Price When Reviewed: 424.68 . 1190.64 . 1871.49
Pros: Impressive new rendering improvements, especially the Normal material channel and Normal baking, and Ambient Occlusion.
Cons: The global illumination is starting to look a little old and really needs updating, and the material system is crying out to be ‘nodal-network’ based.
Cinema 4D is continuing to become a more robust and production-friendly tool, and with the latest release Maxon’s 3D animation package is looking better than ever. Cinema’s interface has always been good, with plenty of user flexibility and adaptability depending on the task. The standalone BodyPaint 3D application, for example, is really just an interface layout of Cinema 4D with the BodyPaint tools engaged and others disabled.