Maxon CINEMA 4D Prime R17 (Download)

Maxon CINEMA 4D Prime R17 (Download)

Maxon CINEMA 4D Prime R17 (Download)

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Maxon CINEMA 4D Prime R17 (Download)

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Product Highlights

  • Add 3D to Your Graphic Design Toolset
  • Make Images/Animations for Any Industry
  • Create 3D Logos, Buildings, Space Ships
  • Turn 2D Images into 3D Elements
  • Combine Images or Movies with 3D Objects
  • New Spline Tools
  • New Take System & New Color Chooser
  • New Global Material Override
  • Updated Content Library
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Maxon CINEMA 4D Prime is geared toward graphic designers looking to add 3D to their toolsets. Turn your projects into something totally different by adding CINEMA 4D Prime to your existing 2D workflow. Turn 2D images into 3D elements using import options such as Illustrator or EPS, or combine images or movies with 3D objects. Create 3D logos, illustrations, buildings, space ships, and pretty much anything else for any industry. R17 (Release 17) adds new spline tools (Pen, Sketch, Smooth, Arc, Boolean Commands), new take system, new color chooser, a global material override feature, and a completely reworked content library to CINEMA 4D Prime.

CINEMA 4D Prime is made up of select features of CINEMA 4D Studio, which is the complete CINEMA 4D toolset that also features tools for Sculpting, MoGraph, Dynamic Animation, Character Animation, Hair Simulation, and more. Whenever you're ready for more tools, you can upgrade to CINEMA 4D Studio for a fully comprehensive workflow.

New Features in CINEMA 4D Prime R17

Take System
The new Take System goes beyond the functionality of a regular Render Layer System. Whether you use Cinema 4D or a third-party render engine, you will enjoy the flexible scene management offered by the Take System. Create numerous independent takes of your scene and change almost any parameter for intuitive variations -- all saved in one scene file eliminating file management hassles and wasted disk space. Nested parent-children take relationships let you easily hierarchize your versions, while the new Token System takes care of the file naming headache when rendering multiple takes in one go. Maintain complete versioning and variation control while saving precious time exploring all possibilities and responding to client change requests.
New Color Chooser
Color your 3D world using a color wheel, photo reference, screen picker, customizable swatch library, or one of many color models. Simplify any image using Photo Mosaic mode and quickly generate color swatches from a photo. Pick out harmonies in a way that will really complement your scene. Your colors highly enhanced.
New Spline Tools
Working with lines is now a lot more intuitive in Cinema 4D. Manipulate points, lines, tangents, and arcs with an intuitive user interface. Convert to polygon shapes. Leverage Boolean operators like Intersect, Subtract, Union.
Material Override
Generate clay renders with just a few clicks of the mouse using the new Material Override. Replace all or only selected materials from your scene with a basic material with an easy and intuitive workflow. You can also exclude specific channels such as transparency, alpha, displacement, and others from the material override, if desired.
Updated Content Libraries
Updated with ready-to-use objects, materials, surfaces, scenes, and presets. Parametric objects such as book shelves -- including the books -- let you drag and drop a completely customized living room in a snap.

