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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cinema 4D is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Cinema 4D

87%
2 Ratings
8.0

ZBrush

80%
1 Rating

Usability

10.0

Cinema 4D

100%
1 Rating

ZBrush

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Cinema 4D

100%
1 Rating

ZBrush

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

ZBrush

Zbrush is a specific use software. It is the best software for sculpting a 3D object. So, you can use this software for 3D modeling, sculpting, and painting. It has [a] variety of brushes to sculpt 3D model[s] just like you wanted. Even more amazing is that you can custom-made [your] own brushes.
Salomi Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cinema 4D

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

ZBrush

  • Sculpting
  • Custom made brushes
  • Noise sculpting
  • Detailed, high-poly work
  • Re-topologizing
Salomi Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

ZBrush

  • Difficult and messy UI
  • Not well-suited for renders
  • Not suitable for animation and rigging
  • Expensive
Salomi Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

ZBrush

General

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

Starting Price

$0 floating perpetual license

ZBrush Editions & Modules

Edition
Individual$39.951
Individual$179.952
Individual$895.003
Companies & Studentsprice varies4
Companies & Studentsprice varies5
  1. per month
  2. per 6 months
  3. perpetual license
  4. floating perpetual license
  5. academic perpetual license
Additional Pricing Details

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

ZBrush

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

ZBrush

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

ZBrush

Zbrush is specifically used for sculpting the 3D object. Poly paint, Re-topologizing, and hard surface modeling are other great features of this software. While other mentioned software mainly focus[es] on animation, rigging, and so on.
Salomi Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cinema 4D

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

ZBrush

  • Expensive
  • Will create a 3D mesh exactly as you had designed
Salomi Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

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