Product: Cinema 4D Studio
Platform: Win or Mac
Packaging: Retail Box
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As well as containing all of the features found in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize and Broadcast, CINEMA 4D Studio adds advanced character tools, hair, a physics engine and an unlimited client network for rendering. The result is that CINEMA 4D Studio can tackle any project you throw at it with ease.
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.
CINEMA 4D Studio lets you unleash your creativity and enjoy 3D without limits.
- Character Animation
- Dynamic Effects
- 3D Motion Graphics
- Advanced Lighting
- Advanced Rendering
- New in R14
- System Requirements
- Supplementary Information
ALL YOU EVER WANTED
This is our top-of-the-line product. It not only contains everything the other CINEMA 4D versions offer - it goes far beyond.
CINEMA 4D Studio has all the tools you need to tackle even the most complex project.
CINEMA 4D Studio can import and export a variety of file formats, which lets you integrate it in almost any pipeline. The modeling toolset lets you work with parametric or polygonal objects, subsivision surfaces and all kinds of deformers and modifiers. CINEMA 4D's non-linear modeling lets you modify parametric objects at anytime and is lightweight and fast.
Materials and Textures
CINEMA 4D offers all standard and advanced options for creating the perfect surface for your models. Materials have 14 different channels and you can even customize channels for specific needs (e.g. game engines). Use images or movies as textures or advanced shaders such als Subsurface Scattering or Backlight. CINEMA 4D offers an industry-standard 3D painting toolset for high-end texturing.
When it comes to animation, CINEMA 4D Studio is a Jack of all trades. Of course it features all the standard animation tool you would expect from a high-end 3D package.
But CINEMA 4D Studio has so much more to offer: An advanced character animation toolset, all-new rigid and soft body dynamics, cloth simulation, event-based particle system, Cloners and Effectors and even natural hair that waves in the wind.
CINEMA 4D Studio offers a wide variety of light and shadow types that can brighten up even the most challenging situations. And the render engine takes control of all available processor cores to get high-quality results as quickly as possible.
CINEMA 4D Studio offers tons of advanced lighting tools that go even further. IES lights for realistic light distribution, Global Illumination for indirect lighting, a physical sky simulation to realistically light outdoor scenes and much more.
Advanced Character Animation
Character animators and riggers alike need easy-to-use and reliable tools to help them create life-like characters. In addition to the functions contained in CINEMA 4D Prime, CINEMA 4D Studio offers numerous additional features that make professional character animation even easier!
A Good Hair Day for CINEMA 4D Users
CINEMA 4D Studio's Hair feature can be used to create hair, fur, feathers and more!
Breathtakingly fast and a toolset with an intuitive interface, unlimited styling options and dynamic animation. Hair offers realistic render quality and does so with minimum memory use. Even a computer with an average configuration can be used to grow and style millions of hairs!
Dynamics for Your Animations
Rigid Body Dynamics
Rigid Bodies are objects that fall, collide, bounce and more - in short, they interact with forces and with each other. Rigid Bodies interact with simulated natural forces and with each other. Parameters such as Mass, Velocity and Gravity can be used to easily lend dynamic behavior to thousands of objects containing millions of polygons!
Animate with air? The new aerodynamic features in CINEMA 4D make it possible! Simulate air currents, and let feathers, paper or leaves glide gently through the air. Use the Double-Sided option to let forces affect objects that have no real depth. Fly high with the new dynamic possibilities in CINEMA 4D!
CINEMA 4D Studio's Dynamics contain much more than just Rigid and Soft Bodies. You can use connectors like hinges, cardans and springs to let objects interact. Angular or linear motors can move your objects without the need of setting keyframes. And to top it off, torque and speed can be set individually to fine-tune your animation.
CINEMA 4D Studio offers an amazingly powerful cloth solution. Cloth can have many types of characteristics - stiffness, flexion, friction and many more. Cloth can stretch or break, just like any real fabric would do, whether it's wool or satin, cotton or silk. Cloth can even collide with elements in your scene as well as with itself.
Thanks to CINEMA 4D Studio's unique algorithms, most simulations can even be viewed in realtime in the Editor View.
3D Motion Graphics
Graphics on the Move
Clone numerous objects and create extruded text with just a few simple clicks. Add Effectors to the mix and put everything in motion, and much more - often without creating a single keyframe! All this is perfectly integrated into CINEMA 4D and offers a fast and easy workflow. All functions are completely interactive and non-destructive.
At the heart of MoGraph is a powerful yet simple Cloner tool. You can easily create live copies of any object - arranged along a line, circle, grid, object or spline. Object clones can be placed along points, edges, polygon centers or randomly across the surface of an object. Adjust keyframe parameters to modify clone count, spacing and more. Use other objects in MoGraph to easily create extruded text, fracture and extrude spline-based logos, displace objects in real time and more.
