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EAlexander

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  • First Name
    Evan
  • Last Name
    Alexander
  • C4D Ver
    R18.048 Broadcast
  • Location
    Princeton, NJ
  • Interests
    Rendering

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  1. Ealexander Sketch Book

    And even more.
  2. Ealexander Sketch Book

    More interior work with Corona.
  3. Ealexander Sketch Book

    Basically all in with Corona at this point. I haven't touched Octane in months. I do a lot of volumetric lighting work, so I'm interested in Redshift for that, but Corona really hits the sweet spot for me on most things.
  4. Final - R8 model

    Great work here - well done! Rather then just looking at tutorials (nothing against tutorials, I watch them all the time), but I would look at real world examples and also study traditional art and photography principles - composition, color theory, studio lighting. Really the best thing to do is practice and create a volume of work. Cars are very hard to light - have you looked at any reference materials? Find 5 car ads that you like and try to reproduce them - download a few free cars from Turbosquid and light and photograph them. Sometimes it's easier if it isn't your model since we tend to get emotionally attached to the things we create - it's hard to be "objective" when making camera and lighting choices. Also - the physical renderer in Cinema is very good and capable, but it is lacking in real time feedback. This is where something like Octane or Redshft can really come into play - being able to light and build shaders in real time will help you get to better results faster. It also opens you up to experimentation where happy accidents can sometimes make the best images. One needn't spend a ton of money on 3rd party renderers or souped up multi GPU rigs. Corona is my preferred renderer which is actually CPU based, but offers a real time IPR for instant feedback. While it is in beta, it is currently free - so check it out. Keep working at your 3D practice, but also look to other sources for education and inspiration. e.
  5. Ealexander Sketch Book

    Corona SSS.
  6. Ealexander Sketch Book

    Some practice over the weekend. Corona renderer. Beautiful photo scan of the Crystal Palace Cinema Projection room from Simon Che de Boer & Miguel Bandera. Mech from Turbosquid.
  7. Ealexander Sketch Book

    One more with the SSS. C o r o n a !
  8. Ealexander Sketch Book

    More SSS with Corona.
  9. Ealexander Sketch Book

    04.09 Corona Render. Channeling my inner Nick. Working with SSS in Corona.
  10. Ealexander Sketch Book

    Thanks Dan. I'm a big fan of your work! My commercial projects tent to last 5-12 months sometimes as we do countless revisions durning the design process (I also do CAD work). I do get a bit bored working on the same model day in and day out, so these projects are a counter to that (besides just learning through experimentation.) Pretty much everything in this thread is put together in 2-3 hours at most - but, keep in mind, most of the models are stock or lifted segments from larger projects I'm working on. I find it therapeutic to make something start to finish quickly and walk away from it. I do these while other things are rendering on another machine or if I'm waiting for client feedback.
  11. Ealexander Sketch Book

    04.06 Corona render. I saw Justice League finally. It's what you expect: dumb but entertaining. Turbosquid has a great model of the Flash. Cinema4d & Corona with lots of photoshop.
  12. Ealexander Sketch Book

    04.04 The Not So Wonderful Things about Tiggers. Warming up from a break from rendering. Cinema & Corona. Character models from Turbosquid.
  13. Extremely Slow Viewport Performance

    It might be down to how you've organized your scene. Do you have a ton of nested objects? Lots of Primatives still parameteric? Lots of generators? This is a few years old but still relevant : https://matt-frodsham.squarespace.com/c4d-scene-speed-index/ e. Edit: Duh, I just scrolled up and saw Cerbera already recommended this route. Link is still worth a watch though.
  14. Ealexander Sketch Book

    03.26 Trying to get those Wes Anderson vibes. Corona and Cinema4D.

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