In Depth: MAXON Cinema 4D Release 18 New Features Roundup
With the upcoming September release of MAXON C4D R18, we wanted to know more about all the new features and figured you did too. From Voronoi fracture & mograph enhancements, to new shaders and tools, C4D R18 had tons of new additions to unlock your 3D creativity.
We will update this page as new info on Cinema 4D R18 becomes available, so bookmark this page.
Updated August 22, 2016
A little about Cinema 4D and Release 18
Cinema 4D is the professional 3D package for your needs. If you want to create advanced 3D graphics but need a helping hand to ensure you create jaw-dropping graphics quickly and easily, then Cinema 4D is the choice for you. Despite being designed for advanced 3D, the extra tools found in Cinema 4D Studio are still designed to be user-friendly and intuitive. Generating advanced 3D effects such as hair is surprisingly easy and fast, with Cinema 4D doing much of the work for you.
Cinema 4D Release 18 puts powerful new tools in the hands of motion graphics artists, and makes VFX workflows accessible to everyone. Game designers and visualization professionals enjoy new opportunities, while workflow, modeling, animation and shader enhancements help elevate every Cinema 4D artist to a new level.
R18 is Shipping Soon!
C4D Sneak Peek
Voronoi fracture, Mograph & Viewport enhancements, new Shaders
Lesterbanks has a very good round up of the new C4D features too. See it here.
Versus – C4D R18 Promo Video
Purchase or Upgrade to R17 with MSA Now & Get R18 Free on Release
7 Incredible 3D Artworks created in Cinema 4D R18 – Digital Arts
Digital Arts posted an article showcasing the artwork of 7 3D artists that MAXON commisioned to create C4D art specifically for Release 18.
Maxon recently released a new version of Cinema 4D, R18 – and, with it, a tonne of gorgeous images to show off what the software can do. Even if you’re not interested Cinema 4D, the update of which includes better tools for destroying and dissecting objects, who doesn’t want an excuse to ogle gorgeous work by brilliant 3D artists?
Along with the artists’ creations, gorgeous and striking animation was also created in Cinema 4D by London-based studio ManVsMachine (shown above), which wonderfully demonstrates the power of the upgraded and new features: a motion tracker, more rendering capabilities with surfaces such as oil slicks, and full support for textures created using Allegorithmic’s Substance Painter.
Here, we’ve collected our favourites of the works that Maxon commissioned, which combine the power of Cinema 4D’s breathtaking tools and features with the bizarre, compelling imaginations of wonderful artists. – Mimi Launder, Digital Arts
Image: by Damian Swiderski
Image: by Cornelius Dammrich
Cinema 4D Release 18 Highlights – Cineversity
MAXON Cineversity created a highlight reel of many of the new features.
Cineversity also has released the Live Cinema 4D Presentations from SIGGRAPH 2016.
- Watch batch 1 here
Featuring Athanasios Pozantsis, Chris Schmidt, EJ Hassenfratz, and Melissa Oakley
- Watch batch 2 here
Featuring Nick Campbell, Carlos Ferrer , Sekani Solomon and Nik Hill
- Watch batch 3 here
Featuring Derya Öztürk, Brett Morris, Chad Ashley and Sekani Solomon
- Watch batch 4 here
Featuring Robert Paraguassu, Trevor Kerr, Casey Hupke and Ryan Summers
See the full lineup of presentations here:
Siggraph 2016 Rewinds
Greyscalegorilla C4D R18 Breakdowns
GSG created some quick breakdowns of their favorite new features.
Cinema 4D R18 Voronoi Fracture – Break Objects In Cinema 4D
New Mograph Effector: Push Apart
New Viewport Enhancements
New Mograph Features
New Knife Tools
New Mograph Effector: RE:Effector
New Thin Film Shader
New Bump Map Feature: Parallax
New Vertex Color Tag
Learn more about MAXON Cinema 4D
Posted by Kim Sternisha