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CINEMA 4D

PR: MAXON Adds New Dimension to Design with Cineware for Illustrator

New Plugin Allows Artists to Integrate 3D Content Directly in Adobe Illustrator CC.

Friedrichsdorf, Germany – October 10, 2017 – MAXON, the leading developer of the professional 3D modeling, animation, painting and rendering solution Cinema 4D, today announced the release of Cineware for Illustrator. This new plugin allows artists and designers to add and edit 3D objects directly within Adobe Illustrator CC, the industry-standard vector graphics application included in the Adobe Creative Cloud.

Cineware for Illustrator

Cineware for Illustrator uses the same powerful 3D engine as Cinema 4D, MAXON’s industry-leading, intuitive, professional 3D application. Users can import any Cinema 4D file, and tweak the view, lighting and textures in order to integrate 3D elements with 2D designs or use 3D elements as templates when creating vector artwork in Adobe Illustrator. MAXON has partnered with Turbosquid, the leading online source for 3D models, to provide Cineware for Illustrator users a “jump start” into the third dimension with a collection of ready-to-use 3D models including common product packaging and other 3D objects. And, of course, users of Cinema 4D can create and share their own custom 3D content for use in Adobe Illustrator.

Motion designers have enjoyed similar integration of Cinema 4D technology within Adobe After Effects CC since the introduction of the Cineware bridge in 2013. Cineware for Illustrator offers even more power, allowing designers to adjust object visibility, textures and lighting from within Adobe Illustrator. This introduces a powerful workflow for designers to visualize product labels, incorporate rich 3D content into Illustrator composites, or even arrange 3D elements as guides for form and perspective when creating vector artwork.

“Cinema 4D has long offered a fantastic, easy-to-learn toolset for product visualization and graphic design,” says Harald Egel, managing partner at MAXON Computer GmbH. “With Cineware for Illustrator we’re making both the Cinema 4D toolset and 3D in general more accessible to designers, and plan to develop this workflow even further in the future.”

Cineware for Adobe Illustrator Feature Highlights

  • 3D Objects: Rotate, position and show/hide individual 3D objects from any Cinema 4D scene, all within Adobe Illustrator.
  • Materials: Adjust the color, reflection, luminance, transparency, and bump directly within Adobe Illustrator. Users can even apply vector artwork to the surface of 3D models.
  • Cameras: Switch between pre-set cameras or use simple navigation tools to choose preferred viewing angle.
  • Lights: Enable or disable lights, and change their color to set a mood and emphasize shapes.
  • Integrate: Workflow allows easy removal of the background by choosing the automatically created alpha map so 3D elements can be integrated into existing vector artwork.

Availability

Cineware for Illustrator is available at no cost for MacOS and Windows 10 on the MAXON web site.

Cineware for Adobe Illustrator at Adobe MAX and NAB Show New York

MAXON Cineware for Illustrator will debut in the MAXON booth in the Community Pavilion at Adobe MAX (October 18-20, 2017 in Las Vegas) and NAB Show New York, Booth N264 (October 18-19, 2017 in New York City).

About MAXON

Headquartered in Friedrichsdorf, Germany, MAXON Computer is a developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D software products have been used extensively to help create everything from stunning visual effects in top feature films, TV shows and commercials, cutting-edge game cinematics for AAA games, as well for medical illustration, architectural and industrial design applications. MAXON has offices in Germany, USA, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Japan and Singapore. MAXON products are available directly from the web site and its worldwide distribution channel. MAXON is part of the Nemetschek Group.

More about Cinema 4D at 3DPlugins.com

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After Effects Photoshop Premiere Pro

All New Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 Announced!

Adobe Creative Cloud 2014Read the Press Release at Toolfarm’s blog. It’s a huge update and there’s no sense in posting twice.

However, if you don’t want to read the whole thing, here’s an excerpt from the Press Release about the video apps:

New features in the video apps include: Live Text Templates and Masking and Tracking – new integrations that leverage the power of Adobe After Effects CC inside Adobe Premiere Pro CCRace through projects thanks to enhanced graphics performance in Premiere Pro; precise new keying effects in After Effects; a more flexible Direct Link color pipeline in Adobe SpeedGrade CC; and enhanced multi-track tools for audio work in Adobe Audition CC. Integration between apps has also been further improved to save time when working between Premiere Pro and After Effects or SpeedGrade.

Buy Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams here 

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CINEMA 4D

Freebie: Cineversity Releases New ArtSmart Plugin for CINEMA 4D and Adobe Illustrator

Looking for other plug-ins for Maxon CINEMA 4D? We have loads of them!

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Early Holiday Gift Provides Designers Enhanced Workflow Between Adobe Illustrator and Award-Winning 3D Software

Newbury Park, CA, December 12, 2012  – Cineversity, the online training and education resource for CINEMA 4D users developed by MAXON, The Americas, today announced the immediate availability of ArtSmart; a new plugin for CINEMA 4D that allows users to easily add artwork from virtually any Adobe® Illustrator® or PDF file to CINEMA 4D Release 13 or greater. ArtSmart is sure to revolutionize motion design workflow, with flexible options to add animation and depth to Illustrator artwork. The plugin also includes the ability to simply update and make changes to designs without losing work done in C4D.

Digital artists and educators depend on the Cineversity site for tutorials that sharpen their 3D skill set as well as videos that highlight the latest CINEMA 4D features. The site offers over 2000 video tutorials, resources and learning materials created by some of the 3D industry’s most celebrated and accomplished artists.

Availability

To download ArtSmart, CV-ArtSmart: Download and Install tutorial on Cineversity. Obtaining the plugin requires only a FREE Cineversity login account.

About Cineversity

Cineversity is a CINEMA 4D online training and education resource from MAXON USA that is dedicated to helping creative professionals, educators and students maximize their potential. The site features nearly 2,000 tutorials on some of the industry’s most advanced 3D graphics and visual effects techniques as well as resources, a knowledgebase, forums and instructional tips on MAXON software for users from beginner to award-winning artist. Cineversity is the first stop for the many respected educational facilities that rely on MAXON CINEMA 4D as a core element of their visual arts programs in graphics, animation, and design, including the Savannah College of Art and Design, Vancouver Film School, Ex’pression College for Digital Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, and Art Center College of Design.

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After Effects

So you want clean lines, accurate fitting, and reliable results without using complex controls? We’ve got you covered! Image Trace is a completely new tracing feature in Illustrator CS6 that makes the conversion of images into editable vector artwork clean and easy. Join Brenda Sutherland to learn how to convert raster images to editable vectors:

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