Product: Cinema 4D Broadcast
Platform: Win or Mac
Packaging: Retail Box
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The 3D Motion Graphics Powerhouse
CINEMA 4D Broadcast contains all the features of CINEMA 4D Prime as well as specific tools for creating motion graphics, including industry-leading cloning tools, advanced rendering options such as Global Illumination, a high-end library packed with 3D models, cameras, lighting setups, video clips, and much more.
If you are already familiar with 2D motion graphics software you already have an advantage! CINEMA 4D Broadcast contains many common elements - and that flattens the learning curve!
CINEMA 4D's powerful export options allow multi-layer image export directly into popular compositing software such as After Effects, Motion, Final Cut Pro, Combustion and others. The huge array of options let you have complete control over the images and animations you export.
This and so much more makes CINEMA 4D Broadcast the first choice for professional 3D motion graphics.
- 3D Motion Graphics
- New in R14
- System Requirements
- Supplementary Information
CREATE BREATHTAKING 3D MOTION GRAPHICS
CINEMA 4D Broadcast offers you everything you need for professional 3D-Graphics and Animation.
From modeling to texutring, from lighting to rendering. This package delivers the right tools for your daily business.
Materials and Textures
Make your objects look perfect with the right materials and textures. Choose from simple image files to complex shaders, animations, hand-painted masterpieces, or hundreds of pre-defined materials.
When it comes to animation, CINEMA 4D Studio is a Jack of all trades. Of course it features all of the standard animation tools you would expect from a high-end 3D package.
But CINEMA 4D Studio has so much more to offer: An advanced character animation toolset, all-new rigid and soft body dynamics, cloth simulation, event-based particle system, Cloners and Effectors and even natural hair that waves in the wind.
Lighting and Rendering
CINEMA 4D Studio offers a wide variety of light and shadow types that can brighten up even the most challenging situations. And the render engine takes control of all available processor cores to get high-quality results as quickly as possible.
3D Motion Graphics
Graphics on the Move
With the CINEMA 4D MoGraph toolset, motion graphics artists can sink their teeth into a palette of powerful tools that make it easy to create everything from flying logos to abstract effects.
Clone numerous objects and create extruded text with just a few simple clicks. Add Effectors to the mix and put everything in motion, and much more - often without creating a single keyframe! All this is perfectly integrated into CINEMA 4D and offers a fast and easy workflow. All functions are completely interactive and non-destructive.
Quick and Easy to Use
At the heart of MoGraph is a powerful yet simple Cloner tool. You can easily create live copies of any object - arranged along a line, circle, grid, object or spline. Object clones can be placed along points, edges, polygon centers or randomly across the surface of an object. Adjust keyframe parameters to modify clone count, spacing and more. Use other objects in MoGraph to easily create extruded text, fracture and extrude spline-based logos, displace objects in real time and more.
Each object performs its own invaluable function for motion graphics artists, and each can be fully controlled by MoGraph Effectors. Effectors can be applied to almost any MoGraph Generator to effortlessly bring your MoGraph creations to life. Adjust clones mathematically with the Formula Effector or apply the frequency of an audio file using the Sound Effector. Eleven different Effectors can be used in any combination to offer countless animation possibilities.
Dynamics System for Stunning, Realistic Motion
MoDynamics is based on the proven Bullet physics library and now you can ALSO use MoGraph's powerful Effectors to add dynamics for amazing realism. Set simple parameters like Mass, Bounce, Gravity, Friction and more and let MoDynamics do the work. Create breathtaking, realistic motion every time.
Let There be Light
Various types of light and shadow calculations provide the basis for an extraordinarily powerful lighting system. Control color, brightness, falloff and other properties, and adjust the density and color of each light's shadows. You can also use Lumen or Candela brightness values for any light rather than using abstract percentage values. Create visible or volumetric lights with noise patterns that appear in the light cone. Lights offer settings such as contrast, lens reflexes, shadow color, volumetric light and noise, and many more.
Physical Render Engine
Render with ultimate realism using the new Physical Render Engine in CINEMA 4D. Use real camera settings like shutter speed and aperture to view the Project through the lens - with 3D depth of field, motion blur and more.
Render advanced effects like blurry reflections, Area shadows and Ambient Occlusion along with accurate depth of field and motion blur. The Physical Renderer’s shared image sampler samples the Project just once and shares the result between all these effects, reducing the incremental time required to render each effect and guaranteeing accurate results as the effect combine with one another.
Create eye-popping stereo 3D visuals using the complete stereoscopic workflow in CINEMA 4D Release 13. Easily convert existing projects or create new stereo scenes using a few simple camera settings, and preview the stereo effect within the Viewport. Render the merged image or individual channels and preview the stereo effect within CINEMA 4D’s Picture Viewer.
