Cinema 4D Animation Software

Cinema 4D is world-renowned and trusted 3D animation software that has been constantly evolving and improving with every iteration. With the introduction of Cinema 4D R19, graphic artists have the ability to create professional, breath-taking 3D animations for use across a wide variety of applications.

C4D R19 is the culmination of over 25 years of constant development and improvements; but, with graphic designers now blessed with huge numbers of graphic design software products to choose from - both free and paid - what makes Cinema 4D stand out from our competitors and, most importantly, why should you choose to purchase it?

Tried & Trusted Around The World

It’s one thing to be confident of your product’s abilities and uses; but, it’s another to gain a solid and renowned reputation around the world! This is perhaps demonstrated by the huge list of respected companies who are using Cinema 4D not just for product and graphic design, but also for broadcast-quality special effects in both films and television.

Since its introduction in 1990, MAXON has developed the Cinema 4D software based on the feedback and comments from its most important source - its customers. Based on the feedback we’ve received over the years, we’ve been able to constantly refine and develop the C4D platform to include more and more features in every new release.

One of the features which has made C4D so intuitive to use is how easily it allows 3D to be added to workflows and its overarching compatibility with some of the most popular graphic design programs on the market; including Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Nuke, Final Cut Pro and Vectorworks (amongst others!).

It’s not just the huge toolset or cross-program compatibility that make C4D so appealing and that has lead to major and independent firms trusting in Cinema 4D. C4D’s platform is ultra-stable. Before any new C4D development is released, new features and functionality are thoroughly tested to - and beyond - breaking point to ensure there are no bugs or anomalies that could affect the user experience.

In addition, our free service packs, which are released on a regular basis, further optimise Cinema 4D and let us be be proactive when it comes to offering compatibility to new operating systems and drivers for both Windows and Apple Macs.

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Enhanced Features & Choice

As we mentioned, Cinema 4D’s toolset is truly vast. Our ongoing development and customer-lead improvement has meant that C4D contains just about every feature a graphic or motion graphics designer would ever need - be they a seasoned pro, or a complete newbie! This is reflected by the choice of C4D software options available:

C4D Studio

Everything You Need For High-End 3D Graphics

Cinema 4D Studio is, put simply, the very best that MAXON has to offer for the professional 3D artist. The perfect application for demanding, fast-paced 3D productions, it is also able to guide even a novice through complex workflows in order to create high-quality, professional 3D artwork and animations.

C4D Broadcast

The Perfect Choice For 3D Motion Graphics

If you are a motions graphic artist wanting to create broadcast-quality motion graphics, C4D Broadcast is the ideal choice for you. Like the entire C4D range, it can be added easily into your existing toolsets and is compatible with a huge range of other graphic design suites.

C4D Visualize

The Professional Solution For Architects & Product Designers

C4D Visualize allows graphic designers to effortlessly create photo-realistic imagery and animations of everyday objects; be they cars, computers, household objects, buildings… Well, anything! The only limit to the level of realism you can include is your imagination.

C4D Prime

Your 3D Journey Starts Here

With its simple, intuitive user interface that allows you to create professional results quickly, no matter what levels of technically abilities, Cinema 4D Prime is the ideal choice for graphic designers looking to expand their current toolset with 3D capabilities.

All our C4D software packages also come with a wide array of short, long and perpetual license options; meaning that whatever your needs, you can be confident that Cinema 4D is the best software option for you.

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Professional Results, Every Time

Of course, it’s one thing to tell you about how our product can create fantastic results when it comes to exceptional 3D graphics and animations; the proof however is in the metaphorical pudding!

We often have a lot of customer-made footage submitted to us every year showing just what can be achieved using Cinema 4D in the form of showreels and video submissions. Every year provides us an entertaining and eclectic mix of animations made for product designs, gaming television and independent and major studio films.

This year has been no different. 2017 saw the release of Dreamworks’ live-action remake of the Manga classic Ghost In The Shell. Starring Scarlett Johansson, the story is set in a future Tokyo and revolves around a human who after being saved from a life-threatening crash, is augmented with technology to become a perfect soldier; devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

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Cinema 4D played an important part in bringing the future landscapes portrayed in the film to life. Its varied and expansive toolsets allowed graphic artists working on the film to effortlessly alter cityscapes to include outlandish holographic projections, life-like cyborgs and the towering megatropolis of future-Tokyo itself.

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On the smaller screen, C4D has been used to great effect on a number of television shows both here in the UK and in the US.

If you’re a fan of the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing, you will have no doubt seen the glitzy and glamourous opening titles for each show. MAXON’s Cinema 4D has been used to create these computer-generated graphics - including the now iconic glitterball opening ident.

Staying in the UK, Cinema 4D has also been used in the creation of a series of animated idents for BBC2. These have included broadcast-quality animations showing the ‘2’ logo in a series of different situations; including it being under construction, as post-it notes exploding and as an ancient stone formation.

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Over in the United States, Cinema 4D has been used to create the opening titles for the new and exciting Drone Racing League; with many of the elements you see on screen using C4Ds motion graphics toolsets to create bright, lively and engaging visuals.

Aside from the large and small screens, C4D is used to great effect when it comes to the creation of life-like product designs. MAXON’s software has - and still is - used by some of the biggest branding and advertising agencies in the world to create stunning visuals for the likes of Nike, Chanel and Range Rover.

With such a huge number of independent and high-end advertising agencies and film & television production companies trusting in the stability and expansiveness of Cinema 4D, we really can say with some confidence that it makes the perfect choice for creating engaging and professional 3D.

Online Support, Resources and Tutorials

Whilst the C4D is both intuitive and easy to use, it can perhaps be a little daunting if you’re just starting out or used to different software. Luckily, not only do we have a huge array of online resources, but there is also a fantastic community of C4D users there to help.

First off, there are a wealth of excellent online resources from expert C4D users that offer walkthroughs on the various components that make up C4D. The tutorials and walkthroughs are mainly created by users of Cinema 4D and, as a result, cover many different tips and ‘cheats’ which can help your skills up to speed.

In addition to the huge number of independent online resources, the Cinema 4D Quickstart facility can also help run you through the basics of C4D so you can start creating 3D right from the word go - great if you’re brand new to the software, or an experienced user who wants to brush up on the basics.

Not got online access whilst using C4D and need help? Not a problem! The latest Cinema 4D R19 has a powerful in-program help system. Any questions about a specific function can be quickly answered by right-clicking on it and jumping straight to the integrated software documentation.

Lastly, we have a fantastic online repository of online help tutorials, video walkthroughs and online support should you encounter any difficulties, or just need some help to get the best out of the software.

So, What’s Stopping You?

We hope that we’ve been able to show you that our Cinema 4D animation software is the perfect choice for motion graphics and graphic design. But, talking all about it is one thing - why not give it a go for yourself?

If you’d like to try Cinema 4D, you can download the full software free for 42 days - meaning that you can fully trial the software’s abilities and start creating your own 3D animations. You also don’t need to supply any debit or credit card details, so you’re under no obligation to buy.

Once the trial finishes, your work is saved and you can return to where you left off should you go ahead and purchase the full animation program. Simple!

If you’d like to download the demo software and see for yourself how Cinema 4D can help you create stunning 3D animations, simply complete the form below.