MAXON Releases New Versions of Cinema4D

Maxon announced today that they are shipping a new release of their 3D software, along with a new Broadcast Edition. The software fully supports the recently released Snow Leopard, including access of up to 64GB of virtual memory.

Cinema4D has become the most popular 3D package that After Effects artists are using for motion graphics design. The new version contains improvements to working with AE, including the ability to automatically export XRefs as well as object clones created using MoGraph. All cameras from a C4D scene are also now exported to After Effects. Solids can now be created directly in C4D and easily transferred to After Effects….allowing easy swapping of things such as video footage on monitors. In addition to the Adobe application, Cinema4D now supports the 3D features in Apple Motion, allowing bringing camera, lights and animation paths straight into Motion’s 3D space.

Other improvements allow artists to apply dynamics to cloned objects in a scene. New PolyFX provides the ability to apply Effectors not only on objects, but now individual polygons of an object’s surface. Using this feature, one can easily do things such as shatter or break up an object. The new MoSpline tool is a nod to the trend of having animated splines in motion graphics, allowing easy creation of such objects, as well as the ability effect the splines with Effectors.

The new Broadcast Edition provides a more affordable entry point for the software and includes the MoGraph 2 module as well as an extensive library of hundreds of ready-made 3D objects and scenes.

North and South America Pricing for upgrades is $395 from R11 standard/XL and $695 from the R11 studio bundle. Click through to read the full press releases….

MAXON Unveils CINEMA 4D Release 11.5 3D Animation Software Suite

Friedrichsdorf, Germany (PRWEB) September 1, 2009 — MAXON Computer (http://www.maxon.net/), a leading developer of professional 3D software, today announced the immediate availability of CINEMA 4D Release 11.5 (http://www.maxon.net/en/products/new.html), a comprehensive upgrade to its highly-acclaimed 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering software. Loaded with new features, CINEMA 4D R11.5 provides improved workflow and productivity, enabling professionals to create high-quality stills and animations quicker and easier than ever before. This release is the culmination of MAXON’s leading-edge technology and development. It features a substantially re-tooled and accelerated render engine, an all-new Picture Viewer, enhanced interoperability with leading compositing applications, and a major upgrade to its popular MoGraph (http://www.maxon.net/products/modules/modules/mograph.html) module, which features an integrated Dynamics Engine and a host of new additions. CINEMA 4D Release 11.5 also provides full support for the latest operating system offerings from Apple and Microsoft, including Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7, respectively. [Editors’ Note: MAXON is releasing the Release 11.5 upgrade concurrently with the new CINEMA 4D Broadcast Edition. Click here (http://www.maxon.net/en/news/singleview-default/article/maxon-continues-role-as-3d-motion-graphics-leader-with-introduction-of-cinema-4d-broadcast-edition.html) for today’s announcement.)

“MAXON is committed to providing powerful enhancements to CINEMA 4D that dramatically improve the productivity of users across various disciplines, including film, broadcast, architecture, product visualization, games, multimedia and more,” states Harald Egel, MAXON co-founder and CEO. “The many improvements in the new Release 11.5 will help all our customers gain even better results and save valuable time and resources.”

“CINEMA 4D gives my design team the ability to make miracles happen within ridiculously tight deadlines,” said John LePore, associate creative director for Perception NYC (http://www.perceptionnyc.com/). “The new features and enhancements in Release 11.5, especially those in MoGraph 2, truly augment an already mind-blowing arsenal of creative tools.”

Key Highlights of CINEMA 4D Release 11.5

–Superior Rendering Performance Including New Bucket Rendering

Significant re-tooling of the render engine in R11.5 helps artists render more rapidly and efficiently. R11.5 takes advantage of state-of-the-art multi-core processors and adds new features such as render instancing and bucket rendering to provide users tremendous improvements in efficiency. Render-intensive tasks such as sub-polygon displacement have also been significantly accelerated. CINEMA 4D users can now create scenes of greater complexity and render billions of polygons even on modest hardware.

–Enhanced Picture Viewer

The new Picture Viewer in R11.5 offers a vast set of creative tools for reviewing and editing images and animations, saving artists valuable time. Features include a render history with the ability to compare renderings, image filtering and adjustments, post filter effects, and improved layer management. The RAM player also enables users to playback animations with sound providing the ability to troubleshoot animations while the job is rendering.

–Improved Interoperability and Integration

Users of Release 11.5 can now more easily integrate CINEMA 4D into existing production pipelines:

*Numerous improvements have been made to CINEMA 4D’s highly praised connectivity to Adobe® After Effects® (http://www.adobe.com/products/aftereffects/), including support for additional object types.

*Support for Apple® Motion (http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/motion/) now includes the export of 3D data.

*Support for Autodesk® FBX® 2010.0 (http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?id=6837478&siteID=123112) allows for quick and easy interchange between a variety of 3D applications.

–Powerful New Motion Graphics Capabilities

The motion graphics module MoGraph – a staple with CINEMA 4D motion graphics artists due to its quick workflow, fast rendering and easy export to compositing applications – has been upgraded to version 2 and provides powerful new motion graphics functionality. New features in MoGraph 2 include: MoDynamics, an optimized physics simulation package with which hundreds of objects can easily be made to collide or be affected by such forces as gravity or friction; PolyFX for providing quick and easy explosion effects; MoSpline for cloning existing splines and animating them with forces and effectors; and many more exciting features for broadcast artists.