"Man is not an island" and neither is MAXON's CINEMA 4D. Because real-world 3D artists do not work in a vacuum, CINEMA 4D includes support for a host of industry-standard file formats.
CINEMA 4D renders passes in any desired format (image sequences, AVIs or QuickTime movies) and creates a compositing project file that automatically brings all sequences together in the correct format. Depending on the compositing application used, additional data such as 3D cameras, 3D lights or reference objects will be exported as well.
- 3D Studio .3ds (R/W)
- Alembic (R/W)
- Biovision .bvh (R)
- Collada .dae (R/W)
- DEM (R)
- DXF (R/W)
- DWG (R)
- Direct 3D .x (W)
- FBX (R/W)
- LightWave 3D .lws .lwo (R)
- STL (R/W)
- VRML2 .wrl (R/W)
- Wavefront .obj (R/W)
Compositing Formats (Write only)
- After Effects (3D)
- Final Cut (2D, Mac only)
- Combustion (3D)
- Shake (2D)
- Motion (3D, Mac only)
- Nuke (2D)
- Fusion (2D, Windows only)
2D Image and Animation Formats (R/W)
- BodyPaint 3D
- Photoshop PSD
- Targa TGA
- Open EXR
- QuickTime (if available)
- AVI (Windows only)
2D Vector Formats
- Illustrator (R/W)
- EPS (R)
R = read / W = write
Build extensive relationships and add powerful interaction to your 3D scene with XPresso, CINEMA 4D's visual node-based drag & drop Expressions editor.
XPresso is a tool that artists can use to intuitively create relationships between almost any object, material or effect parameter. Variables within your expressions can be linked to sliders in the Attribute Manager to create driven-key animation or complete slider-based interfaces to your 3D scene.
Explore XPresso and discover the power of relational animation in CINEMA 4D.
Additional Assets for Broadcast Design
You will also find ready-to-use scene files for lower space thirds, over-the-shoulder graphics and title screens that you can easily adapt for use in your own projects.
And when you've got tight deadlines that you can't afford to miss, why not use the preset lighting and camera setups? These give you instant looks such as the docu-cam, which mimics the shaky movement and snap zoom typical of hand-held cameras.
Last but not least, you have access to several gigabytes of royalty-free video and audio clips at your fingertips.
- 230 3D objects
- 40 2D elements
- 220 materials
- 8 camera setups
- 7 lighting setups
- 10 broadcast setups
- 30 presets and helpers
- 40 HD clips (1080p res)
- More than 40 animated, resolution-independent backgrounds
- Motion graphics material library
- 350 MB of exclusive, royalty-free sound loops and samples
- Massive archive of ready-to-use animations (text, countdown, transitions, etc.)
New in R14
CINEMA 4D R14
Easy to Use and Easy to Learn, Stable, Fast and State-of-the-Art Technology
There's a reason why these terms are included for each Release - and this tradition continues with Release 14! These are the qualities upon which customers have always been able to count and they continue to guarantee the satisfaction of MAXON customers and CINEMA 4D users.
Click here to watch R14 feature videos on Cineversity.
Organic modeling is made easy with the fully-integrated Sculpting system in CINEMA 4D Studio Release 14 and BodyPaint 3D. Transform any base mesh into virtual clay, shaping it with tools like Pull, Pinch, Smooth, Knife or Scrape. Advanced symmetry tools allow you to mirror a single stroke along multiple axes, and even radially. Finer details can be added using stamps and stencils, and you can apply masks to limit the sculpting to specific regions. You can even organize your sculpt project in a hierarchical layer system and modify mask and strength options for each layer. Directly texture, animate and render your sculpted mesh, or easily bake it to a low-poly mesh with displacement and normal maps.
Model faster and more accurately with new interactive Workplane modes, dynamic guides and a completely redesigned Snap system. Easily align your workplane to any world axis, the camera or the current selection, then snap to the grid or adjust global coordinates based on the workplane orientation. Draw linear or planar guides directly in the Viewport or snap to dynamic guides generated around each component. You can also easily select objects or components by simply painting over them with the right mouse button pressed.
Accelerate your animation workflow with enhancements to cameras, dynamics and character tools in CINEMA 4D R14. Quickly morph between camera positions and create dynamic camera animations with the Motion Camera system. Gain greater realism and control over dynamics in CINEMA 4D Broadcast and Studio with aerodynamic forces, plastic springs and breaking connectors, as well as enhanced XPresso control over dynamics. Give life to your characters with updated rigs and enhanced capabilities of the Character object.
Achieve greater rendering realism and compositing control with CINEMA 4D R14. Simulate wood grain, weathering effects and normal mapping with new shaders. Enjoy faster, more accurate GI calculations with Multiple Importance Sampling and radiosity maps. And you have even more control over your renderings with color grading in the Picture Viewer and as a post effect. Optimize your compositing workflow with the Position Pass.
