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  1. 13 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
  2. 8 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...
  3. 7 points
    Welcome. I read all these posts and I am heartbroken and amused at the same time with the despair that many present. You are looking for conspiracies and dramatizing the situation. And yet everything is clear and obvious! So maybe I will help and explain in points. Everyone who has active MSA on September 1 will get a perpetual version of R21 + access to Cineversity - nothing changes here for MSA owners. The validity of access to Cineversity for MSA owners ends on the day the MSA expires. If someone wants to have access to Cineversity after this time and does not want a Cinema 4D subscription, they can buy independent access, as it is at the moment. MAXON plans special offers for MSA owners as MSA ends. These offers are not yet known. Anyone who has any version of Cinema 4D without MSA will be able to upgrade any version to perpetual R21 - that is, as it was, but there will be a bonus for owners of older versions of Cinema 4D who can upgrade to the perpetual version at a more attractive, the same price. From September 3, the R21 subscription will appear on the MyMaxon website for purchase in monthly (84.99 Euro net payable monthly) and annual (49.99 Euro net payable in advance = 599.88 Euro net) + mutations with RedShift. Anyone who has MSA (regardless of what Cinema 4D version they had before) will get perpetual R21 and will be able to have any number of subscriptions at the same time - one is not mutually exclusive. So you can, for example, buy a monthly or annual R21 subscription at the normal price and have a perpetual R21 all time - all on one account. During the MSA you can, but do not have to, convert your perpetual version to subscription. This conversion gives a 20% discount on subscriptions for two years, but you lose a perpetual R21 (this is a bundled transaction, the discount comes from somewhere). Then all previous versions up to R20 are still valid. There are people who have always bought MSA always wanting to have the latest version and have no attachment to the old versions, so it's attractive to them. When someone updates their MSA in August now, they are in a very good position. It has its perpetual R21 and can easily wait what MAXON will present next year in August. The prices of the perpetual update R21 to R22 will be known later, probably next year during the presentation of R22. Versions from R21 can be installed on any number of computers. You can remotely take over licenses - i.e. you go home and take over the license on a laptop. Licensing is checked every 14 days to make sure that someone under one license uses Cinema 4D on 10 computers. Since the R21 version there are no serial numbers, hence the plugins that required the number must be updated. Those that did not require a serial number will work. So to sum up. If you have active MSA in September, you get perpetual R21 + Cineversity. When MSA expires, you'll be able to continue using it and purchasing only Cineversity access. When R22 appears next year, you will be able to upgrade your perpetual R21 to perpetual R22 at the price announced next year. You will also be able to convert (if you have MSA active) your perpetual R21 in R22 and then in R23 with a 20% discount (but you lose the perpetual R21). You do not have to convert or upgrade your perpetual version but buy a subscription at a normal price, monthly or yearly. You stay with perpetual R21 and you have the R22 subscription. Everything that I wrote above is explained many times and on the MAXON website and on the forums, I do not understand what is incomprehensible to someone here. Personally, I am very happy with the subscription. It will be appreciated by everyone who has a company that is developing and when new jobs need to be prepared. It also gives you the chance to standardize different versions of Cinema and other older 3D programs in the company (e.g. Softimage). Thank you MAXON! :)
  4. 6 points
    what's up guys, jeeze feels like forever since i uploaded a wip project, life gets in the way some times but this is what ive been working on today, found an old helmet i started a few years back and decided to start over and develop it from there, more to come soon :D
  5. 6 points
    Hey folks, some good news here :) Unreal Engine Now Supports Maxon’s Cinema 4D More about that here!
  6. 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.
  7. 5 points
    At the moment the MAXON US Shop is showing upgrades from R19 to R20 at $995, on their UK shop there is no upgrades available at all. The $999 price you been quoted I would check again, ask if that,s set by management, or a rough estimate. If indeed that is correct then ask them why isn't this on the site, and why hasn't this been announced officially? Delaying this info can only do more harm and fuel the negativity and fear for current Perpetual owners. MAXON needs to get this communication sorted pronto without further delay, this is only causing speculation which I quite understand given the weight of the outcome it will lead to for many of their current customers. In the mean time we need to hang in there and try not to jump ahead of ourselfs assuming the worse before its happened, regarding perpetual upgrade prices that is. Dan
  8. 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.
