Cinema 4D Studio R20 Perpetual Licence

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Cinema 4D Studio is our most powerful 3D animation software version. Studio is packed with powerful tools which enable you to take on any project imaginable.

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. 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.

Product Highlights

Cinema 4D Studio has thousands of features and all the tools found in the versions of Prime, Broadcast and Visualize. Here are some of our favourites things about our flagship product:

  • Renowned ease of use - Cinema 4D has always been designed with artists in mind. Intuitive workflow, easy access to help, fully configurable interface. 
  • Exceptional stability - Rigorous testing and careful programming ensure Cinema 4D is rock-solid.
  • Work fast - Speedy workflow and very efficient coding mean you can knock out high quality work very quickly with Cinema 4D. 
  • Powerful modelling toolset - Whatever you need to build, you'll find a wide range of modelling tools on offer, including polygon modelling tools, path-based modelling tools, subdivision surfaces and powerful 3D sculpting.
  • Mograph - The industry-standard toolset for advanced 3D motion graphics. MoGraph makes it easy to conjur up impressive motion graphics.
  • Standard, Physical, GPU and Sketch & Toon rendering - Create any look imaginable with a mass of render options.
  • Hair - Create all manner of hairy, furry and feathery things. Hair will automatically swoosh and sway and interact with other objects.
  • Dynamics physics Engine - Simulate interactions between soft and rigid bodies. Create realistic cloth, collisions between objects and so much more.
  • Team Render - Use the processing power of your local network to work with unlimited client rendering with this handy tool. Put 10 machines on your render job and get it back almost 10 times quicker!
  • High-end content library - packed with 3D models, materials, cameras, lighting setups, video footage and scenes.

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 £520 ex VAT a year currently.

Licence Type

Cinema 4D 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.

MAXON Service Agreement (optional add-on)

A MAXON Service Agreement (MSA) is a cost-effective way to keep your Cinema 4D, BodyPaint 3D or other software up to date as well as providing other benefits. You can purchased the MSA for one or two years.

To qualify, you need to own the latest version of your MAXON software and you need to agree to the terms and conditions of the MSA Contract. If you don't currently own the software, you can buy a short-term licence or a perpetual licence.

MAXON Service Agreement Benefits

  • Provides you with upgrades to your MAXON software version. This works out considerably cheaper than manually upgrading from release to release.
  • For a Non-Floating Licence - Enhanced install rights that allow the licence to be installed on a second computer (home office or portable) for the licencee's exclusive use. Only one of the installations can be run at any one point.
  • Membership to MAXON's online training portal cineversity.com for the same period as your MSA. Cineversity provides access to thousands of Cinema 4D online tutorials and some useful plugins.

Once purchased, your MSA will start from the 1st of the next month. For example if purchased on 16th February, the start date of the MSA would be 1st March.

Any future upgrades to your current software will be delivered as an electronic download. If you require media too, this can be purchased separately for an additional fee.

Please note that if you own any additional products such as a licence server, these also need to be covered by Maxon Service Agreements.

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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