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Cinema 4D Alternatives & Competitors

(116)4.6 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to Cinema 4D? Tons of people want 3D Modeling Software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you. Blender, 3ds Max Design, Unity, and Maya are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Cinema 4D.

Top Alternatives to Cinema 4D

  • Blender
  • 3ds Max Design
  • Unity
  • Maya
  • Modo

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to Cinema 4D

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  1. Blender

    (162)4.5 out of 5

    Blender is an open source 3D creation suite that supports the 3D pipeline, modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking, video editing, and game creation.

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  2. Blender is an open source 3D creation suite that supports the 3D pipeline, modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking, video editing, and game creation.

    Categories in common with Cinema 4D:

    UA
    The accessibility, the ease of use, the world of information and the sheer power that can be wielded with this software, are all great reasons to choose this over any other 3D package, but above...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Cinema 4D, Blender is:

    Easier to set up
    #2
    #2
  3. 3ds Max Design

    (243)4.2 out of 5

    3ds Max Design software is a comprehensive 3D design, modeling, animation, and rendering solution for architects, designers, civil engineers, and visualization specialists.

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  4. 3ds Max Design software is a comprehensive 3D design, modeling, animation, and rendering solution for architects, designers, civil engineers, and visualization specialists.

    Categories in common with Cinema 4D:

    KS
    The program has a huge potential. We can make with it almost everything from still images to live videos. It easy to find tutorials online, especially official, that are most useful. It is always...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Cinema 4D, 3ds Max Design is:

    More expensive
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    #3
    #3
  5. Unity

    (220)4.5 out of 5

    Unity is a development platform for creating multiplatform 3D and 3D games and interactive experiences that lets you aim to build a business on creating high-end content and connecting to players and customers.

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  6. Unity is a development platform for creating multiplatform 3D and 3D games and interactive experiences that lets you aim to build a business on creating high-end content and connecting to players and customers.

    Categories in common with Cinema 4D:

    { Rob M.
    {M
    Unity is easy to use and the quality of the visuals is amazing

    Reviewers say compared to Cinema 4D, Unity is:

    More usable
    #4
    #4
  7. Maya

    (149)4.3 out of 5

    Bring your imagination to life with Maya® 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software. Maya helps artists tell their story with one fast, creative toolset.

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  8. Bring your imagination to life with Maya® 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software. Maya helps artists tell their story with one fast, creative toolset.

    Categories in common with Cinema 4D:

    Ryan P.
    RP
    Autodesk Maya is an extremely powerful 3D software and is considered an industry standard in the film and video game industries. Maya includes modeling, texturing, animating, simulating, and...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Cinema 4D, Maya is:

    Easier to admin
    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    #5
    #5
  9. Modo

    (55)4.5 out of 5

    MODO is your starting point for creative exploration.

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  10. MODO is your starting point for creative exploration.

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    Mike G.
    MG
    MODO's Sub-division modelling tools are best in class, and quickly help you iterate your designs. Also the baking and UV tools really are a step above a lot of other apps such as Cinema 4D....Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Cinema 4D, Modo is:

    Better at support
    Easier to set up
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    #6
  11. LightWave 3D

    (27)3.9 out of 5

    LightWave 3D combines a state-of-the-art renderer with powerful, intuitive modeling, and animation tools.

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  12. LightWave 3D combines a state-of-the-art renderer with powerful, intuitive modeling, and animation tools.

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    Shawn S.
    SS
    I have been using Lightwave 3D since the mid 90's. I was first introduced to the software via the Amiga Computer. This was basically Lightwave 3.0. The main thing that is a HUGE selling point...Read more
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    #7
  13. Artlantis

    (13)4.1 out of 5

    Artlantis is a 3D rendering application developed for architects and designers, ideal for quickly and easily creating high resolution renderings and animations.

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  14. Artlantis is a 3D rendering application developed for architects and designers, ideal for quickly and easily creating high resolution renderings and animations.

    Categories in common with Cinema 4D:

    Don A.
    DA
    Interface provides smooth execution of this applicaton
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    #8
  15. KeyShot

    (154)4.5 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

    KeyShot is the fastest and easiest to use 3D rendering software available. In just a few steps you can create amazing visuals straight from your 3D models.

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  16. KeyShot is the fastest and easiest to use 3D rendering software available. In just a few steps you can create amazing visuals straight from your 3D models.

    Categories in common with Cinema 4D:

    Anna A.
    AA
    The most wonderful in KeyShot is user friendly interface and absolutely simple settings. I'm a designer, creating conceptual visualizations. So sometimes I need to compose many 3D objects in one...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Cinema 4D, KeyShot is:

    More usable
    #9
    #9
  17. ZBrush

    (77)4.6 out of 5

    ZBrush is a graphic application aimed at simplifying the science behind generating computer graphics.

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  18. ZBrush is a graphic application aimed at simplifying the science behind generating computer graphics.

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    Alex A.
    AA
    It is absolutely superb at high-res modeling, especially organic modeling. It's fun, expressive, and is like digital clay. It plays well with other 3D programs as well (Maya, Cinema4d, etc). I have...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Cinema 4D, ZBrush is:

    Better at meeting requirements
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    #10
  19. V-Ray

    (62)4.4 out of 5

    Chaos Group provides state of the art rendering solutions for architectural, VFX, film, media and entertainment, automotive design, and other industries.

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  20. Chaos Group provides state of the art rendering solutions for architectural, VFX, film, media and entertainment, automotive design, and other industries.

