Friedrichsdorf, Germany – April 3, 2014 – MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D software solutions for modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced a new co-development with Vizrt, a leading provider of content production systems, to bring a new level of integration between its powerful CINEMA 4D application and the Vizrt real-time modeling and animation solution – Viz Artist. The streamlined workflow allows CINEMA 4D projects to be directly imported into Viz Artist through MAXON’s CINEWARE technology, a live 3D exchange that provides a bridge between the two applications.
[Editors’ Note: Vizrt will be showing the integrated solution at its exhibitor booth #SL 2419 during the NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 7- 10, 2014.]
One of the major benefits of this new integration for designers is the ability to natively import CINEMA 4D projects directly into Viz Artist. Assets are immediately visible and can be utilized in on-air-mode. Both the object and container properties such as position and scaling are updated automatically.
“This is the most complete import of geometries, lights and animation into Viz Artist and Viz Engine from any 3D modeling package,” explains Gerhard Lang, Chief Engineering Officer at Vizrt. “3D objects are imported either as their direct primitive object counterpart in Viz Artist or as meshes.”
“As a manufacturer dedicated to developing robust 3D solutions for the broadcast market, we are very excited to partner with one of the most renowned and innovative players in this industry,” said Oliver Meiseberg, product manager at MAXON Computer GmbH. “Our collaboration with the teams at Vizrt was exceptionally efficient, and we are very excited to deliver a ground-breaking new workflow experience to Vizrt artists with the new live link to CINEMA 4D.”
Vizrt is a leading provider of content production systems for the media industry. Vizrt products are used by the world's leading broadcasters, including: CNN, CBS, BBC, Fox, ITN, Al Jazeera and ZDF. Many world-class production houses and corporate institutions also use Vizrt systems including the Stock Exchanges in New York and London.
CINEWARE will be made available to users with the upcoming version of Viz Artist and Viz Engine.
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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 as for medical illustration, architectural and industrial design applications. MAXON has offices in Germany, USA, United Kingdom, France, Japan and Singapore. MAXON products are available directly from the web site and its worldwide distribution channel. Specially priced learning editions of the company’s software solutions are also made available to educational institutions. For additional information on MAXON visit www.maxon.net.