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Texturing and materials Everything to do with texturing and BodyPaint.

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  1. Discoverying Bodypaint with 3DKiwi (Free)

    As a parting gift from running C4D Cafe, 3DKiwi presents his epic 8 1/2 hour tutorial series on how to UV map and paint with Cinema 4D / Bodypaint and all for free. The videos are hosted at Vimeo. There you will be able to stream the videos but for best video quality you should download the videos. The download button takes you to Vimeo where the videos are hosted plus you can download the scene files, resources, table of contents and errata.
    Videos:
    Video 1 - Sample video. You don't actually need to download this as this video is included in Video 10
    Video 2 - Getting started
    Video 3 - Abstract Image Painting Tutorial
    Video 4 - Paint Setup Wizard
    Video 5 - UV Tools Part 1 (UV Commands Tab)
    Video 6 - UV Tools Part 2
    Video 7 - Projection Tab UV Mapping Modes / Cartoon Spaceship Painting Project
    Video 8 - Interactive Mapping and Subdivision Surfaces / HyperNURBS Stretching
    Video 9 - UV Mapping the Fred Character
    Video 10 - Extras / Miscellaneous / Errors (includes all of Video 1)
    Enjoy
    3DKiwi 2015

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  2. Using Images in Materials

    Here's an epic 2 hour tutorial on using images in materials. The tutorial is the second tutorial in a series on using materials. If you are a beginner, make sure you have watched the tutorial first.

    Topics covered:
    Various ways of loading an image into a material e.g. from file, in Bodypaint, dragging and dropping, from the Content Browser
    Absolute and relative paths to images
    Reusing images in multiple channels
    Brief look at Alpha channels / transparent backgrounds
    How UV's work
    Applying the material with UV mapping and positioning the material
    Applying the material with Flat or Cylindrical projection. Positioning and resizing the applied material. How to maintain aspect ratio of image. Includes practical examples
    Difference between Texture mode with Axis mode enabled and Axis mode disabled when using Cylindrical projection
    Brief look at Frontal projection

    Recorded with Release 15. Release 14 users can follow along without any issues. In earlier C4D versions Texture Mode is split into 2 tools / modes and this is mentioned so users of older versions should be able to follow along without too many problems.

    This tutorial is hosted on Vimeo. Clicking on the download button will take you there. You will be able to download the original high res version rather than watching the low quality streaming version.

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  3. Getting started with materials

    Here's a 1 hour long tutorial for beginners on how to apply materials. Topics covered:

    Creating and applying materials
    Restricting materials using selection tags
    Using built in selections on Extrude objects
    How to use a Sky object with HDRI to make metals look like metals
    Copying and pasting channels
    Where to find material presets
    How to increase viewport display quality of materials
    The video finishes up with 3DKiwi playing around with the Bump Channel then the Displacement channel to make a realistic stone floor

    If you're new to Cinema 4D this is the first materials tutorial that you should watch. Once you've watched this one, also check out our

    This tutorial is hosted on Vimeo. Clicking on the download link will take you there. You will be able to download the original high res version rather than watching the low quality streaming version.

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  4. Subsurface Scattering

    Here's a 15 minute introductory tutorial on using the new SSS (Subsurface Scattering) Shader in Release 13.
    In this tutorial 3DKiwi digs out an old scene using the old SSS shader and tries to improve the rendered result (without success). He then moves on to copying the model and lights into a new scene and this time uses the new SSS shader and plays around with the presents and render settings. The improvement from the old SSS Shader to the new one is nothing short of stellar.

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  5. Checkerboard Shader

    Everything you wanted to know about the Checkerboard shader but were too afraid to ask
    Covered:
    Creating material with Checkerboard shader
    Changing colours and number of checkers
    How to calculate ratio to get perfect square checkers on a cylinder
    How to use cylindrical projection map on a cylinder and rotate material to hide seam
    Making a mouse wheel and using Checkerboard shader to generate grooves (Sub Polygon Displacement used)
    Duration: 27 minutes

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  6. Animated Torus Rings

    Here's a short 10 minute informal tutorial in response to a question asked in the forums at C4D Cafe. One of our members posted a video with animated rings in the form of a torus and asked how to do it with Cinema 4D.
    The tutorial shows how to create the torus, create the material using gradients in both the Colour and Alpha channels. How to animate the rings moving then how to skew the rings to make them appear to be a long continuous helix line.
    The tutorial is recorded with Release 16 but users of older versions should be able to follow along without any problems.
    This tutorial is hosted on Vimeo. Clicking on the download button will take you there. You will be able to download the original high res version rather than watching the low quality streaming version.
    The download button also allows you to download the finished scene file (R16 format) Click on the screenshot below to play a video of the animated rings.

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  7. Guitar Strings

    Here's how to do round wound guitar strings using materials. The zip file includes a highly detailed guitar model (model of my real guitar - 3DKiwi) all ready for you to use.

    This tutorial was originally made for the 3D World magazine.

    Unzip everything and open the html file with your browser.

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  8. Distribute Knots Evenly

    Here's a 1 minute 50 second video demonstrating the new "Distribute knots" function when using gradients in materials. This function spaces out evenly all of the knots.

    Unzip and play the mp4 video with a media player.

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