IBC 2013: Maxon will give a European debut to the latest version of Cinema 4D in Amsterdam.
Release 15 (R15) of the 3D software platform “redefines the 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting and rendering software workflow”, Maxon said.
New features include bevelling for modelling efficiency, interactive kerning for advanced 3D typographic control, and ‘Team Render’, which allows for rendering across networks within the Cinema 4D interface.
Co-founder and chief executive of Maxon Harald Egel said: “Digital content and media creation professionals continue to face relentless cost and operational pressures to take on demanding productions under severe time constraints.
“With sustained programming development in areas such as modelling workflow, rendering and sculpting, R15 sets new standards to spark the imagination of individual artists and design teams to make sure they have the features they need to push 3D performance to new levels and achieve the highest quality creative results in less time than ever before.”
Other new features include ‘Texture Manager’, which provides artists with new texture management tools to fix broken texture links and wrangle bitmaps to control complex scenes.
‘Architectural Grass’, which is based on Cinema 4D Studio’s Hair and Fur, lets users simulate and add grass to any object within Cinema 4D R15 Visualize and Studio.
A new ‘Camera Crane’ rig offers customers a dependable, production-friendly solution to easily simulate real-life Jib crane shots by adjusting the angle and length of the base, arm, head and the camera itself.
Cinema 4D R15 is scheduled to ship in September 2013.