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Jul 25, 2016 Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R18 – New Features

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Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R18 - New Features

Cinema 4D R18 New Features: Maxon announced the release of Cinema 4D R18 today at Siggraph in Anaheim. After watching some of the demos and reading a bit about it, the new features look pretty great. Take a look at the press release below from Maxon, and check out this Promo to find out how you can get a free copy of Cinema 4D R18.

FRIEDRICHSDORF, Germany – July 25, 2016 – MAXON today announced Cinema 4D Release 18 (R18),  the next generation of its industry-leading 3D animation, graphics, VFX, visualization, and rendering software application. Cinema 4D R18 has new, powerful and easily accessible tools that are tailored to the needs of creative professionals and help master the challenges of digital production for TV, film games, architecture, advertising and design.

Cinema 4D R18 Feature Highlights
At the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2016 conference July 24 – 28 in Anaheim, Calif., MAXON will preview the new features in R18. Feature highlights include:

  • Voronoi Fracture Object – a native feature in the MoGraph toolset in Cinema 4D that works seamlessly with Dynamics, allows users to tear down walls and create artistic procedural geometry using spline or polygon objects to define the fractured shape.
  • Interactive Knife Tools – enable users to draw lines across a model and tweak the cut with an interactive preview, then lock in new edges or split based on the cut; knife tools are available as separate commands for easy access to the desired mode via shortcut or Commander.
  • Object Motion Tracking – the next evolution in MAXON’s effort to give artists accessibility to dynamic VFX and visualization workflows with expanded tools for integrating Cinema 4D creations into real-world footage.
  • Shaders and Surface Effects – offer advanced rendering possibilities for creating iridescent surfaces such as bubbles and oil slicks, for capturing shadows for more efficient compositing, parallax mapping for enhanced bump effects, and creating masks for worn edges using inverse ambient occlusion.
  • Substance Engine Integration – Download compiled Allegorithmic Substances and utilize them to surface your Cinema 4D objects. This fully-integrated implementation offers outstanding workflow and flexibility, plus options to cache Substances on disk for better performance.

Check out the complete features list on the Release 18 Landing Page.

“MAXON continues to build upon its 30-year legacy of empowering our existing and new customers with unprecedented performance and accessibility for streamlining and simplifying design workflows,” said Harald Egel, CEO & managing partner at MAXON Computer GmbH. “Cinema 4D Release 18 builds upon that foundation with powerful new tools and refinements so that creative professionals can successfully handle the demands required in today’s motion graphics, VFX and visualization environments.”

Cinema 4D R18 Pricing, Availability and Upgrade Path
Cinema 4D Release 18 is scheduled to ship September 2016. Complete pricing and upgrade information is available at MAXON.net. Available for Mac OS X and Windows. Recommended system requirements.

Cinema 4D R18 Image Links and Web Resources

About MAXON
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 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 the web site and its worldwide distribution channel. MAXON is part of the Nemetschek Group.

Cinema 4D R18 New Features

OBJECT TRACKER


VORONOI FRACTURING


Cinema 4D R18 New Features

SHADERS AND SURFACE EFFECTS

Cinema 4D R18 New Features

Jul 25, 2016 Buy Cinema 4D R17 & Get Cinema 4D R18 FREE!

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Buy Cinema 4D R17 & Get Cinema 4D R18 FREE!

Get Cinema 4D R18 FREE!

From July 25 through August 31, 2016 all new and existing customers will be given the MAXON Service Agreement (MSA) at no extra charge for an entire year, which means free Cinema 4D R18, with their purchase of or upgrade to a full version of Cinema 4D R17. MAXON will automatically reduce the software price accordingly, which means you can get ahead of the competition:

  1. You can start working with the up-to-date Cinema 4D Release 17
  2. You will get the MAXON Service Agreement for free for an entire year and can take advantage of all benefits
  3. You will automatically receive Cinema 4D R18 when it’s released at the beginning of September

An overview of the advantages the MAXON Service Agreement (MSA) offers:

  • You always have the newest version of Cinema 4D
  • Planning security for future investments
  • Expanded usage rights for your license on a main and secondary computer
  • Expanded service for telephone support and for MAXON events
  • Premium access to our internet learning platform www.cineversity.com with thousands of helpful video tutorials and exclusive plug-in’s.

Take advantage of this special offer and secure your automatic upgrade to Cinema 4D R18! Visit our online shop and order now.

New in Maxon Cinema 4D R18 Shader Effects:

Cinema 4D R18 Shader Effects

About MAXON

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 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 the web site and its worldwide distribution channel. MAXON is part of the Nemetschek Group.

