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MAXON Unveils CINEMA 4D Release 11.5 - Professional 3D Graphics Just Got Easier!

Comprehensive upgrade provides powerful image quality, rendering and workflow enhancements and offers updated version of popular motion graphics module – MoGraph 2 – jam-packed with new functionality to inspire breathtaking 3D animations.

 

MAXON Computer, a leading developer of professional 3D software, today announced the immediate availability of CINEMA 4D Release 11.5, a comprehensive upgrade to its highly-acclaimed 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering software. Loaded with new features, CINEMA 4D R11.5 provides improved workflow and productivity, enabling professionals to create high-quality stills and animations quicker and easier than ever before. This release is the culmination of MAXON’s leading-edge technology and development. It features a substantially re-tooled and accelerated render engine, an all -new Picture Viewer, enhanced interoperability with leading compositing applications, and a major upgrade to its popular MoGraph module, which features an integrated Dynamics Engine and a host of new additions. CINEMA 4D Release 11.5 also provides full support for the latest operating system offerings from Apple and Microsoft, including Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7, respectively.

 

"MAXON is committed to providing powerful enhancements to CINEMA 4D that really improve the productivity of users across various disciplines, including film, broadcast, architecture, product visualization, games, multimedia and more," states Harald Egel, MAXON co-founder and CEO. "The many improvements in the new Release 11.5 will help all customers gain even better results, save valuable time and resources."

 

"CINEMA 4D gives my design team the ability to make miracles happen within ridiculously tight deadlines," said John LePore, associate creative director for Perception NYC. "The new features and enhancements in Release 11.5, especially those in MoGraph 2, truly augment an already mind-blowing arsenal of creative tools."

 

Key Highlights of CINEMA 4D Release 11.5

 

Superior Rendering Performance Including New Bucket Rendering

Significant re-tooling of the render engine in R11.5 helps artists render more rapidly and efficiently. R11.5 takes advantage of state-of-the-art multi-core processors and adds new features such as render instancing and bucket rendering to provide users tremendous improvements in efficiency. Render-intensive tasks such as sub-polygon displacement have been accelerated immensely. CINEMA 4D users can now create scenes of greater complexity, as even billions of polygons can be rendered on modest hardware.

 

Enhanced Picture Viewer

The new Picture Viewer in R11.5 offers a vast set of creative tools for reviewing and editing images and animations, saving artists valuable time. Features include a render history with the ability to compare renderings, image filtering and adjustments, post filter effects, and improved layer management. The RAM player also enables users to play back animations with sound even whilst the rest of the job is still being rendered. This gives users the ability to check animations for problems as they render.

 

Improved Interoperability and Integration

Users of Release 11.5 can now more easily integrate CINEMA 4D into existing production pipelines:

 

* Numerous improvements have been made to CINEMA 4D’s highly praised connectivity to Adobe® After Effects®, including support for additional object types.

* Support for Apple® Motion now includes the export of 3D data.

* Support for Autodesk® FBX® 2010.0 allows for quick and easy interchange between a variety of 3D applications.

 

Powerful New Motion Graphics Capabilities

The motion graphics module MoGraph – a staple with CINEMA 4D motion graphics artists due to its quick workflow, fast rendering and easy export to compositing applications – has been upgraded to version 2 and provides powerful new motion graphics functionality. New features in MoGraph 2 include: MoDynamics, an optimized physics simulation package with which hundreds of objects can easily be made to collide or be affected by such forces as gravity or friction; PolyFX for providing quick and easy explosion effects; MoSpline for cloning existing splines and animating them with forces and effectors; and many more exciting features for broadcast artists.

 

Support For New Operating Systems


MAXON continues to build upon its legacy of providing compatibility with the latest advanced operating system release features
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* Apple – R11.5 is fully compatible with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, including access to up to 64GB of virtual memory.

* Microsoft – R11.5 is fully compatible with Windows 7, including enhanced file dialog.

 

Pricing and Availability

CINEMA 4D R11.5 and the optional MoGraph 2 module are available now from MAXON and its authorized dealers.

 

 

More Info: http://www.maxon.net/en/home.html

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I'm still on R10, glad I didn't shell out, I'm gonna let people find all the things wrong with this one first haha.

