Maxon announced Tuesday, Nov. 6 that the latest release of Adobe After Effects CC includes an updated version of Maxon's Cinema 4D Lite. Based on the award-winning Cinema 4D R21, the software is available immediately for download to Adobe Creative Cloud members.
Artists can use Cinema 4D Lite to create and import 3D content into their After Effects projects. Cinema 4D content can be added to After Effects projects just like footage, and artists can extract scene data, like cameras, 3D objects, object buffers, etc., that can be manipulated inside of After Effects. For After Effects users, it's a great way to explore the exciting world of 3D motion graphics for free – including basic modeling, texturing, lighting and animation.
Added features in Cinema 4D Lite R21 include the new Caps and Bevel tools (for more complex extrusions on text, logos and other spline/path objects), Fields (powerful new falloff controls for MoGraph effects, deformations and more), Intel Open Image Denoiser and support for HiDPI on Windows.
The latest release of Cinema 4D Lite can be launched within After Effects and independently as a standalone application. And, since Cinema 4D Lite utilizes Maxon's new entitlement system users can instantly upgrade to the full commercial version at any time, with new low-cost subscription pricing directly from within Cinema 4D.