Update: Maxon One July 2023 Delivers Redshift New Nodes, Trapcode Options
Maxon One July 2023 Update TL;DR
Redshift includes a new Jitter Node for easier randomization, a new MatCap Shader Node for creating stylized materials, and adds support for Maya 2024 on Mac systems.
Trapcode introduces new child inheritance options, three new gradient interpolation models, and a Bounce Ground Plane.
Forger introduces a well-rounded set of new tools for modeling circular details, drawing pipe-like sweeps, or turning profiles using a lathe, and adds a complete lighting toolset that now includes Area and IES lights.
In addition, the latest Capsules drop brings a selection of realistic Redshift glass materials and another pack of high-quality Laubwerk plant assets.
And, finally, the ZBrush 2023.2 update adds new mesh deforming capabilities, Spotlight enhancements, and more.
Read more about the ZBrush update
Press Release: Maxon Boosts Creative Freedom of Maxon One User with New Features and Performance Enhancements
Redshift Adds Jitter, MatCap Shader Node, and Support for Maya on Mac, and Improved Trapcode Workflows Highlight This Release.
Bad Homburg, Germany – July 19, 2023 – Maxon, developers of professional software solutions for editors, filmmakers, motion designers, visual effects artists, and creators of all types, today announced significant updates to several products included in the company’s Maxon One subscription offering:
- Redshift now allows for easier randomization thanks to the new Jitter Node, introduces a new MatCap Shader Node for creating stylized materials, makes better use of multiple CPU cores, and adds support for Maya 2024 on Mac systems.
- Trapcode power users benefit from substantially expanded creative possibilities thanks to new child inheritance options that allow the type, size, and opacity values of child particles to be driven by the attributes of their parent particle. Three new gradient interpolation models enable motion graphics artists to explore different styles and leave a lasting impact on their audience. Additionally, a new Bounce Ground Plane makes it easier than ever for VFX and motion graphics artists to set up an infinite bounce surface with height and rotation controls.
- The latest update to Forger introduces a well-rounded set of new tools for modeling circular details, drawing pipe-like sweeps, or turning profiles using a lathe, and adds a complete lighting toolset that now includes Area and IES lights.
- And the latest Capsules drop continues to add value for subscribers of Maxon One and Cinema 4D, with a selection of realistic Redshift glass materials and another pack of high-quality Laubwerk plant assets.
This latest release includes:
Redshift 3.5.17 allows for easier randomization of materials, takes the first step towards non-photo-real materials and improves performance when using Redshift CPU mode, and continues to extend DCC support.
The new Jitter Node lets you automatically apply color variation across a large number of objects with the same material applied. Great for creating foliage, rocks, a mason jar full of gumballs, or a crate of delicious avocados of varying degrees of ripeness. The Jitter Node is currently available for most DCCs (Cinema 4D, ZBrush, 3ds Max, Maya, Houdini, Katana).
The new MatCap Shader Node allows you to quickly create simple stylized materials by mapping an image onto a mesh relative to the render camera. This lays the foundation for non-photo-real materials in Redshift.
Redshift is now available for the latest version of Maya on macOS systems.
Redshift CPU rendering performance now scales better with additional CPU cores or even multiple CPUs in one system, resulting in faster render times for users of Redshift CPU.
Texture Memory Optimizations provide overall performance improvements when handling textures in Redshift.
Trapcode 2023.4 is all about enabling you to focus on the art you’re creating rather than the levers you have to pull to get there. This release aims to ease your workflow, provide new possibilities and get you to your creative destination faster.
The new built-in Bounce Ground Plane serves as an additional bounce surface with its own height and rotation controls. It allows VFX and motion graphics artists to easily set up an infinite bounce plane with just a couple of clicks. This new Bounce plane comes with several pre-designed setups and allows you to create and save your own Bounce presets.
Child systems can now inherit the Particle Type, Size, and Opacity values from their parent system at the time of their birth. This drastically expands the creative possibilities of parent-child setups and allows you to create stunning effects with each child particle exactly matching the attributes of their parent particle.
Trapcode now features three new gradient interpolation models in addition to the existing RGB model. This allows for a wider array of creative choices and possibilities for crafting captivating transitions.
Thanks to the new Curve Mirror Mode, you can create perfectly symmetrical curves. Just click “Mirror” in the menu and enjoy perfectly mirrored curves along the horizontal axis. No more fussing to mirror any curve by hand!
To offer a consistent user experience across systems and software packages, Particular Designer now calls the After Effects color picker instead of the operating system’s default color picker.
3D Stroke and Sound Keys now benefit from the same color and curve UI updates previously implemented in Particular.
The latest update to Forger will make you unfold your creativity like never before with a well-rounded set of new tools. The Sketch Sculpt Brush allows you to easily create new shapes, new Area and IES Lights complement the existing types of lights, and the new Action Point camera navigation makes it more intuitive to rotate your camera around the area of interest.
Easily create shapes with the stroke of an Apple pencil using the new Sketch Sculpt brush.
Put your Forger creations in the best light to accurately model details or share your works with the new Lighting toolset that now includes Area and IES lights.
New Sweep and Lathe tools add new modeling capabilities to Forger: Use the Sweep tool to create pipes or horns or turn a complex profile using the Lathe tool.
Set Flow is the ideal tool for rounding out harsh bevels by adjusting the curvature on a selection of edges based on surrounding geometry.
The Fit Circle tool allows you to easily model round details. Simply select a group of polygons and use interactive handles to adjust the size of the circle. Thanks to the flatten option, the surface can be averaged at the same time.
Forger now offers complete hierarchy support, making it easy to organize your creations, group elements, and manipulate groups together.
The latest additions to Capsules, Maxon’s collection of tailor-made assets to enhance artists’ projects, include a collection of Redshift materials created by visualization experts Fuchs & Vogel and a new set of Laubwerk plants:
26 new Redshift glass materials perfect for architectural visualization, product shots, and motion graphics. These materials include a collection of condensation materials that make it easy to add rain on windows or water droplets on ice-cold beverages. In addition to basic “perfect” glass, we’ve included a collection of smoked, distorted, dirty and smudged variations perfect for visualizing downtown lofts or creating VFX shots. Half of these materials are available to customers with active Cinema 4D subscriptions while the other half are an exclusive benefit for Maxon One subscribers.
In addition, Maxon unveils the second pack of Laubwerk plants, featuring 51 high-quality plant models perfect for architectural visualization, visual effects shots, and illustration. Bring a natural touch to any scene by scattering lifelike Rosemary plants, Pine, Birch, and Willow trees, each offering a variety of ages, seasons, and shape variants to make them unique in your render. All of these plant assets are available to subscribers with a Cinema 4D or Maxon One subscription.
Users are encouraged to update immediately through the Maxon App.
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. Our product lines include the award-winning Cinema 4D suite of 3D modeling, simulation, and animation technology; the creativity-on-the-go Forger mobile sculpting app; the diverse Red Giant lineup of revolutionary editing, motion design, and filmmaking tools; the leading-edge, blazingly fast Redshift renderer; and ZBrush, the industry-standard digital sculpting and painting solution.
Maxon’s team is comprised of fun, passionate people who believe in building and empowering a successful artistic community. From our popular, inclusive events to our free Cineversity educational resources, Maxon recognizes that developing strong connections with creatives and fostering their professional growth is integral to our ability to stay on top of industry trends and better serve customers.
Get all the Maxon products at one low price.
Maxon One is an annual subscription for all products in one all-encompassing package. To summarize, this bundle includes Cinema 4D, Redshift, ZBrush, and Red Giant Complete.
Maxon One 2024 Now Available!
Cinema 4D 2024 is better than ever – with massive performance improvements in interactive playback, enhancements to Rigid Body simulations, and a more “art-directable” Pyro workflow. With Trapcode 2024, artists can now create realistic thermal dynamics with the new Combustion feature and create particle tracks with Stroke from Parent. VFX 2024 opens up a new dimension in lighting control and includes several enhancements to the popular Real Lens Flares. With Magic Bullet 2024, color correction is easier than ever – plus a host of new presets give artists more creative freedom. Universe 2024 also sees numerous workflow improvements and offers new presets. Redshift offers more creative freedom when using the MatCap and Distorter shaders as well as performance improvements on multi-core CPUs.
Maxon Cinema 4D Subscription
3D computer animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software
Maxon Cinema 4D is a professional 3D modeling, animation, simulation, and rendering software solution. Its fast, powerful, flexible, and stable toolset make 3D workflows more accessible and efficient for design, motion graphics, VFX, AR/MR/VR, game development, and all types of visualization professionals. Cinema 4D produces stunning results, whether working on your own or in a team.
Cinema 4D 2024 provides unmatched speed and performance for the most sophisticated creative scenes. Rigid Body Simulations can now interact with all existing forces, pyro, cloth, and soft bodies. Pyro shines with a hot new feature that allows fire to be emitted from particles and matrices. And the new Vertex Normal tools offer artists unparalleled precision to perfect surfaces.
Redshift by Maxon
Redshift Now Available as Subscription
Redshift is the world’s first fully GPU-accelerated, biased renderer built to meet the specific demands of contemporary high-end production rendering in C4D. Tailored to support creative individuals and studios of every size, Redshift offers a suite of powerful features and supports complex, advanced shading networks and texturing capabilities as required for production-quality rendering. Redshift has the features and uncompromising quality of a CPU renderer, but at GPU rendering speeds.
Red Giant Complete - Annual Subscription
Get all the tools from Red Giant at one low price with Red Giant Complete.
Get the complete set of Red Giant tools for editing, VFX and motion design. Red Giant complete includes Universe, Trapcode Suite, Magic Bullet Suite, and VFX Suite. Whether you are working with 3D particles systems and fluid dynamics, color correction and film looks, green screen and compositing, video effects and transitions, or even A/V sync, this set of industry-standard tools has what you need for your post-production workflow.
Posted by Michele