Kick off the school year with new rendering tools that will help you master the art and craft of 3D graphics. Buy V-Ray for Rhino or V-Ray for SketchUp at an attractive price and complete your next school projects with the help of a great renderer.
To mark the start of SIGGRAPH 2012 in L.A., MAXON is announcing the immediate availability of the CINEMA 4D R14 demo version. Test incredible new features such as the completely integrated sculpting system, the camera matching functionality and new connectivity to third-party applications. Modeling, animation, rendering and workflow have also been made even better, which lets everyone from motion graphics designers to VFX artists, visualization professionals and more achieve dazzling results even faster and easier than before.
The CINEMA 4D R14 demo version can be activated with complete functionality* for 42 days, including the save function.
Download your CINEMA 4D R14 demo version today!*Limitations of the demo version:
- All save functionality is disabled (except when activated)
- Maximum rendering resolution of 640 x 400 pixels
- No network rendering
- Limited number of assets in demo libraries (libraries contain hundreds of objects in the full commercial version)
- The demo version is not upgradeable to a full commercial version
- The demo version is intended for evaluation purposes only. Any commercial use of the demo version, e.g. for training purposes, is not allowed.
A patch is now available for ZBrush 4R4
If you have not yet upgraded to ZBrush 4R4 (free upgrade to registered license holders), please follow these instructions instead:
This patch addresses the following:
- Fixes inconsistent behavior of customized UI buttons and palettes.
- Updates HD geometry read/write functions.
- Adjusted ‘Simple Brush’ rendering of applied alpha.
- Option to turn off LightBox ‘Open at Launch’ setting is now enabled.
How to Update
- (PC Users, Only) Browse to your ZBrush 4R4 folder and delete updater.exe, if present. Do NOT delete ZUpgrader.exe!
- Run ZUpgrader or launch ZBrush and click Zplugin>Auto Update>Check new updates.*
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
- When update completes, launch ZBrush and activate. The ZBrush title bar will now say “ZBrush 4R4 P2“.
*Note: For some users, depending on user permissions and network security, the “Check new updates” button may return a script error. If that happens, simply run ZUpgrader in your ZBrush 4R4 folder.
NEW to R14!
Easy to Use and Easy to Learn, Stable, Fast and State-of-the-Art Technology
There’s a reason why these terms are included for each Release – and this tradition continues with Release 14! These are the qualities upon which customers have always been able to count and they continue to guarantee the satisfaction of MAXON customers and CINEMA 4D users.
Organic modeling is made easy with the fully-integrated Sculpting system in CINEMA 4D Studio Release 14 and BodyPaint 3D. Transform any base mesh into virtual clay, shaping it with tools like pull, pinch, smooth, knife or scrape. Advanced symmetry tools allow you to mirror a single stroke along multiple axes, and even radial fashion. Fine details can be added with stamps and stencils, and you can apply masks to limit the sculpt to specific regions. You can even organize your sculpt project in a hierarchical layer system, and modify mask and strength options for each layer. Finally, directly texture, animate and render your sculpted mesh, or easily bake it into a low-poly mesh with displacement and normal maps.
Model faster and more accurately with new interactive workplane modes, dynamic guides and a completely redesigned snapping system. Easily align your workplane to any world axis, the camera or the current selection, then snap to the grid or adjust global coordinates based on the workplane orientation. Draw linear or planar guides directly in the view, or snap to dynamic guides generated around each component. You can also easily select objects or components by simply painting over them with the right-mouse button pressed.
Accelerate your animation workflow with enhancements to cameras, dynamics and character tools in CINEMA 4D R14. Quickly morph between camera positions and create dynamic camera animations with the Motion Camera system. Gain greater realism and control over dynamics in CINEMA 4D Broadcast and Studio with aerodynamic forces, plastic springs and breaking connectors, as well as enhanced Xpresso control over dynamics. Give life to your characters with updated rigs and enhanced capabilities of the Character Object.
Achieve greater rendering realism and compositing control with CINEMA 4D R14. Simulate wood grain, weathering effects and normal mapping with new shaders. Enjoy faster, more accurate GI calculations with Multiple Importance Sampling and radiosity maps. And, you have even more control over your renderings with color grading in the Picture Viewer and as a post effect, and you can optimize your compositing workflow with the position pass.
R14 offers amazing enhancements to exchanges with key applications like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects and Nuke. Now you can manipulate 3D objects, lights and textures directly in Adobe Photoshop. New options have been added for exchanging your 3D scene with After Effects. And, a new seamless connection to NUKE has been added that automatically creates your multi-pass composite, through multi-layer OpenEXR support.
Work faster and smarter with numerous enhancements to the workflow and interface in CINEMA 4D R14. You’ll enjoy the more attractive and responsive 3D view with new object highlighting and outlining, and improved OpenGL shadows. Easily access commands and add tags using the new spotlight-style Commander. New composition helpers have been added to arrange your scene based on grids or golden spirals, and you can easily choose the focal distance with the new camera focus picker. Arabic speakers will especially enjoy the CINEMA 4D interface in their native language including a specially-designed right-to-left layout mode.
To see more information or if you’re interested in buying one of the C4D R13 Products go to CAD Software Direct.
We are pleased to announce the release of a new patch for Maxwell Render Suite (2.7.1).
Maxwell Render users can download this patch for free in order to benefit from the best possible version of Maxwell Render.
For Windows the patch is available to download as a separate file, for Linux and Mac OSX and you will need to download the full Maxwell Render install.
To download this patch you should sign in to your Next Limit account.
Rhino 5.0 is now very stable and ready to put into production.
Timid owners of Rhino 4.0 are now invited to download and use the Rhino 5.0 beta. We still have a few tune-ups and minor bugs to fix. Plus, the documentation, translations, and marketing materials need to be finished. New Rhino 5.0 public beta builds are available almost every week. Rhino 5.0 automatically downloads and notifies you of updates when they are ready.
64-bit Windows Supported: The 64-bit version of Rhino 5.0 allows you to open and edit models that are much larger than you could in Rhino 4.0. The 32- and 64-bit versions of Rhino 5.0 can be installed and run on the same computer at the same time.
Backward Compatible: Rhino 4.0 Plug-ins will load and run in the 32-bit version of Rhino 5.0. Plug-ins will need to be recompiled for the 64-bit version of Rhino by the plug-in developers. Until they’re ready, you may need to run the 32- and 64-bit versions of Rhino 5.0 side by side. Rhino 4.0 and 5.0 can be run on the same computer without a problem. Also, you can SaveAs 4.0 files from Rhino 5.0.
System Requirements: Windows XP (32-bit), Windows Vista (32- or 64-bit) or, Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit) Rhino 4.0 500MB of disk space 2GB RAM (4-16GB recommended for 64-bit systems and very large models)
Don’t wait to try Rhino 5.0!