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  1. There hasn't been an official announcement about it as far as I know.
  2. Greatszalam

    CD plugins appear off-market, will MAXON step up?

    Interesting that @3DKiwi mentioned X-Particles and Cycles because Insydium's recent announcement features CD plugins! There are screenshots of them working in R20 in Insydium's R20 announcement post: https://insydium.ltd/news/latest-news/r20-compatible-x-particles-public-release-1st-november-2018/
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    What's next for the CD Plugins?

    Note: Cactus Dan's plugins look to be active again. There are screenshots of them working in R20 in Insydium's R20 announcement post: https://insydium.ltd/news/latest-news/r20-compatible-x-particles-public-release-1st-november-2018/
  4. Cactus Dan's plugins look to be active again. There are screenshots of them working in R20 in Insydium's R20 announcement post: https://insydium.ltd/news/latest-news/r20-compatible-x-particles-public-release-1st-november-2018/
  5. Greatszalam

    Cinema 4D R20 available NOW!

    Where did you get this student license from? MAXON wouldn't have been doing R19 four days ago...
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    CINEMA 4D R20 OVERVIEW

    You can package up shaders and expose certain controls, yes. These can be distributed or even sold. A good example of this is the uber shader that comes with R20. It's a material that looks a lot like the standard materials, but it's using the node-based system and is just exposing certain parameters. Here's a video that shows the node-based system: https://www.cineversity.com/vidplaytut/c4d_r20_create_shading_relationships_with_node-based_materials Here's a video that shows the uber shader: https://www.cineversity.com/vidplaytut/c4d_r20_built-in_material_assets_uber_material
  7. Greatszalam

    Full-Time position near Nashville

    If you've been looking for a good, stable job with a (mostly) normal Mon-Fri 8-5 work schedule. Have I got the job posting for you! This opening is for a full time Audiovisual Engineer position in a military contracted service corporation, dealing with military training and support on Fort Campbell, KY. Candidate will be assisting in script writing, directing, producing, filming, editing, creating motion graphics, 3D modeling/animating, and other production tasks associated with multimedia support. Must be self-motivated, talented, enthusiastic, highly organized, detail-oriented, and have a well-rounded understanding of photo/video/3D production processes. You'll be part of a seven-person team. The ideal situation is that you'll join me and one other guy doing mostly 3d and motion graphics and the other four will be shooters/editors. HOWEVER, due to the dynamic nature of this work, you will also be doing some shooting and editing. MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN (sorry). More details here https://jobs.creativecow.net/job/897310 It if you have any questions, I can try to answer them for you.
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    CINEMA 4D R20 OVERVIEW

    To everyone who was asking if the PSD morph bug was going to be fixed in an R19 release as well as in R20, check out the update for R19 that came out yesterday.
  9. Greatszalam

    R20 Node Material render test

    The API for the new node-based system has not been made available to third-parties of any kind. However, MAXON people have said that it's something they're working on. So, it looks like, eventually, third-party renderers will be able to make use of this node system instead of Xpresso. Speaking of Xpresso, I can't imagine this new node system isn't coming to Xpresso in a future release too!
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    Signs

    Unfortunately, I usually see those while I'm driving and don't quite have hands free to get a photo, but I'll give it a go next time, safety be darned!
  11. Greatszalam

    R20 Node Material render test

    Wow, um...well... Okay, say you're using a noise to drive the color and you'd also like to use that noise to drive a bump map. In the current system, you have to change the noise twice if you need to update something. In a node-based system, you only change it in one place. That's one of the biggest things. It makes iterating much, much quicker. (I've had some materials where I had to edit the same noise in 7 different places - I'd much prefer to do it once!) There are some other benefits, but that's the big one for me. See this video for a little look at C4D's node editor in action and you should get a hint of the power it provides:
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    A bunch of proposals to improve C4D

    Also, some of the stuff you mentioned (deleting polygons deletes the points too, for example) are included in R20 which was announced today. :)
  13. Greatszalam

    A bunch of proposals to improve C4D

    Adobe has a new feature request forum that actually gets quite a lot of interaction from fellow users and occasionally useful input from Adobe staff these days. You might look into that. Although, I will say that it's best to post several feature requests with specific details about one feature per request rather than a big list. Big lists can't be voted on or organized like individual requests can. :) Speaking of which, MAXON also has a suggestion page. I'd recommend the same thing. Make a separate post to them per item you'd like to see changed. It's a lot easier for them to keep that sort of thing organized. MAXON, like Adobe, really appreciates user feedback like that, even if they can't respond.
  14. Greatszalam

    Signs

    There's a brand of truck lift gate that is "MAXON". The logo also looks similar. Every time I see one, I giggle. https://www.maxonlift.com/home
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    CINEMA 4D R20 OVERVIEW

    I'm less excited about having the node-based materials in general as I am about the node system itself. It's really, really slick and full of handy little workflow tidbits that make it seem like MAXON's had node-based materials for ages and have been tweaking them over several cycles. It bodes well for the future Xpresso overhaul which I hope is coming soon. Don't get me wrong though, I am excited about the node-based system since we're still using standard and physical renderers at my full time job! There have been countless times when that would have saved me so much time! I also think the care and thoughtfulness that went into the new material system is a good omen for the promised future BodyPaint and UV updates.

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