BodyPaint 3D R20 Perpetual Licence

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BodyPaint 3D is easy to use, professional 3D software that also excels in 3D painting and sculpting, enabling you to quickly create highly-detailed textures and models. This powerful software contains the entire feature set of Cinema 4D Prime as well as the powerful 3D sculpting tools found in Cinema 4D Studio.

Please note that BodyPaint 3D is included with Cinema 4D, so you only need this product if you own another 3D application or you want to use this as your only 3D software.

BodyPaint 3D's features include:

All of Cinema 4D Prime's toolset

BodyPaint 3D provides everything you'd find in Cinema 4D Prime including modelling, lighting, animation and rendering tools. This means you can create entire 3D scenes all in this same application.

Powerful 3D Painting & UV-Editing Toolset

Rich, authentic textures involve more than simple colour, and it’s hard to develop 3D materials in a 2D environment. BodyPaint 3D offers a full 3D painting workflow, where you can paint complete materials in a single brush stroke. 

BodyPaint 3D also includes a powerful suite of image-editing and UV-editing tools that make it easy to create textures over single or multiple objects. Projection painting lets you focus on the artwork, whilst BodyPaint 3D takes care of the complex task of mapping your desired look over multiple UV's and objects.

Full support for popular graphics tablets mean you can paint textures in multiple channels and offers support for tablet features like pen pressure and draw direction.

You can paint textures up to a whopping 64K in size!

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Easy to use 3D Sculpting Tools

Focusing on ease-of-use, BodyPaint 3D's 3D sculpting tools let you quickly create complex shapes and adjust them as you see fit. 

Model organic surfaces and easily increase the level of detail on any object with the fully-integrated Sculpt system in BodyPaint 3D. Simply click Subdivide to increase the level of detail, transforming your mesh into digital clay. Mold your mesh with intuitive sculpting tools that pull, smooth, flatten, knife and pinch the surface. Take advantage of advanced symmetry options, stamps, stencils and masks to create complex sculpts and surface details.

Direct connection to your 3D application

Normally, creating textures using 2D applications and including these in your 3D scene involves a lot of manual setup and a lot of application switching. BodyPaint 3D offers plugins to easily exchange models, textures and UVs between BodyPaint 3D and popular 3D applications like 3ds Max, Maya and Softimage.

Perpetual Licence Benefits

Perpetual licences have several key benefits:

  • They run indefinitely - You can use these as long as you like, even if you don't upgrade in the future.
  • Can be logged as an asset in your accounts - You can log these as an asset value in your accounts as perpetual licences can be resold in the future, if you wish. Their value can be determined by the subtracting the cost to upgrade it to the latest version.
  • Can be sold to someone else - If you ever need to, perpetual licences can be sold to someone else.
  • Very reasonable maintenance costs - After the initial outlay, MSA costs to keep the software current are very reasonable. For example, the annual cost to maintain Prime is £160 ex VAT a year currently.

Licence Type

BodyPaint 3D perpetual licences come in two types:

  • Single-Seat - These licences can be installed on a single machine only unless you add a MAXON Service Agreement. Adding this increases install rights to two machines so long as only one is used at a time (for example, on a desktop while at work and on a laptop while at home). If you require more than one licence, discounts are available. Simply pick the relevant rate and choose the number of licences required in Quantity, next to the Add to Cart button.
  • Multiple-Seat - These licences can be installed on as many machines in one location as you like. Licences are authorised by a MAXON Licence Server which needs to be purchased separately here.

System Requirements

Windows 7 SP1 64-bit or higher on Intel or AMD 64-bit CPU with SSE3 support or MacOS 10.11.6 or 10.12.4+ with 64-bit CPU running on Intel-based Apple Macintosh 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended), OpenGL graphics card supporting OpenGL 4.1 (dedicated GPU recommended)

The GPU renderer requires an NVIDIA or AMD graphics card on Windows or AMD on MacOS that supports OpenCL 1.2 or newer. Metal support requires MacOS 10.13.2 or newer. We recommend at least 4 GB VRAM for GPU rendering.

USB port, registration is required.

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