News: MAXON Announces Participation at Fall 2014 Industry Events
Conferences and Summits Offer Creative Professionals Opportunities to Get Acquainted with New MAXON Cinema 4D R16 Software Suite
(Newbury Park, California--October 21, 2014) MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce the company’s participation at industry trade shows and events this Fall around the U.S., geared to digital media professionals including, motion graphics designers, visual effects artists, animators and new media specialists.
MAXON recently introduced Cinema 4D R16 , the next generation of the company’s powerful software suite that sets new standards for quality in 3D production. MAXON event presence will permit company spokespeople, guest artist presenters and trainers an opportunity to demo R16 and share valuable creative tips, techniques and insights that showcase how the software helps to streamline workflow and meet today’s constantly evolving production challenges.
World Animation & VFX Summit
Heading into its third year, the World Animation & VFX Summit (Summit), Nov. 2 – 5, in Los Angeles, brings together studio executives, producers, agents, distributors and talent to discuss industry trends, the latest software and hardware technologies and production techniques that are shaping the future of the worldwide animation and VFX industry. This year’s Summit theme centers on “A Year of Reinvention and Renovation.”
Session Highlight: Paul Babb, Technology Keynote
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 4, 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
MAXON US president/CEO, Paul Babb will be this year’s Summit technology keynote speaker. Babb is a graphics software technology authority with more than two decades of direct industry experience in the 3D animation, visual effects and motion graphics industry. He is noted for his unlimited creative energy, progressive stance on product development and customer service, and support for education. At the Summit, he will share his thoughts on technology advances that are helping artists create cutting-edge 3D motion graphics, architectural and product visualizations, video game graphics and tips for how companies can stay competitive by engaging communities.
Session: “21st Century Tools of the Trade”
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 4, 2:15p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Brandon Reza Parvini, creative director and co-founder of Ghost Town Media, an LA-based interdisciplinary visual effects and design boutique, relies on MAXON Cinema 4D to generate award winning work for various mediums including film, international branding, broadcast commercials and live-visuals for the world's top performers including Muse, Linkin Park, Mercedes, Absolut, and others. Parvini will join other creative luminaries at the Summit to explore the VFX and animation technologies the studio is using that foster the creative process.
World Animation and VFX Summit
The World Animation and VX Summit takes place November 2 – 5, 2014, as follows:
California Yacht Club
4469 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
2014 Content & Communications World
The 2014 Content & Communications World (CCW), November 12-13 in New York, is produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and is the East Coast's premier content and communications event. MAXON will again take part at CCW as an event exhibitor. In addition, Joe Herman, creative director at Legend Multimedia and veteran post-production, visual effects and animation designer and MAXON New York area representative will also lead a session as follows:
Session: “What is Projection Mapping and How Can I Use It?”
Date/Time: Thursday, November 13, 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Herman will help attendees understand the technique of projection mapping -- taking photographs and matte paintings and mapping them onto simple 3D geometry -- to give the effect of creating complex rendered worlds and sophisticated lighting. He will also demonstrate how to set up a scene using Cinema 4D. See session details here.
The CCW takes place November 12 – 13, as follows:
Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
MAXON booth # -- 1131
Creative Talent Network Animation eXpo
The Creative Talent Network animation eXpo (CTNX), November 21 – 23 in Burbank, Calif., is an animation convention that focuses on putting "the talent" center stage. The event brings together creative professionals from the digital and traditional worlds of animation and features workshops and educational sessions, artist and vendor demos, and networking events. MAXON returns as an event exhibitor and will be showcasing its 3D software line that gives animators the ability to easily create imagery. Chris Korn, a motion graphics and character animator at Zoic Studios in Los Angeles, will also be onsite to demo the latest sculpting features in Cinema 4D R16.
The CTN eXpo takes place November 21 – 23, 2014, as follows:
Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel
2500 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
MAXON booth # -- B16/Hall
Government Video Expo
The Government Video Expo, December 3 – 4 in Washington, DC, brings the east coast’s “largest contingent of video production, post, digital media and broadcast professionals together with the government AV/IT specialists.” This year, the event will feature the east coast debut of the Next|Video Conference @ GV Expo.
Session: “Getting Started Using Cinema 4D Into Your After Effects Workflow”
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 3, 10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Ian Robinson, motion graphics designer, instructor, photographer, and co-owner of SoftBox Media, will lead an in-depth session that explores Cinema 4D and Cinema 4D Lite and their integration with Adobe After Effects to demonstrate the transition moving from 2D to 3D and how to integrate 3D into one’s everyday workflow.
Government Video Expo
The Government Video Expo takes place December 3 - 4, 2014 as follows:
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001
MAXON booth # -- 430
3DPDXis the user group that brings “... 3D artists, animators and designers...together for the purpose of networking, knowledge sharing, referrals and resource sharing inside and around Portland. The group’s December 11th meeting is devoted to MAXON Cinema 4D and will include a mix of demos and presentations from Cinema 4D power users: Casey Hupke, VFX designer/animator with Zoic Studios, Patrick Longstreth, a Los Angeles-based director, editor, VFX artist and educator and Mathias Omotola, MAXON marketing team member, motion graphics designer and Adobe After Effects specialist, will talk about creativity in the 3D design process and how to get the most from CINEMA 4D.
Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014
Location: TBD (Check the 3DPDX for details closer to event here.)
About Cinema 4D R16
Cinema 4D R16 is the next generation release of the company’s industry-leading 3D software. In addition to countless workflow enhancements, Cinema 4D R16 delivers powerful new features including a modeling PolyPen ‘super-tool’, a Motion Tracker for easily integrating 3D content within live footage and a Reflectance material channel for multi-layered reflections and specularity. Release 16 reinforces MAXON’s commitment to provide creative professionals with stability, performance, unmatched integration, and a straightforward interface to optimize any workflow.
First introduced last year in After Effects CC, MAXON also offers Cineware, a “live” 3D pipeline between these two powerhouse software applications. Cineware allows users to open, edit and enhance Cinema 4D project files inside After Effects. Cinema 4D Lite, a light yet feature-rich version of Cinema 4D, is also included in After Effects CC.
Headquartered 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 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 http://www.maxon.net.