Maxon has announced a new co-development partnership with Vizrt, a leading provider of content production systems, to bring a new level of integration between its powerful CINEMA 4D application and the Vizrt real-time modeling and animation solution Viz Artist.
Vizrt is a leading provider of content production systems for the media industry and Vizrt products are used by the world’s leading broadcasters, including: CNN, CBS, BBC, Fox, ITN and Al Jazeera.
The new streamlined workflow allows CINEMA 4D projects to be directly imported into Viz Artist through Maxon’s CINEWARE technology, a live 3D exchange that provides a bridge between the two applications.
The major benefit of this partnership and co-development is that now users can bring in native CINEMA 4D project assets directly into Viz Artist. These assets are immediately visible and can be utilized in on-air-mode. Both the project and container properties such as position and scaling are updated automatically.
“This is the most complete import of geometries, lights and animation into Viz Artist and Viz Engine from any 3D modeling package,” explains Gerhard Lang, Chief Engineering Officer at Vizrt. “3D objects are imported either as their direct primitive object counterpart in Viz Artist or as meshes.”
“As a manufacturer dedicated to developing robust 3D solutions for 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 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.
CINEWARE will be made available to users with the upcoming version of Viz Artist and Viz Engine.