  9. 4 points
    I have been coming to the Cafe for a very long time and it has always been a great place to learn and ask questions. the people here are the best, a great group.
  10. 4 points
    Here are some answers I got from EU MAXON that may clarify some things for long-term users: you have several options: You could extend your current MSA for another year (from September 2019 – August 2020). In this case you would get a permanent license of R21 in the beginning of September. Then you can decide to stay with the permanent license or to switch to subscription. As long as your MSA is valid we have a special offer for two years – you can switch to subscription for 959,81 Euro net (this price is the two year price) and we also check the remaining months of your MSA and credit this amount. Please note that with the change to subscription the permanent license of your R12 will no longer be valid You can start with subscription in September. If you order the subscription in September we can offer you the same like above You can start with subscription in October or later – in this case we can offer you a price of 479,90 Euro for the first year. In the second year you would have to pay 599,88 Euro net You can upgrade to R21 perpetual for 850 Euro net Cineversity is part of the subscription. If you want to add Redshift then you additionally have to pay 240 Euro net per year (so it seems that the amount you have to pay at the moment is a bit cheaper). If you have further questions don’t hesitate to contact us
  11. 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.
  12. 3 points
    Hi Rick, as you can't make a statement about MAXON's future strategy. Maybe you can tell us something about the reasons for the current strategy. MAXON has decided to end the existing MSA and introduce a rental option as the only renewing option. What advantages does MAXON hope to gain from a rental license over an MSA? I am asking this, because I can't understand why MAXON is alienating its MSA customers, even though they produced a steady stream of income (which at the time was the communicated reason for the MSA) thanks a lot Jops
  13. 3 points
    In some regions the MSA was offered as part of an automatically-renewing contract, in others it was manually renewed each year - so policies differ by region. As far as the question as to why MSA is being discontinued - I think it honestly comes down to trying to simplify things. It would be confusing I think for both us and users to have two different types of subscription, and it would be really difficult to manage the accounting side for both. A real focus of this effort was to simplify the product & pricing options, because we recognized how much confusion they were causing. That's why we've eliminated the editions and why we're only presenting 5 options on the website (one of which is Perpetual - I feel I have to keep reminding folks). With regard to plugins - our vibrant community of third-party developers is one of Cinema 4D's greatest strengths. For various reasons (almost all technical), we didn't give developers as much of a heads-up as I'd like, but I hope they're as excited as I am about the potential for a large increase in the Cinema 4D user base. It's true many will have to adjust their licensing, and in some cases it'll make sense to adjust pricing. Unfortunately that's unavoidable - but I think there's a great opportunity here as well. If any developers reading this have concerns, I'd love to chat with them directly - just send me a PM so we can start the conversation. Some folks seem to be latching on to the idea that McGavran "started with Bevels". In fact, he started with Field Forces and said that was his favorite feature. The new Caps & Bevels - which happens to be MY favorite feature - was the second thing he announced. I think there's great balance in these two features - one very advanced toolset and another that's designed to make it easier to achieve one of the most basic tasks in 3D. Both are implemented in a very MAXON way - a workflow that's easy to understand, invites artistry and experimentation, and provides access to powerful real-world functionality. -Rick (Sorry for the delayed responses - I left early Friday and took Saturday off for some R&R. Wasn't trying to duck questions - just promised my wife I'd put the computer away for our anniversary.)
  14. 3 points
    Hi Rick! what is wrong with the current licensing system? I have C4D installed on my PC and laptop. No hassle at all. Why did you have to change that? Why do you feel the need to control and "punish" your paying customers? You won't prevent piracy. That is for sure. I am just disappointed by your new business strategy, the direction MAXON is heading the lack-luster R21 release on top of that. R21 will be my last version as I am slowly switching to Blender and Houdini/Solaris.
