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CINEMA 4D R9.1 Now AvailableFree update includes over 50 new features (February 14, 2005)
3D software developer MAXON has released the first update to its award winning flagship tool CINEMA 4D Release 9. Over 50 new features and many more enhancements are packed into the R9.1 update with the focus on data exchange, n-gons, the interface and the material system. The update is freely downloadable from www.maxon.net.
Compositing artists gripped on 3D have a new toy to play with in R9.1: besides the existing support for After Effects, Combustion and Final Cut Pro, CINEMA 4D projects can now be transferred to Apple's brand new graphics package Motion.
For architects using Allplan keen to get their hands on CINEMA 4D's organic modeling tools, there's now direct export to Allplan 2005. The new Allplan 2005 exporter returns geometry to the CAD environment true to size and in the exact same position.
MAXON has also taken the opportunity to integrate n-gon support in many of the import and export filters, most notably FBX, LightWave 3D and VRML.
Modeling has matured in the update with enhanced support for n-gons that makes it easier to create a clean mesh. Chief of the many enhancements here is a brand new type of HyperNURBS optimized for n-gons, as well as a new option that allows caps to be created as n-gons.
The user interface also sports tweaks. The hugely popular HeadUpDisplay, introduced in Release 9, has been refined to allow even greater control over the data displayed in the viewport. Scene navigation has been improved, especially when creating camera animation, thanks to new camera tumbling modes.
Last but not least, the material system boasts three new types of noise: Fire, Electric and Gaseous; a noise preview window now means that you can select a type of noise more easily via thumbnails, and SubPolygonDisplacement includes new mapping possibilities.
All in all these new features plus the many other tweaks make this one update no CINEMA 4D user will want to be without. MAXON's mission to deliver powerful, easy to use 3D tools takes another impressive leap forward.
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, King Arthur, 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).
More information about MAXON is available at www.maxon.net.
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