Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

Maxon Announces Next Generation Cinema 4D Release...


Friedrichsdorf, Germany, July 30, 2019 - Maxon today announced Cinema 4D Release 21 (R21), the next generation of its professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software solution. R21 introduces powerful new capabilities including a completely new Caps and Bevel system, new Field Force dynamics, interface speed enhancements and broader integration with popular hardware and software technologies. R21 also introduces Maxon's 3D for the Whole World initiative which aims to put professional 3D software within easy reach of every aspiring artist. This includes availability of a singular version of Cinema 4D, more efficient installation and licensing, and new low-entry subscription pricing.

Maxon CEO, David McGavran, explains 3D for the Real World is not just Maxon's slogan but the central way they approach the market and the development of its products. Cinema 4D has long been heralded as the high-end 3D content creation solution that empowers the creative process - easiest to learn and easiest to use. Today, easiest to acquire will be added to the software's first-class reputation.

With R21, we have overhauled virtually every aspect of how our customers choose, download, purchase, license and manage Cinema 4D, says McGavran. The availability of a unified version of Cinema 4D will allow us to focus on developing one amazing 3D solution. Very attractive subscription pricing options ensure users around the world can easily access the most up-to-date 3D technology.

(Maxon will debut Cinema 4D R21 at SIGGRAPH 2019 taking place July 30 - August 1, 2019, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Booth #1227)

Feature Highlights in R21

One Version of Cinema 4D/More Efficient Installation and Licensing - R21 marks the introduction of one singular version of Cinema 4D that includes the complete feature set at an affordable price. Customers no longer need to choose between editions of the software and will benefit from all feature updates as they become available. A new global online store allows users to subscribe and immediately activate licenses.

Caps and Bevel - The all-new Caps and Bevels system in R21 lets users extrude 3D logos and animate text effects - the bread and butter' of 3D motion graphics - quickly, easily and more accurately. But this feature offers more than just fancy fonts and text - caps and bevels are integrated on all spline-based objects - lathe, loft, sweep, etc. for unlimited possibilities. Enhancements include improved constraints and internal bevels, Delaunay cap skinning and a new library of bevel presets.

Field Forces - The new Field Force dynamics object in R21 allows users to optimize motion graphics workflow in the MoGraph toolset, offering flexibility and power to control dynamic forces in modeling and animation effects for optimized performance.

Mixamo Control Rig - Offering a quick and customizable way to implement character animation, the new Mixamo Control Rig gives R21 users the ability to adjust Mixamo animations imported into Cinema 4D for a flexible and powerful workflow.

Rendering Improvements - Cinema 4Ds wide range of render options deliver fast, beautiful and professional results for creating outstanding images and animations. New capabilities in R21 include:

Intel Open Image Denoise - R21 integrates Intel Open Image Denoise, a library for high-performance, easy-to-use denoising filter solution to improve visual quality and reduce rendering times via deep learning techniques. This technology is part of Intel oneAPI Rendering Toolkit, a set of libraries to help create high-performance, high-fidelity, extensible, and cost-effective visual applications and solutions. The solution works and is available with Cinema 4D's internal rendering solutions as well as ProRender.

Material Nodes - Numerous additional nodes and UI improvements to accelerate workflow include the new Node Space that defines which material nodes are available to the chosen renderer. Additionally, an API is now available for third-party developers to integrate render engines with the new material node system.

Workflow and Core Improvements

Interface Speed Enhancements - Interface speed augmentations increase performance in R21 for quicker modeling operations, particularly in demanding, fast-paced productions that require heavy keyframe scene creation.

Access to the Best Technology - R21 leverages the latest processor optimizations from Intel and AMD. Cinema 4D users can also directly import files to the Unreal Engine and Unity game engines to build stunning cinematic games, simulations, and visualizations. Integration into numerous other popular software packages also means artists have the necessary set of features for maximum creative flexibility.

Optimized Workflow - As Maxon continues to transition to a more modern UI in Cinema 4D, R21 features improved color, updated menus and defaults. Support for HiDPI on Windows and Mac, provide optimized, anti-aliased display on high end laptops and monitors, and more.

Complete feature set in Cinema 4D Release R21

Pricing, Availability / Upgrade Path

Cinema 4D R21 will be available on September 3, 2019 for both macOS and Windows.

Pricing and Distribution Information

Recommended System Requirements

Cinema 4D R21 Info:

Cinema 4D R21 Release Information

Cinema 4D R21 Press Material

About Maxon

Headquartered in Friedrichsdorf, Germany, Maxon Computer is a developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning Cinema 4D and Redshift 3D software products have been used extensively to help create and render everything from stunning visual effects in top feature films, TV shows and commercials, cutting-edge game cinematics for AAA games, as well as for medical illustration, architectural and industrial design applications. Maxon has offices i
See more stories from maxon

More from Maxon


Maxon Heads to 2019 NAB Show New York

The Maxon team is heading to the 2019 NAB Show New York, taking place at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, October 16 - 17. NAB Show New York showc...


