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Posted 23 April 2010 - 07:06 AM

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:09 PM

thanks guys! hope you all like it! can't wait to see people use it :)

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 10:29 PM

Thank you :)

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 12:09 AM

Thanks iMonkey
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 05:09 PM

Thanks, imonkey. Can't wait to try this out.

#26 imonkey

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 02:14 PM

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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Posted 01 May 2010 - 02:20 PM

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

thanks a lot

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 02:44 PM

Thank you very much imonkey.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 02:27 AM

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

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#30 imonkey

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:40 PM

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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Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:06 PM

Thanks !!! :)

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:09 PM

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 :)

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 11:41 PM

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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Posted 02 June 2010 - 03:51 AM

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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Posted 04 June 2010 - 01:57 PM

Thanks alot! It's fun to play around with... Here's a test render:


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Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:31 PM

Thanx man!!! great help!!

#37 imonkey

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:00 PM

awesome model boheme!

#38 imonkey

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:06 PM

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..

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:04 PM

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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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:13 PM

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..

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