Program 2015


MAXON Computer GmbH

Using Houdini Digital assets in Cinema 4D

Athanasios Pozantzis

Houdini from SideFX Software is a VFX powerhouse that's used extensively in the production of blockbuster films worldwide. Last year, MAXON announced the upcoming integration of the Houdini engine in Cinema 4D - and now MAXON and SideFX Software will be presenting a technology preview to show users how they can use this powerful combination to create their own mind-blowing effects!

Athanasios Pozantzis

Athanasios Pozantzis , 3D Generalist, Certified Cinema 4D trainer

Thanassis started pushing 2D pixels in the early ‘80s and 3D cubes when Techno music was new. Cinema 4D became his passion in the mid ‘90s and he hasn't looked back since. Working out of Toronto, Canada, after spending a few years in the UK, he dedicates his time to creating 3D projects and teaching Cinema 4D. He also spends a lot of time testing new 3D technologies. When he grows up he wants to make a computer game and retire in a sunny place with his family, but that won’t happen anytime soon.

MAXON Computer GmbH is a developer for 3D graphics software, offering professional 3D modeling, painting, animation, and rendering solutions.

MAXON's product line is centered around its core applications Cinema 4D, a leading animation package for media production, and BodyPaint 3D, its pioneering 3D painting package. These award-winning applications are renowned for their ease of use, quick workflow, fast rendering and unmatched integration into leading compositing applications, such as Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro or Apple Motion.

Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D have been used extensively in the advertising, film, television, science, architecture, design and other industries.

MAXON Computer was founded in 1986, and has offices in Germany, USA, United Kingdom, France and Japan. MAXON products are sold in over 70 countries worldwide.

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FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, taking place in cooperation with the VES Visual Effects Society and ACM SIGGRAPH. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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