Thursday, June 13, 2024

Maxon Launches ‘Maxon Studio’, New After Effects Template Engine, Editing UI for Creating Videos Fast

BAD HOMBURG, Germany, Jun 10, 2024 – Maxon, maker of powerful, approachable software solutions for content creators working in 2D and 3D design, motion graphics, visual effects and more, announced Maxon Studio.

A new After Effects template engine and intuitive interface available to Red Giant and Maxon One subscribers, Maxon Studio harnesses the capabilities of over 130 Red Giant tools so visual creatives of all types and skill levels can create standout videos with the click of a button.

Maxon Studio’s collection of Capsules, created in collaboration with visual artist collective CandyMustache, are not prefab templates, which can be hard to customize. Studio Capsules are powered by Red Giant tools and can be browsed, selected, and fine-tuned with the user-friendly editing interface.

Everyone who creates videos needs backgrounds, motion graphics, effects, and other elements they can rely on. With Maxon Studio creators can say goodbye to the pressure of a blank screen and focus on creativity.

Maxon Studio Highlights Include:

  • The initial release contains 250+ Capsules and more will be added routinely over time.
  • Studio’s Discover tab reveals a Capsule thumbnail gallery users can browse, filter, and search in seconds. This solves the problem of staring at a blank page when a transition, title, or other enhancement is needed.
  • Animated Capsule previews show exactly how the enhancement will look. From there, one click adds that Capsule to the After Effects composition in progress.
  • Built from dozens of Adobe and Red Giant tools and plug-ins, Capsules amount to hundreds or even thousands of parameters and settings, but users often need only a handful of controls for the most common adjustments, such as keyframing. Studio’s Edit panel makes it easy to be creative without having to dive repeatedly into timeline layers to hunt for a maddeningly elusive parameter.
  • Studio’s UI can run in its own window on a separate screen or dock into After Effects for a more consolidated workspace.
  • Maxon Studio Capsules are responsive, so whether a project’s resolution is 720p, 1080p, or 8K, Capsules will adjust the layout while maintaining the overall design.

Also new this month, Redshift 3.6.02 extends the non-photorealistic rendering and Standard Volume capabilities introduced in April.

NPR Updates

Non-photorealistic rendering includes a new cross-hatch pattern, as well as offset and scaling options to customize the tone map pattern. Artists can now control how individual lights affect toon shading to customize the diffuse, reflection, and rim lighting, as well as control the behavior of contour lines in reflection and refraction.

Volume Padding for Standard Volumes

Users can extend the new volume displacement in Redshift’s Standard Material even further with the new Volume Padding parameter. This parameter expands the volume bounding box, avoiding unnatural cutoffs when displacement pushes clouds, smoke, and other volumes beyond a VDB or Volume Builder’s bounding box.

Additive Blending in Incandescent Textures

A new checkbox for additive blend on the incandescent node allows for great X-ray effects on meshes and particles, especially when combined with C4D’s Particles.

Cinema 4D Integration

Artists can now choose a custom display for materials via a new viewport output to improve texture placement and adjust the appearance of preview renders. Also, default ports within the Node Editor have been optimized so artists can set up materials more quickly and intuitively.

Blender Integration

Redshift now supports Blender 4.0 and Blender 4.1.

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 Forger mobile 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.

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, DailyCADCAM.com. Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.
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