CINEMA 4D R13 is the latest release of the commercial cross platform, high-end 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting, and rendering software application from MAXON. It is extremely popular among professional 3D animators and motion graphics artists. It has been used for films such as 2012, Iron Man 2, District 9, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. It has also been used in the MTV Music Awards as well as in many other areas such as architectural modeling, graphic design, science, and engineering.
CINEMA 4D R13 can integrate with a wide variety of products including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro, and more. CINEMA 4D renders passes in any desired format (image sequences, AVIs or QuickTime movies) and creates a compositing project file that automatically brings all sequences together in the correct format. Depending on the compositing application used, additional data such as 3D cameras, 3D lights or reference objects will be exported as well.
So what is new CINEMA 4D R13?
• Physical render engine – gives you much more realism as you can now use real camera settings like shutter speed and aperture to view the project through the lens with 3D depth of field, motion blur, and more. You also have other advanced effects such as blurry reflections, area shadows and ambient occlusion along with accurate depth of field and motion blur. This capability gives you so much more photo-realism, more accurate 3D motion blur, as well as the ability to imitate a still or a movie camera with the kind of control that you would have in the real world.
• Stereoscopy – now gives you the ability to create stereo 3D visuals using the complete stereoscopic workflow in CINEMA 4D Release 13. With this capability you can either convert existing projects or create new stereo scenes using a few simple camera settings, and preview the stereo effect within the Viewport. You can render the merged image or individual channels and preview the stereo effect within CINEMA 4D’s Picture Viewer. You can also preview stereo effects in real-time by enabling the Stereoscopic mode for any view. Stereo previews can be displayed in Anaglyph, Side-by-Side, Interlaced or Active Shutter mode for compatibility with a variety of 3D monitors, projectors and glasses.