At SIGGRAPH 2019, Maxon announced details of the upcoming R21 release of their Cinema4D 3D DCC application. The release isn’t actually coming until September of 2019 we have details of the upcoming new features.
In addition to new features, there were two major announcements, a change to a single version and a change in pricing. First details on the new single SKU approach:
Only one version of Cinema 4D:
- No more Prime / Visualize / Broadcast / Studio / BodyPaint editions.
- All functionality is in the one version, no separate editions anymore.
- Demo and Educational versions are no longer separate downloads.
- Demo and Educational can be upgraded to a commercial version.
With a single SKU, there is now also a single price tag, however there are now several subscription options, detailed here.
Essentially you can now pay for Cinema4D via subscription which are cheaper when paid on an annual basis. Additionally you can continue to purchase Cinema4D with a perpetual licence, but unfortunately it is 3x more money that the most affordable version available currently. Learn more in the video below.