Cinema 4D has long been a favorite among motion graphics artists working primarily with video. While its capabilities strech far beyond what your average video editor would need, its relative ease of use has made it very attractive for those that want to incorporate 3D graphics into their After Effects projects. Most applicable to video producers is the improved camera enhancement, including the new Camera Calibrator, and a faster render engine. With the introduction of ray-traced 3D shapes and text in After Effects, we're not sure how appealing this type of software will be to video producers who just need the basics, but at just under $1000, it looks like a great deal for those wanting to dive into the rabit hole that is 3D modeling, animation, and motion graphics. Cinema 4D 14 is available now. Read on for the full press release.
MAXON CINEMA 4D Release 14 Now Available Eagerly Awaited Features Include Sculpting, New Camera Functionality and Rendering Enhancements Friedrichsdorf, Germany, September 4, 2012 Today, MAXON announced the immediate availability of CINEMA 4D Release 14, the next generation of its industry-leading 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting, and rendering software application. CINEMA 4D R14 delivers eagerly awaited features including a new, fully integrated sculpting system, new camera matching functionality, the debut of exchange plugins to two key applications The Foundry NUKE and Adobe Photoshop Extended improved integration with Adobe After Effects and a huge number of other powerful workflow feature enhancements. [Note: A complete list and overview of CINEMA 4D R14 feature highlights is available at: Whats New in CINEMA 4D R14.] MAXONs leading 3D painting application, BodyPaint 3D, has also received a major upgrade to R14, which includes many features of its sister product CINEMA 4D R14. The major addition to BodyPaint 3D R14 is the all-new sculpting toolset, which allows users to add details and refinements to their models and bake displacement and normal textures for use in their main 3D application. Chris Broeska, Producer at Fuse, a leading 3D animation and virtual photography studio in Minneapolis, states, "R14's new arsenal of animation tools make our workflow faster and more fluid than ever. With the addition of the new sculpting tools we can do everything we want all in one application. CINEMA 4D just keeps getting more awesome!"
Availability and Upgrade Path CINEMA 4D Release 14 and BodyPaint 3D Release 14 are available through MAXON and its authorized dealers. Customers with an active MAXON Service Agreement (MSA) valid through September 4, 2012 will automatically receive their upgrade. Current customers who do not have an active MSA can purchase an upgrade through MAXON and its authorized dealers. Pricing and upgrade information is available at www.maxon.net.
System Requirements Minimum system requirements include Windows XP, Vista or 7 running on Intel or AMD CPU with SSE2-Support; Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher running on an Intel-based Mac and 1024 MB RAM, DVD ROM drive and an OpenGL graphics card. Standard DVD installation can take up to 7 GB of disk space.
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, 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 companys software solutions are also made available to individual students and educational institutions. Tags: 3d, graphics, cinema4d