Cinema 4D R21: Sneak Peeks (Updated!)

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There’s lots of new stuff being featured in the upcoming release of Cinema 4D R21 (due in September 2019). Be sure to bookmark this page, as we’ll keep adding to this post with the latest sneak peek, news, reviews and more.

A Sneak Look Into C4D R21

Check out this short video from Dimitris Katsafouros that covers the new features in R21. Dimitris shows the new caps and bevels, new field forces, VDB Volume Rendering, and VDB caches. Also shown is the updated Content Browser and Asset Manager.  Found via Lesterbanks.  Thanks for sharing.

Major features Dimitris discusses:

  • Cinema 4D is now one version!
  • Caps and Bevels
  • Field Forces
  • VDB Volume Rendering and VDB caches
  • Updated Content Browser
  • Asset Manager

Cinema 4D R21: Breakdown of New Features by Chris Schmidt

Chris Schmidt from Greyscalegorilla breaks down all the new features in Cinema 4D R21.  He goes over the new license manager and subscription prices, the new UI, field flow, volume vectors, modeling core notes and much more.

Here’s the list of what Chris covers:

00:00:00 – Intro
00:00:52 – New License Manager and Subscription Prices
00:03:48 – New Interface
00:06:20 – Breaks Plugins & Why
00:08:00 – New Caps and Bevels
00:15:14 – New Double & Symmetrize
00:16:35 – New Hierarchy and Mask in Fields
00:21:18 – Channel Convert in Fields
00:26:17 – Field Flow!!!
00:52:21 – Volume Vectors
00:57:33 – PForceObject for Thinking Particles
00:59:25 – New Features in Volume Builder and Mesh Builder(Splines/Cache/Curvature)
01:02:23 – New Polygon/Point Copy & Paste
01:04:52 – Render DeNoiser
01:07:44 – Icon Color and Icon ID
01:09:55 – Align to Spline Unclamped
01:11:00 – Modeling Core Notes
01:12:16 – Project Asset Inspector
01:13:53 – Nicer UV’s on some objects & the Tweak UV Gizmo
01:17:00 – No files to show, but some new Auto Weighting Modes, and Miximo Rig
01:18:33 – No files to show, but Node spaces, and new Material Nodes

Cinema 4D R21 – What’s New

AskNK shows you some new features in Cinema 4D R21. They talk quite a bit about the new licensing. He explains the New Caps and Bevels System, UV updates, Nodes Interface improvements, Pro Render updates, and Redshift. Redshift will be bundled with Cinema 4D at an extra cost. There’s a lot more here too!

GSG Podcast – Cinema 4d R21 New Features

In this podcast episode, the team talks about exciting new Cinema 4D R21 features, upcoming events the team will be attending in the US and Canada, cord-cutting, and all the big Disney Plus announcements.

Still have Questions?

Check out our MAXON and R21 FAQ page where we’ve been consolidating all the info about the changes in an effort to help you get the answers you need. Or check out Maxon Cinema 4D R21 Compatibility: The Definitive List for the most current compatibility listings.


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Posted by Kim Sternisha