Cinema 4D S24 (Subscription Release 24) is the latest subscription-only release from Maxon, which boasts key workflow enhancements and a sneak peek at continued progress on the Scene Nodes and Scene Manager interfaces to its new core.
“S24 showcases what Maxon always strives to offer our subscribers – exceptional and innovative workflow matched with leading-edge core technology,” said Maxon CEO Dave McGavran.
“The new Asset Browser in combination with the Placement Tools provides a playful workflow that empowers creativity. And the advancements to the node-based system offers glimpses into the powerful and promising future of Cinema 4D.”
Maxon debuted the features of Cinema 4D S24 during its three-day virtual event, where it also launched its new branding, Redshift for Mac OS and updates to its Moves software for motion sequences.
S24 is immediately available for subscription customers. For perpetual license holders of Cinema 4D, Maxon says a release is scheduled for later this year that will incorporate the features of S24, as well as ‘future enhancements’.
Cinema4D S24 Feature Highlights
Cinema 4D S24 sets the stage for creativity with new tools for placing objects within a scene.
Creating an environment, adding props and creative exploration is made as simple as dragging-and-dropping objects onto one another, painting objects onto a surface, or allowing objects to fall into place with the help of dynamics.
New Asset Browser
Makes it easy to find and use models, materials and other assets in 3D scenes. Browse and search online or local asset databases, including a vast library of assets available to C4D subscribers.
Assets are organised with metadata and keywords, and are downloaded and cached locally on demand.
Animation Workflow Enhancements
More powerful animation workflow enhancements have been added, building on the success of character animation features introduced in R23.
Improved curve evaluation and other workflow enhancements have been added.
Scene Manager/Scene Nodes
As work continues on Cinema 4D’s new core, Cinema 4D S24 introduces the Scene Manager, the successor to Cinema 4D’s Classic Object Manager.
Powerful node-based assets can construct procedural geometry or entire scenes in this new hierarchy-based view or view the same objects in a continually evolving Scene Nodes editor.