First Step in Recently Announced Strategic Alliance Results in Streamlined Workflow and Improved Functionality for Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Artists with  a Live 3D Pipeline Between CINEMA 4D and ADOBE After Effects.

MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today revealed the first step in its strategic alliance with Adobe Systems Incorporated, aimed at delivering a new level of integration between its powerful 3D application CINEMA 4D, and Adobe® After Effects®. The recently revealed next release of Adobe’s industry-leading software will include two MAXON technologies directly within the new Adobe After Effects: CINEWARE and CINEMA 4D Lite.

Editors’ Note: See related Adobe sneak peeks:


CINEWARE: The new live 3D pipeline between CINEMA 4D and After Effects, which eliminates intermediate rendering between applications, is made possible by CINEWARE, which establishes a bridge between the two applications. One of the biggest benefits to artists will be seen in a streamlined workflow, enabling them not only to import native CINEMA 4D scenes directly as assets into After Effects but also to utilize CINEMA 4D’s multi-pass workflow as layers. Users will benefit from decreased rendering time because CINEWARE makes CINEMA 4D’s Advanced Rendering Engine available directly inside After Effects. With access to this functionality, rather than having to render every revision, users will now be able to work on CINEMA 4D projects within After Effects and see the changes in real-time.

“This pipeline cannot be found anywhere else to this extent, and it will completely change the workflow of artists in the future,” says Harald Egel, MAXON’s co-founder and CEO.

CINEMA 4D Lite: Also included in the next version of After Effects is a taste of CINEMA 4D’s powerful workflow and toolset. This limited, yet feature-rich version of CINEMA 4D gives artists access to an exceptional selection of the software’s functionality. Since CINEMA 4D Lite launches directly from within After Effects, the availability of a full 3D application is expected to have a significant impact for artists interested in or already incorporating 3D into their After Effects workflow.

“Now more than ever, our users have been asking for 3D capabilities in After Effects to enhance their motion graphics and/or visual effects projects,” says Steve Forde, senior product manager for After Effects at Adobe. “CINEMA 4D is a ‘go-to’ application for 3D motion graphics. That’s why we have chosen to work closely with MAXON to provide digital artists a fully integrated 3D pipeline that allows them to spend more time to create compelling, rich media,” he adds.

What Artists Are Saying Artists and other industry professionals who have beta tested the new After Effects release, which includes CINEMA 4D Lite, have raved about the new integration. “Now, instead of waiting for a 3D render to come out of CINEMA 4D, I can drop that CINEMA 4D file into After Effects and start to composite, color correct and add all those extra things that I do in After Effects directly on top of my 3D project,” says Nick Campbell (aka Greyscalegorilla). “The ability to have CINEMA 4D inside After Effects speeds up the whole workflow like crazy. If there’s a change, I don’t have to go back and re-render my 3D scene. I can go back to my CINEMA 4D file, make the changes, and it’s updated right away in After Effects. I think that’s huge.”


Skunkmonk sessions


How do we describe what we do at Smart Technology?

A short preview video taken at the recent Skunkmonk Sessions held in Pyrmont that showcased new technologies and asked the questions; that relate to being a ‘creative ‘ or a ‘technologist’.

We showcased the entry level  ‘Up 3D Mini’ – 3D deposition method 3D printer that sells for as little as $998 plus tax and delivery and the powerful 3D modelling software formZ RenderZone.


The importance of business viability in the proposition of ‘creativity’ vs. ‘technologist’ question.

formZ 7.1 released


formZ 7.1 released.

lorealPlease find following the official release information:

If you have been using any of the pre-release versions, please download the following applications and discontinue using the pre-release versions. You access these downloads here:

If you have not been using the pre-release version, your formZ 7.0.0 or formZ 7.0.1 software can be updated by choosing Check for Update from the Help Menu (or formZ will notify you automatically based on your settings in Preferences: Updates).

This version contains a number added features and many corrections and improvements to Printing, Components, Layout, NURBS, Performance, and more.

Further details can be found in the Release Notes, which are available here:

We would like to thank everyone for their valuable feedback.
The development work continues.

High accuracy deposition 3D Printers Kevoxx 3D Printer


High accuracy deposition 3D Printers

The new professional Kevvox 3D high accuracy deposition 3D printers are stand-alone systems, based on DLP technology, that fit comfortably into any design or engineering environment. There are two Kevvox SP Series models — the SP4300 and the SP6200.
These offer 2 different build volumes, 56x35x100mm and 80x50x100mm respectively with a minimum Z layer height of 10 µm. The SP4300 can print down to a resolution of 43 µm, while to SP6200 offers 62 µm . There is also a choice of proprietary materials with more in development.




Amazing accuracy at an affordable price – for more information call 02 9939 4000


Additional Features:


  •  The best surface for tray that shortens the cleaning time.
  •  Trays can rest on normal flat surfaces, unlike other printer trays that need extra care to prevent scratches underneath.
  •  Trays are stackable, and of space-saving design.
  •  Resins can be left overnight under cold temperatures without fear of it sticking permanently to the tray.
  •  Built-in heating element ensures cold resin is brought up to the required temperature, for efficient and error-free printing.
  •  Flip-up door for easy user access.
  •  Broad access area when removing printed parts from the printer.
  •  Pause & Resume function on printer.
  •  Overnight printing with auto-off function.
  •  True desktop size, low noise and can be easily housed within existing facilities.

UP 3D Mini Printer


3D Printing revolution with UP 3D Mini Printer



The UP 3D Mini Printer allows you to print quality 3D models right from your desk for visualisation, collaboration, and functional prototyping testing from your model designed in formZ, bonzai3D or other 3D package.