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    Salvatore I.
    SI
    I use Vray with Maxon Cinema 4D. It is very powerful, flexible and easy to learn, thanks to an intuitive interface. If you are looking for a specific setting or function, Vray gives everything you...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Cinema 4D, V-Ray is:

    Easier to set up
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    #11
  21. SketchUp

    (465)4.4 out of 5

    SketchUp is friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software

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  22. SketchUp is friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software

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    Roko .
    R
    I have been using sketchup since 2006 for architecture and interior design projects with powerful results thanks to the easy to UI, and amazing 3D tools.

    Reviewers say compared to Cinema 4D, SketchUp is:

    More usable
    Easier to set up
    #12
    #12
  23. Lumion

    (54)4.5 out of 5

    Lumion is a software that creates videos, images and 360 panoramas for architect.

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  24. Lumion is a software that creates videos, images and 360 panoramas for architect.

    Categories in common with Cinema 4D:

    UD
    The best thing about Lumion is their User Interface. It is easy to use and I think an average person can learn to use it quickly. I remembered that I learned to use it in a day. The quality of the...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Cinema 4D, Lumion is:

    More usable
    More expensive
    Easier to set up
    #13
    #13
  25. Adobe Dimension

    (22)4.2 out of 5

    Adobe Dimension CC makes it easy for graphic designers to create high-quality, photorealistic 3D images.It composites 2D and 3D assets to build product shots, scene visualizations, and abstract art.

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  26. Adobe Dimension CC makes it easy for graphic designers to create high-quality, photorealistic 3D images.It composites 2D and 3D assets to build product shots, scene visualizations, and abstract art.

    Categories in common with Cinema 4D:

    UM
    There are other Adobe programs that have 3D functionality, but Dimensions is designed only for that purpose & is easier & more intuitive to use.

    Reviewers say compared to Cinema 4D, Adobe Dimension is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
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    #14
  27. 3D Coat

    (20)4.3 out of 5

    This is the official page of 3D-Coat application by Pilgway helping you implement any of your ideas in the 3D Art realm.

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  28. This is the official page of 3D-Coat application by Pilgway helping you implement any of your ideas in the 3D Art realm.

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    Carlos D.
    CD
    An amazing software, cheaper than zbrush and really powerfull to create textures, hand painted and pbr, a powerfull voxel sculpting tool, and one of the best retopology tools that i ever used.

    Reviewers say compared to Cinema 4D, 3D Coat is:

    More usable
    #15
    #15
  29. Houdini

    (20)4.5 out of 5

    SideFX develops Houdini, a 3D animation and visual effects software for use in film, commercials and video games.

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  30. SideFX develops Houdini, a 3D animation and visual effects software for use in film, commercials and video games.

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    Mike B.
    MB
    The software is extremely powerful for anything procedural. The node-based workflow is consistent throughout the program so when you learn one aspect of the software you can take that knowledge to...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Cinema 4D, Houdini is:

    Better at support
    More expensive
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    #16
  31. iClone

    (8)4.8 out of 5

    iClone is an instant 3D visualization and digital storytelling with unique real-time animation engine that accelerate your production speed by rendering everything you see instantly, without the wait.

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  32. iClone is an instant 3D visualization and digital storytelling with unique real-time animation engine that accelerate your production speed by rendering everything you see instantly, without the wait.

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    Isaac P.
    IP
    Iclone is great for on the spot pre-vis, The toolset is closer to a game engine than maya or 3ds which make the learning curve almost nonexestant for profesionals. You can just jump in and start...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Cinema 4D, iClone is:

    More usable
    #17
    #17
  33. Twinmotion

    (8)4.2 out of 5

    Twinmotion is a real-time visualization software changing the way architects and designers interact with their models.

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  34. Twinmotion is a real-time visualization software changing the way architects and designers interact with their models.

    Categories in common with Cinema 4D:

    AW
    You can generate great-looking renders incredibly quickly
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    #18
  35. Cheetah 3D

    (12)3.7 out of 5

    Cheetah3D is a powerful and easy to learn 3D modeling, rendering and animation application which was developed from the ground up for Mac OS X.

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  36. Cheetah3D is a powerful and easy to learn 3D modeling, rendering and animation application which was developed from the ground up for Mac OS X.

    Categories in common with Cinema 4D:

    Reyes P.
    RP
    Cheetah 3D is so easy to use and very intuitive, the interface is very simple but so useful can be customized on many ways, also is a great choice for mac users, has many tools for modeling 3D and...Read more
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    #19
  37. Revit

    (653)4.5 out of 5

    Revit® building design software is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), empowering design and construction professionals to bring ideas from concept to construction with a coordinated and consistent model-based approach.

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  38. Revit® building design software is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), empowering design and construction professionals to bring ideas from concept to construction with a coordinated and consistent model-based approach.

    Categories in common with Cinema 4D:

    UM
    It is 4D modelling BIM software which is used by various diciplines of engineering (mechanical, electrical,civil, plumbing etc). Revit is not only used for designing but we can also do energy...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Cinema 4D, Revit is:

    More expensive
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    #20
  39. Adobe Animate

    (64)3.9 out of 5

    Official Customer Support account for Adobe

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  40. Official Customer Support account for Adobe

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    MS
    Good for the professional business and class like design of the century. Will give the refined look to all productions. I like how the ease of use of the software is and is easily trainable just...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Cinema 4D, Adobe Animate is:

    Easier to admin