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  1. 15 points
    whats up guys, so gonna be putting up some free models over the next few weeks, some older ones and some more recent ones, most of these are characters i've either never used or have recently updated, going to take me awhile to clean up and sort through them, but i'll post up some new ones when i can. Hammy cute little cartoon hamster! hammy.c4d Donut Derick fun little character i made a while ago after watching sausage party :D derick donut.c4d Rory the Robin one of my oldest but still one of my favourite toon characters :D rory final 2.c4d Big Ugly Baby its a big ugly baby.. baby final.c4d Brain dead Banana This is what happens when you eat a bananas head! be warned! also comes with my plastic toy shaders ! Brain dead banana final.c4d Fat Brian Another really old model, i put quite a lot of time and detail into this one at the time, and he still holds up 3 years later fat Brian final.c4d watch display.psd
  2. 11 points
    My beautiful wife works as a social worker at the juvenile court, and she uses the signs of safety-tool: the three houses. These three houses are a great way to talk to children about the good things in their lives, their worries and the dreams they have for the future. She made an example sketch for me, so I had a very good idea of what she wanted. I made a new sketch (below) because she really likes the old skool pencil-on-paper style. I thought it would be cool to make a 3d version of the house, so here it is!
  3. 11 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
  4. 10 points
    For the past years I have been working on this solo project during my spare time. It took me way too long, because in between i lost interest, had paid jobs, scrutinized the story, scrutinized the characters, scrutinized my lifechoices etc. But eventually i was compelled to finish this short film because i had invested too much time to just drop this project. So here, I'd like to present you: SUNDAY, a story about a lonely penguin's quest for refreshment on a hot and sunny southpole sunday.
  5. 8 points
    Hi All, This is my first time at Siggraph in a long time! Last year I had just started at MAXON and it was too late to attend. I am extremely excited to be going back to Siggraph and with MAXON! It will be busy, but in between meetings I will be hanging at the stand. Please do come by and feel free to say hi. It is going to be a fun show! Cheers Dave
  6. 7 points
    A character I made for a pitch, but unfortunately didn't make it. The concept was a partyanimal, so I made this happy guy, always in the mood for a party!
  7. 7 points
    Going on a holiday in a few weeks, which gave me this idea: crappy things that could happen when you travel with the worst airline ever. Horrible ground crew, control tower that doesn't pay any attention at all, crappy taxi drivers, and so on. A lot of objects, vehicles and actually just one character, but with different outfits and assets. Also made up a name, logo and some great advertising posters. I'll upload some more images of the models in next posts, as I only get to upload 4.9Mb So in the end, I created these 5 animations: Watch on Vimeo: The joy of traveling: taxi The joys of traveling: checking in The joys of traveling: ground crew The joys of traveling: control tower The joys of traveling: vip > upload limit exceeded on Vimeo =( will upload it next week! Hope you like them, and of course, feel free to give feedback!
  8. 7 points
    Hi folks :) As you can see we have some new features on the site. First is that the members display at the bottom of forum is showing avatars Second is, we have a direct topic feed with Cafe Youtube videos Hope you like the improvements, there are still some issues we have to iron out but it works!
  9. 7 points
    The other day my pc crashed with several apps open. C4D survived ok, but Photoshop had reverted to OOBE - welcome screen, load of panels I don't use etc. I tweaked PS back to how I like it and that was that. 2 days later I needed an image for C4D, so I opened PS and created a 1000px square doc, only to get an error message 'could not complete operation - disk full'. I looked in explorer and sure enough my SSD was bright red and completely full. I closed everything and ran virus check, and other stuff and the SSD went back to normal. I opened PS - disk full. This went on and on - problem kept appearing, disk full. Didn't Einstein say that repeating the same thing, expecting a different result is a sign of insanity ? On the 10th attempt, I opened PS, made a doc 1000 ... hold on 1000 INCHES ? The PS reset had set the default units to inches, and I was trying to create a doc 7,000 square feet. PS standard res is 300dpi, so pixel-wise I was out by a factor of 10^5. panic over...
  10. 6 points
    I always wanted to create a 3d character here is my attempt. I learned a bunch of stuff. It's mostly finished but needs some little touch ups. I will rig it in the futute.
  11. 6 points
    I had this idea a long time ago, and made a first setup a couple of years ago. But with paid work coming in, didn't really have the time to finish this. After a while, when I had some spare time, I picked it up again and made a still. I still am planning on making a short animation of this guy.
