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Compatibility: MAXON CINEMA 4D R16 Compatibility & Resources

September 16, 2014

Here is information regarding MAXON CINEMA 4D R16. You will find resources on the new features as well as a live compatibility list that we will constantly update.

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Topographic Images using Hair in MAXON Cinema 4D

Topographic Images using Hair in MAXON Cinema 4D

September 9, 2014

Chris Schmidt from Greyscale Gorilla, was inspired by some gorgeous renders by Lee Griggs, and attempted to recreate rolling hills of geometry in C4D.  He didn't want to use MoGraph clones as the shear number needed would be overwelming.  So he set out to create a more procedural technique and came up with using the Hair Module.

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GI Area Light Script

GI Area Light Script and Tutorial for Reflectance Channel for MAXON CINEMA 4D R16

September 8, 2014

Nick from Greyscalegorilla has a useful script to help you properly light a scene with the Reflectance Channel and his GI Area Light Script.

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Fluid Flush X-Particles Tutorials for Maxon Cinema 4D

September 2, 2014

If you are a fan of X-Particles and Cinema 4D then stop and take a second to check out a few of these great tutorials we have managed to round up!

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The Next Limit Realflow to MAXON CINEMA 4D Pipeline

The Next Limit Realflow to MAXON CINEMA 4D Pipeline

September 2, 2014

RealFlow Expert Thomas Schlick give us a detailed description on how to use RealFlow with CINEMA 4D.  

You will learn:

  • The difference between the connectivity plugins and the RFRK
  • Basic import features & file formats of the connectivity plugins
  • How to export point level animation
  • The new RealFlow MeltMaterial
  • Connecting RealFlow particles wtih PyroCluster
  • The Basic RFRK workflow
  • Meshing in Cinema 4D
  • Work with vertex maps
  • Importing particle data
  • And more!

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News: See What’s New in MAXON CINEMA 4D R16

August 7, 2014

Cinema 4D Release 16 places a greater emphasis than ever before on visual effects and realism, with key features like Motion Tracking and multi-layered reflections.  Here’s a wonderful collection of tutorials for all the great new features.

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Intro to Particle Generators Pt. 1

July 31, 2014

Dean Velez talks about Trapcode Particular and how to adjust the parameters of particles, such as the lifespan, path, roving keyframes and more.

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Mask Tracking and Color Grading in Adobe CC 2014

Mask Tracking and Color Grading in Adobe CC 2014

July 25, 2014

In this episode of Red Giant TV, director Stu Maschwitz will show you how to use Creative cloud 2014’s mask tracking tools to color grade with Colorista II and Magic Bullet Looks 2.5.

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Alien Planet

Alien Planet

July 25, 2014

Ben Watts has a new tutorial up showing how to create an otherworldly rocky terrain in CINEMA 4D and After Effects. Ben says, “In this tutorial we'll build up a displaced surface using layered noise maps. After that we'll create a wet looking surface & water shader for the deep section. Finally we'll take care of some basic lighting & colour correction in After Effects.”

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Modeling an Armchair in Cinema 4D by Subdivision Modeling

Modeling an Armchair in Cinema 4D by Subdivision Modeling

July 25, 2014

Konstantin Magnus will teach you how to use Subdivision Modeling Techniques in MAXON CINEMA 4D to create an attractive Armchair!

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How To Create Dynamic Spheres With CINEMA 4D

How To Create Dynamic Spheres With CINEMA 4D

July 25, 2014

Some C4D knowledge coming your way for Tutorial Tuesday! IcedUpGFX shows you how to make a sci-fi snail shell type of sphere in CINEMA 4D. This effect could be great in a logo animation or an an abstract background.

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In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, Part 1

In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, Part 1

July 25, 2014

Do you need to make some small fixes to the skin of your actor, like fixing a blemish or blotchiness? Here’s part 1 of a 2 part series on Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup to get you started!

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Creating A VFX Rainy Scene

Creating A VFX Rainy Scene

July 25, 2014

Mustapha Fersaoui shows how to create a realistic rain scene with Photoshop and After Effects using a lot of plug-ins that ship with AE, plus some Optical Flares and Red Giant Mojo.

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Choosing the Correct Focal Length for Cinema 4D Cameras

Choosing the Correct Focal Length for Cinema 4D Cameras

July 25, 2014

When Nick Campbell posts a tutorial then you know it’s bound to be gold. Check this one out that discusses different focal lengths and their primary uses!

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Fill A Volume with Clones Without Intersections In CINEMA 4D

Fill A Volume with Clones Without Intersections In CINEMA 4D

July 25, 2014

Nick Campbell of Greyscalegorilla released a new tutorial yesterday that explains how to fill an object with clones without having them intersect. Nick also shows how to color your clones by using a plain effector. This tutorial touches on dynamics, lighting, mograph, rendering and texturing.

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