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    Co-founder of C4D Cafe, Road Cycling, Collecting James Bond memorabilia

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  1. The UV map itself is fine. Could be you need a higher resolution texture map to paint on e.g. 8000 x 8000
  2. Correct, UV's are independent of texture resolution. If you want your texture to be more detailed / sharper you can: Make the texture map higher resoltion Make the UV's bigger Separate the parts so that you can make the UV's bigger by giving each part it's own UV map (and texture). Technically you can have multiple UV maps in C4D but it gets complex. If C4D was any good it would support Udims. These are UV tiles where you can have multiple UV tiles within a single UV map. You then spread the UV islands out over multiple tiles. You can then assign separate textures to each tile. Yes, ideally UV's should all be proportional to each other. Just depends on what you're doing. This is where applying a UV Checker texture helps. You can then scale UV islands to look the same scale. Plus you see if you have any stretching or bleeding.
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    David McGavran Interview

    Yeah they need to make purchasing less restrictive. For instance I can't buy Cinema 4D from a USA reseller as I have done for other 3D apps. I'm restricted to an Australian or New Zealand distributor.
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    animate extrude through several splines

    I would do it with a Boolean as well. A render boolean using the old render boolean plugin would be even better. No idea if it works with newer versions of C4D.
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    MAXON Prices - Give us your feedback!

    Things will settle down after everything to do with the new core is rolled out.
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    MAXON Prices - Give us your feedback!

    My understanding from my time as a Beta tester is the C4D SDK is one of the best to work with SDK's. Unless you have some actual experience using the C4D SDK then I think you're incorrect.
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    MAXON Prices - Give us your feedback!

    Free educational version of Cinema 4D here: https://www.MAXON.net/en/training/educational-solutions/educational-solutions/students/ Low cost student version with a few less restrictions also available.
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    MAXON Prices - Give us your feedback!

    I don't accept that. There are plenty of us hobbyists paying for our 3D software as we can afford it. What I spend on my 3D hobby is peanuts compared to my cycling hobby. Studio is way over priced in my opinion. It wouldn't be so bad if you didn't have to supplement it with X-Particles and some other UV editing and 3D painting software. At the end of the day people should vote with their wallets and use / pay for whatever suits them. For me this is currently Modo but I'm tinkering with Blender as some things it does really well and of course it's free. It's certainly well worth keeping an eye on over the next few years. Nigel / 3DKiwi
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    Rigging Guitar Strings

    The file is no longer hosted on the cafe's server. Suggest you play around with the jiggle deformer. I would also suggest some motion blur on them as well.
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    Constraining cloned objects to volume

    I would use dynamics as this would keep the objects within the e. Just start with a slightly bigger E then animate it slightly reducing in scale from frame -30 to -5 to fit in the smaller E.
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    how can Blender be free?

    Just tried it in component mode i.e. vertex, edge and polygon. You can select an element by holding the right mouse button down a bit. Not that useful I reckon. What would be more useful if things were like Modo where you select elements with the left mouse button as you do in C4D but right clicking defines where the modelling axis / action centre is.
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    how can Blender be free?

    Yes. Check out the promo video. Gotta love those materials!! Course cost $60 on Gumroad. Really enjoying it.
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    how can Blender be free?

    Here's what I'm working on in Blender at the moment. Have to say I'm warming to Blender but it's modelling tools are still away behind C4D and Modo. However it handles a lot of stacked modifiers (deformers) much better than either C4D or Modo. The model makes heavy use of the shrinkwrap modifier where you have a hidden high res mesh. Then on top of it you have your mesh that you cut holes out of. By shrinkwrapping the lower res sub-d mesh on to the high res mesh you maintain correct curvature, something you often lose when Sub-d modelling.
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    Contest maybe?

    Bring back the challenges. No need for prizes. Just keep the themes simple so that people can make something with say less than 10 hours work. .e.g. one only chess piece, bedside lamp, a hand tool, face mask etc. Then there's no issue if not many people enter.
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    Contest maybe?

    Great. The last couple of versions have introduced procedural modelling which I'm really digging.