Maxon’s new Cinema 4D R 14 delivers breakthrough performance with a new, fully integrated sculpting system, camera matching functionality, exchange plug-ins to two key applications — The Foundry’s 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. (Maxon will debut Cinema 4D R14 at next week’s SIGGRAPH 2012 convention, booth #723.)
“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.
Here’s a brief overview of the more than 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 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.
Cinema 4D R14 and BodyPaint 3D R14 are scheduled to ship in September through Maxon and its authorized dealers. Customers with an active Maxon Service Agreement (MSA) valid through September 2012 will automatically receive the upgrade. Current customers who do not have an active MSA can purchase an MSA before the end of August and be eligible for a free upgrade. New customers who purchase R13 from now until Aug 31, 2012 are being offered a one-year MSA with their purchase at no extra cost incl. an upgrade to R14. Pricing and upgrade information is available at www.maxon.net.