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Materials / Shaders (68 Tutorials)

In Depth 3D Renderers

In Depth: 3D Renderers (Updated 11 March 2019)

March 21, 2019

There are so many renderers available out there, and how does an artist know what to choose? Although they really do the same thing, they work differently and have different results. Here is a breakdown of what the different renderers offer, not reviews, so you can decide which renderer is right for you.

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Revit 2019 Substance

How to Use Substance Materials in Revit 2019

March 20, 2019

Revit 2019 allows for a beautiful workflow between Revit and Substance. Learn how to make your architecturally rendered scenes look more realistic.

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Pixar RenderMan 5-Part Tutorial Series

March 12, 2019

Visual effects artist Rusty Hazelden has released an in-depth 5 part RenderMan tutorial series on YouTube. The Art of RenderMan Volume 1 provides an introduction to Pixar’s RenderMan for Maya.

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A Blizzard of Cinema 4D Tutorials

A Blizzard of Cinema 4D Tutorials

January 29, 2019

If you’re snowed in this week, how about hunkering down with A Blizzard of Cinema 4D Tutorials and getting to know the finer points of the program! It’ll keep your brain nice and warm!

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iToo Software Railclone: Xmas Tree III

iToo Software Railclone: Xmas Tree III

January 2, 2019

Learn how to make a rather unconventional Christmas tree by stacking any model into a cone shape, to create a “tree” from nearly any geometry, using Railclone for 3DS Max.

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Cinema 4D/Octane: Abstract Spheres, Lighting and Texturing Tutorial Parts 1 & 2

Cinema 4D/Octane: Abstract Spheres, Lighting and Texturing Tutorial Parts 1 & 2

December 18, 2018

In this tutorial series, Dave Bergin from CG Shortcuts, goes over the process of creating abstract spheres in Cinema 4D, and the lighting and texturing of those spheres with Octane. It also includes free project files.

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Cinema 4D: Demystifying C4D Mograph Shaders Part 1, 2 & 3 | helloluxx

Cinema 4D: Demystifying C4D Mograph Shaders Part 1, 2 & 3 | helloluxx

December 11, 2018

Tim Clapham from helloluxx.com takes you through a series of three tutorials to help demystify the Maxon Cinema 4D Mograph shaders.

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Use the Cinema 4D Hatch Shader to Create Patterns

Use the Cinema 4D Hatch Shader to Create Patterns

November 27, 2018

EJ from eyedesyn has a fun Cinema 4D tutorial using the Sketch & Toon Hatch Shader, included with Cinema 4D Studio and Visualize, to create some cool image textures procedurally. eyedesyn products are still on sale for Cyber Monday too! Save 25% through tonight, November 27, 2018.

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Tutorial: LAZPoint Volume Meshing in Cinema 4D R20

Tutorial: LAZPoint Volume Meshing in Cinema 4D R20

October 9, 2018

LAZPoint loads the LAZPoint cloud and sends it to the Cinema 4D R20 Volume Builder. Learn how to get the best results with the right settings.

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C4D Spotlight: Cinema 4D R20 ProRender

C4D Spotlight: Cinema 4D R20 ProRender

October 2, 2018

In the last month, we did a series on third-party renderers for Cinema 4D, but the fact is, the AMD Radeon ProRender update for Cinema 4D R20 is fantastic for Physically based rendering. It has new features such as multi-pass rendering, Subsurface Scattering (SSS), and motion blur.

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C4D Live SIGGRAPH 2018 Rewind – Round 7

C4D Live SIGGRAPH 2018 Rewind – Round 7

September 26, 2018

This is the seventh and final round of videos from SIGGRAPH 2018, held in August in Vancouver, Canada. Watch the fantastic presentations from David Koss and Matt Milstead, David Brodeur, Al Heck and Jon Weinberger, and Aaron Sorenson, all presenting with Cinema 4D Release 20.

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Assimilate Scratch 9.0 Tutorials

Assimilate Scratch 9.0 Tutorials

September 26, 2018

Several tutorials went up recently for Scratch 9.0. This will give you a nice idea of what Scratch can do for you, from working with HDR, to Color Management, to working with Avid and Matchbox plugin shaders.

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C4D Live SIGGRAPH 2018 Rewind – Round 7

C4D Live SIGGRAPH 2018 Rewind – Round 7

September 20, 2018

This is the seventh and final round of videos from SIGGRAPH 2018, held in August in Vancouver, Canada. Watch the fantastic presentations from David Koss and Matt Milstead, David Brodeur, Al Heck and Jon Weinberger, and Aaron Sorenson, all presenting with Cinema 4D Release 20. All of the videos are also hosted at Cineversity.com.

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C4D Live SIGGRAPH 2018 Rewind – Round 5

C4D Live SIGGRAPH 2018 Rewind – Round 5

September 19, 2018

This is the fifth round of videos from SIGGRAPH 2018, held in August in Vancouver, Canada. Watch the fantastic presentations from Bhakti Patel, Brett Morris, and Dean Giffin, all presenting with Cinema 4D Release 20. All of the videos are also hosted at Cineversity.com.

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C4D Live SIGGRAPH 2018 Rewind – Round 6

C4D Live SIGGRAPH 2018 Rewind – Round 6

September 19, 2018

This is the sixth round of videos from SIGGRAPH 2018, held in August in Vancouver, Canada. Watch the fantastic presentations from Brandon Parvani, Matthew Encina, and Sekani Solomon, all presenting with Cinema 4D Release 20.

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