E-on Software has released Ozone 2.0, a tool for creating atmospheres, both realistic and surrealistic, in Cinema 4D R7 or higher.
Ozone 2.0 comes with two plug-ins, two atmospheric models, over 100 preset atmospheres and 100 preset cloud shapes. Ozone 2.0 requires Mac OS X (it’s not Mac OS 9 compatible). It costs US$249, though registered users of Ozone 3D can upgrade for $69 and Vue 4 owners can upgrade for $199.
Cinema 4D is 3D modeling and animation software from Maxon Computer. In March the product was updated to version 8.1, which added several features including HDRI and new particle effects. The full version costs US$595 for the core application, $1,695 for the XL bundle; and $2,495 for the Studio bundle.