Maxon pulled the veil off of Cinema 4D R19 with a demo at SIGGRAPH 2017. Features and improvements include viewport enhancements, MoGraph tools, VR support, and a new renderer from AMD.
The viewport gets some upgrades with screen-space reflections in the viewport along with depth of field in realtime via OpenGL support.
R19 also adds support for AMD’s ProRender engine. A Radeon GPU physically based renderer previously available in Autodesk products, now an option in Cinema 4D and works on both Mac and PC.
On the MoGraph toolset, R19 adds an update to the Voronoi shatter system with options to further tweak the patterns with transformations such as wood splinters and crystal structures. A glue option is also available.
A new Sound Effector tool will enable artists to drive animation through audio tracks via frequency and volume.
As every software company begins to integrate VR tools into their products, Maxon has added a spherical camera to Cinema 4D. It will allow users to render 360 footage (with stereo options) in equirectangular, cubic string, cubic cross or 3×2 cubic formats.
Cinema 4D R19 will be shipping in September with free upgrades available for R18 customers and new customers will have options from $995 to $3695. Read the full release featurelist on their site.