The latest release of Adobe After Effects includes an updated version of Maxon’s Cinema 4D Lite. Based on the company’s award-winning Cinema 4D Release S24, the software is available immediately for download to Adobe Creative Cloud members.
Artists can use Cinema 4D Lite to create and import 3D content into After Effects projects. Cinema 4D content can be added just like footage, and artists can extract scene data (cameras, 3D objects, object masks, etc.) that can be manipulated within After Effects.
Along with compatibility and workflow enhancements, added features in Cinema 4D Lite S24 include the new Asset Browser, which makes it easy to obtain 3D models, materials and other assets. A library of assets has been specifically curated for and made available to Cinema 4D Lite users; assets are organized with rich metadata and keywords and are downloaded and cached locally on demand.
The latest release of Cinema 4D Lite can be launched within After Effects and independently as a standalone application. Because Cinema 4D Lite utilizes Maxon’s new entitlement system, users can instantly upgrade to the full commercial version at any time directly from within Cinema 4D.