The Latest Release of Cinema 4D is Coming, and it’s a Big One.

Cinema 4D R20

It’s that time again and we’re close to the release of Cinema 4D R20!

Cinema 4D Release 20 marks a huge leap in technology, introducing massive new frameworks that put tremendous power in your creative hands. The possibilities are endless, your creativity is unleashed.

Maxon, creators of Cinema 4D, promise this will be a huge release with very exciting new features. Make sure you read to the end of this one too – we’ve got a great deal you don’t want to miss.

Node-Based Materials

From simple references to complex shaders, you can build extraordinary materials in a node-based overview. Complex effects created via nodes can be wrapped as assets and delivered as simple materials, with just the necessary parameters exposed. Release 20’s node-based materials have the power to change the way you work, whether you directly create amazing shaders through nodes or simply make use of assets shared by those who do.

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MoGraph Fields

Use more than just simple shapes to control effectors, deformers, weights and more. Fields will revolutionize the MoGraph feature set, making it easy to create complex effects by combining falloffs. You’ll never use Cinema 4D the same way again.

 

CAD Data Import

Say goodbye to conversion woes – most popular CAD formats can be imported with a simple drag-and-drop. Get the models you need, with the quality you want thanks to the robust and flexible import of STEP, Solidworks, JT, Catia and IGES files.

 

Volume Modeling

Better Booleans are only the beginning – create models by combining shapes, splines, particles and noises. It’s all thanks the power of voxels and OpenVDB. Import and export VDB and even use volumes to control MoGraph effects.

 

ProRender Enhancements

The next generation of native GPU rendering is here – and it’s packed with production-level features to help you get the job done. Render sub-surface scattering, motion blur and multi-passes on your super-charged Nvidia PC or your state-of-the-art iMac.

 

CORE TECHNOLOGY

Release 20 continues a push towards modern core technology, with substantial API changes and further development on a new modeling framework.

 

 

 

MULTI-INSTANCES

Manage millions of objects in Cinema 4D’s view by simply switching the Cloner to Multi-Instance mode.

 

 

 

MOTION TRACKER

The power of the Motion Tracker is tamed through key workflow enhancements.

 

 

 

Until August 31st 2018 – Full products, sidegrades and upgrades are discounted by the cost of a Maxon Service Agreement (MSA).

Place your order for Cinema 4D R19 now to get the discount, and you’ll be upgraded by your FREE 1 Year MSA to R20 when it releases! Please note that short term licenses do not upgrade to R20 short term. You will be able to upgrade a short term license to the latest version in the usual way when R20 is available.

We don’t have a date for you just yet for R20, but check in with our blog, Facebook or Twitter and you’ll be the first to know.

Big Offers from Vectorworks (Free VSS!)

Vectorworks Offers

Now is a great time to buy or upgrade Vectorworks. We’ve got some amazing offers that you should definitely take a look at whether you’re new to Vectorworks, or even a current VSS subscriber.

1 Year Free VSS for New Customers*

From August 1st to September 11th 2018, new customers buying new Vectorworks licenses will get 1 year VSS for free. Free VSS through this offer will renew on 1st September 2019. As if you need convincing when it’s free, you can still read our post Why Should I Have Vectorworks VSS.

50% Module Discounts

As an added bonus, new customers will find the cost of adding a module is discounted by a very generous 50%. Modules included are Architect, Landmark and Spotlight.

What about Existing Customers?

If you’re still using Vectorworks 2015, there won’t be a better time to upgrade to the latest version. Once Vectorworks 2019 is released, you’ll no longer be able to upgrade from 2015, as only the three most recent versions are supported (you’ll need to buy a brand new license for the latest version). Upgrade now to get free VSS and, if you’re using Fundamentals, a 50% discount on modules. Remember, you’ve only got until September 11th 2018.

Existing customers who do not currently have VSS will also get a free year of VSS if upgrading between August 1st and September 11th.

Free for Existing Fundamentals with VSS Customers

If you are a Vectorworks Fundamentals user with an active VSS contract, you will be given the opportunity to add a module to your existing license free of charge when 2019 arrives!

If you choose to add a free module to your license, your VSS renewal date will change to reflect the additional module.

 

* New customers are people who are new to Vectorworks, or have used it in the past but have since moved to other software or have licenses that cannot be upgraded.

Buy Cinema 4D R18 Today, Get R19 Free

Cinema 4D R19 is on it’s way and until the 31st August all new Cinema 4D licences, sidegrades and upgrades will include 1 year MAXON Service Agreement (MSA) at no extra cost.

This means you will receive R18 now and R19 as soon as it’s released in September. MSA also includes a full Cineversity membership, priority support and a second activation for your licence.

Buy Cinema 4D today or contact us for further information.

V-Ray 3.5 For MODO Released

Chaos have added cutting-edge features to V-Ray for Modo. Their twin-engine rendering architecture is built to take full advantage of the latest CPU and GPU hardware. Users can now render anything and everything, from quick design models to your most detailed 3D scenes.

This update is free for existing V-Ray 3.x for Modo customers and all new workstations licenses are 20% off until 23rd June 2017.