Apr 21, 2015 Maxon: Into Orbit with Jupiter Ascending

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Maxon: Into Orbit with Jupiter Ascending

Duncan Evans from Maxon talked to David Sheldon-Hicks of Territory Studio about working on the set of the Wachowskis’ sci-fi epic Continue reading “Maxon: Into Orbit with Jupiter Ascending”…

Sep 16, 2014 What’s New in Cinema 4D R16 Webinar – Wed. Sep 24

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What's New in Cinema 4D R16 Webinar - Wed. Sep 24

What’s New in Cinema 4D R16 Webinar

In this webinar presented by Motion Media and Maxon, you will get a general overview of CINEMA 4D R16’s powerful new 3D animation, rendering, modeling and texturing tools. New features include built-in motion tracking, multi-layer reflections, PolyPen,and a host of new workflow enhancements enabling you to achieve far more with less effort.

Who Should Attend
Animators,Illustrators, Designers, Previsualization Artists, and anybody who works creatively with imagery.

Who is Presenting the Webinar

Patrick Goski

Patrick Goski is a freelance 3D generalist and Training Specialist for MAXON Computers INC. Patrick has been providing video content for Cineversity.com, as well as online and onsite training for the past 5 years with MAXON. Alongside this work he has also worked as a Technical Director on several music videos that have received nominations for MTV Music Video Awards for Best Visual Effects.

When is it
Wednesday, September 24, 1pm PST

Sep 16, 2014 Cinema 4D & RealFlow Fluid Dimension Challenge

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Cinema 4D & RealFlow Fluid Dimension Challenge

Next Limit and Maxon team up to provide Cinema 4D users with an exciting opportunity to try their hand at 3D and fluid simulation!

In their FLUID DIMENSION CHALLENGE they invite Cinema 4D users to:

  • take a photo
  • convert it to 3D
  • add a RealFlow fluid simulation

Prizes over $5000 available!

Next Limit:
We are delighted to be able to open RealFlow up to Cinema users for this challenge. We hope they will enjoy it, and potentially add a new skill to their tool kit.
RealFlow and Cinema 4D are increasingly compatible with every release, and it is our intention to make fluid simulation as accessible as possible to Cinema users. 

Maxon:
Harald Egel, Managing Partner and CEO: “MAXON is happy to work hand-in-hand with industry partners like Maxwell by co-sponsoring this exciting challenge. We’re looking forward to seeing the amazing results that can be achieved with Cinema 4D and RealFlow!”

More Info

Aug 5, 2014 Cinema 4D R16 New Features

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Cinema 4D R16 New Features

Cinema 4D R16

Maxon announced the all new Cinema 4D R16. Cinema 4D R16 is 3D for the real world. When you’re working with tight deadlines every day you need the right tool to meet just about any challenge.
Cinema 4D R16 is uncompromising in meeting and exceeding these challenges.

Cinema 4D Release 16 was developed with all aspects of the application in mind and features were integrated or enhanced that simplify workflow and make working with CINEMA 4D even more efficient and effective.
With Cinema 4D Release 16 you’ll enjoy that optimized workflow throughout the application.

Cinema 4D R16 OVERVIEW

Cinema 4D R16

What’s New in Cinema 4D R16

REFLECTANCE CHANNEL – ADD SHINE TO YOUR SCENES

Impress clients with the new Reflectance channel in Cinema 4D R16, which lets you create multi-layered materials and surfaces with breathtaking quality. You will discover new possibilities for creating complex materials ranging from beautiful car lacquer to a wide range of textile surfaces.

MOTION TRACKER – WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD

A precise camera reconstruction is essential for combining 3D elements with live footage for realistic-looking results. The new Motion Tracker lets you do this with just a few clicks of the mouse.


POLY PEN – A MODELING REVOLUTION
With the newly developed, multi-functional Poly Pen tool – a perennial “Swiss knife” for modelers – you can intuitivelypaint polygons in 3D space!
from Greyscale Gorilla

NEW MATERIAL AND OBJECT LIBRARY

Take advantage of a newly developed content library, which was created with your everyday production pipeline in mind.

MORE NEW FEATURE VIDEOS

Team Render Server

Content Browser

Cinema 4D R16 UV Peeler

Cinema 4D R16 Interaction Tag

If you’re looking to upgrade to C4D R16 or if you have any questions about getting in on the August promo specials, contact us at motionmedia.com or give us a call at (888) 542-8941

Jul 8, 2014 Free Stuff This Week

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Free Stuff This Week

1. Free Film Burns and light leaks presets for Premiere Pro, Final Cut X and iMovie from Digital Cinema Foundry.

FREE 720P Film Burn Version 1
FREE 720P Film Burn Version 2
FREE 720P Film Burn Version 3
FREE 720P Film Burn Version 4

Watch the Tutorial here.

