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By |May 13th, 2011|Categories: Rendering, Workflow|0 Comments

Making sense of Vray Settings

James Shaw has posted THIS article that lays out a ton of useful Vray parameters. It is for 3D Studio Max, but all the concepts apply for VrayforC4D. “Recently Ryan Lintott and I went to a VRay training seminar by the man himself Vladimir Koylazo (one of the makers of VRay) who went through a number of facets of VRay including a step by step way of breaking down your render settings into logical steps to get the best combination of quality and speed.”

By |May 24th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

HDRI Studio Lighting Kit

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

By |April 1st, 2011|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, Workflow, Global Illumination, Linear Workflow|0 Comments

Mental Ray for Cinema4D R12

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

By |April 1st, 2011|Categories: Rendering, Workflow, Global Illumination, Linear Workflow, Mental Ray|0 Comments

VRAYforC4D Tutorials

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.

By |April 1st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Linear Workflow by Grey Scale Gorilla

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.”

By |April 1st, 2011|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, Global Illumination, Linear Workflow|0 Comments

CMI VFX Cinema4D Training

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.

By |April 1st, 2011|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, Workflow, Global Illumination, Tutorials|0 Comments

Digital Tutors: Cinema4D Rendering Resources

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.

C4D RENDER ELEMENTS by ADAM SWAAB

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.

By |April 1st, 2011|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, Workflow|0 Comments

VRAY for C4D Free Material Pack

Download a whole pack of free VRAY Materials HERE.

By |March 31st, 2011|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, V-Ray|2 Comments