MAXON has announced Cinema 4D Release 18 (R18), the next generation of its 3D animation, graphics, VFX, visualization, and rendering software application for OS X, Windows, and Linux systems. Feature highlights include:
° Voronoi Fracture Object – a native feature in the MoGraph toolset in Cinema 4D that works with Dynamics, allows users to tear down walls and create artistic procedural geometry using spline or polygon objects to define the fractured shape;
° Interactive Knife Tools – this enables users to draw lines across a model and tweak the cut with an interactive preview, then lock in new edges or split based on the cut; knife tools are available as separate commands for access to the desired mode via shortcut or Commander;
° Object Motion Tracking – this is the next step in MAXON’s effort to give artists accessibility to dynamic VFX and visualization workflows with expanded tools for integrating Cinema 4D creations into real-world footage.;
° Shaders and Surface Effects – they offer advanced rendering possibilities for creating iridescent surfaces such as bubbles and oil slicks, for capturing shadows for more efficient compositing, parallax mapping for enhanced bump effects, and creating masks for worn edges using inverse ambient occlusion;
° Substance Engine Integration – you can download compiled Allegorithmic Substances and utilize them to surface your Cinema 4D objects.
Cinema 4D Release 18 is scheduled to ship September 2016. Complete pricing and upgrade information is available at www.maxon.net.