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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”…

Jun 14, 2012 Prometheus Leverages Cinema 4D

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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.

Read the full interview here

Sep 6, 2011 Maxon Cinema 4D R13 Now Shipping!

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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.

Full Press Release Here

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.

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Oct 27, 2010 Free Cinema 4D & Bodypaint 3D Updates Released

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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

Sep 1, 2010 MAXON Announces Immediate Availability of CINEMA 4D Release 12!

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Cinema 4D R12

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.

Key Highlights of CINEMA 4D Release 12 and More info.

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

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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.

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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!

V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max 2016 is Here
Jun 8, 2015 | 1 Comment | Read more →

V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max 2016 is VR-Ready and fully compatible with 3ds Max 2016. This free update for V-Ray 3.0 customers includes support for major VR formats, including Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR.

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Motion Media Does Art Walk
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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
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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!
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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
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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!
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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


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
Jul 20, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

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.

Available now – V-Ray 3.4 for 3ds Max and Maya
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V-Ray 3.4 for 3ds Max and Maya is now available as a free upgrade. All you have to do is login to your Chaos Group account and download it, it’s that simple.



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