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Timer – productivity quicktip

Timer – productivity quicktip

There are many time tracking apps and what not, but for me personally i find it very helpful to just set a timer and a small goal. Its kinda like the pomodoro technique. I’ll ussually use 25min timers, and go: “i will do these 3 points of revisions in the next 25 minutes”. I also do the same thing for breaks. I’ll set myself 12 minutes to check out forums or what not. And setting a timer helps there. Or do some cleaning around the house for 25 minutes. So why am i writing this? We

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How to get jobs as a Freelancer ( 3D artist)

For those who don’t know, this is how the process of hiring a freelancer goes. What follows is just my meandering experience and observation, your mileage may vary. Pretend you have a project. Lets say you need someone to design a Dinosaur character. First you will think if you know anyone. If you do, you will reach out to them. Then you will ask your friends, or freelancers that work for you if they know anyone. Then you’ll go to art station or some other portfolio site, or maybe straig

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Should i work for free?

This is a question that comes up a lot, and recently came up on a FUTUR livestream with Gary Vee. As always the answer is: “it depends”. Some people think the answer should be a hard no. Others think it’s not such a bad thing. I think the answer to this is pretty simple. If you want to do free work to get your name out there, pick the client yourself. Offer your services to a charity or any nonprofit organization that you care about. Or even if it’s a for profit organization, do it for

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Starting out as a freelancer in the 3D/VFX industry

More and more people are going freelance? Why? Well the simple reason is that there are more and more people who want to do the work, but the amount of full time jobs isn’t growing as fast. Also with the amount of different skill sets available, most studio’s don’t need a lot of these people full time. For example I mostly do character rigging these days. Most studios don’t need a character rigger full time. They need one just a couple of times a year perhaps, or maybe even just once ever. So fr

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6 step guide on how to ask for help.

I have recently been receiving a lot of messages asking for help. And generally i’m a helpful guy, i answer questions, make tutorials etc. But more and more i’m getting the following messages, and they are all the same. First the person asks me how i am and then asks me to explain something that could be googled. So i decided i need to write a little tutorial on how to ask people for help. So first Example of how not to ask for help: The next one is slightly better, because

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5 things i wish i knew when i was starting out as a 3D artist

People often ask where to start and what to do to become a 3D artist like me.   Im not sure i’m the right person to ask, since i just kinda stumbled into this by accident. But there are some very important things i learnt, which i wish somebody told me earlier, so i will share them here.   1. This is not a stable, predictable or lucrative career. If you need money, if you have to support your family, this is really not the career for you. It’s super unpredictable, skills you need shift yea

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Spline IK – What is Spline ik? – Cinema4D tutorial

Use spline IK to rig your character spines, and much more! SPINE SPLINES! Lets learn about making character spines using the Splike IK tag in Cinema4D. help your character dance and wiggle its hips better than ever! Check out this spline animation tutorial for more spline animation goodness: https://ace5studios.com/spline-animation-tutorial-c4d-dont-use-pla/ The post Spline IK – What is Spline ik? – Cinema4D tutorial appeared first on Ace5studios. View the full article

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Cloth Simulation

Cloth Simulation

Cinema 4D’s cloth sim system isn’t the most advanced in the world, but i did find a way to simulate a nice top with it. So here is a tutorial about it. I also cover how to modify cloth objects and then keep simulating them.       Actually simulating cloth on moving characters doesn’t go quite as smoothly as you can see here, but i guess it just needs more work. I’ll also try xparticles cloth sim tools some time soon.     A good way to stick clothes t

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IK vs FK – Whats the difference?

IK vs FK – Whats the difference?

Ever Wonder what the difference between FK and IK is, when rigging this is a pretty common term. I go over the differences here and when you should use which one.         If you found this interesting, also check out this tutorial about UI customization: https://ace5studios.com/ui-customization-in-MAXON-cinema4d/ The post IK vs FK – Whats the difference why do you need them? appeared first on Ace5studios.   View the full article  

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FFD deformer tips

FFD deformer tips

In this tutorial i go over how to more effectively use the FFD tutorial in Cinema 4D. Use a pose morph tag to store states, you can also use the same tag to transfer info between FFD objects         If you found this interesting, also check out this tutorial about UI customization: https://ace5studios.com/ui-customization-in-MAXON-cinema4d/ The post FFD deformer tips appeared first on Ace5studios.   View the full article  

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Tag Buttons

Tag Buttons

Ever wanted buttons for stuff like Protection tag, cloth or other stuff, well now you can. If you need any other buttons, just let me know and i’ll whip em up for you.     Download Scripts   If you found this interesting, also check out this tutorial about UI customization: https://ace5studios.com/ui-customization-in-MAXON-cinema4d/ The post Tag Buttons appeared first on Ace5studios.   View the full article  

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C4D icons and their colors

C4D icons and their colors

Ever wanted to change the icons or the colors? Well this is how you get into it.       Download the file below, navigate into your c4d install directory, and then navigate to “resource\modules\c4dplugin\icons” and paste it there. ( make a backup of your original). Download tif file   If you found this interesting, also check out this tutorial about UI customization: https://ace5studios.com/ui-customization-in-MAXON-cinema4d/ The post C4D i

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Tokens – file paths and naming made easy!

