MAXON Unveils CINEMA 4D Release 11.5 3D Animation Software Suite

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Comprehensive Upgrade Provides Powerful Image Quality, Rendering and Workflow Enhancements and Offers Updated Version of Popular Motion Graphics Module - MoGraph 2 - Jam-packed with New Functionality to Inspire Breathtaking 3D Animations

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The new features and enhancements in Release 11.5, especially those in MoGraph 2, truly augment an already mind-blowing arsenal of creative tools.

MAXON Computer, a leading developer of professional 3D software, today announced the immediate availability of CINEMA 4D Release 11.5, a comprehensive upgrade to its highly-acclaimed 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering software. Loaded with new features, CINEMA 4D R11.5 provides improved workflow and productivity, enabling professionals to create high-quality stills and animations quicker and easier than ever before. This release is the culmination of MAXON's leading-edge technology and development. It features a substantially re-tooled and accelerated render engine, an all-new Picture Viewer, enhanced interoperability with leading compositing applications, and a major upgrade to its popular MoGraph module, which features an integrated Dynamics Engine and a host of new additions. CINEMA 4D Release 11.5 also provides full support for the latest operating system offerings from Apple and Microsoft, including Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7, respectively. [Editors' Note: MAXON is releasing the Release 11.5 upgrade concurrently with the new CINEMA 4D Broadcast Edition. Click here for today's announcement.)

"MAXON is committed to providing powerful enhancements to CINEMA 4D that dramatically improve the productivity of users across various disciplines, including film, broadcast, architecture, product visualization, games, multimedia and more," states Harald Egel, MAXON co-founder and CEO. "The many improvements in the new Release 11.5 will help all our customers gain even better results and save valuable time and resources."

"CINEMA 4D gives my design team the ability to make miracles happen within ridiculously tight deadlines," said John LePore, associate creative director for Perception NYC. "The new features and enhancements in Release 11.5, especially those in MoGraph 2, truly augment an already mind-blowing arsenal of creative tools."

Key Highlights of CINEMA 4D Release 11.5

--Superior Rendering Performance Including New Bucket Rendering
Significant re-tooling of the render engine in R11.5 helps artists render more rapidly and efficiently. R11.5 takes advantage of state-of-the-art multi-core processors and adds new features such as render instancing and bucket rendering to provide users tremendous improvements in efficiency. Render-intensive tasks such as sub-polygon displacement have also been significantly accelerated. CINEMA 4D users can now create scenes of greater complexity and render billions of polygons even on modest hardware.

--Enhanced Picture Viewer
The new Picture Viewer in R11.5 offers a vast set of creative tools for reviewing and editing images and animations, saving artists valuable time. Features include a render history with the ability to compare renderings, image filtering and adjustments, post filter effects, and improved layer management. The RAM player also enables users to playback animations with sound providing the ability to troubleshoot animations while the job is rendering.

--Improved Interoperability and Integration
Users of Release 11.5 can now more easily integrate CINEMA 4D into existing production pipelines:
*Numerous improvements have been made to CINEMA 4D's highly praised connectivity to Adobe® After Effects®, including support for additional object types.
*Support for Apple® Motion now includes the export of 3D data.
*Support for Autodesk® FBX® 2010.0 allows for quick and easy interchange between a variety of 3D applications.

--Powerful New Motion Graphics Capabilities
The motion graphics module MoGraph - a staple with CINEMA 4D motion graphics artists due to its quick workflow, fast rendering and easy export to compositing applications - has been upgraded to version 2 and provides powerful new motion graphics functionality. New features in MoGraph 2 include: MoDynamics, an optimized physics simulation package with which hundreds of objects can easily be made to collide or be affected by such forces as gravity or friction; PolyFX for providing quick and easy explosion effects; MoSpline for cloning existing splines and animating them with forces and effectors; and many more exciting features for broadcast artists.

--Support For New Operating Systems
MAXON continues to build upon its legacy of providing compatibility with the latest advanced operating system releases as follows:
*Apple - R11.5 is fully compatible with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, including access to up to 64GB of virtual memory.
*Microsoft - R11.5 is fully compatible with Windows 7, including enhanced file dialog.

Pricing and Availability
CINEMA 4D R11.5 and the optional MoGraph 2 module are available now from MAXON and its authorized dealers. For pricing and upgrade information, please visit http://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 RELEASE 11.5 and the new CINEMA 4D Broadcast Edition. 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
Access to the briefing sessions are available at:http://www.livestream.com/cineversity , or by contacting Vicky Gray-Clark, Ambient PR, [email protected], 408-243-8880.)

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 http://www.maxon.net .

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