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Cinema 4D Prime

Renowned for its ease of use, speed and professional results, Cinema 4D Prime is an ideal choice for all graphic designers looking to add 3D to their toolset.

Cinema 4D Prime's intuitive interface is designed to ease you in to the powerful and exciting world of 3D graphics. With Cinema 4D Prime you can start creating great-looking 3D images in no time. And the tutorials provided help you learn Cinema 4D quickly and easily.

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Cinema 4D Prime

Cinema 4D Prime lets you cost-effectively enter the world of 3D. And if you want more advanced tools, it’s great to know that you can upgrade to any of the more powerful versions of Cinema 4D.


The most basic shapes are provided in MAXON Cinema 4D as parametric primitives. Parametric objects can be converted to polygons to serve as a basis for more complex objects. A number of deformers and other generators can be used in conjunction with objects. Splines can be used as the basis for extrudes, lofts, lathes and sweeps - all of which can be adjusted dynamically in real-time, and even animated.

Materials and Textures

The basis for most channels is a texture or shader. For textures, Cinema 4D supports most popular image formats, including layered PSD files. A wide range of 2D and 3D volumetric shaders make it easy to create procedural surfaces and easily simulate glass, wood or metal. With filter and layer shaders you can easily combine images, shaders and filter effects.


Virtually any object, material or tag parameter can be keyframed by simply clicking the circle next to its name. To make keyframing even simpler you can activate automatic keyframing of all or selected parameters. The Power Slider lets you quickly define keyframes for the current state at any frame and modify existing keyframes without leaving the default layout.

Lighting and Rendering

Light up your scenes with Cinema 4D's lighting system and produce outstanding results in little time with the built-in render engine.

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System requirements for Cinema 4D R17 and BodyPaint 3D R17
Operating System Windows
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit (all versions)
  • Windows 8 64-bit (all versions)
  • Windows 7 64-bit (all versions)
  • Windows 10 64-bit (all versions)
  • Windows 2012 Server 64-bit


  • Apple Mac OS X 10.8.5~(and higher)

CPU minimum requirements

Windows PC

  • Intel Pentium 4
  • Athlon 64


  • Intel Core 2 Solo

Cinema 4D R16 and higher support the following processors families (SSE3 support required)

  • Intel Pentium 4
  • Intel Pentium 4 D
  • Intel XEON
  • Intel Core 2
  • Intel Core i7
  • Intel Core i5
  • Intel Core i3
  • Intel Celeron
  • Intel Celeron D
  • AMD Sempron
  • AMD Athlon 64
  • AMD Opteron
  • AMD Phenom
  • AMD FX
  • AMD Ontario
  • AMD Zacate
  • AMD Kabini
  • AMD Temash
  • AMD Beema
  • AMD Mullins
  • AMD Llano
  • AMD Trinity
  • AMD Richland
  • AMD Kaveri

Processors not supported

  • Intel Core Solo
  • Intel Core Duo
  • Intel Pentium M
  • Intel Xeon Phi
  • Intel Itanium
  • Intel Itanium II
  • Intel Pentium
  • Intel Pentium II
  • Intel Pentium III
  • Intel 486
  • AMD K6
  • AMD K7
  • Athlon XP/MP
  • AMD Duron
  • Power 4
  • IBM PowerPC G3
  • IBM PowerPC G4
  • IBM PowerPC G5
  • ARM
  • VIA C7

Graphics cards

Generally speaking, Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D support all OpenGL 3.2-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.

Important notice
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.

Windows 10 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:


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