Tuesday, 21 April 2020
Due to current circumstances, we will be launching our next X-Particles Update as Beta Access first. We aim to provide a regular stream of new features, accessible to everyone with an X-Particles license in its Maintenance Period and compatible with Cinema 4D S22.
With the outbreak of COVID-19, our whole team is working remotely, and so are many of our customers. Beta Access enables us to release new features earlier than we had planned, and not all at the same time. Our users can explore these exciting new features as they are released and provide essential customer feedback to INSYDIUM.
You can find out more and watch our sneak peek videos on our Beta Access page, which will be updated as and when the features become available.
You can choose to try these features with our Beta Access Update. As beta software, it should be mostly bug-free, but remember, it’s only had limited testing. You don’t have to use it. It’s up to you.
You will be able to use our INSYDIUM Online or our Discord Channel Beta Forums to discuss the Beta Update and post any issues. These forums will need to be used to discuss all issues; Technical Support and Customer Services will not be able to answer any Beta Update questions.
You will be able to download the latest Beta Access from your Customer Account when it becomes available. Or you can use the Early Access to update the X-Particles Beta – see opposite.
1. Go Edit menu > Preferences (hotkey Ctrl + E).
2. Select X-Particles on the left.
3. Tick the box 'Show Early Access Updates'.
4. X-Particles menu – Help and Support menu. Select 'Check for X-Particles Online Updater'.
5. Click Check for updates now.
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 Encina Blind.com
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