Maxon remains committed to adding value to its Maxon One subscription with ongoing incremental updates to the products within the Maxon One suite. For July, those changes include additions to Redshift, Forger, Trapcode, and more Capsules.
Maxon continues its tweaks to the Maxon One suite of tools, recently adding new nodes in Redshift, a new set of modeling tools in Forger, the addition of more Capsules, and extended options in Trapcode. These improvements, part of Maxon’s continual rollout of updates, follow on the heels of changes implemented in June and affect products within the company’s Maxon One subscription.
Redshift 3.5.17 allows for easier randomization of materials, thanks to the new Jitter node, which enables users to automatically apply color variation across a large number of objects with the same material that is applied (for instance, when creating foliage, rocks, or other objects). Redshift also sports a new MatCap shader node for quickly generating stylized materials by mapping an image onto a mesh relative to the render camera, laying the foundation for non-photoreal materials in Redshift, Maxon points out. The software also makes better use of multiple CPU cores for improved performance when in CPU mode and can run within Maya 2024 on Mac systems.
Trapcode 2023.4 updates help ease users’ workflow, starting with new child inheritance options that allow the type, size, and opacity values of child particles to be driven by the attributes of their parent particle. Three new gradient interpolation models enable motion graphics artists to explore various creative styles, while a new Bounce Ground Plane makes it easier for artists to set up an infinite bounce surface with height and rotation controls.
And, these continual Maxon One updates would not be complete without new Capsules, Maxon’s collection of tailor-made assets to enhance artists projects. The latest Capsules include a collection of Redshift glass materials created by visualization experts Fuchs & Vogel and a new set of Laubwerk plants.