Maxon has announced Cinema 4D R8, a new version of its professional 3D animation system set to ship in the fall. R8 features a new modular design that allows users to buy only the features they need, and add others at any time. Additional new features can be found on Maxon’s product page. Cinema 4D R8 will be available in three packages, a basic full license (US$595), an XL Bundle with six modules ($1,695, $495 upgrade), and a Studio Bundle with all nine modules ($2,595, $1,495 upgrade). Maxon is currently offering customers who purchase Cinema 4D 7.3 a free upgrade to version 8.