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  1. Ha yeah it's like having an IMAX computer
  2. Slightly rambling response.. I was using two HD monitors for years, then I got excited about the new 34 inch Dell widescreen monitor. Good resolution, decent colour representation, and simpler and cleaner on the desk. It was mostly great, however the actual resolution (3440x1440) makes it a bit unwieldy, for compositing in particular. If you're creating HD content and want to look at a full HD window in after effects then the available space for layers, tools etc is greatly reduced. After using the single monitor for nearly a year I got a 2nd monitor, this one a 4k eizo grading monitor. Expensive but awesome. A side note, I recently got a new TV (first new one in 7 years so I wanted to get something decent) and ended up getting one of the LG Oled TVs. Oh my god, OLED is insane. Price wise they are comparable with an Eizo and if you don't need hardware calibration and just want amazing pictures that could be another option for you to consider.
  3. Navie Effex Gone?

    Wow that's both really sad but amazing he's made it public. I hope he's OK. I was a registered effex user up until v2.5, it's got some quirks but is very powerful in certain ways. Definitely recommend anyone who doesn't have Xparticles or Houdini giving it a try - the mesher in particular is great.
  4. Bake Octane Textures?

    Yes you can - if you follow aoktar's instruction in the manual https://docs.otoy.com/Cinema4DH/C4DPluginManual.htm#Cinema4D/TextureBaking.htm Works pretty well you just need to set your object UVs up correctly.
  5. Omg awesome. I love the seamless integration, noise reduction is not something I really want to think about I just want it to work.
  6. How Does Autodesk Cinema 4D Sound?

    If you were a cynic you might think they'd want to kill it, Softimage style..
  7. x-particles question

    Has your object got correct UV information? If so, then you should be able to use the material from the object (and polygon selection tags if you want a specific set of polys to emit from) and the particles will pick up the colour at their emission location.
  8. How Does Autodesk Cinema 4D Sound?

  9. Nope don't do it! The new xparticles features are fantastic, in particular VDBs for meshing and flow fields for super custom particle animation. If you really want even more powerful fluid options I'd recommend buying houdini Indie, and learning that. All this is just my humble opinion, of course.
  10. Leaving C4D-Land.

    I've used houdini a bit, definitely not an expert, but I would say it's the perfect companion to C4D rather than a replacement for it. The two co-exist beautifully. Houdini engine makes it even easier to get them working together, but I often just use Alembic to go from one to the other. IMO nothing beats Cinema for speed when doing look dev, motion graphics, concept and design work. Houdini allows you to make procedural .. anything, basically. But sometimes you don't need that level of control, you just need to put some simple objects in, nice textures, and smash out something quickly. Side note, they've been mentioned before - Entagma. I just want to highlight their most recent houdini tutorial, it's fantastic. So many quick things they do that show how houdini's procedural nature give you a lot of creative options. http://www.entagma.com/procedural-modeling-quilling/#more-1070 The way I would use this would be to build the setup in houdini, and then use houdini engine / alembic to export it to Cinema to do camera moves, texture, light, animation. You could do it all in houdini but for me Cinema is just way easier and more responsive for that stuff.
  11. 3DS Max Corona Low Ram

    Considering you're using 3ds max with a 3rd party renderer, I think your chances of getting an answer here are fairly slim! All the best.
  12. Introduction to Katana with Cinema 4D

    Thanks Kbar for the Katana walkthrough, that's really interesting stuff.
  13. Nice tip, thanks for that.
  14. pro render engine

    Blower cards (the ones that blow the heat out of the back based on the "founder's edition") are designed to handle constant use at high temperatures (80-85 degrees) but you get best performance if you can use watercooled cards. I've got a hybrid 1080 and it's great, never gets above about 45 degrees and runs silently. In terms of GPU expansion boxes, Netstor make an interesting one called the NA255a which is quite expensive (enough for an entire PC with a GPU). I got it for my main workstation and it's allowing me to run 6 GPUs (with space for another one) without any issue. Really any nvidia card from 1070 up is a great choice, personally I'd avoid the TItans as they're very expensive, but the 1070, 1080 and 1080ti are all awesome.