2. Ouroboros for After Effects by Sander van Dijk

The Ouroboros preset gives you a new shape layer with a stroke and some effects. Now parent that new shape layer to any other original shape and it will take on its properties. The new layer holds the stroke and follows whatever your original shape is doing. Then duplicate the ” Stroke Ouroboros 1 ” inside ” Contents, group1 ”  to create more strokes on that same shape path!

Click here to view full post and obtain download!

3. GrungeFX by Slouchcorp for Maxon Cinema 4D

The tool provides an easy way to setup unique grunge, weathering, and distress effects to your object in Cinema 4D without any need to UV map or use BodyPaint to paint masks.

Click Here to View Post and Get Download

Tutorial

4. Maxon Cinema 4D Color Correction Presets from Think Particle!

Sam Welker put together a quick little freebie for everyone. A set of 10 different color corrections for the Cinema 4D Picture Viewers. Here’s a quick video for you as well to show how it is used.

Download Link

5. Free C4D model village from The Pixel Lab

Anil Viji, over at movlance.wordpress.com created a personal project and wanted to share it with everyone. Anil wants to get into 3D matte painting and environments and is just getting started in C4D.  He calls this project “Collapsed Ground Village” and is free to use.  Check it out, grab some elements or textures for your own Cinema 4D stuff.

Jun 30, 2014 Webinar: The Realflow 2014 to Cinema 4D Pipeline

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Webinar: The Realflow 2014 to Cinema 4D Pipeline

Join Motion Media and NextLimit as we show you the all new RealFlow 2014 and how it integrates with Cinema 4D.  Learn about the RealFlow 2014 Renderkit (RFRK) and the Connectivity Plugins (CP).

Learn about RealFlow 2014:
– The difference between the connectivity plugins and the RFRK
– Basic import features & file formats of the connectivity plugins
– How to export point level animation
– The new RealFlow MeltMaterial
– Connecting RealFlow particles wtih PyroCluster
– The Basic RFRK workflow
– Meshing in Cinema 4D
– Work with vertex maps
– Importing particle data
– And more

Apr 14, 2014 Krakatoa for Cinema 4D is here

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Krakatoa for Cinema 4D is here

Thinkbox Software launched Krakatoa C4D (Krakatoa for Cinema 4D), the first version of its high-volume particle renderer for MAXON CINEMA 4D, which is compatible with R14 and R15 running on OSX and Windows operating systems. Also available for Autodesk®Maya® and Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Krakatoa provides a powerful pipeline for quickly acquiring, caching, transforming, modifying, shading and rendering billions of particles. Contact your Motion Media representative for pricing.

Krakatoa C4D key features include:

  • Point or voxel representation of particle data with various filter modes, motion blur and depth of field camera effects, and HDRI render passes output to OpenEXR files.
  • Concurrent support for additive and volumetric shading models, with per-particle control over data including color, emission, absorption, density and more.
  • Support for various light scattering algorithms, high quality self-shadowing and occlusions from geometry objects.
  • Integration with the native particle systems of CINEMA 4D as well as with third party products like X-Particles by Insydium Ltd. and TurbulenceFD by Jawset Visual Computing.
  • Dedicated objects for quick conversion of mesh volumes and surfaces to point clouds.
  • Particle loader objects to read Krakatoa’s native .PRT file format as well as NextLimit RealFlow particle .BIN files and .CSV text files.
  • Tools for saving particles to disk and support for saving multiple variations of the same simulation with different initial seeding using Batch rendering or via network rendering with Thinkbox Deadline to achieve higher particle counts.
  • A powerful render-time particle repopulation option to produce high-density particle clouds from low count base simulations.
  • Dedicated tools for creating “sticky” Camera Projection mapping for advanced dissolving effects.

 

Krakatoa C4D

Krakatoa C4D

Image courtesy of Ata Albehany

Krakatoa C4D

Image courtesy of Wolfram Zwanziger, zwonull.com

“We recognize success for digital artists today depends on integrated solutions with the industry’s best tools,” said Harald Egel, MAXON co-founder and CEO. “Krakatoa is widely recognized as a leader in robust volumetric particle manipulation and rendering. The availability of Krakatoa for CINEMA 4D brings profound artistic freedom to VFX creatives.”

