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  1. Lighting beneath shelves

    Thank you very much for this.
  2. Lighting beneath shelves

    Not important about seeing the light source as it's tucked under the shelves, more about the lighting. And yes! Thank you - it's the area light i need and I assume I can add IES to this! Thanks - just downloaded some nice IES's too will have a play Cheers!
  3. Lighting beneath shelves

    Thanks Rectro that is really helpful! The shelves are very long and will have long strip lights.. I can't seem to scale the spot light so it's long and thin so I can add the IES light to this. The only option is to make many of them close together? Thanks
  4. Hi, I have a scene from a friend where he wants realistic looking lighting coming from beneath the shelves. I've tried to create a tube with luminance but it's coming out a bit patchy and not looking like nice smooth lighting when rendered. Is there any other settings I need to consider or can someone maybe suggest a different approach? Thanks Y
  5. Modelling a giant scene

    Sounds like a fun project, I think this would take me over a year to get this to look nice! If I were to approach this I would initially block out the scene using primitives to try and get the composition right. Once happy, would focus on one small piece at a time until it was complete. The thing I think would be difficult is this is a flat image and therefore you can't see details on the back of things. If you wanted to view this at different angles, you would have to invent and design quite a lot of the scene from scratch.
  6. Cinema 4d for iPad?

    I have used the astro pad app to mirror from my mac to my ipad and used the apple pencil for C4D directly 'drawing' in to the screen to perform functions. Takes a bit of getting used to but I enjoy working this way. For certain things though (I think the pen tool comes to mind) when you need to 'hover' it can be a problem as the apple pencil and ipad don't support hover, as Wacoms do. Please someone correct me if I'm wrong!
  7. Ah this sounds very complex for a beginner to rigging animation. Is there a better place to start? I might message HSrdelic later today to ask him about purchasing this, if possible :) Thanks for the tips
  8. Hi for my next self initiated animation, I want to create a scene which includes a close up of a hand holding something (think american football) and the hand / arm leaning back, moving forward and releasing the ball.. the hand will be very simple, not realistic maybe cartoon like, (maybe this kind of style on the image included). I am comfortable with modelling this but never rigged in Cinema 4D before so am new to this. Are there any killer tutorials out there which I definitely should watch as an intro to rigging? My confusion comes from there being so many approaches to rigging that I'm not sure where I should start. Any other advice would also be great! And thanks :)
  9. Simple animation question

    Thanks Cerbera, as shown in MJohnnys example file! This worked for what I needed, Thanks both.
  10. Simple animation question

    Thanks! That worked a treat! Nice one, I would have been banging my head against the wall all night trying to figure that out :)
  11. Hi all. so I am creating a scene where a screen is off (black) and then later on in the sequence the screen turns on (bright) ... I have a texture for 'off' and have 'Set Selection' for this off material... Is there a way I can edit the values of this selection so the material changes as the screen comes on over the course of the animation? I'm sure the answer is fairly simple but can't seem to figure it out :) Thanks in advance! Y
  12. Sharp camera turn

    Yes I think It's difficult to do this with the crane as there seems to be issues with the amount of swing circumference!.. Reason I had it set up on the crane is because before the shot I sketched out there is other pans and zooms etc that utilise the crane well and wanted to keep it in here. I'm going to have to re-think this one! Cheers
  13. Sharp camera turn

    hey, so please see the attached if this helps to what I'm trying to do.. Excuse the quick sketch I'm at work! So Basically the cam is pointing at 'A' and then 'B' comes up from behind (outside the cam view).. The cam then 'sharply' and 'smoothly' Rotates to point at 'B' as it comes towards'A' .... This sounds simple enough even to me but the problem I have is the camera ends up swinging in a very large circumference taking in unwanted parts of the scene.... I currently have this set up on a camera crane and it's proper annoyin' me haha.. I'm sure there must be a simple solution to this!
  14. Sharp camera turn

    Thanks for the replies all. I'm going to take another look at this later on tonight based on advice above. If still struggling will upload the file or an example of what I mean. Cheers :)
  15. Sharp camera turn

    Hello, So I have a scene where I am focussing in on a particular point but then I want the camera to suddenly swing sharply as something comes in from behind. This is just one option. The other option is to switch cams but I want to test to see which works best. I've been messing with the settings on the Camera Crane but can't seem to get a sharp turn, as it always swings 180 but around a very large circumference. Is it best to use the motion camera for this? .. The only thing is I want smooth movements and not handheld shaky ones. Any tips much appreciated :)