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  1. 6 points
    just finished this :) @Cerbera sorry for the caps in the topic title, but the title of the video just required it ;)
  2. 6 points
    Folks that are speculating here and via pm, here is a simple answer. Adobe is not buying Maxon - simple as that. Not sure how on earth can anyone conclude that given this development? This, if anything nullifies such assumptions... If Adobe ever wanted this then probably good time for them was 10 years ago, certainly not now, and to best of my knowledge, and I was saying this every year when this comes up - C4D is not for sale. It is simply silly for Nemetschek to sell such a valuable and growing company. Anyone can find financial results of companies online, this is simply publicly available information. Now, I am looking forward to open some accounts for Redshift folks ;)
  3. 6 points
    Inspired by @anglereserve's recent post on his Bull Ant, I set about finding some reference for a Jewel Wasp I was thinking of modelling myself. And while I was doing that, I came across this remarkable site, which not only provides some of the best arthropod reference anywhere on the net, but also is worth a look just for the sheer beauty of the images and the ridiculous level to which we can zoom in to appreciate the microstructure of these creatures. Absolutely breathtaking stuff, so sharing here for your reference (not you, angle, they don't have a Bull Ant unfortunately !), or general appreciation... Now I've seen those, I'll be doing this orchid Bee I think... http://microsculpture.net/orchid-bee-top.html CBR
  4. 5 points
    Fancied a quick little personal weekend modelling project, so thought I'd do the Golden Snitch from Harry Potter. Painfully easy to do with either Volume builder or Sculpting, I fancied more of a challenge so I did it properly, with SDS. Here we are at the end of Day 1, most of the modelling done, but no textures yet... 100% quads, but still the odd 6 point pole remaining, not that it creates any artefacts here :) Of course it's different in every film, and you can tell they didn't know it was going to have to open until film 6, but I'm doing the film 3 version, arguably the best of the series because Alfonso Cuaron was in charge... Texturing tomorrow... CBR
  5. 5 points
    Can finally show some work I did for the Walking Dead Season 9 last year. This was a pretty dreamy project. The props department needed a sword designed for the Jesus Monroe character. They gave me basic dimensions that they had tested out with the actor and some research from the comic and previous action figures and then I was let loose from there. I designed three different options - this is the one they ultimately went with. Stitching, seams, etc in the renders could be better overall, but the whole thing went together in just two days.
  6. 5 points
    Created for fun.. Software used: Zbrush, Rizom UV, Substance Painter, Cinema 4D and Redshift
  7. 5 points
    A few hours into this Bull Ant model I posted in the members challenge area. I worked on a couple of drawings on paper and then in Procreate. I almost always do a drawing or two so I can try and figure out what shapes I'm going to be working on. After that I put a few hours into the mesh. Time to refine! @cerbera Looking forward to seeing that wasp!
  8. 4 points
    Dave is very cool and grounded guy, he never talked with any of us at Maxon with a bossy attitude. We truly believe he is capable to lead is in a better future.
  9. 4 points
    10 min keynote from the new MAXON ceo! Just announce the big news and wrap it up. I like his style! Tim Cook can learn something from this.
  10. 4 points
    Don’t we all love the guy who pops out of nowhere to ask a question and then doesn’t even take the time or courtesy to reply back after he’s received a thoughtful answer. I say some sort of acknowledgment or maybe even a ‘thank you’ is required operating procedure for anyone seeking help. People providing help are getting nothing out of it 98% of the time. At least honor a fellow human’s generosity for helping you. I think we sometimes are morally obliged to *not* help certain people. We owe it to ourselves to not be abused by the laziness, greed and opportunism of others.
  11. 4 points
    Here's the sort of thing I meant. Because I'm rolling the plaster on in the direction of the 'arm's natural curve I can get away with just the 1 bend deformer here. CBR
  12. 3 points
    After the gold and fluttery-ness of my Golden Snitch, it seemed only logical to do a Quaffle next - I seem to be doing the set. In fact these Quidditch guys are great for an ongoing personal project in that if you don't have much time you can always just spend a free night doing 1 type of ball, and then come back to it later to add to the set... Still working on textures, but off to a fairly decent start... this one was Physical Render /GI - 3 mins. CBR
  13. 3 points
    Keyframe the dynamics on ? 3spheres.c4d
  14. 3 points
    You can always just setup such a scene yourself and then reuse it with different materials. It's really not a big deal and decent HDRI's are not really that expensive anymore. Here's some directions: HDRI Haven (Free) textures.com HDRI's
  15. 3 points
    Some workflow info: I really like the Volume builder and mesher for creating these smooth surface body parts. - Some retopo in 3D Coat - Marvelous designer for the neck part - Modeled and rendered in C4D off course - Redshift for rendering Still a lot to add
  16. 3 points
    Some music to help you pass time while rendering: Appropriately named too! May I also suggest this site: www.extrememusic.com Great site for production music where music is classified by mood, tempo, and style. In the mood for something to zone out to? Just type in "chill" to the search bar and up will come hundreds of tracks that will all stream to you one after the other WITHOUT ADS!!! Dave
  17. 3 points
    As a bit of a drone pilot myself, for a long time I have wondered when 3D mapping would get here. And indeed it just has ! DJI have just released Terra, which will turn your UAV footage into 3D digital assets complete with textures ! As a company I don't like DJI, and don't fly their machines myself (2 non-pilot-error flyaways mean I can't trust them), but they remain the people with the most budget to throw at ideas like this, and are surely the frontrunners of making it a consumer-level thing. Read more below... https://www.dji.com/uk/dji-terra CBR
  18. 3 points
    Oh you've come to the right place ! :) I modelled a diorama of Gandalf's Cutting a few years back... To get the frame of the circular door you just need to do some basic modelling. Get a disc object the same size as whatever you used to make your circular door, but make it slightly bigger, and then give it an inner radius of slightly smaller than the outer edge of the door frame. Then you can just select rows of edges and extrude them out in square form, like this... 1. Start with a disc. 16 segments is probably enough. 2. Edge Mode, Select the uppermost 4 edges, hold ctrl, and drag them out, then hold shift and scale them flat on Y. 3. Do the same for the sides, but this time scaling on X... 4. Close the gaps by extruding the edges next to them, using vertex snap to get them precisely aligned. Then weld the coincident points. 5. Add more extrusions to boundaries by ctrl-dragging with the move tool until you have the sort of dimensions you need, then, select all polys, get the Extrude tool, tick Create Caps and then add thickness to the wall by dragging right in the viewport... CBR
  19. 3 points
    KVB is correct in the setup. However, you have turned off 'Seen by Reflection' on the Floor.1 object in your image. It is the Floor.1 that is making the shadows on the rocket lighter because it is bouncing the sky light back up at the rocket.
  20. 3 points
    I think this does it def main(): top = doc.SearchObject('boxes') boxes = top.GetChildren() count = len(boxes) boxes[0][c4d.ID_BASEOBJECT_GLOBAL_POSITION,c4d.VECTOR_X] = 0 for a in range(1, count): prev_pos = boxes[a-1][c4d.ID_BASEOBJECT_GLOBAL_POSITION,c4d.VECTOR_X] prev_rad = boxes[a-1].GetRad().x curr_rad = boxes[a].GetRad().x boxes[a][c4d.ID_BASEOBJECT_GLOBAL_POSITION,c4d.VECTOR_X] = prev_pos + prev_rad + 1 + curr_rad the boxes are under a parent called boxes, and in the for loop current position = previous position + prev radius + 1 + current radius result along X in this file, copy some boxes into the parent 'boxes' in OM box_arrange.c4d edit - same in XPresso. Select one obj and change width with scale tool to test. box_arrange_xp2.c4d AFAIK bounding box in XP doesn't use primitives only poly, but the GetRad() python method can do both.
  21. 3 points
    Hey all, I finished this model and here it is. Pretty fun but lots of challenges!
  22. 3 points
    If, like me, you use the modelling axis all the time, then it will probably have frustrated you on several occasions that there isn't a reset button there, and that r-clicking the field arrows didn't work here either, as recently as R19. I'm sure I wasn't alone in suggesting we fix that to MAXON, and I have just noticed that in R20 the right-click reset now works !! So, while we still haven't got the Reset button that would sort them all out in one click, we can at least now do it in 3 right-clicks, which is a lot better than manually moving the sliders to 0 with no quantization. So just giving my fellow modellers a heads up on that one, as it seems to been thought of as too minor to include in the R20 feature lists... But that's a biggie for me - will save a lot of time cumulatively, that one... CBR
  23. 3 points
    Thanks! I put another 6-8 hours into this model. I still have to do the "mouth parts" and clean it up before UV's and texturing. There are a lot of messy bits.... The butt was a pain in the.... but I think it's working now.
  24. 3 points
    Got a little farther along. I had a day of voice recording with my voice actor, Mike Luce this week. We did 2 scripts so I'll have stuff to work with for a while now. One thing I can't seem to remember is that when you scale the characters, the hair and fur don't scale with them! It took some time to get them looking right again!
  25. 3 points
    This is my recent personal project, thank you very much my good friend @chuanzhen for providing plugins and a lot of knowledge about rig rig demo About plugins: @chuanzhen e-mail:faxwang123@gmail.com Twitter:https ://twitter.com/chuanzhen187 You can download the scene file here: Toy Rig 1.0:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ecKQ-1Ui7xdN7qLB1z9mbXvic4Gghimo/view?usp=sharing
  26. 3 points
    the GI lighting in your scene multiplies over the background compositing. the planes become visible, because the GI shadow is visible on them. the question is what do you want to achieve? shall the walls emit light on the object? shall the object throw shadow on the environment? This image shows the shadows:
  27. 3 points

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  28. 3 points
    I like both techniques and wonder why they couldn't be combined. While the Lester Banks video was easy to follow (as well as just brilliant) the first one minute tutorial required you to be super quick with the pause button to unpack all the steps. To help, here is what I as able to discern from multiple views in the first video: Tree Deformation (first video): 1) Set up a spline that matches the main trunk and subdivide it appropriately. 2) Set up a hair object converted from that spline 3) Link that hair object to some planar object (a disk in this video) placed at the base of the tree. 4) Set the hair object to generate squares --- I would imagine that this step somehow allows the geometry of the tree to be linked to the hair object performed in steps 6 and 7. Not sure. 5) Select the hair object and go to the simulate tab in the C4D main menu and select "Set roots". Now because the planar object was linked to the hair object in Step 3, that planar object now becomes the "root" of the hair object. Again, not sure. 6) Bring in a mesh deformer and make it a child of the parent tree object. 7) Drag the hair object into the object window of the mesh deformer. Set the external mode to "surface" and press initialize. 8) Go to the hair object's Dynamic's tab and set Rest Hold to 50% 9) You now have the tree model to be impacted by hair dynamics. Grab the planar object created in Step 3 and the tree will react appropriately. Add wind and the tree bends (but the leaves do not move -- for this go to the second tutorial. At this point, you can do some pretty neat things with the tree that even plugins like Forester cannot do. While Forester can simulate wind blowing the leaves and branches around, physically moving the tree around has no dynamic impact on the tree. This technique allows you to simulate a tree being cut or knocked down. Or something big (like a truck) crashing into the tree. For those who are truly gifted with X-particles (which means "not me"), imagine using the multi-physics capabilities of X-Particles to impact the tree dynamics. Could particle Advection be used to the drive the base hair spline on those trees? Couple that with the X-Particles grain solver and could it be possible to have an avalanche tear through a forest pretty realistically? Or have the leaves on the tree generate static particles which are then advected by the fluid simulation of an explosion while the tree reacts dynamically. The effect I am thinking of would match those 1950 videos of nuclear bomb shock wave ripping through a winter forest in slow motion (as seen here at 18 seconds in) I feel that this can be done because X-particles is so well integrated with C4D --- but not sure. I would hope Mario Tran Phuc reads this thread and is challenged by the concept. If anyone could do it, it would be him. That guy never ceases to inspire. I also hope that full dynamic capability is added in Forester 2, but they are too busy with Rock Engine - a pretty cool landscape generator for C4D - so don't hold your breath. Dave
  29. 3 points
    This is my first post, although I've been lurking and learning from everyone here for quite some time now. This model was textured/Rendered in Redshift. Thanks for having a look and any feedback!
  30. 2 points
    Let's have a look at the Mac facts here: 1. Pro res seems like an also-ran. At present. 2. Lack of Nvidia suport with no hope of it in the future. 3. Lack of AMD support for the industry standard GPU renderers 3. Apple dropping support for Open CL and GL 4. Integration just seems non existent with Apple's proprietary Metal, and where it does exist ( like in Premiere ) it seems to make the programs run slower. 5. Apples walled garden just seems to get higher and higher. 6. Where the hell is this Mac Pro Modular, they've been talking about it for years now? All of this and more just means we're at a point ( as OSX users ) where it won't matter if you spend £15K on a full spec bells and whistles OSX machine, it just won't run the renderers needed for C4D work. Apple Pro machines are no longer pro, they're just expensive toys. Enough already. And I say this as a nearly 3 decades Mac user sitting here with a 6 core I7 2018 MBP with a Razer Core X Vega 64 that is basically a dog when it comes to running C4D. It's time to switch to be honest. My next Mac will be a PC.
  31. 2 points
    Hi. You need to use motion clips which is C4D Non-Linear Animation system and is designed for doing just what your asking. In order to get one clip to start from the location of the last, you need to use Pivot objects. These objects give the object a unique animatable pivot so you can move the entire animation to start at a different position. To see this workflow I suggest you watch my in-depth video on this subject, your then be making your own short animations in no time. Chapters can be seen on the youtube channel. at 0:44:05 it shows pivot objects in use. Dan
  32. 2 points
    if you are worried about render times i would stop using macs..
  33. 2 points
    Transforming parent will always transform it's child unless you use move parent modifier. Hold "7" on your keyboard and this will not transform child objects.
  34. 2 points
    I'm trying to improve the accuracy and quality of my topology and model more components from the same polygon. So far it started with a disc.
  35. 2 points
    Very cool indeed. Funny since the industry we're in is so good now, at first I was asking myself if that was animated. Ha. I will always have a soft spot for Animusic though:
  36. 2 points
    I have an idea how you could improve it. Try running the hi-res original through a little application you can find called Instant meshes. This will retopologize it as quads, and allow you set a detail level and do poly reduction without compromising that. Very useful little tool that one... https://github.com/wjakob/instant-meshes You need the pre-compiled binary for your OS, so scroll down the page until you see those... Also don't skip the manual / overview ! It's a 2-click procedure, but you need to know what those 2 clicks are ;) CBR
  37. 2 points
    Aha set to Best and that fixed it. Now the fish can swim in a fly-free bowl. Thank you so much @natevplas @Vizn
  38. 2 points
    New batch of setups :P 94_Raffale(MG+CA).c4d 93_EKG_rig(MG+XP).c4d 95_Concertina_rig(MG+XP).c4d
  39. 2 points
    Here's one which should work for you. Just use scale instead of position. And here is the file from that brilliant tutorial. Just hook both up to Shostakovich String Quartets.....or Cake. TP Follow.c4d.zip Sound Waves 1.c4d.zip
  40. 2 points
    Hi all, I just found out about this open source photogrammetry pipeline. Seems promising! I've been using 3D Zephyr but am giving this a shot today.... https://alicevision.github.io/#
  41. 2 points
    This is a very old tutorial I recorded back in Cinema 4D Release 9.6 (it was entitled "Modelling Architecture in Cinema 4D"). I took it offline a long time ago as it was outdated and not very useful anymore. I still keep getting requests for it occasionally though, which is why I have decided to re-upload it again. Sending people video files or temporarily uploading them to some file hoster was a bit of a pain. Anyone who has lost their downloads from back then or wants to revisit the tutorial can do so now. You can find the videos on Vimeo and YouTube. Cheers, contrafibbularities
