3 Tutorials on Redshift Proxies in Cinema 4D
Three tutorials that each cover working with Redshift Proxies in Cinema 4D, all with a slightly different angle. There’s a lot of information here, so take some notes!
Working with Redshift Proxies in Cinema 4D
Gareth Williams has a fantastic tip about working with Redshift Proxies in Cinema 4D. He goes over what a proxy file is, how to import and export proxies, and more.
Redshift for C4D: Redshift Proxies and Randomness
Chad Ashley from Greyscalegorilla talks about using Redshift Proxies, starting out with what they are, and how to create randomness with Redshift in Cinema 4D.
RedShift for Cinema4D: Getting started with Proxies
Liam Clisham of Five31 talks about using Proxies in Cinema 4D and Redshift and how it’ll speed up your workflow.
Liam also made a handy cheat sheet on where the Redshift nodes go. Check it out!
Learn More about Redshift
Redshift is the world’s first fully GPU-accelerated, biased renderer.
Redshift is a powerful GPU-accelerated renderer, built to meet the specific demands of contemporary high-end production rendering. Tailored to support creative individuals and studios of every size, Redshift offers a suite of powerful features and integrates with industry standard CG applications.
Some new features in R20:
- MoGraph Fields – Offer unprecedented content creation possibilities to the procedural animation toolset in MoGraph. The Fields feature in Cinema 4D R20 makes it possible to efficiently control the strength of the effect using any combination of falloffs – from simple geometric shapes to shaders and sounds to objects and mathematical formulas. Fields can be mixed and combined with one another in a layer list. Effects can be re-mapped and grouped in multiple Fields to control Effectors, Deformers, weights and more.
- Volume-based modeling – The OpenVDB-based Volume Builder and Mesher in Cinema 4D R20 offer an entirely new procedural modeling workflow. Any primitive or polygon object (including the new Fields objects) can be combined to create complex objects using Boolean operations. Volumes created in R20 can be exported sequentially in OpenVDB format and can be used in any application or render engine that supports OpenVDB.
- Node-based material system – More than 150 different node-based shaders offer customers a new and streamlined workflow to quickly and conveniently create shading effects from simple reference materials to highly complex shaders. The existing standard material system’s interface can be used to get started with the new node-based workflow. Node-based materials can be made available as parametric assets with a reduced interface.
- CAD Import – Cinema 4D R20 offers seamless drag and drop import for common CAD file formats such as Solidworks, STEP, Catia, JT, and IGES. The scale-based tessellation feature of the import function offers individual control of the level of detail for impressive visualizations.
- ProRender improvements – The GPU-based ProRender in Cinema 4D lets customers utilize the power of the GPU to create physically accurate renders. In R20, key features such as Subsurface Scattering, motion blur, and multi-passes are now available. Other enhancements in ProRender include updated code, support for Apple’s Metal2 graphics technology and the use of out-of-core textures.
- Core Modernization – The modernization efforts of the Cinema 4D core architecture and foundational technologies MAXON announced in 2017 are now more tangible and mature in Release 20. This is marked by a series of significant API adaptations, the new node system, and the modeling and UI framework.
Posted by Michele Yamazaki