• Windows:
    Windows 10 Version 20H2 or higher - or Windows 11
    Intel 64-bit CPU or AMD 64-bit CPU with AVX2 support
    16 GB RAM, recommended 24 GB or more

  • macOS:
    macOS 11.7.7+ (Big Sur), 12.6+ (Monterey) or 13.3+ (Ventura)
    Intel-based Apple Macintosh with SSE4.2 support or Apple M1/M2-powered Mac
    16 GB RAM, recommended 24 GB or more

  • Linux Command-Line Rendering:
    64-bit Linux distribution with glibc 2.17 or later

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Recommended minimum resolution 1920x1080

  • Windows:
    Minimum: NVIDIA Maxwell GPU, AMD Polaris (AMD GCN 4), Intel Kaby Lake or newer supporting DirectX 12 with feature level 11.0
    Minimum GPU Driver: NVIDIA 461.40, AMD 21.3.2, Intel

  • macOS:
    Metal: v2 (Mac2) or higher or Apple 7 (M1) or higher (see about this Mac → System report → Graphics/Displays)
    GPU: only official supported hardware by Apple (with Metal v2 or higher)
    e-GPU: only official supported hardware (please refer to

Although Cinema 4D supports all DirectX 12 feature level 11.0 compatible graphics cards, we recommend using a dedicated 3D graphics card with an AMD or NVIDIA chip set with at least 4 GB VRAM (8 GB or more recommended). For Intel or AMD machines with integrated GPUs we recommend 16 GB of RAM or more due to integrated GPUs using up to the half of the computer's available RAM.

On macOS machines prior to Apple Silicon a discrete Metal 2-capable GPU is recommended.

Maxon is not responsible for the compatibility of individual graphics cards with the DirectX 12 or Metal 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.

Please make sure that you always use the most current official graphics card driver (no beta versions).

We test the compatibility of our products with the driver and OS versions available at the time of the announcement of a new Cinema 4D release and focus on typical mid-range to high-end systems and basic coverage on low-end (min. requirements) systems. Additionally, we try to keep up with hardware, driver, and OS updates as soon as they are released.

Nevertheless, please understand that we cannot guarantee support of new hardware and operating systems shipped after the announcement of this Cinema 4D version.

The technical specifications of Maxon products are constantly changing. Please use the most current version of the software to test its compatibility on your computer (especially if you have a more elaborate configuration).