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Old 07-23-2013, 12:08 PM   #1
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MAXON Announces CINEMA 4D R15

MAXON Announces CINEMA 4D R15

Continued Innovation Shifts 3D Workflow into Overdrive with New Beveling and Kerning Tools, and Numerous Rendering Enhancements.



FRIEDRICHSDORF, Germany -- July 23, 2013 – MAXON today introduced CINEMA 4D Release 15 (R15) that redefines the 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting and rendering software workflow. The next-generation release of the widely-used 3D software platform reinforces the leadership MAXON has earned over the past 25 years by elevating the creative experience from project planning to content delivery, and is marked by powerful enhancements to modeling, text creation, rendering and sculpting.

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.

[Note: MAXON will debut CINEMA 4D R15 at the SIGGRAPH 2013 convention, July 23-25, 2013, Booth #315]

“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.”

Key Highlights of CINEMA 4D Release 15

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.



Modeling Enhancements – MAXON has enhanced modeling productivity in CINEMA 4D, introducing all-new interactive beveling for improved manipulation and control over object edges and curves for adding depth and dimension to designs and ensure that resulting meshes are clean and flow correctly.









Improved Typographic Tools – CINEMA 4D R15 continues to elevate the design experience delivering significant typographic, text editing and control capabilities via MoText and Text Splines directly in the 3D view. New kerning, and tracking tools can be applied with MoGraph effectors or used in XPresso and edited at any time to create complex typographic elements and animation.








Dynamic Sculpting – Improved dynamic sculpting tools in CINEMA 4D Studio Release 15 ensure artists can sculpt with finesse and optimize with ease. In cases in which there are adequate subdivision, sculpting tools can be used directly on any polygonal model. Advanced masking, mirroring and duplication options, as well as the new Amplify brush that gives control to interactively inflate and use new draw modes to sculpt lines and areas defined by lasso, polygonal drawing or a rectangle, gives artists complete control and flexibility for adding and preserving desired sculpted details.

Miscellaneous Workflow, Modeling and Animation Improvements
Renowned for outstanding ease of use, CINEMA 4D R15 also includes many new productivity-boosting features including:

Texture Manager – Provides artists with powerful new texture management tools to fix broken texture links and wrangle bitmaps with ease to control even the most complex scenes.

Architectural Grass – Based on the powerful Hair and Fur engine in CINEMA 4D Studio, the new grass material features lets users quickly and easily simulate and add grass to any object within CINEMA 4D Release 15 Visualize and Studio.

Camera Crane -- 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.


To view a list of the complete feature set in CINEMA 4D Release R15 and to see the software in action, visit here.

System Requirements

Please find recommended system requirements here.

Pricing, Availability and Upgrade Path

CINEMA 4D Release 15 is scheduled to ship in September, 2013 through MAXON and its authorized dealers. Additional pricing and upgrade information is available at www.maxon.net.




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Old 07-23-2013, 12:16 PM   #2
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Best package ever made!

Sorry, I'm a bit of a C4D fanboy...
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:25 PM   #3
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co worker and i was talking about this yesterday
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:37 PM   #4
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I'm hot & cold on this announcement. On the one hand, for an annual release, it seems like an impressive amount of work on Maxon's part. On the other, it seems like that they're still playing catch up, leaving (too) many feature/workflow holes unfilled. Guess I was hoping that R15 would lure me back. Having once been a C4D user for 12 years, I'd like to be one again, but still see no compelling reason. Here's to R16, I suppose.
 
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Looks like more of a .5 update to me, but there again compared to Autodesk efforts in offering value for money....

Anyway, Cinema 4d is solid and nice to see it continue advancing.
 
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do any of the new features for R15 studio propagate down to Cinema Prime 15?
Just wondering what prime has that's new compared to R14 prime?
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do any of the new features for R15 studio propagate down to Cinema Prime 15?
Just wondering what prime has that's new compared to R14 prime?

Bevel tool for example.
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Bevel tool for example.


The new GI too.
 
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The new GI too.


What??? GI in Prime? Please don't fool me on this one... Since this is the biggest issue with Prime. Or are you just referring to the new baking option for AO?

Oh, btw, Bevel looks realy great. I was hoping for a bit more modelling related stuff like splines for cutting, but bevel looks realy great. But I'll wait for the detailed feature list and the demo for final judgement.

Good work guys!

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Yes, GI is in Prime now.
 
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Yes, GI is in Prime now.


My god, that's pretty cool.
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omg, I can't belive this. I guess not all GI options, but even a basic GI option, that is more then AO would make me realy hapy. If this is true, then it is the best release ever (for Prime users at least ;-) )

Thanks guys (now please nobody tell me Thirdeye is wrong, I want to enjoy this thought for at least one night)
 
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(now please nobody tell me Thirdeye is wrong, I want to enjoy this thought for at least one night)

He isn't
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:50 PM   #15
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My god, that's pretty cool.


No, it's awesome considering how great the new GI is.
 
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