New in V-Ray 3.5 for Modo

  • Adaptive Lights
    Fast new lighting algorithm that speeds up rendering up to 7x faster in scenes with many lights.
  • Improved GPU rendering
    Significant speed improvements, smarter memory management and support for more production features than ever before.
  • alSurface material
    General-purpose shader by Anders Langlands with layered SSS and glossy fresnel reflections — popular for skin.
  • Glossy Fresnel
    New, physically-accurate reflection model.
  • Texture Isolate
    Isolate selected textures directly on your model during interactive rendering for easier texture placement and fine-tuning of procedural textures like Dirt or Noise.
  • Render zoom & Enhance region
    Zero in on any part of your image to fine-tune your renders quickly and easily.
  • Powerful new VFB controls
    Select Materials and items directly in the V-Ray Frame Buffer. Plus new camera controls let you change focus distance and F-Stop.
  • Interactive lens effects
    GPU-accelerated glare and bloom effects that can be enabled and adjusted while rendering.
  • V-Ray scene reference
    Reference and render a complete V-Ray scene file created in any application.
  • Open Shading Language (OSL) Support
    Write your own materials and procedural textures or download and use those developed by the OSL community.


Save 20% on new V-Ray for MODO workstation licenses until the 23rd June!

Super Upgrade Savings: 50% Off for Existing Vectorworks Customers

Get 50% off all upgrades until the 22nd July!

Why should I upgrade now?
Vectorworks will soon be changing their upgrade policy and all 2013 licenses and below will no longer be upgradable.

What’s Included in this Offer?
Upgrade to 2016 today with 50% off and receive an upgrade to Vectorworks 2017 (with your VSS contract) when it’s released. You will also gain access to online tutorials, new libraries and textures, priority technical support, on-demand licensing, Vectorworks Cloud Services and more!

The Rules:

I am new to VSS..

  • 50% off  your upgrade and 50% off VSS!
  • For licenses 2015 and older
  • Only for UK/Ireland clients
  • Running from 10th June – 22nd July 2016

My VSS contract is due for renewal or expired after the 1st July 2015..

  • 50% off your upgrade
  • For licenses 2015 and older
  • Customers with VSS Contracts that expire on either 1st July 2016 or 1st August 2016 must renew their VSS to qualify for this promotion.
  • VSS contracts that expired between the 1st July 2015 and 1st June 2016 must also be renewed to qualify for this promotion.
  • Running from 10th June – 22nd July 2016
  • Only for UK/Ireland clients 

My VSS contract expired before the 1st June 2015..

  • 50% off your upgrade and 50% off VSS
  • Only for expired contracts from the 1st June 2015 and older
  • For licenses 2015 and older
  • Running from 10th June – 22nd July 2016
  • Only for UK/Ireland clients

Upgrade Vectorworks today!

Mega Offer: Calling All New Vectorworks Users..

New to Vectorworks? Don’t miss out on this amazing offer, available until 23rd June.

Get 25% off your new license and get 1 year of Vectorworks Service Select (VSS) absolutely FREE!

With VSS you will receive upgrades to new major releases, technical support, online tutorials, free training days and more.

For further information or to buy Vectorworks today please go to our Vectorworks offer product page.

Vectorworks Offers – Today Only!

New Vectorworks Users

Save 30% on your Vectorworks license when you purchase with 2 years VSS.

Terms and Conditions:

  • This offer is only available to new customers of Vectorworks
  • There is no limit to the number of licences that can be purchased.
  • This offer is not applicable to current or previous Service Select members.
  • This offer is not applicable to education/student licences, this offer is available to Charities no Request needed from Vectorworks.
  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

 

Existing Vectorworks Users

Save 60% on your upgrade when you purchase with 2 years VSS.

Terms and Conditions

  • This offer is not applicable to customers with a 2016 license
  • There is no limit to the number of upgrades that can be purchased.
  • This offer is not applicable to current or previous Vectorworks Service Select members.
  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer

Contact us today for a quote!
E: vectorworks@cadsoftwaredirect.com
T: 01206 804984

V-Ray 2.0 Now Compatible with SketchUp 2016

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp has now been updated and is fully compatible with SketchUp 2016. Along with improvements to animation and batch rendering, this free update also includes support for Skatter and ArchVision RPCs. This free download is available to all V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp user from the downloads section in your Chaos Account.

Thinking about moving to V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp?
All upgrades and new seats, purchased after November 1st, qualify for a free upgrade to V-Ray 3 for SketchUp when it’s released.

The free upgrade will include one workstation license plus one render node.

Last Day to Save on V-Ray for SketchUp!

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Calling all V-Ray for SketchUp users! Today is the last day to save 15% on additional licenses.
Take advantage of the amazing offer while you still can!

To buy, simply select the additional license promo option on our product page, call us on 01206 804984 or drop us a line at sales.support@cadsoftwaredirect.com.

40% Off V-Ray for 3DS Max 1.5 Upgrades

To celebrate the release of V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max, all V-Ray 1.5 for 3ds Max customers can upgrade to version 3.2 at a significant discount for a limited time. With the release of V-Ray 3.2 Chaos can no longer offer support for V-Ray 1.5 for 3ds Max so now is the time to upgrade!

Purchase today within the ‘Early Bird’ period of the campaign and receive an incredible discount:

–   40% off from June 22, 2015 – September 15, 2015

–   30% off September 16, 2015 – December 18, 2015