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About briankoko

  • Birthday 07/16/1976

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  • First Name
    Brian
  • Last Name
    Kokoszka
  • C4D Ver
    19.024 Studio
  • Location
    Los Angeles
  • Interests
    Animation, film, visual effects

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  1. Upgrade: Student to Professional License

    I never heard of that option but it seems like it might be possible: https://www.MAXON.net/en-us/training/educational-solutions/educational-solutions/students/license-information-free/
  2. 3d World issue 237 c4d special

    This looks like a great issue, especially for C4d users, 35 pages dedicated to the software for anyone interested. https://www.creativebloq.com/news/become-a-cinema-4d-pro-with-issue-237-of-3d-world
  3. Image Sequence

    Also make sure to check the 'Animate Preview' box in the material panel. This way the image sequence within the material will play in the viewport.
  4. Interview with MAXON CEO Paul Babb

    School of motion did a really nice interview with MAXON CEO Paul Babb, I put a link to the podcast below. https://www.schoolofmotion.com/podcast/paul-babb-interview
  5. C4D R20 - what do you guys expect?

    I would also like to see some additions to the vfx section. Fluids, smoke and the like so I won't have to spend a fortune on additional plugins. I bought x-partilces 3 a few years ago and got a free upgrade to 3.5. Back then it cost me about $350 for the plugin, now it'll cost about $393 just to upgrade to version 4. And a new license is almost $800. I just don't have the money for the upgrade nor to buy turbulence fd or realflow. For the cost of c4d and the increase in the MSA I expect some sort of native vfx tools. Even a native renderer that supports open vdb would be nice without having to buy a third party renderer. Don't get me wrong, I love MAXON but my situation is this. I work at a small studio where I convinced them to buy C4d Studio, since I am pretty new to c4d I do mainly smaller tasks, like blowing leaves, tiny butterflies things like that. To stay current and learn more about the software I bought a license of R17 a couple years back for home learning, never in my life did I think I would spend that much on software when I make no money freelancing. MAXON really needs to release a non-commercial learning edition or c4d Studio or an indie version. I don't care if the render is covered in watermarks, I just need something to learn on that won't cost my $3500 for a license and almost $1000 a year more every year, not including thousands of dollars in plugins. Houdini, max, maya have incredible fx tools. Modo and Lightwave allow you to import open VBD smoke from other programs. Blender ( which is free ) has some decent fluid and smoke capability plus Mantflow coming soon http://mantaflow.com for free and a nice looking flip fluid add one which is expected to cost under $100 https://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?445158-FLIP-Fluids-Addon-(Beta)-A-liquid-fluid-simulation-tool-for-Blender. If MAXON can incorporate and improve on Naive fx that would be great. Sorry if this seems like a rant, but this is what I'd like to see most in R20.
  6. UV mapping In Cinema 4D

    This tutorial from Greyscale Gorilla might be handy: https://greyscalegorilla.com/tutorials/intro-to-uvs-in-bodypaint/
  7. Leaving C4D-Land.

    It’s more along the line of adobe’s model. Once your subscription runs out you can no longer use your indie version. It’s good to have a free apprentice version to learn with. It’s more of a learning edition. More restricted, can’t use it for clients or to make money but perpetual. The full version of Houdini FX you can own the license you buy forever. You can get on an upgrade plan similar to MAXON’s MSA. But it costs allot more.
  8. MAXON Blogs US/UK

    Wow, very cool, subscribed, thank you.
  9. MAXON Blogs US/UK

    I recently stumbled on the MAXON UK blog http://blog.MAXON.co.uk/all and was like " why didn't I know about this? " There are tons of great resources here. Allot of tutorials and tons of tips, stuff I thought you can only find on Cineversity. The US blog is a bit different https://www.MAXON.net/en-us/news/MAXON-blog/. Mainly news related, which is fine, but is there a way to maybe combine the two into one area. Or maybe the US site can borrow some or the content from the UK site? I'm not sure about the logistics but I really like what I see on the UK blog site.
  10. Duplicating object loses hair

    This worked perfectly, thanks a bunch!
  11. Duplicating object loses hair

    Great! thank you, I will give that a try. Luckily there isn't any additional work in the second bee.
  12. Duplicating object loses hair

    A few images:
  13. Hello, I have an object ( a bee ) that has fur on it utilizing fur items. When I duplicate the bee, making a copy of it. Cntrl dragging, the new bee object does not have fur. Is there a way that I can have the new bee have fur as well?
  14. Background object question

    Great, thank you! I will go about it using a plane instead or the CV tool. All the best
  15. Hi I was wondering if it was possible to make the Background object behave more like an image plane in Maya or background object in modo. I would like to be able to view the background object from a different angel. Perhaps I should be using a different approach instead of a Background object? Maybe placing the image on a plane that is the same exact dimension as the background object? I've tired this but can never get it to be the exact dimension of the Background Object. In Maya and modo you can have an image plane linked to a camera, but when you view the scene through another camera or perspective you can move around the image plane making it easier to line up objects to the background. Sorry if my question is confusing. I have attached a few images to illustrate my question.

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