Cinema 4D XL

The Cinema 4D documentation is greatly improved. Previous versions had excellent reference manuals, but lacked tutorials and examples. The latest documentation includes both reference and tutorial manuals, and Maxon has also commissioned a series of video training tapes.

Major new professional features include hypernurbs, metaballs, enhanced modelling tools, parametric primitives, deformation tools and symmetry objects. There are extended boning functions, special effects and enhanced lighting and shadow capabilities plus MIP and SAT texture mapping.

Also beefed up are the character animation capabilities. In previous versions, this was a weak area.

In use, Cinema 4D XL is very intuitive and fast. Using hypernurbs, complex models can be created very quickly. Cinema 4D is also acknowledged to have the fastest raytracer on the market.

There are far too many functions to list here, but it's fair to say that Cinema 4D can now hold its own with the heavyweights of the 3D modelling and animation industry such as Lightwave, 3DMax and Electric Image. A non-saving demonstration download for both Macintosh and PC computers is available from the Maxon Web site.

Maxon Cinema 4D KL

Price: $2995 (upgrades from $825)

Distributor: Adimex

Phone: (02) 9699 1088

URL: www.maxon.de

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

David Hague

PC World
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?