Minimum System Requirements

Windows 7 or 8 (64-bit only) on Intel or AMD processors with SSE3 support; Mac OS X 10.7.5 or higher on 64-bit Intel-based Macs; 4 GB 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 R16 and BodyPaint 3D R16


Windows

Windows 8.1 64-bit (all versions)
Windows 8 64-bit (all versions)
Windows 7 64-bit (all versions)
Window 2012 Server 64-bit

OS X

Apple Mac OS X 10.7.5~(and higher)

CPU minimum requirements for CINEMA 4D R16 and BodyPaint 3D R16


Minimum CPU Windows PC

Intel Pentium 4
Athlon 64

 

Minimum CPU Macintosh

Intel Core 2 Solo


CINEMA 4D R16 and higher support the following processors families (SSE3 support required)

Intel Pentium 4

Intel Pentium 4 D
Intel XEON

Intel Core 2

Intel Core i7 

Intel Core i5

Intel Core i3

Intel Celeron

Intel Celeron D

AMD Sempron

AMD Athlon 64 

AMD Opteron

AMD Phenom

AMD FX

AMD Ontario
AMD Zacate
AMD Kabini
AMD Temash
AMD Beema
AMD Mullins
AMD Llano
AMD Trinity
AMD Richland
AMD Kaveri

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 K6
AMD K7
AMD Athlon XP/MP
AMD Duron
Power 4
IBM PowerPC G3
IBM PowerPC G4
IBM PowerPC G5
ARM
VIA C7

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:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro_pro_graphics_boards.html