Steep learning curve, but TOTALLY worth it.
January 20, 2023

Steep learning curve, but TOTALLY worth it.

Ryan Lester | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cinema 4D

We used Cinema 4D in local TV commercial spots that NO-ONE else in the competition could compare to. They were using stock graphics, we were killing it with Cinema Animations that were brand related. The difference was insane and the clients kept hiring us at higher rates than anyone else was getting because of it.


  • Rendering
  • Animation
  • Text/Graphical 3d
  • Lighting
  • Product demo/mockups


  • Steep Learning Curve
  • Pricey
  • Able to get ideas on page fast
  • Quality Lighting
  • Smooth animation
  • Render quality at higher resolutions
  • Positive ROI - no one else in the area was using anything remotely close to what it was capable they always chose us
  • Negative - It was crazy expensive each year
Great integration with After Effects made editing seamless and quick. It was a steep learning curve but not as tough as others in the market. Coupled with the AE integration, it was the tool that made the most sense.

As a side note, I used Cinema a lot for artwork (non-work) that I'd create. I is the most fun (and beautiful) program I've ever used.

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Photorealistic Rendering (it takes a LONG time to render for print, but it's insanely realistic).
Commercial Production
Graphical Integration into print materials (and digital) We did a lot with brochures and billboards. Hi Res rendering takes hours, but the output set us FAR apart from the run-of-the-mill competition we had.


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