  15. 3 points
    Unfortunately this is true. It's on MAXON website: "Billed Annually". That's why I said in this thread that MAXON's advertising is disingenuous. There is no such a thing as a monthly U$59.99 subscription. There is only a U$720 annual sub and a U$94.99 monthly sub.
  16. 3 points
    Well, speaking for all those wage slaves who have never owned a copy of Cinema, I think this is a great move. C4D is paid for out of the operating budget of the studio I work in, and the different packages and the MSA have been a total ballache to deal with. Management everywhere have this issue with the difference between capex cost and opex costs - while they will think nothing of paying for something monthly, they will baulk at the idea of spending lump sums of any magnitude. I was looking at sharing one R21 licence with two people, and two R19 licences floating about. Now we can put a nice easy case forward for a monthly cost. And I should be able to easily move workstations, home and the studio. When Adobe moved to subscription it was the same thing, instead of fighting for a colossal upgrade cost, now we are all on the same version, all of the time. Remember having to skip an entire generation of creative suite because you couldnt pay for it? I do, and I'm thrilled I dont have to any more.
  17. 3 points
    Wow....so even if I decide to buy a perpetual R21 license, that license is ONLY perpetual if I continually upgrade via new perpetual licenses. Once I switch to subscription, my perpetual license fails to activate. That is just wrong. Also, I think someone said that the cost of the R21 perpetual license was 850 euro which is 15% more than the annual subscription price. So my fears are realized: there is a strong push to perpetual and R20 is the last truly permanent license you can own whose activation can never be tampered with by MAXON as it does not use their server activation routine (Note: Should MAXON ever push out a "bug-fix" for R20 in the future....be careful as that could also include the requirement for server activation). Sorry MAXON folks. No matter what you want to tell yourself so you can sleep at night, if you can turn off my perpetual license for whatever reason, you have become Adobe. It is as simple as that. Dave
  18. 3 points
    I would like to see a series of best practice workflow guides on modelling small objects, with attention paid to solving ngons. I still get stuck on the simplest of flows and I never know where I should be solving things, or the best place to start modelling. It would be great to have a series of videos where you model each of the small parts of something, like a robot arm or something like that, and then since you have perfect workflow, people watching the videos will pick things up that are not the 'purpose' of the video, just little workflow tips and solutions to modelling problems. For instance this arm - I can think of a couple of ways of making the claw, but which one is best and wont have me solving ngon lines for four hours in the middle of the night? Do I Boole them out and then try and fix them? Do I start with three circle polygons and connect them? That base object, should I just intersect some different objects and hope for the best or is there a way of using SDS for this? Should I use the volume builder? I know this is above and beyond the scope of the topic, but if you dont ask you dont get! Also, the videos needn't be the high polish of the VP days, I think I would learn a lot from just a screen recording of an expert user making such objects, even with any mistakes left in. Thanks
  19. 3 points
    few more 105_Plain_scale_emission(MG+XP).c4d 106_Emit_and_trace(XP+TP+MG).c4d 107_Rubik_Cube (XP+CA+MG).c4d
  20. 3 points
    Here's some C4D Python for noobs - random lottery generator spins the numbers, then sorts + holds lottery.c4d I use this speed control a lot for my gear projects etc arrow.c4d a bit more complex - this wheel on a chessboard rebounds at the edges, keyboard ctrl + alt steers L-R wheel.c4d math for wheel available on request
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 2 points
    First post in this forum, hello everyone! Been a silent reader for many years and I really appreciate all the great knowledge that's shared around here. I am also not satisfied with the way MAXON is treating existing MSA studio customers. So I sent a mail to MAXON Germany (@Raischub), asking them whether I'd loose the perpetual R21 license when I convert it to subscription, whether I'd then still be allowed to use my old pre-R20 licenses or not, how much I would have to pay with the 20% discount for two years of subscription including VAT and how the remaining months on my MSA were credited (e.g. if I switched to subscription in October, would that month still be credited?) Here are the (translated) answers that I received So for anyone else in Germany, I hope this information is helpful.
