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Using Transparency and Refraction Channels to Create Glass

Using Transparency and Refraction Channels to Create Glass

I worked on a project in Maxon Cinema 4D, before I knew how to use Cinema 4D, creating glass with reflections a while back. I will admit that I had some trouble. Here’s a tutorial to help you out!

Bonus Tutorials on a Glass Refraction look with Materials in Cinema 4D

Using Transparency and Refraction Channels to Create Glass has a free episode of their Creating Materials in CINEMA 4D course.

Tutorial Model a Glass Pitcher in Cinema 4D

Pete Maric, shows how to model a pitcher with spline and lathe NURBS, editing the points to create the top lip. He uses the Explosion FX deformer to add thickness to the walls of the pitcher then explains how to model the handle of the pitcher using sweep NURBS and  scale curves.

Materials Kit to make Glass

If you are in a jam and don’t have time to make your own glass, check out these materials that you can buy and download.

GSG Texture Kit

Greyscalegorilla Texture Kit for Cinema 4D

Hundreds of custom materials from Cinema 4D artists packed into an easy-to-use library for your projects. Over 140 custom textures including natural textures like brick, wood, glass, and leather. Mograph style textures like Glows, Gloss, Patterns, and soft material. Many Hair and specialty textures are included as well. Extras!?!? Texture Kit also comes with “Texture Maker” which makes making simple textures very quick and easy by using sliders and color pickers instead of the default texture options.

More info on Greyscalegorilla’s Texture Kit

Try and Buy Cinema 4D

If you don’t have Cinema 4D you can download a free trial of it from Toolfarm. It’s under Standalone on our Demo Downloads.

CINEMA 4D Studio

Easy to learn and extremely powerful! In a nutshell, Cinema 4D is the perfect package for all 3D artists who want to achieve breathtaking results fast and hassle-free. Beginners and seasoned professionals alike can take advantage of Cinema 4D’s wide range of tools and features. Quickly achieve stunning results. Cinema 4D’s legendary reliability also makes it the perfect application for demanding, fast-paced 3D production. In fact, there

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