MAXON Software to Shine Spotlight on Innovative Customer Projects, Progressive Techniques and Advanced 3D Content Creation at SIGGRAPH 2009 in New Orleans

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 8, 2009 MAXON Computer, a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced details of its presence at the SIGGRAPH 2009 convention—the leading international conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques taking place August 3rd through August 7th at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

MAXON at SIGGRAPH 2009

MAXON’s 13th year at SIGGRAPH stands to be its most memorable with scheduled demonstrations and how-to’s that reveal the power, flexibility and ease-of-use of its leading CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D software applications in the production of award-winning 3D motion graphics, broadcast graphics and promos, feature films, film/game/television pre-visualization, interactive gaming and video production.

MAXON Booth Highlights - #3219

Press and show attendees can expect to see guest artists from several MAXON customer sites and educational institutions who will present a wide range of techniques and creative solutions that inspire them to push the boundaries of 3D technology and help them maximize their software investment. Tom Quach, senior texture/matte painter at Sony Pictures Imageworks, will show the compelling visual effects look in Watchmen. The creative team at Innovative Show Design (ISD) will demo the making-of several broadcast set design projects—most recently for the Super Bowl XLIII and Poker After Dark, both for NBC, and the 2009 Speed Week at Daytona 500. MAXON also welcomes Dr. Volker Sassmannshausen, a.k.a. Dr. Sassi, a noted CINEMA 4D power user and prolific contributor to MAXON’s online education and training resource, Cineversity, to preview, JET (Junior Extraterrestrial); a short animated feature piece he is creating in-full as a solo endeavor that concurrently documents each step in the animation process for a new series of comprehensive tutorials for the Cineversity site. In its ongoing emphasis to inspire the next generation of 3D artists, MAXON will host Alan Williams, an MFA broadcast design & motion graphics student at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and winner of this year’s prestigious Inspire09 symposium’s ‘9 x 90 Competition’, who will present his winning motion-media design project, Meditations in a Toolshed. A complete schedule of guest appearances will be available daily at the MAXON show booth, # 3219.

MAXON is also pleased to announce that two of its customers have created computer-generated animated films that will be screening at the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival including: Nucleus Medical Art, for its medical animation entitled “Atherosclerosis," which features a graphic depiction of atherosclerosis and the process at the cellular level when arteries become blocked, causing a heart attack; and Betsy Kopmar, a painter, artist, animator and instructor at Ex’pression College for Digital Arts, who used MAXON CINEMA 4D in a ‘free-form’ style in “ Night Fishing with Cormorants,” a meditative piece inspired in part by the 17th Century Japanese screen painting by Kano Tanyu of the same title and the novel “Shipwrecks” by Akira Yoshimura that will be showcased in the Visual Music category.

MAXON Booth Hours

MAXON product demonstrations will take place during exhibit floor hours throughout SIGGRAPH at Booth # 3219, as follows:

  • Tuesday, August 4th and Wednesday, August 5th – 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 6th – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

About MAXON CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D

MAXON CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D software applications are celebrated for their intuitive interface, efficiency and significant boosts to workflow productivity. In 2009, both CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D have continued to inspire artists from around the world who have relied on the software to develop imagery for such notable films as Watchmen, G-Force, and the upcoming Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs; the popular cinematic trailer for the futuristic video game Front Mission Evolved; an award-winning episode of the cult-classic television series Doctor Who; and to create motion graphics for some of the broadcast industry’s most widely recognized entities, including The Weather Channel, MTV, CMT, Comedy Central, Al Jazeera, NBC, FOX, NFL, Court TV, National Geographic Channel, Univision, the BBC, and many more. Last month, CINEMA 4D garnered the “Best Animation and 3D Product” award at the Macworld (UK) Awards; its third award win in this category from the venerated magazine.

Note to Editors: MAXON will be hosting an invitation-only luncheon for members of the press on Tuesday, August 4th, to share updates and news. Details will be forthcoming via direct email. To schedule a booth visit (or schedule an alternate briefing if you are not attending SIGGRAPH), please contact Vicky Gray-Clark, Ambient Public Relations, (408) 243-8880, Email Contact . Booth drop-by meetings are also welcome.

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