updated 10:05 am EDT, Mon May 8, 2006
Cinema 4D R9.6 released
Maxon today released a second free update for Cinema 4D. Release 9.6 brings more than 40 improvements over R9.5,including improved OpenGL display speed, better compositing functionalities and a new Content Browser. "Macintosh users will immediately notice a much faster OpenGL editor preview, with increases in speeds of up to 50 percent on newer systems. In some instances, an increase of up to 150 percent can be achieved," according to the company. The company also said that Mac users will benefit from improved OS X font handling with more precise display, a new selection dialog and additional font types. Maxon also said tha Multipass now supports eyeon Fusion software and a new External Compositing Tag, whic makes it easy to track objects from Cinema 4D in 3D space within After Effects as well as QuickTime support for H.264, MPEG2 and MPEG4 codecs. Cinema 4D R9.6 is free for owners of R9.5.