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  1. C4DCafe - R20 MoGraph Fields

    I think you're missing the product link
  2. Am I being a dope?

    Its just a quirk of how the display works im afraid. The camera is animated, so that shows first. then there is a cone animated next, but because its parent isn't keyframes, the timeline doesn't show it. However the cone is a child of an object, and so the appropriate lines are shown to indicate that it has a parent. This makes it look like the parent happens to be the camera. Select "view > show > show animated" to toggle all objects on and off. In effect the boole parent is being hidden and that's what makes it look strange.

    Regarding the node system and radeon pro render. I think MAXON made the right choice here. AR and physical account for >50% of the engines used by c4d users, pro render doesn't even hit half a percent, making it work with the least used render engine c4d has first would have been a huge mistake (and before you say it, no, a node editor for pro render is pretty low on the list of reasons why you might not use it, pro render is still heavily being developed, it will take some more time before it is good enough to be considered the defacto c4d render engine.) The people working on c4d's pro render integration were already working flat out to get the motion blur, sss and out of core memory system done for R20, there simply wasn't any scope for them to switch the entire material system in a single release on top of the other changes. Finally, the best route is to make one single unified SDK for all third party engines to use so they can make use of c4d's node interface. That part won't be ready for some time, but when it is, pro render will likely use it just as all the other third party render engines would. Nodes for pro render will come in time, but first they have bigger fish to fry.
  4. Nice deal for future tutorial creators

    I've tried every app there is, mac and pc. With the other apps, keep in mind they all tend to record in 4:2:2 lossy formats such as .mp4. In short, all the strong colours such as the RGB axis will turn all pixelated, and everything will get slightly softer from the general compression. Camtasia record in full lossless 4:4:4 and will even export a decent sized 4:4:4 mp4 video, so generally it keeps the highest quality throughout. The bundled editor is very basic, but it gets the job done so long as youre happy with simple editing and basic effects. imho its the best windows option. For mac, I would point people towards Screenflow: https://www.telestream.net/screenflow/store.asp The recording is very smooth and the editor works great. The mp4 output isn't as good as Camtasia (larger files, slightly lower quality) but if youre just uploading to youtube or vimeo then theres not much difference. As for this $20 deal, go for it. The last 2-3 Camtasia updates have given virtually nothing of any value, just stick with the older version.
  5. MAXON brings new CEO on board! New Future!!

    You need to consider release and development schedules. At this point, R20 is finished outside of bugfixing, development on R21 has already started. The next few months are for the manuals to be written, tutorials recorded and webpages crafted before release at the end of the year. So sure, they're leaving a few months before release, but in reality their work is done, at this point the rest of the work to do is a formality. Also keep in mind, although there is a handover deadline for when the new guy takes over, there has been and will continue to be a handover phase where the old guard are helping the new guy get settled. As for why all three at once, well that's easy, there's one contract. Probably it's best to think of all three as a single act. If Penn and Teller are hired to do a job, should Penn or Teller leave, the contract is void and the venue probably doesn't want to have the show done by one half of a double act. This is something the 3 bosses have discussed and chosen to do.
  6. £9,500 for a graphics card ?

    This card has nothing to do with bitcoin mining, its grossly poor value for money. Its just a super fast gpu for whoever needs the fastest card available. In a nutshell, you'd have to either be mad, or have super specific requirements to buy this card.
  7. Animation tutorial

    Happy animation day! I originally made a short video about quaternion rotations, but then it got a little out of hand and the next thing you know, bam!, you've got an entire 5 hour animation course recorded. So, here we go with the free video, quaternion rotations, a simple harmless little checkbox, but one which when explained can save your sanity. You know how sometimes objects wobble around badly when you rotate them? well yeah, it fixes that, have a watch here. If you like this one, consider grabbing the whole lot. Good for anyone that has never animated a thing in their life, good for professionals who want to know about all the cool buttons they're probably missing. https://www.3dfluff.com/video/animation/ 20% off this week, use the code "cappucino"
  8. Viewport Secrets

    Cinema 4D R19 viewport secrets free video https://youtu.be/SlYdvYm5dFI
  9. 3 New tutorial videos

    I've been a busy bunny for you this week! First there's a new free video on youtube, part 2 of my Sketch and Toon introduction. Today's video covers how to use the various shading systems such as the art shader, spots and hatch. Part 1, Lines: Part 2, Shading: The second video is a short 12 minute piece from my new Modern Exteriors tutorial. In this video we go over how to set up your own sky gradient manually. Great for anyone that has been struggling with getting the physical sky object to play ball Sky Gradients: And finally is the larger video I have been working on for the past month. Cinema 4D R19 Modern Exterior Architecture. This is a 6 hour video collection which covers how to take a typical dull CAD file and transform it into a pretty snazzy looking render. It straddles the line between realism and still maintaining a certain illustrated look. You will need at least R16 due to the use of reflectance and light mapping. https://www.3dfluff.com/video/exterior/ 25% off this week with the code "cafeaddict" I'm keen as ever to hear any feedback, what you think of the videos, what you'd like to see next etc.
  10. Sketch and Toon Tutorial

    Free Cinema 4D Sketch and Toon lines tutorial is up! :) https://youtu.be/eLG3cqMgweE
  11. Modern Exteriors Tutorial Update

    The new Modern Exteriors video is 80% edited, looking like we'll have about 6.5 hours when everything is finished. Hopefully it will be available later this week.
  12. The new Modern Exteriors video is 80% edited, looking like we'll have about 6.5 hours when everything is finished. Hopefully it will be available later this week.


  13. Improving Imported Models

    Improving your projects, how to fix and enhance imported 3D models in Cinema 4D R19. In this video I pick apart a user's scene, going over materials, lights and modelling. https://youtu.be/pJVYtGc9rRs
  14. Displacement modelling tutorial

    Here's this weeks freebie :) How to model screwthreads using nothing but gradients and displacement.
  15. Product viz tutorial

    Currently working on a new tutorial. Other products will include a chocolate bar and foil pouch. Any other requests?