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Welcome to the X-Particles web site. X-Particles is a new and powerful particle engine for CINEMA 4D from MAXON. For examples of renders using X-Particles, please see the slideshow below, or the gallery where you can find the X-Particles reel and a number of still images.

For more information, see the X-Particles Professional features page, and if you wish to buy a licence, please go to the purchase page.


MAXON Computer announced the feature set of CINEMA 4D R16, expected to be available in September.

X-Particles v2.5 will work in R16 without the need for a new version. Users will, of course, require a new plugin serial to match their R16 serial number.

Serial numbers for existing purchasers will be issued free of charge. For convenience, we have an automated page on this site for R16 serial number updates (as we do for R15) so that you don't have to contact us to get your new serial. This is available from the Support menu option.

Service update for version 2.5 released

June 19th 2014: The next service update for X-Particles 2.5 is released. This update fixes a number of bugs and improves various features in the plugin. It is recommended that all users update their installation to this version. The build number is 2.59.00048, dated June 16th 2014. A list of the issues resolved in this update can be found on this page.

Registered users may download the latest build from the downloads page on this site.

CG Awards 2014

CG Awards 2014

X-Particles has been nominated for the 3D World CG Awards 2014. We're very excited (and honoured) by this.

Please vote for us if you think that X-Particles is worthy of the award! You can vote on the CG Awards site (click 'Vote' at the top of the page and follow the instructions).

New reel

Take a look at Mike Batchelor's new X-Particles reel, using features in version 2.5. Superb creative work from Mike which showcases some of the things X-Particles can do!

PARTICLE REEL from Mike Batchelor on Vimeo.


The latest news about X-Particles can be found on our news page.

Some important announcements

Please see our news page for some important information about the next version of X-Particles.

Latest customer story

Mike Winkelmann (Beeple) used X-Particles to create gorgeous abstract art. For more images, please see the Beeple story page.

New training series from cmiVFX

cmiVFX, the well-established provider of training for Cinema 4D and other graphics applications, have released a new training series for X-Particles. For more details see our news page or go direct to the cmiVFX site.

NAB demonstrations now online at Cineversity

AT NAB 2014, Casey Hupke and Rob Garrott demonstrated various aspects of X-Particles in their presentations. The videos of those demos are now available at Cineversity - see You don't have to be a Cineversity member to watch these videos. Take a look to see some X-Particles masters in action!


This slideshow contains a number of still images by us and by some of our very talented users. Larger versions of the images in the slideshow are available on our gallery page.



MAXON Software Partner

INSYDIUM LTD is now an official MAXON Software Partner. For the full list please see the Partner Links page on the MAXON site.MAXON Partner Logo