Simulate wood grain, weathering effects and normal mapping with new shaders. Enjoy faster, more accurate GI calculations with Multiple Importance Sampling and radiosity maps. You have even more control over your renderings with color grading in the Picture Viewer and as a post effect, and you can optimize your compositing workflow with the Position Pass.
Enjoy clear skies ahead and crisp radiosity renders with improved Physical Sky and enhanced Global Illumination in CINEMA 4D R14. Optimize renders with the new Global Illumination sampler, which allows you to set specific sample counts for the GI contribution from the Sky and Area lights, as well as sample the surrounding area. Accelerate QMC calculations by caching GI information in Radiosity maps, which smooth high-frequency noise to produce better results with the same sample count.
Varnish your renders with an all-new wood shader in CINEMA 4D R14 that procedurally generates realistic grain for both centered wood with annual rings and uncentered wood. Smear shaders in any direction and simulate the effects of wind and rain using the new Weathering shader. Boost surface detail with the new Normalizer shader, which transforms any shader into a Normal map. Utilize the Brick shader’s new Groove setting to outline each brick with a gradient, giving the appearance of ambient occlusion. Enhance subsurface scattering effects with new modes that better handle thin objects and objects with changing point counts.
Power up your post-processing workflow with new render effects in Release 14. Re-light scenes, pull position-based mattes and reconstruct objects in many popular compositing tools with the Position Pass, which stores the 3D position for each pixel in a 32-bit image. Perform quick and easy color correction with new grading curves that can be applied through the Picture Viewer or applied immediately as part of the Color Correction post effect.
Realize the full potential of your renderings with CINEMA 4D’s Picture Viewer. Access key features of the Picture Viewer much quicker with the newly integrated toolbar at the top of the window, and quickly reload images with the new Recent Files menu. Merge loaded images and preview them in Anaglyph, Side-by-Side or Interlaced Stereo mode. Perform real-time 32-bit color correction, complete with grading curves that can be stored as presets or transferred to the Color Correction post effect.
Get glittering caustics in a fraction of the time in CINEMA 4D R14. New advanced algorithms dramatically speed up caustic calculation, in some cases rendering the refractive effects in less than half the time required in previous releases.