Maxon unveils Cinema 4D R11

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Maxon has unveiled the latest version of its professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering application, Cinema 4D R11.

Among the major new features in this version is Projection Man tool. This tool allows artists to project a painting onto geometry in a scene. This means that an artist can focus more of their time on imagery and worry less about how to bring it together later on.

According to Maxon, Cinema now boasts speeds more than twice of fast as the previous version. For an application that does such intensive rendering, doubling the speed will be quite a time savings. Cinema 4D R11 also features a Cocoa-based architecture supporting 64-bit processing under Mac OS X Leopard.

Power users will be happy to hear that Cinema 4D now includes CineMan, which allows you to render CINEMA 4D projects utilizing Pixar’s RenderMan Pro Server, or other RenderMan-compliant engines including 3Delight and AIR through support for the RIB format.

There are many other significant features in this release including Non-Linear Animation, Global Illumination, BodyPaint 3D and COLLADA Support.

CINEMA 4D Release 11 is expected to ship in September 2008 and starts at $895 for Cinema 4D Core.

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