Maxon just announced a new version of Cinema 4D due in September 2011. Release 13 looks like a huge update to the software and includes big interface changes and new tools including new character animation tools and a stereoscopic render (ugh). I’m probably most excited about the new Physical Render engine and improved Sub Surface Scattering. Looks like it will make global illumination for animation much easier. You can learn more about the new update in this Cinema 4D R13 press release from Maxon.
Buy 12 Now and Get 13 for Free
Maxon just announced a new deal. Buy Cinema 4D 12 until august 31st and get the R13 update for free! I will have a more detailed post about it soon, but If I were you, I would just go ahead and get the R12 Studio or Broadcast and get the free upgrade when 13 comes out.