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Old 09-26-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Free Student Version CINEMA 4D R14 available

Latest Edition of Industry Leading 3D Software Application Offers Fully Functional Licenses to Help Animation and Design Students Fast-Track to Success.



MAXON today announced worldwide availability of a free, fully functional, Student Edition of CINEMA 4D R14. Today’s release marks an expanded global initiative to empower students with unrestricted access to the same tools professional 3D artists use to sharpen their skills, without budget constraints.

“MAXON remains committed to providing students and educators with easy-to-use 3D software tools and training that will help boost their creativity to the next level,” states Harald Egel, co-founder and CEO at MAXON. “Free access to our CINEMA 4D Student Edition promises to benefit students in various fields of study – graphic design, motion graphics, film, animation, architecture and product design. We are pleased to offer students this comprehensive introduction to the world of 3D and help them to fast-track their success and deliver professional results in the real world.”


The functionality in the free student edition of CINEMA 4D differs only slightly from the package used by professionals worldwide in their high-end productions. Students receive a special version of CINEMA 4D R14 Studio, including all features such as the physical render engine, Hair, MoGraph, Sketch and Toon, a powerful character animation toolset and libraries bursting with objects and materials.


MAXON also offers educational institutions very affordable pricing for CINEMA 4D Studio licenses. All files created with the student version are fully compatible with the commercial version.


The CINEMA 4D R14 Student Edition license is available to qualified students at institutions of higher learning. Students can register online and can quickly get started once their status has been verified. To make learning CINEMA 4D even easier and faster, we will also include numerous tutorials that cover various aspects of the application. MAXON’s own video training portal also offers hundreds of free English-language video tutorials at www.cineversity.com.


Further details about how to qualify for the CINEMA 4D R14 Student Edition are available at the MAXON site.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:27 PM   #2
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Well done Maxon!
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
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Woot! If Autodesk doesn't adopt a similar practice we'll be watching max and maya sales plummet over the next 5 - 10 years. Way to go MAXON!!!
 
Old 09-26-2012, 09:43 PM   #4
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Woot! If Autodesk doesn't adopt a similar practice we'll be watching max and maya sales plummet over the next 5 - 10 years. Way to go MAXON!!!


Um, students can already do this with Autodesk products...just saying. If I were a student I'd totally be on board with this but alas I'm a poor hobbyist. :P
 
Old 09-26-2012, 10:19 PM   #5
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You don't even have to be a student to take advantage of the Autodesk student program of 3 year access to their portfolio of software.

What needs to happen is for Maxon and others to take the SESI route like their Houdini HD option. Heck, even Houdini Apprentice is high and above other software's learning editions. Their watermark is barely intrusive and it's fully operational on the import side. SESI gives access to hobbyists and students like a boss.
 
Old 09-26-2012, 11:08 PM   #6
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Woot! If Autodesk doesn't adopt a similar practice we'll be watching max and maya sales plummet over the next 5 - 10 years. Way to go MAXON!!!

Yeah I was going to write : google Autodesk Education. They have been doing an impressive job for a while.

And plummet?
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:53 AM   #7
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You don't even have to be a student


Yes you have. They ask for a proof.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 11:44 AM   #8
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It's great to see Maxon step up with this program, but in truth they are late to the game on this. One of the reasons we switched to 3DS Max a few years ago was because my students could get free licences to run one their personal computers. It makes a significant difference in the amount of time they spend on their projects. NOw C4D students can enjoy the same boost!
 
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As a teacher, this is fantastic news. Well done Maxon!
 
Old 09-27-2012, 02:58 PM   #10
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All files created with the student version are fully compatible with the commercial version.


Thank you! Thank you! Now is to make sure registration from Malaysia is easy (last time it didn't work, and ask me to contact a re-seller in Singapore which didn't reply to my email).
 
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It's great to see Maxon step up with this program, but in truth they are late to the game on this. One of the reasons we switched to 3DS Max a few years ago was because my students could get free licences to run one their personal computers. It makes a significant difference in the amount of time they spend on their projects. NOw C4D students can enjoy the same boost!


The college where I'm studying now also moved from LW to MAX/Maya for the same reason.
 
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Unhappy meh

oh well, it still direct me to the same distributor. I guess I'll just stick to my current software then...
 
Old 09-27-2012, 04:09 PM   #13
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I wished that there was a free "Hobbyist" or "Enthusiast Edition" of C4D for people who are not students, but also not engaged in commercial work.

A version to learn with and play around with.

Something like Houdini Apprentice...

Anyways, this is a great deal for Students.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 04:56 PM   #14
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Yes you have. They ask for a proof.


Reality is....

"and upon request by Autodesk is able to provide proof of such enrollment."

Also choosing unemployed is another option and it doesn't require any proof.


There really isn't much difference between a person downloading trial software, using it for it's time period and reusing it over and over...versus this option which can last up to 3 years, other than the hassle of it all, which depends on your technical knowledge and time you are willing to spend on the process. It's less of a burden on the user and on autodesk in my opinion.

I however prefer SESI Apprentice and HD option to any of this nonsense by Autodesk, Maxon and others.

* As a side note, SESI's Orbolt is a way for developers and SESI themselves to gain sales of assests selling to Apprentice and Apprentice HD users, which wouldn't be viable using just trial/demo software.

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Old 09-27-2012, 05:30 PM   #15
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this is a great news you lucky studensts
 
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