CINEMA 4D Studio's character tools make it easy to create character rigs and advanced character animations. Adding hair or fur to characters is fast and simple with a powerful suite of hair tools that let you grow, comb, style and animate. The physics engine makes it simple to perform complex collisions and interaction between objects, be it just a few or thousands. Network rendering allows you to take advantage of all computers on your network to help render your animations faster.
Despite being designed for advanced 3D, the extra tools found in CINEMA 4D Studio are still designed to be user-friendly and intuitive. Generating advanced 3D effects such as hair is surprisingly easy and fast, with CINEMA 4D doing much of the work for you. For example, hair will automatically swoosh and sway as you move your character around; and making thousands of objects collide with each other only takes a few mouse clicks to set up.
Windows 7 SP1 64-bit or higher on Intel or AMD 64-bit CPU with SSE3 support or
macOS 10.11.6 or 10.12.4+ with 64-bit CPU running on Intel-based Apple Macintosh4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended), OpenGL graphics card supporting OpenGL 4.1 (dedicated GPU recommended)The GPU renderer requires an NVIDIA or AMD graphics card on Windows or AMD on macOS which supports OpenCL 1.2 or higher. We recommend at least 4 GB VRAM for GPU rendering. USB port, Registration is required.MAXON cannot guarantee support of new hardware and operating systems shipped after release of this Cinema 4D/BodyPaint 3D version.
There are no known Cinema 4D issues that are Windows 10-specific but your user experience might differ, depending on your hardware. Our closed field test showed that some but not all GPU drivers or input device drivers work less reliably on the new operating system, especially when using third-party plugins that rely on these drivers. This can change anytime if these drivers are updated, which means that no general guidelines exist regarding which graphics cards will be affected. For users of Intel HD2500 / HD4000 GPUs, we don't recommend the use of Windows 10 because they will most likely not receive the necessary updates.
QuickTime: Some versions could not be used with Windows 10. However, we received positive feedback with regard to using the current version 7.7.9 with Windows and Cinema 4D. According to the website, there is no official support for Windows 10. Download: https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime
Generally speaking, Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D support all currently available Intel and AMD 64-bit CPUs with SSE3 support. However, we cannot completely rule out the risk of compatibility issues for new CPUs (like AMD's latest Ryzen family of CPUs) that are released during a Cinema 4D release cycle. Nevertheless, we will provide updates for current releases to support these CPUs as quickly as possible.
Generally speaking, Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D support all OpenGL 4.1-capable graphics cards. Nevertheless, we recommend using a dedicated 3D graphics card with an AMD or NVIDIA chip set. High-performance graphics chips are currently already available in mid-range laptops.
Make sure that you always use the most current certified graphics card driver (no beta versions).
To find out more about processing speed, CINEBENCH test results can be found online.
MAXON is not responsible for the compatibility of individual graphics cards with the OpenGL mode. Due to the large number and types of available chip sets, operating systems and driver versions we cannot guarantee the compatibility of all systems.
The technical specifications of MAXON products are constantly changing. Please use the most current demo version of the software to test its compatibility on your computer.