Enter the MDC Contest with Great Prizes!

The Motion Designers Community is conducting a competition until the end of November, 2019, with the theme Cult'. The rules are simple: Produce an animatio...


Corona Renderer now supports Cinema 4D R21

We're pleased to announce that Corona Renderer is now available for Cinema 4D R21! Corona Renderer 4 for Cinema 4D users can now download the latest versio...


AEAF 2019 - Gold Award for Creative Studio BEMO

According to the organizers, more projects than ever before were submitted to this year's AEAF. And the impressive quality and artistic expectations which h...


V-Ray now supports Cinema 4D R21

We're happy to announce that Chaos Group just released an important V-Ray for Cinema 4D update, which adds support for Cinema 4D R21. All V-Ray 3.7 for Ci...


Maxon Cinema 4D Release 21 Available Immediately

Friedrichsdorf, Germany - September 3, 2019 - Maxon, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, animation and rendering solutions, today announced the a...


Maxon Unveils Cinema 4D R21 at IBC 2019

Maxon is excited to return as an exhibitor to the annual IBC Show, the most influential European show in the media and entertainment industry, taking place Sept...


3D Design + Motion Tour Hits 26 Cities Worldwide

Maxon is excited to participate in The 3D Design Motion Tour, an unprecedented global learning event, will hit the road September 2 - December 10, 2019, makin...


Maxon Delivers 3D Innovation at SIGGRAPH 2019

SIGGRAPH 2019 - Los Angeles - July 15, 2019 - Maxon, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce ex...


Maxon Announces Next Generation Cinema 4D Release...

Friedrichsdorf, Germany, July 30, 2019 - Maxon today announced Cinema 4D Release 21 (R21), the next generation of its professional 3D modeling, animation, and r...


Cinema 4D Now Supported Natively in Unreal Engine

We're excited to announce Epic Games has introduced native support for Cinema 4D in the latest release of Unreal Engine 4.23. Integration for Cinema 4D is e...


Maxon at Siggraph 2019

Whether it's impressive visual effects for major movie productions, adverts for television or innovative VR film productions, Maxon will again be offering v...


Maxon and Redshift Featured in Apple WWDC Keynote

During the June 3rd 2019 Apple World Wide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif., Maxon was recognized in the company's keynote address for its exception...


Visualizing Avengers: Endgame

A holographic karaoke stage in Tokyo featuring cat-faced robot dancers, physics-based, futuristic UI that allows Tony Stark to research time shift-these are jus...


Only until Midnight: Save 30%

Until midnight today only, save 30%* on purchases of Cinema 4D R20 licenses, upgrades and sidegrades with a Maxon Service Agreement. Youll also get: Cinema 4D ...


Flash Sale: 30% Off New Licenses!

On May 7th, 2019, for 24 hours, you will save 30%* on the purchase of Cinema 4D R20 licenses, upgrades and sidegrades with a Maxon Service Agreement. Youll also...


Upcoming Changes to Cinema 4D OS Support

Cinema 4D has always been known for its performance, stability and ability to take full advantage of modern technologies. Concentrating our development efforts ...


Cinema 4D Service Pack 2 for R20 Now Available

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...


Restart Your Engine!

Until March 29th, upgrade any prior release for one low price and you get:...


Cinema 4D's MoGraph Toolset Receives Award

The MoGraph module in Cinema 4D is among this year's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honorees for a Technical Achievement Award (Academy Certifi...


MAXON @ MDC Meetup London

The Motion Designers Community Meetup on January 26 in London is the place to be for anyone interested in motion design. Many experienced artists will give insi...


Cinema 4D R20 Receives Digital Media World Award

We're pleased to announce, MAXON Cinema 4D R 20 was honored with a 2018 Digital Media World Magazine Award in the Category Broadcast Graphics - Motion Graph...


U-Render Available for Early Access

U-Render is a and ultra-fast real-time renderer perfectly suited for use in the fields of design, animation and visualization. Developer Uppercut Visual Technol...


Cinema 4D's MoGraph Toolset Receives Academy Award

The MoGraph module in Cinema 4D is among this year's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honorees for a Scientific and Technical Academy Award. The ...


SuperMeet 2018 Workshops now Available Online

This year MAXON replaced its user meetings with a single major event. Even during this year's event, we received a lot of positive feedback for the location...


