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MAXON Announces Cinema 4D Release 20


Groundbreaking Update of the 3D Application Delivers Advanced
Features and Streamlined Workflows to Creative Professionals

today unveiled Cinema
4D Release 20 (R20)
, a break-through version of its iconic 3D design
and animation software. Release 20 introduces high-end features for VFX
and motion graphics artists including node-based materials, volume
modeling, robust CAD import and a dramatic evolution of the MoGraph
toolset. MAXON will debut Cinema 4D R20 live and online (
at the upcoming SIGGRAPH
convention August 14-16, in Vancouver, BC.

"We are excited to be delivering high-end tools and features that will
streamline workflow and push the industry in new and exciting
directions," said David McGavran, CEO at MAXON Computer GmbH. "Over the
last decade, our MoGraph toolset has revolutionized the broadcast
graphics industry. The new Fields system in R20 offers the next
evolution in Cinema 4D's signature workflow."

Key highlights in Release 20 include:

Node-Based Materials – Provide new possibilities for creating
materials from simple references to complex shaders in a node-based
editor. With more than 150 nodes to choose from that perform different
functions, artists can combine nodes to easily build complex shading
effects for greater creative flexibility. For an easy start, users new
to a node-based material workflow still can rely on the user interface
of Cinema 4D's standard Material Editor, creating the corresponding node
material in the background automatically. Node-based materials can be
packaged into assets with user-defined parameters exposed in a similar
interface to Cinema 4D's classic Material Editor.

MoGraph Fields – New capabilities in this industry-leading
procedural animation toolset offer an entirely new way to define the
strength of effects by combining falloffs -- from simple shapes to
shaders or sounds and objects and formulas. Artists can layer Fields
with standard mixing modes and remap their effects. Group multiple
Fields and use them to control effectors, deformers, weights, and more.

CAD Data Import – Popular CAD formats can be directly and
seamlessly imported into Cinema 4D R20 with a simple drag and drop. A
unique scale-based tessellation interface allows for adjustment of
detail to build amazing visualizations. STEP, Solidworks, JT, Catia V5
and IGES formats are supported.

Volume Modeling – Create complex models by adding or subtracting
basic shapes in Boolean-type operations using Cinema 4D R20's
OpenVDB–based Volume Builder and Mesher. Procedurally build organic or
hard-surface volumes using any Cinema 4D object including new Field
objects. Volumes can be exported in sequenced .vdb format for use in any
application or render engine that supports OpenVDB.

ProRender Enhancements – ProRender in Cinema 4D R20 extends the
GPU-rendering toolset with key features including sub-surface
scattering, motion blur and multi-passes. Also included are an updated
ProRender core, support for Apple's Metal 2 technology, out-of-core
textures and other enhancements.

Core Technology Modernization – As part of the transition to a
more modern core in Cinema 4D, R20 comes with substantial API
enhancements, the new node framework, further development on the new
modeling framework, and a new UI framework.

Pricing, Availability / Upgrade Path

Cinema 4D Release 20 is scheduled for availability in September 2018.
Available for both macOS and Windows.

and Distribution Information

System Requirements

Cinema 4D Release 20 Info

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4D Release 20 Press Material


Headquartered in Friedrichsdorf, Germany, MAXON Computer is a developer
of 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,
cutting-edge game cinematics for AAA games, as well as for medical
illustration, architectural and industrial design applications. MAXON
has offices in Germany, USA, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Japan and
Singapore. MAXON products are available directly from their Website and
its worldwide distribution network. MAXON is part of the Nemetschek

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