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Maxon Ships Cinema 4D Dynamics

Physics Plugin for CINEMA 4D XL (September 24, 2001)
MAXON Computer is shipping CINEMA 4D Dynamics, a real-time physics simulation plug-in for CINEMA 4D XL R7.2.

According to the company, the plug-in works seamlessly with CINEMA 4D XL to provide the tools to produce realistic object interaction with minimal setup. Mass, rotational mass, gravity, friction, springs, elasticity, wind, soft bodies and more give you a wealth of control over your simulation, often in real-time.

With a standard 3D product it is extremely difficult to simulate real-world events such as a rubber ball bouncing off a wooden floor. How quickly does the ball fall? How does it change shape when it bounces? What happens then - which direction does it go in and how quickly? CINEMA 4D Dynamics solves all these problems for you - you just give the ball weight (mass plus gravity) and initial speed, add some spring properties to it, choose the properties of your floor and off you go, Dynamics takes care of the rest. No tedious keyframing and constant re-working.

Problems that can be solved with CINEMA 4D Dynamics range from realistic collisions, through aerodynamic flight to cloth simulation. Whether you want to simulate a bowling alley, colliding space ships or a coat caught by the wind, the CINEMA 4D Dynamics plug-in will take care of all the intermediate calculations and present you with the final animation - often in real-time. For all but the most complex scenes you can set things up interactively - all this with the speed and reliability that you've come to expect from MAXON products.

CINEMA 4D Dynamics supports mass, rotational mass, elasticity and friction, all applied to any object.
Keyframe baking of the resultant animation enables you to manipulate the animation conventionally after CINEMA 4D Dynamics has done its work.

CINEMA 4D Dynamics is available immediately for Windows and Macintosh.* An installed version of CINEMA 4D XL 7.2 or higher is required. Included with CINEMA 4D Dynamics is a patch that will update CINEMA 4D XL 7.0/7.1 to 7.2, the current version.

For more information or to download a free demo version, visit

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