Maxon Computer, a leading developer of professional 3D software, such as the leading Cinema 4D 3D software suite, has announced this week a strategic partnership with Tuningchannel, the developers of Py4D.
Py4D provides access to Python programming language for Maxon’s leading 3D application Cinema 4D, giving users an easy way to enhance Cinema 4D with custom functionality and workflow.
Python is a powerful programming language with a comparatively simple learning curve. Python’s unique blend of simplicity and power excels in a wide range of software development tasks. Existing Python scripts and libraries can be utilized in any pipeline. Python also enables integration between software apps for the exchange of data and assets. Top production and engineering firms depend on Python every day.
Py4D is currently in open beta and can access the majority of Cinema 4Ds functions. The goal of the strategic partnership between Maxon and Tuningchannel is to better integrate Py4D into Cinema 4D and bring the level of stability and ease of use to which Maxon customers have grown accustom.
“Python is easy to learn and provides almost the same access to Cinema 4D functionality as the C++ SDK,” commented Harald Schneider, CTO and co-founder of Maxon. “We want the Cinema 4D community to know that we are supporting the development of Py4D so they can confidently invest resources in Python and Py4D to enhance their own production pipelines.”
This latest Py4D beta, including documentation, is available for free of charge at: www.py4d.com. There is also a forum for users and other resources.