The company’s cornerstone solution, Cinema 4D, is one of the fastest growing and most widely used 3D products for digital content creation in the industry. Cinema 4D’s core application contains everything needed to quickly and easily create high-end 3D images and animations. Cinema 4D transfers 3D scene info to popular editing and composting applications, including Adobe After Effects CC, Final Cut Pro 7, Nuke, Shake and Combustion. MAXON’s CINEWARE allows artists to use a live 3D pipeline between Cinema 4D and After Effects CC to easily incorporate Cinema 4D projects in After Effects composites.
BodyPaint 3D enables artists to paint color, bump, specular and more directly on 3D models in a single stroke and see the results instantaneously. Plug-ins to 3ds max, Maya, XSI and LightWave 3D ensure easy exchange of models, textures and UVs.
MAXON products are actively used at leading film, post production and broadcast facilities including Sony Pictures Imageworks, Disney, Digital Domain, Framestore CFC, Imaginary Forces and Fox Television. Recent notable films leveraging the power of MAXON products include: Oblivion, all three Iron Man films, Life of Pi, The Avengers, Tron: Legacy, Jack the Giant Slayer, all three Spider-Man films and Prometheus.
Cinema 4D has also been used to create on-air packages for Discovery Channel, Comedy Central, Monday Night Football, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, ESPN, NFL Network, NBC, DirecTV, CBS NFL, Fox and TMZ T.V.
MAXON has offices in Germany, California, the United Kingdom and Japan For additional information, please visit, www.maxon.net.
MAXON Computer is a leading developer of 3D software for the creative industries, best known for Its flagship 3D modeling, painting, rendering, and animation software, Cinema 4D. Today, thousands of users across the world rely on Cinema 4D to create cutting-edge 3D motion graphics, architectural and product visualizations, video game graphics, illustrations, and much more. MAXON's client list includes ABC, Blizzard Entertainment, BMW, BSkyB, CNN, Fox, ITV Creative, MPC (Moving Picture Company), NBC, NFL Network, Rhythm & Hues, Siemens VDO, Sony Pictures Imageworks, The Walt Disney Company, Turner Broadcasting, Vitra, and many more.
Formed in 1986 by current CEOs Harald Egel, Harald Schneider and Uwe Baertels, MAXON's headquarters is located in Germany. MAXON operates subsidiaries in the U.S. and U.K., and competence centers in Japan, France and Singapore. In addition, MAXON products are sold and supported by over 150 distributors and resellers in over 80 countries worldwide. In early 2000, Nemetschek AG (www.nemetschek.com), Europe's leading vendor of software for architecture and construction, acquired a 70% share of MAXON. 30% of shares remain in the ownership of the company's founders. Becoming part of the Nemetschek group (whose products include leading CAD brands such as Allplan, ArchiCAD and Vectorworks) has enabled MAXON to dramatically increase its sales to the architecture and visualization markets.
First released commercially in 1993 on the Amiga platform, Cinema 4D debuted on Mac OS and Windows OS in 1996. In 2000, BodyPaint 3D followed, an innovative 3D painting application available as an integrated part of Cinema 4D or as a standalone product for use with other 3D applications. Now in its 14th release some 18 years later, Cinema 4D has always been known for powerful features, rock-solid stability, ease-of-use and fast workflow. Close relationships to hardware manufacturers like Intel and Apple guarantee optimized products that follow the pulse of technology closely. There has been a major feature-packed release of Cinema 4D almost every year since its creation. Despite this rapid development speed, stability remains excellent for the product. MAXON's experienced programming team is still headed by Cinema 4D's original programmers, who ensure that all new features stay true to their aims from day one of power, speed, stability and ease-of-use.
MAXON Cinema 4D, one of the fastest growing and widely used solutions for content creation, is a fully integrated 3D modeling, animation and rendering package. It delivers superior image quality, handles millions of polygons, offers unlimited objects, lights, materials and animation tracks, as well as seamless capability for Macintosh and Windows. Cinema 4D offers rock-solid stability, incredible display and render speed and ease of use that is unparalleled in 3D animation software packages. Available in several editions geared to specific markets and price points, Cinema 4D makes it possible for everyone from novice to seasoned professional to buy only the tools they need.