FRIEDRICHSDORF, GERMAN — MAXON, developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, revealed the first step in its strategic alliance with Adobe Systems Incorporated, aimed at delivering a new level of integration between its 3D application CINEMA 4D, and Adobe After Effects.
The recently revealed next release of Adobe's industry-leading software will include two MAXON technologies directly within the new Adobe After Effects: CINEWARE and CINEMA 4D Lite.
CINEWARE: The new live 3D pipeline between CINEMA 4D and After Effects, which eliminates intermediate rendering between applications, is made possible by CINEWARE, which establishes a bridge between the two applications. One of the biggest benefits to artists will be seen in a streamlined workflow, enabling them not only to import native CINEMA 4D scenes directly as assets into After Effects but also to utilize CINEMA 4D's multi-pass workflow as layers. Users will benefit from decreased rendering time because CINEWARE makes CINEMA 4D's Advanced Rendering Engine available directly inside After Effects. With access to this functionality, rather than having to render every revision, users will now be able to work on CINEMA 4D projects within After Effects and see the changes in real-time.
"This pipeline cannot be found anywhere else to this extent, and it will completely change the workflow of artists in the future," says Harald Egel, MAXON's co-founder and CEO.
CINEMA 4D Lite: Also included in the next version of After Effects is a taste of CINEMA 4D's workflow and toolset. This limited, yet feature-rich version of CINEMA 4D gives artists access to an exceptional selection of the software's functionality. Since CINEMA 4D Lite launches directly from within After Effects, the availability of a full 3D application is expected to have a significant impact for artists interested in or already incorporating 3D into their After Effects workflow.