The renderer of cinema4d has always been a very good engine with an advanced toolset. It is fast and gives good results. Unfortunately I could not find a complete features list, so I have to guess a bit.



Version 18:

They added substance support. New shaders like the thin film shader (for soap bubbles e.g.) have been added as well as an inverse AO (for warn edges).

Version 17:

Since version 15, the renderer now works with Intels Embree engine. Depth of field is not a post effect any more and is directly rendered as well as motionblur. Stereoscopic rendering features are now available as well as a sketch NPR shader.

Version 15:

They say: R15 is packed with rendering improvements to achieve faster, higher-quality imagery. but they mention only two points in the news list.

Version 14:

Version 13:

Version 12:



Last update: 07.2016