Cinema 4D Studio R20 Perpetual inc MSA - Upgrade from Cinema 4D Studio Short-Term

Note: Orders are manually processed during working hours only (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm). This normally takes a few hours but can sometimes take longer during busy periods. Please also note serial numbers are processed by our HQ in Germany who work one hour ahead of us. This means we cannot get serials after 4pm GMT. We can only process orders from customers residing in the UK or Ireland.

This product upgrades a Cinema 4D Short-Term Licence to a Cinema 4D R20 Perpetual Licence including a MAXON Service Agreement 1 Year.

With this product, MAXON offers you a generous discount for each 3 or 6 month Short-Term Licence you have purchased towards a perpetual licence. This ensures that Short-Term licences users can work towards getting a perpetual licence at a very attractive rate.

Whilst you can upgrade to perpetual at any time, you can see that you can even move to perpetual at no additional cost apart from the MSA after you have been purchasing Short-Term Licences for a certain period (8 x 3-months or 5 x 6-months).

Simply pick the number of times you have purchased a short-term licence using the options above to figure out your cost. Please note that the deal is on renewals of the same licence. Then enter your serial number and order. We will then check your order and process it assuming all has been entered correctly.

75% of the short-term fees you have paid will go towards your purchase of a perpetual license. A MAXON Service Agreement (MSA) must be purchased at the the time of upgrade. In order to receive credit for multiple terms, your short-term license must be active and the terms concurrent (no breaks between terms). Credits cannot exceed the cost of the perpetual Studio license and only one-to-one license credits can be applied to an upgrade. Short-term license credits cannot be refunded or used for purchases other than an upgrade to a perpetual license. More Info.

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 Studio is £525 ex VAT a year currently.

Renowned for ease of use, stability and professional, high-quality results, Cinema 4D is relied on by hundreds of thousands of 3D artists around the globe. Cinema 4D's powerful, varied toolset ensures that you can tackle any task imaginable. Whether you're into motion graphics, architectural or product visualisation, illustration, visual effects, games, or anything else, you'll find that you can always rely on Cinema 4D to get the job done.


Please enter the first 11 digits of your Cinema 4D serial number into the box above.

To find your Cinema 4D serial number:

  • In Cinema 4D, choose Help / Personalize.
  • In the window that appears, the Cinema 4D serial number is listed in the top right.

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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