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Materials / Shaders (100 Tutorials)

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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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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