CINEMA 4D is a 3D modeling, animation and rendering application developed by MAXON Computer GmbH of Friedrichsdorf, Germany. It is capable of procedural and polygonal/subd modeling, animating, lighting, texturing, rendering, and common features found in 3D modelling applications.
CINEMA 4D R15 delivers outstanding enhancements to many aspects of your 3D workflow, from text creation and modeling to advanced rendering optimizations and an all-new network rendering solution. Release 15 contains much more than just new features – it demonstrates persistent progress in direct response to your feedback.
Minimum System Requirements
Windows Vista, 7 or 8 (64-bit only) on Intel or AMD processors with SSE3 support; Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher on 64-bit Intel-based Macs; 1024 MB available RAM, DVD ROM drive. A standard DVD installation can require up to 7 GB of hard drive space. The software must be registered for unrestricted use.
Operating systems supported by CINEMA 4D R15 and BodyPaint 3D R15
Windows 8 64-bit (all versions)
Windows 7 64-bit (all versions)
Windows Vista 64-bit (all versions)
Windows 2008 Server 64-bit
Windows 2012 Server 64-bit
Apple Mac OS X 10.6.8~(and higher)
CPU minimum requirements for CINEMA 4D R15 and BodyPaint 3D R15
Minimum CPU Windows PC
Intel Pentium 4Athlon 64 Sempron
Minimum CPU Macintosh
Intel Core 2 Solo
Intel Pentium 4
Intel Pentium 4D
Intel Core 2 Solo
Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel Core 2 Quad
Intel Core i7
Intel Core i5
Intel Core i3
Intel Celeron D
AMD Athlon 64
Processors not supported
Intel Core Solo
Intel Core Duo
Intel Pentium M
Intel Xeon Phi
Intel Itanium II
Intel Pentium II
Intel Pentium III
AMD Athlon XP/MP
IBM PowerPC G4
IBM PowerPC G5
Generally speaking, CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D support all OpenGL 2.1-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.
Regarding NVIDIA 3D Vision
A quad buffered graphics card is required to use NVIDIA's 3D Vision Shutter glasses for viewing the stereoscopic display in CINEMA 4D.
An overview of graphics cards that meet all requirements can be found here: