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.