Cinema 4D R18 Is On It’s Way – Beat the Price Increase!

If you’d like to get a full version of Cinema 4D R18 for less, we recommend buying or upgrading to a full version of R17 between now and end of July. Not only will you get R17 now and R18 automatically in September, you’ll also beat the approx. 9% price rise that applies to MAXON products from August 1st due to the weaker Pound.

From now until 31st August, all Cinema 4D R17 full versions, upgrades and sidegrades include a 1 year MAXON Service Agreement (MSA), an upgrade to R18 when it’s released and 12 months of access to Cineversity, which is packed with online training and handy plugins.

Cinema 4D R15 Features

Key Highlights of CINEMA 4D Release 15

The new and enhanced 3D modeling, animation and rendering workflow features and performance enhancements in CINEMA 4D Release 15, available for both Mac OS X and Windows, include:

Rendering Enhancements

The new Team Render delivers quick control over an entire network to take advantage of all surplus processing power – either manually or automatically via Bonjour. Utilize an unlimited number of render nodes with CINEMA 4D Studio and 3 nodes with CINEMA 4D Visualize or Broadcast. Users can distribute the rendering of a single frame or complete animation directly within the CINEMA 4D interface and view the results in real-time within CINEMA 4D’s Picture Viewer for a streamlined workflow.

A new irradiance caching algorithm for faster approximation of Global Illumination and improved ambient occlusion, physical rendering and multi-threading features in R15 has been added offering artists unprecedented rendering performance.

 

Modeling Enhancements

Introducing all-new interactive beveling for improved manipulation and control over object edges and curves for adding depth and dimension to designs and ensure that resulting meshes are clean and flow correctly.

Improved Typographic Tools

Significant typographic, text editing and control capabilities via MoText and Text Splines directly in the 3D view. New kerning, and tracking tools can be applied with MoGraph effectors or used in XPresso and edited at any time to create complex typographic elements and animation.

 

Dynamic Sculpting

Improved dynamic sculpting tools in CINEMA 4D Studio Release 15 ensure artists can sculpt with finesse and optimize with ease. In cases in which there are adequate subdivision, sculpting tools can be used directly on any polygonal model. Advanced masking, mirroring and duplication options, as well as the new Amplify brush that gives control to interactively inflate and use new draw modes to sculpt lines and areas defined by lasso, polygonal drawing or a rectangle, gives artists complete control and flexibility for adding and preserving desired sculpted details.

 

Miscellaneous Workflow, Modeling and Animation Improvements

Renowned for outstanding ease of use, CINEMA 4D R15 also includes many new productivity-boosting features including:

Texture Manager– Provides artists with powerful new texture management tools to fix broken texture links and wrangle bitmaps with ease to control even the most complex scenes.

Architectural Grass – Based on the powerful Hair and Fur engine in CINEMA 4D Studio, the new grass material features lets users quickly and easily simulate and add grass to any object within CINEMA 4D Release 15 Visualize and Studio.

Camera Crane — A new Camera Crane rig offers customers a dependable, production-friendly solution to easily simulate real-life Jib crane shots by adjusting the angle and length of the base, arm, head and the camera itself.

 

Great End of Summer Deals

Last minute deals on Vectorworks, V-Ray for Sketchup and Cinema4D

It’s that time of year again and various new software releases are imminent. This means there are some great end of summer deals.

Avoid price increases, qualify for free upgrades and lock in great deals before the new releases!

 

Vectorworks

For new and existing customers not already on VSS, we have a great deal available before the new release. Contact us now to take advantage of this.

 

V-Ray for Sketchup

Time is running out to get the current version at the current price. Purchasers of V-Ray for Sketchup 1.49 qualify for 1.6 as soon as it’s released. You will only need to pay for the USB dongle, there is no upgrade price and you can lock in the current license price today.

 

Maxon Cinema 4D

Superb deals on Cinema 4D are available for just a little longer. Buy any version of Cinema 4D today and receive 12 months support and upgrades free of charge.

 

Now really is a great time to invest in your software. If you’d like to make your purchase even more cost-effective, you may wish to consider our business leasing options.

Buy now online or email or call if you’d like more information or to purchase by phone.

These offers must end soon.

 

 

 

CINEMA 4D R14 Demo Version Available Immediately

To mark the start of SIGGRAPH 2012 in L.A., MAXON is announcing the immediate availability of the CINEMA 4D R14 demo version. Test incredible new features such as the completely integrated sculpting system, the camera matching functionality and new connectivity to third-party applications. Modeling, animation, rendering and workflow have also been made even better, which lets everyone from motion graphics designers to VFX artists, visualization professionals and more achieve dazzling results even faster and easier than before.

The CINEMA 4D R14 demo version can be activated with complete functionality* for 42 days, including the save function.

Download your CINEMA 4D R14 demo version today!*Limitations of the demo version:

  • All save functionality is disabled (except when activated)
  • Maximum rendering resolution of 640 x 400 pixels
  • No network rendering
  • Limited number of assets in demo libraries (libraries contain hundreds of objects in the full commercial version)
  • The demo version is not upgradeable to a full commercial version
  • The demo version is intended for evaluation purposes only. Any commercial use of the demo version, e.g. for training purposes, is not allowed.

 

Cinema 4D August Special

Together with the announcement of CINEMA 4D Release 14, we are offering a great special during the month of August! Purchase CINEMA 4D R13 during the month of http://www.cadsoftwaredirect.com/images/front_maxon.pngAugust (2012) and optionally receive the MAXON Service Agreement (MSA) for one year at no extra cost – which means you will automatically receive the Release 14 update!

Upgrade customers in particular will save big because they skip a step in the upgrade path. Also new customers will benefit from the MAXON Service Agreement. They will receive preferential support services and enhanced usage rights. On top of that, the annual MSA fees are much less than the regular upgrade prices.

So buy your CINEMA 4D R13 including the one-year MSA during the month of August and your Release 14 will be on its way. The August special is available from MAXON directly or at any certified reseller.

*Offer valid for all CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D full versions, upgrades and competitive sidegrades. Not valid for student, teacher or educational versions. For the August special, the software license price will be reduced in the value of an annual MSA fee. The MSA contract will be billed separately from the license price in September 2012. With the MAXON Service Agreement, customers receive the newest software version, preferential support services and enhanced usage rights for a fixed annual fee. If the contract is not terminated at least three months prior to its expiration it will automatically be extended for one additional year. Please contact your local distributor for further information on the MSA.

If you’re interested in this offer, go to CAD Software Direct.