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Lighting Rig

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you're welcome guys, its the least i could do.. what do you all think of it? is it any good? lol

any suggestions for the next update?

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excellent -trying it now. I really been looking forward to trying this out.

thanks a lot

Andy

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Thank you very much imonkey.

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Thanks for this.

Like Rich_Art said, I love seeing how other people approach lighting.

Morph

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hey guys, im working on an a proper release.. im gonna say that the last version was a beta version as it was still in development.. i would like to know what you guys think it needs??? ie features, controls etc..

here is a little model i did yesterday that i thought was worthy of the studio setup..

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Thanks, clean and nice setup. If you want to work some more on it, I have a small thing that I´d like to see. A rotation-controller for the lights, so that they can be moved horizontally and vertically in a circle around the focus area, hm kind of hard to explain but do you know what I mean? So that if you need just a little bit more of a front lighting on the left side or if you think a specular would look a lot better if it was just a few cm to the right, you could just make some adjusments with these light controllers.

Maybe you could do this by adding a null-object in the middle of the scene, then have the lights target that, and then make a slider whitch changes their position in a circle around that null. Or something, I have no idea how xpresso works :)

Anyway, thanks again smile.gif

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thanks ekenryd, I'm working on it as we speak.. the way i plan to do it is have 3 nulls on the world centre that parents each light.. the nulls will rotate as opposed to the lights rotating

keep the suggestions coming guys :)

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Thanks man, if I can reproduce something similar to the result in your avatar I'll be a happy bunny. I'm trying to create realistic renders of objects for use in logos etc.

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awesome model boheme!

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hey guys.. i've finished a "proper" release.. if you can call it that.. there are a few updates.. like cyc shape, added falloff options for lights and a few other features..

it's not supposed to be an amazing mind blowing tool.. its really just to help beginners with lighting the models etc..

let me know if there are any errors..

thanks guys!

ps. sorry about the file size.. it wouldn't compress any smaller..

md lighting rig.lib4d.zip

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It's a pretty nice plug-in imonkey. The xpresso looks majorly complex.

For those that have trouble using it you have to put the .lib4d file in

\Program Files\MAXON\CINEMA 4D R11\library\browser

Then look in the content browser under presets to see it. It should be named MD lighting rig.

I do have a question. How did you make a .lib4d file imonkey?

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The xpresso probably looks more complex than it really is. I just never got around to tidying it up haha. This was my first time using xpresso, so it was a "learn as you go" process.

Anyway, to make a .lib4d file you need to make a "new preset library" in the content browser. Then basically drag and drop whatever you want into that folder (library) you just created.. the final .lib4d file can be found in cinema/library/browser..

Hope that helps smile.gif

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Thanks.. I've updated my announcement on our site.

Peace,

Rich_Art. wink.gif

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thanks rich_art.. hope you like it

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I did not test it. I must find some free time first. smile.gif

Peace,

Rich_Art. wink.gif

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This is great! I'm getting some very nice results with this. I cant post up what i'm currently doing due to client confidentiality but will do some different renders and post 'em up. Massive thanks for putting this together mate signthankspin.gifthisrocks.gif

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Just wanted to say thanks for the wonderful rig! I've not really made use of a proper studio setup before so it's good to have something to play with.

Cheers! :)

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