Over the years (25 to be precise!) Maxon's Cinema4D has become one of the most popular 3D tools at post production facilities. This is due to its ease of use, cost effectiveness and multi-platform availability. What better place to announce the latest release of the software than at IBC!
Cinema4D R13 (or Release 13) boasts a range of new features from the already great R12. Main release features include a Physical Renderer, Stereoscopic Rendering and a new character animation toolset.
Physical Renderer enables the user to generate realistic camera settings giving a realism and new depth of field. The new character toolset contains autorig presets, simplifying the process for rigs and also cyclic walking for characters, enabling smoother motion over different types of terrain. And finally, Stereoscopic rendering - R13 enables the user to render using anaglyph, side-by-side or interlace 3D modes.
The demonstrator also mentioned that R13 supports up to 256 rendering threads per machine, so it's hardware future proofed, which is always good!
For more information/release notes of R13 head on over to Maxon at: http://www.maxon.net
Sam Johnson got his start as a runner in Soho, learning the ropes on Avid systems and working his way up the ladder. He is now a Production/Post-Production Engineer for the LAB, AMV BBDO's post facility, and specializes in Apple Pro Applications & Xsan Environments. He also provides consultancy to the TV department. Learn more about AMV BBDO at http://www.amvlab.com.