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New: Maxon One Spring 2023 Release

New: Maxon One Spring 2023 Release

Revolutionize your creative process with Maxon‘s Spring 2023 release of Maxon One. This update provides an incredible list of innovative features and workflow improvements to their entire product line, including Cinema 4D, Redshift, Red Giant, and ZBrush. Prepare to be blown away by the amazing new features and workflow enhancements that have been expertly developed to take your designs to the next level.

Key highlights of the Maxon One Spring 2023 Release include:

  • Cinema 4D 2023.2 offers an improved Commander, enhancements to its Nodes system, simulation improvements, and a new Thicken generator for modeling. 
  • Red Giant features new tools and augmentations;
    • Universe 2023.1 introduces Symbol Mapper
    • VFX 2023.3 sees anamorphic lens support for Real Lens Flares
    • Trapcode 2023.3 includes performance optimizations for Particular and a new collection of Atomic Age sprites. 
  • Redshift 3.5.14 brings a fantastic new Sky and Sun Model, a new Flakes Shader, and new Camera Backplates. 
  • ZBrush is highlighted by two new revolutionary workflow tools: Proxy Pose and Drop 3D
  • Forger updates include new features for lighting and previews and the integration of ZBrush’s powerful ZRemesher. 
  • Capsules additions include new material collections, a new dynamic Swirl Modifier, and a new Redshift Shaderball.
  • Cineware updates are focused on Unreal 5.0 and 5.1 integration.

Below, read the press release, with a complete features list and descriptions of the updates in full.

Press Release: Spring 2023 Maxon One Release Adds Extraordinary Value

Enhancements across the entire product line including Cinema 4D, Redshift, Red Giant, ZBrush, Forger, and more highlight this massive update

Bad Homburg, Germany – March 29, 2023Maxon, developers of professional software solutions for editors, filmmakers, motion designers, visual effects artists, and creators of all types, announced today a comprehensive update to Maxon One. Maxon’s Spring 2023 release offers exciting new features and workflow enhancements across the entire product line that will empower designers and artists to turn their creative ideas into reality with stunning results.

Cinema 4D 2023.2 offers an improved Commander, enhancements to its Nodes system, simulation improvements, and a new Thicken generator for modeling. Updates to the Red Giant toolset feature new tools and augmentations; most notably the introduction of Symbol Mapper for Universe 2023.1, anamorphic lens support for Real Lens Flares for VFX 2023.3, and Trapcode 2023.3 includes performance optimizations for Particular and a new collection of Atomic Age sprites. Redshift 3.5.14 brings a fantastic new Sky and Sun Model, a new Flakes Shader, and new Camera Backplates. The latest release of ZBrush is highlighted by two new Revolutionary workflow tools: Proxy Pose and Drop 3D. Forger updates include new features for lighting and previews and the integration of ZBrush’s powerful ZRemesher. The latest additions to Capsules include new material collections, a new dynamic Swirl Modifier, and a new Redshift Shaderball. Rounding out this exciting release is an update to Cineware, focused on Unreal 5.0 and 5.1 integration.

“This highly anticipated release delivers on our promise to regularly come out with new cutting-edge features and enhancements across the entire Maxon One product line,” says David McGavran, Maxon CEO. “With this release, our community can expect improved performance, enhanced workflows, advanced tools for animation, rendering, sculpting, and much more. By equipping artists of all levels with industry-leading tools, we aim to empower our community to create stunning visual content like never before.”

Maxon One

Maxon One

Cinema 4D, Forger, Red Giant, Redshift, Universe, and ZBrush in One Bundle!

Introducing Maxon One – the ultimate subscription package for 3D artists and motion designers looking to bring their creative projects to life. With Maxon One, you gain instant access to an award-winning 3D animation tool with Cinema 4D as well as Red Giant Complete’s full collection of powerful tools for editing, VFX, and motion design. Plus, with ZBrush included in the bundle, you have the freedom to model sophisticated illustrations limited only by your imagination. Finally, the ultra-fast GPU renderer Redshift for Cinema 4D is also included. Now you can push the boundaries of what’s possible and take your creativity to a whole new level with a single all-encompassing package. Unlock the full potential of your creative brilliance with Maxon One!

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Complete Features List and Updates Descriptions:

Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D’s Commander now offers quick and easy access to Maxon Capsules as well as your own assets and presets. Easily discover and apply Capsules, add Redshift materials, and utilize the power of Maxon’s Node-Based Capsules like Backdrop primitive and Spline tools.

