CGW has officially announced Maxon
Cinema 4D 2023
as a recipient of the CGW Silver Edge Award (NAB 2023).
Selected by CGW's editorial team, the annual Silver Edge Awards recognize the most innovative and impressive technologies on display at the NAB Show. These best-of-show selections demonstrate remarkable advancements in the field of computer graphics.
About Maxon's Cinema 4D 2023
Cinema 4D is a professional 3D modeling, animation, simulation, and rendering software package within the Maxon One offering of professional software solutions. With its powerful features and an easily accessible intuitive user interface that makes creating complex 3D projects effortless, it is considered one of the most popular tools used by professionals in the film, animation, game and visual effects industries.
The software includes a vast library of pre-built objects, materials, and lighting setups that can be used to speed up workflows and enhance creativity. In addition, with support for multiple file formats and integration with other professional software solutions, Cinema 4D is an essential tool for any professional in the film or animation industry looking to create high-quality 3D content. The latest Spring update from Maxon saw impressive modeling and simulation updates, as well as optimized workflows in Cinema 4D 2023.
Cinema 4D’s Commander now offers quick and easy access to Maxon Capsules as well as your own assets and presets. Easily discover and apply Capsules, add Redshift materials and utilize the power of Maxon’s Node-Based Capsules like Backdrop primitive and Spline tools.
The all-new Thicken Generator enables you to add extra dimension to all your models. Great for setting up floorplans and 3D prints, this object generates a procedural shell based on an existing mesh and preserves corners and perpendicular edges. It can be used in many ways due to its support for vertex maps and polygon selections.
Cinema 4D now offers a cleaner Node UI that will help you navigate your nodes setups with a cleaner interface that features more prominent color-coding and more and makes it easier to work with nodes and create efficient node-based capsules.
Cinema 4D’s Unified Simulation System received several improvements, with Pyro previews in Cinema 4D’s viewport now supporting color and lighting - great whether you’re setting up a sim or sharing a high-quality preview render. Emitters now include support for Maxon Noise and vertex maps, and the Destructor Force limits Pyro to the inside or outside of a box. Pyro Output generates automatically for Redshift renders and can be easily switched between Simulation Scenes. Balloon sims also now support vertex maps, allowing you to create seams and control areas of inflation.