It’s been some months since Maxon changed everything, not to mention the upgrade costs, so I thought I would throw these questions out there as I’m sure Maxon are looking to grab more users before the year is out and hoping that people throw their pennies their way to either upgrade or adopt Cinema 4D. For me personally, I can’t in my heart say to one of my mates that they should adopt Maxon’s R12 product since they changed to this bespoke product model considering the pricing of upgrades now. There is no freedom that there use to be to buy what you want when you want from across the board and save yourself money when buying the XL package for instance that there once was. People who want to animate characters are going want to use hair, and if you want hair anyway for grass for instance ( see what I did there ), you are gonna have to pay for studio. I think almost all 3D apps these days have the capacity to generate hair and be able to use tools to manipulate strands. Even Blender as illustrated in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn1ujPlJbJI has this ability.
What’s your view on all this and have you stuck to your guns and decided not to buy into maxons new product range?