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Jun 14, 2012 Prometheus Leverages Cinema 4D
Steven Messing, the Visual Effects Art Director on Prometheus tells the guys who make Cinema 4D about his experience using the software on Prometheus and showcases some pretty cool pics from the movie. Check it out.
Ridley was very proud of the original Engineer’s spaceship (known as the Juggernaut) but he felt it looked primitive by today’s standards,“ said Messing. “He wanted to convey a more believable level of scale and detail. He also asked us to give the Pilot’s Chamber set a facelift to include a finer degree of mechanical filigree, and create additional set pieces to support specific story points in the script.” Steven produced roughly 200 unique images for the film including matte paintings, key-frame story boards, set designs and visual effects paint-overs of final CG shots.
Messing spent weeks refining CG models that relied extensively on the UV texture displacement maps and intuitive MoGraph module in CINEMA 4D to create the new Pilot’s Chamber set. This included creating scale models of the center dais, desk console, sleeping pods and chamber walls. With fellow designer, Ben Procter, Messing also helped refine the Pilot’s chair that rises from the center dais in the Juggernaut.
Sep 6, 2011 Maxon Cinema 4D R13 Now Shipping!
Today, MAXON announced the immediate availability of CINEMA 4D Release 13, the next generation of its industry- leading 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting, and rendering software application. With all new character tools, integrated stereographic capabilities, stream-lined multi-artist collaboration and physical rendering, CINEMA 4D Release 13 builds on the company’s 25-year legacy of enabling digital content creators around the world to produce highly engaging content quickly and easily for a variety of industries.
If you are currently on an active MSA with Maxon, you will get an automatic email with download information on how to get your copy of R13. If you are not currently on an MSA, you will need to purchase the upgrade to Cinema 4D R13 from whichever version you’re currently on. If you’d like a quote on the upgrade, contact us at 310-450-4000 x204.
Oct 27, 2010 Free Cinema 4D & Bodypaint 3D Updates Released
Maxon released a new software update for all users or Cinema 4D R12 and Bodypaint 3D R12 that can be downloaded directly via the Online Updater, or on the Maxon Website. Here are some of the major fixes in this update.
These are the major improvements:
- Image size for rendering increased to 128k x 128k pixels (64-bit only)
- Image size for textures increased to 128k x 128k pixels (64-bit only)
- Alpha-mapped objects now supported in Multi-Pass Depth, UVW and Normal channel
- Axis Gizmo now properly supports world orientation
- Support of Photoshop Big file format (PSB)
- Preference Settings re-introduced (ctrl+click on Mac, Insert At, Paste At, Create New Object in View Center)
- Output Color Profile can be chosen for Bake Texture
- Improved Missing Textures dialog
- Camera shader now supports film offset
- Additional Python methods (CAPoseMorphTag, GetRelMin)
- Vectorworks 2011 Support
New Version Extends Dynamics, Rendering, Scripting, Character Animation Capabilities and Company Introduces New Streamlined Product Offerings.
Friedrichsdorf, Germany, September 1, 2010 – MAXON Computer, a leading developer of professional 3D software, today announced the immediate availability of CINEMA 4D Release 12, the next generation of its highly-acclaimed professional 3D software application.
Cineversity Live! Will be on the air twice a day this week – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – to coincide with the launch of Release 12.
To view Cineversity Live visit http://live.cineversity.com/
Wednesday, Sept 1
11 am PDT (1800 GMT/ 2000 CET) – General Release Announcement
3 pm PDT (2200 GMT/ 0000 CET) – Rendering Features and Q&A
Thursday, Sept 2
11 am PDT (1800 GMT/ 2000 CET) – Dynamics
3 pm PDT (2200 GMT/ 0000 CET) – Release 12 Q&A
Friday, Sept 3
11 am PDT (1800 GMT/ 2000 CET) – New Character Tools and Deformers
3 pm PDT (2200 GMT/ 0000 CET) – Release 12 Q&A
Additionally, Cineversity Live! will be on the air every Wednesday for the rest of September:
Wednesday, Sept 8, 11 am PDT (1800 GMT/ 2000 CET)
Wednesday, Sept 15, 11 am PDT (1800 GMT/ 2000 CET)
Wednesday, Sept 22, 11 am PDT (1800 GMT/ 2000 CET)
Wednesday, Sept 29, 11 am PDT (1800 GMT/ 2000 CET)
Feb 10, 2010 Maxon Releases New Version of Cinebench
Maxon has released a new version of Cinebench, which is a free software based on Cinema 4D that will benchmark your workstation. There is also an unofficial Cinebench 11.5 database online at www.cinebench-scores.com
CINEBENCH is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer’s performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON’s award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia and many more.