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arail

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  • First Name
    Alex
  • Last Name
    Manuele
  • C4D Ver
    BodyPaint (Standalone)
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    Brooklyn, NY
  • Interests
    3D modeling

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  1. Studio MSA Price Increase

    The email says the MSA hasn't been increased since the year it began - 2008. And in the Americas this will only affect the Studio version.
  2. Object not seen but shadow is?

    Thanks so much, as is so often the case with your replies - made my day easier and more productive.
  3. Simple question - is there a way to not see an object but to see it's shadow in a render? Client wants to see the shadow of a mannequin projected on a wall but not the mannequin itself. Thanks in advance for any suggestions
  4. How Does Autodesk Cinema 4D Sound?

    I'm not sure that Bloomberg Tech can be so easily dismissed as 'fabricated crapola'. In fact, my concern about this is magnified due to the source.
  5. Houdini 16.5 looks amazing

    I have some interest in Houdini and would like to more about it but whenever there's a Houdini thread, I just skim the first couple of lines of every post and don't bother to drill down to the details because Houdini threads always become .... like this. Redshift threads, Octane threads, Corona threads - I always learn something new. But Houdini threads are like wandering out on a battlefield, trying to dodge the cross fire.
  6. Black Friday 2017 - Post your deals here

    Entered this code but no discount showed up - or is the discount already factored in on the product page? Anyone know?
  7. Never understood why Cinema leaves vertices behind after deleting a polygon. Now I see how it can be useful. I work primarily in Rhino and every so often I'll find when I'm working close in on a model that I've accidentally deleted something on the far side. Then I have to undo, undo, undo ..... etc. This would solve that problem.
  8. old coin texture

    Thanks - exactly what I was looking for
  9. Any advice on how to achieve this texture of a worn coin (highlights on the top edges, gunk in the concavities)? Modo has an occlusion pass for individual materials but I can't figure out something similar in C4D. Thanks in advance for any direction you can provide.
  10. The Birth of Motion Graphics

    Imagine how futuristic that must have looked in 1936
  11. I'm playing with Corona in C4D also but another option is Thea. I use Thea in Rhino and am very happy with it.
  12. MSA

    Are you sure about that? I assumed the MSA was for one year starting whenever you bought it. Am I wrong ? I purchased an MSA mid year because it was on sale and because I wanted to get away from the August 'should I or shouldn't I' routine. My license is for BP so it's only a few hundred bucks and I'm happier just knowing it's already paid for when August rolls around.
  13. metalcollection

    Kept trying to get a certain look, got frustrated, saw this, downloaded. Client is happy now. Thanks a lot.
  14. How much to charge?

    One thing to keep in mind - clients often don't know how long things take. When they come to you with an unrealistic schedule and you're not able to complete the project in time, they think it's fair not to pay. It's not so much they intend to rip you off but they've created an impossible situation without knowing they've done so and then blame you for the consequences. It's part of our job as the artist to give them an estimate of how long projects will actually take. As others have said - make sure you get a reasonable amount of money up front.
  15. Cinema 4D R19 discussion!

    I'm a Bodypaint user and I was disappointed about how few improvements are available to Prime and Bodypaint. But I understand it - MAXON can't win one way or the other. If most of the new features are available to the lower cost versions, Studio users complain that they're being overcharged. If they're not available to Prime and Bodypaint customers, MAXON gets criticized from the other direction. I'll be happy with the new viewport and I expect that next time around many of the new features such as UV tools will be for Bodypaint. So, I'll wait. (not quite sure how that quote got attached to my post)

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