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  1. So as the original post stated. Functionality is being removed for perpetual owners in a push to get subscriber money. The End.
  2. For the next few months yes. Then after that. No. As per the original post, I am concerned about not being able to re-access some scripts/addons in CV Tools that I consoider essential and should be part of the package. I'm not I that bothered about accessing the tutorials etc.
  3. I asked MAXON about this last week. Their answer is below. Basically Cineversity access is Subscruption only after the end of the year (as the MSA doesn't exist it cant be renewed). Shame. "Since Cineversity is tied to the MSA and MAXON's Cinema 4D Subscriptions, your Cineversity expired on the same date. However, due to the Covid situation, MAXON has decided to give Cineversity subscriptions to all users of Cinema 4D license holders until the end of the year."
  4. Normally you would use a layer shader with AO as a mask to make this sort of thing. (theres no curvature map with Corona unfortuantely.) But if you want to be really specific about the placement, then you'll need to UV unwrap and paint the textures yourself.
  5. Indeed. Blocking access to Cineversity for people with a valid licence is absolutely ridiculous. Taking simple functionally away from people will drive them to other DCCs, not subscriptions. Very sad
  6. Pure magic! Thanks for all these
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. Why not just publish the information? Is it a secret?
  10. 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
  11. rfanoni

    Wrinkles and Folds

    I wonder if you could use something from this technique as a starting point:
  12. 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
  13. 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. Rea
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. one noise displacing a sphere for the undulations and another noise added into volume builder in subtract mode for the holes?
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Not wishing to hijack the thread. But I'm also running r21 on a new 16' mbp. And while I'm not using pro-render (I'm Corona)... I do find there's something a bit odd sometimes. There's more crashes than I'm used to with cinema. Heavy files particularily seem to be causing issues. Its difficult to pinpoint the problem. Is it r21, catalina, or the MBP hardware... time will tell I guess.
  22. It would be excellent if that is the case. A .5 release for those of us on r21 perpetual is going in a good direction! (If its sub only - ie an extra €700 next september...... well.... you could guess my response)
  23. My cynical side thought that perhaps a feature was being held back from the main release.... with it being added to the subscription release as an incentive to get people on that train. I dearly hope that is not the case.
  24. In r20 I would often render on my workstation and keep working on my laptop - which worked well (as long as the wifi was turned off so they werent on the same network). I found this incredibly useful, but reaslise that its not structly allowable in terms of the licence. In r21 this is no longer possible unfortunately. There has to be a single running copy linked to the the licence server (which I loathe). As a solo freelancer, the chance of me buying a second licence is precisely nil - so MAXON will not make extra money form this. They will just make my workflow more cl
  25. They are not materials per se. The objects have been assigned a display colour (see example attached).
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