Minimum System Requirements

Windows Vista, 7 or 8 (64-bit only) on Intel or AMD processors with SSE3 support; Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher on 64-bit Intel-based Macs; 1024 MB available RAM, DVD ROM drive. A standard DVD installation can require up to 7 GB of hard drive space. The software must be registered for unrestricted use.

Operating systems supported by CINEMA 4D R15 and BodyPaint 3D R15


Windows 8 64-bit (all versions)
Windows 7 64-bit (all versions)
Windows Vista 64-bit (all versions)
Windows 2008 Server 64-bit
Windows 2012 Server 64-bit


Apple Mac OS X 10.6.8~(and higher)

CPU minimum requirements for CINEMA 4D R15 and BodyPaint 3D R15

Minimum CPU Windows PC

Intel Pentium 4Athlon 64 Sempron


Minimum CPU Macintosh

Intel Core 2 Solo

Supported processors

Intel Pentium 4
Intel Pentium 4D
Intel XEON
Intel Core 2 Solo
Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel Core 2 Quad
Intel Core i7
Intel Core i5
Intel Core i3
Intel Celeron
Intel Celeron D
AMD Sempron
AMD Athlon 64
AMD Opteron
AMD Phenom

Processors not supported

Intel Core Solo
Intel Core Duo
Intel Pentium M
Intel Xeon Phi
Intel Itanium
Intel Itanium II
Intel Pentium
Intel Pentium II
Intel Pentium III
Intel 486
AMD Athlon XP/MP
AMD Duron
Power 4
IBM PowerPC G4
IBM PowerPC G5

Graphics cards

Generally speaking, CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D support all OpenGL 2.1-capable graphics cards. Nevertheless, we recommend using a dedicated 3D graphics card with an AMD or NVIDIA chip set. High-performance graphics chips are currently already available in mid-range laptops.

Make sure that you always use the most current certified graphics card driver (no beta versions).

To find out more about processing speed, CINEBENCH test results can be found online.

Important notice
MAXON is not responsible for the compatibility of individual graphics cards with the OpenGL mode. Due to the large number and types of available chip sets, operating systems and driver versions we cannot guarantee the compatibility of all systems.

The technical specifications of MAXON products are constantly changing. Please use the most current demo version of the software to test its compatibility on your computer.

Regarding NVIDIA 3D Vision

A quad buffered graphics card is required to use NVIDIA's 3D Vision Shutter glasses for viewing the stereoscopic display in CINEMA 4D.

An overview of graphics cards that meet all requirements can be found here: