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Give-Away of 4D Publish

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Icecaveman    66

I have two licenses of 4D Publish and since I don't have a team currently using c4d --it's just me-- I am looking for someone to give my second license to. Kent Barber, the developer, communicated he is totally fine with me transferring the license.

I will look to give this license away to a user here or over at cg MAXON  If you are interested all you need to do is to communicate here in this thread why you would like the tool...how you would use it...and convince me the software will be finding a good home. I'll definitely favor someone who has contributed to our community and has a positive track record here. No need to write a long essay...just post a few thoughts and if relevant you can add a link to a project or graphic. In other words: let's keep this simple.

I think there is some confusion about 4D Publish, as the tools are perhaps best conceived as a suite of products under one name. I'll write up a little summary later this evening or tomorrow to convey features and functionality.

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virtualzapp    9

Very generous offer.

 

 

Cheers

Regis

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bezo    397

Strongly agree with Regis´ words...

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Icecaveman    66

In the next few posts I'll summarize some of the features included in c4d Publish. 

What you should understand is that c4d Publish is built by the programmer behind MAXON's c4d sculpting system. He's not a big marketing/designer guy. Publish isn't going to wow you with sexy packaging and presentations. Instead Kent is a code ninja.

Feature 1. 
HDR Texture Connections.
This feature is very similar to GSG's HDRI-link, permitting rapid previewing of HDRIs or other textures. Works w/native c4d and w/Octane. GameLogic's product has additional functionality beyond the GSG version. It can be used in everyday work...but also can be used as you build interactive 3D PDF.

https://www.4dpublish.com/hdr-texture-connections

For comparison
HDRI Link
https://greyscalegorilla.com/downloads/hdri-link-2/
GSG sells HDRI link for $69

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Icecaveman    66
Why interactive PDF is a big deal.

I've worked in the energy industry and I can tell you that PDF is a big deal in training and internal communications. Eight years ago I helped automate the creation of thousands of unique training PDFs.

If I could have included 3d interactive training content...I could have made 5x the money that I made. (probably more)

Consider a PDF that includes your well crafted c4d content, where the viewer can zoom in/out and around...click buttons to view the proper operation of...for example...a crane or drill.

PDF of course is everywhere online, used for briefs, brochures, presentations, etc.  Your c4d content doesn't need to be limited to still images and videos.

Add 3d and add interactivity and the potential value of those PDFs is enhanced. I suggest that some c4d artists could win new clients and new projects by adding this competency to their arsenal. (advertising, industry, small business etc) 

It's all very easy...all integrated into c4d. On the more playful side...Beeple used 4D Publish to create a cool concept piece. So there is a wide range of uses and possibilities.
 

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bezo    397

Kent make great efforts to create this pack of tools, looking on it since anouncing  somewhere in the past . (Times, when was 4d publish separated in two plugins). For me (as hobbiest) was interesting painter plugin...

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Icecaveman    66

Things have been crazy for me starting the week. I will be posting more feature summaries soon.

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hikarubr    8

Hello Icecaveman, 

 

I would be interested in having the plugin, mainly for the painting feature. I'm from Brazil, currently studying in the US, so software is very expensive for me, so any useful free plugin would be great. 

 

My own version of Cinema 4D is Bodypaint 3D r18 because it was the only one I could afford (although I've been working with the Studio version for some years in the company I was working for in Brazil until last year).

 

Now I'm in the US, finishing a Master degree in Digital Media Design.

So If you gave me the plugin, I'd use it to help painting the textures of the 3D characters for my final project (it will be a 11 minutes scifi animation, anime-style). 

 

Although I'm not the most prolific poster here, I think I have contributed in the discussions I participated. Just check my past posts to see what you think.

 

Best,

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Icecaveman    66

Hello hikarubr...thank you for your post. I'll keep you in mind.

 

Do have a portfolio of your work--any medium, digital or traditional analog? One thing you'll certainly need to do for consideration is to complete your profile here.

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Icecaveman    66

I played around in C4d/VR last night and had a lot of fun.  4D publish seamlessly works with the HTC Vive.

And it is ridiculously easy. There is literally no configuration required. A single button will open the steam connection and instantly launch the VR viewer. 

In 2 seconds your c4d scene is transformed into an immersive world. 

The biggest companies are betting billions on the future of VR. It's still very early and the graphics often aren't as sophisticated as with standard games/experiences. However, the immersion usually makes up for that...and more.

Nvidia/AMD/Apple/Microsoft/Google/Facebook/Unity/Unreal and a myriad of small companies are working very hard to make AR/VR a part of our day-to-day lives. Not a month passes where there isn't an advance in the foundational tech.  Controllers are working more and more like your hands, tracking is improving, new display technologies are emerging, wireless is becoming an option, etc. etc.

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bezo    397

If I understood correctly, whole scene is like "embeeded" into pdf? (without link to .c4d scene) Did you tried it with massive scene?

It could be very strong tool for creating presentations (only single model of building or complete city scene or whatever) 

 

 

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Icecaveman    66
5 hours ago, bezo said:

If I understood correctly, whole scene is like "embeeded" into pdf? (without link to .c4d scene) Did you tried it with massive scene?

It could be very strong tool for creating presentations (only single model of building or complete city scene or whatever) 

 

 

No I haven't tried "massive scenes". I'm not sure that's where it would shine, but I can't say. For presentations, training (two of the more obvious use cases) you often want to keep it simple.

 

That said, Beeple put together some complex scenes that were ported to PDF with 4dPublish...

 

Link: https://www.behance.net/gallery/32501755/4D-Publish-(3D-PDF-Publishing-Plugin-for-Cinema-4D)

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