MAXON Computer is a developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, texturing, lighting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning software product Cinema 4D is widely recognized as the 3D motion graphics leader, and is employed to create Broadcast graphics for virtually every major TV network and cable channel. However, Cinema 4D is also used extensively to create stunning VFX in feature films, TV shows and commercials, cutting-edge game cinematics, medical and scientific animations, architectural and industrial visualizations, and general designs. Cinema 4D MAXON is part of the Nemetschek Group.
After Effects: .c4D files can be uploaded just like footage, Cinema 4D renders directly to an AEC file, and there is a Lite version of C4D integrated in Adobe After Effects CC.
Photoshop: .psd files can be used within C4D including layers, groups and transitions.
Illustrator: C4D 3D models can be loaded and edited directly within Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 using the new Cineware for Illustrator plug-in.
Cinema 4D Lite has been seamlessly integrated into Adobe After Effects CC since 2013. Cineware (the bridge between the two apps) allows you to load native Cinema 4D files into After Effects via drag / drop and provides complete control of 3D elements during the entire post-production process. https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/c4d.html#MaxonCINEMA4DLiteR19
Cinema 4D is recognized for its ease of use, intuitive, versatile and speedy workflow, modern architecture, stability, cross-platform capability and its unprecedented integration with Adobe Creative Cloud products.