  24. 2 points
    Please let me clarify, I'm not dragged down at all. I'm inspired by the artwork and people that post on this site!! I occasionally create a decent piece here and there, but want to do so more often. And I will. I wanted this thread to be about you and the other artists that contribute imagery, ideas, help, animations and variety of other things to everyone that takes the time to see and use it. I just wanted to give a heartfelt thanks from me and those like me.
  25. 2 points
    Not sure where they got that. We'll have upgrade pricing for perpetual releases. What is true is that R21 Perpetual will always be R21 perpetual - it won't include future releases. But that's the way it's always been. We've emailed the GSG guys to clarify and get it corrected on their site.
  26. 2 points
    Welcome to the C4D Cafe NEW forums, and thank you for taking the time to view this post, which covers how and where you should post in order to get the fastest and best results. It also advises newcomers where to look first so that we get a minimum of repeat questions that have already been answered or are addressed elsewhere. 1. Questions about something you are trying to do in Cinema. Our Categories are based around key areas of Cinema 4D, so go to the MAIN FORUM PAGE, and look down the list of Categories, and think what is the main area of Cinema about which your question might apply. Very often it should be obvious where to post a question, but that is not always the case. Sometimes questions span multiple areas. Try and choose the Category that relates most to your question, rather than other things in your scene. If you are not sure, pop it in Miscellaneous Questions and we will move it for you when we have enough info to do so. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Example Questions: Q: How can I make / model this ? Category: Modelling / Various First of all SEARCH for keywords in your question across the whole site. We may have answered your Q already. If you can't find the answer that way, go to the Main Modelling Category and look at the various subcategories within that. Choose one you think most suitable and start a new post there. Using the cafe's image upload system upload a couple of pics of what you are trying to make, and tell us your level of modelling experience, together with any ideas you may have had, and what, if anything you have already tried. If you have a .c4d file that isn't too massive, upload that as well. The more info we have, the better we can help. Q: I've done this, but it's all going wrong... Category: Various First of all SEARCH for keywords in your setup across the whole site. We may have answered your Q already. Think about your project and the things in it , and specifically WHAT is not doing what you want. Pick a forum section based on the problem rather than any other components of your setup. If you have a scene full of modelling and texturing, keyframe animation etc, but you think the problem is something to do with MoGraph, then the Mograph (general) Category is where it should go. Make a new Post in the most relevant category you can find. For these sorts of questions, always upload the c4d file, or if it is too big, upload to Dropbox or similar, and then link to your post. Maybe post a screenshot or 2 as well so that members don't necessarily have to load your scene file to get an overview of the issue. If a problem is especially complex, you can even make us a video that explains it, and upload that to YouTube, again linking to your post. Q: How do I use the XXXXXX tool ? Category: Various You may not need to post at all about this - The manual can probably give you the essential information, or Youtube probably has a tutorial or 10 about it, so search there first using the terms 'c4d' and 'tool name', which will usually reveal lots of results. But if you have checked those places and do need to post, then please find the relevant section to which the tool you are interested in belongs and post there. Q: How do I make this sort of texture ? Category: Texturing / UVs / Various Pop to the category above and choose the most relevant subcategory for what you'd like to use to make the texture. If you think Nodes is the way to go, there's one for that. Likewise Standard and PBR materials for any question about those workflows... We have categories for 3rd Party Renderer Textures, and Substance pipelines. Always Upload a pic to show us what you are aiming for, and if applicable, what yours looks like now ! Q: I am using Cycles for C4D, but have a problem with the Tracer. Category: Mograph We have separate categories for 3rd party renderers (in rendering AND textures), but please only use them if your problem involves those render engines. The question above should go in the MoGraph (general) Category because the Tracer doesn't involve Cycles. But if the question was about cameras or textures or lighting, that does involve cycles, so should go in the appropriate 3rd Party Renderers category. Q: I have no idea where to post this... Category: Other / Misc Questions When you just don't know where to put it, Misc Questions in the Other Department is the answer. Q: Where is the New Users & Beginners category ? Category: N/A That no longer exists. Please use the most correct of the new topic-based Forum Categories instead. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. Posts showing us things... The Lounge is mostly for non-questions. Here you will find the right places to buy or sell stuff, discuss non-Cinema things, and get latest news and cafe announcements. Q: Look I found this cool new thing ! Category: Lounge / Lounge General Show us the new exciting things you find In the Lounge sub-forum... Unless it's a plugin, in which case it goes in Xpresso & Python / Plugins Q: Look I made this cool new thing ! Category: Rendering & Lighting / Wip-Final Images / Gallery The WiP / Finals Category in the Rendering / Lighting Section is the place to post the artwork you have made when you are ready to show it off. Works in Progress should expect advice and possibly criticism, so tag it WiP if you want to encourage this. Final images can go here too, especially if you'd like feedback, but why not upload those (no WiPs please) to the Gallery as well ? Please title them nicely and complete the other info when you do this. If we like your uploads they may well appear in the Homepage Gallery Slider at some point. Please also vote on other people's work in the Gallery, which helps us choose. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- General Posting Etiquette. Site Search (top right) is your friend. Please post in English only. If necessary use Google Translate. Make sure your Profile is showing the correct version of the software you are using. Often advice is version-dependent. If it is wrong, go to your profile, find the Edit Profile Button (top right) and change it therein. Please make sure you have checked the manual before you post a basic question. You can right-click most items or properties in Cinema, and choose show help to get right to it. Try and make your questions as detailed and specific as you can. The more precise your question, the more precise the answers you will get. Don't make your question too wide-ranging, general or vague. Do not post the same question more than once, or in multiple categories - duplicates get deleted straight away. Tell us how much experience you have in Cinema. If you have tried stuff already, tell us what. Always upload a scene file if that would help us understand the problem better. If that scene is too big to upload directly, upload it to Dropbox etc instead, and link it. If your scene files are huge, copy just the problem elements into a new file, or otherwise simplify it, and upload that instead. This can also be helpful for avoiding client NDA issues. Try to avoid posting linked images - use the cafe's own image upload system instead. Please only upload *.jpg, *.png ,*.c4d or *.zip. If your question / scene upload involves texture maps, please include them in the upload (do Save Project with Assets, and zip the folder that creates). If your question is very complicated to explain, why not make us an explanatory video using screen capture software, but please note this cannot be uploaded directly to the cafe. Instead you can use Youtube or similar, and link it to your post. Use the Likes System to thank or react to the people who are helping you... Title your posts relevantly and accurately - a post titled just 'Help me' helps nobody help you, and reduces the amount of people who will click on it. Conversely, a well-titled post will quickly gain the attention of the people with the right skills to be able to answer it. Try and spell key words correctly, which helps with later searches. Try not to use phrases like 'Help me now,' or 'Urgent' etc. People will help in their own time. If you find the answer before we do, post it and share your solution ! If you do get your question answered, don't forget to Mark it Solved at the top of the thread. Be nice to each other, and enjoy the learnings we can all have together ! Happy Posting ! Team C4D Cafe
  27. 2 points
    Hi C4DS, Thanks for your great plugins and sorry to hear that. Completely understandable given the circumstances. I'll be on R20 for awhile and I'm sure your plugins will be very handy, especially Seamilar. Mike
  28. 2 points
  29. 2 points
    Surely R21 will include UV tool enhancents? MAXON can't go yet another year without any UV tool enhancements. But hey, if not my Bodypaint tutorials will still be pretty much current for another year :)
  30. 2 points
    You're not allowing for the time spent during tutorials, at SIGGRAPH etc explaining the 555 malarkey. Probably breaks even . The bit in the video linked above where he simulates the air inside Tubeman by sending the wind object along the tracer generated spline is typical CS creative thinking.
