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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
    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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 3 points
    Keyframe the dynamics on ? 3spheres.c4d
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 3 points
    Hey all, I finished this model and here it is. Pretty fun but lots of challenges!
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. 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
  22. 2 points
    hey café, just posting my happiness about this nice little controllers from stream deck, which can store keycommands and have this beautiful little screens behind each button. second one arrived today ...#ilovegear cheers .. marian
  23. 2 points
    if you are worried about render times i would stop using macs..
  24. 2 points
    You can't use that Grid Array mode and still get it to do what you want with the spline effector. You do have to abandon that, or at least produce a grid another way. For example what I showed you first was based on 3 grouped objects. But what if you replaced those with another cloner, in linear mode that just makes 3 copies of a single cube ? Then surely you have the best of both worlds - it's all parametric, and you can change numbers in either cloner ? CBR
  25. 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.
  26. 2 points
    Yeah either you need $2,500 worth of Nvidia cards, or if you only have a fast CPU, there's Arnold and Corona. I personally use Corona and, even though I haven't upgraded to a modern CPU yet, it's remarkably fast. I'm running the old Mac Trashcan™, but it's still quick. I'm hoping to get that new elusive new Mac Pro they keep talking about, but even on an iMac Pro or a Windows machine with a Threadripper, Corona is as fast as any GPU engine. Plus, it's a fully raytraced engine so there are no compromises with certain effects. I also had Cycles and it was very slow on my hardware. If you only do 3D rendering and other video CUDA stuff, then a GPU solution may be worth it. If you do lots of other stuff on your PC that doesn't use two monster GPUs, then a AMD Threadripper setup will give you super fast CPU rendering with engines that support it, AND speed up everything else you do with that PC. Your choise.
  27. 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:
  28. 2 points
    Oh that's depressing. Please say it ain't so. I really don't want to pay monthly for using C4D nor do I want to pay an inflated monthly fee for access to an Adobe suite of products if all I want to do is use C4D. As a hobbyist, I only have enough time to learn (and therefore use) C4D....all the other stuff would be wasted on me. What a buzz kill to my Redshift excitement. Dave
  29. 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
  30. 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!
  31. 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
  32. 2 points
    I only recently discovered the lock tangent rotation, length etc in cinema, which made all the difference. Ya can't beat those little corner modifiers in illustrator tho, or that recent addition where you draw over shapes to merge them or cut them away from each other. Deck
  33. 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.
  34. 2 points
    If you want a round shape like this to have no seem at all you could so something of a mirror when making the UVs like I did on the following file. If starting with a tiling texture to begin with a single cut could be done on the UV of the cylinder and then have the UV go from one end of the texture all the way to the other. Since the texture tiles there would be no seem in the UV. There are two seems shown in the picture. The mirroring hides it pretty well. seams fixed.zip
  35. 2 points
    walk cart.mp4 There goes Annie
  36. 2 points
    If I may add I noticed that your Uving was set to automatic which led to multiple seams. Your cylinder part for example needs only one seam to unwrap. So one seam is obviously easier to hide. Also don't forget if you apply a non hand painted texture you're better off with a seamless/tileable texture. I attach your file with improved UVs and a procedural tileable texture. Seams.rar
  37. 2 points
    i use a much simpler setup for the eyelids, very easy to set up and comfortable to animate. https://gyazo.com/241bf599366d436b290546eb17cd66e3
  38. 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
  39. 2 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.
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 2 points
    @Cerbera I love it that people like us can spout all that off, probably without even opening Cinema! I think you're right on! Definitely need to use an HDRI to get those nice reflections. I'll add that you'll need some sort of grunge texture applied to the reflection roughness. There's also a subtle chromatic aberration going on with the refraction, but I don't think this is possible with any of the built-in renderers. I'm a RedShift guy myself, so I could be wrong since I barely ever use the standard materials/renderers anymore. You could fake it by rendering passes and comping in AE, adding a chromatic aberration effect on the refraction channel.
  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
    And wires for @Cerbera
  45. 2 points
    Try duplicating your floor. Add a comp tag to that and uncheck seen by camera. Then add a comp tag to your original floor (that has the shadow catcher on it) and uncheck seen by reflection. Now your rocket will reflect a gray floor (like your original setup), but not render it. The comp tag on the shadow catcher floor is needed because it doesn't knock out the non-shadow areas like the old shadow catcher plugin used too (oh how I miss that plugin... not a fan of the new shadow catcher), it just turns it all black and sends the shadow data to the alpha buffer. Hope that helps!
  46. 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
  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
    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
  49. 2 points
    Here's my 2 cents - Iteration usually works by having a sample object that represents all the objects to be iterated. The sample object 'becomes' each iterated object in turn by injecting each object ID into the object input port on the sample object. In your jpeg, the spheres are referenced in turn and thus their XP tag. The XP tags have user data Global Velocity as output. The node marked XPresso is an object node that 'becomes' whatever you connect to its input port (marked object). The tag node takes the object that has the tag as input, and outputs the tag. If there's more than 1 tag on an object, you can set the tag type to dynamic, texture etc to select the correct one. In your case, type = XPresso.
  50. 2 points
    Two days in, still a ton to do....

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