FRIEDRICHSDORF, GERMANY — Maxon (www.maxon.net), the developer of professional software solutions for motion designers and visual effects artists, has announced Cinema 4D Subscription Release 24 (S24). The latest subscription-only release of Maxon’s 3D application allows users to easily browse and obtain models, materials and other assets, and to intuitively place them within the scene. The release also includes key workflow enhancements and a sneak peek at continued progress on the Scene Nodes and Scene Manager interfaces to the new core.
Cinema 4D S24 is immediately available for subscription customers. For perpetual license holders of Cinema 4D, a release is scheduled later this year that will incorporate the features of S24, as well as future enhancements.
Maxon is showing off new features of Cinema 4D S24 during its three-day virtual event - the 3D & Motion Design Show (3DMotionShow.com) - which runs from April 13th to April 15th.
“S24 showcases what Maxon always strives to offer our subscribers - exceptional and innovative workflow matched with leading-edge core technology,” says Dave McGavran, Maxon CEO. “The new asset browser, in combination with the placement tools, provides a playful workflow that empowers creativity. And the advancements to the node-based system offers glimpses into the powerful and promising future of Cinema 4D.”
Cinema 4D S24 now provides powerful tools for placing objects within a scene. Creating an environment, adding props and creative exploration is as simple as dragging-and-dropping objects onto one another, painting objects onto a surface, or allowing objects to fall into place with the help of dynamics.
A new asset browser makes it easy to find and use models, materials and other assets in 3D scenes. Users can browse and search online or local asset databases, including a vast library of assets available to C4D subscribers. Assets are organized with rich metadata and keywords, and are downloaded and cached locally on demand.
Cinema 4D S24 adds more powerful animation workflow enhancements and builds upon the success of character animation features introduced in R23. Users who create keyframes will enjoy improved curve evaluation and other workflow enhancements, while character animators will enjoy more powerful retargeting and pose workflows.
The new release also introduces the scene manager, the spiritual successor to Cinema 4D's classic object manager. Users can work with powerful node-based assets to construct procedural geometry or entire scenes in this new hierarchy-based view, or view the same objects in a continually evolving scene nodes editor.
Pricing for Cinema 4D begins at $51.91 per month.