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Burning Question: Where can I get Spherical Map HDRI Files?

Burning Question: Where can I get Spherical Map HDRI Files?

December 4, 2014

Spherical Map HDRI (High-Dynamic Range Imaging) is something that seems to be known by many names: Spherical Environment Maps, Spherical Reflection Maps…

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Boris Continuum Spinning 3D Snowflake #TBT

Boris Continuum Spinning 3D Snowflake #TBT

November 28, 2014

Class up your holiday graphics with a gorgeous 3D Spinning snowflake with glints of light reflecting off of it. Here’s a fairly popular tutorial from about 5 years ago that is just as relevant today.  Although all the software used has been updated, the formula is the same.

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Essential Animation Quick Tips for MAXON Cinema 4D

Essential Animation Quick Tips for MAXON Cinema 4D

November 25, 2014

Learn some quick tips to help you become a better animator in this tutorial from eyedesyn.

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Toggle Sub-Division Surface in CINEMA 4D

Toggle Sub-Division Surface in CINEMA 4D

November 25, 2014

Happy Tutorial Tuesday once again. I’m Called Andy has a tutorial explaining how to toggle the Sub-Division Surface generator (hypernurbs) in CINEMA 4D. Note: This toggle technique will work between any parent generator.

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CinemaPlugins DEM Earth Overview Tutorial #gettingstarted

CinemaPlugins DEM Earth Overview Tutorial #gettingstarted

November 20, 2014

DEM Earth allows users to easily generate dynamic Digital Elevation Models and geo-reference them in real-time to your world imagery. CinemaPlugins has released a new point update to this week that adds improves and adds new features and fixes a few issues. All owners of v2 are advised to update.

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Maxwell Render Introduction for MAXON CINEMA 4D

November 18, 2014

Hello on this fine Tutorial Tuesday! There is several hours of training on this page! Learn about how Maxwell Render engine works inside of CINEMA 4D in this really thorough tutorial from Curse Studio. Download the source files too. Then, check out several Maxwell Render for CINEMA 4D tutorials, produced by Maxwell Render. Also, there’s a sale on Maxwell Render products that you don’t want to miss. It runs from November 3 to December 19, 2014.

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Pixologic ZBrush – using the ZTree plug-in

Pixologic ZBrush – using the ZTree plug-in

November 17, 2014

ZTree is a plug-in for ZBrush that provides some extra tools that can be useful when working with ZBrush.  It does the tedious, repetitive steps for you.This next tutorial goes into much more depth including hotkeys, polygroups, sculpting, adaptive skin and more. Both of these tutorials were created by Dargelos Nezumi, the creator of the ZTree plug-in.  Check out his YouTube page for more great ZTree tutorials.

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Workflow between LightWave and After Effects #lightwave3d 

Workflow between LightWave and After Effects #lightwave3d 

November 17, 2014

If you work with both Adobe After Effects and Newtek LightWave, here are a few tutorials that may help with your workflow between the two programs.

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Create Realistic Smoke in MAXON Cinema 4D

November 4, 2014

Learn how to create organic looking smoke effects inside Cinema 4D – no third party plugins required!

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Burning Questions: What are ZSpheres in ZBrush?

November 4, 2014

Question: I’ve heard a bit about ZSpheres in ZBrush and wonder what it is exactly and is there anything like it in other 3D programs? How hard is it to learn?

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reflectance theory

Reflectance Theory: The Reflectance Channel in Maxon Cinema 4D

November 3, 2014

Maxon Cineversity offers a detailed tutorial on the reflectance channel and how it works in Cinema 4D. Learn the basic concepts of the Reflectance layers.

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Animating Growth with Xfrog Plants

October 27, 2014

Today we had gorgeous fall weather and the leaves are so colorful. It inspired me to post this two part tree tutorial demonstrating how to animate the growth of a young hazel tree using Xfrog for CINEMA 4D.

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Smoke vs. Fire in CINEMA 4D

Smoke vs. Fire in CINEMA 4D

October 21, 2014

Ben Watts uses a program from Jawset called Turbulence FD for CINEMA 4D to create a basic, but interesting, particle collision simulation. He also walks viewers through a dynamic lighting setup in CINEMA 4D, goes throgh color grading and talks about some benefits of the 32-bit workflow.

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How to Morph Between Splines in Cinema 4D

October 14, 2014

Here’s a great tutorial that teaches you an easy was to morph between splines in C4D with a 2D to 3D workflow.  Using this method, you can design your splines anyway you want without worrying about matching spline points.

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MAXON Cinema 4D Reflective Sports Badge

MAXON Cinema 4D Reflective Sports Badge

October 7, 2014

Learn how to create a 3D rotating sports badge in Cinema 4D. Topics include:

  • Working with Illustrator and Cinema 4D
  • Bevel Deformer
  • Reflection Tools
  • Boole Effect

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