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MAXON

Product: CINEMA 4D Studio R18

Language: Multi

Platform: Mac / Win

Price: Please contact us for pricing

Demo Version: https://www.maxon.net/en/try/demo-download/

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CINEMA 4D Studio


EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR HIGH-END 3D


CINEMA 4D Studio is the very best that MAXON has to offer for professional 3D artists. If you want to create advanced 3D graphics but need a helping hand to ensure you create jaw-dropping graphics quickly and easily, then this is the choice for you.
 

New in R18

Cinema 4D Release 18 puts powerful new tools in the hands of motion graphics artists, and makes VFX workflows accessible to everyone. Game designers and visualization professionals enjoy new opportunities, while workflow, modeling, animation and shader enhancements help elevate every Cinema 4D artist to a new level.

 

Voronoi Fracturing - Non-destructive destruction

With the new Fracture Voronoi object you can tear down walls. Systematically shatter any object into procedural fragments using virtually anything to control the distribution of the shattered pieces. Create artistic procedural geometry using splines, polygon objects or particles. Fracture Voronoi is always live which means you can change elements at any time. As a native MoGraph object it works seamlessly with Dynamics and all the effectors and falloffs you love.

 

New Knife Tools – It slices, it dices

Cinema 4D Release 18 truly is a cut above the rest, with all-new interactive knife tools. The new Line Cut tool lets you draw cuts across one or even multiple objects and tweak them on-the-fly with an interactive preview. You can then lock in new edges, remove parts or split objects based on the cuts you made. With the new Plane Cut tool you can create new edges using the Local, World or Camera axes, or draw a line to define the plane and adjust the position and rotation of the cut numerically or with a viewport manipulator. The Loop/Path Cut tool creates symmetrical loops or paths based on a proportional or absolute distance to the surrounding edges, and preserves curvature when creating new edges. All three new tools are available as separate commands so you can easily access the desired mode via shortcut or Commander.

 

Object Tracker

Integrate your Cinema 4D creations into real-world footage with Object Tracking, the next step in MAXON’s effort to make VFX workflows and tools accessible to everyone. Reconstruct the motion of the camera and any number of objects to transform a video file into a 3D world. Add 2D User Tracks for key features of the object and assign them to the Object Tracker – then reconstruct the object based on just the tracks or with the help of reference geometry. You can now seamlessly integrate any number of 3D objects into real-world footage with ease.

 

Shaders & Surface effects

New shaders and shading options offer advanced rendering possibilities in Cinema 4D Release 18. With the Thin Film shader you can reproduce the iridescent rainbow effects of bubbles and oil slicks, or simply add fingerprints and oily residue to any surface. Inverse Ambient Occlusion can be used to create masks for worn edges or to imitate subsurface scattering for faster rendering results. The Shadow Catcher shader offers a convenient way to capture shadows and ambient occlusion from 3D objects so they can be easily composited over real-life footage.   

 

It's all about workflow

Cinema 4D has always offered a fast and intuitive workflow, and Release 18 offers new tools with approachable and easy-to-learn interfaces. Your window to the 3D world has been given a dramatic facelift with viewport enhancements, including Screen Space Ambient Occlusion, Viewport Tessellation for Displacement preview, and a preview mode for multi-layered Reflectance.


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Who should use it?

As well as containing all of the features found in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize and Broadcast, CINEMA 4D Studio adds advanced character tools, hair, a physics engine and an unlimited client network for rendering. The result is that CINEMA 4D Studio can tackle any project you throw at it with ease.

CINEMA 4D Studio's character tools make it easy to create character rigs and advanced character animations. Adding hair or fur to characters is fast and simple with a powerful suite of hair tools that let you grow, comb, style and animate. The physics engine makes it simple to perform complex collisions and interaction between objects, be it just a few or thousands. Network rendering allows you to take advantage of all computers on your network to help render your animations faster.

Despite being designed for advanced 3D, the extra tools found in CINEMA 4D Studio are still designed to be user-friendly and intuitive. Generating advanced 3D effects such as hair is surprisingly easy and fast, with CINEMA 4D doing much of the work for you. For example, hair will automatically swoosh and sway as you move your character around; and making thousands of objects collide with each other only takes a few mouse clicks to set up.

CINEMA 4D Studio lets you unleash your creativity and enjoy 3D without limits.


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System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D

 

 

Operating systems

 

Windows (running on Intel or AMD 64-bit CPU with SSE3 support)
  • Windows 7 SP1 64-bit (all versions)
  • Windows 8 64-bit (all versions)
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit (all versions)
  • Windows 10 64-bit (all versions)
  • OS X
  • Mac OS X 10.9.5 or higher with 64-bit processor running on Intel-based Apple Macintosh

  • General

  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • OpenGL graphics card supporting OpenGL 4.1 (dedicated GPU recommended)
  • USB port
  • Internet connection is required
  • Registration is required
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    Cinema 4D on Windows 10

    There are no known Cinema 4D issues that are Windows 10-specific but your user experience might differ, depending on your hardware. Our closed field test showed that some but not all GPU drivers or input device drivers work less reliably on the new operating system, especially when using third-party plugins that rely on these drivers. This can change anytime if these drivers are updated, which means that no general guidelines exist regarding which graphics cards will be affected. For users of Intel HD2500 / HD4000 GPUs, we don't recommend the use of Windows 10 because they will most likely not receive the necessary updates.

    QuickTime: Some versions could not be used with Windows 10. However, we received positive feedback with regard to using the current version 7.7.9 with Windows and Cinema 4D. According to the website, there is no official support for Windows 10. Download: https://support.apple.com/downloads/quicktime

     

    Graphics cards

    Generally speaking, Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D support all OpenGL 4.1-capable graphics cards. Nevertheless, we recommend using a dedicated 3D graphics card with an AMD or NVIDIA chip set. High-performance graphics chips are currently already available in mid-range laptops.

    Make sure that you always use the most current certified graphics card driver (no beta versions).

    To find out more about processing speed, CINEBENCH test results can be found online.

     

    Important notice

    MAXON is not responsible for the compatibility of individual graphics cards with the OpenGL mode. Due to the large number and types of available chip sets, operating systems and driver versions we cannot guarantee the compatibility of all systems.

    The technical specifications of MAXON products are constantly changing. Please use the most current demo version of the software to test its compatibility on your computer.

     

    Regarding NVIDIA 3D Vision

    A quad buffered graphics card is required to use NVIDIA's 3D Vision Shutter glasses for viewing the stereoscopic display in Cinema 4D.

    An overview of graphics cards that meet all requirements can be found here.

     

     

     

     

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