FRIEDRICHSDORF, Germany-- MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D software solutions for modeling, painting, animation and rendering, has announced “WinC4D.com,” a new contest web site where digital artists utilizing Adobe® After Effects® CC and Cinema 4D Lite can compete in theme-related animation contests. Cinema 4D Lite is a limited version of MAXON’s award-winning 3D package bundled with Adobe Creative Cloud and After Effects CC. This live 3D pipeline inside After Effects allows users to import 3D objects and use them in 3D scenes without leaving After Effects. The regularly scheduled competitions are designed to showcase the innovative ways creative professionals can use the two programs to create compelling digital content.
The “WinC4D” kick-off competition -- “Ultimate Prize Fight” -- invites contestants to submit a “knock-out” 10-second, prizefight themed animation. MAXON has made assets (models, textures, etc.) available on the site to kick start contestants’ projects and creative juices. The grand-prize-winning entry will be chosen by a panel comprised of acclaimed 3D artists. Enthusiasts and contestants visiting WinC4D.com now through September 30, 2014, can recognize their favorite entries by giving “Props” or “Paper Plate Awards” in a variety of categories (including “Eye-Candy Crown,” “LOL Master,” “Most Innovative” and more). The Grand Prize entry will receive a copy of Cinema 4D Broadcast.
“Since it was bundled in After Effects last year, Cinema 4D Lite has garnered a lot of interest from 2D artists excited to explore 3D design. Unfortunately, busy designers don’t always have free time to develop additional skillsets,” said Paul Babb, president and CEO, MAXON The Americas. “We came up with the idea of WinC4D.com to give them motivation to explore integrating 3D into their After Effects workflow.”
“After Effects is all about giving artists freedom to create freely and easily,” said Steve Forde, principal product manager, Adobe After Effects. “MAXON’s WinC4D.com contest exemplifies how creative professionals can explore and create incredibly engaging 3D digital content.”
To enter the MAXON “WinC4D” competition, contestants must produce an original animation of 10-seconds or less, in line with the theme, using Adobe After Effects CC and Cinema 4D Lite. For more information, see the contest rules, terms and conditions.
About Cinema 4D Lite
Introduced in June 2013, Cinema 4D Lite is a limited, yet feature-rich version of Cinema 4D, the company’s award-winning 3D motion graphics toolkit acclaimed for its seamless connectivity to popular 2D motion graphics and compositing tools. Cinema 4D Lite launches directly in After Effects CC and gives artists access to an exceptional selection of the software’s powerful functionality to catapult compositing workflow into a new dimension.
[Note: Cinema 4D Upgrade Path: For After Effects CC users wishing to experience the more powerful versions of Cinema 4D beyond Cinema 4D Lite, MAXON offers an attractive upgrade path to commercial versions of Cinema 4D.]
About MAXONHeadquartered 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.
Adobe After Effects CC Resources
More information on Adobe After Effects can be found on www.adobe.com/go/aftereffects. To see how the Live 3D pipeline between After Effects CC and MAXON Cinema 4D Lite works, visit: https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/how-to/insert-objects-after-effects.html.
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