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Materials / Shaders (91 Tutorials)

Burning Question: How do I Create Glass in Cinema 4D?

Burning Question: How do I Create Glass in Cinema 4D?

June 12, 2018

Glass… One of the first paid projects I had in Cinema 4D was to create glass. Let’s say that I did things the hard way! Here are some tutorials so that you don’t make more work for yourself and tutorials to give you specialized looks with your glass.

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Photogrammetry Model Collection + Tutorial

Photogrammetry Model Collection + Tutorial

May 25, 2018

Oliver Harries scanned these beautiful photogrammetry models of fruits, ginger, and candy, and is giving them away on Gumroad. Plus, a tutorial.

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Cinema 4D Advanced Octane Shaders parts 1 & 2

Cinema 4D Advanced Octane Shaders parts 1 & 2

March 26, 2018

David Ariew of arievvisuals.com shows how to make some glass textures with dust, complete with lots of tips and tricks. This tutorial is a must-see if you’re new to or just getting comfy with Octane in Cinema 4D.

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How Physically Based Rendering Shaders Work

How Physically Based Rendering Shaders Work

March 26, 2018

There are several tutorials here. In the first, Meghdad Asadi breaking down how Physically Based Rendering shaders (PBR) work in a render engine. The second is an excerpt from the Maya 2018 Essential Training from Linkedin Learning. In the third, Arvid Schneider talks about setting up shaders in Arnold.

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Silverwing Training: Subsurface Scattering for Octane

Silverwing Training: Subsurface Scattering for Octane

March 26, 2018

Paul from The Rusted Pixel recommended this tutorial from Raphael Rau to get yourself acquainted with Subsurface Scattering. (Scroll down the page to watch tutorial)

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ProRender for Cinema 4D

ProRender for Cinema 4D

March 26, 2018

You have so many choices in renderers these days and GPU rendering is a favorite lately. ProRender, and developed by AMD, and is the new Open CL-based GPU/CPU-based rendering engine, now built right into Cinema 4D R19. Here’s everything you need to know to get you started with ProRender.

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Allegorithmic Substance Painter 2018.1 Tutorial Course

Allegorithmic Substance Painter 2018.1 Tutorial Course

March 16, 2018

The new release includes several improvements a smashing new user interface style with new icons, colors, and behaviors; a new PBR real-time viewport, new UI elements, performance improvements and more. Plus, watch a full tutorial series on Substance Painter 2018!

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PXL + Dirt Rig for Octane

Using Displacement with PXL + Dirt Rig for Octane and Cinema 4D

March 6, 2018

PXL + Dirt Rig for Octane! Joren at The Pixel Lab explains a technique to use displacement, with the PXL + DIRT Rig to add some grunge.

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Setting Up A Render Farm in Cinema 4D with Team Render

Setting Up A Render Farm in Cinema 4D with Team Render

December 26, 2017

Who wants to render faster? Everyone!! We’ve covered this topic a bit before but with Team Render for Cinema 4D, you can set up a render farm quickly and easily. Here are a couple of tutorials from Maxon and Greyscalegorilla.

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Creating Animated Icicle Christmas Lights Tutorial

Creating Animated Icicle Christmas Lights Tutorial

December 19, 2017

Animated Icicle Christmas Lights in Cinema 4D! Rory Martin from RateMyFuneral.com explains how to make festive animated icicle lights for your Christmas display!

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Pixego inspired Mini Machine Examples and Cinema 4D Tutorial

Pixego inspired Mini Machine Examples and Cinema 4D Tutorial

November 22, 2017

Pixego is adesigner who designed adorable little isometric machines. EJ Hassenfratz shares tutorials based on the Pixego mini machines.

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Creating Realistic Human Skin with Maya and Arnold 5

Creating Realistic Human Skin with Maya and Arnold 5

June 27, 2017

Arvid Schneider explains how to set up a lifelike human skin shader with the aiStandardSurface shader, and it’s a lot easier than you may think!

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Placing Multiple Materials on a Cloned Object in Cinema 4D

Placing Multiple Materials on a Cloned Object in Cinema 4D

June 20, 2017

This Cloned Object topic was something I learned early on in Cinema 4D to add different materials on different clones. Megamonkeys shows you how.

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Live Tutorial: Working with Arnold 5

Live Tutorial: Working with Arnold 5

June 13, 2017

Arvid Schneider explains lighting and shading a scene from start to finish with Arnold 5. “I am using an arnold learning scene with a fishbowl. Creating shaders and mixing them together.”

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Arnold Render 5 tips and tricks for faster renders

Arnold Render 5 tips and tricks for faster renders

June 13, 2017

John Paul Giancarlo, M&E Technical Specialist for South Europe, based in Barcelona, gives some tips on using Arnold for faster renders and some new features. The video lists what’s covered exactly.

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