Legacy of 3D Software Innovation Delivers Modeling, Animation and Rendering Enhancements for ‘Real-World’ Workflow

August 4, 2014


CINEMA_4D_R16_Packshot_Range_Long_Line_CloseUp_RGB FRIEDRICHSDORF, Germany – August 5, 2014 – MAXON unveiled Cinema 4D Release 16 (R16), the next generation release of the company’s industry-leading 3D software. In addition to countless workflow enhancements, Cinema 4D R16 delivers powerful new features including a modeling PolyPen ‘super-tool’, a Motion Tracker for easily integrating 3D content within live footage and a Reflectance material channel for multi-layered reflections and specularity. Release 16 reinforces MAXON’s commitment to provide creative professionals with stability, performance, unmatched integration, and a straightforward interface to optimize any workflow.

See Cinema 4D R16 at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, August 12 -14, 2014, Booth #1422

Key Highlights of Release 16 include:

Animation:
Motion Tracker – Seamless integration of 3D elements into real-world footage. 
Interaction Tag – Control over 3D objects and works with Tweak mode to provide information on object movement and highlighting.

Modeling:
PolyPen – Paint polygons and move, clone, cut and weld points or edges of 3D models.
Bevel Deformer – Non-destructive and animatable bevels. 
Sculpting – Numerous improvements and dynamic features for precision. 
Other Features – All-new Cogwheel spline primitive; Mesh Check tool; Deformer Falloff options, and cap enhancements.

Rendering:
Reflectance Channel – Added control over reflections and specularity within a single new channel, with multiple layers for creating complex surfaces.

New Render Engine for Hair and Sketch – A new unified effects render engine to seamlessly raytrace Hair and Sketch lines. 
Team Render Server – Enhancements including a new client-server architecture.

Performance and Workflow Features:
Cinema 4D Release 16 performance and workflow features, including a revised Content Library, support for the current versions of FBX and Alembic, a new Solo button, Annotations, a new UV Peeler and more.

System requirements

Complete list of features in Cinema 4D R16


Knight_Bot_Landscape Pricing and Availability

Shipping September, 2014. Cinema 4D R16 will be available in Australia and New Zealand from Adimex Cinema 4D Resellers on shipment. Customers with current Maxon Service Agreements (MSA) will receive R16 automatically during September.

About MAXON Computer

Headquartered in Germany, MAXON Computer is a developer of industry-leading professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D software products have been used extensively to help create everything from stunning visual effects in top feature films, TV shows and commercials to cutting-edge game cinematics for AAA games, medical illustration, and architectural and industrial design applications. MAXON has offices in Germany, USA, United Kingdom, France, Japan and Singapore. MAXON products are available directly from MAXON and its worldwide distribution and reseller channel.