With the latest release of After Effects comes a great new feature that will sound like a blessing for all motion graphics designers! After Effects can read .c4d files natively! As a result setting up your comps just became a little bit easier! And not only that but you can render the c4d file straight from After Effects!
It won't replace Cinema 4d as a standalone renderer but for small and simple projects it's easy and fast to setup and go!
For more info visit Adobe's and Maxon's websites!