MAXON - Cinema 4D Prime R18
MAXON Cinema 4D Release 18, the newest generation of 3D software, offers powerful and flexible tools that conquer the complex challenges of 3D content creation in motion design, VFX, games and visualization. New MoGraph features include the Voronoi Fracture object for procedural object fracturing and the ReEffector that works like a layer system for Effector setups. For modeling, new interactive knife tools make precision cutting across multiple surfaces a breeze. The new 3D object tracking offers seamless integration of 3D assets into video. Additional shader and surface effects together with the Substance Engine integration ensure high-end texturing and rendering results.
Which version of Cinema 4D suits my needs?
Cinema 4D Prime is the entry-level version of Cinema 4D. Renowned for its ease of use, speed and professional results, it is an ideal choice for graphic designers looking to add 3D to their toolset.
Cinema 4D Broadcast has everything you need to create dynamic broadcast graphics quickly and easily. If you are a motion graphics artist looking to add 3D to your existing suite of tools, then this is the ideal choice for you.
Cinema 4D Visualize provides everything you need to produce fantastic images and animations quickly, easily and to any level of realism.
Cinema 4D Studio is the very best that MAXON has to offer for professional 3D artists. If you want to create advanced 3D graphics but need a helping hand to ensure you create jaw-dropping graphics quickly and easily, then this is the choice for you. Cinema 4D Studio offers unlimited network rendering using Team
Have a look at MAXON's full product comparison chart or contact us for more information.
Cinema 4D – Licensing Options
Perpetual licenses of the latest version of Cinema 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast and Studio are available for purchase. MAXON’s perpetual licenses are available as single licenses (node-locked) or multi-user licenses (floating). Perpetual licenses are delivered by mail (not electronically). If you want a physical shipment of Cinema 4D, please also add MAXON - Media R18 USB Stick to the cart.
The MAXON Service Agreement (MSA) is optionally available as an add-on service for perpetual licenses. MSA provides you with the newest releases of your MAXON software. If you have an older version of Cinema 4D, without a valid MSA, you can also purchase an upgrade to the latest version.
Short-term licenses for Cinema 4D Studio are also available. These licenses are valid for three or six months and are available as single workstation or floating multi-licenses. Plugins that require the use of serial numbers can also be used with the short-term licenses. Short-term licenses are delivered electronically (download).
The short-term licenses are not a subscription of the software, they are restricted to a pre-defined time period and will not be automatically renewed. Although, you can choose to extend the short-term licenses for three or six months if you wish.
Depending on your needs, MAXON offers both a completely free version called Cinema 4D Student and the extremely affordable Cinema 4D Student/Teacher version. They are both valid for 18 months. Please visit MAXON's website for information about the differences between the payable version and the free version.
MAXON Service Agreement (MSA)
The MAXON Service Agreement (MSA) is optionally available to MAXON customers and provides you with the newest releases of your MAXON software. As soon as a new version of your software is available, you will automatically receive it, which allows you to take advantage of all new features and advancements. MSA also provides enhanced install rights that allows you to install your license on two machines; for example on your desktop at work and your laptop at home (as long as you don’t use both at the same time).
We highly recommend adding MSA as it is both more convenient and more affordable than upgrading your software after a new version has been released. MAXON Service Agreement runs for 12 months at a time, and we will contact you before the contract expires so you have the opportunity to decide whether you want to renew your contract or not.
MAXON License Server (MLS) for multiple licenses
For educational institutions and production facilities managing multiple licenses of Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D, MAXON offers a robust license server technology that makes the management of numerous licenses and groups of licenses with various configurations a breeze.
Note: Floating licenses of Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D require a MAXON License Server.
Owners of qualified software packages can purchase MAXON's products at a discounted price via a Competitive Sidegrade. Proof of purchase of the eligible license in the owner's name is required. MAXON accepts competitive sidegrades from the following products:
- Abvent - Artlantis Render /-Studio
- Autodesk - 3ds Max / 3ds Max Design / 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite Standard
- Autodesk - Maya Complete / -Unlimited / Maya Entertainment Creation Suite Standard
- Autodesk - Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate
- Autodesk - Softimage / XSI
- Autodesk - Mudbox
- The Foundry - MODO
- The Foundry - MARI
- MAXON Cinemaa 4D R14 and earlier
- MAXON BodyPaint 3D R14 and earlier
- McNeel - Rhinoceros
- NewTek - LightWave 3D
- Pixologic - ZBrush
- SideFX - Houdini / Houdini FX
- Shade 3D Co. Ltd. - Shade Pro
- Windows 10 64-bit (all versions)
- Windows 8.1 64-bit (all versions)
- Windows 8 64-bit (all versions)
- Windows 7 64-bit (all versions)
- Windows 2012 Server 64-bit
- Apple Mac OS X 10.8.5~ (or higher)
Useful Cinema 4D links
Download Cinema 4D R18 Demo
Would you like to evaluate Cinema 4D before purchase? Download a free demo version of Cinema 4D R18 here.
MAXON Cinema 4D – Videos
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