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Score 8.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Autodesk Maya is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Autodesk Maya

90%
5 Ratings
8.7

Cinema 4D

87%
2 Ratings

Usability

Autodesk Maya

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Cinema 4D

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Autodesk Maya

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Cinema 4D

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk Maya

I think it's the best tool for studios that need a pipeline, such as making a feature film, etc. However, there are few convenient plug-ins, so it is difficult to make small turns.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D is perfect when you need to create top notch texture and animation. Current integration with After Effects makes it even more accessible. When cost is a concern, there are other options that would be more economical and, with maybe a little more work, could create a comparable end product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Autodesk Maya

  • Complete 3D package
  • Many features and convenient
  • You can add scripts and plug-ins
Salomi Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cinema 4D

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

Cons

Autodesk Maya

  • Better design of the interface.
  • Better price.
Alan Urbina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cinema 4D

  • Render windows could be better organized and clear (mostly for new users)
  • Implementing quick lighting templates
  • Possibly using a "real world" unit of measure
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Autodesk Maya

General

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

Starting Price

$205 Per User Per Month

Autodesk Maya Editions & Modules

Edition
Monthly$205.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Cinema 4D

General

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

Starting Price

Cinema 4D Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Usability

Autodesk Maya

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Autodesk Maya

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Autodesk Maya

There are list of alternatives of Autodest Maya: SideFX Houdini, Blender. We use them all depending on the task.
Miroslav Bobryshev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cinema 4D

I've found other modeling programs to be cumbersome and difficult to wrap your head around at first. While Cinema 4D isn't an "install and run" kind of program, it does lend itself to being easily learned without the expense of being limited or beginner focused. The integration with After Effects is also a big selling point.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Autodesk Maya

  • Maya provides full support and their support team is always there to help.
vijay kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cinema 4D

  • Flexibility of styling and modeling
  • quality light and texture rendering
  • quick modeling tools saves time
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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