 

http://www.maxon.net/home/quicklinks/aixsponza-no-keyframes.html

 

Dynamics look lovely, bit at the end which I guess is polyFX where the dynamics affect the floor with objects sinking into it. Would be nice to see a demo/tutorial by maxon running through the new stuff

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Dynamics look lovely, bit at the end which I guess is polyFX where the dynamics affect the floor with objects sinking into it. Would be nice to see a demo/tutorial by maxon running through the new stuff

 

There's 8 videos up now on Cineversity showing all the new features, and we'll be posting news soon about a live Q&A webinar this afternoon.

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Costly upgrade for me (for the studio bundle). Unfortunate that I purchased R11 one month ago as well. Now I know why their upgrade offer at that time was effective only until July 31st. I'm not a fan of companies doing this. I'll check with my sales rep and see if they can prorate this upgrade for me, but I'm not holding my breath.

 

-mike

 

 

-edit: I think I got the price upgrade incorrect. After checking again, it seems right in line with what I would expect. -now if you guys could quit jamming up the cineversity site I've got to take a look at Mograph 2.

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a bit pricey (I don't mean it isn't good value) but I probably need to get a paying job that would use the dynamics, to justify getting it.

 

I notice our own Chris Smith gets some of his CS tools included in the broadcast edition - does that mean we won't be getting them free any more?

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Their upgrade pricing has filp flopped a few times this morning on their web page. At one point the Studio 11 upgrade to 11.5 was $395, now it's back up to $695. At $695 I am once again pissed. Too much money.

Had I known this info a month ago I would have more heavily weighed my options between R11 and Maya 2010 (now that they include Toxic and Matchmover). Great, -Maxon sales...you did your job and got my money....this time. I've been a customer for 11 years...maybe on my next purchase cycle I won't be a customer. we'll see.

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Mograph dynamics sounds awesome been waiting for something just like that! Can't wait!

 

There's 8 videos up now on Cineversity showing all the new features, and we'll be posting news soon about a live Q&A webinar this afternoon.

 

Are these member-only vids? If not maybe I'm just dumb and can't figure out how to launch them?

 

P.S. Lots of good Mograph dynamics vids in C4D Kiwi's post here.

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Mograph dynamics sounds awesome been waiting for something just like that! Can't wait!

 

 

 

Are these member-only vids? If not maybe I'm just dumb and can't figure out how to launch them?

 

 

at the very least, you'll have to create a free login...although something just happened with their site. I'm usually auto logged in, but I had to log myself in as a member. The vids are still there though.

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I'm guessing that $695 11.5SB price is with MoGraph 2 included (which it hasn't up to this point).

 

-m

 

 

Mograph was included with my version of 11 studio.

 

-what kills me. I mean REALLY kills me is that I had the Studio 11 to 11.5 upgrade in my cart, ready to be purchased at $395. I decided to watch some of the cineversity vids before I hit the checkout button. when I got back to the page and hit refresh, it jumped up to $695. They must have caught their mistake. Then again, instead of getting $395 from me, now they get $0.

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It seems a bit pricey considering it only really updates one module (though does a very nice job of doing so) I'd love to buy but I'll probably wait until I have a need for dynamic clones. Congrats, Beaver. I'm interested to check out the live Q&A on Cineversity today.

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The new package is AWESOME. The new picture viewer is great. It even plays renders right within it.

 

What really got me pumped is the new Physics Mograph effector. It is so simple to set up and can handle a TON of particles. It renders collisions perfectly every time and is FAST.

 

Here are some renders I made from the new module to try and break it. http://greyscalegorilla.com/blog/2009/09/01/mograph-20-physics-test-renders-with-cinema-4d-115/

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Wow, $1395 to upgrade the studio bundle from 10.5 ?!?!?!?!? Seems a bit steep.

 

Just a note that the $1395 update from 10.5 does include the MoGraph module for users that don't already have it, since MoGraph was rolled into Studio Bundle with R11. If you already have MoGraph, contact our sales department and they'll probably give you a break (for US folks anyway - can't comment on other regions).

 

The Studio R11 to R11.5 price ($695) is the upgrade price, and assumes you already have the MoGraph module.

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