All Features

  • Cross-platform support for Mac and Windows
  • 64-bit architecture
  • OpenGL 3.2 support
  • Extensive API: C++, Python, C.O.F.F.E.E.
Interface & Workflow
  • Context-sensitive, fully-searchable HTML help
  • Commander
  • To Do List
  • Multiple projects open at once
  • Customizable toolbars, layouts, menus
  • Light and dark interface schemes
  • Unlimited view windows
  • Heads-up display
  • Custom pop-up menu
  • Non-modal tools with real-time feedback
  • Collapsible Managers & Palettes
  • Selection / display filters
  • Custom User Data per object
  • Doodle viewport annotation tool
  • Layer system for object and material management
  • XRef external instancing / referencing system
  • Tablet support for Wacom and other pen tablets
  • 3dconnexion 3DMouse support
  • Stereo display in Viewport
  • OpenGL Viewport
  • Object highlighting
  • Available in 11 languages
  • Arabic interface support
  • OS X Lion full screen support
  • Retina icons
  • Solo button
  • Annotations tag
  • User Participation
  • New Crashhandler
  • Take System
  • New Color Chooser
  • Camera, Target Camera, Stereo Camera
  • Camera Composition Helpers
  • Camera Focus Picker
Data Exchange / Format Support
  • QuickTime support
  • AVI support (Win)
  • Image formats - float with layers: PSD, TIFF, OpenEXR
  • Image formats - float: HDR, DPX, RLA, RPF
  • Image formats: BMP, IFF, JPG, PICT, PNG, TARGA
  • QuickTime VR object, panorama
  • CINEWARE compatible
  • After Effects compositing exchange with 3D data
  • NUKE exchange
  • Photoshop exchange
  • Apple Motion compositing exchange with 3D data
  • Apple Final Cut Pro compositing exchange (Mac)
  • Digital Fusion compositing exchange (Win)
  • Shake compositing exchange
  • Support for DXF, DWG, 3DS, DAE, FBX, DEM, LWS, STL, VRML2, OBJ, COLLADA, Alembic
  • BodyPaint 3D exchange - 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage, Lightwave
  • Support for most current FBX and Alembic formats (FBX 2014 & Alembic 1.5)
Modeling Tools
  • Parametric object primitives
  • Scene Objects: Floor, Sky, Environment, Stage, Foreground, Background
  • Parametric spline primitives
  • Extrude, Lathe, Loft, Sweep
  • Polygonal modeling tools with N-gon support
  • Subdivision surfaces
  • Generators: Metaball, Boolean, Symmetry, Array, Atom Array, Instance, Connect, Spline Mask, Python
  • PolyPen Tool
  • Spline Tools: Pen, Sketch, Smooth, Arc, Boolean Commands
  • Bevel Deformer
  • Enhanced Cogwheel
  • Improved Symmetry Object
  • Deformer Falloff
  • Mesh Check
UV Editing
  • UV Editor
  • Interactive UV mapping by projection types
  • Optimal UV mapping to automatically remove seams
  • LSCM unwrapping and relaxing
  • ABF unwrapping and relaxing
  • UV Peeler
  • UVs for Caps
  • UV Enhancements
Materials & Texturing
  • Transparency with absorption, total internal reflections, exit reflections
  • Blurry reflections and transparencies
  • Normal Maps: tangent, object, or world
  • Displacement: intensity (centered), red/green, and RGB
  • Choose Photoshop PSD layers per usage
  • Animated textures (MOV, AVI, sequence) with Viewport preview
  • Selectable viewport resolution and channel display per material
  • Shading Models: Lambertian, Oren-Nayar
  • Fresnel Shader including physically correct IOR
  • Noise Procedural shader with 32 different noise algorithms
  • Layer shader
  • Proximity-based Proximal shader
  • Procedural surface shaders
  • Texture Baking: surface color, illumination, Ambient Occlusion, Normals, displacement, and more
  • Brick, Wood, Weathering, Pavement and Normalizer Shaders
  • 3D Painting with layers, all blend modes, and Photoshop file compatibility
  • Multi-brush painting of multiple material channels in single stroke
  • Raybrush painting directly onto rendered result
  • Projection painting
  • Exchange projections with Photoshop
  • Camera Mapping
  • ProjectionMan camera mapping workflow tool
  • Texture Manager
  • Brick Shader Enhancements
  • Reflectance Channel
  • 12 Material Channels: Color, Diffusion, Luminance, Transparency, Reflection, Environment, Fog, Bump, Normal, Alpha, Glow, Displacement
  • Light Types: Omni, Spot, Infinite, Area, Square Spot, Parallel Spot, Square Parallel Spot
  • Hard, Soft, Area shadows
  • Visible, Volumetric, and Inverse Volumetric lighting
  • Noise within light illumination and/or visibility
  • Include/exclude light diffusion, specular, shadow per object
  • Custom lens flares
  • Color temperature in Kelvin
  • Photometric brightness setting in Candela and Lumen
  • Render up to 128,000 pixels square / 32 bits per pixel
  • Bucket rendering
  • Render instances
  • Color profile support
  • Camera white balance
  • Linear workflow
  • Adaptive anti-aliasing
  • Multi-Pass output
  • Object buffers - specify unique alpha channels per object
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Global Illumination (IR 2.0, QMC, mixed)
  • Stereo rendering
  • Position Pass
  • 3D Sound Rendering
  • Picture Viewer: RAM player, color correction, image merge, anaglyph preview, and more
  • Watermark post effect
  • Render Queue batch rendering system
  • Universal Sampler (GI-QMC)
  • Radiosity maps
  • Light Mapping
  • Normal Pass
  • Global Material Override
  • Easy one-click keyframe Position, Scale, Rotation, Point Level animation, and user-defined parameters
  • Record dot animation of all animatable parameters
  • Automatic keyframing
  • PowerSlider animation toolbar for playback and keyframe manipulation
  • Timeline - up to 4 timeline windows with customizable track display and dopesheet or F-Curve view modes
  • F-Curve Snapshot and Reduced Modification curves
  • Constant Velocity option per track
  • Keyframe reduction
  • Keyframe baking
  • ASCII animation import
  • Non-linear animation / motion mixing system
  • Constraints: PSR, Up-Vector, Clamp, Mirror, Parent, Aim, Spring
  • XPresso - node-based Expression Editor
  • Interaction Tag
  • Animation Dots
Dynamic Animation
  • Basic particle system
Character Animation Tools
  • Joints with full dynamic IK
  • Skin Deformer supports linear, spherical, and blended deformation based on joints
  • Weight Manager and tools
  • Auto weighting
  • Mirror, Naming, and Paint Tools
  • Weight effector
  • Point Cache tag
  • Essential presets and demo scenes
  • Completely reworked Content Library
Natively Supported Formats
*Below are all the formats supported in CINEMA 4D Studio R17, which is the complete CINEMA 4D toolset. Some of these formats may not be supported in CINEMA 4D Prime R17.

