Get the $1k Version of Cinema 4D for $20

Get the $1k Version of Cinema 4D for $20

I'm going to cut right to the chase here. If you have a full Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, you already have Cinema 4D. Why ain't people know this?!

 

CINEMA 👏 4D 👏 IS 👏 FREE 👏 WITH 👏 AFTER 👏 EFFECTS.

 

This version is called Cinema 4D Lite, and it's extremely similar to Cinema 4D Prime, which retails for around $1,000.

Cinema 4D Prime is the most utilitarian version of Cinema 4D, but often sold to as the go-to starting point for graphic designers interested in bringing 3D into their workflow.

You get all the important modeling, lighting, texturing, and animation tools, and even a few effectors from the MoGraph toolset (mostly fun procedural stuff) that aren't even available in Prime.

This whole free-Cinema-4D thing comes as a surprise to virtually every Adobe-using designer I know, so spread the word! You don't need budget-breaking hardware or software to get started with 3D. 

Illustration by Joshua Keeney

Illustration by Joshua Keeney

Y'all know now, right? So you can spread the word.

 

CINEMA 👏 4D 👏 IS 👏 FREE 👏 WITH 👏 AFTER 👏 EFFECTS.

 

Seriously, tell your designer friends! This is how we make 3D more accessible to our community.

If you don't have a Creative Cloud subscription, check out the pricing for After Effects CC by itself. It's unbelievably affordable compared to full price.


Artwork by Joshua Keeney.

Devon Ko is a designer and art director specializing in 3D visuals and motion graphics. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, SPIN, Pitchfork, and many more.