MAXON announces CINEMA 4D r14
SIGGRAPH is coming soon (next week!) and the announcements are already rolling in. Today MAXON has just announced the newest version of their CINEMA4D package, Release 14.
R14 delivers breakthrough performance including a new, fully integrated sculpting system, camera matching functionality, exchange plugins to two key applications – The Foundry NUKE and Adobe Photoshop Extended – and improved integration with Adobe After Effects. Motion graphics/VFX artists and visualization designers will benefit from features that accelerate productivity to produce spectacular 3D content more fluidly and collaborate with increased efficiency.
The new digital sculpting is a big addition in this release, and the new support for NUKE as a compositor is a huge addition for those in professional VFX shops. Get all the details after the break.
MAXON Announces CINEMA 4D Release 14
Breakthrough Innovations in Modeling, Performance and Product Integration Bring a High-Impact Creative Experience to 3D Professionals
FRIEDRICHSDORF, Germany – August 1, 2012 – Today, MAXON unveiled CINEMA 4D Release 14, (R14) a milestone release of the industry-leading 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting, and rendering software application. Leveraging more than two decades of 3D graphics programming innovation, R14 delivers breakthrough performance including a new, fully integrated sculpting system, camera matching functionality, exchange plugins to two key applications – The Foundry NUKE and Adobe Photoshop Extended – and improved integration with Adobe After Effects. Motion graphics/VFX artists and visualization designers will benefit from features that accelerate productivity to produce spectacular 3D content more fluidly and collaborate with increased efficiency. [Note: MAXON will debut CINEMA 4D R14 at the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2012 convention, booth #723, http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20120730005333/en]
“With improved and added tools such as digital sculpting, camera matching and tighter integration with leading third-party applications, R14 offers the innovation on which individual artists and design teams have come to rely on to create compelling 3D content for any medium – from film and broadcast to architectural visualization and mobile games,” says Harald Egel, co-founder and CEO of MAXON Computer.
CINEMA 4D Release 14 Highlights:
The following is a brief overview of the over 200 productivity-boosting features in CINEMA 4D R14, available for both Mac OS X and Windows.
Digital Sculpting: Dynamic sculpting tools give artists complete control to create finely detailed models. A powerful layer system offers maximum flexibility. Complex sculpted objects can be “baked” into displacement and normal maps applied to low-poly meshes for efficiency.
Camera Enhancements: The Camera Calibrator offers an integrated solution to match 3D camera images to a 3D environment – ideal for architects and matte artists. The Motion Camera, Morph Camera and Camera Composition Helper quickly frame a 3D scene following well-established composition rules. The Camera Focus Picker allows users to interactively set focal distances.
Integration: Seamless integration with The Foundry’s NUKE compositing application allows direct export to a NUKE project with multi-pass layers, including full support for OpenEXR and FBX files. The Photoshop Extended exchange plug-in enables opening and manipulating CINEMA 4D scenes into a Photoshop 3D layer. Enhanced integration with After Effects brings new levels of performance to directly import and export native CINEMA 4D files.
Click here for details and to see CINEMA 4D R14 in action: http://www.maxon.net/products/new-in-cinema-4d-r14/overview.html.
About MAXON Computer
Headquartered in Friedrichsdorf, Germany, MAXON Computer is a developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D software products have been used extensively to help create everything from stunning visual effects in top feature films, TV shows and commercials to cutting-edge game cinematics for AAA games, as well for medical illustration, architectural and industrial design applications. MAXON has offices in Germany, USA, United Kingdom, France, Japan and Singapore. MAXON products are available directly from the web site and its worldwide distribution channel. Specially priced learning editions of the company’s software solutions are also made available to individual students and educational institutions. For additional information on MAXON visit www.maxon.net.