Files with c4d extension can be most often encountered as 3D model files created with professional 3D modeling software tool CINEMA 4D from MAXON.

There is one other file type using
the C4D file extension!

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Software that open c4d file

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C4D file extension - CINEMA 4D file format

What is c4d file? How to open c4d files?

File type specification:

3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type icon 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type

File extension c4d is associated with CINEMA 4D, a professional 3D animation software tool for modeling, rendering and creating animations. CINEMA 4D is developed by MAXON.

A .c4d file contains 3D models created with the use of the CINEMA 4D application. They can be exported and used in some professional image editors or other 3D animation software.

Updated: September 30, 2022

The default software associated to open c4d file:

CINEMA 4D icon

MAXON Computer GmbH logoCINEMA 4D  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
MAXON Computer GmbH

CINEMA 4D is a 3D modeling, animation and rendering program developed by a German software company MAXON Computer GmbH. It is available in versions for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows. The latest stable version is R17.

CINEMA 4D is available in some distributions: Studio, Visualize, Broadcast, Prime and Lite.

Users can use CINEMA 4D for procedural and polygonal/subd modeling, animating, lighting, texturing, rendering, and for other common procedures found in any 3D modeling applications.

Help how to open:

Use CINEMA 4D to open or edit the *.cd4 files.

How to convert:

You will get best results for c4d conversion of any kind with CINEMA 4D as it supports several formats for export.

Find conversions from c4d file:

c4d to 3ds

c4d to dwg

c4d to fbx

c4d to max

c4d to obj

c4d to skp

c4d to stl

Find converter to c4d file type:

3ds to c4d

cdr to c4d

dae to c4d

ma to c4d

max to c4d

obj to c4d

x_t to c4d

File identification strings:

HEX code: 43 34 44 43 34 44 36 01 00 01 AD EB 00 00 00 00 01
ASCII code: C4DC4D6

List of software applications associated to the .c4d file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open c4d file, edit c4d file, convert c4d file, view c4d file, play c4d file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting c4d files.

Software that open c4d file - CINEMA 4D file format

Programs supporting the exension c4d on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open c4d file action.

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