On the eve of its 20th anniversary, MAXON is pleased to announce the upcoming availability of CINEMA 4D Release 10. With this landmark release, MAXON has enhanced its flagship 3D modeling, animation and rendering software to build upon a reputation for ease of use with countless workflow improvements, as well as new functionality to aid in character animation, and much more.
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MAXON, October 4, 2006 --Release 10 features enhanced object and animation managers, which have been optimized for quicker workflow. Objects can now be easily filtered, searched, bookmarked and arranged in layers to aid in dealing with large scenes. A completely rewritten timeline can be organized in the same way as the Object Manager, and now offers ripple and region editing tools as well as improved automatic and manual controls over keyframe interpolation. A new PowerSlider allows extensive control over animation without the need to open the timeline. Enhanced support for the OpenGL features of newer graphics cards, as well as a new interactive render region, aid users in visualizing the final results of their work prior to the final render. The interface itself has been given a facelift as well, with the inclusion of new schemes and icons.

The advances in scene management will be especially helpful in character animation, the major focus of Release 10.

Character animators will enjoy a new comprehensive toolset in the MOCCA module, offering joint-based skeletons with improved IK setup and solutions. Skin deformations allow the user to apply the entire animation from one skeleton to virtually any mesh. Automatic weighting saves time while binding joints to the mesh, and new weighting tools make it easy to adjust or manually weight each joint to the mesh. An extensive morph management system makes lip-syncing and facial animation simple, and the new MOCCA toolset also provides muscular deformation based on the animation of joints. Finally, the VAMP tool simply transfers morphs, UV coordinates, weighting, selections and vertex maps between objects of different topologies.

Every license of CINEMA 4D Release 10 now includes the functionality formerly available as the optional BodyPaint 3D module. This powerful toolset provides artists with unmatched UV editing and 3D painting tools.

About MAXON Computer

MAXON Computer is the developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning products have been used extensively in the film, television, science, architecture, engineering and other industries. MAXON products have been used for and in Open Season, Monster House, Superman Returns, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Serenity, War of the Worlds, Polar Express, The Flight of the Phoenix, Hero, Van Helsing, King Arthur, Spiderman, Spiderman 2, Haunted Mansion, Star Wars 2-The Attack of the Clones, the On-Air Packages for Comedy Central, Monday Night Football, Discovery Channel Canada, Mega Movers, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, ESPN,NFL Network,TiVO, NBC, DirecTV, CBS NFL, Smart House, Fox Kids and many more. MAXON has offices in Friedrichsdorf (Germany), Newbury Park (CA, USA), Bedford (UK) and Tokyo (JP).

For more information about Maxon please visit http://maxon.net.

SOURCE: MAXON Computer GmbH.

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