Each object performs its own invaluable function for motion graphics artists, and each can be fully controlled by MoGraph Effectors. Effectors can be applied to almost any MoGraph Generator to effortlessly bring your MoGraph creations to life. Adjust clones mathematically with the Formula Effector or apply the frequency of an audio file using the Sound Effector. Eleven different Effectors can be used in any combination to offer countless animation possibilities.
MoDynamics is based on the proven Bullet physics library and now you can ALSO use MoGraph's powerful Effectors to add dynamics for amazing realism. Set simple parameters like Mass, Bounce, Gravity, Friction and more and let MoDynamics do the work. Create breathtaking, realistic motion every time.
Now Even Brighter
The Key to Ultimate Photorealism
Physical Render Engine
Render with ultimate realism using the new Physical Render Engine in CINEMA 4D. Use real camera settings like shutter speed and aperture to view the Project through the lens - with 3D depth of field, motion blur and more.
Render advanced effects like blurry reflections, Area shadows and Ambient Occlusion along with accurate depth of field and motion blur. The Physical Renderer’s shared image sampler samples the Project just once and shares the result between all these effects, reducing the incremental time required to render each effect and guaranteeing accurate results as the effect combine with one another.
Create eye-popping stereo 3D visuals using the complete stereoscopic workflow in CINEMA 4D Release 13. Easily convert existing projects or create new stereo scenes using a few simple camera settings, and preview the stereo effect within the Viewport. Render the merged image or individual channels and preview the stereo effect within CINEMA 4D’s Picture Viewer.
Organic Surfaces made easy
Model organic surfaces and easily increase the level of detail on any object with the fully-integrated Sculpt system in CINEMA 4D Release 14 Studio and BodyPaint 3D Release 14. Simply click Subdivide to increase the level of detail, transforming your mesh into digital clay. Mold your mesh with intuitive sculpting tools that pull, smooth, flatten, knife and pinch the surface. Take advantage of advanced symmetry options, stamps, stencils and masks to create complex sculpts and surface details.
Organize in Layers
Organize your sculpt project in layers, each with its own sculpt level, mask and strength settings. Simply click any layer to activate it and jump to the appropriate level of detail. Arrange layers in any order and even within folders, so it’s always easy to find and activate the right layer. You can freeze your sculpts at any time to release the memory being used by sculpting and view the effect of deformation on your sculpted mesh.
Mold your mesh with CINEMA 4D’s flexible sculpting tools, each of which have unique size and pressure options that can be interactively adjusted or linked to the properties of your tablet pen. Smoothly paint continuous strokes with the Steady Stroke option. Use special drag options to precisely place Sculpt Stamps, and easily create repetitive stamps with the Repeat tool. Sculpt finer details with the help of Masks and Stencils. Create and share your own stamps and stencils, or take advantage of the extensive preset library provided in CINEMA 4D.
Sculpt everything from faces to architectural details with the excellent symmetry options in all sculpting tools. Mirror strokes along the X, Y or Z axes for simple symmetry. Or you can create intricate ornamental sculpts with the radial symmetry option, mirroring a specified number of strokes along any plane or from a single point.
Use your own models or one of the base meshes provided in the Sculpt presets library. The library's generic human, animal and dinosaur forms provide a great start for many sculpting projects. Simply double-click any mesh, click Subdivide a few times and start sculpting.
With CINEMA 4D’s integrated sculpting, you can freeze and deform your sculpted creations without the need to bake them. Optimize the scene and prepare it for export to game engines or other applications by baking the sculpt to lower-polygon geometry with automatic creation of Ambient Occlusion, displacement and normal maps.
CINEMA 4D renders passes in any desired format (image sequences, AVIs or QuickTime movies) and creates a compositing project file that automatically brings all sequences together in the correct format. Depending on the compositing application used, additional data such as 3D cameras, 3D lights or reference objects will be exported as well.
- 3D Studio .3ds (R/W)
- Alembic (R/W)
- Biovision .bvh (R)
- Collada .dae (R/W)
- DEM (R)
- DXF (R/W)
- DWG (R)
- Direct 3D .x (W)
- FBX (R/W)
- IGES (R)
- LightWave 3D .lws .lwo (R)
- RIB (W)
- STL (R/W)
- VRML2 .wrl (R/W)
- Wavefront .obj (R/W)
Compositing Formats (Write only)
- After Effects (3D)
- Final Cut (2D, Mac only)
- Combustion (3D)
- Shake (2D)
- Motion (3D, Mac only)
- Nuke (2D)
- Fusion (2D, Windows only)
2D Image and Animation Formats (R/W)
- BodyPaint 3D
- Photoshop PSD
- Targa TGA
- Open EXR
- QuickTime (if available)
- AVI (Windows only)
2D Vector Formats
- Illustrator (R/W)
- EPS (R)
R = read / W = write
Build extensive relationships and add powerful interaction to your 3D scene with XPresso, CINEMA 4D's visual node-based drag & drop Expressions editor.