  42. 2 points
    couldn't resist, these things are just too much fun ;) play with the noises in the displacer deformers to your liking, if you need more details up the subdivisions for the spline and the extrudes cap grid. rock_grass_island.c4d
  43. 2 points
    Your material settings very important too. You need a colour channel set to 1% black, transparency set to 99%, and with a refraction index suitable for the type of crystal this is (probably 1.5-1.8 sort of range), with Exit Reflections turned off, then a Beckman Reflectance channel with a Dieletric Fresnel, a reflection level of 50% and no specular at all. You can also use the Thin film shader to get that oily sheen, which goes in the color map slot of a secondary reflectance layer, in Additive mode over the first. CBR
  44. 2 points
    some more :) 85_Cone_peel_rig(MG+XP).c4d 88_Time_format_display(XP+MG).c4d 89_Dorito_effect(CA+MG).c4d 91_Collision_color_change(MG+Dyn).c4d
  45. 2 points
    I feel it's 100% artist driven. I work at a production studio. We start with a dark studio and it takes someone to first and foremost, have a vision, and then select lights, move them into place, set up modifiers, set up flags and scrims, etc. This all happens in real-time without any rendering. Most commercial photographers I know (and I work with amazing ones), still work incredibly hard and struggle at times to get the exact lighting they are envisioning and dealing with getting rid of hot spots, reflections, and shadows that are working counter to their vision. If you're able to light anything you want anyway you want, you should be a Hollywood DP making a million a movie (live action or animated films). In my opinion the render engine is just calculating the physics of the light. It's like a golf club. You can get better ones or faster ones for sure. But you need to be Tiger Woods using it, to consistently deliver beautiful results.
  46. 2 points
    When you have the right display settings, it should look like this:
  47. 2 points
    For those of you who haven't yet heard, and miss the old Ask GSG sessions, they are back, tomorrow, under Chris Schmidt's latest Project, Rocket Lasso. Bring your questions, and show him we appreciate his efforts by turning up to the first one. Kicking off 2 pm CST / 7 pm GMT this Wed on Twitch. CBR
  48. 2 points
    New lesson available on Youtube! Note that from now on all lessons will be in 1080p - have fun ;)
  49. 2 points
    I think have done almost exactly this for a client a few years back :) In that case I simply animated the plaster: 1. Moving up and down. 2. With a bend deformer to roll it onto the limb 3. Also had to keyframe plaster rotation a bit to make that work But overall, should be fairly quick and painless... One thing to note would be to make your plaster out of even, relatively dense all-quad topology, that way it will respond to the bend deformer nicely. Oh, and because an arm (is that what that is ?) isn't flat, you need to have already deformed (or modelled) your plaster so that it already conforms to one direction of curve across the arm, if you see what I mean. I do this usually with 2 opposing additional bend deformers , affecting half the mesh each. You could also animate those, so that the plaster falls mostly flat, then transitions to the confirming shape on the way down. But if you want to do this with something more capable than bends / basic deformers to control the deformation of the plaster, then I'd use Pose Morph to get much the same effect but with point-level control, which may make it conform to the 'arm' much more naturally. If you are doing, that, ignore what I said about making the plaster overly dense - if you are using PM, then you want the minimum amount of points you can possibly get away with, and you can use SDS on top of that to regain your curves and smoothness. CBR
  50. 2 points

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