Newbury Park, Calif. - MAXON Computer USA , developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce opportunities throughout the Fall to acquaint established and aspiring digital content creators with the latest version of its award-winning 3D software application - CINEMA 4D Release 12. MAXON announced the availability of CINEMA 4D Release 12 in September. The comprehensive release boasts dozens of new features including improved rendering, enhanced dynamics, new deformers, and superior character animation capabilities to allow digital artists to intuitively and easily create high-end 3D images and animations.
At established conventions, festivals and workshops, CINEMA 4D motion graphics, visual effects, and animation industry experts from around the country will demonstrate the software's advancements and provide hands-on seminars and workshops geared to an array of 3D topics related to the artistic process. Venues include: Cut & Paste 2010, Content & Communications World, AniMiami, Motion Albuquerque & Santa Fe, MGFest Austin, and CTN Animation Expo, as follows:
Cut & Paste 2010 Digital Design Tournament
Cut & Paste 2010 Digital Design Tournament, entering its fifth year, is a live action competitive event for 2D, 3D, and motion designers from major cities worldwide. Last year's Cut & Paste global championship winner in the 3D category, Gabriel Smetzer, credits his reliance on CINEMA 4D's intuitive interface and logical workflow for allowing him to achieve the winning 3D design beating out 15 other international semifinalists in this category. MAXON is an event sponsor of the 10-city tour which began in New York City on October 2nd. Representatives from the company will be at various Cut & Paste tournament venues providing demonstrations of CINEMA 4D in-action on stage.
Content & Communications World (CCW)
MAXON will be exhibiting at Content & Communications World, the "…fall's premier conference and exhibitionfor media, entertainment, and communications technology," taking place October 13 to 14, 2010 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. During show hours, MAXON welcomes members of the press and convention attendees to stop by its exhibitor booth # 956 to view some of the year's most exciting, high profile 3D motion graphics, animation and texture painting projects and creative workflow techniques.
The first AniMiami Animation Festival takes place on October 16 to 17, 2010 hosted by Miami International University of Art & Design's downtown Miami campus. AniMiami is comprised of various elements including an animation festival featuring an Animation Expo of professional work, conference workshops and speakers, a job fair and an industry exhibit expo. MAXON will have an exhibitor presence at the show, and a CINEMA 4D digital animator will be on hand demonstrating real-world animation projects using the software.
MAXON is a sponsor of the two-day Motion event taking place October 17 to 18, 2010 in Albuquerque that brings creative professionals from the film, broadcast, and game industries ,as well as students together to discuss trends, share creative insights, and address relevant industry issues. The event also includes Motion U full-day training intensives in Santa Fe (October 16) and Albuquerque (October 19) with leading industry talent from the motion graphics, visual effects, and animation industries. At Motion U in Santa Fe, Mark Spencer of Day Street Productions and Apple-certified instructor for Motion, will lead an in-depth, hands-on session entitled, "Apple Motion & CINEMA 4D: A Crash Course for After Effects Users" showing how to integrate these software tools into a motion graphics and effects workflow. Darrin Frankovitz, MAXON CINEMA 4D lead trainer and a digital game artist and designer, will also conduct a session entitled, "CINEMA 4D: Adding 3D to Your Motion Graphics Workflow" to help creatives incorporate motion graphics elements and scenes into the CINEMA 4D and Adobe After Effects work environment.
MG Fest (Austin)
MAXON is pleased to continue sponsorship of the MGFest 2010 conference comprised of a year-long program of regional events aimed at advancing the practice of motion design, visual effects, sound design, and interface technology. At the upcoming MGFest Austin, October 18 to 24, Darrin Frankovitz, will lead an intensive at the conference's Imagination Workshop entitled, "CINEMA 4D Essentials" covering 3D fundamentals using CINEMA 4D, including navigating in 3D space, lights and cameras, textures and materials, multi-pass rendering, keyframe animation, using the timeline, After Effects integration, and more.
The CTN Animation Expo, now heading into its second year, attracts professionals from both the traditional and digital worlds of animation. Hosted by the Creative Talent Network, the event taking place November 19 to 21, 2010, aims to be a resource for education, employment, and business opportunities. MAXON will be exhibiting at the Expo again this year where it will showcase the CINEMA 4D Release 12 product line and continue its commitment to provide artists greater knowledge of the 3D animation process.