Minimum System Requirements

Windows 7 or 8 (64-bit only) on Intel or AMD 64-bit processors with SSE3 support; Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher on 64-bit Intel-based Macs; 4 GB available RAM, OpenGL Graphics card supporting OpenGL 3.2, 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 R17 and BodyPaint 3D R17

Windows

Windows 8.1 64-bit (all versions)
Windows 8 64-bit (all versions)
Windows 7 64-bit (all versions)
Windows 10 64-bit (all versions)
Windows 2012 Server 64-bit

OS X

Apple Mac OS X 10.8.5~(and higher)

CPU minimum requirements for Cinema 4D R17 and BodyPaint 3D R17

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


Cinema 4D on Windows 10

There are no known Cinema 4D issues that are Windows 10-specific but your user experience might differ, depending on your hardware. Our closed field test showed that some but not all GPU drivers or input device drivers work less reliably on the new operating system, especially when using third-party plugins that rely on these drivers. This can change anytime if these drivers are updated, which means that no general guidelines exist regarding which graphics cards will be affected. For users of Intel HD2500 / HD4000 GPUs, we don't recommend the use of Windows 10 because they will most likely not receive the necessary updates.

QuickTime: Some versions could not be used with Windows 10. However, we received positive feedback with regard to using the current version 7.7.9 with Windows and Cinema 4D. According to the website, there is no official support for Windows 10. Download: https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime

 

Graphics cards

Generally speaking, Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D support all OpenGL 3.2-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.

Cinema 4D on Windows 10

There are no known Cinema 4D issues that are Windows 10-specific but your user experience might differ, depending on your hardware. Our closed field test showed that some but not all GPU drivers or input device drivers work less reliably on the new operating system, especially when using third-party plugins that rely on these drivers. This can change anytime if these drivers are updated, which means that no general guidelines exist regarding which graphics cards will be affected. For users of Intel HD2500 / HD4000 GPUs, we don't recommend the use of Windows 10 because they will most likely not receive the necessary updates.

QuickTime: Some versions could not be used with Windows 10. However, we received positive feedback with regard to using the current version 7.7.9 with Windows and Cinema 4D. According to the website, there is no official support for Windows 10. Download: https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime