Maxon Computer Introduces Cinema 4D Release 15

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Tue, 07/23/2013 - 15:50 -- Nick Dager

Maxon Cinema 4D Release 15Maxon has introduced Cinema 4D Release 15 designed to redefine the 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting and rendering software workflow.

Packed with improved capabilities and added features such as all-new beveling for modeling efficiency, interactive kerning for advanced 3D typographic control and Team Render allowing for convenient rendering across networks directly within the Cinema 4D interface, R15 delivers to 3D professionals the ultimate toolset for creating compelling creative content and collaborating more effectively to take on the most demanding projects.

“Cinema 4D R15 is a milestone release packed with trail-blazing innovations and our renowned, easy-to-learn workflow for 3D designers across creative markets – film, video, broadcast, Web, multimedia, visualization and games,” Harald Egel, co-founder and CEO of Maxon Computer, says. “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 modeling 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.”

The new and enhanced 3D modeling, animation and rendering workflow features and performance enhancements in Cinema 4D Release 15, available for both Mac OS X and Windows, include:

Rendering Enhancements – R15 is packed with rendering improvements to achieve faster, higher quality imagery. The new Team Render delivers quick control over an entire network to take advantage of all surplus processing power – either manually or automatically via Bonjour. Utilize an unlimited number of render nodes with Cinema 4D Studio and 3 nodes with Cinema 4D Visualize or Broadcast. Users can distribute the rendering of a single frame or complete animation directly within the Cinema 4D interface and view the results in real time within Cinema 4D’s Picture Viewer for a streamlined workflow.

On the quality side, a new irradiance caching algorithm for faster approximation of Global Illumination and improved ambient occlusion, physical rendering and multi-threading features in R15 has been added offering artists unprecedented rendering performance.

Cinema 4D R15 also includes many new productivity-boosting features including:

To view a list of the complete feature set in Cinema 4D Release R15 and to see the software in action, click here:

Cinema 4D Release 15 is scheduled to ship September, 2013.

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