Maxon Announced Cinema 4D Release 13

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Maxon has announced Cinema 4D Release 13, the next generation of its industry leading 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting, and rendering software application. With all new character tools, integrated stereographic capabilities, stream-lined multi-artist collaboration and physical rendering, Cinema 4D Release 13 builds on the company’s 25-year legacy of enabling digital content creators around the world to produce highly engaging content quickly and easily for a variety of industries.

Cinema 4D R13 key features include:

New and Enhanced Rendering Engine
Digital artists are constantly striving to improve the quality of their images. This new version gives Cinema 4D users a bundle of new tools to aid in achieving the realism they crave.

  • Physically-Accurate Rendering
  • Efficient Subsurface Scattering
  • Shared Image Sampler
  • New Anti-Aliasing Filters

Stereoscopic 3D Workflow
Stereoscopic capabilities are supported throughout R13 to provide a dependable solution and fluid workflow for generating high-quality 3D content across a wide variety of media:

  • Stereoscopic Camera Conversion
  • Stereo Image Workflow and Preview
  • Stereo Rendering Options
  • Picture Viewer Support

More Accessible Character Tools
The new suite of character animation features simplify the process of building a rig, eliminating technical hurdles and allowing artists to quickly animate characters of all types:

  • New Character Object
  • New CMotion System
  • New Muscle System
  • New Collision Deformer

Numerous Workflow, Modeling and Animation Improvements
Cinema 4D is renowned for outstanding ease of use. With an enhanced navigation system and a number of interface improvements in R13, users can perform common application tasks more efficiently:

  • Revamped Navigation System:
  • Sticky Keys
  • New Spline Data User Interface
  • Location Indicator
  • Surface Manipulation
  • Animation Enhancements

Operational Efficiency

  • Superior XRef Object
  • Improved C.O.F.F.E.E. and Python Scripting Language Integration
  • File Format Support
  • After Effects Exchange

System Requirements
Recommended system requirements include 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 and 1024 MB RAM, DVD ROM drive. Up to 256 threads now supported. Standard DVD installation can take up to 2.5 GB of disk space.

Availability and Upgrade Path
Cinema 4D Release 13 and BodyPaint 3D Release 13 are scheduled to ship in September through Maxon and its authorized dealers.

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