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  1. I work in a team of one. So it's been a long while since I workd with other peoples files. But the susbscription debacle has got me thinking - what is the the state of backward compatibility these days? Specifically - if I started using a subscrition of s22/23/etc for a year or so but then cancelled my sub. Whould I then be able to open and edit the files that I'd made in s22/23 in R21 or R20? Naturally newer fancy features wouldn't work properly. But a standard sort of file with just a polymodel/camera/lights/mograph cloner for example should work fine? Or will it refuse to open?
  2. Actually I just got an email from my reseller " A. Sidegrade for users with an active MSA... ...Your active MSA does not give you free access to Cinema 4D S22. Therefore you need to turn your MSA to Subscription, which is the new way to be up-to-date with Cinema 4D. When sidegrading your MSA to Subscription you hand in your Perpetual R21. Doesn't look like you keep r21 perpetual to me! Confusion reigns - as it has done for the last year
  3. Why not just publish the information? Is it a secret?
  4. For irridecent effects you could try adding Fresnel shader with a coloured gradient into the reflection colour slot. THe last shot just looks like there s a bump/displacement map of narrow horizintal lines on the glass surface
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    Wrinkles and Folds

    I wonder if you could use something from this technique as a starting point:
  6. Without a scene file or more information we have no idea what you're doing wrong. Consider attaching a (simplified) scene and someone will probably look at it
  7. God, i know i’m repeating what’s already been said elsewhere. But it’s really expensive. Actually I’d be happy to pay top-dollar if i thought i was getting the best Product out there. But when you consider that you really need to pay separately for a decent render engine and decent particle system ON TOP, you really have to ask if c4d is what you should spend your money on going forward. I will add myself to the growing line of non-upgraders this year. I would be interested in knowing the breakdown of individuals compared to companies buying licences though. Reading these forums it sometimes feels like the majority of posters are freelancers/independents. You would assume the buyers in most larger commercial environments don’t really care about using their company software 10 years later, and would prefer the simpler subscription model for their yearly budget requests.
  8. Corona is very good and is a CPU renderer. It's what I use as I work across different platforms. As the Macpro uses AMD technology rather than Nvidea you're going to be very limited in your GPU renderer options until Redshift supports metal
  9. While I havent specifically looked at your file. There is a brand new tutorial from Niko Schatz using toilet paper below. Take a look at thet first Tutorial Part 1: https://youtu.be/QqdSbPSyn1Y Tutorial Part 2: https://youtu.be/3qjx3iaV6Aw
  10. one noise displacing a sphere for the undulations and another noise added into volume builder in subtract mode for the holes?
  11. Hi EAlexander, do you have any clear conclusions on Redshift compared to Corona yet? I'm really interested in image quality and ease of use rather than render speed. (I'm a stills guy) I'm using Corona on my laptop as I'm mac based - and am very happy with it. But was wondering if there was much to be gained by adding Redshift to my home workstation? Love the sketchbook BTW
  12. Hmmm, from experience, glass 'problems' are frequently not really problems at all. But rather the material reflecting/refracting something in the environment or lighting that you weren't expecting. That said - try going to Mode > Modelling > Mesh Checking first, just to be sure. And definitely untick use edge breaks in the phong tab
  13. Ha! Yep - sounds like work in almost every industry! Big companies are bureaucratic. Sociopaths and self promoters get to wield the power. But hey, I’d rather be doing this than working down a coal mine
  14. I bought a PC last year. I concentrated my energy getting the specs right - but in reality the thing I still find most unsettling is the monitor. Definitely allow for a good chunk of money to make the adjustment from the imac's excellent screen easier! Also - why not get a high spec threadripper and stick with Corona instead. There is a good coversation on builds here: https://corona-renderer.com/forum/index.php?topic=21416.780
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