Curious Animal Plugins Discontinuing

Hi everyone,
I've a bit of sad announcement to make, which is that we're discontinuing all our plugins. We won't be supporting any further versions of Cinema 4D beyond R21 and we're no longer selling any new licences, although of course all your existing licences will still work - our servers will keep running until I come up with a more permanent solution to giving you plugin access. Additionally any current subscriptions will continue to run for free.

You might be wondering - why have I made this decision? I write plugins on top of being a freelance motion designer and a dad, and over the last few years maintenance issues (like the introduction of GDPR, and keeping on top of C4D updates and licencing changes) have taken up so much time that I haven't had any time to work on actual plugins. Each time one of those issues pops up I think that'll be the last of the busywork and then I'll be able to get back to making things - but new ones just keep popping up, like a nasty bureaucratic hydra. That's part of running a business, but it's gotten to the point that it's unfortunately not sustainable for me anymore, and like a lot of people my family and I are stuck at home because of Covid-19 - so we've had to think a lot harder recently about what can fit into our lives.

I'd like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years - all our lovely customers, our resellers, beta testers, and anyone who spoke about us on social media or elsewhere. We wouldn't have gotten this far without you, thank you!

So what'll I do now? I'll be freelancing still of course (www.danfitzgerald.tv), I'm working on independent animation projects (www.noad.co), and most importantly I'll be Dadding for my two daughters, so I'll be plenty busy for the rest of my days.

Last but not least I'll be working out a new and permanent way for everyone to use their plugin licences, and I'll announce that here once it's ready.

Dan
Posted June 02, 2020