  12. 6 points
    This is my first product since learning Cinema4D: Made with: Cinema4D R19 Octane (Renderer) X-Particles (Air/fuel Particles) TurbulanceFD (Explosion particles) Poliigon (Materials/textures) Okino PolyTrans (CAD Conversion to .C4D). Premiere Pro CC19 (Video Editing) After Effects CC19 (Post production animations) Photoshop CC19 (Graphics) Premiumbeat (Music) VoiceBunny (Voice Over) To get to this point, it took me 18 months. The original CAD model was what I had to start with which was given to me by an engineer who originally designed this engine, turns out the once clean CAD model conversion process made my .C4D geometry a disaster, but luckily it isn't really noticeable in the final render. I'm evidently a really slow learner, and had a lot of difficulty getting some things figured out. The mechanical parts all move with a single keyframe, and all other parts are tied to the original keyframe with Xpresso. The Turbulance FD and X-Particles are keyframed. This .C4D file was 500mb and consisted of over 2000 incremental saves, totaling over 1TB of data. It wasn't until the project was over I was able to compress it to 25 individual animations, so in total this project was archived at around 20gb. This video could not have been made without direct help from: @Cerbera @jed @3DKiwi Thomas Barry @Igor "TheKid87" Andy Needham Darrin Frankovitz @bezo Also videos made from: Matt Milstead Lonnie Busch Andy Needham Ian Robinson Donovan Keith Ben Watts Mike Batchelor Scott Pagano GreyScaleGorolla/Brograph/Lynda David Mikucki I want to thank any of you who are listed and end up finding your way here. I appreciate the patience you had with me to get to this point especially. A lot of this for does not come naturally, as my background is in video editing mostly and I am more of a technical person than a creative/artistic person. My memory is often really bad, so I had to record small tutorials on the way to remind me how I did some of the things I did. If I were to go back in time: I wish I found a mentor, someone to hold my hand through this project from end-to-end, because looking back I really could have made this in a week if I had a guiding hand through the whole process - I figure that is next to impossible though, so C4DCafe will be where I continue to seek future help! Creating realistic looking explosions was a huge headache, and while TurbulanceFD was the path I chose for this project, I really would like to find a way to do the same thing within X-Particles or something so that I don't need to buy two separate plugin's down the road when it comes time to upgrade. I'll be back with a new video soon on, carburetors ;) Thanks again C4DCafe, you've been invaluable.
  13. 6 points
    And so I get to the 3rd type of ball in my Quidditch set - we've done the Golden Snitch, and the non-magical Quaffle, and now we're on to the 2nd most interesting of them, the Bludgers... These magical cannonballs need to be chained down in the box, because as soon as it's opened they are enchanted to aggressively pursue and attack anyone nearby at the time. (Health and Safety isn't a thing in Harry Potter, where they've got potions that can fix broken bones). Modelling-wise, not the most challenging of forms in the Bludger itself, but interesting working out the mechanisms that hold it down, and I think it will look good in the box with the rest of them. Textures here are first pass, and will probably get improved later by the time I have sculpted some massive dents into it, for now this is just the base mesh and I skipped ahead to first round textures... Unusually for that production, I didn't like the textures they gave these in the films - too orange for my taste, so I'm going back to good old honest gun-metal greys, with slightly more weathering than they did. That last one Physical Render (Adaptive, Automatic, 6%, 3,3,3,0) / GI (IC/QMC): 5 mins 40. CBR
  14. 6 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
  15. 6 points
    just finished this :) @Cerbera sorry for the caps in the topic title, but the title of the video just required it ;)
  16. 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 ;)
  17. 5 points
    Not sure why but my fuse 's been kind of short lately. Been feeling drawn to Travis Bickle these last few days and decided to do something non violent about it
  18. 5 points
    A copy of a marble machine I saw on YouTube - I think the original was supposed to be perpetual motion. YouTube is full of that kind of nonsense, but I get ideas from them. The scene file has math breakdown of the toothed belt movement in the XPresso remarks. The dynamics was a bit lively, but I added particle friction to slow things down - an idea I got from GSG's Chris Schmidt. scene 10.c4d
  19. 5 points
    Few more :) 121_Coil_wrap(MG+XP).c4d 122_L_system_rig(XP+MG).c4d 123_Colored_bounce(MG+XP).c4d 124_Linear_Fracturing(MG).c4d 125_Color_from_mass(MG+XP).c4d
  20. 5 points
    I'm not an animator for sure...but I finished last week this face character and his rig and couldn't resist getting him into trouble...
  21. 5 points
    And this is what happens, when you click on "Disclaimer" on my next homepage... Physical render, Marvelous designer for the suit.
