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If you’ve wondered what I’ve been doing at work, well now I can tell you. CINEMA 4D R12 is out. Please read about it all here: http://www.maxon.net/news/singleview-default/article/maxon-announces-immediate-availability-of-release-12-of-acclaimed-3d-package-cinema-4d.html

Quick List of new features:
-Fully integrated Linear Work Flow including in the viewport
-Completely New Dynamics System using Bullet including Softbodies.
-A BUNCH of new great deformers for Character animation and more(Camera Deformer, Mesh Deformer to name a couple)
-Real World Units
-Morph and Posemixer had a baby. It’s name is Pose Morph and it Rules
-IES Lights
-Screw, the old Batch Render, Welcome the new Render Queue
-Python fully integrated
-IK Dynamics
-OpenGL 3.0

There’s a bunch more crap out there. Go to MAXON.net and check it all out. It rocks. Rick and Kai will be busy with CINEVERSITY Live This week:

Cineversity Live! Will be on the air twice a day this week – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – to coincide with the launch of Release 12.
To view Cineversity Live visit http://live.cineversity.com/

Wednesday, Sept 1
11 am PDT (1800 GMT/ 2000 CET) – General Release Announcement
3 pm PDT (2200 GMT/ 0000 CET) – Rendering Features and Q&A
Thursday, Sept 2
11 am PDT (1800 GMT/ 2000 CET) – Dynamics
3 pm PDT (2200 GMT/ 0000 CET) – Release 12 Q&A
Friday, Sept 3
11 am PDT (1800 GMT/ 2000 CET) – New Character Tools and Deformers
3 pm PDT (2200 GMT/ 0000 CET) – Release 12 Q&A”

And now some time to breathe as the madness unfolds

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It’s 5AM, not really sure WHY I’m awake. MAXON just released it’s new upgrade of 11.5 two hours ago(noonish Germany Time). I’ve been working with 11.5 as a beta tester for a while now and it’s a solid release. I’ve actually been using it for all of my AM assignments since…about Week 5 I think, so it’s stable.

Some of the new features include:

Bucket Rendering
Render Instances
Mograph Dynamics(uses Bullet Engine)
New Picture Viewer(RAM player…I’ll never go back to R11 without this)
Motion 3D Support and enahnced AE Exchange

There’s a lot more, but I’t 5:15AM and I’m sleepy. It’s a good release, check out the press release: http://www.maxon.net/en/news/singleview-default/article/maxon-unveils-cinema-4d-release-115-professional-3d-graphics-just-got-easier-2.html

MAXON also offers a new “edition” and “extension” kit, very similar to the Architecture and Engineering versions. There is now the Broadcast Edition which is aimed at people in the Broadcast field(who woulda thought?) Check the Press Release on that:  http://www.maxon.net/en/news/singleview-default/article/maxon-continues-role-as-3d-motion-graphics-leader-with-introduction-of-cinema-4d-broadcast-edition.html

Need some more information about R11.5? Go to www.cineversity.com, we have been working on a lot of videos that present a lot of the new features in this version. Including a few done by yours truly(to view them you need to sign up for a free account):

Rendering Improvements Part 1

http://www.cineversity.com/tutorials/lesson.asp?tid=1576

Rendering Improvements Part 2

http://www.cineversity.com/tutorials/lesson.asp?tid=1573

Adobe After Effects Exchange Enhancements

http://www.cineversity.com/tutorials/lesson.asp?tid=1574

Mograph Dynamics

http://www.cineversity.com/tutorials/lesson.asp?tid=1575

Ok. Back to bed. It will be a busy day tomorrow….technically today.

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Hey, so to help any Animation Mentor People trying to move over to Cinema 4D, I’ve made a quick Crash Course for People to get animating right away. First, go to MAXON.net fill out the form and download the R11.010 demo. When finished, unzip the file and you should have the demo…now, you can’t save it yet. Then when you open the Demo a Window should pop up. You can click a link to get an Activation Code. Fill out the form, get an email with a Code. Then click the “Enter Activation Code” button and paste the Activation Code, and hit OK. You should now have a Save Enabled Version for 42 days. Then, have a gander at these videos to get animating right away. If you need this file, we can probably provide it for you, just email MAXON tech support(fill out the support Ticket on the MAXON website).

I hope this helps anyone out there. I’ll try to do a better, and more in depth one for people soon.

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