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  1. It's a good question Kent. I just hope that MAXON have given some thought to how their changes will impact plugin developers - but given the rush to subscription you never know. The most comparable situation for me is After Effects. While it's sub based, it still has a very active plugin market - including quite a few well north of $500 - Trapcode et al. As a general rule they are perpetual with a yearly upgrade - but often the older versions still continue to work in the updated AE - certainly through the mid cycle updates. I guess the key question here is how often will future C4D development break your plugins. Let's hope for everyone's sake it's not every single update.
  2. Yes, I think that's a good approach. Enjoy the rest of your weekend : )
  3. I do hope they take the feedback into account for R22 pricing, but I'm not expecting it. On the automated quote I've received by email - and I'm a R20 Studio user with MSA - in the UK: My final year of MSA will be a similar price to last year - that's OK (although the R21 upgrade doesn't offer me very much). But they also quote other options including a R20 to R21 Perpetual upgrade without an exisiting MSA. This will be the state all perpetual users will be in 12 months from now. That's quoted at £799 (ex VAT). If that pricing is maintained for the R21-R22 upgrade, that will represent a 52% increase in annual cost. What MAXON didn't say at SIGGRAPH was that the new 'lower cost of acquisition' would lead to a significantly higher on-going cost for many of us.
  4. I've been a MAXON / C4D customer for 19 years - and I couldn't agree more. It seems MAXON are now quite willing to penalise those with Studio MSA - who are much more likely to be locked in to the C4D ecosystem - in order to suck in new users. That's not an equitable way to treat your customers.
  5. It's the small pro users who will take the hit here - and I'm one of them. The big studios tend to like these schemes - here's why: Renting (subscribing) moves the expenditure from Capital expenditure - difficult to get financial approval for, requires long term planning, hard to measure return on investment etc - into Operational expenditure - easier to get approval for, easier to measure return on investment etc . Imagine you're a studio head at a agency and you want to move 50 artists onto C4D. Currently that's 50 x $3.5k = $175K investment. That is hard to get approval for - and you'll need to commit to it for x years to get a sufficient return on the investment. Come Sept you'll be able to do it for 50 x $720 = $36k/ year. No long term investment required. Bargain! If they move software and need to maintain one or two licences for backward compatability sometime the future - that's pocket change. Sadly, it doesn't work like that if you're a one person studio.
  6. It is NOTHING like a cell phone contract - for a very simple reason: If you rent a phone and phone service - you make a call. You haven't created anything doing that call. You've used the service and that it. That's OK. Rent C4D and you'll create something using it - but there's a catch... That content you've created cannot be accessed or used unless you continue to pay - forever. You're effectively handing MAXON control over your assets. They decide to double the subscription cost in a few years and you can't afford it? Tough. You are now locked out of your assets.
  7. 500 K - Kroner? Umm... I might be interested... : )
  8. MikeA

    Robots vs. Music

    Very cool and fun stuff!
  9. My guess is that it will stay as a separately purchased plugin - just as it is now, just with an even better level of integration.
  10. It's a very serious product I can assure you : ) I've rendered stuff with Rs I simply couldn't have dreamt of rendering with the standard C4D renders. If you're coming straight from the in built renderers it takes some learning - but it's worth it. Definitely a big boys toy : )
  11. Or even easier... https://www.codeworkers.de/garage-plugins-reeperx_eng.html One of my favourite free plugins : )
  12. That is quite a work - which I'm sure will be very useful! Thank you!
  13. Well, even as an Englishman... that could only be described as 'Epic' !
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