Cinema4D Light Dome

Hi everyone and welcome to helloluxx, the new home of my blog. As a thank you for all the continued support, I’ve created a Light Dome scene that you can download for use in your own Cinema4D scenes. You will need MoGraph to use the setup and I created it using Cinema4D r11.5, but it…

Rendering an Instance

Here is one of my tests using the 11.5 Render Instances. Two lights with area shadows and global illumination. 1098001 objects 490380300 polygons 505851300 vertices Yes that’s 490 million polygons… You may ask why? Well, just because we can!

HYPA Strings

Uploaded a short test animation I created using Cinema4D Thinking Particles and Tracer.  Visit Vimeo for the HD version, although the compression destroys it some what! HYPA Strings from Tim Clapham on Vimeo.

Cinema 4D Tutorial - Working with Layouts

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Working with Layouts

If you ever wanted to go about creating your own layouts for Cinema4D, then this short video will give you a few tricks to help you out along the way. Creating tabbed managers, customising your icon palettes and a few more tips that will hopefully enhance your workflow experience with Cinema4D. Working with Layouts in…

Making It Look Great 6 – Review

I’m sure all of you out there are familiar with the fantastic work that Trish and Chris Meyer offer the After Effects community through their website, Pro Video Coalition, the AE List and of course their awesome Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects books series. I studied Creating Motion Graphics Edition One years ago when…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - You decide : Target or Constraint?

Cinema 4D Tutorial – You decide : Target or Constraint?

I think everyone is familiar with the Target Tag in Cinema4D. However, did you know that the Constraint Tag offers a target feature too? The Aim parameter of the Constraint Tag is far more feature rich than the Target Tag. It is certainly worth checking out. If you are not familiar with using the Constraint…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - Introduction to Point Cache

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Introduction to Point Cache

Ever used the caching that is available in certain tags and objects for Cinema4D? Here is an introduction to the Point Cache Tag and Point Cache Deformer.  For this tutorial I thought I’d record a short movie. You might want to head on over to Vimeo and watch the HD version of this (so you…

Hiding Your Vector Tracks

I often get sent Cinema4D files to look at, and one thing that I notice, is that a lot of you leave your vector tracks visible in the timeline. I’m not sure if you even know you can switch them off.  To me they just cause excess clutter. If you have a lot of tracks…

Changing Layouts

Just a quicky as I have adjusted my standard layout a little.  Thought that I’d share it here if anyone is interested in using it.  It is designed for a widescreen monitor, but if you have 4:3 monitor then you can probably adapt it to fit. I’ve included a r.10 and r.11 version as the…

Converting HDR Images to Spherical Maps

We all know that HDR Images produce superior reflections when used as environment maps. However a lot of HDRIs are supplied in formats that are not specifically shaped to be optimal for spherical mapping. They often are created using the popular probe method, or alternatively, you might have some that have been generated using the…