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Simon Allan asked

R21 support

From what I understand, you appear to drop support for the oldest supported version of C4D when a new "S" version gets released....if that makes sense.

My concern is R21 will be the next to lose support in C4DtoA when Maxon release S25 next year.

Because of the subscription model used by Maxon, I...and many others...decided to stick with R21 and I am just wondering if you have already made a decision about when you may drop support for R21?

I know it is early and I appreciate what a pain it is to support lots of versions of software but the sooner I know what will and wont be supported the sooner I can decide on what route I take with my 3D software and render engine :-)

I appreciate any insight you can give on this subject.

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Peter Horvath answered

Before the "S" releases we supported the last three Cinema 4D versions, basically what Maxon did. If I'm not mistaken, Maxon still offers supports for the last three versions (e.g. S24, R23 and S22), but we now support the last four (e.g. S24, R23, S22 and R21), so basically two "S" and two "R" releases.

That means R21 will be dropped when R25 is released (which I think should be this year).

I understand that the Cinema 4D releases are more frequent now (2 per year instead of 1 per year), but as you said, it is a pain to support many versions on all platforms, so I don't think we're gonna add more versions.

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Simon Allan answered

Thanks for the quick and honest answer @Peter Horvath

When R21 support is dropped, does that mean R21 will not work or not have an installer or does it mean its a case of fingers crossed and it might work?


Thanks

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It means that no official build is made for R21 after that. For instance we dropped support for R20 in C4DtoA 3.3.4, thus 3.3.3 was the last R20 build.
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