The UP Mini Desktop 3D Printer is simple and affordable. It uses an additive manufacturing technology to lay down successive layers of ABS to build up a printed three dimensional model. 3D Print whatever you want, whenever you want and as any times as you want.
The printer is assembled and ready to go out of the box and you’ll be printing models in 15 minutes. No need to spend weeks tinkering or fiddling to get average quality 3D prototypes with a cheap DIY 3D printing project, the UP! Mini 3D Printer is ready to go out of the box for either personal or professional 3D Printing.

In order to create super large prints, simply slice your 3D models into sections, then print as components and glue together with nail varnish remover (acetone).


For more info call 02 9939 4000

Quick 30 minute modelling



Quick 30 minute modelling

Youtube formzIn this webinar on quick 30 minute modelling with formZ 7 or bonzai3D we will show how you can quickly sketch your conceptual design ideas using only a few flexible tools and a simple interface. It is so simple we will start with just a cube and sculpt it into a detailed design. Expand your design creativity by exploring alternatives as you quickly sculpt a form. All of this while making an accurate solid model that is usable for 3D printing, visualization, drafting and exportable to a variety of formats.

Last Chance for CINEMA 4D R10 and R11 Customers

Last Chance for CINEMA 4D R10 and R11 Customers


Last Chance for CINEMA 4D R10 and R11 Customers

CINEMA 4D R10-R11 license holders can receive a 50% discount on the new CINEMA 4D R14.

There are many changes and improvements since CINEMA 4D R10/R11. The role of professional 3D software in the fields of design, visualisation and animation is always under continuous development of CINEMA 4D to meet the needs of the market. This non-stop development means that MAXON can no longer offer support for older versions, including R10.x and R11.x.

This is why MAXON and Adimex are making a one-of-a-kind offer for long-time customers like you, which lets you upgrade to the new CINEMA 4D R14.

Please call Smart Technology on 1300 030 655 or 02 9939 4000 and we’ll provide your quote.

Offer expires March 31, 2013.

C4D R14

Why Upgrade?

Take advantage of the 50% discount on the current list price for a full version of CINEMA 4D R14. Users value this state-of-the-art software package for its ease of use, optimized workflow and impressive new functions, including:

Rendering: Vastly improved, faster renderer (with or without GI) for quick results. New Physical Renderer for realistic depth of field and camera settings.

File Exchange: File exchange for NUKE from The Foundry, numerous improvements for exchange with Adobe After Effects, new Alembic file format, improvements for FBX and COLLADA.

Lighting: IES files for natural light dispersion, physical light parameters for realistic lighting as well as linear workflow.

Modeling: Many new Deformers as well as Snap tools and guidelines for even more precise results.

Dynamics Engine: Extremely reliable and fast rigid, soft and plastic bodies for dynamic simulations as well as aerodynamics, propulsion, connectors, joints and much more.

Download this pdf to learn more about what R14 can offer

The hidden power of animation in form•Z 7


The hidden power of animation in form•Z 7

Solar Panel Animation

Animation features from Smarttec formZ webinar Smart Chat

FormZ Webinar Smarttec Smart Chat go far beyond basic fly through of your model. formZ’s parametric animation gives the power to create stunning dynamic presentations of a design. The formZ animation features can be used to as a whole new way to explore and develop new 3D forms. Join us for this exciting webinar as we demonstrate the power and ease of the formZ animation features.


You will experience:

  • How to animate objects, lights, materials, cameras, sun position, and more.
  • Easy techniques for creating and editing walk-through / fly-by camera animations.
  • How to quickly create sun studies of a design.
  • How to use parametric animation to produce dynamic presentations of a design.
  • Learn how animation modeling can be used to extend the modeling capabilities of any tool.
  • Discover how time can be used to interpolate shape and form
  • Experience the ease and power of graphical control over
    animation tracks, velocity etc.
  • And much more…

This webinar will be followed by a question and answer session and will ultimately be available for those not able to attend at this very early time of the day in Australia can view the recorded session a few days after delivered.

We at Smarttec are always available to discuss your requirements and see more on formZ 7 here online



A replay will be available a few days following the webinar.


Thursday, November 15, 2012 1:00pm-2:00pm EST (18:00-19:00 GMT)

Try Cinema 4D R14 Countdown Special in Australia


CINEMA 4D Countdown Special in Australia

Save money until December 21, 2012 on the purchase of any Cinema 4D R14 with the Cinema 4D R14 Countdown Special in Australia, Cinema 4D R14 offers a new era has dawned for motion graphics designers, VFX artists and visualization professionals: Integrated sculpting functionality, a camera matching system, additional third-party exchange possibilities as well as improved modeling, animation, rendering and workflow let artists achieve even better results faster and easier than ever.

Buy any Cinema 4D package with the associated purchase  of  an MSA Agreement( 12month support) and get 25% off that C4D package.

The MAXON Service Agreement (MSA) offers additional advantages: You automatically receive the newest Release of CINEMA 4D or BodyPaint 3D and you benefit from extended service, expanded software usage rights and discounted admission to designated events. Plus you have maximum consistency in budget planning!

Take advantage of the

Cinema 4D R14 Countdown Special in Australia

through December 21, 2012 and combine your full CINEMA 4D R14 package of choice with the MAXON Service Agreement (MSA) and save 25% on your CINEMA 4D purchase – time is running out!

This offer applies to full versions of any CINEMA 4D R14 package, BodyPaint 3D, MAXON License Server and Classroom Licenses.