Designed Exclusively for Broadcast Design Professionals, New Product Bundle Delivers the Ultimate 3D Motion Graphics ToolkitFRIEDRICHSDORF, Germany — (BUSINESS WIRE) — 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. *[Editors’ Note: MAXON is releasing the CINEMA 4D Broadcast Edition concurrently with the new Release 11.5 upgrade to the CINEMA 4D suite of software packages. A link to today’s announcement is available at: http://www.maxon.net/en/news/singleview-default/article/maxon-unveils-cinema-4d-release-115-professional-3d-graphics-just-got-easier-2.html.]
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:
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. For pricing information, please visit www.maxon.net.
Online Briefing Sessions
[Editors’ Note: MAXON has scheduled two online briefing opportunities for members of the press to obtain an overview of the features in the new CINEMA 4D Broadcast Edition and the new CINEMA 4D RELEASE 11.5. The briefing will be hosted by Paul Babb, president, MAXON USA and Kai Pedersen, manager of tech support, MAXON USA, and will include a brief presentation followed by a Q & A session. Briefing dates and times are as follows:
- Wednesday, September 2, 2009 – 11:00 a.m. Pacific
- Thursday, September 3, 2009 – 2:00 p.m. Pacific
About MAXON Computer
MAXON Computer is a developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D software products have been used extensively in the film, television, science, architecture, engineering and other industries. MAXON has offices in Germany, USA, United Kingdom, France and Japan. MAXON products are available directly from the Website and its worldwide distribution channel. Specially priced learning editions of the company’s software solutions are also made available to educational institutions. For additional information on MAXON visit www.maxon.net.
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