CINEMA 4D for Mac

CINEMA 4D for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.027
  • Total Downloads:
    121,748
  • Date Added:
    November 06, 2014
  • File Size:
    147.62MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    435
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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Cinema 4D is a very powerful 3D animating and rendering program. This is a program used by video professionals for creating visual effects for gaming, animation, and film. The program is one of the industry leaders -- powerful enough to create the very best in 3D animations.

Pros

Online support: The support and education available on the Maxon website are excellent. They include a feature called "Cineversity," which includes hundreds of free videos, which familiarize people new to the program with its basic features. The videos are clear and easy to understand and can get you up and running in very little time.

Animation features: Cinema 4D is a very smart program that makes animating much easier than it has been in the past. For instance, the walk feature allows you to attach a specific walk to a character model. Then just indicate the path of the character, and the program automatically animates the walk, including accounting for any terrain the character is walking over.

Hair and fur features: An entire toolset for creating great looking hair and fur effects for character models is intuitive enough for a beginner.

Cons

Resource heavy: This program performs fairly complex operations when animating 3D objects, and as a result is very resource heavy. Although the test computer met the minimum specifications outlined on the website, operations were quite slow. A very powerful machine would be required for this program to work smoothly and quickly.

Bottom Line

Cinema 4D is an industry leading program for animating in 3D. If you're not familiar with how to use the particular program, the company provides you with an excellent learning resource. It has also added a number of features that make animating and designing characters quicker and easier than ever before.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"New update, even though it's over a month old already."

January 07, 2011  |  By SwagBag--2008

 |  Version: CINEMA 4D 12.032

Pros

Nothing like a free update for an already wonderful program!

Cons

I have no qualms.

Summary

This was released way back at the beginning of December 2010! My Cinema 4D automatically detected the update December 3rd. Why is this just now being announced (Jan. 7, 2011)?

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4 stars

"v10 rocks!"

January 18, 2007  |  By justamacuser

 |  Version: CINEMA 4D 10.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
(my comments apply to the studio bundle - some features may not be available in smaller configurations)
I've put v10 through its paces over the course of a three-week all-night build/animate/render session for a small contest. I'm really impressed. Though there were several crashes (usually related to extreme angles while editing objects, and i'm attributing them to my graphics cards), all but once the built-in recovery function managed to save the scene file (see the "debug" folder by the side of the apps' location) before it went boom.

My personal favourites:
The new "visual selector" tag. A real time-saver. Especially with characters, dragging the bones you need to pick often into it, creating a "switchboard" of click-and-it's-selected items with a basic human shape in the background is bliss. The only way this could be better would be to be able to actually grab the objects on a touchscreen :)
The new timeline. Takes some time getting used to, but after that, it's easier than the old one.
The new elements browser.
Muscles (part of Character module)

Not too happy with:
- the new joints. They're a nice addition, but don't work with my personal preferences for rigging and animating. i.e. they can't influence meshes that contain mirror elements, because they calculate their influence from weighting maps (which the mirrored object seems to miss). The older bones system is still available, so no problem here.
- the new IK system. Fast, stable, great. But doesn't play nice with e.g. hip-to-feet chains. Feets keep rotating in sync with the hip axis. May be my fault, but with "legacy" MoccaIK and target vectors, they don't. So, again, nice to have, but doesn't fit my workflow.
- the decision to turn the manual into HTML help.

All in all, it's an excellent update that i'm very, very happy with. Here's hoping on the next maintenance update to smooth the edges.

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4 stars

"THIS IS A HORRIBLE UPDATE. MAXON YOU SUCK!"

December 11, 2006  |  By sloan

 |  Version: CINEMA 4D 10.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've had major problems with this update. Cinema has hung on a number of animations right as it was about to complete the file. Today, it froze the entire system. I haven't had a system freeze since the OS9. Be careful saving any of your 9.5 projects to 10. This is not worth it!

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4 stars

"Just keeps on getting better"

June 08, 2005  |  By justamacuser

 |  Version: CINEMA 4D 9.102

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The release 9 features a whole lot of improvements, which i'm still discovering each time i use the program. Looking at the manual, and the tutorials on Maxon's web page, is highly recommended! The new HUD interface options went almost unnoticed by me, even though such nice things as side-floating sliders that stay with their objects are real time-savers when animating... same goes for the two-keystrokes shortcuts (try U or M, for example).

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4 stars

"Good, solid product"

December 10, 2004  |  By ParticleMan--2008

 |  Version: CINEMA 4D 9.0 update

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Seems to grow by leaps and bounds with every revision.

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5 stars

"Spifferoonie! (:"

December 23, 2003  |  By Pres!

 |  Version: CINEMA 4D 8.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
C4D has always (well okay, at least since I discovered it a year ago) had the most flexible interface that makes it a joy to use, and has been heroically stable, unlike a lot of other apps I've used. And you don't need a dongle, woohoo! - For a recent project I happily began my modeling work at Starbucks...

The 8.5 upgrade adds a bunch of nice features, my favorite of which is currently the Layer shader which makes mixing a bunch of textures together a no-brainer. Utterly convenient. There's lots more in the upgrade than that, but that's the one I'm playing with the most right now.

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5 stars

"Turning into a great 3D app"

November 02, 2003  |  By bundy5150

 |  Version: CINEMA 4D 8.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I was skeptical at first, but this is turning into a great 3D package. Great particles with pyrocluster and the dynamics too. Very impressed!

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5 stars

"Keeps getting better and better"

September 10, 2003  |  By justamacuser

 |  Version: CINEMA 4D 8.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
For me, the update required a clean install right off the 8.0 disk, but that was (almost) all the trouble i've had with the update. A word of warning, though: Being one of these impatient users, i've installed the update *before* finishing a render sequence, and picked up the rendering again with 8.2. This caused a few textures to "jump" in the animation where the switch from 8.1 to 8.2 took place. Looks like there's some modification to the texture placing algorithms (most likely to adapt Cinema to BodyPaint 2).

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5 stars

"C4D Rules"

September 09, 2003  |  By blizzastr

 |  Version: CINEMA 4D 8.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This software gets better and better, and for something so complex it is one of the most stable apps I have ever seen. Fast beautiful renderer. Elegant and technical interface. I got my copy of Bodypaint3D v2 in today, and it came with the 8.2 upg.

Together, C4D and bodypaint make for really nice 3D, though the FlashEx thing does suck, the After Effects and ShockWave3D exporters work really well. Nicest 3D package going, bar none.

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4 stars

"It works!"

September 09, 2003  |  By Mr Tea

 |  Version: CINEMA 4D 8.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is a nice surprise. The download appeared to stall with a 'waiting for data' message just before completion. Despite this, I was able to unstuff the downloaded .sit file and it installed without a hitch. The improved material manager is a joy to use, and the option to group materials into sets is a real mouse saver. Go, Maxon!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Maxon Computer
Publisher web site http://www.maxoncomputer.com
Release Date November 06, 2014
Date Added November 06, 2014
Version 16.027
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory 3D Modeling Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh
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File Size 147.62MB
File Name c4d16027upd.c4dupdate.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 121,748
Downloads Last Week 435
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License Model Update
Limitations Not available
Price $695

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