April 24, 2024

The latest updates to Maxon One include improvements for ZBrush, Cineware and the largest Capsules drop to date.

Maxon November 2023 Updates

Bad Homburg, Germany – November 16, 2023 – Maxon, developers of professional software solutions for editors, filmmakers, motion designers, visual effects artists and creators of all types, today announced comprehensive updates to several products included in the Maxon One subscription offering, including improvements for ZBrush, Cineware and a batch of new Capsules. The industry standard for digital painting and sculpting, ZBrush, is better than ever – with improvements to the Anchors Brush that was introduced in July, giving users new ways to manipulate meshes. Additional enhancements offer more control when using the Knife Brush and make it easier to repeat changes on a mesh. Cineware offers an improved import of Cinema 4D files into Unreal Engine and extends support for Redshift materials.

ZBrush 2024
ZBrush 2024 comes with a number of improvements that make the industry standard for digital sculpting even better.

  • The innovative Anchors Brush receives an update enabling use of the brush without the need for masking the surface.
  • Split to Parts extends Knife Brush capabilities by allowing assets to be divided into pieces while keeping sliced parts as separate or unified parts within the SubTool menu.
  • The Gizmo and Transpose tools now feature topology masking along with capacity to snap to the center of the masking region. The Gizmo and Transpose Lines can snap along the masked area, making artists’ masking workflow easier.
  • Cinema 4D noises are now available in the ZBrush surface noise gallery.
  • With the new Repeat to Similar feature, artists can easily repeat changes from a source mesh they are editing and have changes populate target meshes with the same polygon count. Repeat to Similar supports Sculpting changes, Full mesh replacement, Masking and Polygrouping.
  • Grow and Shrink mask capabilities are expanded to include more dynamic control and increased design potential.
  • A new stroke option called DragStamp is included. Allows for control of the intensity associated with an alpha being dragged onto the surface by moving the cursor back and forth.
  • Two new buttons were added for creases promoting more control over areas of an asset where creases and edges occur. Crease Unmasked and Uncrease Unmasked.
  • Insert Mesh Brushes are now compatible with Stroke menu options.

Cineware
Cineware for Unreal now features an improved import of Cinema 4D files into Unreal Engine. Additionally, Redshift materials with subsurface scattering are now supported. The texture size can be adjusted before every import, allowing for more flexibility in managing your texture quality.

Capsules
This month’s Capsules drop is the biggest ever – giving artists a wide assortment of resources to make their renders shine. A collection of Studio Lighting HDRs created with HDR Light Studio by Lightmap Ltd. will help you kickstart your product shots and title designs. Several trees, grasses and flowering plants have been added to the collection of plants from Laubwerk. Finally, Maxon continues to update its library of classic assets for Redshift compatibility – reducing poly counts, modernizing designs, and creating beautiful Redshift materials for all assets. This month features several generic household products that can be used to fill out a kitchen or set dress a grocery store.

About Maxon
Maxon makes powerful, yet approachable software solutions for content creators working in 2D and 3D design, motion graphics, visual effects and visualization. Maxon’s innovative product portfolio helps artists supercharge their creative workflows. Our product lines include the award-winning Cinema 4D suite of 3D modeling, simulation and animation technology; the creativity-on-the-go Forgermobile sculpting app; the diverse Red Giant lineup of revolutionary editing, motion design and filmmaking tools; the leading-edge, blazingly fast Redshift renderer; and ZBrush, the industry-standard digital sculpting and painting solution.

Maxon’s team is comprised of fun, passionate people who believe in building and empowering a successful artistic community. From our popular, inclusive events to our free Cineversity educational resources, Maxon recognizes that developing strong connections with creatives and fostering their professional growth is integral to our ability to stay on top of industry trends and better serve customers. 

Maxon is part of the Nemetschek Group.

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