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  • First Name Kimmo
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  1. Propably the most important is the right kind of reflection environment and IOR values. You do not need any plugins for realistic basic water. Only if you are making ocean waves it is different.
  2. Perhaps this helps too http://kraphik3d.com/wordpress/?page_id=84
  3. Just recently my HP Envy 14 graphics card said bye bye. The dead laptop has i7 processor that was very smooth with Cinema 4d. Only thing that I hated in HP was Radeon graphics card that did not run always smooth with Cinema. The laptop was 5 years old which is quite much for a laptop.  I consider new laptop with Nvidia card . At the moment I still have old Desktop PC / Win XP with Cinema 4D r10. That is almost nostalgia. If possible I would suggest that you have both laptop and old workstation. The problem with powerful laptops such as HP is that graphics card is integrated to motherboard that will heat a lot and will crash. The benefit of old workstation is that parts are all modular and can be replaced easier than with laptop.  I am currently looking for used high end Asus X550 series or new HP laptop with at least i5 processor or i7. Usually with laptops if one can afford it is also a good advice if you have a spare second laptop as well. Couple of years ago I had 2 laptops just in case. Now I have one only dead laptop as a book weight. My cousin had a pile of old laptops with motherboard failure. Propably it is either integrated parts or motherboard failure that kills the system but mostly it is the heat. I have also an old Quad core Pentium that has no harddrive to be used propably for workstation.
  4. Digital Meat - C4D Tutorials

    I started teaching Cinema 4D + Unity scene creation but did not have time yet to solve the character export from c4d to unity. The character was imported to Unity but the motion did not. I updated now to free version of Unity 5 since they do not support 4 anymore. It is rather easy to make third person shooter with Cinema 4D + Unity. Full characters are always more complex. Not sure if this works with character tool because you used just joint tool for this tutorial.
  5. Digital Meat - C4D Tutorials

    I am very interested of Unity tutorials for Cinema 4D. Thank you!
  6. A more open MAXON

    Only thing that MAXON cannot keep up it is the compability also with 32bit systems. Some customers might still have Windows 32 bit. This leaves out a big part of users. Then some schools will use Blender as their first 3d software because they might not have all classes with 64bit operating systems and high end computers with i5 or i7 processors. Open source 3d software is considered alternative because it is free and MAXON will not sell any class licences because of the 32bit incompability and there is no subscription system for small or private schools. MAXON should understand the subscription system like Autodesk has been doing for some time. This has also lot to do also with computer technology market and sales when schools have to keep up with latest and often more expensive computers than older but still functioning computers that fits very well for newcomers to 3d graphics.  I have personal experience about this as I have been a Cinema 4D teacher. These are typical problems in private training and preliminary schools because they usually lack government funding and are privately funded or paid by students. Being open propably means they are more open in social media. The MAXON usa is much different to European MAXON in that sense. r17 does not bring much anything for old user like me.
  7. that´s great. I have used some eyescape texture bitmaps for years but these have normal maps and everything
  8. C4D Fundamentals - Tutorials

    I think this is a 2X post of the same tutorial?
  9. Cafe back & new owner

    I noticed some member file attachments are lost forever. :-S
  10. Pimped up version from the Mech Challenge
  11. I have a copy of DVD if anyone needs   http://kraphik3d.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/meltinglight_c4d.jpg
  12. Cafe back & new owner

    Great news. :-)
  13. Despite of your choice I wish you the Kiwi all the best from the bottom of my heart :-)
  14. Hi   Meltinglight website was shut down and copyright of files are now public domain. I received files on a DVD-Rom from Chris Hollins.     Check out for old Cinema 4d version archive of c4d tutorials. Many tutorials will work for new release workflow as well.   http://kraphik3d.com/wordpress/?p=1821