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Materials / Shaders (91 Tutorials)

cebas thinkingParticles – ImplicitShape Shader Tutorial

cebas thinkingParticles – ImplicitShape Shader Tutorial

April 25, 2017

Learn how to work with the ImplicitShape and shaders within thinkingParticles using data channels in this tutorial by Joe Gunn.

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Tutorial: Fast Rendering Extrusions using Parallax Offset in Cinema 4D

Tutorial: Fast Rendering Extrusions using Parallax Offset in Cinema 4D

March 28, 2017

Joren at The Pixel Lab has tips about tileable bump maps and how to extrude them using the parallax Offset in Cinema 4D.

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Maya Monday: mental ray vs. Arnold for Maya + Other Renderers

Maya Monday: mental ray vs. Arnold for Maya + Other Renderers

March 20, 2017

In Maya 2017, Autodesk has replaced NVIDIA’s mental ray with Arnold for Maya software. mental ray is no longer being licensed by Autodesk. This is really only a problem if you’re opening older projects or want to follow an older tutorial that uses it.

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Tips For Using Soft Body Dynamics

Tips For Using Soft Body Dynamics

February 21, 2017

Joren of The Pixel Lab has some great tips on using the Soft Body Dynamics Feature in Cinema 4D. He talks about some problems he has encountered and how to get around them. He goes into “how to make and use a cage with the Mesh Deformer, and how to use Vertex Maps to refine your soft body animation.” Joren uses The Pixel Lab Industrial Pack 2 in this tutorial, which is a HUGE pack with over 20 industrial models, 10 C4D Terrain Shaders, 5 Complete 3D Scenes, 30 Industrial Textures, 24 HDRIs and a Studio set! I really hope this pack will be helpful to you!

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SiNi Software_Illumi HDRI Wizard with VRay Renderer

SiNi Software_Illumi HDRI Wizard with VRay Renderer

January 30, 2017

This video focuses on the Illumi plugin for 3ds Max IgNite with VRay Renderer settings.

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Tutorial: Maya Basics – Episodes 1-8

Tutorial: Maya Basics – Episodes 1-8

January 17, 2017

Learn the basics of working with Autodesk Maya 2017 from Paul Hatton, in this 8 part series on 3DTotal.com, as he explains the UI, modeling, animation, lighting and more.

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Modeling, Texturing & Rendering a Gingerbread Man in Cinema 4D

Modeling, Texturing & Rendering a Gingerbread Man in Cinema 4D

December 27, 2016

Aleksey Voznesenski shows you how to model a gingerbread man in Cinema 4D in this 2 part tutorial from Tuts+.

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C4D Workflow

C4D Workflow Quick Tips from The Pixel Lab

November 15, 2016

The Pixel Lab has some more great tips for Maxon Cinema 4D! Joren shares a couple of his favorite workflow efficiency tips.

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Material Scanning with a Smartphone and Substance

Material Scanning with a Smartphone and Substance

September 27, 2016

Scanning materials with a Smartphone?  Is that even possible? Yes it is, and Anthony Salvi from Allegorithmic shows you how.

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In Depth: Introduction to MARI Tutorial Series

In Depth: Introduction to MARI Tutorial Series

September 13, 2016

The Foundry has created a nice set of tutorials consisting of 5 Modules with multiple Episodes to help get you up to speed with MARI quickly.

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In Depth: MAXON Cinema 4D Release 18 New Features Roundup

In Depth: MAXON Cinema 4D Release 18 New Features Roundup

August 22, 2016

With the upcoming September release of MAXON C4D R18, we wanted to know more about all the new features and figured you did too. From Voronoi fracture & mograph enhancements, to new shaders and tools, C4D R18 had tons of new additions to unlock your 3D creativity.

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Free Whitepaper on Smoothed Aggregation Multigrid for Cloth Simulation

Free Whitepaper on Smoothed Aggregation Multigrid for Cloth Simulation

July 22, 2016

The Disney Research Hub has a video and paper on cloth simulations based on “geometric multigrids” that you can download for free.

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Bodypaint

BodyPaint: UV Mapping and Unwrap for Maxon Cinema 4D

June 28, 2016

Maxon’s BodyPaint is a tool that allows users to create beautiful sculptures for 3D work. It contains several UV Tools that are made for lining up your models and your materials. There are brushes, selection tools, filters, erasers, and projection painting, which allows for perfect fit of UVs.

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3DS Max: Create Brushed Metal in VRay

3DS Max: Create Brushed Metal in VRay

April 20, 2016

Learn how to make brushed metal with vray in 3DS Max by Johannes Tiner.

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Setting up a macro shot in Cinema 4D

Setting up a macro shot in Cinema 4D

October 6, 2015

Konstantin Magnus shows you how to use Cinema 4Ds physical render engine to quickly model and setup flowers and some basic grass for a macro shot.

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