  31. 2 points
    Just remember the closer edges are to each other the more or a crease will show so its about distributing the edges as even as you can. If you select the inside polygons and use the Iron tool your see how its trying to distribute the edges evenly. And here with the better-distributed edges. An extra little tweak with the slide tool to get the right edge verts even.
  32. 2 points
    In windows you can navigate to the C4D .exe file whatever it is named and rename it to keep track of which version it is. Looking at the parent folder should tell you what version that .exe goes to. For me whatever version of C4D I double clicked on last is what windows uses to open the c4d files. That is if I doubled clicked on the R19.exe last it will open in R19. If it was R18 it will open in R18. If some time in the past you right click and say "always open with" it might not work like that and could open with the old version till you right click and say "always open with" and pick the new version of c4d. To get to "always open with" you have to right click on the file Open With > choose another app > Check "Always use this app for .c4d files" > More apps > scroll to bottom and choose "Look for app on PC"
  33. 2 points
    I've been quietly dismissing VR as being largely none of my business, despite being vaguely interested in its immersive graphical possibilities, but then I saw this, and am now a good deal more interested, to the point where I have almost certainly got to go and get one ! :) Check out this interactive VR sculpting of a full character using the off-the-shelf Medium software that comes with the Occulus Rift S, which is only £400. What impressed me most is that he'd only been at that for 3 days before he did this character (although granted he looks like he really knows what he's doing with regular sculpting, and is doing very well to sort that out with no reference), but the tools look really easy to be very accurate with, in a way that even a stylus can't be... So just sharing that in case anyone else is as late to the party as I am :) CBR
  34. 2 points
    This is with an n-Side radius of 2cm. I like to use an n-Side instead of a circle because it's so easy to control the number of subdivisions, but you can use almost any shape you like.
  35. 2 points
    This quick test is mainly a 2 octave stretched Fire shader, altered so it fills the entire plane, animating slowly (TF=0.1), with an (also animated) electric driven Distort Effect on top. Tiny amount of cyclone in underneath all that. CBR
  36. 2 points
    allrighty, last offer at 499.000$ :P
  37. 2 points
    @natevplas I get your sentiment thanks! I've actually just been spending ages trying to use good practice to get models that ok, maybe not 'perfect' but I have learned that doing a cheap, sh*** boole-ridden model causes grief all the way down the line further on. I guess after all that modelling I just wanted to find a quick solution so I can get lighting, then rendering, and hopefuly crank out some nice renders for my folio. I'm definitely gonna do cerbera's method first and see how I get on – he's got a few examples of these kind of devices modeled and rendered in the same way so for me that makes him the go to guy for advice on this technique.
  38. 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
  39. 2 points
    The EKG one was incredibly clever! Thank you.
