MAXON UK BLOG

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September
September 22, 2017

How to Create a Bottle In Cinema 4D

Having a nice shiny bottle in 3D is something that most 3D Artists play with at one point or..

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September
September 22, 2017

How to Export Sculpt Layers in BodyPaint 3D

Okay, so you've just spent hours and hours producing intricately detailed models with beautiful..

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September
September 12, 2017

How to Start Sculpting in BodyPaint 3D

BodyPaint 3D contains some powerful 3D modelling tools, which includes 3D Sculpting. This method..

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September
September 11, 2017

How to Use HDRI Maps in Cinema 4D

Lighting scenes realistically is one of the biggest challenges for most 3D artists. Using HDRI..

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September
September 06, 2017

How to Paint a Game Object in BodyPaint 3D

BodyPaint 3D is a really powerful suite of texturing tools that make it so much easier to create..

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September
September 04, 2017

How Utilising 3D Can Hugely Improve Your Work

New technology can improve the work of even the most talented graphic designer. 3D animation has..

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September
September 04, 2017

How to Create Realistic Bricks in Cinema 4D

Modelling houses is quite a fun thing to do, spending time getting all those lovely details in,..

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September
September 04, 2017

What is BodyPaint 3D?

BodyPaint 3D is known for its 3D painting and UV mapping capabilities, but it's actually a..

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August
August 31, 2017

How to Create Hydraulic Cylinders in Cinema 4D

Within Arm's Reach…

 

Having run student projects regarding robots for a number of years, a..

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August
August 25, 2017

How to Create Hair, Fur and Feathers in Cinema 4D

Getting started with Hair in Cinema 4D can be a hair-raising experience... So many options, so..

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August
August 16, 2017

Is it Time to Update Your Animation Software?

We all know that software updates are important, but sometimes they just seem like one more..

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August
August 11, 2017

Using the Content Browser in Cinema 4D

So this is just a quick exploration of the Content Browser in Cinema 4D. It holds a whole host..

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August
August 04, 2017

Cinema 4D R19 Favourite New Features

So with every new version of Cinema 4D comes a variety of different updates, changes and new..

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July
July 20, 2017

How to Light an Interior in Cinema 4D

Lighting a room scene realistically in 3D software can be daunting. There are render options..

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July
July 19, 2017

What You Need to Create Award-Winning Animation

Having worked for a 3D software company for over 15 years, I've seen a huge amount of animation...

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July
July 19, 2017

There is Moore to Know

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July
July 18, 2017

Why Graphic Designers Should Learn 3D

The design industry is changing at a great pace and more and more companies are looking to use..

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July
July 17, 2017

5 Points to Remember When Integrating 3D Into Your Workflow

The benefits of using 3D range from widening your skills base to being able to offer clients..

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July
July 13, 2017

How to Bake Textures in Cinema 4D for Game Engines

So a request that has come in to us via our Facebook page is for us to do a tutorial on baking..

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July
July 12, 2017

5 Top Animation Software Programs You Should be Aware of

Animation software brings art to life. Textures, movement, perspectives and colours give an..

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July
July 10, 2017

3D Engineering Visualisation in Cinema 4D by CMG Designs

CMG Designs has been producing some fantastic animations of 3D Engineering machinery for years..

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July
July 07, 2017

How to Create an Exhibition Stand in Cinema 4D

Something that's come up quite a few times on our video comments is the request to show how to..

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June
June 29, 2017

Territory Studio Creates Futuristic Cityscape for Ghost in the Shell Using Cinema 4D

Duncan Evans Talks to Territory Studio About Its Work on the Elaborately Designed Future Settings

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June
June 26, 2017

How to Create an Office Space in Cinema 4D

One thing 3D is particularly useful for is visualising things before they are built. This comes..

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June
June 22, 2017

Cinema 4D UK and Ireland Reels 2017

Today sees the launch of the new Cinema 4D UK and Ireland reels for 2017. Read on to see..

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June
June 13, 2017

10 Awesome Animation Blogs You Must Follow

The blogosphere is a great source of material when it comes to ideas, inspiration and..

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June
June 12, 2017

Cinema 4D Talks At NAB 2017

MAXON USA's stand at NAB 2017 hosted over 20 great talks by 3D artists using Cinema 4D. If you..