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 5 points
    New batch of setups :P 94_Raffale(MG+CA).c4d 93_EKG_rig(MG+XP).c4d 95_Concertina_rig(MG+XP).c4d
  25. 5 points
    Created for fun.. Software used: Zbrush, Rizom UV, Substance Painter, Cinema 4D and Redshift
  26. 4 points
    HI Guys. Iv not had much chance to use Ornatrix beta, but with the added new feature which still has some things to iron out I thought id try my old model with its mesh strips, it didnt do a bad job with some tweaking. This hair was generated from mesh strips. Dan
  27. 4 points
    Hi! I wanted to show you my last animation project. It's a lyric video for the last song of Tom Rosenthal: Love Loosens Limbs. I co directed it with Magali Garcia (https://vimeo.com/magaligarcia). We combined 3D scenes with 2D animations, stop motion and live shooting stuff to make a large zoom out. It talks about a boy who feels awkward and stiff when music starts, till someone special makes him feel loved and free :) Making of and some extra stuff are coming. Good vibes! Hope you like it :)
  28. 4 points
    We all need some additional beauty in the day, right ? Well, today mine came from this, and although it has nothing to do with 3D whatever, I figure we're all artists, we all like tech, and so this should appeal to a lot of us. So check out the future of keyboard interfaces, where the line between piano and guitar, and anything else you can think of is getting blurry... And he's done it with SUCH a good tune. Especially worth hanging on for the solo at the end. Anyway, enjoy... CBR
  29. 4 points
    OK, here's the first 8 stages of that... 1. Get a cylinder, 16 segments, no caps, on Z+, then make that editable and delete half the model along Z, then place under symmetry, but then turn it off. Now, using the Line Cut tool (visible only off) and the right orthographic view, cut the curve you need into the cylinder something like this... Mine is only an approximation but you get the idea... the main thing is to add points wherever you need them to describe the curve, and irrespective of the topology flowing from left to right. But try to keep them evenly spaced. 2. Next step is to go to Poly Mode and delete all the polys above the line. Now, in the same view, ignoring the first 4 points from either end, Line Cut down from each point to the base of the cylinder. If in doubt use the pic below as a guide as to which points should get those cuts. We need quads everywhere , so make sure you don't create any triangles while you do this. At this point I used Edge mode and Ctrl+ Slide tool to duplicate the perimeter edge giving me this nice control loop. Here it is, with Symmetry turned back on, and with the model placed under subdivision so we can check our curves... 3. Next we need to bridge some edges to the centerline. Edge Mode, Path Select, and grab these edges.(left pic below).. ... and ctrl-drag them with the move tool towards the centerline on X. Then, in the coordinates manager, zero out x scale, and set x position to 0, giving you the result on the right there... 4. Now we need the Loop Cut Tool to insert the following loop, which we will do in Edge Distance Mode so that stays straight. This will be the basis of our indent later. 5. Now we just need to close the holes with only quads, which I did using Bridge and Close Poly Hole, like so... Note the extra edge I have cut in at the bottom to keep that section quads. Triangles on curves are a cardinal sin in SDS modelling, so we must avoid them at all costs, but here we need that extra line anyway, to better define the slightly rounded corner on the indent. 6. Lastly we need to select all the polys on the curve and having made sure that we have Delete Polys on Centreline ticked in the Symmetry, inset (Extrude Inner) them to get this second control loop. Now, when we place this under an L3 Subdivision Surface object we get beautiful curves, and no surface artefacts. Let me know when you've got this far, and if you need additional help cutting in the inset section in the center and the lights. CBR
  30. 4 points
    Hey, guys! Just sharing a personal project I've been working on. Rendered in Redshift.
  31. 4 points
    Just checking everyone has seen this, a brilliantly comprehensive guide to the entire photogrammetry workflow in Cinema from C4D Grandmaesters Chris Schmidt and Aaron Coverett. Includes a properly genius technique for transferring the UVs and textures of a horrendous model onto a really good one ! https://youtu.be/VRfytVKkNQw Then feel free to pop over to Patreon, and help pay Chris's doubtless massive electricity bills in gratitude for this, and his regular Wednesday wisdom Rocket lasso live streams, which continue to be similarly excellent ! :) CBR
  32. 4 points
    Hello guys! My pretty useful free ArcSplineRig XPresso preset was updated and now supports Cinema 4D R20, works faster and do not contains any python or coffee nodes! Check it out here, hope you like it! https://mikeudin.net/product-category/free/
  33. 4 points
    One of the best video clips I've seen ....(I guess) period! It's 3D and I found out that it actually was an awarded short film called "Paths of Hate created by "Platige Image" and published by the Polish Film Institute. It was brilliantly edited here to fit Gunship's song, (For all you 80's nostalgic people also listen to Gunship's "Tech Noir", in one of the most entertaining claymations you've ever laid eyes on)
  34. 4 points
    Made a quick demonstration video of the new feature in action. While the feature originated from the demand to have a pixel accurate positioning and sizing option, I figured I could as well implement a full transform tool supporting both UV unit as pixel units (except for scale and rotate, obviously). The new tool is still work in progress, but should be available in a next update.
