MAXON'S CINEMA 4D NOW AVAILABLE FOR INTEL-BASED MACS
MAXON, January 30, 2006 - Just days after the first new iMacs with Intel Core Duo processors have begun shipping, MAXON is proud to announce the availability of a "universal binary" version of CINEMA 4D, its award-winning 3D animation package. This makes CINEMA 4D not only the first 3D application, but also the first professional graphics application, available in a universal binary version that runs natively on the new Intel-based Macintosh Computers. Once again, MAXON demonstrates its commitment to the rapid support of the latest hardware advances.
Apple itself utilized a universal binary version of CINEBENCH, MAXON's CINEMA 4D-based benchmarking tool, to demonstrate the power and speed users will realize with this new hardware platform. In general, an Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz iMac renders over twice as fast as an iMac G5 with 2.1 GHz. This makes adding an Intel Core Duo system a very attractive option for CINEMA 4D users. These results were achieved using a final, production-ready version of CINEMA 4D - not a beta version.
MAXON is well known for leading the way in support of new hardware technology. CINEMA 4D was the first professional 3D application available for Mac OS X (7/2001) and Windows 64-bit (5/2005). Multithreading and multiprocessing have been supported since 1996. Further, users of the latest generation dual core CPUs benefit from a speed increase of 80% over a comparable single core CPU.
The universal binary version of CINEMA 4D is available immediately. Owners of CINEMA 4D R9.5x can download a free upgrade to the universal binary version from MAXON's website. Mac OS X version 10.4.4. or higher is required.
About MAXON Computer
MAXON Computer is the developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning products have been used extensively in the film, television, science, architecture, engineering and other industries. MAXON products have been used for and in Polar Express, The Flight of the Phoenix, Hero, Van Helsing, King Arthur, Spiderman, Spiderman 2, Haunted Mansion, Cat in the Hat, Charlie's Angel's-Full Throttle, Star Wars 2-The Attack of the Clones, The Mummy Returns, Gladiator, Tomb Raider, the new Columbia-TriStar Film Logo, the On-Air Packages for Comedy Central, Monday Night Football, Discovery Channel Canada, Lucky, Touching Evil, King of Queens, Def on Demand, Power Puff Girls Music Video, Cher's "Song for the Lonely" Music Video, Inspector Gadget, The Emmys on CBS, TiVO, NBC, DirecTV, CBS NFL, Mad TV, Smart House, J.A.G., The WB, Fox Kids, The Fremont Street Experience and many more. MAXON has offices in Friedrichsdorf (Germany), Newbury Park (CA, USA), Bedford (UK) and Tokyo (JP).