Maxon Computer, a developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation, and rendering solutions, has unveiled Cinema 4D Release 11 (R11), the next generation of its 3D animation software suite. The super-charged release offers capabilities that deliver improved ease of use and workflow, image quality, and integration into any production pipeline. Cinema 4D R11 includes a non-linear animation system, new global illumination render engine, and improved render speeds. Customers also benefit from the Projection Man matte painting system, developed by Maxon for Sony Pictures Imageworks, support for the Collada file format, and CineMan, a RenderMan-compliant tool that connects to Pixar's rendering solution. Additionally, multiple improvements were made to Maxon's texture painting toolset, BodyPaint 3D Release 4.
Expanded integration options, new workflow tools, and boosts in performance for both PC and Mac users sit at the heart of the new release. On average, rendering speeds are now more than twice as fast as the previous version. R11 also boasts an all-new Cocoa-based architecture supporting 64-bit processing under Mac OS X Leopard.
Cinema 4D Release 11 is expected to ship in September 2008. For pricing and upgrade information, visit www.maxon.net.