Marbloid: Fun with Marbles in Vaporwave Look

Looking for a new way to pass time for the daily commute or your next trip? Then check out Marbloid, the newest creation by Hamburg, Germany-based game studio S...


Cinema 4D at Us By Night 2018

From November 22-24, Antwerp will again be the place to be for thousands of artists from around the world. The Us By Night festival offers an inspiring, high-en...


Chaos Group takes the lead on V-Ray for Cinema 4D

Chaos Groups Iavor Trifonov had exciting news for the Cinema 4D community at the Cinema 4D SuperMeet in Frankfurt: Beginning immediately, Chaos Group will be de...


MAXON @ Animago 2018

In addition to a high-end speaker program, the presentation of the animago Awards in 12 categories will doubtlessly be the highlight of this renowned festival. ...


MAXON at NAB Show New York and Adobe MAX

Excited about Cinema 4D Release 20 yet? If you would like to find out more about the new creative possibilities offered by the latest release of MAXON's fla...


Cinema 4D R20 Educational License Now Available

The new Cinema 4D Release 20 extends the creative possibilities of up and coming 3D artists with new features such as volume-based modeling, Fields, multi-insta...


Cineware for Illustrator Version 1.2 available

This fall we're happy to announce the next major update for Cineware for Illustrator. Thanks to the support of numerous users from the 2D and 3D communities...


MAXON IBC 2018 Presentations Now Available Online

Watch Cinema 4D artists share techniques used for concept art for AAA games like Assassins Creed Syndicate and Need for Speed Payback, FUI (fictional user inter...


Two Awards for Cinema 4D R20 at SIGGRAPH

The first public presentation of the new Cinema 4D Release 20 was a resounding success for MAXON: the newest version of Cinema 4D received two awards at SIGGRAP...


Get up and running with Cinema 4D!

E.J. Hassenfratz, a.k.a. eyedesign, created a project-based series that introduces the basic concepts of working in Cinema 4D. Now is a great time to jump into...


MAXON To Sponsor Half Rez Motion Design Conference

We are pleased to return as a sponsor of Half Rez 2018, the premier Midwest annual conference dedicated to the craft of motion design. Half Rez will take place ...


New Cinema 4D Fields Tutorial

One of the absolute highlights of the new Cinema 4D R20 is the new Fields feature. Fields offer revolutionary new possibilities for manipulating procedural anim...


MAXON To Sponsor Half Rez 7 Motion Design...

We are pleased to return as a sponsor of Half Rez 2018, the premier Midwest annual conference dedicated to the craft of motion design. Half Rez will take place ...


Cinema 4D Service Release 19 (SP3) available now

This service release improves the stability and performance of Cinema 4D and is recommended for all Release 19 users. SP3 includes general optimizations through...


Maxon at the Ars Electronica 2018

Since its inception in 1979, the Ars Electronica Festival has celebrated creativity and innovation in digital media. Computer animation became a permanent compo...


Visit MAXON at IBC 2018 or Watch Us Live!

MAXON will be presenting Cinema 4D R20's numerous new high-end tools and features for VFX and motion graphics artists: All new MoGraph Fields offer new desi...


Cinema 4D Service Release 19 (SP3) available...

This service release improves the stability and performance of Cinema 4D and is recommended for all Release 19 users. SP3 includes general optimizations through...


Cinema 4D Webinar: What's New in R20

Release 20 is a milestone in the development of Cinema 4D. New features such as Volume-based Modeling, Fields, Multi-Instances and the Node-based Material Syste...


Buy Cinema 4D R19 Now and Save Triple!

From August 1 through August 31, 2018, all customers who buy a full version of Cinema 4D R19 or an upgrade will receive the MAXON Service Agreement (MSA) for a ...


Home Decor Gone Wild

Berlin-based f am Studio, a laboratory for visual trends and commercial offshoot of the award-winning artist collective Zeitguised, is known for their highly de...


MAXON at SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver

This year, the MAXON booth at SIGGRAPH will again be the place to meet for VFX and motion design professionals. In addition to the newest developments all aroun...


MAXON brings new CEO on board

Friedrichsdorf, July 4, 2018 - A change in management takes place at MAXON Computer GmbH, a 100% owned Nemetschek Group company. The three original founders and...


Wait loss For Cinema 4D by Tim Clapham

As a motion graphics artist, you need to be on top of your game, both creatively and technically. It doesn't matter how much faster your systems become, cre...


Carte Blanche for Motion Designers

The initiators of the Motion Plus Design event in Tokyo want to make motion graphics accessible to as many people as possible. To give the show an exciting visu...


MAXON FMX Workshops Now Available Online

This year's FMX was one of the most successful for MAXON thanks to an even larger expert line-up of speakers and exciting topics like the VR projects for ZD...