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Muse Creative – Modeling a Pin Art Impression Toy

Check out this great tutorial by Eugene Opperman over at www.musecreative.com! In Eugene’s words: “The inner creative and explorer in each and any one of us has a rule when it comes to pin art impression toys. The rule is, you have to pick it up and see what your hand (or any other object near by) looks like extruded in pins.

A recent project of mine lead me to modeling one of these awesome gadgets and in the process I had a few learning curves which I thought it best to share with you guys.”

By |May 10th, 2012|Categories: Rendering, Workflow, Tutorials|0 Comments

VRayStudioTools

Joseph has made his VRayStudioTools available as a free download!

He says of his new development: “VRayStudioTools are set of light rigs & studio setups & tools in a c4d library that can help you to render your objects or products without having to worry about some complex light setups & render settings in vray or cinema 4d .”

He has also gone to the lengths to make a video tutorial showing how it is used and the great results that can come of it HERE.

By |August 2nd, 2011|Categories: Rendering, Workflow, V-Ray, Linear Workflow, Tutorials|0 Comments

Maxon Announces Cinema4D R13!

Maxon had just release a press release announcing the new Cinema4D that will be available September 2011.

Some of the highlights include Physically-Accurate Rendering, Efficient Subsurface Scattering, a bunch of new character tools and it looks like a shiny new icon and UI updates to boot.

Looks like Maxon did a huge over haul of all things rendering and character based. Also added was increased Stereoscopic workflow tools that were needed before.

By |August 2nd, 2011|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, Workflow, Global Illumination, Linear Workflow|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

4x Faster Rendering with AR3 – Video Tutorial

Found THIS great tutorial by C4D Cafe user Marjin. “Here’s a much requested video tutorial on the new AR3 GI. I used the petals scene (which can be found in the content browser) to show how to reduce rendertimes drasticly without quality loss.” Check it out and get those pretty renders out the door 4 times faster than before!

By |May 11th, 2011|Categories: Advanced Render, Rendering, Workflow, Global Illumination, Tutorials|0 Comments

Renderfeed teams up with Stash

As a bonus to any subscriber to Renderfeed you will receive a free subscription to Stash!

Now available at Renderfeed.com is a free month subscription to Stash!

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By |May 13th, 2011|Categories: Rendering, 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

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.