So how much does Maxon CINEMA 4D cost?

The CINEMA 4D price depends on two main factors – the license of CINEMA 4D you want to buy – perpetual or subscription and where in the world you are based.

In this article I’m going to cover the CINEMA 4D price for the USA to keep things simple. If you’re based outside of the USA, Maxon will base the price according according to local currencies, taxes etc. You can find the price for your particular location here.

Price of the CINEMA 4D R21 options in The USA at the time of this article:

Maxon CINEMA 4D Perpetual Price (Never Expires) – $3,495.00 – Learn More

Maxon CINEMA 4D Annual Subscription Price – $59.99/mo billed annually – Learn More
Maxon CINEMA 4D with Redshift Annual Subscription – $81.99/mo billed annually – Learn More

Maxon CINEMA 4D Monthly Subscription Price – $94.99/mo billed monthly – Learn More
Maxon CINEMA 4D with Redshift Monthly Subscription – $116.99/mo billed monthly – Learn More

Which version of CINEMA 4D should I buy – Perpetual License or Subscription?

The decision to go either with a CINEMA 4D perpetual license or a CINEMA 4D subscription depends on your personal viewpoint and circumstances. Do you prefer to own the tools you use for your work or are you OK with just renting them?

The good news is that unlike Adobe and other solely subscription based software, Maxon gives you the option to choose the license that suits you best.

The big advantage of purchasing a perpetual license is that you won’t ever lose access to the program as your license never expires. Unlike the subscription version, where you lose access to the program as soon as you stop paying your subscription. The perpetual license is also a one-off purchase and you insulate yourself from further charges and price increases if the subscription price is raised. The disadvantage of buying a perpetual license is the high upfront cost. The license also does not include new updated versions of CINEMA 4D in the future.

The big advantage of buying a CINEMA 4D subscription is the lower initial price compared to a perpetual license. The other benefit is that you always have the latest and greatest version of CINEMA 4D as new versions are released. The big disadvantage is that as soon as you stop paying your subscription, you lose access to CINEMA 4D.

Maxon CINEMA 4D Monthly & Annual Subscription Options

There are two main subscription options for CINEMA 4D – billed monthly – $94.99/mo or billed annually – $59.99/mo.

If you only need CINEMA 4D for a project it may be an idea to go for the monthly option. However, if you plan on using CINEMA 4D all the time – go with the billed annually option. It will save you a massive $420.00 over the billed monthly option.

CINEMA 4D & Redshift Subscription Options

If you’re a fan of Redshift software for rendering your C4D projects, you can save money by adding it to your CINEMA 4D subscription. Just like the CINEMA 4D only subscription option, you can save a lot ($420 per year) by paying annually rather than by monthly billing.

A word of caution though, the Redshift license included in your Maxon subscription can only be used in conjunction with CINEMA 4D. It cannot be used with any other other 3D program such as Blender. If you want to use Redshift with other 3D programs you will need to purchase a Redshift standalone license.