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Maxon CINEMA 4D Studio R20 – Short-Term License R20 SP2

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Maxon CINEMA 4D Studio R20 – Short-Term License
  
Maxon CINEMA 4D Studio R20 – Short-Term License

Short-term licensing is for studios needing to temporarily ramp up production or artists who wish to use Cinema 4D in production for a limited period of time.

MAXON’s short-term licenses for Cinema 4D makes it possible for you to integrate Cinema 4D’s complete, diverse and powerful toolset into your workflow for as long – or short – as you want.


Highlights

Short-term Cinema 4D Studio licenses are valid for three or six months and are available as single workstation or floating multi-licenses (License Server required)

3 & 6 MONTH LICENSES AVAILABLE

Short-term Cinema 4D licenses are available for three or six months and can be easily downloaded.

Cinema 4D short-term licenses can be used with serial number-dependent plugins and are available as single-seat or floating multi-licenses, which makes them easy to integrate into existing production environments.

Short-term licenses can be easily extended by three or six months. You can choose between the most current software version and an existing previous release version so your workflow can continue without interruption.

SWITCH TO A PERPETUAL LICENSE AT ANY TIME

Switching from short-term to perpetual licenses is easy and can be done whenever you want – and we help pave the way by crediting 75% of the short-term license fees you’ve already paid towards the purchase of a perpetual license!

Details and terms for switching can be found in the FAQs below. You have more questions? Then contact us for answers!

 

FAQ

Is this a monthly subscription for Cinema 4D?
No. These are short-term licenses for Cinema 4D which are restricted to a pre-defined time period.

Does this mean MAXON is eliminating perpetual licenses?
No. MAXON remains committed to offering perpetual licenses. Short-term licensing is a solution to make it easier for individuals to acquire Cinema 4D and for larger companies to adjust licensing counts to satisfy short-term production needs.

How do I get my software and license?
Short-term licenses are available via download only. No physical shipment of short-term licenses is available.

How long will the license work?
Short-term licenses are available for terms of 3 or 6 months.

What happens when my licensed time ends?
When the purchased time period ends, the license expires. A prompt will be displayed 14 days before the Cinema 4D license is due to expire.

Can a short-term license be extended?
Yes. Licenses can be extended or reactivated by purchasing another 3- or 6-month term. Breaks between licensing periods are possible. When extending your short-term license you will automatically receive the latest version of Cinema 4D. You can, upon request, opt to extend your existing license instead.

Will I be automatically charged for another license term?
No. Because this is not a subscription, short-term licenses will not automatically renew.

For which versions of Cinema 4D can I purchase a short-term license?
MAXON offers short-term licenses for Cinema 4D Studio only.

How does the short-term licensing work?
The short-term license requires 2 serial numbers – one Cinema 4D serial number and one runtime number that defines the time period. Licenses can be verified in the Cinema 4D registration dialogue, which also shows how many days remain before the license expires.

Can I get a short-term floating license?
Yes. Floating or Multi-licensing is possible. In this case a third serial number defines the number of licenses that can be used concurrently. The MAXON License Server (MLS) required to administer short-term floating licenses is not included. However, a previously purchased MAXON License Server can be used. Please note that due to technical limitations the number of licenses linked to one serial number cannot be changed within the defined term. Adding i.e. purchasing additional floating licenses to the same linked serial number after expiration is possible. Reducing the number of licenses requires a new and additional serial number, runtime number and multi-licensing number.

Can I use serialized plugins with a short-term license of Cinema 4D?
Yes, you can purchase and use serialized plugins with the short-term license. When extending a short-term license, you can still keep the same Cinema 4D serial number to which the plugin serial number is linked. As a result, there should be no problems with plugins linked to your Cinema 4D serial number.

What kind of support is offered for short-term licenses?
A short-term license is entitled to the same installation support as perpetual licenses. No additional services are included.

Will I automatically get an upgrade when a new version is released?
Short-term licenses are not eligible for automatic upgrades within the defined runtime period. If customers order shortly before a new release comes to market, they continue with the release that was purchased. Service updates (service packs) are available as they are for perpetual licenses. However, once a short-term license has expired a new short-term license of the latest release can be purchased.

