Cinema 4D’s built-in Advanced and Physical render engines produce fast and beautiful results but they are not the only options for Cinema 4D artists. You can also use Cinema 4D in concert with many world-class 3rd-party render engines and leverage their unique strengths for your projects.

Generate hyper-realistic 3D landscapes and atmospheres with Vue and Ozone in Cinema 4D.

  • Fully integrated into Cinema 4D via plugins
  • Create and edit rich environments interactively and see results in the viewport

Art And Animation studio

FurryBall’s lightning-fast and high-quality GPU rendering engine directly supports Cinema 4D.

m4d iRay

iRay for Cinema 4D takes rendering to a new level by progressively refining the image until the desired detail is achieved, becoming increasingly faster as more CUDA GPUs are employed.

m4d Mental Ray

Mental Ray features native integration with Cinema 4D and can work with almost any Cinema 4D material parameter and channel. The same applies to almost all Cinema 4D objects and settings.

Next Limit
Maxwell Render

Maxwell Render provides an excellent photorealistic rendering solution that directly supports Cinema 4D.

Octane Render

Octane Render for Cinema 4D brings the GPU based, un-biased, physically-based renderer into Cinema 4D’s interface.


Cineman offers RIB export and RenderMan integration functionality and is included as one of Cinema 4D’s Advanced Render features. It provides a way for you to integrate RenderMan-compliant render engines like 3Delight and RenderMan directly into the Cinema 4D interface. You can render right in Cinema 4D’s viewport. Cineman also equips you with a RIB container to add extra RIB commands to the RenderMan exporter.

Solid Iris Technologies
Thea Render

Thea Render’s state-of-the-art biased, unbiased and GPU rendering capabilities are available within Cinema 4D via connection plugin. Thea Render works with Cinema 4D’s Interactive Render Region and provides its own integrated darkroom that reacts to user input with impressive speed. Thea provides materials you can drag-and-drop into your scene from a Cinema 4D library file. Additionally, Thea Render supports all forms of Cinema 4D’s instancing, Team Render and native shaders with automatic texture baking.

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VRAYforC4D enables you to achieve gorgeous lighting and image quality using V-Ray directly in Cinema 4D with a ‘Cinema 4D-like’ workflow. V-Ray integrates beautifully with Cinema 4D in a vast amount of ways. V-Ray uses native Cinema 4D lights by automatically transforming them in to V-Ray physical lights. It can render instances of any Cinema 4D generator on the fly. Additionally, VRAYforC4D supports MoGraph, Thinking Particles, HAIR and much more.