Updates: Cinema 4D R23 SP1 and Cinebench R23 Now Available
Cinema 4D R23 SP1
The Cinema 4D R23 SP1 Service release fixes minor bugs. In addition, it ensures stability. Not only that, it includes a Universal build for compatibility with new M1-powered Macs.
From the Maxon website:
Maxon is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Cinema 4D Release 23 Service Pack 1. This update includes many minor updates, stability improvements, and optimizations to ensure the high reliability on which Cinema 4D artists have come to rely. In addition, this release includes a new Universal build for compatibility with Apple’s recently announced MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini powered by M1, Apple’s breakthrough chip for the Mac.
Maxon recommends all users update to Cinema 4D R23 SP1. Details can be found on the updates tab on the Maxon Cinema 4D Page.
3D for the Whole World
Maxon Cinema 4D R23 breathes life into characters and animations with outstanding new tools and workflow enhancements. Key improvements to animation workflow make it easier to create and manipulate keyframes, produce fantastic new character rigs, and manage poses, retargeting, and skinning. Enjoy all the UV and Viewport updates from S22, as well as additional refinements to both. Step into the future with a preview of the new Scene Nodes system-the power and performance of Cinema 4D’s future. R23 includes Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Looks technology. In addition, there are Deformer enhancements. Markedly, Maxon has updated integrations for Python 3, OBJ, FBX, and USD.
Maxon Updates its Powerful Benchmarking Software, Cinebench
Cinebench Release 23 Delivers More Stable and Accurate Performance Benchmarking for Latest Hardware Generations including M1-Powered Macs
Friedrichsdorf, Germany – November 11, 2020 – Maxon, the leading developer of professional 2D/3D digital content creation and composing solutions, has just released Cinebench Release 23, an update to its industry-standard, cross-platform benchmarking application trusted by developers, analysts, and users alike to evaluate hardware performance. Cinebench uses advanced algorithms to visualize and render a three-dimensional scene on a computer. Hardware manufacturers use Cinebench scores to optimize CPUs during the development process, as well as press and consumers to evaluate systems.
This news follows the recent announcement that Cinema 4D, Maxon’s award-winning 3D animation software, is the very first professional 3D animation package available for Apple’s new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini powered by the revolutionary M1, the first in a family of chips designed by Apple specifically for the Mac.
“For more than a decade, Cinebench has been the go-to tool for hardware manufacturers and industry analysts to evaluate system performance,” said David McGavran, Maxon Chief Executive Officer. “Cinebench R23 delivers the most accurate and stable results for the latest hardware, including Apple’s recently announced M1-powered Macs, ensuring users are operating on the highest performing systems for demanding content creation and rendering workloads.”
Feature Highlights: Cinebench R23
- Cinebench is now based on the latest Release 23 code using updated compilers and has a minimum runtime activated by default (previously hidden in preferences)
- Cinebench R23 delivers more stable and accurate results for high-performance systems and allows users to check that the hardware is able to deliver the performance steadily, without throttling down due to thermal issues.
- Users now have the option to directly test the single-core performance without manually enabling the “Advanced benchmark” option. The “Advanced benchmark” allows users to set arbitrary minimum runtimes to stress test the hardware for even longer periods of time.
- Because of the code and compiler changes, Cinebench score values are readjusted to a new range so they should not be compared to scores from previous versions of Cinebench.
Cinebench R23 leverages the same powerful 3D engine in Cinema 4D Release 23 (Cinema 4D R23) to accurately evaluate CPU rendering performance capabilities across various systems and platforms. It is offered free-of-charge.
Visit the Maxon website for more information.
Pricing and Availability / Minimum System Requirements
Cinebench Release 23 is available from the Maxon website as well as the Microsoft and Apple app stores:
Microsoft Store (will be available soon)
The application runs on Windows 10 on Intel or AMD 64-bit CPU with SSE3 support. In addition, it runs on macOS 10.13.6 or higher with 64-bit CPU running on Intel-based Apple Macintosh and 4 GB RAM or on Apple silicon.
Maxon Cinema R23 Compatibility – The Definitive List
We’re elated about the release of Maxon Cinema 4D R23, the first subscription-only release. But, as with any major release, the issue of compatibility comes into play. Developers are working diligently to make sure everything will work smoothly with the new R23 release.
We have put together a list of products and information to keep you informed about plug-in and product compatibility.
Posted by Michele Yamazaki