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Old 05 May 2005   #1
Maxon releases CINEMA 4D 64 Bit for Windows

CINEMA 4D and Cinebench available in 64-Bit!

MAXON has always been one of the first 3D software developers to integrate the newest technology into its products. Multi-processor support, Multithreading, Hyperthreading and Dual Core support are only a few examples of MAXON's optimized software development meeting and surpassing expectations.

And now, immediately following availability of Windows' 64-Bit operating system, we are proud to announce the availability of CINEMA 4D in 64-Bit!



  • up to 256 GigaByte RAM with Windows XP 64-Bit
  • up to 1 TeraByte (1024GB) with Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition
  • supports Intel Pentium 4, Xeon with EM64T, AMD 64 and AMD Opteron
  • approx. 20% faster rendering
Consequently, the 2GB memory ceiling has been removed - or shall we say "moved" - depending on the operating system used, up to 1 Terabyte RAM (1024 GB) is available.

CINEMA 4D R9 users can create to their hearts' desires, no matter if they're working with complex polygon models, elaborate textures (eg. with SubPolygonDisplacement) or extensive light sources (and shadow maps). Since CINEMA 4D's own particle system can work with any type of object (including complex geometry with SPD Shaders and integrated light sources) a variable "Memory Feast" is at your disposal now.

Especially The BodyPaint 3D module benefits from the additional memory when creating textures. Editing high resolution images several hundred MB large with layers and undo-buffers is now easy and a great deal more accommodating.

So, what are you waiting for? Registered CINEMA 4D R9 (for Windows) owners can request a free 64-Bit version simply by contacting MAXON Computer here. A free download of the benchmark software CINEBENCH can be downloaded at http://www.cinebench.com. The computer to match can be found at your favorite PC shop ...

For more information see http://www.maxon.net
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Old 05 May 2005   #2
out of nowhere maxon jumps in to not only be the first commercially available 3D software but also beats adobe to the 64 bit painting app as well. beauty.

Now its just a matter of getting windows XP for your 64 bit systems if you have one. Microsoft is offering an option to upgraded to XP 64 for free for those that have xp pro.
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Old 05 May 2005   #3
That´s better news than the PS3 specs!
 
Old 05 May 2005   #4
is there going to be a similar version for OS X 10.4?
 
Old 05 May 2005   #5
Originally Posted by jojojo: is there going to be a similar version for OS X 10.4?


No, sadly Apple does not offer support for 64 Bit apps that have and need a GUI
http://developer.apple.com/macosx/64bit.html
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Old 05 May 2005   #6
Well done Maxon !

And congratulations to be the real first one!
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Old 05 May 2005   #7
Wow, first out of the gate! Didn't the makers of that $495 "Pro" application announce they were workig on a 64 bit version some time ago?
 
Old 05 May 2005   #8
Originally Posted by Kai Pedersen: out of nowhere maxon jumps in to not only be the first commercially available 3D software but also beats adobe to the 64 bit painting app as well. beauty.


This shows that Maxon's on the ball, but let's be serious... beating Adobe to the punch is a bit like reaching
the bottom of a hill by falling.
 
Old 05 May 2005   #9
Originally Posted by Thalaxis: This shows that Maxon's on the ball, but let's be serious... beating Adobe to the punch is a bit like reaching
the bottom of a hill by falling.


LOL! I never heard that one. Funny.
 
Old 05 May 2005   #10
Originally Posted by Kai Pedersen: Now its just a matter of getting windows XP for your 64 bit systems if you have one. Microsoft is offering an option to upgraded to XP 64 for free for those that have xp pro.


I missed that anouncment, got a link ?

EDIT: Never mind

https://microsoft.productorder.com/...64/default.aspx
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Old 05 May 2005   #11
Originally Posted by Srek: No, sadly Apple does not offer support for 64 Bit apps that have and need a GUI
http://developer.apple.com/macosx/64bit.html
Cheers
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Recompile the application to support long long data types and specific G5 instructions. Those changes alone would equal the Windows 64 bit speed ups. The guys at Maxxon might want to read the Tiger specs just a bit closer.

Also, your statement is incorrect. Other 3d applications like Maya work with a GUI layer that interfaces through messaging to the command-line software, which can be fully translated to 64-bit. I do not know how Maxxon built Cinema 4d (I'm a bit doubtful it's that type of architecture based on the price-point), so I can't speak directly to whether or not it is possible for them to do it efficiently. But saying there is not support for 64-bit applications without a GUI is not accurate. Apple offers support for 64-bit application development with a 32-bit GUI layer, as detailed at the end of that link you posted and in other areas of the ADC site.
 
Old 05 May 2005   #12
Originally Posted by jbradley: Recompile the application to support long long data types and specific G5 instructions. Those changes alone would equal the Windows 64 bit speed ups.


You might want to try doing a bit more research before making such assertions.
 
Old 05 May 2005   #13
seems to me that you don't have a 32 bit layer but two applications a 32 bit and a 64 bit and they then need to communicate with each other, this process alone seems like a bottleneck that would counter the benefit, and it requires development of seperate programs where with the windows 64 bit version they didn't have to rewrite or make new apps they just had to make adjustments and compile.
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Old 05 May 2005   #14
Congrats Maxon. Pretty cool that you got out the door so quickly with this one.

Originally Posted by AdamT: Wow, first out of the gate! Didn't the makers of that $495 "Pro" application announce they were workig on a 64 bit version some time ago?


A few weeks ago the makers of that $495 "Pro" application did show a 64bit build in operation, it will be released when it is ready.
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Old 05 May 2005   #15
Originally Posted by AdamT: Wow, first out of the gate! Didn't the makers of that $495 "Pro" application announce they were workig on a 64 bit version some time ago?


It's not important who is out the door first. Lightwave and XSI are both great products with their own 64bit versions in various stages of Beta, and it does not make them less for not arriving 1st on a 64bit platform. It may even give them an advanage. However, it is good that Maxon is also a forward thinking innovative company giving us more options of 3D tools to use.
 
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