MAXON announces Cinema 4D Release 18, the next generation of its industry-leading 3D animation, VFX, graphics, visualization and rendering software application. The upcoming release boasts new, powerful and easily accessible tools tailored to the needs of creative professionals working on challenging digital productions for TV, film, games, architecture, advertising and design.
“MAXON continues to build upon its 30-year legacy of empowering our existing and new customers with unprecedented performance and accessibility for streamlining and simplifying design workflows,” said Harald Egel, CEO & managing partner at MAXON Computer GmbH. “Cinema 4D Release 18 builds upon that foundation with powerful new tools and refinements so that creative professionals can successfully handle the demands required in today’s motion graphics, VFX and visualization environments.”
This week at the SIGGRAPH 2016 conference in Anaheim, California (July 24-28), MAXON will preview R18’s new features. Among the highlights to be showcased:
+ Voronoi Fracture Object – a native feature in the MoGraph toolset in Cinema 4D that works seamlessly with Dynamics, allows users to tear down walls and create artistic procedural geometry using spline or polygon objects to define the fractured shape.
+ Interactive Knife Tools – enable users to draw lines across a model and tweak the cut with an interactive preview, then lock in new edges or split based on the cut; knife tools are available as separate commands for easy access to the desired mode via shortcut or Commander.
+ Object Motion Tracking – the next evolution in MAXON’s effort to give artists accessibility to dynamic VFX and visualization workflows with expanded tools for integrating Cinema 4D creations into real-world footage.
+ Shaders and Surface Effects – offer advanced rendering possibilities for creating iridescent surfaces such as bubbles and oil slicks, for capturing shadows for more efficient compositing, parallax mapping for enhanced bump effects, and creating masks for worn edges using inverse ambient occlusion.
+ Substance Engine Integration – Download compiled Allegorithmic Substances and utilize them to surface your Cinema 4D objects. This fully-integrated implementation offers outstanding workflow and flexibility, plus options to cache Substances on disk for better performance.
Cinema 4D R18 is scheduled to ship in September, available for Mac OS X and Windows, with Linux nodes for rendering. See www.maxon.net for more information on features, pricing and upgrades, and system requirements.