First I had to smear my eyes. Then I realised that now there´s another popular photorealistic
render engine Mental Ray released for Cinema 4D. Mental Ray for Cinema 4D is M4D !
The power of mental ray for Cinema 4D
What is m4d?
m4d is an addition to MAXON Cinema 4D integrating the high-end renderers mental ray and iray.
m4d is brought to you by at² (developers of the well known Blackstar-Plugins)
What is iray?
iray® is the world’s first interactive and physically correct, photorealistic rendering solution. With iray, users can quickly create life-like images of their creations by using intuitive, real world approaches and interactively exploring their results through the processing power of NVIDIA® graphics processing units (GPUs).
Source: iray product site
What is mental ray?
mental ray® is a rendering software which generates images of outstanding quality and unsurpassed realism. It combines the physically correct simulation of the behavior of light with full programmability for the creation of any imaginable visual phenomena. The software uses advanced and proprietary acceleration and sampling techniques for faster rendering on even the smallest, single processor machines. At the same time, mental ray achieves optimal scalable performance through the exploitation of parallelism on both multiprocessor machines and across networks of machines.
Source: mental ray product site