3D Formats
  • 3D Studio .3ds (R/W)
  • Alembic (R/W)
  • Biovision .bvh (R)
  • Collada .dae (R/W)
  • DEM (R)
  • DXF (R/W)
  • DWG (R)
  • Direct 3D .x (W)
  • FBX (R/W)
  • IGES (R) (does not support all possible variations)
  • LightWave 3D .lws .lwo (R)
  • RIB (W)
  • SketchUp .skp (R)
  • STL (R/W)
  • VRML2 .wrl (R/W)
  • Wavefront .obj (R/W)
Compositing Formats (Write Only)
  • After Effects (3D)
  • Final Cut (2D, Mac only)
  • Shake (2D)
  • Motion (3D, Mac only)
  • NUKE (2D)
  • Fusion (2D, Windows only)
2D Image and Animation Formats (R/W)
  • TIFF
  • BodyPaint 3D
  • Photoshop PSD
  • Targa TGA
  • HDRI
  • DPX
  • Open EXR
  • BMP
  • PICT
  • IFF
  • JPEG
  • RLA
  • RPF
  • PNG
  • QuickTime (if available)
  • AVI (Windows only)
2D Vector Formats
  • Illustrator (R/W)
  • EPS (R)
Table of Contents
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System Requirements Minimum Requirements:
Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit only) on Intel or AMD processors with SSE3 support
Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher on 64-bit Intel-based Macs
4 GB available RAM
OpenGL Graphics card supporting OpenGL 3.2
Installation can require up to 7 GB of hard drive space

Operating Systems:
Windows 10 64-bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit (all versions)
Windows 8 64-bit (all versions)
Windows 7 64-bit (all versions)
Window 2012 Server 64-bit

Apple Mac OS X 10.8.5 (and higher)

Minimum CPU Windows PC:
Intel Pentium 4
Athlon 64

Minimum CPU Mac:
Intel Core 2 Solo

Supported Processors (SSE3 support required)
Intel Pentium 4, 
Intel Pentium 4 D, Intel XEON, 
Intel Core 2, 
Intel Core i7 , Intel Core i5, 
Intel Core i3, 
Intel Celeron, 
Intel Celeron D, 
AMD Sempron, AMD Athlon 64,
 AMD Opteron, 
AMD Phenom, 
AMD Ontario, AMD Zacate, AMD Kabini, AMD Temash, AMD Beema, AMD Mullins, AMD Llano, AMD Trinity, AMD Richland, AMD Kaveri

Processors Not Supported:
Intel Core Solo, Intel Core Duo, Intel Pentium M, Intel Xeon Phi, Intel Itanium, Intel Itanium II, Intel Pentium, Intel Pentium II, Intel Pentium III, Intel 486, AMD K6, AMD K7, AMD Athlon XP/MP, AMD Duron, Power 4, IBM PowerPC G3, IBM PowerPC G4, IBM PowerPC G5, ARM, VIA C7

Graphics Cards:
CINEMA 4D Studio supports all OpenGL 3.2-capable graphics cards. Nevertheless, Maxon recommends using a dedicated 3D graphics card with an AMD or NVIDIA chip set.

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