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June
June 10, 2017

How to Model a House in Cinema 4D

One thing we get asked a lot here at MAXON UK is, how to build a house. It’s a difficult..

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June
June 09, 2017

SolidWorks & Cinema 4D For Beautiful Product Visualisation

With Solidworks creating highly accurate product designs and Cinema 4D creating limitless scene..

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June
June 09, 2017

What Animation Seminars And Tradeshows Should You Be Attending?

Graphic design is one of those careers that benefits from learning around the subject. The more..

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June
June 06, 2017

10 Tips For Producing Animations

Creating the perfect animation is about more than just execution or ideas. It's a combination of..

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June
June 05, 2017

Three-Point Lighting In Cinema 4D

Three-point lighting is a classic technique to light objects in 3D software or in real life. In..

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June
June 04, 2017

How to Create a Bookcase in Cinema 4D Using Book Generator

Filling up bookcases in your scenes with books doesn't have to be a time-consuming task any..

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June
June 04, 2017

How to Create a Swimming Pool in Cinema 4D

One of my favourite short projects to teach in Cinema 4D is The Swimming Pool. In about an hour,..

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June
June 02, 2017

Simple Character Build & Animate Using CMotion in Cinema 4D

In previous tutorials, I have looked at the Character Builder in Cinema 4D, and shown you how..

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May
May 30, 2017

Secondary Motion with Soft IK in Cinema 4D

One of the most useful principles of animation is that of Secondary Motion. This is the reminder..

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May
May 29, 2017

How to Create a Seamless White Background in Cinema 4D

One thing I often get asked is how to present models nicely in 3D. Presenting finished models on..

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May
May 29, 2017

How to Use Automatic Keyframing in Cinema 4D

For those that have watched my tutorial on keyframe interpolation, this is the next step. If you..

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May
May 24, 2017

5 Great Learning Resources For Cinema 4D

Although Cinema 4D is very intuitive software, learning it still takes time. To help, here are..

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May
May 23, 2017

How AixSponza Used Cinema 4D To Promote Nike Tech Fleece

At FMX 2017, Aixsponza's Matthias Zabiegly kindly shared how they achieved the stunning..

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May
May 23, 2017

How to Use Target Cameras in Cinema 4D

Animating a scene is one thing, being able to "film" it is another! One useful trick to have up..

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May
May 23, 2017

How 2D & 3D Software Complement Each Other

2D software can create some great imagery. So can 3D. But when you combine them, your only..

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May
May 21, 2017

Cinema 4D QuickStart

Although Cinema 4D is known for being easy to use, it can look a little bit overwhelming when..

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May
May 21, 2017

How to Texture a House in Cinema 4D

So you've got your building model in Cinema 4D, but it is a single object and you need to..

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May
May 19, 2017

Cinema 4D Recommended Specs

This is a common topic that we get asked about, and I noticed we don't really have our own..

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May
May 18, 2017

Cinema 4D For 3D Architectural Visualisation

Cinema 4D is a great choice for 3D architectural visualisation. Whether you need to create..

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May
May 18, 2017

How To Create 3D Motion Graphics In After Effects

Did you know that if you've got After Effects CC, you've already got access to some seriously..

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May
May 11, 2017

BodyPaint 3D Open Beta For Cinema 4D R18 Customers

Our BodyPaint 3D software, which is included in all versions of Cinema 4D and as a standalone..

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May
May 11, 2017

Who's Using Cinema 4D?

First released in 1990, Cinema 4D 3D software has been around for a long time. It's relied on by..

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May
May 09, 2017

Creating A Temple Ruin Scene With Cinema 4D

I have a particular fascination with history, so the idea of a fallen temple scene easily popped..

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May
May 08, 2017

Getting Started With Cinema 4D's Character Builder

Character animating is one of the most popular job roles in the animation industry, but before..

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May
May 08, 2017

An Introduction To Character Animation In Cinema 4D

One of the most sought after jobs in 3D Animation is that of a Character Animator, or Character..

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May
May 03, 2017

How To Make Fictional User Interfaces (FUI)

Ever wondered how all the futuristic displays that you see in so many movies are made? Well, the..

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April
April 26, 2017

Dangerous Machinery

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April
April 25, 2017

How to Make Realistic Grass in Cinema 4D

When the grass is greener… Or yellower, or flatter, or spikier, or maybe contains a purple..

