Maxon is ramping up for the June release of Cinema 4D XL 7, and has revealed a number of new features that will make the launch. Extra features announced today include Smells Like Almonds 2.5, ExplosionFX, an enhanced material system, and the inclusion of Cinema 4D NET 3 client software. The company says the new features are designed to compliement an already feature-rich upgrade that includes radiosity, caustics, polygon reduction, and multi-pass rendering. Cinema 4D XL 7 is slated to ship in June 2001. Upgrade pricing from XL 6 is £349 (inc VAT), and £529 (inc VAT) from XL 5.