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Maxon Ships Cinema 4D R8

European version out now; North American versions coming in mid-November By Dave Nagel
Maxon has started shipping Cinema 4D R8, the latest version of the company's flagship 3D modeling and animation package for Macintosh and Windows. According to Maxon, the new version gains hundreds of new features and is available for the first time in a modular configuration. "Early bird" versions of the software have been shipping for the last couple of weeks. The new version is shipping now in Europe, with a North American rollout expected in mid-November.

Initially, Cinema 4D R8 offers six modules in addition to the main application. These include Advanced Render, Pyrocluster, MOCCA, Net Render, Dynamics and BodyPaint 3D. Modules can be purchased separately or in two bundles: The Cinema 4D R8 XL Bundle and the Cinema 4D R8 Studio Bundle.


According to Maxon, nearly all areas of Cinema 4D have been enhanced, including modeling, animation, rendering and workflow. It offers Thinking Particles, the new event-based particle system; Expressions for precise control over all moving objects without math or programming; a streamlined UI with speedier response and enhanced OpenGL support; new rendering options for improved output with speed gains up to 30 percent.

Cinema 4D R8 starts at $595. The XL and Studio bundles sell for $1,695 and $2,495, respectively. Users of Cinema 4D XL R7 can upgrade for $495. The software supports Macintosh and Windows. For more information, visit http://www.maxoncomputer.com.


Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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Related Keywords:Maxon Ships Cinema 4D R8 Maxon has started shipping Cinema 4D R8, the latest version of the companys flagship 3D modeling and animation package for Macintosh and Windows. According to Maxon, the new version gains hundreds of new features and is available for the first time in a modular configuration. "Early bird" versions of the software have been shipping for the last couple of weeks. The new version is shipping now in Europe, with a North American rollout expected in mid-November.

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