Cinema 4D Plugin
Cinema 4D Plugin

climbingair

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    Vance
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    Bowman
  • C4D Ver
    18 Studio
  1. Screen recording attached. Sorry for the low resolution. It was the only way I could get it small enough to attach. I've made a section for the different view options in the "V" menu. I'm coming from modo so I'm used to having the different views mapped to a pie menu. I've tried to recreate that. Thanks for the help everyone! C4D_Navigation_Issue_480.mov
  2. I am using cameras. For setting up the renders. But for tumbling around the viewport to arrange lighting and objects, I'm not. Should I be? Is that what you are suggesting?
  3. R18.048
  4. Here's my navigation preferences.
  5. I often work with relatively small objects about the size of a 250mm cube. When I switch to one of the top, bottom, or side views, then switch back to perspective, the view automatically adjusts to fit the entire scene. So then I have to zoom all the way back in. Once in a while this isn't a big deal, but over and over, it's really annoying. Any way to change that?
  6. It basically assigns a texture to the vertices of a surface. but it allows you to assign randomness to the size and rotation of each "instance" of the texture while blending them together. It's awesome for quickly assigning an image map of concrete to a floor while avoiding the obvious tiling. You can also drop in a group of images and it will randomly assign each image to a different vertex on the surface. See attached screenshot from the modo docs.
  7. Bummer. Any technique for achieving something similar?
  8. Is there anything like Modo's texture replicators in Cinema?
  9. How do I mask materials with a bitmap image? Modo has a group mask feature that allows me to drop in an image or procedural that will mask one material from another. How do I replicate that functionality with the physical render?
  10. Thanks Rectro, That's perfect.
  11. I used to Modo which has a feature called motion paths. I've been told Maya has a similar feature. Basically it allows you to adjust the path of an animated object with bezier type handles on the animated path itself. If so, any pointers on what it's called so I can search the technique properly?
  12. Just to be fair, Foundry does have a different development process for Modo than MAXON has for C4D. What was revealed in the 11.0 release is the first of three releases each approximately 4 months apart. Modo 10.0 was not a very broad release either, but by the time they got to 10.2, they had implemented many new features across the board while greatly improving the stability. Let's not forget the drama surrounding weak R16 and R17 releases.
  13. As a long time modo user trying to learn a little c4d, one of the biggest things I miss is that beautiful render engine. I find it much simpler to create physically based shaders. It's preview is awesome, and now it's possible to use the preview render as the final render engine if you don't want to mess with any settings, just set it to final quality and full resolution, lock it down, and walk away. It'll render till it's perfectly noise free.
  14. Thanks guys. Elementza, I'll have to try those out.
  15. Would you guys recommend any tutorial series for someone relatively experienced in the world of 3D? A lot of the intro tutorials I see for C4D are so beginner focused I feel like I'm wasting time learning yet again what a polygon is and the differences between translation and rotation.