Dec 13, 2013 Cinema 4D R15 17% Off Sale – 10 Days Only

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Cinema 4D R15 17% Off Sale - 10 Days Only

Don’t wait to get your hands on Cinema 4D or Body Paint until next year, get R15 now and save big for the holidays.

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.

MAXON Service Agreement (MSA) customers are kept up-to-date with the newest releases of CINEMA 4D and/or BodyPaint 3D. As soon as a new software version is available, MSA participants will receive these automatically, allowing them to immediately take advantage of all new features and advancements. MSA participants also receive preferred technical support service, an annual subscription to Cineversity and expanded use of the software. Ideal for companies working with fixed budgets – no more surprises when planning next year’s expenses.

Full License + MSA Bundle

Full License Only

Take advantage of these holiday prices, save money and have a nice write off for the end of the year.

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Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge is Back!
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Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge – Do you have what it takes to pick them all? Join Motion Media and our customers in a challenge to pick the most correct games in the 2017 College Basketball playoffs and you could win a 5TB Lacie Rugged hard drive!

Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R18 – New Features
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Maxon announced the release of Cinema 4D R18 today at Siggraph in Anaheim. After watching some of the demos and reading a bit about it, the new features look pretty great. Take a look at the press release below from Maxon, and check out this Promo to find out how you can get a free copy of Cinema 4D R18.

iToo Software Call for Submissions!
Jun 9, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

iToo software is looking for submissions for their showreel for 2016. If you have any Archviz, Animation, VFX or other shots you’d like included, get in touch with them today.

Autodesk Subscription Changes Coming Soon.
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Starting Feb 1, 2016, Autodesk will no longer allow for the late renewal of Maintenance Subscription contracts after expiration and all subscription agreements must be renewed on time. It is crucial that you do not miss your renewal date! Read on to get more information.

Atomos Shogun Studio
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Just Announced! The Atomos Shogun Studio is the word’s first all-in-one 4K/HD, 2ch, dual 7” 3RU rack recorder, monitor, and playback deck!

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Motion Media Does Art Walk
Apr 6, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

Last Thursday the Seattle Motion Media Project space launched at the Seattle Pioneer Square Art Walk with a soft opening. The Motion Media Project space featured the work of visual artist, Robbie Schroeder.

Webinar: Network Attached Storage for Creative Workflows
Apr 1, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

We want to teach you about Seagate NAS Solutions! Join Motion Media and Seagate to learn about how Seagate NAS solutions are ideal for all creative environments from Game Development, VFX and Animation to Post Production.

Motion Media Presents Robbie Schroeder!
Mar 23, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

On April 2nd, Motion Media Project presents the work of Seattle artist, Robbie Schroeder. Join us at our Seattle, Pioneer Square gallery space for the April 2nd Pioneer Square Art Walk.

Motion Media’s Top 8 GDC Picks
Mar 13, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

Motion Media attended the GDC 2015 last week. We went, we saw, we conquered. Now we are catching up on our sleep. Check out out top 8 picks for the most exciting attractions featured at the convention hall.

Join the Motion Media Madness Bracket Challenge!
Mar 12, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

Register for the Motion Media Madness Bracket Challenge and you would win a Robox 3D Printer or other great prizes. Challenge the Motion Media team along with your peers to see who is the best at guessing who’s going to win!

Updates/Upgrades


Deadline 9 Now Available
Mar 9, 2017 | No Comments | Read more →

The latest version of our scalable high-volume compute management solution – Deadline 9.0 is now available. This new version introduces additional security features and UI improvements. For improved security of your render farm, all connections from Deadline to the Deadline database…

Realflow 10 from Next Limit Has Arrived!
Dec 7, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

Realflow 10 is much improved and faster with a lot of new features. Realflow 10 also has a new lower price! Check out the new Dyverso Multiphysics solver, three new daemons and more.

Phoenix FD Maya Beta Now Available
Dec 7, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

Phoenix FD for Maya Beta. Phoenix FD can simulate smoke, liquids, ocean waves, splashes, spray, mist, and more. It’s been refined to give users the power they need, with tools that are fast, intuitive and interactive. We’ve also added online licensing as an option.

Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R18 – New Features
Jul 25, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

Maxon announced the release of Cinema 4D R18 today at Siggraph in Anaheim. After watching some of the demos and reading a bit about it, the new features look pretty great. Take a look at the press release below from Maxon, and check out this Promo to find out how you can get a free copy of Cinema 4D R18.

V-Ray Beta 3 for Revit Has Been Released
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V-Ray Beta 3 for Revit is now ready! Beta 3 runs noticeably faster — up to 30% faster. We’ve also refined the interface, improved interactive rendering and added support for Revit 2017.



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