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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe After Effects

This software is extremely suitable for anyone who is looking to create well done video projects. Whether you are a novice or a pro this software is very user-friendly and, with more training, can make the most inexperienced video graphics designer/editor confident in their work.
John Zelayandia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cinema 4D

C4D has one of the gentlest learning curves and highest responsiveness of any 3D package. New version releases are characteristically ambitious without sacrificing cleanliness of interface or usability. It's best suited for 3D animations and virtual reality efforts, as well as 3D compositing for film. It also very efficiently supports physical simulation plugins (X-Particles, turbulenceFD, etc.) and has a robust motion graphics module lending itself to quick and fun experimentation. Character animation can be a struggle through dozens of necessary plugins, but 3D character animation in general is as hard as it gets in this field.
Zacheray Long | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Adobe After Effects

  • 2d animation, it can handle the 2d animation on more than 60+ fps. it is easy to work with character animation. you can add various plugins, it has a strong interface to work on, so it almost each and every type of animation related work mainly in 2d.
  • vfx- we can integrate after effects with various softwares like cinema 4d to create amazing vfx scenes.
  • video editing- we can do professional video editing along with some really impressive motion graphic and object tracking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cinema 4D

  • Stability.
  • Ease of use.
  • Compatibility with plugins and render engines.
Zacheray Long | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe After Effects

  • Some of the scripts can be difficult.
  • Some plugins could work more reliably.
  • More free trials for plugins would be good.
ANDREW TOUTANT | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cinema 4D

  • Weak UV mapping interface.
  • Redshift integration is not 100% seamless yet.
  • Weight-mapping is a nightmare.
Zacheray Long | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I will renew my use of After Effects since it's affordable and always has been reliable. They also always continue to update new features and add new things to compete with other software out there. I also like all the 3rd party plugins out there that keep my interest for the future and new toolsets and creative solutions.
ANDREW TOUTANT | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cinema 4D

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects 8.7
Based on 3 answers
If you have a good computer setup then the program gives you no issues whatsoever. Only if you decide to run multiple tasks on a lower end unit will you then get bottlenecking which really isn't Adobe's fault to begin with. I used to have problems in the past but with newer technology, it has since been a smooth ride.
John Zelayandia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D 10.0
Based on 1 answer
For reasons mentioned before: an intuitive interface and speed of the viewport, speed of loading, and ease of plugin integration. The MoGraph module encourages experimentation and the creation of highly modifiable scenes. Crashes are extremely rare and the support team and community are hyper-responsive to requests for help. For real... Maxon's staff hangs out in Slack and Discord communities, regularly assisting users with issues. No support ticket required.
Zacheray Long | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects 8.7
Based on 6 answers
I have never needed to reach out to Adobe for assistance with After Effects because they already have many tutorials available online. If you don't see exactly what you are trying to do with the Adobe tutorials then there are many other users that have posted theirs online and are easy to follow.
Bradley Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Maxon's staff regularly hangs out in Slack and Discord communities, ready to assist. This goes beyond the support ticket system, which is also extremely robust. Hundreds of optimizations and bugs are fixed in every patch, even when the user experience is already 99.9% smooth. This is a proactive, not reactive, support and engineering team at Maxon.
Zacheray Long | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe After Effects

Obviously I use Premiere to edit and After Effects to post-produce. In the past I used 4D Cinema to create objects to insert in the videos, but now with a few external plugins all the objects you want are inserted.
Fabio Zenoardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cinema 4D

C4D is more responsive with an interface that works better for me. It is just as widely supported by render farms and plugins, so it edges out primarily on usability and speed. New users will not find 3DS Max intuitive, although I'm sure seasoned users find it very natural.
Zacheray Long | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe After Effects

  • Quick turn around times for demos and animation deliverables.
  • Comes as a part of the package with Adobe CC.
  • Familiar UI owing to the family of Adobe products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cinema 4D

  • Virtual Reality efforts are a huge hit at events and among investors and customers.
  • 3D Animation projects have been halved as far as time spent vs. previous preferred package (3DS Max).
Zacheray Long | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe After Effects

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cinema 4D

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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