Cinema 4D R23 Adds New Character, UV Workflows, and Much More

Animation, Character and UV Workflows, Magic Bullet Looks Integration and New Scene Nodes System Among the Many New Features.

Some of the excitement around IBC revolves around the anticipation of a new Cinema 4D release. Maxon recently announced Cinema 4D R23 that makes a clear focus of animation and UV workflows and some quality of life improvements.

New Character Animation Tools.

R23 adds a new character solver and a delta mush workflow to assist in rigging and creating characters. A new Pose Manager and new cartoon style template rigs round out the animation tools.

Better Keys.

C4D R23 has some better keyframing features that include filters for the timeline and attributes manager and makes it easier to work with auto-keyframing.

NEW UV Workflows.

Some of the UV capabilities under S22 have moved to the new release. There are also new tools geared toward UV workflows for hard-surface models.

Magic Bullet Looks.

Some fruits from the Red Giant merger makes its way into C4D with Magic Bullet Looks integration. All the features you love about Magic Bullet are now right in your C4D workspace.

New Scene Nodes.

In advance of more core engine development, R23 adds nodes that allow users to explore distributions and procedural Modeling.


Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R23


Enhancements to Animation, Character and UV Workflows, Magic Bullet Looks Integration, and New Scene Nodes System Among the Many New Features


Friedrichsdorf, Germany – September 8, 2020 – In conjunction with their own live, virtual 3D Motion and Design Show and the IBC 2020 conference, Maxon today announced the availability of Cinema 4D Release 23 (R23). The next generation of Maxon’s professional 3D software delivers powerful enhancements to its animation and UV workflows, character animation toolset, and the inclusion of Magic Bullet Looks technology. The introduction of the new Scene Nodes system provides a preview of the performance customers can expect in future developments of Cinema 4D. Plugin developers will appreciate the update to Python 3, and creative pipelines will benefit from the inclusion of USD import/export and updates to FBX and OBJ handling. R23 will be available on September 9th for subscription holders and will be available as an upgrade for perpetual license holders. 


See Cinema 4D R23 in Action at IBC 2020

Maxon will debut the feature performance in Cinema 4D R23 at this year’s virtual IBC Showcase. Tune in online at from September 8 – 11, for exclusive presentations from world-leading 3D and animation artists. 

“Cinema 4D R23 delivers robust advancements to the animation workflows and core technologies that empower 3D artists to create content intuitively and to the highest production standards,” said Dave McGavran, Maxon CEO. “We look forward to debuting all that is creatively possible with R23 alongside innovations from our sister companies Red Giant, Redshift, and partners.” 


R23 Feature Highlights

  • New Character Animation Tools: Includes new Character Solver and Delta Mush workflows as well as a new Pose Manager and Toon/Face Rigs.
  • Animation Workflow: Better Keyframing, Filters for the Timeline and Attributes Manager, and more.
  • UV Workflows: All the powerful UV editing capabilities introduced in Cinema 4D S22 (the subscription-only upgrade) plus new tools geared toward UV workflows for hard-surface models.
  • Magic Bullet Looks Integration: Easily apply one of over 200 preset film looks, import LUTs, or work with individual tools for color correction, film grain, chromatic aberration and much more. 
  • Scene Nodes: Scene Nodes allows users to explore massive Distributions and Procedural Modeling in advance of the further Cinema 4D core engine development for optimal creativity and experimentation.

Visit Maxon’s website for a complete list of new features and updates.


Cinema 4D R23 Pricing and Availability

Cinema 4D R23 can be downloaded on September 9th and will be available for both macOS and Windows.

System Requirements 

Pricing Information


About Maxon

Maxon is a developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. In January, Maxon and Red Giant closed a merger of the two companies. The combined company’s award-winning Cinema 4D, Redshift 3D and Red Giant products have been used extensively to help create and render everything from stunning visual effects in top feature films, TV shows and commercials, cutting-edge game cinematics for AAA games, as well as for medical illustration, architectural and industrial design applications. Maxon products are available directly from the website and its worldwide distribution network. Maxon is part of the Nemetschek Group.