WHAT YOU GOT IN Cinema 4D R23
Cinema 4D R23 includes key enhancements to the animation, such as workflow making it easier to create and manipulate keyframes. Produce fantastic new character animation rigs with R23. Similarly, manage your character poses, retargeting, and skinning. All these features are included in the subsequent version Cinema 4D R S24
Character TDs and Animators celebrate! A new Pose manager allows you to easily store, recall, and blend key character poses as scene-independent assets. Save variations of your object?s parameters that are not tied to the scene. Then, re-use them in different scenes. Furthermore, it works with characters or any type of parametric object.
Delta Mush smooths deformations while preserving detail. The deformer itself smooths any deformation above it and works particularly well with joint-based skin deformations. An additional tag allows the smoothing to be adjusted per object.
A new workflow allows you to create Character Definitions for commonly-used rigs and easily retarget animation regardless of joint orientation.
Toon & Face Rigs
Two new presets for the Character Object. In summary, these allow you to easily define character rigs for animating joint-based animation of a face.
Filtering in Attribute Manager and Timeline
Filter the Attribute Manager to show only the attributes animators need to see and zero in on specific tracks with Timeline filtering.
Animate quicker with more intuitive auto-keyframing. In addition, use commands to easily set keyframes for entire hierarchies and groups of objects.
Copy Paste Ease
Copy an ease curve to different keyframe segments or tracks, furthermore, without affecting the values.
Create markers based on BPM, jump between marked ranges, and navigate between markers with an all-new HUD.
THE PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
Maxon Cinema 4D R23 gives you access to all the powerful UV editing capabilities introduced in Cinema 4D S22. Additionally, we now have New tools geared mostly at UV workflows for hard-surface models.
Given that UV Snapping is now completely integrated into Cinema 4D’s core snapping toolset, it includes support for point, grid, and pixel snapping.
UVs of multiple objects can now be viewed concurrently in the UV Editor. Use UV packing to arrange the islands of all objects into a ONE shared UV Tile, as well as selection and manipulation tools to fine-tune UVs over multiple Objects.
Align, Straighten, Rectangularize
We can now align Islands based on selected Edges, Straighten Edge Selections, and rectangularize UV islands.
UV Edit / Layout Enhancements
Enhanced views in the interface and the UV layout window make your workspace more responsive. Coupled with the new tools, editing UVs an intuitive and stress-free process.
YOU’VE GOT THE LOOKS
Magic Bullet Looks: Now part of the new Maxon ONE package that includes Cinema 4D, RedShift and Red Giant package. There are over 200 preset film looks, import LUTs, or work with individual tools for colour correction, film grain, chromatic aberration, and much more. Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Looks technology is integrated into C4D’s render settings, so all of this works in the interactive viewport and with your final C4D renders.
Best of all, you can save your own Looks presets and pass them between many other host applications like After Effects, Premiere Pro and FCPX, and more.
Dramatically-improved Screen-Space Reflections and the new Viewport Core introduced in S22. Particularly, it means you can generate outstanding preview renders out-of-the-box and better visualise the final composite.
Looking Under the Hood and into the Future
Scene Nodes in Cinema 4D R23 offers a sneak preview of the performance. In short, it’s what you can expect from the next generation Cinema 4D core and object system. Nodes enable you to explore massive Distributions and Procedural Modeling the advance of the further development of capabilities and integration of familiar Cinema 4D workflows. These foster creativity and experimentation.
TIGHT WORKFLOW HARMONY
Maxon updated the core Python engine of Cinema 4D from Python 2 to Python 3. In essence, this offers greater performance and security.
Maxon made extensive enhancements to OBJ import/export offer much-improved performance. To explain, R23 includes better support for PBR materials and vertex colors. In addition, support for sequenced files.
FBX now offers the option to export the baked animation of bind joints and to export marker ranges as Takes.
In short, this first step in integration allows users to import / export models, cameras, and lights in USD, USDA, and USDC. In addition, export USDZ.
MORE NOTEWORTHY FEATURES
Deformer objects now have better viewport representation showing their direction and function. Whether using deformers for modeling or animation, it’s easier than ever to align and scale deformers properly to procedurally modify your mesh.
An implementation of the open-source Instant Mesh algorithm takes shape as a procedural generator. In other words, it allows automatic retopology and quad-based polygon reduction