.

CONS

Is hard to get information about animation or how to animate with the software is not very friendly on how to do it and is hard to figure it out.

Reasons for switching to Cinema 4D

Is was complicated to use, the quality of the shader wasnt the best and to set the render to get good quality took a long time.

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Tchameni

Verified reviewer

Graphic Design, 1 employee

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed October 2023

It's easy to use and very powerful for 3D modeling

Cinema 4D could be better if the software is affordable and offers advanced sculpting functionalities for users that way, users won't have to stress, trying to integrate it with some third-party tools. Nevertheless, it's a good tool for 3D modeling - I personally think that it's way more easy to learn and adapt to than many others.

PROS

Cinema 4D is user-friendly. mong all the 3D modeling tools that I've tried out, it's one of the few simple software to use. It has a well-designed and intuitive user interface, that makes it relatively easy to learn and adapt to even for beginners.In addition to it, Cinema 4D is also very stable and reliable in terms of performance.- It offers quite a wide range of tools for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, motion graphics, and visual effects, making it the perfect software for realizing creative designs.- Another astonishing feature in Cinema 4D that I find to be completely missing in other tools is its "MoGraph capabilities". This is a tool present in Ciema 4D that provides other powerful motion graphics tools essential for creating advanced and complex animations with dynamic visual effects.- Another aspect is that it also integrates with After Effects making workflow great as collaboration is easy.

CONS

- Cinema 4D is not for everyone, the software comes at a price that can be too high for users with a small budget. I work with it when it's necessary but it's not always.- It offers limited sculpting capabilities, there are designs you can't bring to life because the tool is somewhat limited and that's where Maya breaks the bonds and to achieve this, you need to use third-party tools with larger and less-limited functionalities. It can be very stressful and could potentially waste some money as you'll need to pay a license for the third-party tools as well.