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April
April 23, 2017

How to Make a Disco Ball in Cinema 4D

Shiny disco balls! Creating realistic light bounces can be a bit tricky, and exploring surface..

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April
April 23, 2017

How to Animate a Bouncing Ball in Cinema 4D

One of the fundamentals of animation is learning how to animate a bouncing ball. In this quick..

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April
April 21, 2017

Why Cinema 4D Is The Best 3D Animation Software For You

If you're interested in learning 3D animation software, there are a bunch to choose from. They..

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April
April 17, 2017

How to Adjust Keyframe Interpolation in Cinema 4D

Have you noticed how, when you record an object going from A to B in Cinema 4D, the object..

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April
April 17, 2017

How to Use the Align To Spline Tag in Cinema 4D

The Align To Spline tag in Cinema 4D is one of those things that once you know what it does, you..

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April
April 17, 2017

How to Switch Between Cameras in Cinema 4D

In my career as a teacher, one Cinema 4D question that popped up frequently was: "How do you..

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April
April 13, 2017

How To Add 3D To Your Artwork

Adding 3D effects to your artwork can really make it stand out from the crowd. But how do you do..

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April
April 11, 2017

Make an Easter Wicker Basket in Cinema 4D

All your eggs in one Basket! Keeping with the Easter theme, in this tutorial you will learn how..

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April
April 09, 2017

Cinema 4D Balloon fun with EJ at Eyedesyn

Check out this great tutorial from EJ at Eyedesyn where you learn how to make some really nice..

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April
April 09, 2017

Make a Cracking Easter Egg in Cinema 4D Using Voronoi Fracture

Whilst learning tools and techniques is fun on its own, sometimes it's nice to get stuck in with..

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April
April 05, 2017

What is Cinema 4D?

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April
April 04, 2017

You Need to Add 3D Software - Here's Why

3D is used everywhere nowadays: films, TV, games, architecture, engineering, product design...

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April
April 03, 2017

Create A Chess Set Using Cinema 4D

If you're just starting out in Cinema 4D, then a great way to learn some of the core concepts is..

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April
April 02, 2017

Create Underwater Lighting in Cinema 4D

One thing I find that really helps to add atmosphere to your underwater scenes is to recreate..

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April
April 02, 2017

Create Realistic Waves in Cinema 4D Using HOT4D

You can do some really quick and powerful water simulations in Cinema 4D using the free HOT4D..

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April
April 02, 2017

Use Video as a Texture in Cinema 4D

One thing I'm often asked how to do in Cinema 4D is how you get video to play on objects like..

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March
March 16, 2017

Visit Greyscalegorilla To Learn Cinema 4D

Entertaining and informative, this is a must-visit website for any Cinema 4D user. I’ve known..

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March
March 15, 2017

What Is 3D?

Nowadays, 3D is used in many types of imagery. But what actually is it?

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March
March 14, 2017

Renting vs Buying Software. Which Is Best?

In recent times, a variety of software manufacturers have changed the way they offer licenses..

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March
March 13, 2017

Ten Reasons Motion Graphics Designers Are Using 3D

3D software is a popular addition to any motion graphics designer's toolset. Here are ten..

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March
March 09, 2017

Top 10 Features Of Cinema 4D 3D Animation Software

Cinema 4D has a massive toolset. There are hundreds of tools and thousands of options which..

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March
March 08, 2017

Learn Cinema 4D And Smile With Rate My Funeral

If you love learning Cinema 4D from watching tutorials then you have to check out Rory Martin at..

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March
March 07, 2017

Making the Most of 2

Discover how Luke Carpenter created 58 shots in just four weeks for a series of BBC 2 intros.
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March
March 07, 2017

Making A Peculiar Home Seem Inviting

Discover how Roland Lukacsi at Fugitive Studios made the intro to Miss Peregrine's Home for..

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March
March 06, 2017

SPOV Helps Doctor Strange Live up to his Name

The latest Marvel Studios movie required believable medical elements – made in Cinema 4D - to..

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March
March 05, 2017

Love Breaking Stuff?

One of my favourite new features of Cinema 4D R18 has to be the Voronoi Fracture tool in..

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March
March 03, 2017

Painting Practice Using Cinema 4D On Upcoming Watership Down

I recently found out that Painting Practice is heavily involved in the production of a new..

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March
March 02, 2017

How To Create 3D Text In Cinema 4D

When you're first starting out with 3D software, it can be overwhelming. You can make anything..

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March
March 01, 2017

Visit Cineversity For Thousands Of Cinema 4D Tutorials

By far the biggest learning resource for Cinema 4D is MAXON USA's Cineversity website...

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February
February 27, 2017

Must-Have Animation Software For Motion Graphics

 The great news for a motion graphics artist is that the general toolset required drops into two..

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February
February 21, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Brand Values Showcased With 3D Software

Panoply employs a combination of Cinema 4D, Arnold and Houdini to successfully evoke the brand..

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February
February 14, 2017

Create A Love Wrench Scene Using Cinema 4D

I've always been a fan of the UK digital artist Adam Benton. He's created some cracking images..

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February
February 08, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Cinema 4D Versions & Licence Types

Available in an array of licence types and versions, Cinema 4D caters for most budgets and..

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December
December 08, 2016

A League Of Their Own

Ultra-fast drone racing with Cinema 4D and Octane Render. 

 

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November
November 18, 2016

Creative Nuts Uses Cinema 4D For Strictly Come Dancing Titles

 
Piers Helm of Creative Nuts explains the process of creating the glamorous intro for..
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November
November 09, 2016

Sweet-Tooth Typography

Text is not only about writing but can also be used as an expressive medium – which is..

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September
September 01, 2016

What's New In Cinema 4D R18

Here you'll find movies on the exciting new features packed in Cinema 4D R18. These are just..

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August
August 05, 2016

Real World Intro To Professional 3D Animation Results

Cinema 4D is well known for being an easy-to-use professional 3D application. But how soon can..

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July
July 26, 2016

Everybody Walk The Dinosaur

Creating anatomically accurate dinosaur skeletons for a Microsoft Kinect-based exhibit has..

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July
July 26, 2016

Hitting CG Out Of The Park

T20 cricket is an all-action sport that required an equally energetic promotional campaign, as..

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June
June 20, 2016

BBC Two: Branding With Character

How Cinema 4D, Cineware and Adobe After Effects enabled Vincent London to create its humorous..

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December
December 01, 2015

Man Vs Machine: Fusing Creativity With Technology With The Help Of Cinema 4D

ManvsMachine’s technical director, Simon Holmedal and creative director Mike Alderson discuss..
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November
November 23, 2015

Making Science Come Alive

Duncan Evans discovers how Cinema 4D helped animate and tell stories for Discovery Science in..
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July
July 01, 2015

From Rat Race To Dancing Sheep

Discover how Mill+ delivered this jolly three-minute animation for Eviivo's online booking..

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March
March 23, 2015

Marvels Of Engineering

British comic artist Kevin Hopgood uses Cinema 4D to reveal the inner secrets of Marvel's
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March
March 02, 2015

Cinema 4D Goes Swimming With Monsters

Discover how Munk Studios brought some of the world's most dangerous aquatic animals
to..
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November
November 28, 2014

Gtech Vaccum Cleaners Wipe The Floor With Cinema 4D

To show off its new Gtech Multi hand-held vacuum cleaner, Grey Technology turned to Bomper..

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October
October 31, 2014

A New Look For Bertie Bassett

Bassetts Licorice Allsorts uses Cinema 4D to revamp their mascot - lickety-split!

 

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April
April 15, 2014

Diageo Gets Into The Spirit With Cinema 4D

How RPM created a range of 3D spirit bottles indistinguishable from photos.

 

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November
November 27, 2013

Love Is All Around

For BBC One's 'Love 2013' series of channel idents, London design agency Vincent turned
to..
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October
October 31, 2013

Creating The Personal Touch

MPC's Motion Design Studio turned to Cinema 4D to explain the benefits of a digital
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September
September 12, 2012

Business Is War

Corporate greed takes on a new meaning in Syndicate, with in-game cinematics created by
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About the MAXON Blog

Welcome to the official MAXON UK  Blog. This blog provides the most up-to-date official information about MAXON, its products – in particular its flagship product Cinema 4D – and the Cinema 4D community. You can expect to see posts from a wide variety of MAXON UK employees.