In short, the Control Bar (1) contains all the controls for navigating your scene and lets you save images and files. This is equivalent to the control bar in Illustrator. The Scene Structure Panel (2) contains all the objects and other elements (lights, cameras etc.) in the Cinema 4D scene. The materials panel (3) contains all of the materials in your scene, much like Illustrator’s Swatches panel. The Attributes panel (4) offers a range of settings that can be used to adjust numerous elements in your .c4d file ranging from light intensity to object placement and rotation. Any changes that can be made to Cinema 4D and materials will be displayed here.