Can I upgrade my short-term license to a permanent license?
Yes. Short-term licenses can be upgraded at a discounted price to a permanent license.

What information do I have to provide when purchasing a short-term license?
A runtime license can only be issued when it is fully registered in our database with a complete customer record, including name, company, address and a valid email.

Minimum System Requirements Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D

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.

Graphics cards

Although Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D support all OpenGL 4.1-capable graphics cards, we recommend using a dedicated 3D graphics card with an AMD or NVIDIA chip set.

MAXON is not responsible for the compatibility of individual graphics cards with the OpenGL, OpenCL or Metal mode. Due to the large number and types of available chip sets, operating systems and driver versions we cannot guarantee the compatibility of all systems.

Please make sure that you always use the most current official graphics card driver (no beta versions).

Important notice

We test the compatibility of our products with the driver and OS versions available at the time of the announcement of a new Cinema 4D/BodyPaint 3D release and focus on typical mid-range to high-end systems and basic coverage on low-end (min. requirements) systems. Additionally, we try to keep up with hardware, driver, and OS updates as soon as they are released.

Nevertheless, please understand that we cannot guarantee support of new hardware and operating systems shipped after the announcement of this Cinema 4D/BodyPaint 3D version.

The technical specifications of MAXON products are constantly changing. Please use the most current demo version of the software to test its compatibility on your computer (especially if you have a more elaborate configuration).

Regarding NVIDIA 3D Vision

A quad buffered graphics card is required to use NVIDIA's 3D Vision Shutter glasses for viewing the stereoscopic display in Cinema 4D.

An overview of graphics cards that meet all requirements can be found here.

Release 20 SP2

This service update (version 20.057) improves the stability and performance of Cinema 4D and is highly recommended for all Release 20 users. A complete overview of all improvements contained in Release 20 SP2 can be found in the official improvements list.

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BodyPaint: UV Mapping and Unwrap for Maxon Cinema 4D

Maxon’s BodyPaint is a tool that allows users to create beautiful sculptures for 3D work. It contains several UV Tools that are made for lining up your models and your materials. There are brushes, selection tools, filters, erasers, and projection painting, which allows for perfect fit of UVs.

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Burning Question: What can I do with the Hair Renderer in Cinema 4D?

The Hair Module.... can it do more than just make hair? Oh, there are lots of things! Make a tree, grass, and much more! Lots of fun stuff!

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Michele Learns Cinema 4D Ep. 6: Toolfarm’s NAB Survival Video Open

If you’ve had a chance to check out our NAB Survival Video, you should! It’s lots of fun. I dove back into Cinema 4D to create the NAB Survival Video Open.

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Achieve 2D Cel Shading in C4D Without Sketch & Toon

Our friend EJ Hassenfratz from Eyedesyn shows us how to achieve 2D cel shading, using only the native tools found in Cinema 4D.

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How to Stick Objects onto a Conveyer Belt in Cinema 4D

EJ Hassenfratz shows us how he made the ‘sushi-go-round’ conveyer belt in Cinema 4D.

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Inflated Text in Cinema 4D

Learn how to create a cool inflated text effects using the pressure parameter in C4D in this 2 part tutorial from Helloluxx.  And don’t miss MAXON’s Santa Sidegrade Sale!

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Case Study: Fluid Dimension - Josh Clos

Josh Clos, the winner of the RealFlow / Cinema 4D Fluid Dimension Challenge in December 2014, takes us step-by-step in the creation of his winning RealFlow fluid sim.

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In Depth: Digital Trees and Plants

Need to add some trees and plants to your scene quickly and easily? If you’re short on time, budget or knowledge about adding trees to your animation, 3D scene or your still imagery, here are several options to help you get started with adding some arboreal goodness to your work, without having to wait for Spring!

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Creative Type with Cinema 4D Hair, MoGraph & X-Particles

Follow along in this great tutorial from helloluxx and you will learn how to make all sorts of beautiful new type in Cinema 4D!

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Essential Animation Quick Tips for MAXON Cinema 4D

Learn some quick tips to help you become a better animator in this tutorial from eyedesyn.

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Toggle Sub-Division Surface in CINEMA 4D

Happy Tutorial Tuesday once again. I’m Called Andy has a tutorial explaining how to toggle the Sub-Division Surface generator (hypernurbs) in CINEMA 4D. Note: This toggle technique will work between any parent generator.

