MAXON unveiled CINEMA 4D Release 14, (R14) the latest release of the industry-leading 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting, and rendering software application. Leveraging more than two decades of 3D graphics programming innovation, R14 delivers breakthrough performance including a new, fully integrated sculpting system, camera matching functionality, exchange plug-ins to two key applications – The Foundry NUKE and Adobe Photoshop Extended – and improved integration with Adobe After Effects.
“With improved and added tools such as digital sculpting, camera matching and tighter integration with leading third-party applications, R14 offers the innovation on which individual artists and design teams have come to rely on to create compelling 3D content for any medium – from film and broadcast to architectural visualization and mobile games,” said Harald Egel, co-founder and CEO of MAXON Computer.
CINEMA 4D Release 14 Highlights include:
Digital Sculpting: Dynamic sculpting tools give artists complete control to create finely detailed models. The layer system offers maximum flexibility. Complex sculpted objects can be “baked” into displacement and normal maps applied to low-poly meshes for efficiency.
Camera Enhancements: The Camera Calibrator offers an integrated system to match 3D camera images to a 3D environment – ideal for architects and matte artists. The Motion Camera, Morph Camera and Camera Composition Helper quickly frame a 3D scene following well-established composition rules. The Camera Focus Picker allows users to interactively set focal distances.
Integration: Seamless integration with The Foundry’s NUKE compositing application allows direct export to a NUKE project with multi-pass layers, including full support for OpenEXR and FBX files. The Photoshop Extended exchange plug-in enables opening and manipulating CINEMA 4D scenes into a Photoshop 3D layer. Enhanced integration with After Effects brings new levels of performance to directly import and export native CINEMA 4D files.