  35. 4 points
    I ended up modeling actual geometry based on the loft (gif example). the c4d file was my initial set up. thanks for your help! cafe sample.c4d
  36. 4 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
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 3 points
    Since everybody seems to be posting their stuff here... I've been mainly learning X-Particles in the last couple of weeks. What an amazing tool but sooo much to learn! Here's some older material work, made with Substance Designer and rendered with Octane.
  41. 3 points
    If you draw in one of the orthographic views, left top front etc, then it should all stay flat. you can add a point with the spline pen tool or cut it with the knife as you would with polys Deck
  42. 3 points
    Put the nulls under Fracture and clone on Fracture :P
  43. 3 points
    The numeric transform is currently in beta, awaiting feedback. As mentioned earlier I had been working on adding a new feature to the plugin, which would allow stacking of UV islands. With this addition users are able to stack multiple islands. When manipulating a stack each of its island would inherit the UV manipulation. It also allows to free up UV canvas space by stacking islands that require the same texture space. For now, only the "single-shot" island stacking is being demonstrated, where you stack selected islands by a command. In future, a more elaborate stacking-tool will be made available, where you will be able to interactively stack islands. This will allow to specify the stacking with specific polygon-matching requirement (later more about this). While the stacking-tool allows for a more specific solution, in case of complex island structure, I preferred to have the automatic stacking-command worked out first. This required quite some design and implementation, but also allows for a quick-and-dirty stacking of multiple islands ... which I assume would be mostly used.
  44. 3 points
    If anyone is looking for free HDRIs with Backplates checkout https://hdri.ca/
  45. 3 points
    I found this... ...
  46. 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
  47. 3 points
    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 freelancing in general a better distribution of labor. There is a dark side to this trend though which everyone should be aware. A lot of studios hire freelancers because they know that most people are terrible at figuring out what they are worth and can be exploited. pressured and manipulated into doing waay more work for waay less money. Many studios will hire freelancers to avoid paying benefits or giving paid leave. This is my advice to every budding freelancer. Don’t do it unless you have no choice. Freelancing is hard. Finding clients is hard, standing out from every other freelancer is hard. There are 2 real reasons anyone should be a freelancer. The first category is people who can’t get stable employment and simply have no choice, and the second category is people who simply HAVE to be able to manage their own time, their money, their projects etc. Take me for example, I’m a freelancer because i simply have no choice in the matter. There is no way i can go into an office every day. It’s simply not in my DNA. And i also love all the aspects around being a freelancer. As a kid i really enjoyed playing economic sim games, where you get to run your own business. Being a freelancer is pretty much just like that. Except you can’t always just pour more money into something, sometimes you just have to do the work. You have to build your brand, handle advertising and marketing, promote yourself, negotiate prices, manage expenses, plan for catastrophes and a whole bunch of other stuff. So if you are thinking about being a freelancer, think about if you enjoy all this. Or does it stress you the ^%@! out. Because to lots of people it does. And if you just want to make animations or design characters, perhaps you are better off looking for employment where other people who are good at things like marketing and negotiations will take care of those things for you. Because remember there are only so many hours in a day. And you will be competing with people who really love what they do. If you want to go freelance, i always recommend teaming up with someone who complements your skills. So you can pull each other up. Or reach out to someone who is already freelancing and let them know what your special skills are. This leads me to the next topic Special Skills you need to have something that sets you apart. Being a generalist is important and as a freelancer it really helps if you are aware of the entire pipeline around you. BUT when you email someone or talk to someone, you need a hook, you need to be remembered for something. Some little piece of info, so when they are thinking “Damn i need someone to do this” They will instantly think of you. This kind of niche specialization also helps with google searches when people are looking for someone who does what you do. How many people are you competing with in your primary category? Know your competition and pivot so at least somewhere you come up at the top of the list. The last part of this post i want to bring up something very important and that is: “Love what you do” . Because if you are doing something you are not passionate about you will lose. Why? Because you are competing with people who LOVE what they do. Especially in the creative industry. So always think long and hard about how you are presenting yourself and what kind of jobs you are attracting. If you enjoyed this article, make sure to follow me. I got a whole series lined up. Next i’m thinking of writing an article on how to set prices and charge for your work. What do you think? Cheers, Aleksey The post Starting out as a freelancer in the 3D/VFX industry appeared first on Ace5studios. View the full article
  48. 3 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
  49. 3 points
    Hey all, I finished this model and here it is. Pretty fun but lots of challenges!
  50. 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

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