MAXON Computer, a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Tuningchannel, the developers of Py4D. Py4D provides access to the Python programming language for MAXON’s leading 3D application CINEMA 4D, giving users an easy way to further customize application functionality and optimize workflow.
Python is a powerful, open source programming language with a comparatively simple learning curve. Python’s unique blend of simplicity and power excels in a wide range of software development tasks. Existing Python scripts and libraries can be utilized in any pipeline. Python also enables integration between software apps for the exchange of data and assets. Top production and engineering firms depend on Python every day.
Py4D is currently in open beta from Py4D and can access the majority of CINEMA 4D’s functions. The goal of the strategic partnership between MAXON and Tuningchannel is to better integrate Py4D into CINEMA 4D and bring the level of stability and ease of use to which MAXON customers have grown accustomed.
“Python is easy to learn and provides similar access to CINEMA 4D functionality as the C++ SDK,” commented Harald Schneider, CTO and co-founder of MAXON. “We want the CINEMA 4D community to know that we are supporting the development of Py4D so they can confidently invest resources in Python and Py4D to enhance their own production pipelines.”
Tuningchannel’s Sebastian Rath reiterates, “Py4D quickly brings countless capabilities to the CINEMA 4D community. We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with MAXON to bring Py4D from beta to final product as smoothly and quickly as possible.”
Access to the latest Py4D beta, including documentation, is available free of charge at www.py4d.com. The web site also offers a user forum and other resources. Future development and integration into CINEMA 4D will be forthcoming.