Cinema 4D Prime R20 Short-Term Licence

Note: Orders are manually processed during working hours only (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm). This normally takes a few hours but can sometimes take longer during busy periods. Please also note serial numbers are processed by our HQ in Germany who work one hour ahead of us. This means we cannot get serials after 4pm GMT. We can only process orders from customers residing in the UK or Ireland.



Cinema 4D Prime is a powerful 3D animation system containing all the prime tools needed to create impressive 3D work. This listing is for a short-term licence which runs for 3 or 6 months. If you'd rather a perpetual licence, click here.

Renowned for ease-of-use, stability and professional, high-quality results, Cinema 4D is relied on by hundreds of thousands of 3D artists around the globe.

Product Highlights

With powerful modelling and lighting features and many ways to animate, Cinema 4D Prime has everything you need to create general 3D animation. Here are some of our favourites things about Prime:

  • Renowned ease of use - Cinema 4D has always been designed with artists in mind. Intuitive workflow, easy access to help, fully configurable interface. 
  • Exceptional stability - Rigorous testing and careful programming ensure Cinema 4D is rock-solid.
  • Work fast - Speedy workflow and very efficient coding mean you can knock out high quality work very quickly with Cinema 4D. 
  • Powerful modelling toolset - Whatever you need to build, you'll find a wide range of modelling tools on offer, including polygon modelling tools, path-based modelling tools, and subdivision surfaces.
  • Standard and Advanced rendering - Create realstic renders.
  • Animation tools - Animate not just scale, position, rotation and camera paths, but the colour and strength of lights, object deformations, particles and much more!

Short-Term Licence Benefits

Short-Term licences have two key benefits:

  • They allow you to toe-dip into 3D - Fully investing in a perpetual licence is a considerable outlay. Short-Term gives you access to the software at a much cheaper initial cost.
  • They can be upgraded to Perpetual - If you decide that Cinema 4D is right for you and you want to use it long-term then you can upgrade to a perpetual licence. This allows you to use around 75% of your short-term licence fees towards a perpetual licence.

Licence Type

Cinema 4D Short-Term licences come in two types:

  • Single-Seat - These licences can be installed on a single machine only.
  • Multiple-Seat - These licences can be installed on as many machines in one location as you like. Licences are authorised by a MAXON Licence Server which needs to be purchased separately here.

Run Time

Cinema 4D Short-Term licences can be purchased for a run time of three or six months.

Upon expiry, the product will stop working, although you can extend the licence by a further three or six months, or upgrade to a full perpetual licence. This version comes as electronic download only.

After successful completion of your order, MAXON will manually send you a download link and your serial number. Please note this is not an instant process.

Please also note that short-term licences stay on the release you have purchased. If a new release of Cinema 4D comes out, your licence is not upgraded to that release.

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System Requirements

Windows 7 or 8 (64-bit only) on Intel or AMD 64-bit processors with SSE3 support; Mac OS X 10.9.5 or higher on 64-bit Intel-based Macs; 4 GB available RAM (8GB or more recommended), OpenGL graphics card supporting OpenGL 4.1 (dedicated GPU recommended), USB port. Internet connection is required. Registration is required.

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