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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Siemens NX

How many departments will be using the product?How does each department or area within any given company work with or rely on each other? You have to know or be able to create a streamlined approach to doing work for the PLM software to really work. The software adds a lot of necessary structure.
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Pros

Cinema 4D

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

Siemens NX

  • Seamless interaction across multiple departments.
  • The software allows you to create a very high level of control and organization within your engineering staff. This reduces the companies mistakes and maximizes productivity.
  • The software makes it very easy to track your product through every phase of the production cycle.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cinema 4D

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

Siemens NX

  • Speaking from experience with NX, each revision seems to be focused more on the layout of icons as compared to the functionality of the features.
  • Features within NX that have been used for years are no longer being used as a result of new revisions. Doesn't make a lot of sense to the end user. It would be nice to know what the reason is on a much larger scale (ie large customer recommendation?)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cinema 4D

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Siemens NX

Siemens NX 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It works very well for our organization. It has made us much more productive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Siemens NX

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Support Rating

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

Siemens NX

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Alternatives Considered

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

Siemens NX

Currently do not have any experience outside of Siemens PLM.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Siemens NX

  • Do not knowtotal investment cost, but there have been several projects where Siemens PLM software has both produced a better product and maximized production.
  • NX CAM has saved our machining centers thousands of hours and allows direct contact between the designers and the machine programmers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cinema 4D

General

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

Siemens NX

General

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

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