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Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R23 with Animation Enhancements & More

"Salamandeer" by Daniel Linard
"Salamandeer" by Daniel Linard



Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R23 with Animation Enhancements & More

In conjunction with their own live, virtual 3D Motion and Design Show and the IBC 2020 conference, Maxon today announced the availability of Cinema 4D Release 23 (R23). Announcements also covered Maxon’s $200,000 award from Epic Games’ Epic MegaGrant program — which will go to strengthening the workflow between Epic’s Unreal Engine and C4D — and a new annual & monthly subscription bundle combining C4D, the full Red Giant toolset for editing, VFX and motion design, and GPU renderer Redshift: Maxon One.

The next generation of C4D delivers powerful enhancements to its animation and UV workflows, character animation toolset, and the inclusion of Magic Bullet Looks technology. The introduction of the new Scene Nodes system provides a preview of the performance customers can expect in future developments of Cinema 4D. Plugin developers will appreciate the update to Python 3, and creative pipelines will benefit from the inclusion of USD import/export and updates to FBX and OBJ handling. R23 will be available on September 9 for subscription holders and will be available as an upgrade for perpetual license holders.

Maxon will debut the feature performance in Cinema 4D R23 at this year’s virtual IBC Showcase. Tune in online at from September 8 – 11, for exclusive presentations from world-leading 3D and animation artists.

“Cinema 4D R23 delivers robust advancements to the animation workflows and core technologies that empower 3D artists to create content intuitively and to the highest production standards,” said Dave McGavran, Maxon CEO. “We look forward to debuting all that is creatively possible with R23 alongside innovations from our sister companies Red Giant, Redshift and partners.”

Cinema 4D R23

Cinema 4D R23

R23 Feature Highlights

  • New Character Animation Tools: Includes new Character Solver and Delta Mush workflows as well as a new Pose Manager and Toon/Face Rigs.
  • Animation Workflow: Better Keyframing, Filters for the Timeline and Attributes Manager, and more.
  • UV Workflows: All the powerful UV editing capabilities introduced in Cinema 4D S22 (the subscription-only upgrade) plus new tools geared toward UV workflows for hard- surface models.
  • Magic Bullet Looks Integration: Easily apply one of over 200 preset film looks, import LUTs, or work with individual tools for color correction, film grain, chromatic aberration and much more.
  • Scene Nodes: Scene Nodes allows users to explore massive Distributions and Procedural Modeling in advance of the further Cinema 4D core engine development for optimal creativity and experimentation.

Learn all about C4D R23 at

Cinema 4D R23

Cinema 4D R23


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