Cineware by Maxon – Introducing a New Live 3D Pipeline Between Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects.
Import, Integrate and Render CINEMA 4D Scenes Inside AFTER EFFECTS.
With MAXON CINEWARE in the new After Effects your compositing workflow will be catapulted into a new dimension. Import native CINEMA 4D scenes as assets in After Effects and utilize CINEMA 4D’s powerful multi-pass workflow as layers to achieve your vision. Update the CINEMA 4D scene at any time and you’ll instantly see the results inside After Effects. There’s no need to wait for long renders or manage intermediate files because the CINEMA 4D render engine is built right in After Effects. Your 3D workflow has never been easier.
SUPPORTS NATIVE CINEMA 4D FILES.
SO MANY FORMATS, ONE SOLUTION.
Your workflow just flows. Import your native CINEMA 4D scenes very simply, via drag-and-drop, into After Effects. CINEMA 4D supports popular 3D exchange formats like Alembic, COLLADA, OBJ, FBX and more, so you can easily integrate 3D creations into After Effects. Integration of 3D content into After Effects projects has never been easier, regardless of whether animated or static objects are involved.
RENDER DIRECTLY IN AFTER EFFECTS.
SO MANY POSSIBILITIES,ONE FINAL RENDER.
With CINEWARE you have access to the high-quality CINEMA 4D render engine directly in After Effects. See and edit animations at the highest level, including reflections, refractions and Global Illumination. You always have complete control over your rendering.
SEAMLESS INTERACTION. SO MANY CHANGES, ONE FILE.
Satisfy the last-minute whims of your clients by simply editing your CINEMA 4D scenes. As soon as you save and return to After Effects you’ll immediately see the changes. No intermediate render files are required. All you have to manage is one CINEMA 4D scene.
COMPOSITING PASSES AND LAYERS.
SO MUCH FLEXIBILITY, ONE COMPOSITE.
Enhance your composite with CINEMA 4D’s powerful multi-pass system — assign material and lighting passes, pull object-specific alphas and isolate CINEMA 4D layers for each CINEWARE instance in your comp. Adjust opacity to tone down reflections and shadows, or apply effects like depth blur to refine the final result. Use as many CINEWARE layers as you need, change the CINEMA 4D scene whenever you wish, and avoid unnecessary renders and files.
SO MANY PERSPECTIVES, ONE CAMERA.
Adjust your point of view directly with the Camera tool in After Effects, or choose the perspective for each CINEWARE layer based on any camera in the CINEMA 4D scene. You have the best of both worlds right at your fingertips.
NEW LIVE 3D PIPELINE BETWEEN CINEMA 4D AND ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS
First Step in Recently Announced Strategic Alliance Results in Streamlined Workflow and Improved Functionality for Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Artists.
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today revealed the first step in its strategic alliance with Adobe Systems Incorporated, aimed at delivering a new level of integration between its powerful 3D application CINEMA 4D, and Adobe® After Effects®. The recently revealed next release of Adobe’s industry-leading software will include two MAXON technologies directly within the new Adobe After Effects: CINEWARE and CINEMA 4D Lite.
CINEWARE: The new live 3D pipeline between CINEMA 4D and After Effects, which eliminates intermediate rendering between applications, is made possible by CINEWARE, which establishes a bridge between the two applications. One of the biggest benefits to artists will be seen in a streamlined workflow, enabling them not only to import native CINEMA 4D scenes directly as assets into After Effects but also to utilize CINEMA 4D’s multi-pass workflow as layers. Users will benefit from decreased rendering time because CINEWARE makes CINEMA 4D’s Advanced Rendering Engine available directly inside After Effects. With access to this functionality, rather than having to render every revision, users will now be able to work on CINEMA 4D projects within After Effects and see the changes in real-time.
“This pipeline cannot be found anywhere else to this extent, and it will completely change the workflow of artists in the future,” says Harald Egel, MAXON’s co-founder and CEO.
CINEMA 4D Lite: Also included in the next version of After Effects is a taste of CINEMA 4D’s powerful workflow and toolset. This limited, yet feature-rich version of CINEMA 4D gives artists access to an exceptional selection of the software’s functionality. Since CINEMA 4D Lite launches directly from within After Effects, the availability of a full 3D application is expected to have a significant impact for artists interested in or already incorporating 3D into their After Effects workflow.
“Now more than ever, our users have been asking for 3D capabilities in After Effects to enhance their motion graphics and/or visual effects projects,” says Steve Forde, senior product manager for After Effects at Adobe. “CINEMA 4D is a ‘go-to’ application for 3D motion graphics. That’s why we have chosen to work closely with MAXON to provide digital artists a fully integrated 3D pipeline that allows them to spend more time to create compelling, rich media,” he adds.