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What are C4D files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a C4D file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your C4D files.

What is a C4D file?

C4D files have multiple uses, and CINEMA 4D Model is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.


We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open C4D files

Important: Different programs may use files with the C4D file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your C4D file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different C4D openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 21, 2023

All known file formats using extension .C4D

While CINEMA 4D Model is a popular type of C4D-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .C4D file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Maxon Cinema 4D Scene

We know that one C4D format is Maxon Cinema 4D Scene. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of C4D files. Remember, different programs may use C4D files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

CINEMA 4DCINEMA 4DUser submitted
CINEMA 4D StudentCINEMA 4D StudentUser submitted
3D Studio Max3D Studio MaxUser submitted
Maxon Cinema 4DMaxon Cinema 4DUser submitted
CINEMA 4D RCINEMA 4D RUser submitted
3D Photo Browser3D Photo BrowserUser submitted
3DBrowser3DBrowserUser submitted
Open ItOpen ItUser submitted
BodyPaint 3DBodyPaint 3DUser submitted
PoserFusion for Cinema 4DPoserFusion for Cinema 4DUser submitted

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