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CinemaPlugins DEM Earth Overview Tutorial #gettingstarted

DEM Earth allows users to easily generate dynamic Digital Elevation Models and geo-reference them in real-time to your world imagery. CinemaPlugins has released a new point update to this week that adds improves and adds new features and fixes a few issues. All owners of v2 are advised to update.

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Maxwell Render Introduction for MAXON CINEMA 4D

Hello on this fine Tutorial Tuesday! There is several hours of training on this page! Learn about how Maxwell Render engine works inside of CINEMA 4D in this really thorough tutorial from Curse Studio. Download the source files too. Then, check out several Maxwell Render for CINEMA 4D tutorials, produced by Maxwell Render. Also, there’s a sale on Maxwell Render products that you don’t want to miss. It runs from November 3 to December 19, 2014.

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How Set-up a Wacom Tablet for AE or CINEMA 4D

Jeff Foster, aka Pixelpainter, explains setting up the Wacom Intuos tablet for the time consuming and often tedious job of rotoscoping in After Effects. If you are rotoscoping or painting in AE (or any program), I’d highly recommend using a Wacom. It will save your sanity! And, here’s an older tutorial from yours truly about setting up a Wacom tablet for CINEMA 4D.

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Create Realistic Smoke in MAXON Cinema 4D

Learn how to create organic looking smoke effects inside Cinema 4D – no third party plugins required!

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Reflectance Theory: The Reflectance Channel in Maxon Cinema 4D

Maxon Cineversity offers a detailed tutorial on the reflectance channel and how it works in Cinema 4D. Learn the basic concepts of the Reflectance layers.

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How to Morph Between Splines in Cinema 4D

Here’s a great tutorial that teaches you an easy was to morph between splines in C4D with a 2D to 3D workflow.  Using this method, you can design your splines anyway you want without worrying about matching spline points.

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13 Cinema 4D Presentations From Siggraph 2014

If you weren’t able to make it out to SIGGRAPH 2014 this year well, you missed some good stuff. But never fear, Greyscalegorilla filmed their demonstrations and they are available to watch here!

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Burning Question: How Do I Get that Low Poly Look with MAXON CINEMA 4D?

Have you seen some of the uncomplicated, but strikingly angular 3D lately known as Low Poly Modeling? Here are several examples and some tutorials on how to achieve the look with with MAXON CINEMA 4D.

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3D Rooms with Cineware / AE and Automatic Follow Through

It’s days 10 and 11 of 30 Days of After Effects from School of Motion in Sarasota, Florida. Joe explains how to use Cineware to set up a scene in a 3D environment. In the second part, he focuses on animating the dog in the room with an expression.

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GI Area Light Script and Tutorial for Reflectance Channel for MAXON CINEMA 4D R16

Nick from Greyscalegorilla has a useful script to help you properly light a scene with the Reflectance Channel and his GI Area Light Script.

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Subdivision Modeling to Model an Armchair

Learn how to use Subdivision Modeling to create a rather plush armchair using MAXON CINEMA 4D.

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It’s Paper from Pingo van der Brinkloev with a Bonus Tutorial

Here’s some Midweek Motivation for you. Pingo creates amazing folded paper animation in CINEMA 4D.

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Model A Microphone with A Wire Mesh Texture in Cinema 4D

In this Greyscalegorilla tutorial by Chris Schmidt, he will show you how to uses dynamics, modeling, and texturing to create a 3D microphone in Maxon Cinema 4D.

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Use The Matrix Object In Cinema 4D to Sculpt Dynamically with Particles

In this tutorial Günter Nikotin shows how you can sculpt particles using the matrix object in Maxon Cinema 4D.

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Create Background Loops in CINEMA 4D

Use a simple Clone Set-Up to create background loops.

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Track a 3D object into live footage with After Effects and Cinema 4D

Track a 3D object into live footage. Mike Griggs at Creative Bloq talks about working with a virtual camera between After Effects and Cinema 4D.

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Burning Question: Mac vs Windows tutorials?

Check out our new column, Burning Questions, where we will answer questions from newer users that you may be afraid to ask!

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