Update – Digital Film Tools Composite Suite Pro v1.5 Adds GPU Support

Composite Suite Pro features a well-rounded collection of visual effects plug-ins that were previously only available in-house at a Hollywood feature film effects facility.

Digital Film Tools – “Following our master plan to GPU accelerate all of our software, Composite Suite Pro v1.5 is now ready for use in production. We have implemented OpenCL as our method of acceleration and most modern graphics cards can take advantage of this technology. In most cases, you should see dramatic speed increases while rendering.”

Composite Suite Pro Feature Highlights:

Compositing tricks and techniques

Effectively composite fire, explosions and smoke

Sophisticated color correction tools such as Color Correct, F-Stop, Printer Points, Telecine and Temperature

Edge tools to color correct or blur the composite’s edge

Natural lighting effects and glows

Proprietary matte generation

Matte manipulation using shrink, grow, blur and wrap functions

DVE to transform your images

Film and HDTV Mask Overlays

32 bit processing

GPU Acceleration

One Composite Suite Pro license will allow it to run in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro (including FCPX), Apple Motion 5 and Avid Editing Systems if installed on the same machine.

Digital Film Tools Composite Suite Pro

Available for $395 / $375.25 TF

Upgrades from previous versions are available for $100 USD

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News: MAXON Announces Tighter Integration and Performance Enhancements to the CINEWARE Pipeline

Friedrichdorf, Germany – November 4, 2013 – MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced upgrades to MAXON CINEWARE, now available in the latest version of Adobe After Effects CC . The enhancements symbolize the ongoing strategic relationship between MAXON and Adobe to deliver improved integration and performance between MAXON’s powerful 3D application, CINEMA 4D, and Adobe’s industry leading software.

Since the June introduction of Adobe After Effects CC, creative professionals have benefitted from the seamless integration provided by CINEWARE that establishes a bridge between the two applications and allows users to open any 3D file that CINEMA 4D supports directly in After Effects that can be edited and enhanced using the “Live 3D pipeline.” Compositing passes can also be selected directly in After Effects for editing, even by users who are new to 3D. This version of After Effects CC also debuted CINEMA 4D Lite, a limited, yet feature-rich version of CINEMA 4D integrated within After Effects that gives artists access to an exceptional selection of the software’s functionality.

The new updates to the CINEWARE workflow, available in After Effects CC, are designed to optimize performance and enhance creative capabilities in the video workflow. Last month, MAXON introduced CINEMA 4D Release 15 (R15) marked by powerful enhancements to modeling, text creation, rendering and sculpting. Access to many of the new capabilities in R15 are also available in the latest version of After Effects CC.

Updates to CINEWARE include:

Options Dialog Box – New settings are available in the CINEWARE Options Dialog Box allowing users to select which version of CINEMA 4D (R14 or later) should be started automatically. This is especially beneficial to users who have fully-featured versions of CINEMA 4D Studio or CINEMA 4D Broadcast installed so that they can select the preferred CINEMA 4D software version of choice more easily.

Rendering Enhancements – New rendering capabilities are available in the After Effects CC CINEWARE viewport for users who choose to use an edition of CINEMA 4D other than CINEMA 4D Lite including the Physical Renderer.

MAXON’s Physical Renderer gives artists real-world camera functions for added cinematic and creative possibilities. It works with Intel’s highly optimized Embree Raytracing Engine, for rendering speed improvements without compromising image quality.

CINEMA 4D Upgrade Path

For After Effects CC users wishing to experience the more powerful versions of CINEMA 4D beyond CINEMA 4D Lite, MAXON offers an attractive upgrade path to CINEMA 4D R15 for an even richer 3D content creation experience.

Maxon CINEMA 4D Studio Upgrade from C4D Lite

Maxon CINEMA 4D Broadcast Upgrade from C4D Lite

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News: Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator v7 Coming Soon

Post at Zaxwerks: “Since 3D ProAnimator was just given a major upgrade we couldn’t leave 3D Invigorator out of the fun.  This upgrade is all about lighting, but it’s lighting like you’ve never seen before. You’ll get to create Lighting Rigs with flares, trusses, lighting fixtures, volumetric cones, all animated with your familiar After Effects keyframes, and all craftable in ways that would take you days of work if done in a standard 3D program.  The best part is that you can create all of these amazing looking 3D lights without ever leaving After Effects.”

Purchase v6 now for a free upgrade to v7 on release!

Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator v6

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