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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

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

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

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

Usability

Autodesk Maya

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Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D 10.0
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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

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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

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

Autodesk Maya

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

Autodesk Maya

General

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

Autodesk Maya Editions & Modules

Edition
Monthly$205.001
  1. Per User Per Month
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Cinema 4D

General

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

Cinema 4D Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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