Maxon Cinema 4D Release 15 Earns 2013 CGW Silver Edge Award


CINEMA 4D Software Technology Innovations Honored by Computer Graphics World Magazine Editorial Staff for Third Year in a Row

Last Updated: August 22, 2013 5:42 pm GMT
(Newbury Park, California--August 22, 2013) MAXON is pleased to announce that CINEMA 4D Release 15 (R15), the latest version of the company’s cornerstone 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting, and rendering software application, has been recognized by the editorial staff of "Computer Graphics World Magazine" (CGW) as a winner of the CGW Silver Edge Award at SIGGRAPH 2013. Cited for 3D technology innovation and a product that represents ‘the best of show’ at the world’s premier conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques, this marks the third consecutive year that CINEMA 4D has been a recipient of the esteemed annual award. MAXON was among the more than 180 industry organizations, representing 15 countries that exhibited at the conference this year.

“The Silver Edge Awards are not given to ‘the most popular’ but rather ‘the most inventive’ or those showing ‘the most potential’ for the industry,” explains Karen Moltenbrey, chief editor at CGW. “At SIGGRAPH this year, I saw some amazing things, which illustrates how forward-thinking many of these companies are! Indeed, there were some new companies with new products, but just as important are the established firms that continue to innovate, and among them is MAXON. MAXON continues to add amazing features and functions to its already prolific CINEMA 4D, making it one of the industry's must-have products,” she adds.

CINEMA 4D R15 made its public debut at SIGGRAPH last month. The next generation release of the widely used 3D software package reinforces MAXON 25-year industry leadership reputation and is marked by powerful enhancements to modeling, text creation, rendering and sculpting. MAXON is scheduled to ship R15 in early September and will showcase the software suite for the first time in Europe at IBC2013, September 13-17, at the RAI Amsterdam. [For details on MAXON’s exhibitor presence at IBC, click here.]

“The response to the enhancements in R15 has been extremely well received,” says Paul Babb, president/CEO, MAXON US. “We are thrilled that CGW continues to recognize our deep commitment to developing the most advanced, easy-to-use, professional 3D tools that help artists bring their creative visions to life.”

For the past 36 years, Computer Graphics World magazine has been providing in-depth editorial coverage of the innovations in the computer graphics technology. Film effects animators, game developers, graphic artists, scientists, industrial designers, and others whose work covers the breadth of high-end visual computing turn to CGW to stay abreast of the latest developments, tools and techniques.

CINEMA 4D is an award-winning 3D motion graphics toolkit acclaimed for its seamless connectivity to popular 2D motion graphics and compositing tools. Individual artists and design teams around the world rely on the professional 3D software package, as the first choice to create high-end 3D images and animations for film, television/broadcast, architecture, games, multimedia, design and engineering.

Headquartered in Friedrichsdorf, Germany, MAXON Computer is a developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D software products have been used extensively to help create everything from stunning visual effects in top feature films, TV shows and commercials, cutting-edge game cinematics for AAA games, as well for medical illustration, architectural and industrial design applications. MAXON has offices in Germany, USA, United Kingdom, France, Japan and Singapore. MAXON products are available directly from the web site and its worldwide distribution channel. Specially priced learning editions of the company’s software solutions are also made available to educational institutions. For additional information on MAXON visit


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