New! Maxon One Integrates RedShift with ZBrush

January 27, 2023 3 min read

New! Maxon One Integrates RedShift with ZBrush

Maxon, the developers of professional software solutions for editors, filmmakers, motion designers, visual effects artists and creators, released important updates to Maxon One, including major upgrades to ZBrush and Forger, and key performance updates to Red Giant Trapcode. The latest update to ZBrush, the industry-standard digital sculpting software, delivers dramatic developments that give artists the ability to create high quality renders with first steps integration of Redshift, explore new and enhanced sculpting workflows, as well as architectural changes to take advantage of the power of M1 and M2-powered Macs. Forger continues to expand creative capabilities on iPad beyond sculpting with a complete modeling toolset including subdivision surfaces and symmetry. Red Giant Trapcode brings key performance improvements for artists to create dramatic particle simulations in Adobe After Effects.

New in ZBrush

  • Redshift in ZBrush: World-class rendering made available directly within ZBrush. New workflows to render high-quality images with subsurface scattering and emissive light generation, new materials for increased realism when creating metal surfaces and caustics for glass, & more.
  • New and Improved Sculpting Tools:
    • Slime Bridge: create complex geometric connections and designs from one masked island to another. Controls for Tension, Bridges, Calipers and Branches make it easy to instantly create sinewy, slimy connections between any two surfaces.
    • Sculptris Pro: use a slider to increase mesh density in desired areas while also reducing the size of triangles.
    • Dynamic Symmetry: utilize the Gizmo inside ZBrush to keep symmetry within the ZBrush workspace while moving models off the center axis. 
    • Mask Region: mask complex shapes with ease thanks to Auto Region. Simply paint indicators in simple or complex shapes to determine areas that should be filled and mask multiple areas with the push of a button.
    • Apply Last Action: apply material attributes, color information and any other “undoable” operations to multiple subtools inside the ZBrush Tool Palette with the click of a button.
    • ZRemesher Retry / Keep PolyPaint: optimize meshes at any point in production with the new option to Keep PolyPaint, seamlessly projecting the existing color onto newly constructed meshes.
    • Crease Edge UV Unwrap: detects the most efficient hard edges and “creases” where UV seams should be placed for UV map generation.

New in Forger

Subdivision Surfaces: Artists can create anywhere as Forger capabilities on the iPad continue to expand beyond sculpting. Artists gain access to a complete polygonal modeling toolset including subdivision surfaces and symmetry.

New in Red Giant Trapcode

Improvements to Particular: A new optimized workflow allows linking an emitter to any 3D layer in AE comps, making particle system setup more efficient. Performance has also been optimized when using animated Physics Time Factors and memory-management has been improved for Form particles.

New in Maxon Capsules

Capsule content is updated on a regular basis, now giving subscribers over 75 Redshift-optimized models, 30 Redshift Wood, Metal and Liquid materials plus an additional 30 exclusive Maxon One materials. With a new Wave Spline primitive you can now simulate oscilloscopes, sound forms and other animated waveforms.

About Maxon One

Maxon One  is the perfect solution for all 3D artists who need an all-comprehensive subscription that bundles the award-winning 3d animation tools provided by Cinema 4D with Red Giant Completes' powerful tools for editing, VFX and motion design, plus the ultra-fast, production-quality GPU renderer Redshift for Cinema 4D and the digital sculpting and painting industry-standard capabilities of ZBrush.

Feel free to call our experts at 866 362 8970 to find out more about Maxon products, or to request a quote.

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