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MAXON Announces ‘WinC4D’ Competition, Web Site

Themed challenges for users of Adobe After Effects CC and Cinema 4D Lite; winners to receive Cinema 4D Broadcast.

Friedrichsdorf, Germany -- MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D software solutions for modeling, painting, animation and rendering, has announced “” a new contest web site where digital artists utilizing Adobe After Effects CC and Cinema 4D Lite can compete in theme-related animation contests. Cinema 4D Lite is a limited version of MAXON’s award-winning 3D package bundled with Adobe Creative Cloud and After Effects CC. This live 3D pipeline inside After Effects means you can import 3D objects and use them in 3D scenes never leaving After Effects. The regularly scheduled competitions are designed to showcase the innovative ways creative professionals can use the two programs to create compelling digital content.

The kick-off competition -- “Ultimate Prize Fight” -- invites contestants to submit a “knock-out” 10-second, prizefight themed animation. Some assets (models, textures, etc.) have been made available on the site to kick start contestants’ projects and creative juices. The grand-prize-winning entry will be chosen by a panel, comprised of some of today’s most acclaimed 3D artists. Enthusiasts and contestants visiting now through September 30, 2014, can recognize their favorite entries by giving “Props” or “Paper Plate Awards” in a variety of categories (including “Eye-Candy Crown”, “LOL Master”, “Most Innovative” and more). The Grand Prize entry will receive a copy of Cinema 4D Broadcast.

“Since it was bundled in After Effects last year, Cinema 4D Lite has garnered a lot of interest from 2D artists excited to explore 3D design. Unfortunately, busy designers don’t always have free time to develop additional skillsets.” said Paul Babb, president and CEO, MAXON The Americas. “So we came up with the idea of to give them motivation to explore integrating 3D into their After Effects workflow.”

“After Effects is all about giving artists freedom to create freely and easily,” said Steve Forde, principal product manager, Adobe After Effects. “MAXON’s contest exemplifies how creative professionals can explore and create incredibly engaging 3D digital content.”

To enter the MAXON “Win C4D” competition, contestants must produce an original animation of 10-seconds or less in line with the theme using Adobe After Effects CC and Cinema 4D Lite. For more information, see the contest rules, terms and conditions.

Source: Maxon

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.