Maxon announces lineup for '3D and Motion Design Show'
July 14, 2020

Maxon announces lineup for '3D and Motion Design Show'

FRIEDRICHSDORF, GERMANY — Maxon ( has announced the speaker lineup and schedule for its upcoming 3D and Motion Design Show for Siggraph 2020. Running from Tuesday, July 21st through Thursday, July 23rd, the free, fully-virtual event will be hosted on (formerly and will feature presentations covering VR and AR, character animation, photo real visual effects, motion design and more.

The following is a list of highlights on the schedule:

- Creating “Star Wars: The Last Stand” using Cinema 4D with Sekani Solomon. Solomon will demonstrate how he used Cinema 4D to create the dynamic, engaging short film, Star Wars: The Last Stand. In his presentation, he will take viewers through the conceptualization of the project and how he organized shots and created the film’s stunning animation, lighting and effects - all executed mainly by one person.

- The Secret to Photo-Real Visual Effects with Clinton Jones, Show Runner at Corridor Digital. Jones will explain how to integrate photo-real objects into live action footage. Custom HDRIs, camera tracking, scene optimization, texturing, surface imperfections, lighting and compositing tricks in After Effects - Clinton will give the full rundown on how to step up viewers’ VFX game.

- Using VR and C4D to Make Gestural 3D Assets with Collin Leix, animator at Gunner. In her presentation, Leix will demystify how to use Cinema 4D and VR tools Oculus Medium and Oculus Quill to easily create gestural and organic 3D models. She’ll show viewers how she uses C4D to align her VR work with a styleframe, how to refine them with C4D’s sculpting tools and Volume Mesher, how to use Vertex maps and deformers to add subtle animation, as well as experiment in 3D stop motion. 

- Tips for Character Animation in C4D (and Anywhere Else!) with Alex Parker. Parker will walk through some of her go-to methods for designing and animating compelling characters in Cinema 4D. From quirky character design to technical animation to final compositing, this presentation details a generalist’s approach to crafting characters from start to finish, showcasing C4D toolsets and sprinkling in some generalist advice along the way. 

Plus, Maxon, Red Giant and Redshift fan favorites, including Noseman, Rick Barrett, Simon Walker and Adrian Cruceru, will show off some tips and techniques, as well as answer audience questions from the chat. 

Visit the 3D and Motion Design Show website to check out the three-day presentation schedule and watch the rewinds from the June 18th show on YouTube. 

The 3D and Motion Design Show series of 2020 includes multi-day events designed to coincide with the timing of Siggraph, IBC, NAB Show NY, HOW and Adobe Max. The presentations will showcase professional 3D techniques and real-world production workflows using Cinema 4D, Redshift and the Red Giant suite of products. Presentations from each event will be streamed live and available on demand shortly after airing on as well as the Maxon YouTube channel.