Zabiegly Updates Shots of Xpresso

Matthias Zabiegly, lead 3D artist at Aixsponza, has recently updated his Shots of Xpresso webpage. This page is a great resource for all you Cinema 4D Xpresso junkies, Matthias has some excellent Xpresso setups and he also includes a PDF as part of the download. The PDF offers a detailed explanation of exactly how he…

Siggraph 2014 Cinema 4D Presentations

Maxon have uploaded the Siggraph 2014 Cinema 4D Presentations to Vimeo and they’re most definitely worth checking out as there were some incredibly talented artists offering a wealth of knowledge. No doubt you’ll learn some great tips from these dudes. Some guy called Tim Clapham Matthias Zabiegly from AixSponza Casey Hupke from Zoic Studios Tomasz…

Bounce Card Script for Cinema 4D

This is a handy Python Script for Cinema 4D that will make targeting those light hotspots much easier thanks to the scripting prowess of James Chiny Watch the video to see it in action, nice idea @hypoly and thanks for sharing with the community. You can grab the script here

Maxon to Reveal Arnold for Cinema 4D at Siggraph

SOLID ANGLE AND MAXON TO REVEAL ARNOLD FOR CINEMA 4D AT SIGGRAPH The new bridge between the two applications will debut at the MAXON booth (#1422) on August 12, 2014 MADRID & FRIEDRICHSDORF, 30 July, 2014 – SOLID ANGLE, maker of Arnold, the industry leading global illumination ray tracer, and MAXON, leading developer of professional…

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Binary Grid with X-Particles

Cinema 4D Tutorial for Binary Grid with X-Particles I cannot get enough of X-Particles for Cinema 4D, this particle system is so much fun! Here’s another quick tutorial to inspire you, it is a bit cheesy in that late 90’s Matrix kind of way but will hopefully motivate you to take this idea to another…

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Instant Molecules with X-Particles

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Instant Molecules with X-Particles X-Particles has to be the most powerful particle system available for Cinema4D right now and if you’re not using it then I have to ask – why not!? Sure you can achieve stuff with the archaic particle system in Cinema 4D (reminds me of the particles in…

Paste As Scripts

Paste As … