When Maxon and Red Giant merged as one company, users reaped the benefits immediately when it was announced Red Giant was completely free for students and educators. Now, with the Release 23 (R23), Cinema 4D adds Magic Bullet Looks technology and more. 

If you happen to be a 3D artist, animator, or work with UV workflows, Cinema 4D is one of the premiere programs available. And if you're just starting out, the program is fairly easy to learn thanks to an intuitive user interface that removes a lot of the guess work. 

In the latest release, Cinema 4D integrates Magic Bullet Looks where you can apply over 200 different film presets, import LUTs, color grade, add film gran or remove chromatic aberration. The update also adds new Scene Nodes that allows you to preview character performance, an update to the Python 3 plugin, and new pipelines for USD import/export as well as updates to FBX and OBJ handling. Let's look at some of the highlights: 

R23 Highlights

  • New Character Solver and Delta Mush workflows as well as a new Pose Manager and Toon/Face Rigs
  • Better keyframing, filters for the timeline and attributes manager in animation 
  • All the powerful UV editing capabilities introduced in Cinema 4D S22 (the subscription-only upgrade) plus new tools geared toward UV workflows for hard-surface models
  • Apply over 200 preset film looks, import LUTs, and more with Red Giant Looks 
  • Scene Nodes allows users to explore Distributions and Procedural Modeling in advance of the further Cinema 4D core engine development for optimal creativity and experimentation

Cinema 4D R23 will be available on September 9th for subscription holders and will be available as an upgrade for perpetual license holders.