Maxon Unveils Cinema 4D Release 11.5
September 2, 2009

Maxon Unveils Cinema 4D Release 11.5

Newbury Park, Calif. - Maxon Computer, a developer of professional 3D software, announced the availability of Cinema 4D Release 11.5, an upgrade to its 3D modeling, painting, animation, and rendering software. Cinema 4D R11.5 provides improved workflow and productivity, enabling professionals to create high-quality stills and animations quicker and easier.
The new release features a re-tooled and accelerated render engine, an all -new Picture Viewer, enhanced interoperability with leading compositing applications, and a major upgrade to its popular MoGraph module, which features an integrated Dynamics Engine and a host of new additions.

Cinema 4D Release 11.5 also provides support for the latest operating system offerings from Apple and Microsoft, including Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7, respectively.

Key Highlights of CINEMA 4D Release 11.5

Significant re-tooling of the render engine in R11.5 helps artists render more rapidly and efficiently. R11.5 takes advantage of state-of-the-art multi-core processors and adds new features such as render instancing and bucket rendering to provide users improvements in efficiency. Render-intensive tasks such as sub-polygon displacement have been accelerated. Cinema 4D users can now create scenes of greater complexity, as even billions of polygons can be rendered on modest hardware.

The new Picture Viewer in R11.5 offers a set of creative tools for reviewing and editing images and animations, saving artists time. Features include a render history with the ability to compare renderings, image filtering and adjustments, post filter effects, and improved layer management. The RAM player also enables users to play back animations with sound even while the rest of the job is being rendered.

The motion graphics module MoGraph -- a staple with CINEMA 4D motion graphics artists due to its quick workflow, fast rendering and easy export to compositing applications – has been upgraded to version 2 and provides powerful new motion graphics functionality. New features in MoGraph 2 include: MoDynamics, an optimized physics simulation package with which hundreds of objects can easily be made to collide or be affected by such forces as gravity or friction; PolyFX for providing quick and easy explosion effects; MoSpline for cloning existing splines and animating them with forces and effectors; and many more exciting features for broadcast artists.

Cinema 4D R11.5 and the optional MoGraph 2 module are available now from Maxon and its authorized dealers.