These eye-popping 3D renders were all made in Cinema 4D R20

See what these artists have done with the latest update to C4D, ranging from the impressively life-like to stylishly dream-esque.


Image: © Hodas

September will see Cinema 4D R20, the latest update to the 3D modelling and animation app that's seen some impressive new modelling, materials and rendering features.

The best way to always showcase new additions to any software is to get the digital art world's best and brightest to get to grips with your software, and for 2018 Maxon have got some stellar names on board, including Digital Arts fave Hodas.

We last featured Hodas' sweet pop culture dystopia pieces; this time he's gone for a different sort of apocalypse in the form of an active volcano, with bright pink smoke spewing out to soften the impending sense of doom. Hodas does like to sweeten the blow, after all, what with his penchant for giant Mickey Mouse heads strewn across desolate landscapes. 

Image: © Josef Bsharah

We have three impressive pieces here by Saudi artist Josef Bsharah. His works usually have a Far East cyberpunk-city bent, but with C4D he's concentrated more on the architectural angle to make evocative pieces like this.


Image: © Josef Bsharah

This piece by Josef is called Airplane, which shows the artist work with daylight colour to great effect. We wonder if the buildings shown are inspired by a real-life location?

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Image: © Josef Bsharah

This soft and sweet composition is more Amelie than The City of Lost Children, and again shows an artist willing to step out of his noir-ish comfort zone.


Image: © Joey Camacho

Bubbles? Blueberries? Molecules? We're not sure what these spheres are, but there's some great colouring and lighting at work here.


Image: © Joey Camacho

Canada's Joey Camacho created this and the previous piece; he obviously has a thing for shapes, especially spheres.

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Image: © Joey Camacho

This is the kind of 3D model Escher would have made if alive today.


Image: © Production Resight

Enter this cave, if you dare. The tree at its centre though is so beautifully rendered, who could resist? Fantastic contrast work in this one.


Image: © Exorbitart

Avantagarde Altbauloft by Exorbitart looks stunningly real, showing the possibilities offered by C4D.

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Image: © Dusan Vukcevic

Tasteful decor and architecture pieces seem to be the trend this year with C4D. It's all very Ikea showroom, but look at that detail.


Image: © Dusan Vukcevic

Dusan's Behance page is full of stuff like this, the kind of homes we'll never live in.


Image: © Dusan Vukcevic

Perhaps the most rustic and earthy looking image featured, yet entirely made with digital means. And probably still out of our budget range.

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