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  1. Hello folks, First, it's been a long time since I have been around. Life had gotten the best of me and the creative drive I once had. I am now getting all of that back finally. Which brings me to this question. I am looking for techniques in creating environments for, say, architectural renders. I have a beautiful building, nice texturing, and lighting; however, how do I create a convincing background environment that is animation friendly. I can do static easily enough with still pictures, but they do not lend themselves to animation or 360 walk around. I have played with this for years without much success. Any resources or tips? Thanks. Jeff
  2. Hello Sigor,


    I don't think we know each other but I am a "C4dCafe Oldtimer" since 2004.  I compiled an IES lighting collection and have had a recent request for the library I compiled; however, it appears that since the changes of late this file is no longer available.  Can I arrange to upload that again so that members can access this rather interesting and helpful IES lighting collection?  It's size is roughly 250 MB.  Please let me know.  Thank you...



    1. Igor


      Hi Jeff, of course...but that file is too big. Can you upload it to Dropbox and just share link instead of whole file? You could upload one IES light with description and provide Dropbox link with other lights. Is that ok with you?




    2. whthawk


      Sure, let me explore options.  Is it a problem to host the file as is once I have it available outside IPB upload restrictions?  There are thousands of IES files in the library.

    3. whthawk




      Please find my IES collection here:  http://1drv.ms/1RU59Fr  This is a OneDrive file share and you should be able to download it and put it where it needs to go.  Please let me know where I can find it since I have a person recently that would like to have this.  Thank you sir!



  3. Added bonus. It's funny how little you know until you really need something. Like most I am sure you likely have a hierarchy of files and folders that contain your Cinema files. I changed the root folder to "Large icons" and then drilled down to the next level where the display was back to details (the thumbnail dll does not deal with details, list, or small icons). So I wondered how to apply "Large icons" down through the child objects of my Cinema data folder. Again, google. There I found that if you select a root folder as in my case my the Cinema data folder, right click, select Properties, click the Customize tab, locate and set "Optimize this folder for:" drop down list to Pictures, and check mark the box "Also apply this template to all subfolders" it will set this property for all files and folders at and below the folder in question. Hyper cool. FYI.
  4. This is how I just go it to work after a google search and a touch of trolling around. Run cmd.exe as administrator. You can find it under Windows System folder on the start menu (Windows 10 start button, click the list icon below the power icon, scroll down to Windows System...) That is just for those who are still exploring Windows 10 navigation. Right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. In my case, once that opens, type exactly quotes and all for x64 windows installation: regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\MAXON\CINEMA 4D R14\resource\libs\win64\win_thumbnail.dll" For Windows 32 bit, append a space and (x86) to look like: regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\MAXON\CINEMA 4D R14\resource\libs\win64\win_thumbnail.dll" Be sure to use your specific Cinema location. I am a fan of exploring to the folder that contains the file, click in the path bar, it will convert to a proper command prompt path, copy it (CTRL-C), and use the paste command by clicking the cmd icon on the upper left corner of the command prompt window: Edit -> Paste. I can't speak for anything above R14 at this point. Let me know if you have revision above R14 and if it worked for you. I'm not saying that this necessary, but I rebooted after this since I also had updates to deal with. I then explored out to my Cinema data folder where I keep all of my c4d files. However, thumbnails failed to appear. I then went into Cinema, located the first c4d file in the directory listing, opened it, and the did a "Save as..." as the original filename. I then check the data folder again and viola! Curious to know more, I found that Save itself also works. The site I found specifically mentioned "Save as..." in their solution so it was not necessarily complete in its description. I also had it working in Win7, but since Cinema is as portable as it is, I simply moved the installation (much faster than an actual fresh install). This means that the installer never has a chance to register that particular dll. Now I wonder what else might be FUBARed like this. I have not run across anything, but that is not saying much. Again, my apologies if you know your way around and take exception to the detailed description. Share your findings please. Jeff
  5. thanks for your knight

    i used it

    i displayed it in my gallery

  6. You bet! Thank you for your kind words.


  7. many, many thanks for your ies collection. you did a realy hard and fantastic job!

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