Maxon today unleashed Cinema 4D Release 15 into the world. Right on schedule. The upgrade process could not have been more painless. I received my upgrade email, clicked the link and was prompted to first download their installation utility. Once that’s done, downloading and installing Cinema 4D was a snap. There was already an update available which popped up and installed promptly too.
Maxon has a system of using temporary serial numbers, I imagine to fight piracy. Once you install the software you have to click through to register and then they send the permanent serial to the email you use during registration. You have to do this quickly because the software expires after 90 days unless you register and get your permanent serial number.
A host of new and enhanced features are on the table in this release. From Maxon:
MAXON today announced immediate availability of CINEMA 4D Release 15 (R15), a milestone release of its flagship 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting, and rendering software application. Marked by new features and powerful 3D workflow enhancements to modeling, text creation, digital sculpting, advanced rendering optimization — including all-new network rendering capabilities — Release 15 expresses the company’s commitment to deliver its customer community with continued innovation and the most advanced 3D creative solutions in the industry.
Check out Maxon’s promo video in all of it’s 1980’s retro style glory!