Cinema 4D XL Release 7, Maxon Computer's high-end 3D software for modelling, rendering and animation, will debut at CeBit 2001.

Maxon claims that Cinema 4D XL R7 features advanced lighting technology and has an improved rendering engine that removes flickering animations.

The software's lighting technology simulates the natural distribution of light areas that would not normally receive light when lit indirectly with global illumination, according to Maxon.

Caustic effects Cinema 4D XL R7 also features Caustics and Volume Caustics - effects that arise when light is reflected from glass, metal or other shiny surfaces.

Other new features of this release include Adaptive Antialiasing and Polygon Reduction. Cinema 4D XL Release 7 will ship in June. Pricing is unavailable at this time.