CNEMA 4D R14 offers amazing enhancements to exchanges with key applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects and Nuke. You can manipulate 3D objects, lights and textures directly in Adobe Photoshop. New options have been added for exchanging your 3D scene with After Effects. A new seamless connection to NUKE has been added that automatically creates your multi-pass composite, through multi-layer OpenEXR support.
Work faster and more efficiently with numerous enhancements to the workflow and interface in CINEMA 4D R14. You’ll enjoy the more attractive and responsive 3D view with new object highlighting and outlining, and improved OpenGL shadows. Easily access commands and add tags using the new spotlight-style Commander. New composition helpers have been added to arrange your scene based on grids or golden spirals, and you can easily choose the focal distance with the new camera focus picker. Arabic speakers will especially enjoy the CINEMA 4D interface in their native language, including a specially-designed right-to-left layout mode.
The features listed above may not be included in every configuration. Click here for further information.
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Windows XP, Vista or 7 running on Intel or AMD CPU with SSE2-Support; Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher running on an Intel-based Mac; 1024 MB free RAM, DVD ROM drive. Standard DVD installation can take up to 4 GB of disk space. Software must be registered for permanent use.
Supported Operating Systems for CINEMA 4D R14 and BodyPaint 3D R14
- Windows 7 (all variations)
- Windows 7 64-bit (all variations)
- Windows Vista (all variations)
- Windows Vista 64-bit (all variations)
- Windows 2008 Server
- Windows 2008 Server 64-bit
- Windows XP (Pro / Home) Service Pack 2 & 3
- Windows XP Pro 64-bit
- Windows 2003 Server
- Windows 2003 Server 64-bit
- Apple OS X 10.7 (and up)
- Apple OS X 10.6 (and up)
- Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8 (and up)
Minimum CPU Requirements CINEMA 4D R14 and BodyPaint 3D R14
Minimum processor Windows PC
- Intel Pentium 4
- Athlon 64
- Sempron (K8 with SSE2)
- VIA C7
Minimum processor Macintosh
- Intel CoreSolo
- Intel Pentium M
- Intel Pentium 4
- Intel Pentium 4D
- Intel XEON
- Intel Core Solo
- Intel Core Duo
- Intel Core 2 Duo
- Intel Core 2 Quad
- Intel Core i7
- Intel Core i5
- Intel Core i3
- Intel Celeron
- Intel Celeron D
- AMD Sempron (K8/Socket 754)
- AMD Athlon 64
- AMD Opteron
- AMD Phenom
Processors not supported
- Intel Itanium
- Intel Itanium II
- Intel Pentium
- Intel Pentium II
- Intel Pentium III
- AMD K6
- AMD K7
- AMD Athlon XP/MP
- AMD Duron
- Power PC G4
- Power PC G5
A Word About Graphics Cards
In short, CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D run on any OpenGL-capable graphics card (which includes the vast majority available in the past 10 years). We do however strongly recommend using a dedicated 3D graphics card with a chipset from AMD or NVIDIA. Currently, powerful graphics chips are also available on mid-range notebooks.
Always make sure to use the latest drivers (no beta versions), certified for your operating system. Newer drivers are usually faster and more stable.
If you're looking for speed comparisons, conduct a search for CINEBENCH scores on the internet.
Disclaimer: MAXON cannot be held liable for the compatibility of specific graphics cards with the Enhanced OpenGL mode. Due to the amount of possible combinations of graphic chipsets, operating systems and driver revisions, it is impossible to guarantee the operation on all systems. Also, technical specifications in MAXON products are subject to change. Please use the most current demo version of CINEMA 4D oder BodyPaint 3D to test the compatibilty on a specific system.
A Word About NVIDIA 3D Vision
If you intend to use NVIDIA's 3D Vision shutter glasses for your stereoscopic experience please note that a quad buffered graphics card is required for use in conjunction with CINEMA 4D.
A list of graphics cards that support the neccesary features can be found at NVIDIA's website:
- Manufacturer’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/MaxonC4D
- Mad Macs’ Youku Channel: http://u.youku.com/madmacs/
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Network administrators can define groups, assign individual licenses, and define a unique lease time for each group. This means you can allow laptop users to extend their lease for off-site work, or give a specific project group access to additional licenses. All this control means you can make more efficient use of your investment in MAXON Software.
Maxon Service Agreement:
The MAXON Service Agreement (MSA) is optionally available to MAXON customers. Participating customers are kept up-to-date with the newest releases of CINEMA 4D and/or BodyPaint 3D. As soon as a new software version is available, MSA participants will receive these automatically, allowing them to immediately take advantage of all new features and advancements.
The MAXON Service Agreement is ideal for companies working with fixed budgets - no more surprises when planning next year's expenses. In addition to the most up-to-date software version, MSA participants also receive enhanced services such as expanded use of software or discounted admission to special events, and more.
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