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Maxon Reveals 2021 Event Lineup – First ‘3D & Motion Design Show’ Set for March 17

This year’s first free showcase will include feature presentations from expert motion graphic and VFX artists; all events will be livestreamed on 3D & Motion Design Show website and the Maxon YouTube channel.

Maxon has announced its lineup of 2021 events for content creators working in 2D, 3D, motion design, VFX, and visualization. In addition to participating in industry events like SIGGRAPH, NAB, and IBC, Maxon will continue with their popular free online showcase, the 3D & Motion Design Show, the first of which will take place on March 17, 2021.

The 3D & Motion Design Shows will continue to feature presentations from expert motion graphics and VFX artists showcasing professional 3D techniques and real-world production workflows using Maxon’s Cinema 4D, Redshift, and the Red Giant product lines. Presentations from each event will be streamed live and will be available online shortly after airing on as well as the Maxon YouTube channel.

Maxon also hopes to make its return to in-person trade shows, including the IBC Show in Amsterdam (September 10-13) and NAB in Las Vegas (October 10-13). Should these industry tentpole events take place in person, Maxon will broadcast its 3D & Motion Design Show presentations live from the show floor on In the event travel restrictions remain in place, Maxon will present fully virtual events.

“Though we’ve certainly missed seeing our colleagues, friends, and peers at the in-person events, we were quite humbled by the success and demand for our virtual events in 2020,” commented Maxon CEO, David MacGavran. “We are excited to announce our 3D & Motion Design Show lineup for 2021 with informative, new recurring segments for added value and entertainment. We hope these virtual events continue to provide our community with helpful workflow tips and with any luck, we will soon be able to get together and continue these in person as well."

The 3D and Motion Design Show kicks-off on March 17, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. PDT / 11:30 a.m. EDT. Presenters Include:

  • Athanasios Pozantzis, a.k.a. "Noseman", is a Cinema 4D master trainer, tutor, and creator of educational content for Maxon products, particularly Cinema 4D.
  • Daniel "Hashi" Hashimoto, AKA "Action Movie Dad", is senior content creator at Maxon and producer of the ever-popular “Cheap Tricks” and other VFX tutorials.
  • Jonas Pilz is product marketing specialist, Cinema 4D evangelist and master trainer at Maxon. Previously as a freelance 3D generalist, he created visualizations and animations for designated industrial clients and television with Cinema 4D.
  • Elly Wade is a UK-based expert trainer and self-taught Cinema 4D artist who loves to set up fast ways to create beautiful mograph designs, with quick workflows for combining them with After Effects.

New Segments for the 2021 3D & Motion Design Shows:

  • Toronto-based master trainer Athanasios "Noseman" Pozantzis will be returning with a new regular segment - “Knowsman Nose" - where he will share his knowledge to help users develop expert techniques and workflows for Cinema 4D.
  • A new regular "Simon Says" segment where Simon Walker, director of training at Maxon, will share his favorite tips and techniques for the Red Giant range of post-production plug-ins and software.
  • Industry luminaries Mike “Beeple” Winklemann and Andrew Kramer will be making appearances throughout the year. Actual dates TBD.  
  • A sample of this year’s presenters includes Blake Kathryn, Andy Lefton, Bryan Coleman, Nicole Ruggiero, Jake Ferguson and Joel Thomas.

Maxon Event Calendar:

The Maxon event calendar for March through December 2021 includes:

  • February 25: Vertex, London*
  • March 12-13: Forward Festival Munich*
  • March 17: The 3D and Motion Design Show
  • April 13-15: The 3D and Motion Design Show
  • April 15-16: Forward Festival Vienna
  • May 4-6: FMX, Stuttgart*
  • May (date TBC): Forward Festival Berlin
  • May 19: The 3D and Motion Design Show
  • June 16: The 3D and Motion Design Show
  • July 1-2: Forward Festival, Hamburg
  • July 21: The 3D and Motion Design Show for Siggraph*
  • August 18: The 3D and Motion Design Show
  • August 24-28: D2 Conference, Vienna
  • September 9-13: Ars Electronica, Linz
  • September 10-14: The 3D and Motion Design Show for IBC
  • October 10-13: The 3D and Motion Design Show for NAB
  • November 17: The 3D and Motion Design Show
  • December 8: The 3D and Motion Design Show
  • December 12-13: CG Event, Moscow

*These shows have already announced that they are unable to conduct an in-person event this year and will instead take place virtually via livestream.

Maxon’s virtual events will be streamed live on the 3D & Motion Design Show website and viewers can also sign up there to receive notifications of upcoming shows and promotions.

The 3D and Motion Design Show is supported by the generous sponsorship of Maxon’s partners Dell, Insidium and Toolfarm.

Source: Maxon