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Update: Maxon’s Cineware for Unreal plugin

Cineware for Unreal

Maxon just announced the immediate availability of an update to the Cineware for Unreal plugin. This new plugin for Unreal Engine 4.27 features substantial workflow improvements like dynamic import of Cinema 4D content without pre-caching. In addition, users can modify Cinema 4D content and attributes directly within the Unreal Editor.

Key Features of the Cineware for Unreal plugin

  • Import Cinema 4D Content 
  • Update Cinema 4D Content from within Unreal 
  • Use Cineware to Import Files from Other Applications          

For more details, scroll down below the video for the press release.

New Cineware for Unreal Plugin Now Available

Includes dynamic import of content and modification of some Cinema 4D content within Unreal

Friedrichsdorf, Germany – December 2, 2021 Maxon, the developers of professional software solutions for motion designers and visual effects artists, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an update to the Cineware for Unreal plugin. This new plugin for Unreal Engine 4.27 features substantial workflow improvements like dynamic import of C4D content without pre-caching, and the ability to modify Cinema 4D content and attributes directly within the Unreal Editor.

New Features

Import Cinema 4D Content

With Cinema 4D it’s easy to create 3D models and animations you can use when creating games, real-time graphics, or other interactive content in Unreal Engine. It’s now easier and more reliable than ever to import C4D files directly into Unreal. An updated Datasmith import uses the Cinema 4D installation already on your computer to dynamically import your complete C4D scene without the need to generate any caches. This keeps files small and enables new interactive workflows with Unreal.

Update Cinema 4D Content from within Unreal

With the Cineware for Unreal plugin, you can adjust specific attributes within a Cinema 4D file directly within Unreal Engine. Adjust text and other scene settings within a panel or use the Blueprint editor and a simple click will reimport the Cinema 4D file with your changes applied.

Use Cineware to Import Files from Other Applications

The C4D file format is much bigger than just Cinema 4D – many of Maxon’s partners have adopted this robust 3D file format. For instance, Datasmith import of Cinema 4D files can be used with files coming from Allplan, ArchiCAD, and Vectorworks – offering a great starting point for architectural walkthroughs and visualizations using Unreal Engine.

Release notes

  • Cineware for Unreal 4.27 or later. Immediately available but must be enabled in the Plugins list for each project.
  • Cineware for Unreal requires a Cinema 4D S24.111 installation for dynamic import. Activation not required.

About Maxon

Maxon makes powerful, yet approachable software solutions for content creators working in 2D and 3D design, motion graphics, visual effects, and visualization. Maxon’s innovative product portfolio helps artists supercharge their creative workflows. Its product lines include the award-winning Cinema 4D suite of 3D modeling, simulation, and animation technology, the diverse Red Giant lineup of revolutionary editing, motion design, and filmmaking tools, the high-end production, blazingly fast Redshift rendering solutions, and the intuitive forger mobile sculpting app.

Maxon’s team is comprised of fun, passionate people who believe in building and empowering a successful artistic community. From its popular, inclusive events to its free Cineversity educational resources, Maxon recognizes that developing strong connections with creatives and fostering their professional growth is integral to Maxon’s ability to stay on top of industry trends and better serve customers. 


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