  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'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
  42. 2 points
    Hello, you all! ... Noises are not easy to understand at first sight. Al least, no for me. I needed to train that. I've done hundreds of exercices and now I think I can speak maybe a little of this noisy language, voices of an infinite world. After some work, nothing was the same, again. Noises are 3D artists best friends for modeling, for texture, for animating, for every level, even for pleasure - I can watch them for hours. I've learned for free and for hours, for years, in this chair. Watching videos in youtube, in cineversity, in vimeo. Now I want to share my workbook with you all. More than 600 pages - I could not believe it!! - with CINEMA 4D renderings, about possibilities, about learning how to see, to understand all of them. ... Just follow this link that will redirect you to a simple site I've done in sites. The file is on Google Drive, no email required. ... Hope you like it! ... If so, please let me know. Thanks a lot. ... João Marco
  43. 1 point
    guys, this is the final. I tired so much with this "sh**". i hope the lighting is better than older version. I spent so much time in this, i want to make more stuff. So wait for more noobinesh. Thanks for all your time
  44. 1 point
    While confusion still reigns supreme over pretty much everything (...and this was supposed to be a simplification over having Prime, Visualize, Broadcast and Studio??? Yea..right). While everything other than subscriptions is still uncertain, then you have to think about all the possible ways people could use subscriptions to their advantage and not Maxons: Only go monthly...never perpetual and never buy 12 months all at once. Honestly, for the cost of the monthly price ($82.99) you could keep R20 (that can never be turned off) and use the latest version for up to ($59.99x12)/$81.99 = 8 months a year and save money. 8 months is a long time. Really start to think about exactly WHAT you need from the latest version and how long you will need it. If you can get away with ONLY a month or two of the new features, then you are way ahead of the game. This is especially true for NON STUDIO users. You will be spending more for a subscription than you did in the past. Having Studio is nice, but are you really going to use all those new features 12 months of the year? So be very selective over what you need from the later versions. Can you learn the new features, use them in a new project and take it to final render in less than 8 months needs to be a final consideration. When you finish a project, convert it to FBX so that you can still use some of it in R20. I have been playing around with C4D FBX import and export and it works quite well - especially when it is export by C4D and imported by C4D. Textures and textures channels are preserved quite well whereas FBX import from other programs do require more work to import into C4D. That may be a good strategy to get around losing your work but still benefiting from the new features. Future advancements to mograph, animation, rigging, and texturing will not be able to be saved from later versions in an FBX file in a non-destructive manner. Things will need to be baked or cached prior to FBX export. Stay on this plan for a period of time could save you enough money that in the future you could purchase a completely new perpetual license. But that could easily take up to 5+ years for you to hit a break-even-point and by then they may no longer be offering perpetual licenses. This is some of my thinking on how to AVOID giving MAXON as much money as possible. I used to be loyal and even when some of the releases were not up to par, I still paid my MSA because I knew that in time MAXON would treat its loyal customers well with some really impressive features as they did in R20. But in more ways than one, that ended with R20. MAXON has forced me to think the way their new management is thinking: It is now all about the money. Loyalty has nothing to do with it. That's why I am so keen on what happens with R21 perpetual. I do feel that will be the last perpetual license and it puts me that much further ahead IF R21 LICENSE STAYS ACTIVATED AFTER A MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION ENDS and I approaching using C4D as mentioned above. But I fear that because they have this monthly only option, using it selectively is probably why they will not allow perpetual licenses to re-activate once a monthly subscription ends. At which point, I go to Blender. If only Insydium ported XP to Blender....life would again be perfect. Dave
  45. 1 point
    I am sorry, but as I am German and no nativ English speaker I have to ask (and maybe I am not the only one) eventually can be translated to "eventuell" which means possibly or perhaps, or it can be translated to "schließlich" which means finally or at last. That is a huge difference, so in the given context what does it mean? thanks a lot Jops
  46. 1 point
    Solved. For some reason, my dynamics tags was messing it up. I basically reset the scene (frame 0), deleted the spline dynamics tags and created new ones. Changed the settings of the new ones to match the old ones and play. That's it. I can now cache the scene, empty the cache and reset. Was this some kind of bug or did I miss a step or two?
  47. 1 point
    Thank you Srek....that is great to hear. I will then proceed as I have in the past. The only thing I lose is access to Cineversity....which hurts a bit. Dave
  48. 1 point
    Those are looking too good :) Add some dust, rust and scratches!
  49. 1 point
    Also that is way too many segments to be editing. You can make that shape with an 8 sided Oil Tank with only 2 height loops. (my example is 16 radial segs, and 3 height loops, which is about the maximum we would need here). We could make it with less, as I'll show below, but having slightly more segments is no bad thing, and will hold our SDS curvature extra nicely. Seriously tho, look how pleasingly regular this mesh looks :) Here I used subdivision to do the work, so I only need a 1 segment bevel at the top and a bulge deformer did the rest... CBR
  50. 1 point
    I am somewhat pessimistic if it can be done... the few times I tried to import several millions of particles using the RF-connect plugin/TP Cinema became super-slow (that was with weaker hardware though).



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