Streamlined workflow and improved performance for motion graphics and VFX artists
Maxon is shipping an update to Cineware (3.0) to match the latest version of Adobe After Effects CC. The Cineware Live 3D pipeline was first introduced for After Effects CC; this update offers improved workflow and performance.
OpenGL rendering is now available within the Cineware effect; Maxon says it provides increased speed and higher quality results than using the existing software render option.
Users can now choose to automatically sync the After Effects and Cinema 4D time sliders. The new Cinema 4D Take System, introduced in R17 is also supported: After Effects artists can now choose to render specific Takes in a Cinema 4D project file.
Cineware allows users to freely select which layers and passes should be used for compositing in After Effects CC. 3D content can be used multiple times in a single composition, using layers to define various setups.
All cameras used in Cineware can be imported into After Effects CC along with the Cinema 4D scene. Cinema 4D cameras’ settings can be adapted to the After Effects CC coordinate system, where the user can continue to edit as if the scene had been created in After Effects CC. Cinema 4D light sources can also be converted to native light sources in After Effects CC and modified freely. Parameters such as light intensity, color, falloff, radius, shadows and more can be changed or animated using settings the user already knows from After Effects CC.
After Effects users who do not own a commercial license of Cinema 4D but are interested in exploring 3D content creation as a part of their workflow still have access to Cinema 4D Lite, a light yet feature-rich version of the Cinema 4D toolset that launches directly from within After Effects CC.