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Materials / Shaders (97 Tutorials)

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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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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