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  1. Hi everyone, I'm sharing my Cinema 4D library of more than 1800 architectural profiles with you. It used to be a commercial product for a while, but as of now it is available for free. I made this libarary about 7 years ago in Release 13. It will NOT work in versions older than R12. All profiles are based on real-world references and scaled to real-world dimensions. You can downlaod the library here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/e4pshf0wast7919/arch_profile_collection.7z?dl=0 I hope you'll enjoy this huge collection of architectural profiles! Cheers, contrafibbularities
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    150 Free Jigsaw Puzzles for C4D

    Hi everyone, Today, I'm releasing my free jigsaw puzzle library for Cinema 4D (R12 or newer). The library contains 150 different jigsaw puzzles, sorted according to their shape. All puzzles are based on photo references and 2D graphics images I found on Shutterstock, Printerest, etc. You can download the library here: Jigsaw Puzzle Library File There's a short video on the library you can watch on Vimeo: I hope you'll enjoy the jigsaw puzzles! Cheers, contrafibbularities Some examples from the library:
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    1800 Free Architectural Profiles for C4D

    You're welcome, guys!
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    1800 Free Architectural Profiles for C4D

    @cerbera, Igor and Lubo You're welcome! :-)
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    C4D Cafe - Steam Punk Project

    That's quite an ambitiuous and interesting project you've set in motion here! I'll definitely be following it to see where it is going. Good luck! :-)
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    Free C4D trainings / Important Cafe news

    Nice move! Releasing these videos for free will certainly make a lot of people happy. Not least, I guess, because elsewhere there seems to be a trend recently to charge ridiculous amounts for C4D training. I bought most of VertexPusher's training sets up to R18 (and they were all reasonably priced and affordable, in my opinion), and I can highly recommend them. I hope you'll achieve what you want by making your work available to everyone! Cheers, contrafibbularities
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    330 Free Chinese Patterns for Cinema 4D

    You're welcome, Vertex Helix!
  8. Hi everyone, I've just finished an object library filled with 330 Chinese patterns I modelled on the basis of photo references and 2D graphics images, and I'd like to share this library with you. Each of the 330 patterns comes both as a polygon object and a spline object, so you'll have 660 objects to play around with. You can download the free library here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5xeddl0y42j2knb/chinese patterns UD01.lib4d?dl=0 All objects as well as the library were done with Cinema 4D R18 and will work at least in R14 or better. I hope you'll enjoy the library! Cheers, contrafibbularities
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    330 Free Chinese Patterns for Cinema 4D

    You're welcome, bentraje! :-) Have a great weekend!
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    330 Free Chinese Patterns for Cinema 4D

    You're welcome! :-)
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    330 Free Chinese Patterns for Cinema 4D

    Thank you very much, guys! :-)
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    SDS Excercise 07 (Full Tutorial)

    You won't regret it if you do. I agree with Dan. I'm only using a handful of the scripts from the bundle, but it's still worth it. Even Distribution is the one I use most, I think. It kind of changed the way I model because, especially with curved shapes and SDS, I can improvise much more. I can add some edges where I need them, or remove them, then even out the spacing between them with that script and still maintain a smooth curve. Cheers, contrafibbularities
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    SDS Excercise 07 (Full Tutorial)

    SDS Excercise 07 (Full Tutorial) In SDS excercise number 7 we continue practicing modelling with subdivision surfaces. Once again I am using an object from a free kitbash library as a reference. If you want to give it a shot, you can download the project file here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dc8s66og7z2v9po/SDS Excercise 007 start file.7z?dl=0 I hope you like the video. As usual, thank you very much for watching!
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    SDS Excercise 07 (Full Tutorial)

    Thanks, guys, I'm happy to hear you liked the video. @DanSlK Thanks for catching that! Yes, I used the Even Distribution Script from the HB Modeling Bundle there, and I should have mentioned it in the video. Using that script has become second nature for me, I sometimes seem to forget it is not part of the C4D tool set and there's people out there who don't now these scripts yet. Feel free to kick my butt about it again if I forget to mention it in the next video. :-)
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    Circular Jigsaw Puzzle

