MAXON Computer, developers of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is excited to announce that its cornerstone application, CINEMA 4D, garnered the “Best Animation and 3D Product” award at the Macworld (UK) Awards; honoring the finest products of the past 12 months. This is the third award win in recent years for CINEMA 4D from the editorial team and readership at Macworld UK that stated, “Cinema 4D 11 is a brilliant upgrade, we doubt that there’s an easier-to-use, better-integrated and feature-rich 3D toolset out there.”
“Since MAXON’s inception 20 years ago, CINEMA 4D, has been acclaimed for its advanced capabilities and has won numerous awards and accolades. We’re extremely proud that the venerable Macworld (UK) editorial team and readership has again awarded CINEMA 4D with its ‘Best Animation and 3D Product 2009,'” said Paul Babb, president, MAXON US. “MAXON remains committed to delivering technical achievements – many of them 3D application “firsts” – to the Mac platform to ensure 3D artists are equipped with the best possible toolset regardless of their platform choice.”
Most notably, MAXON offered the first 3D application to be released for Mac OS X and to ship with 64-bit support, and is typically the first 3D software developer to be compliant with new releases. The company also was first to offer multiprocessing on a Mac, even before the Mac OS offered multiprocessing, and CINEMA 4D offers near-linear rendering performance on a multiprocessor Mac. In 2000 MAXON entered into a partnership with Apple and a free version of version of CINEMA 4D was bundled with Apple’s Final Cut Pro (and the following three versions of the software) which garnered the company more than 10,000 new users and installations in over 5,000 schools that year. MAXON was again first to offer multipass rendering directly to Final Cut Pro and Motion.