[quote=]i also as c4d user like the MSA i must say, have it since it exists,
it not forces me to update (as autodesk does with 3dmax, i did quit my max
subascription this year as i dislike their new terms and huge cost
as i coudl cancle the MSA easy, but it saves me around 100.- every year on update cost+ extra bonus things (and i woudl update
for the “rewrite”, wasnt there the official post from maxon here in cgtalk that they do exact a new/refreshed code base for
many parts of the c4d core, since some longer time or even years now?
but in an intelligent way, not to break any at once, by step by step…?[/quote]
Picking up on the cost of ownership of Cinema 4D, if I had decided to pick up
on Maxon’s yearly maintenance cost to stay current to this day from the
version I have now, the calculation is around £3595 !!!.. and that’s from R12 to R19.
That’s pretty crazy compared to other software, and I honestly can’t see how that could
be possibly good value.
ZBrush 4 I picked up for as little as £250 from another user of it, way back in 2011
and I’ve never had to pay for a single upgrade of it since then, I’m amazed.
Like some others here that have posted, I’ve really began to find my feet with it,
particularly the modelling side which has matured and I’ve adapt workflows
that I normally have with Cinema 4D R11.5, incorporating the link with GOZ.
Photoshop CS6 hasn’t increased in cost either from the £630 I paid for it, just before it went full CC.
In the past year I discovered Blackmagics Fusion 9, and I was blown away
by what it is able to provide, even in the free version ( or £215
commercial version ), which even allows importation of Cinema 4D models
into it’s 3D environment most notably and converge if you excuse the
pun, the magic it’s able to provide within the VFX motion arena.
I wasn’t aware of this program back in 2015, but it’s exactly the sort of
thing I’d have expected Cinema 4D to have embraced by now in this field,
at least at a primary level.
Also in contrast, the professional production software I use for my music cost’s as little as £130 for big
1.0 upgrades and that’s after 4 years of free maintenance updates and
point .5 updates between them.
Is Cinema 4D forever going to be a jack of all trades but master of none for an eternity ? I remember back
in the day Bodypaint was promoted to be the epitome of Maxon’s strengths with no equal…things obviously changed with the rise of other software.
When R20 finally drops, I’ll be putting it under my microscope, and to see
if Cinema 4D is ever worth investing in again, I do fear it won’t be and
I’ll forever be using 11.5 for an eternity with other reasonably priced
I’ve always hated what they did with the castrated stair cased structuring of the program from R12 onwards. It’s truly horrible…even just to look at it.