    This a tutorial on using the spline tools in Cinema 4D. In this first set of videos we will learn the basics and create a circular jigsaw puzzle. I made these tutorials because I think the C4D spline tools are great for creating Illustrator-style shapes, and they're actually pretty easy to use. No Illustrator files will be used in this tutorial. It's strictly C4D. In the second set of tutorials (I'll create a separate blog entry for those) we will build on the knowledge learned in this tutorial and make a more complicated shape (heart-shaped jigsaw puzzle). Enjoy the tutorial! I apologize for the multiple links.I split this tutorial into eleven lessons For a while I thought it's a good idea to do short chapters rather than one long video. I'll probably go back to doing longer videos instead. Anyway, I thought I'd post all the links in this entry rather than just one so you don't have to search for the rest on Vimeo.
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    HSE 03: Detailed SciFi Floor Panel

    HS Excercise 03: Detailed SciFi Floor Panel: In this 3.5 hour tutorial we will be modeling a highly detailed scifi floor panel. The object is based on a model from a kitbash set by Vitaly Bulgarov: https://vitalybulgarov.com/3d-kitbash/sci-fi-floor-panels We will be building a clean mesh from scratch, starting from a simple plane. I will show you my approach to modeling hard surface details, and how I integrate areas with lots of details into areas with little or no details. You can download a project with three Cinema 4D files we will be using: start_file.c4d, detail_01.c4d, and detail_02.c4d: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0fvv48a5n0whsgq/Project files.7z?dl=0 I hopy you will enjoy the tutorial. Thank you for watching! Cheers, Contrafibbularities
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    Dials - Wheel of Tools

    Nice idea! Thanks for making this available!
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    RingLoop

    This is really handy for modeling. Thank you!
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    Scroll2Object

    This is really useful. Thanks a lot!
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    Changes to blog entries

    Hi, Not sure if this is the right place to post this. When you make changes to older blog entries (correct typos, add a feature image, for example), your blog entry gets moved back to the top of the "latest" blog entry list. In my opinion, it shouldn't do that. It will appear to many as if it's a new entry when it really isn't. Do you think it might be a good idea to change that in a future forum software update? Cheers, contrafibbularities
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    Changes to blog entries

    Thanks for letting me know, Igor! I'll not make any changes to my older entries then. Glad I noticed after the first change yesterday. I almost spammed the blog section with my old stuff... Hope you can get this fixed eventually. Cheers, contrafibbularities
  22. In SDS excercise number 7 we continue practicing modelling with subdivision surfaces. Once again I am using an object from a free kitbash library as a reference. This is a fairly quick and simple one. Currently there only is this 4-minute time lapse version of the tutorial. If you want to give it a shot, you can download a reference image for modelling here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9y2kfwef6t0zv4g/SDS Excer 007 ref image.png?dl=0 I rendered the reference image with an alpha channel. If you add it to your background, switch "Alpha" to "Normal" in your viewport settings. I hope you like the video. As usual, thank you very much for watching! Cheers, contrafibbularities
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    Arched Window Question

    Well, that was quick... :-) Nice job! If you're happy, I'm happy too. Recording the tutorial wasn't that much work, and I enjoy making them when I have time. Glad I could help! Cheers, contrafibbularities
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    Arched Window Question

    Quote "well thank you so much! take your time, no rush! i downloaded the HB bundle and am loving it!" My pleaseure. :-) If you do lot of modeling, the HB Bundle is well worth the money, you won't regret getting it. Quite a few of those scripts should be modeling features in C4D itself, if you ask me. I'm not surprised you like it. Most of the time it's useful little helpers that make your modeling life a lot easier, and not the fancy stuff that is advertised. The Even Distribution Script allows you to change the geometry and then quickly and easily even out the result without screwing up the shape. Extremely useful on curved surfaces when you do SDS modeling. Cheers, contrafibbularities
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    Arched Window Question

    I've uploaded the video to Vimeo. It's about 20 minutes and probably not totally beginner-friendly, but at least you can see my approach to modeling this arched window. If you have any questions, we can discuss them here. To be honest, without the Even Distribution script from the HB Modeling Bundle, I would not go to all the trouble trying to even out the geometry and create quads everywhere. I forgot to get rid of one N-gon, but I hope you'll forgive me. :-) By the way, I checked out bezo's file and really liked the solution he came up with in order to create a clean transition between those arched sections. Pretty clever, and it goes to show that there are many ways to do certain things and get almost exactly the same result. Cheers, contrafibbularities

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