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Renderfeed Artist Freebie – Luca Viola – Arcade Models

Renderfeed’s recent Artist Interview star, Luca Viola was kind enough to pass along some of his models that he used to make his beautiful Pac Man frames!
You can download them HERE or click on the image above, enjoy! Many thanks to Luca for his time and assets!

By |May 14th, 2014|Categories: Design, Articles, Portfolio, Advanced Render, Rendering, V-Ray, Linear Workflow|0 Comments

ENVY CINEMA 4D TUTORIALS: C4D V-Ray Interiors – From the Ground Up

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

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

15% off DHP Digital’s sIBL Collection

DHP Digital has an offer running, giving you 15% off of their complete sIBL Collection HERE. Image quality looks great! Web site says the collection has 13 sets and each include: 8k (8000 x 4000 pixels) spherical JPEG background, 4k (4000 x 2000 pixels) spherical HDR for reflection, Low-res light-map (360 x 180 pixels) spherical blurred, Thumbnail JPG (128 x 128 pixels), sIBL document, Example test render, 360º QTVR to help view the panorama. Sounds like a great package to get some awesome renders. Saw some really great reviews and the range of images looks like it could be used for a lot of different lighting situations. Promo code AAK66D0I for %15 off!

By |May 9th, 2011|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, Workflow, Global Illumination, Linear Workflow|0 Comments

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

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

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.

ENVY CINEMA 4D TUTORIALS: C4D AR3 Interiors – From the Ground Up

Check out this great interior lighting tutorial from Envy Cinema 4D Tutorials.

“During the course of these training movies we will go through the entire process of modelling, texturing, lighting, rendering and even post production of a highly realistic interior scene using Cinema 4D and its Advanced Render module. Compatible with version 11, 11.5 & R12 Visualize and R12 Studio.” –

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