  • The all-new Thicken Generator enables you to add an extra dimension to all your models.
  • Great for setting up floorplans and 3D prints, this object generates a procedural shell based on an existing mesh and preserves corners and perpendicular edges. It can be used in many ways due to its support for vertex maps and polygon selections.
  • Cinema 4D now offers a cleaner Node UI that will help you navigate your node setups with a cleaner interface that features more prominent color-coding and more and makes it easier to work with nodes and create efficient node-based capsules.
  • Cinema 4D’s Unified Simulation System received several improvements, with Pyro previews in Cinema 4D’s viewport now supporting color and lighting – great whether you’re setting up a sim or sharing a high-quality preview render. Emitters now include support for Maxon Noise and vertex maps, and the Destructor Force limits Pyro to the inside or outside of a box. Pyro Output generates automatically for Redshift renders and can be easily switched between Simulation Scenes. Balloon sims also now support vertex maps, allowing you to create seams and control areas of inflation.

Maxon Cinema 4D Subscription

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.

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Red Giant


Universe 2023.1 introduces Symbol Mapper, an all-new stylization tool to rebuild footage using letters, numbers, and symbols based on source brightness values. To help artists realize their creative vision with ease, this release also includes many new presets for various Universe tools.

  • Universe Symbol Mapper allows for great Matrix-style effects or retro-type-based graphics
  • A refreshed Dashboard and preset browser now provide access to Maxon’s Cloud Capsule Service, allowing users to leverage a growing library of assets. Thanks to the new search function, artists can find what they need from Universe’s vast collection of tools and presets, shaving time off their workflow.
  • Universe 2023.1 offers 42 new cloud presets for the Electrify, Line, Long Shadow, Prism, Displacement, and RGB Separation tools.



Video transition and effects plugins for editors and motion graphics artists

Red Giant Universe is a collection of 89 GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists. Stylize your footage. Create motion graphics. Add transitions and effects. In addition, find text generators and lots of presets.

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VFX 2023.3 introduces anamorphic lens support to Real Lens Flares, allowing for premium AAA movie production looks and bringing support for adjustment layers to Supercomp.

  • Thanks to the upgraded lens simulation engine with support for anamorphic lenses in Real Lens Flares, filmmakers doing 3D renders, shooting video, or doing motion graphics work can add Real Lens Flares to their shots. At the same time, all users of Real Lens Flares can make their footage look like it was done at a AAA studio, utilizing an unprecedented amount of artistic control while creating the most realistic-looking lens Flares possible.
  • Supercomp now supports adjustment layers. They replace displacement layers and apply their effect to anything below them in the Supercomp. Ideal for region-based color corrections, displacements, and heat blur.


Trapcode 2023.3 includes performance optimization for light emitters and bug fixes for Particular
along with a new collection of Atomic Age sprites.

  • A new collection of Atomic Age sprites, reminiscent of a mid-century design aesthetic
  • Light emitters in Particular received stunning performance optimization, resulting in up to 3x faster render times
  • Bug fixes enable support for the new curve and color presets in secondary systems,
    previewing model sequence animations in the Designer, and more.

Magic Bullet

Magic Bullet 2023.2 improves the Magic Bullet Looks Strength slider and includes numerous
enhancements across platforms.

  • New strength sliders for every individual tool make it easier to get better control of your look.
  • A new set of presets for Looks will take full advantage of our ACES handling.
  • Various Bug Fixes with a particular emphasis on Resolve users.

Red Giant - Annual Subscription

Red Giant - Annual Subscription

Get all the tools from Red Giant at one low price with Red Giant.

Maxon Red Giant is the leading provider of visual effects and motion graphics tools, offering innovative and powerful solutions for filmmakers, editors, motion designers, and visual effects artists. Red Giant tools empowers artists, filmmakers, and designers to bring their creative visions to life.

Get all the Red Giant tools for filmmaking and motion graphics. You’ll enjoy access to Trapcode, Magic Bullet, VFX, and Universe – each designed with innovative features that make it easy to craft eye-catching visuals!

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Redshift 3.5.14 brings a fantastic new Sky and Sun Model, Flakes Shader, and new Camera Backplates in addition to workflow improvements and stability enhancements.

