Wow. This is so great. Maxon rocks, c4d rocks. thanks so much guys for this update. Anyword on the price for an upgrade from xl 8.5. Also any new features for advanced render gi and area shadows. Just curious because thats something i was realy looking forwrd to. Im sure there are alot of shading and rendering features that havent even been shown yet. This is so great. I cant wait. the cloth was not even big on my list but its realy got me excited now. I saw the dressing meg on c4d portal and was like wow. a few more things though. Is the new format backwards compatible or able to have some backwrds functionality. will we have to pay for module upgrades. Is cloth sim part of dynamics or just an awsome new feature. Is there anything about bone colisions (ragdoll) physics of bones. any nurbs upgrades not that i think that any were realy that high up on the list. Ngons is great, though not all that shocking. Realy great job guys. thanks again.
many application that comparable with C4D is cheaper…such like LW.:sad:
dont get me wrong, i love it but if compare to Studio Bundle + S&T is not cheap…<even Maya complete is cheaper haha>:cry:
i would hardly call lightwave a comparable app anymore. Not sure about modeling but its renderer though very good is also very slow and becoming obsolete. Cinema is fast evolving and constantly being upgraded. It has the fastest best renderer atleast for most things and is not lacking in any area. Also getting the studio bundle is not the best way to compare it to other apps. Out of the box (with AR) cinema stacks realy good. Say im an architect. Do i want to pay for maya when its only decent rendering solution is mental ray (soon vray though sure wish c4d could have a bridge) and pay all taht for Caracter animation and softbody dynamics. Why not go the c4d roughte and get what you need and dont pay for what you dont. I think C4d is the best app out there and that its quickly becoming more and mor popular as people realize it. Somehow theres a mentality that its not as good as 3dsmax because it has a smaller user base. Heck theres not even a tut section at 3dTotal and whenever someone lists 3d apps of the top of there head they think, 3ds max, maya, softimage, lightwave, and then maybe c4d. Well ive only used the 3ds max and maya demos but everyone i hear who switches to c4d seems realy happy. Cinema may be more if you want the whole studio bundel but if you dont need everything right away its among the cheapest and im sure it will keep its pricing very competative for years to come. I dont mean to start a flame war so im sorry if i ofended every one its just irritating the whole mentality maya was used on lotr so its the best and max is the one that everyones using ill get that. C4d is one of those crappy poser apps for the same price. Not that thats waht you said but its just kinda what those who dont bother to look around see. Maybe c4d is more expensive than maya but to tell you the truth i think its better. Lightwave is great and has one of the highest quality renderers im constantly amazzed byt the results. 3dsmax obviously has something going for it. Alot of its features are realy impressive. Maya is great all around package with realy cool ways to build it into any workflow and script in what ever you need to do not to mention great softbody and fluid dynamics. Softimage is great to and with its new picing scheme resistance is damn near futile. And of couse there are tons of great smaller apps and more specialized or of the wall apps that make great aditions to any pipeline. But dont underestimate the power of cinema 4d. Thats all.