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Spring 2023 Maxon One Release Adds Extraordinary Value

Enhancements across the entire product line including Cinema 4D, Redshift, Red Giant, ZBrush, Forger and more highlight this massive update. Maxon’s Spring 2023 release offers exciting new features and workflow enhancements across the entire product line that empower designers and artists to turn their creative ideas into reality with stunning results.

Cinema 4D 2023.2 offers an improved Commander, enhancements to its Nodes system,
simulation improvements and a new Thicken generator for modeling.

Red Giant features new tools and augmentations; most notably the introduction of Symbol Mapper
for Universe 2023.1, anamorphic lens support for Real Lens Flares for VFX 2023.3, and
Trapcode 2023.3 includes performance optimisations for Particular and a new collection of
Atomic Age sprites.

Redshift 3.5.14 brings a fantastic new Sky and Sun Model, a new Flakes Shader and new Camera Backplates.

ZBrush is highlighted by two new revolutionary workflow tools: Proxy Pose and Drop 3D.

Forger updates include new features for lighting and previews, and the integration of ZBrush’s powerful ZRemesher. The latest additions to Capsules include new material collections, a new dynamic Swirl Modifier and a new Redshift Shaderball. Rounding out this exciting release is an update to Cineware, focused on Unreal 5.0
and 5.1 integration.

For the full release notes, click here.

Maxon One contains the latest versions of all of the software above in one convenient subscription, and is available now at VFX Software Direct .com

Webinar: Introducing V-Ray 6 for Maya

On October 4th, Chaos are hosting a V-Ray 6 for Maya webinar – open to all. Attendees will receive an exclusive scene they can use to explore the new features which will be shared in the chat during the webinar.

We’ll host a free V-Ray 6 for Maya webinar on October 4, 2022. Join Boyan from the Chaos 3D team as he showcases some of the powerful new features and demonstrates how they can help you streamline your workflow and create faster than ever before.

Be sure to save the date as, during the webinar, you’ll also receive access to an exclusive scene that you can use to start experimenting with V-Ray 6 for Maya’s new features.

Our product experts will also be there to answer any questions you may have about this new version, so make sure to tune in.

Session 1
Tuesday October 4th

Session 2
Tuesday October 4th

Register Here >

New Release: Maxon Cinema 4D R25

The latest release of Cinema 4D , R25, is here. With it comes a new modern skin, user interface enhancements and an expansive preset system for optimising your workflow.

Cinema 4D ‘R’ and ‘S’ releases. What’s the Difference?

Cinema 4D R25

User Interface Enhancements

Dynamic palettes power new layouts that make great use of space and ensure the tools you need are always close at hand. Tabbed documents and layouts make it easy to flow between multiple projects and workflows.

An updated scheme and icon set offer a fresh, modern spin on Cinema 4D’s classic look that communicates what’s important and puts more focus on your artwork.

Spline Import

Import vector artwork from Adobe Illustrator, PDF and SVG files to use in your 3D scenes. Using Adobe’s PDF format, splines are imported from Adobe Illustrator files saved with PDF compatibility. Advanced features like symbols and gradient-filled shapes are supported. Vector art stored in the SVG format can also be imported.


Capsule Assets constructed in Cinema 4D’s Scene Nodes core offer procedural plugin-like power. Now these Capsules can be used directly in Cinema 4D’s Classic Object Manager as primitives, generators or geometry modifiers. Or use a capsule constructor and augment your Classic C4D scene with your own node-based creation.

Presets System

The Asset Browser provides a vast collection of 3D objects, materials and node capsules.

The library can be browsed or searched, and each asset includes rich metadata and keywords. Assets are downloaded on-demand, and they’re also cached on your computer, so your favourite assets are immediately available for re-use.

Scene Nodes System

Cinema 4D’s Scene Manager uses powerful, node-based assets to construct procedural geometry or entire scenes in a hierarchy-based view.

Everything you do within the Scene Manager creates a corresponding node graph within Scene Nodes, so you can choose whichever workflow you prefer or the job demands.

Track Modifier Tag

This feature allows you to modify animation tracks on objects or tags quickly. Spring Mode is a convenient way to add springy secondary animations to tracks, while Posterization Mode allows you to transform fluid animation into stop-motion-style movements.

Easily add randomness to animations using Noise Mode, and multiple parameters allow you to define the strength of the effect. Smooth Mode, on the other hand, allows you to remove jiggles and rotation from your animation – a perfect way to clean up mocap data.

For a full list of the latest features, click here.

Cinema 4D R25, as well as the entire Maxon range including Redshift and Red Giant plugins, is available now at VFX Software Direct .com