Friday, 14 September 2018
Unfortunately, our main Cycles 4D developer became seriously ill this year and has only recently recovered. So, we have extended the maintenance of all Cycles 4D licenses by 12 months as an apology for this delay. This will ensure all Cycles 4D users get the Early Access builds and Release build they deserve.
The next R20 compatible Cycles 4D update will be available in Early Access by the end of this year, Public Release will follow on in early 2019. MAXON has made Cinema 4D R20 a genuinely fantastic release, with massive changes and improvements to the Cinema 4D Core. As a result of these changes, all third-party developers such as INSYDIUM, have had to adapt their plug-ins.
We came up with a novel solution that we want to share with the Cinema 4D community. We have created a Bridge plugin for Cinema 4D R20 that can load plugins from R14 to R19 and enable them to work in R20. Our focus has been on supporting Cycles 4D and X-Particles through this Bridge. This can only go as far as bridging the API itself. Where Cinema 4D R20 has changed in functionality, older plugins may not work.
Read more about our Bridge and X-Particles R20 compatibility here
I highly recommend anyone using X-Particles to use it in tandem with Cycles 4D. The bridge between the two allows for some amazing effects and control over the appearance of your particle systems. Being a regular Cinema 4D user also meant that Cycles 4D was fairly easy to pick up and integrate into our workflow. - Matthew Enicna Blind.com
X-Particles 4 is amazing, everything feels like an upgrade, not only the plethora of new features but the existing ones have seen some major boosts! - Jon Bosley
Cycles 4d is the render engine I’ve always wanted to have as a C4D artist. It’s a feature rich engine that doesn’t ask you to change the way you work to get the render you want. You can render entirely procedurally, or with image textures. It doesn’t feel like a plug-in at all, it feels like an update. - Casey Hupke
I find this is the absolute go-to anytime that I want to do anything with particles… There are so many possibilities and great looks you can achieve with even just some really simple setups - Mike “Beeple” Winkelman
Playing with TP and Xpresso is a thing of the past for me now. - Ash Thorp
Territory use X-Particles a lot when it comes to detailed simulations for feature film UI. The ease of use means we can turn work around quickly without sacrificing a demanding quality bar - David Sheldon-Hicks / Founder and creative director / Territory Studio
Designer-friendly and technically advanced, simply powerful and art direction-able, X-Particles is an integral tool of my workflow, always impressed how Insydium are constantly developing and refining the most important toolset for Cinema 4D. - Motion Designer; Director; Brett Morris
X-Particles is an essential tool in my creative workflow - whether it be for creating daily images or commercial client projects. It allows me to quickly and intuitively throw together visual concepts or drill down into more complex, technical setups. The integrated interactive and video manual are outstanding, and if you can’t get the answers there, the support team are personal and very quick to help out. - Joey Camacho, Raw & Rendered