In this tutorial i go over how to use tokens and relative paths to making saving renders easier than ever. Do you have any questions? Be sure to ask in the comments and i’ll add the answers to this post for everyone to see. If you found this interesting, also check out this tutorial about UI customization: https://ace5studios.com/ui-customization-in-MAXON-cinema4d/ The post Tokens – file paths and naming made easy! appeared first on Ace5studios. View the full article

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TwoLeg4D Free Cinema4D Character rig!

TwoLeg4D Free Cinema4D Character rig!

Fully rigged #TwoLeg4D character for cinema 4D   Hey Guys, Got a New rig for you, this time it’s the two legged egg thing, thanks to the talented Ugur Ulvi Yetiskin! Make sure to check out his other maya rigs in the link below.   Go get it here: https://ace5studios.com/twoleg/

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Render Glass in Cinema 4D

Render Glass in Cinema 4D

Struggling with glass? struggle no more! In under 10 minutes you’ll know all the secrets to realistic glass renders! nah im just kidding, the secrets are infinite, but this should get you started on the right path. You now have no excuse for ugly glass renders.         View the full article  

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Materials 106 – color maps

Materials 106 – color maps

In this Cinema 4D tutorial i talk about how to use black and white maps to control various material properties and mograph shaders and displace deformers.   Do you have any questions? Be sure to ask in the comments and i’ll add the answers to this post for everyone to see. The post Materials 106 – using color to control stuff appeared first on Ace5studios.   View the full article  

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Materials 107 – Alpha vs Transparency

Materials 107 – Alpha vs Transparency

In this tutorial i go over the different between the alpha and transparency option in Cinema 4D materials     Do you have any questions? Be sure to ask in the comments and i’ll add the answers to this post for everyone to see. The post Materials 107 – Alpha vs Transparency appeared first on Ace5studios.   View the full article  

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HUD – Heads up display

HUD – Heads up display

In this tutorial i cover various elements on the HUD in cinema 4D that you might not be aware of.     Do you have any questions? Be sure to ask in the comments and i’ll add the answers to this post for everyone to see. The post HUD – Heads up display appeared first on Ace5studios.   View the full article  

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Materials 105 -vertex maps, etc

Materials 105 -vertex maps, etc

In this tutorial i cover how to apply different shaders to different parts of the model. Check out my glass render tutorial here: http://ace5studios.com/glass and the progressive render stuff at: http://ace5studios.com/progressive-rendering-and-render-settings/ rigged stock characters: http://ace5studios.com/5j         View the full article  

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Materials 104 -SSS, inverse AO, Silk

Materials 104 -SSS, inverse AO, Silk

Here i cover how to use Sub surface scattering to get a softern skin effect. Also cover using Inverse AO as an alternative and using fresnel in both hair and silk materials. Check out my glass render tutorial here: http://ace5studios.com/glass and the progressive render stuff at: http://ace5studios.com/progressive-rendering-and-render-settings/ rigged stock characters: http://ace5studios.com/5j         View the full article  

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Camera Animation 101 – Cinema4D

Camera Animation 101 – Cinema4D

Camera animation is a big deal, this quick tutorial tries to get you started with it. How to avoid that 3d look, why you should use nulls, how to pick focal length etc.         View the full article  

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Materials 102 – Cinema4D

Materials 102 – Cinema4D

Lets have a look at displacement and layer shader and copying shaders around to make a spikey ball. Check out my glass render tutorial here: http://ace5studios.com/glass and the progressive render stuff at: http://ace5studios.com/progressive-rendering-and-render-settings/         View the full article  

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Materials 101 – Cinema4D

Materials 101 – Cinema4D

This tutorial covers the basics of making plastics and metals in cinema4D. And a bit of fresnel. Check out my glass render tutorial here: http://ace5studios.com/glass and the progressive render stuff at: http://ace5studios.com/progressive-rendering-and-render-settings/         View the full article  

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Cinema4D R20 – the smaller things

Cinema4D R20 – the smaller things

R20 has been announced and these are the things i love about it. Points get deleted, export to alembic cache is now a right click affair, making cheese is easier than ever. meshing stuff together while sculpting is also pretty straight forward.         View the full article  

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