–Support For New Operating Systems

MAXON continues to build upon its legacy of providing compatibility with the latest advanced operating system releases as follows:

*Apple – R11.5 is fully compatible with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, including access to up to 64GB of virtual memory.

*Microsoft – R11.5 is fully compatible with Windows 7, including enhanced file dialog.

Pricing and Availability

CINEMA 4D R11.5 and the optional MoGraph 2 module are available now from MAXON and its authorized dealers. For pricing and upgrade information, please visit www.maxon.net.


MAXON Continues Role as 3D Motion Graphics Leader with Introduction of CINEMA 4D Broadcast Edition

Designed Exclusively for Broadcast Design Professionals, New Product Bundle Delivers the Ultimate 3D Motion Graphics Toolkit

Friedrichsdorf, Germany (PRWEB) September 1, 2009 — MAXON Computer (http://www.maxon.net/), a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today introduced CINEMA 4D Broadcast Edition, a comprehensive new bundle of its highly acclaimed 3D software suite. The new release leverages the core application CINEMA 4D (http://www.maxon.net/products/cinema-4d.html) – renowned for its ease of use, seamless integration into existing production pipelines, as well as a speedy and stable architecture – to deliver a powerful motion graphics toolset expressly designed to enhance the creative process for broadcast design professionals. The Broadcast Edition is based on the latest version of CINEMA 4D, Release 11.5*, which is loaded with dozens of new features for an unprecedented level of workflow productivity, including a major upgrade to its popular MoGraph (http://www.maxon.net/products/modules/modules/mograph.html) module, MoGraph 2. This upgraded module offers an integrated Dynamics Engine and advanced capabilities that help artists quickly create spectacular, high-end 3D animations. *(Editors’ Note: MAXON is releasing the CINEMA 4D Broadcast Edition concurrently with the new Release 11.5 upgrade to the CINEMA 4D suite of software packages. Click here (http://www.maxon.net/en/news/singleview-default/article/maxon-unveils-cinema-4d-release-115-professional-3d-graphics-just-got-easier-2.html) for today’s announcement.)

CINEMA 4D continues to be recognized worldwide as the 3D digital content creation software of choice by major broadcast networks, design and branding studios and visual production facilities because of its workflow efficiency, blazingly fast rendering speeds and seamless integration into leading compositing applications such as Adobe After Effects, Apple Motion and Final Cut Pro. The list of the broadcast industry’s most widely recognized entities that rely on CINEMA 4D as a creative and technical tool to stay competitive and create groundbreaking graphics campaigns includes Fox, ESPN, NBC, CBS, ABC, BBC, The Discovery Channel, Turner Network Television, The Weather Channel, Perception, Capacity, Protokulture, Imaginary Forces, Troika Design Group, and many others.

According to Harald Egel, MAXON co-founder and CEO, today’s motion graphics artists are under constant pressure to deliver content that enhances broadcast production value. “MAXON is proud of the pivotal role that CINEMA 4D continues to play in empowering design and broadcast designers with flexible, fast and reliable 3D motion graphics workflow solutions. Today’s Broadcast Edition builds upon the company’s motion graphics legacy by providing design professionals with a truly targeted and unparalleled motion graphics software toolset that can be easily integrated into any production pipeline and help create world-class entertainment content.”

“CINEMA 4D has clearly emerged as the first choice for creating 3D motion graphics for broadcast design,” said Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer (http://cybmotion.com/), authors of ”Creating Motion Graphics for After Effects.” “The new Broadcast Edition – with the fantastic MoGraph module plus the addition of hundreds of presets – is perfect for both beginning and experienced motion graphics artists looking to add a powerful, flexible, targeted 3D program to their toolset.”

Highlights of CINEMA 4D Broadcast Edition

The CINEMA 4D Broadcast Edition includes the CINEMA 4D R11.5 core application, the newly updated MoGraph 2 module and the Broadcast Extension Kit. Highlights of the release include:

Powerful New Motion Graphics Capabilities

The motion graphics module in CINEMA 4D, MoGraph, has been upgraded to version 2. MoGraph 2 delivers advanced motion graphics functionalities including:

– MoDynamics – an optimized physics simulation package allows for hundreds of objects to easily collide or be affected by such forces as gravity or friction and lets artists create exciting, abstract motion graphics and spectacular effects using only simple primitives

– PolyFX – provides artists the ability to create quick and easy explosion effects;

– MoSpline – facilitates the cloning of existing splines and animating them with forces and effectors

– Many additional features provide advanced capabilities for broadcast design professionals.

Broadcast Extension Kit

The CINEMA 4D Broadcast Edition bundle also includes the Broadcast Extension Kit, which contains hundreds of preset objects and scenes – some pre-animated and/or modifiable, with camera and lighting setups, royalty-free sound and background clips. These resources were specifically created for common on-air requirements so artists can create impactful motion graphics animations right out-of-the-box.

Pricing and Availability

The CINEMA 4D Broadcast Edition is available now from MAXON and its authorized dealers. For pricing information, please visit www.maxon.net.