Linear Workflow in Cinema4D R12 and After Effects tutorial HERE. Helloluxx has laid out the ins and outs of keeping your color profiles straight with Cinema4D R12 and Adobe After Effects. Tim also has some great Lighting Presets on the blog. Seems that helloluxx is a Cinema4D Dynamics guru, so go check out the other amazing Cinema4D and After Effects tutorial, tips and tricks he is posting for free!
Another great Interior Lighting Tutorial from Envy. This time using V-Ray to get some great results.
“Aimed at beginner to intermediate users this course will go through the entire process of creating a highly realistic interior scene using Cinema 4D and VRay. We will model the environment, furniture and accessories and then move on to exploring materials, light and camera parameters, colour mapping, VRay’s various GI engines, its Image Sampler and antialiasing techniques, as well as IES lights, HDRI and Depth of Field. We will finish up by taking our final image into Photoshop for some post production techniques. The tutorial culminates in the exploration of other lighting methods including the creation of an alternative evening mood.” -Envy
HDRI Studio Lighting Kit and HDRI Studio Lighting Kit Pro are two great rendering utilities brought to you by Nick Cambell over at www.greyscalegorilla.com. Here is what it is:
“HDRI Light Kit Pro is a collection of lights, studios and objects that lets you quickly light your scene with realistic soft boxes, spotlights, ring lights and more.” -www.greyscalegorilla.com
at2 software has developed and released a demo version of M4D, a version of Mental Ray for Cinema4D. Check it out HERE.
“mental ray® is a rendering software which generates images of outstanding quality and unsurpassed realism. It combines the physically correct simulation of the behavior of light with full programmability for the creation of any imaginable visual phenomena. The software uses advanced and proprietary acceleration and sampling techniques for faster rendering on even the smallest, single processor machines.” -www.m4d.com
Looking to learn a bit more about VRAYforC4D? They have posted a couple tutorials HERE on their site to at least get your feet wet with this great renderer. Tutorials include “Exterior scene with a dome light and sun” by Choppir, “Varying index of refraction (IOR)” by InTheCity, “Skyscraper Lighting” by InTheCity, and a “Making of Wire Type Lights” by Choppir.
Nick Campbell (GreyScaleGorilla) has taken the time to break down and explain the ins and outs of Linear Workflow in Cinema4D. Check out the tutorial on his site HERE.
“You may be thinking, Why should you go though all this hassle? My images looked fine before, why change now”? While linear workflow is a bit confusing at first, it will pay off BIG TIME in the long run. Your images will look more natural and your composites will be even easier. Computer graphics is relatively new and everything you know till now is a hack to make things work with antiquated technology. Linear workflow finally brings realistic light addition and falloff to your renders. The worst thing you can do is go back to your non-linear ways and pretend that linear just doesn’t exist. It’s here to help, not to hurt.”
CMI VFX has made some great Cinema4D tutorials for all disciplines. Pryocluster, UV mapping, Rendering, Thinking Particles, XPresso and much more. Check them out HERE. At CMI VFX you can sign up for an annual membership or buy individual courses as you want. There are some really great courses that extend well beyond Cinema4D training. Some of the newest tutorials include “Houdini Fractals” and Tracking in Fusion.
Digital Tutors has a huge collection on rendering tutorials (96 it says) for Cinema4D users. These tutorials range from beginner to advanced. Check them out HERE. Courses include a free introduction to rendering in Cinema4D, Rendering for Product Visualization in CINEMA 4D, Creating caustic light patterns in CINEMA 4D, Creating Shadow Caster lights within CINEMA 4D, and Using subsurface scattering in CINEMA 4D.
Adam Swaab has integrated an absolutely necessary plug-in for a functional Cinema4D rendering pipeline. Download the newest build HERE. To check out some new tutorials on the plug-in visit the Vimeo Group.