Maxon Announces Cinema 4D Release 21



  • Cinema 4D Release 21 has been announced. The new release introduces several relevant changes for plugin developers.

    • Existing C++ plugins must be adapted and re-compiled for R21.
    • Building C++ plugins will require Visual Studio 2017 or Xcode 10.
    • Only one version of Cinema 4D will exist in the future.
    • A new licensing system replaces the old, serial number based system. Plugins, that base their licensing scheme on that serial number, must adapt.
    • Also, the SNHookClass plugin type has been removed.

    More information on Cinema 4D R21 is found here:

    The adapted C++ and Python SDKs will be published with the release of Cinema 4D R21 in September.


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