Eye candy: Maxon’s 2021 reel
Maxon has released its 2021 showreel: a three-minute round-up of the best new work created in Cinema 4D – and for the first time in a Maxon reel, the firm’s other CG software, Redshift and the Red Giant tools.
It’s a surreal, colourful three-minute trip through work ranging from movie effects to motion graphics. Below, we’ve picked out a few highlights, along with links to videos showing how the projects were created.
VFX from veteran users of Redshift and Red Giant tools
The reel doesn’t list which project was created using which app, but viral online content creation sensations Corridor Digital are long-term Red Giant users, as well as more recent converts to Cinema 4D.
Colourful chaos from Cinema 4D creatives
Back in more familiar Cinema 4D territory, titles sequences are represented by… well, Territory Studio, in the shape of its work on Insomniac Games action adventure Spider-Man: Miles Morales (see a breakdown here).
Branding and idents are also featured, in the shape of Maxon showreel favourites Tendril’s brand film for ESPN (see a breakdown here) and motion designer Sophia Kyriacou’s titles for the BBC’s Oscars coverage.
But, as is often true of Maxon reels, some of the most memorable work is also the most offbeat.