  • The new PRG Clear Sky model allows artists to simulate gorgeous sunsets with Redshift’s improved Sun and Sky. It provides the most accurate simulation of sky radiance and color, offering rich red sunsets as the sun dips just below the horizon.
  • The new Flakes shader is great for rendering everything from metallic car paints to glitter-filled superballs. This 3D shader generates Voronoi- or dot-shaped flakes at random angles and surface depth to add the perfect detail and shine to your renders.
  • Custom Backplates are now available in Redshift for C4D, offering amazing compositing control. Artists can choose whether background footage is incorporated into the render or added before and after post effects. Renders can be matched to an existing backplate thanks to the Post-Composite mode.
  • Cinema 4D 2023.2’s updated Node UI makes it a joy to craft Redshift materials. The UI is much cleaner, with new commands to select upstream and downstream nodes. Use C4D’s Preset system to easily apply your favorite node settings and build networks quickly with a new option to keep wire connections while duplicating a node. New pop-out panels make it easy to browse and add nodes as well as edit node attributes.
  • The Redshift Camera is now available in Houdini offering simple physical controls to modify exposure, focus distance, motion blur, and bokeh.

Redshift by Maxon

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.

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The latest release of ZBrush features two new tools never before introduced in 3D sculpting

  • The new Proxy Pose feature provides a dynamic method for modifying the topology of models quickly. Implementing Proxy Pose instantly reduces polygon density, allowing artists to quickly and efficiently manipulate your ZBrush models, and then convert them back to a high-density mesh.
  • The new Drop 3D function combines the technology of Sculptris Pro with the 2.5D functionality of the ZBrush canvas to produce a new workflow that allows for enhanced creativity. Using Drop 3D, you can increase local mesh density in order to maintain high-resolution details where needed. Drop 3D inspires creativity by fusing the elements of both 2D and 3D design. With Drop 3D, you can explore design concepts aligned with illustration techniques, surface detailing, and 3D modeling.

ZBrush Subscription

ZBrush Subscription

The All-In-One Digital Sculpting Solution Designed for the Pursuit of Art

ZBrush sets the industry standard for digital sculpting/painting. With customizable tools that can shape, texture, and paint virtual clay in real time with instant feedback, you’ll have unprecedented access to an endless range of precise digital creations.

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The latest release of Forger includes new features for lighting, effects for more realism, and the
integration of ZBrush’s powerful ZRemesher.

  • Lights: This release adds the ability to create multiple custom lights, including directional
    lights, point lights, and spotlights. These lights can be enabled to cast shadows as well.
  • Viewport VFX: For even greater control over the look of your sculpt, Forger has added Viewport FX, which includes effects like Ambient Occlusion, Depth of Field, Bloom, Chromatic Aberration, Grain, and Vignetting. All of these effects work in real-time as you model and sculpt, without the need to render.
  • ZRemesher: Finally, borrowing technology from ZBrush, Maxon’s desktop sculpting tool, the powerful ZRemesher has now been brought into Forger. With this, you can manually direct the new topology using guides, or by painting density maps.


The latest additions to Capsules include:

  • A new Swirl Modifier created by Rocket Lasso. This dynamic Capsule acts like a deformer to create twisted effects on any mesh or spline. This offers a wide range of possibilities for creating and art-directing objects from ice cream cones to spinning vortexes.
  • 16 Redshift carpet materials created by visualization experts Fuchs and Vogel.
  • 24 ceramic materials.
  • A new Redshift Shaderball look development scene, so artists can create gorgeous material previews.


Rounding out this exciting release is an update to Cineware, focused on Unreal 5.0 and 5.1 – part of Maxon’s dedication to making sure our products work seamlessly with the tools you count on in your production pipeline.

  • Importing Cinema 4D files straight into Unreal Engine using Cineware has become more intuitive and smoother, incorporating animated characters and cameras, and embedding them as part of a larger cinematic sequence in your Unreal project.
  • Cineware now allows you to make distinct Level Sequences for Geometry Caches or insert them into a main Level Sequence seamlessly.
  • When a Cinema 4D Viewport camera is imported into Unreal Engine, it is immediately identically configured, with no further modifications or camera settings necessary.
  • Animated Render Visibility allows you to decide which components in your Cinema 4D scene are turned on or off in Unreal Engine after import.
  • A new Geometry Cache option allows you to import not only static meshes from Cinema 4D but also morphing topology and animated MoGraph Cloner setups
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