MAXON Computer @ 2011 NAB Show

Related: 3D, CINEMA 4D, MAXON, NAB

At MAXON Booth #SL2327 Filmmakers, Motion Graphics Artists and Designers Offer Tips and Behind-the-Scenes Footage Showcasing Workflow Benefits of Company's CINEMA 4D Software.

MAXON Computer, a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced details of its presence at the 2011 NAB Show – the premier event for content professionals, taking place April 11th – 14th in Las Vegas. CINEMA 4D, the company's cornerstone 3D software application, is renowned for its ease of use, quick workflow, fast rendering and unmatched integration into leading compositing applications, providing motion graphics artists, filmmakers, game developers, designers and others, an ideal, production proven 3D solution for tackling even the most complex projects. During show hours, MAXON welcomes members of the press and convention attendees to stop by its exhibitor booth # SL2327.

MAXON Press Luncheon
MAXON will commence this year's show with its third annual press luncheon on Monday, April 11th, where Paul Babb, president and CEO, MAXON US, will discuss the company's latest 3D product line up and provide updates regarding the company's education and training initiatives. A special guest appearance from Dylan Cole of Dylan Cole Studio – one of today's most sought after art directors, concept artists, and matte painters with contributions to more than 50 feature films to his credit – will provide an overview of his 3D work with CINEMA 4D on recent films including Alice in Wonderland, Avatar and Tron Legacy. [Note: This is an invitation-only event. Members of the press interested in attending please contact Vicky Gray-Clark, vicky@ambientpr.com indicating name and media outlet for consideration.]

At the MAXON Booth
Last fall, MAXON released CINEMA 4D 12, the next generation of its highly-acclaimed professional 3D software application. The comprehensive CINEMA 4D Release 12 builds on more than two decades of 3D graphics development excellence and boasts dozens of new productivity-enhancing features, including improved rendering, enhanced dynamics, new deformers and superior character animation capabilities to allow digital artists to intuitively and easily create high-end 3D images and animations.

During the past year, MAXON's CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D were essential assets in digital filmmaking and television production. From the high-tech gadgetry and motion graphics sequences in Iron Man 2 to the historically accurate and inspired exterior set extensions of a bustling seaside boardwalk in Boardwalk Empire, and the visionary underground landscapes in Alice in Wonderland, the company's 3D solutions continued to help artists create many of the year's most acclaimed and imaginative characters, backgrounds, titles, effects and environments.

At the MAXON booth, # SL2327, the company will showcase its complete range of state-of-the-art 3D product solutions. MAXON will also host some of today's most talented 3D artists who will provide useful tips and techniques, and also look at the behind-the-scenes role that CINEMA 4D played in the making of award-winning feature films, broadcast graphics, commercials, and more.

Guest artists currently confirmed to present work created with MAXON software include:

* Jeremy Cox, a designer and animator at Imaginary Forces, a preeminent creative studio and digital agency, will demo CINEMA 4D's role in projects ranging from the creation of title sequences on Boardwalk Empire to a show packaging design for VH1 Divas Salute the Troops".

* Barton Damer is an award-winning motion designer and digital artist working in a variety of mediums including print, web, live productions and broadcast television under his moniker, Already Been Chewed. At the MAXON booth he will highlight digital illustrations and motion design work using CINEMA 4D on behalf of prominent brands and creative talent.

* Dylan Cole will also be making presentations at the MAXON booth showcasing his work with CINEMA 4D. [Note: see the above section "MAXON Press Luncheon" for background details on Dylan.]

* Al Heck is a motion graphics artist who works at MGM Resorts International and runs the tutorial-based website, Renderready.com. He will outline CINEMA 4D's role in animating displacement channels to create ocean water as well as texture layering and compositing in After Effects.

* Nick Campbell runs the hugely popular Greyscalegorilla.com site. The motion designer, photographer, iPhone app designer, educator and CINEMA 4D "super" user returns to the MAXON booth this year to break down the technical process of using CINEMA 4D on various high profile motion graphics-related projects.

