Tuesday, September 01, 2009

MAXON Continues Role as 3D Motion Graphics Leader with Introduction of CINEMA 4D Broadcast Edition

Designed Exclusively for Broadcast Design Professionals, New Product Bundle Delivers the Ultimate 3D Motion Graphics Toolkit

Broadcast Edition of Maxon Cinema 4DFriedrichsdorf, Germany (PRWEB) September 1, 2009 - MAXON Computer, a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today introduced CINEMA 4D Broadcast Edition, a comprehensive new bundle of its highly acclaimed 3D software suite. The new release leverages the core application CINEMA 4D - renowned for its ease of use, seamless integration into existing production pipelines, as well as a speedy and stable architecture - to deliver a powerful motion graphics toolset expressly designed to enhance the creative process for broadcast design professionals. The Broadcast Edition is based on the latest version of CINEMA 4D, Release 11.5*, which is loaded with dozens of new features for an unprecedented level of workflow productivity, including a major upgrade to its popular MoGraph module, MoGraph 2. This upgraded module offers an integrated Dynamics Engine and advanced capabilities that help artists quickly create spectacular, high-end 3D animations.

CINEMA 4D continues to be recognized worldwide as the 3D digital content creation software of choice by major broadcast networks, design and branding studios and visual production facilities because of its workflow efficiency, blazingly fast rendering speeds and seamless integration into leading compositing applications such as Adobe After Effects, Apple Motion and Final Cut Pro. The list of the broadcast industry's most widely recognized entities that rely on CINEMA 4D as a creative and technical tool to stay competitive and create groundbreaking graphics campaigns includes Fox, ESPN, NBC, CBS, ABC, BBC, The Discovery Channel, Turner Network Television, The Weather Channel, Perception, Capacity, Protokulture, Imaginary Forces, Troika Design Group, and many others.

According to Harald Egel, MAXON co-founder and CEO, today's motion graphics artists are under constant pressure to deliver content that enhances broadcast production value. "MAXON is proud of the pivotal role that CINEMA 4D continues to play in empowering design and broadcast designers with flexible, fast and reliable 3D motion graphics workflow solutions. Today's Broadcast Edition builds upon the company's motion graphics legacy by providing design professionals with a truly targeted and unparalleled motion graphics software toolset that can be easily integrated into any production pipeline and help create world-class entertainment content."

"CINEMA 4D has clearly emerged as the first choice for creating 3D motion graphics for broadcast design," said Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer, authors of 'Creating Motion Graphics for After Effects.' "The new Broadcast Edition - with the fantastic MoGraph module plus the addition of hundreds of presets - is perfect for both beginning and experienced motion graphics artists looking to add a powerful, flexible, targeted 3D program to their toolset."

Highlights of CINEMA 4D Broadcast Edition
The CINEMA 4D Broadcast Edition includes the CINEMA 4D R11.5 core application, the newly updated MoGraph 2 module and the Broadcast Extension Kit. Highlights of the release include:

Powerful New Motion Graphics Capabilities
The motion graphics module in CINEMA 4D, MoGraph, has been upgraded to version 2. MoGraph 2 delivers advanced motion graphics functionalities including:

  • MoDynamics - an optimized physics simulation package allows for hundreds of objects to easily collide or be affected by such forces as gravity or friction and lets artists create exciting, abstract motion graphics and spectacular effects using only simple primitives
  • PolyFX - provides artists the ability to create quick and easy explosion effects;
  • MoSpline - facilitates the cloning of existing splines and animating them with forces and effectors
  • Many additional features provide advanced capabilities for broadcast design professionals.

Broadcast Extension Kit

The CINEMA 4D Broadcast Edition bundle also includes the Broadcast Extension Kit, which contains hundreds of preset objects and scenes - some pre-animated and/or modifiable, with camera and lighting setups, royalty-free sound and background clips. These resources were specifically created for common on-air requirements so artists can create impactful motion graphics animations right out-of-the-box.

Pricing and Availability
The CINEMA 4D Broadcast Edition is available now from MAXON and its authorized dealers.

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