Polar Express runs on Cinema 4D and Bodypaint 3D Polar Express runs on Cinema 4D and Bodypaint 3D Maxons software used in Sony Pictures Christmas CGI fest Animated CGI film The Polar Express, starring Tom hanks is Sony pictures bid for success at the box office this Christmas and it wouldnt have been possible without Cinema 4D and Bodypaint 3D, Maxon claim. Sonys imageworks studio have been using BodyPaint 3D for texture-mapping since its release 2 years ago. Cinema 4D has been added to the studios toolbox for the creation of matte paintings for the movie. Ivo Horvat, Matte Painting Supervisor for "The Polar Express" said "MAXON have completely transformed our workflow for 2 1/2D and 3D matte paintings as a result we are now able to output complex shots with a speed I had never seen previously in my experience." Maxons tools have also been used in other recent feature films such as King Arthur, Spider-Man 2, Hero, but this is the first time they have been used in a full-length computer-generated feature film. Aquarium Shows Polar Express In 4D - Video - WBAL Baltimore Time for a road trip.