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arail

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    Alex
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    Manuele
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    BodyPaint (Standalone)
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    Brooklyn, NY
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  1. 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.
  2. old coin texture

    Thanks - exactly what I was looking for
  3. 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.
  4. The Birth of Motion Graphics

    Imagine how futuristic that must have looked in 1936
  5. I'm playing with Corona in C4D also but another option is Thea. I use Thea in Rhino and am very happy with it.
  6. 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.
  7. metalcollection

    Kept trying to get a certain look, got frustrated, saw this, downloaded. Client is happy now. Thanks a lot.
  8. 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.
  9. 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)
  10. New in Cinema 4D R19 - Full Feature List

    Will Prorender ship with Bodypaint?
  11. Cinema 4D R19 discussion!

    I think it's kind of funny that both Maya and Modo can justify this year's releases being short on new features by explaining that they're 'stability' releases. Cinema can't use that as a cover because it's always been rock solid. So, in effect, MAXON gets hammered for being the good guys. Presumably it takes longer to develop a new feature that's rock solid rather than Modo's past logic which seemed to be to release new features that were filled with bugs, rarely worked as advertised and often crashed the program and hope no one would notice.
  12. Cinema 4D R19 discussion!

    Just got around to reading the blog post. They should have titled it - No UV Tools, Maybe Next Year. I think it's what they were trying to say.
  13. Cinema 4D R19 discussion!

    Unfortunately, I was at fault there. I was new to the Cafe and I coined a term: Srekadelic to refer to Srek and HSrdelic both of whom were posting contra the complainers (I was a complainer back then). I didn't mean it as an insult - it was just a cool name, sort of a mash up between psychedelic and Srek and HSrdelic. But Srek took offense - maybe it sounds like something else in his native language. For me it was just a play on words.
  14. Cinema 4D R19 discussion!

    I think a distinction between a 3rd party renderer and UV tools is that the rendering options generally integrate into Cinema (Corona, V-Ray, Thea, etc.). Yes, you have to pay for them but once purchased they become a part of the Cinema environment. You get to work inside the base application. Not so with the UV options. You have to export, UV, and re-import. Maybe that's a minor pain but it still makes me feel that area of Cinema is lacking in a way the render issue isn't.
  15. Cinema 4D R19 discussion!

    I'm aware that modo is more stable now and it presents a dilemma for me. Modo's UV tools are already best in class and there are some minor improvements to them in modo 11. But I'm not sure that I can really justify keeping two applications up to date and I'm happier overall with Cinema than I ever was with modo. Come on MAXON - give us a summer surprise!

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