The next generation of Maxon’s professional 3D software delivers powerful enhancements to its animation and UV workflows, character animation toolset, and the inclusion of Magic Bullet Looks technology. The introduction of the new Scene Nodes system provides a preview of the performance customers can expect in future developments of Cinema 4D. Plugin developers will appreciate the update to Python 3, and creative pipelines will benefit from the inclusion of USD import/export and updates to FBX and OBJ handling. R23 is available immediately for subscription holders and is available as an upgrade for perpetual license holders.
The next version of Maxon’s 3D delivers:
- New Character Animation Tools: Includes new Character Solver and Delta Mush workflows as well as a new Pose Manager and Toon/Face Rigs.
- Animation Workflow: Better Keyframing, Filters for the Timeline and Attributes Manager, and more.
- UV Workflows: All the powerful UV editing capabilities introduced in Cinema 4D S22 (the subscription-only upgrade) plus new tools geared toward UV workflows for hard-surface models.
- Magic Bullet Looks Integration: Easily apply one of over 200 preset film looks, import LUTs, or work with individual tools for color correction, film grain, chromatic aberration and much more.
- Scene Nodes: Scene Nodes allows users to explore massive Distributions and Procedural Modeling in advance of further Cinema 4D core engine development for optimal creativity and experimentation.
Visit Maxon’s website for a complete list of new features and updates.
Concerning the C++ and Python APIs, the most significant changes are:
- Python sub-system update to Python 3.7.7
- Access to scene-nodes shapes possible via Classic API representation.
Concerning plugins binary compatibility, plug-ins that were built for S22/R21 will not work in R23 and they need to be rebuilt, upon bringing the changes needed to compile against the new API.
Documentation and Downloads
The ProjectTool has been updated to deliver IDE-compatible project files.
Examples on GitHub
The examples on GitHub have been updated.