Wed 1st Aug 2012 | News
MAXON brings a sculpting system, camera matching functionality and exchange plugins for NUKE and Photoshop.
Breakthrough Innovations in Modeling, Performance and Product Integration Bring a High-Impact Creative Experience to 3D Professionals.
MAXON has revealed CINEMA 4D R14, a very cool release of the 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting, and rendering software app. R14 includes a new, fully integrated sculpting system, camera matching functionality, exchange plugins to two key applications, namely The Foundry NUKE and Adobe Photoshop Extended and integration with After Effects as well. Features will benefit Motion graphics/VFX artists and visualization designers.
“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.
The following is a brief overview of the over 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 The Foundry’s 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.
MAXON will debut CINEMA 4D R14 at its exhibitor booth, #723 at SIGGRAPH.