XPresso is a tool that artists can use to intuitively create relationships between almost any object, material or effect parameter. Variables within your expressions can be linked to sliders in the Attribute Manager to create driven-key animation or complete slider-based interfaces to your 3D scene.
Explore XPresso and discover the power of relational animation in CINEMA 4D.
Get Your Results Quickly
This version of CINEMA 4D includes many assets such as materials, objects and environments that make it easy for anyone to create realistic visualizations from basic models. Simply drag and drop assets from the Content Browser into your scene and your results will be ready to amaze in no time.
Decorate Your Scene
The comprehensive object and material libraries included in this CINEMA 4D version provide everything you need to create great-looking visualizations.
Various types of human figures, ranging from abstract to photorealistic and from 2D to 3D, help liven up your scene.
Also included are various office furnishings (desks, chairs, shelving, containers, lecterns), living room furnishings (tables, sofas, lamps, chairs) and bathroom fixtures (bathtubs, sinks, toilets, mirrors). To top off your scene we have also included numerous useful outdoor objects (traffic and street lights, benches, bus stops, etc.).
For product visualizations we provide a selection of perfectly-lit studio sets. Simply drag & drop your object in and adjust the settings to fit your needs and get great-looking results in no time. It's that easy.
All objects, materials and scenes have been optimized for use in CINEMA 4D. Only high-end materials have been used that make it easy to produce great-looking renderings. Each object's geometry has been optimized for minimal memory usage – without compromising quality!
Additional Assets for Broadcast Design
When you’re working with tight deadlines there often isn’t time to do everything yourself, which is why this package comes with a library packed with commonly implemented and ready-to-use items, including 3D models and materials for news production.
You will also find ready-to-use scene files for lower space thirds, over-the-shoulder graphics and title screens that you can easily adapt for use in your own projects.
And when you've got tight deadlines that you can't afford to miss, why not use the preset lighting and camera setups? These give you instant looks such as the docu-cam, which mimics the shaky movement and snap zoom typical of hand-held cameras.
Last but not least, you have access to several gigabytes of royalty-free video and audio clips at your fingertips.
New in R14
CINEMA 4D R14
Easy to Use and Easy to Learn, Stable, Fast and State-of-the-Art Technology
There's a reason why these terms are included for each Release - and this tradition continues with Release 14! These are the qualities upon which customers have always been able to count and they continue to guarantee the satisfaction of MAXON customers and CINEMA 4D users.
Click here to watch R14 feature videos on Cineversity.
Organic modeling is made easy with the fully-integrated Sculpting system in CINEMA 4D Studio Release 14 and BodyPaint 3D. Transform any base mesh into virtual clay, shaping it with tools like Pull, Pinch, Smooth, Knife or Scrape. Advanced symmetry tools allow you to mirror a single stroke along multiple axes, and even radially. Finer details can be added using stamps and stencils, and you can apply masks to limit the sculpting to specific regions. You can even organize your sculpt project in a hierarchical layer system and modify mask and strength options for each layer. Directly texture, animate and render your sculpted mesh, or easily bake it to a low-poly mesh with displacement and normal maps.
Model faster and more accurately with new interactive Workplane modes, dynamic guides and a completely redesigned Snap system. Easily align your workplane to any world axis, the camera or the current selection, then snap to the grid or adjust global coordinates based on the workplane orientation. Draw linear or planar guides directly in the Viewport or snap to dynamic guides generated around each component. You can also easily select objects or components by simply painting over them with the right mouse button pressed.
Accelerate your animation workflow with enhancements to cameras, dynamics and character tools in CINEMA 4D R14. Quickly morph between camera positions and create dynamic camera animations with the Motion Camera system. Gain greater realism and control over dynamics in CINEMA 4D Broadcast and Studio with aerodynamic forces, plastic springs and breaking connectors, as well as enhanced XPresso control over dynamics. Give life to your characters with updated rigs and enhanced capabilities of the Character object.
Achieve greater rendering realism and compositing control with CINEMA 4D R14. Simulate wood grain, weathering effects and normal mapping with new shaders. Enjoy faster, more accurate GI calculations with Multiple Importance Sampling and radiosity maps. And you have even more control over your renderings with color grading in the Picture Viewer and as a post effect. Optimize your compositing workflow with the Position Pass.
