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Announced by Maxon, Universe 4.0 is now available for motion designers, visual effects artists, and editors. Let's take a look at the new release details with XRender.

The latest version includes three new subscription-only RG Universe Stylize effects, namely Electrify, Texturize Motion, and Analog, and 200+ new presets for Array Gun and Typographic. In addition, it supports Metal on Mac. Other Maxon updates include Redshift with support for OpenColorO, streamlined new Maxon App, and fixes and optimization of FX Suite and Cinema 4D S24.

Universe 4.0

Here are the particulars of the three new RG Universe Stylize effects and presets.


Its function is simulating dynamic analog retro-TV-styles, noise, interference, and CRT effects.

Simulate a multitude of color, noise, interference, and CRT effects to recreate classic television video effects. Simple settings like Phase, Filter, Temperature offer complete control to create a wide variety of looks. Basic scan lines, CRT dots, and squares can be added for a realistic CRT projection as well as screen curvature, reflections, and more.

Universe 4.0 Analog


Its function is creating electrical effects on images, footage, and logos.

It is a stylization effect that adds sizzling lightning effects to images and footage by using source image contours to generate electrical effects, Fractal Noise sources to create custom patterns without image contours, or select both options at the same time for maximum shock value. Add shimmer effects with an animated matte texture.

Universe 4.0 Electrify

Texturize Motion

Its function is blending animated textures with footage for sketchy, stop motion looks.

Choose from a library of 14 high-resolution animated textures to blend into existing footage for sketchy, stop motion looks. Rotation, scale, and position jitter controls are integrated to add additional custom shakiness. Artists can even add custom textures for unlimited possibilities.


These new effects include 100+ presets. Besides, 140 fresh new presets for Array Gun and Typographic created by Motion Designer, Laura Porat. The presets are themed around three categories: Sci-fi, Minimalistic, and Trendy/Retro. All the presets are very versatile and can be used with a wide variety of assets and designs.

Universe 4.0 Presets

Support for Metal

Universe 4.0 also applies Apple‘s latest Metal technology for excellent GPU performance on Mac. With improved Premiere Pro and After Effects integration, users will notice significant performance improvements.

How to Upgrade

If you already have the Maxon App installed, updating is simple. Just follow these steps:

1. Closeout of all host applications.

2. Click the “Update” button for Universe.

3. Follow the installer prompts.

If you have not installed the Maxon App yet, please download it and follow the steps above.


About Universe 4.0, see more details here.

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