NEWS: Maxon’s 3D and Motion Design Show is this Thursday – Virtual and Free!


Maxon has announced its virtual events lineup for the remainder of 2020 will be free!  The first 3D and Motion Design Show event is coming up this Thursday, June 18th.



08:00: “Maxon Welcome and Announcements

09:00: “Rigging and animating characters in Cinema 4D for the hilarious short, Coffee Run” with Alan Towndrow

10:30: “Cinema 4D, Redshift, and Red Giant techniques used to create visual effects for Talos” with Anthony Abbott

12:00: “Tips and workflows for VFX Suite (King Pin Tracker and Lens Distortion)” with Simon Walker, CSI

13:30: “Building a crystal cave with Cinema 4D and rendering with Redshift” with Ryan Talbot



Alan Towndrow – Rigger and Animator at Bomper Studio
Alan Towndrow is a 3D animator at Bomper studio. With over 8 years of experience in character animation, Alan has worked with some of the most renowned names and shows in the industry.

Anthony Abbott – Sr. Creative at Swordfish
Anthony Abbot has worked professionally since 2009 on major brands such as Sonos, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Apple, Google, Salesforce, Microsoft, Samsung, and more.

Ryan Talbot – 3D Artist and Designer at Freelance
Ryan is a freelance 3D Artist, originally from Huntington Beach California. After a year of film school, he took educational leave to jump-start his career in the entertainment industry. He has worked on a variety of projects over the years ranging from product advertising, network television, to music videos and projection dances for Australia’s Got Talent.

Simon Walker, CSI – Director of Training at Maxon
Simon Walker, CSI, has worked in post-production since before Photoshop had layers. A certified Master Trainer for both Apple and Adobe professional video suites, Simon manages the training team at Maxon, running workflow.



Maxon Announces 2020 Virtual Events Calendar

Company to Host Series of Artist-Focused Digital Experiences

Friedrichsdorf, Germany – June 8, 2020 – Maxon, the developers of professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software solutions is pleased to announce its trade shows, road shows and special events for the remainder of 2020 will be free virtual events hosted on (formerly – Maxon is rebranding their streaming events to reflect the full product line after the acquisition of Redshift and the merger with Red Giant).

Following the success of Maxon’s NAB digital experience, the company will host a robust calendar of online streaming events to coincide with the timing of Siggraph, IBC, NAB Show NY, HOW and Adobe Max — shows that are now cancelled as in-person events. Each virtual trade show or event will be modeled after Maxon’s NAB Show online event, which featured four full days of exciting presentations that streamed live the same week the major industry conference would have taken place prior to its cancellation amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

Maxon will be hosting this series of events as “The 3D and Motion Design Show.” It will feature the world’s top motion graphics and VFX artists showcasing professional 3D techniques and real-world production workflows using Cinema 4D, Redshift and the Red Giant suite of products. Presentations from each event will be streamed live and available online shortly after airing on as well as the Maxon YouTube channel.

“The 3D and Motion Design Show” kicks-off on June 18th, at 8:00 a.m. (PDT). Interested viewers can sign up now to receive updates and for early access on

Presenter highlights include:

  • Anthony Abbott, Senior Creative of San Francisco-based motion design studio Swordfish, will discuss the creation of the company’s short film, Talos, which was produced during studio down-time and completed while the creative team was sheltering in place during Covid-19. Anthony will share techniques used in Cinema 4D, Redshift, and Red Giant Looks to create the film’s mesmerizing 3D visual effects.
  • Alan Towndrow, Rigger and Animator for Bomper Studio, a leading creative production studio in Wales, will share how they relied on the character animation toolset in Cinema 4D to create its recent hilarious animated short, Coffee Run. Alan will also share the details of their contest for aspiring animators called #MovingColin, with prizes that include a Cinema 4D subscription and a Bomper Studio internship.
  • Ryan Talbot, a Dallas-based freelance 3D animation and VFX artist for broadcast, commercials, mixed reality and more will be sharing an exciting new personal project created with Cinema 4D and Redshift.

Maxon Event Calendar 2020

The Maxon virtual event calendar for June through December 2020 includes:

  • The 3D and Motion Design Show: June 18
  • The 3D and Motion Design Show for Siggraph: July 21-23
  • The 3D and Motion Design Show: August 12
  • The 3D and Motion Design Show: August 26
  • The 3D and Motion Design Show for IBC: September 11-14
  • The 3D and Motion Design Show for AdobeMax/NAB NY/HOW: Oct 26-28
  • The 3D and Motion Design Show: November 18
  • The 3D and Motion Design Show: December 9

All events will be streamed live on (formerly

About Maxon
Maxon is a developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. In January, Maxon and Red Giant closed a merger of the two companies. The combined company’s award-winning Cinema 4D, Redshift 3D and Red Giant products have been used extensively to help create and render everything from stunning visual effects in top feature films, TV shows and commercials, cutting-edge game cinematics for AAA games, as well as for medical illustration, architectural and industrial design applications. Maxon products are available directly from the website and its worldwide distribution network. Maxon is part of the Nemetschek Group.