* Scott Bartholomew, senior art director at Westernized Productions, an animation, design, branding and FX and commercial production studio will show how the company combines animation with cutting edge VFX techniques for clients such as Corning, Honda, and Cisco.

* Rob Garrott is a digital artist working under his moniker Bending Pixels and an instructor on Lynda.com. Each day at NAB he will present a tutorial on how to create a broadcast style logo animation using CINEMA 4D and After Effects.

* Mike "the Monkey" Senften, a freelance artist from Brooklyn, N.Y., will present a title sequence created at New York design firm Gretel for the AIGA's "Gain Conference" and a promotional piece celebrating the Joyce Theater's nomination as the main tenant in the World Trade Center Performing Arts Center site designed by Frank Gehry.

A complete schedule of guest appearances will be available daily at the MAXON booth # SL2327 and on the MAXON Facebook page.

MAXON Around the NAB 2011 Show Floor
Around the NAB 2011 show floor MAXON will offer show attendees the opportunity to become better acquainted with its 3D product line and will foster educational and networking opportunities, as follows:

* Broadcast Education Association 2011 (BEA) – April 9th – April 13th, Las Vegas Hilton
This year the BEA is hosting its annual convention to overlap with the NAB Show. The professional association for professors, industry professionals and graduate students interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises, is planning a special technology demo stage aimed at NAB attendees. MAXON will host a satellite booth, # B110.

* Final Cut Pro – Las Vegas SuperMeet – Tuesday, April 12th, 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Bally's Hotel Event Center - on the Las Vegas Strip
The Final Cut Pro User Group Network SuperMeet, the largest annual gathering of FCP, Avid and Adobe editors, HDSLR filmmakers and digital content creators, returns to NAB to celebrate its tenth annual SuperMeet. CINEMA 4D is acclaimed for its outstanding functionality and ease of use on the Mac platform and has received numerous honors and accolades including a five-star review for CINEMA 4D R12 from Macworld Magazine. MAXON returns this year as an event sponsor.

* Media Motion Ball 2011 – Monday, April 11th, 5:30 p.m. Sahara Hotels Golden Room
The Media Motion Ball 2011 organized by the International Media Users Group (IMUG) and the AE List – entirely independent, nonprofit and volunteer organizations – is the premier event for post production, 3D and motion graphics professionals. As a returning event sponsor, MAXON will be giving away two licenses of CINEMA 4D R12 Broadcast, its "3D motion graphics powerhouse."

* Post|Production World Conference
The Post Production World Conference at NAB is the world's leading training event for digital media professionals. During this year's Advanced Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Track, digital media experts will share techniques displaying the ease of integrating MAXON CINEMA 4D into the Adobe After Effects and Apple Motion workflow, as follows:

  • Sunday, April 10th (5:00 – 6:15 p.m., Room N 254)
    Chris Meyer, the leading Adobe After Effects authority will host Integrating 3D Programs with After Effects
  • Monday, April 11th (3:30 – 4:35 p.m., Room N 252)
    Mark Spencer, an Apple-certified instructor, will lead a session entitled: CINEMA 4D and Apple Motion Workflow

* NAB Insider Live – April 11 – 14th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
MAXON is pleased to sponsor the "NAB Insider" live podcast. David Basulto, the founder and creator of filmmaking central.com, Engage Media, and a contributor to POST Magazine, will host the show from the Filmmaking Central booth (South Hall, lower) with a focus on interviewing spokespeople from the companies that are impacting video, film, graphics, animation and audio technology and workflow.

MAXON Booth Hours
MAXON product demonstrations will take place throughout NAB at booth # SL2327 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, as follows:

* Monday, April 11th: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
* Tuesday, April 12th: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
* Wednesday, April 13th: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
* Thursday, April 14th 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

To schedule a booth visit (or alternate briefing opportunity for those not attending NAB) with Paul Babb, please contact Vicky Gray-Clark, Ambient Public Relations, (408) 243-8880, vicky@ambientpr.com, or feel free to stop by the MAXON booth, # SL5624.

About MAXON Computer

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 for medical illustration, architectural and industrial design applications. MAXON has offices in Germany, USA, United Kingdom, France and Japan. MAXON products are available directly from the Website 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.


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