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What is the Maxon App?

The Maxon App manages the installation, licensing, upgrading, and updating of your Maxon products. It verifies the license status for your purchased products and displays any trials you may have available. The Maxon App is fully compatible with MyMaxon Organizational Accounts, so users can tap into Teams Licenses and choose which license type to activate. Watch the walkthrough video.

Which products are compatible with the Maxon App?

The Maxon App currently supports the installation and management of Cinema 4D, Red Giant Complete, Universe, Trapcode Suite, Magic Bullet Suite, VFX Suite and PluralEyes. Redshift support will be added in the near future. Forger and Moves by Maxon continue to be available from the iOS App Store.

Will free trials work on macOS and Windows?

Yes, all our products work on both macOS and Windows.

Want to install Redshift?

Prior to purchasing Redshift, we encourage all interested customers to try the Redshift demo version to ensure system compatibility and experience Redshift's amazing performance.

  • The Redshift demo is functionally identical to the commercial version, but renders with a watermark.
  • You can install the Redshift demo on as many machines as you wish.
  • There is no time limit. You can take your time to evaluate Redshift for as long as you need.
  • The Redshift demo is completely free with no obligations.
  • The demo version contains plugins for Maya, 3dsMax, Softimage, C4D, Houdini and Katana.
  • This version requires an NVidia driver version 390.65 or later (Windows), 390.25 or later (Linux) and 387.128 or later (macOS).
  • Please check the system requirements here.

Visit Redshift's Free Trial Page >

What are the hardware, software and system requirements?

All our products work on both macOS and Windows. For more detailed information on individual product compatibilities, please visit the Requirements page on our website.

How do I activate a product once installed?

When opening the app, you’ll be asked to login with your Maxon ID.

I am a Red Giant customer, why do I need a MyMaxon account?

If you are a Red Giant customer that purchased products prior to January 1, 2021, you’ll need to setup a MyMaxon account to use the app. We have included a tool that will allow you to migrate all your serial-based purchases. Once you’ve completed that process it’s recommended that you delete the Red Giant App Manager. Click here for step-by-step instructions.

What if I don’t have a MyMaxon account?

If you are a Red Giant customer that purchased products prior to January 1, 2021 0r if you are a Maxon customer who purchased products prior to September 1, 2019, you’ll need to setup a MyMaxon account ( before you can download the Maxon App and install any products.

Why do I need to reinstall my products?

The Maxon App is built on new licensing technology. Products purchased prior to January 1, 2021 will need to be reinstalled in order for them to be licensed properly.

Why should I update The Maxon App?

Updating to the latest version of Maxon App ensures the best possible experience with your products as updates contain new features, performance enhancements, and bug fixes.