CNEMA 4D R14 offers amazing enhancements to exchanges with key applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects and Nuke. You can manipulate 3D objects, lights and textures directly in Adobe Photoshop. New options have been added for exchanging your 3D scene with After Effects. A new seamless connection to NUKE has been added that automatically creates your multi-pass composite, through multi-layer OpenEXR support.
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Windows XP, Vista or 7 running on Intel or AMD CPU with SSE2-Support; Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher running on an Intel-based Mac; 1024 MB free RAM, DVD ROM drive. Standard DVD installation can take up to 4 GB of disk space. Software must be registered for permanent use.
Supported Operating Systems for CINEMA 4D R13 and BodyPaint 3D R13
- Windows 7 (all variations)
- Windows 7 64-bit (all variations)
- Windows Vista (all variations)
- Windows Vista 64-bit (all variations)
- Windows 2008 Server
- Windows 2008 Server 64-bit
- Windows XP (Pro / Home) Service Pack 2 & 3
- Windows XP Pro 64-bit
- Windows 2003 Server
- Windows 2003 Server 64-bit
- Apple OS X 10.7 (and up)
- Apple OS X 10.6 (and up)
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8 (and up)
Minimum CPU Requirements CINEMA 4D R13 and BodyPaint 3D R13
Minimum processor Windows PC
- Intel Pentium 4
- Athlon 64
- Sempron (K8 with SSE2)
- VIA C7
Minimum processor Macintosh
- Intel CoreSolo
- Intel Pentium M
- Intel Pentium 4
- Intel Pentium 4D
- Intel XEON
- Intel Core Solo
- Intel Core Duo
- Intel Core 2 Duo
- Intel Core 2 Quad
- Intel Core i7
- Intel Core i5
- Intel Core i3
- Intel Celeron
- Intel Celeron D
- AMD Sempron (K8/Socket 754)
- AMD Athlon 64
- AMD Opteron
- AMD Phenom
Processors not supported
- Intel Itanium
- Intel Itanium II
- Intel Pentium
- Intel Pentium II
- Intel Pentium III
- AMD K6
- AMD K7
- AMD Athlon XP/MP
- AMD Duron
- Power PC G4
- Power PC G5
A Word About Graphics Cards
In short, CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D run on any OpenGL-capable graphics card (which includes the vast majority available in the past 10 years). We do however strongly recommend using a dedicated 3D graphics card with a chipset from AMD or NVIDIA. Currently, powerful graphics chips are also available on mid-range notebooks.
Always make sure to use the latest drivers (no beta versions), certified for your operating system. Newer drivers are usually faster and more stable.
If you're looking for speed comparisons, conduct a search for CINEBENCH scores on the internet.
Disclaimer: MAXON cannot be held liable for the compatibility of specific graphics cards with the Enhanced OpenGL mode. Due to the amount of possible combinations of graphic chipsets, operating systems and driver revisions, it is impossible to guarantee the operation on all systems. Also, technical specifications in MAXON products are subject to change. Please use the most current demo version of CINEMA 4D oder BodyPaint 3D to test the compatibilty on a specific system.
A Word About NVIDIA 3D Vision
If you intend to use NVIDIA's 3D Vision shutter glasses for your stereoscopic experience please note that a quad buffered graphics card is required for use in conjunction with CINEMA 4D.
A list of graphics cards that support the neccesary features can be found at NVIDIA's website:
- Manufacturer’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/MaxonC4D
- Mad Macs’ Youku Channel: http://u.youku.com/madmacs/
For educational institutions and production facilities managing multiple licenses of CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D, MAXON offers a robust license server technology that makes the management of numerous licenses and groups of licenses with various configurations a breeze.
Network administrators can define groups, assign individual licenses, and define a unique lease time for each group. This means you can allow laptop users to extend their lease for off-site work, or give a specific project group access to additional licenses. All this control means you can make more efficient use of your investment in MAXON Software.
Maxon Service Agreement:
The MAXON Service Agreement (MSA) is optionally available to MAXON customers. Participating customers are kept up-to-date with the newest releases of CINEMA 4D and/or BodyPaint 3D. As soon as a new software version is available, MSA participants will receive these automatically, allowing them to immediately take advantage of all new features and advancements.
The MAXON Service Agreement is ideal for companies working with fixed budgets - no more surprises when planning next year's expenses. In addition to the most up-to-date software version, MSA participants also receive enhanced services such as expanded use of software or discounted admission to special events, and more.
You’re on the go and don’t always work in the office? Software licenses included in the MSA can also be installed onto a second computer (e.g., a laptop for working on the go or on a computer at your home office) as long as both installations are not used simultaneously.
If you are interested in becoming a MAXON Service Agreement participant, please contact us.