Vizrt and Maxon come to NAB with a powerful new 3D design workflow

The new workflow allows projects from CINEMA 4D to be directly imported into Viz Artist.

Vizrt, a leading provider of content production systems for the digital media industry, announced today a new integration with MAXON’s 3D modeling, painting, rendering, and animation software, CINEMA 4D. The integration, to be introduced at NAB (booth SL2419), allows projects from CINEMA 4D to be directly imported into Viz Artist and includes CINEWARE, the new live link update tool.

“This is the most complete import of geometries, lights and animations into Viz Artist and Viz Engine from any 3D modeling package,” said Gerhard Lang, Chief Engineering Officer at Vizrt. “CINEMA 4D scenes are imported directly into Viz Artist without the need for CINEMA 4D to be installed on the Viz Artist workstation. 3D objects are imported either as their direct primitive object counterpart in Viz Artist or as meshes.”

CINEWARE, the new live link update tool integrated into Viz Artist, allows designers to make changes to a scene in CINEMA 4D and see the changes updated live when Viz Artist is set to on-air mode. CINEWARE updates objects as well as container properties such as position and scaling.

“As a 3D manufacturer with a strong focus on the broadcast market, we are very excited to partner with one of the most renowned and innovative players in this industry,” said Oliver Meiseberg, product manager at MAXON Computer GmbH. “Our collaboration with the teams at Vizrt was exceptionally enjoyable and efficient, and we are very excited to deliver a ground-breaking new workflow experience to Vizrt artists with the new live link to CINEMA 4D.”

“MAXON provided a very good SDK (software developer kit) that we were able to easily integrate with. They have been an excellent partner while developing the new integration,” added Lang.

The MAXON CINEMA 4D integration with Viz Artist and Viz Engine will be shown at NAB 2014 on the Vizrt booth (SL2419) and will be made available to  customers with the next release of Viz Artist and Viz Engine.

About Vizrt

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics, studio automation, sports analysis and asset management tools for the media and entertainment industry. This includes interactive and virtual solutions, animations, maps, weather, video editing, compositing, and playout tools. Vizrt has customers in more than 100 countries worldwide including CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, NDR, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK and the list keeps growing. Vizrt has nearly 600 employees and operates in 40 offices worldwide. Vizrt is a privately owned company by Nordic Capital Fund VIII.

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