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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. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 5 points
    Created for fun.. Software used: Zbrush, Rizom UV, Substance Painter, Cinema 4D and Redshift
  6. 4 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 3 points
    Lots of ways to go about that, but I think this is probably the fastest... 1. Top view, poly pen in Quad Strip Mode, and draw yourself a network of polygons, like so... 2. Extrude that (with caps), and delete the end caps to get your tunnel ends... 3. Smooth Subdivide that to Level 4 or 5, then use a displacer deformer (make it a child of the object), driven by Luka noise to make it look rocky... It might look like a giant pretzel from the outside, but from inside we're approaching something cave-like... Don't forget to select all polys and Reverse your Normals at this point... You can add further displacements (in a group with the SDS Object) at smaller scales, and use that additional SDS to increase polycount much higher. Here I'm at a combined Subdivision to Level 7, and I've got Luka at 600% driving the bigger detail, and Electric Noise, 50%, stretched 500% on V for finer detail.... Lastly, you can handle smaller detail still with normal or bump maps in the material... talking of which, if you are using photo-based textures you want a nice Triplanar mapping setup to texture this properly, but you can do it equally well with just layered procedural noises... Lastly I should mention some techniques for making it look 'big'. These might include... Building in small holes to the tunnel roof to let beams of sunlight in, and using a plane in an Atom Array in front of your sunlight to further break it into godrays.. Adding some Physical Sky, not for its weather, but for its atmospherics haze... Using small area lights, with small illumination falloffs Park the camera very low, and use wide angles Hope that helps... CBR
  11. 3 points
    All credits go to the Scott Ayers. Attached is a plug-in. After installing, you'll be able to select a folder and all OBJs in the folder will all be imported. batch_importer.pyp
  12. 3 points
    Keyframe the dynamics on ? 3spheres.c4d
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 3 points
    Hey all, I finished this model and here it is. Pretty fun but lots of challenges!
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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!
  24. 2 points
    @Tesa Demiur if the camera's going round more than once, here's a little seamless looping dodge I use a lot modulo means count up to (but not including) and start over. Dividing this by the constant gives 0-100% repeating (actually 0 >> 1 in XP).
  25. 2 points
    Triplanar is a neat solution if you have the setup already done. If not, or you can't be bothered to make it, then you can make a load of polygon selections, and apply the same material several times to different areas with different mappings. For example your objects above could use cylindrical, cubic and flat projections on certain parts of the model, and that's quicker to setup than either TPM or UVs... CBR
  26. 2 points
    New update new issues. Unfortunately that's the case with the software we use. Some things are simply not in our power.
  27. 2 points
    Hi folks, after a looong waiting for this feature to be bug-free we finally managed to see some progress. So for the future, we now will have T&M system where we are going to get back to old habits and award our members with the corresponding badges for all sorts of things. :) Now for all those who want their old awards back from past challenges please find your stuff in the contest gallery and send me a PM with the links and names of the contests and I will award you with the newest sets of awards. Cheers!
  28. 2 points
    Omg, thank you guys, I don’t know what I was doing. I must of pressed a hot key or something that put it in 2d mode I’m not sure. Now it’s working fine. I appreciate all your guys help!!! Much love guys
  29. 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.
  30. 2 points
    The spline should be uniform. I made this chain rig recently. chain.c4d
  31. 2 points
    The motion blur makes it for me. I feel like the body could use a bit more grime but maybe magical objects have a self cleaning mode. A display box would be cool!
  32. 2 points
    A lot of new guys fall into this early trap. There is nothing in your scene to reflect in the textures, which would certainly explain why they look so dull, especially if those textures are entirely based on reflectance ! Add a Sky Object to the scene, search the content browser for HDRI, and apply a suitable HDRI material to the sky object. You may have to add a compositing tag with seen by camera unticked if you don't want it to show in the background, but now your materials will look somewhat as their authors intended ! Glow in Cinema is a Post Effect, so won't usually be added until the end of the render. CBR
  33. 2 points
    Think I'm done. Everytime I look I see things to change so that will do for now.
  34. 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
  35. 2 points
    No roughness? Odd, because in the file the 'glass bowl' material definitely has roughness in the Reflectance Transparency tab. Is the provided file identical to the one you are rendering from? I don't get any light specular/reflections in the glass, and the render output settings don't seem to be set for animation. Otherwise, look into the rendering samples as Nate suggested. This is what I get when opening and pressing render.
  36. 2 points
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  37. 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
  38. 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/#
  39. 2 points
    walk cart.mp4 There goes Annie
  40. 2 points
    I am desensitized to the sort of violence in this to a large extent, not because I see a particularly excessive amount of it, but because I get sucked out of the horror of the moment by the technicality of the achievement. Those creatures in Ep 1 were UTTERLY brutal. but were one of the most impressive things I've seen for while, and any empathy I may have for the predicament of 3D characters is largely stymied by the brilliance of the execution (and I mean that in both senses !). It's damn hard to realistically smash a 3D face, and bloody reds are a great colour scheme :) The sheer volume of violent content available isn't necessarily indicative of a world that is more violent than it used to be (aggregate long-term data suggests the very opposite; that now is the least violent time in all of earth's history - there is slow, gradual upward curve toward enlightenment values and away from violence. Personally, I value that the only violence I am exposed to is safely delivered to mostly fictional characters in our entertainment media, where of course it has a justified place as one of the more unsavoury parts of the human condition...
  41. 2 points
    i use a much simpler setup for the eyelids, very easy to set up and comfortable to animate. https://gyazo.com/241bf599366d436b290546eb17cd66e3
  42. 2 points
    You want an HDRI that is pretty much black and white - I'd use Uffuzi from the content browser, in a filter to make it greyscale ( -100% saturation). But that might not be the only issue. It looks like you have the default light turned on. If there is no lighting in the scene that will be there until you turn it off in render options, or until you turn on GI, which replaces it. CBR
  43. 2 points
    I'd guess not if I had to, and we must remember that Object Tracking was brand new in R18, so you may have one of the earliest versions of it, which is not as capable as more recent iterations. I think best bet is just to try it and see... Captain Natester has found you the best tutorial for that sort of thing, so just get in there and see what works... CBR
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 2 points
    Not sure what's up with the image uploader but here are the other renders.....
  47. 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.
  48. 2 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!
  49. 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
  50. 2 points
    Okay.... some errors were made. Mainly with the mouth stuff. I think it would have been better to nest this as a separate object so that it didn't add unnecessary geometry to the overall model. Live and learn. I'm going to keep on with the UV's as is and just keep that in mind next time. Don't want to turn this into my life's work!

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