Just heard about this and I am reprinting what they sent me. Existing users will be excited! Those looking at a serious 3D package – you cannot do better! I have been using Cinema since its inception and it is brilliant.
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Welcome to the deep end: We are very excited to announce the immediate availability of Cinema 4D R20. The new release marks a huge leap in technology, introducing massive new frameworks that add tremendous power to your creative hands:
Fields – Fields offer completely new design possibilities when working with the MoGraph toolset.
Volume-based Modeling – The OpenVDB-based Volume Builder and Volume Mesher in Cinema 4D R20 offer an intuitive, completely procedural workflow.
Node-based Material System – Quickly and comfortably create complex shading effects with more than 150 nodes.
CAD-Import – Thanks to the seamless drag-and-drop import for CAD file formats such as Solidworks, STEP, Catia, JT and IGES, conversion issues are a thing of the past.
ProRender Improvements – The GPU-based ProRender now also offers indispensable features such as Subsurface Scattering, motion blur and multi-passes for production environments.