Is Adobe Creative Cloud Right For You?
With the Creative Cloud launch on the Horizon, there is a lot of questions, discussion, and interest in Adobe’s new subscription model and what it all means for current users and future users of Adobe’s tools. The video above from Studio B Films is a nice primer to what Creative Cloud is and what all you get for the subscription price. Bonus: The animation is made with Cinema 4D!
It’s not all good news. For some existing users of Adobe Products, this new subscription only model may create more problems than it solves. These two great articles by Aharon Rabinowitz get into most of the problems and advantages of the new Creative Cloud model. There are still a lot of questions and we won’t know their answers until the new versions are out. But, I think these two articles address many of the concerns of current and future Creative Cloud customers and help give context on whether you should upgrade or not.
As for all of us here at Greyscalegorilla and many of the other freelancers here in the office, the decision to upgrade is pretty easy for one huge reason. The new Creative Cloud is the only way to get the new Cineware layer and Cinema 4D Lite. We are way too excited to play with these new tools more not to upgrade. Even in our brief time with it, we already know it will make Cinema 4D and After Effects more compatible then ever before. We have a lot of playing around to do and tutorials to make showing how all these new tools work. We also want to make some of our tools like Light Kit Pro and Texture Kit compatible with the new Lite Version so that it works with all flavors of C4D.
For me, it’s a mandatory upgrade. But I understand why many people are hesitant. Our studio probably has very different reasons for upgrading instantly than you do. But, The bottom line is, if you want to play with these new tools, you will need to upgrade. I’m sure that isn’t enough of an reason for everyone, but that is enough for us.