Great news for those of us in the VFX industry, with Maxon unveiling Cinema 4D Release 16 (R16), the next gen release of the company’s 3D software.
In addition to workflow enhancements, R16’s new features include a modeling PolyPen ‘super-tool’, a Motion Tracker for integrating 3D content within live footage and a Reflectance material channel for multi-layered reflections and specularity.
Integration of 3D elements into real-world footage.
Control over 3D objects and works with Tweak mode to provide information on object movement and highlighting.
Paint polygons and move, clone, cut and weld points or edges of 3D models.
Non-destructive and animatable bevels.
Numerous improvements and dynamic features for precision.
All-new Cogwheel spline primitive; Mesh Check tool; Deformer Falloff options, and cap enhancements.
Added control over reflections and specularity within a single new channel, with multiple layers for creating complex surfaces.
New Render Engine for Hair and Sketch
A new unified effects render engine to seamlessly raytrace Hair and Sketch lines.
Team Render Server
Enhancements including a new client-server architecture.
Performance and Workflow Features:
Cinema 4D Release 16 performance and workflow features, including a revised Content Library, support for the current versions of FBX and Alembic, a new Solo button, Annotations, a new UV Peeler and more.
For a complete list of features in R16, check here.
Pricing and Availability
Shipping September, 2014. Cinema 4D R16 will be available in Australia and New Zealand from Adimex Cinema 4D Resellers on shipment. Customers with current Maxon Service Agreements (MSA) will receive R16 automatically during September.
Excerpts from Press Release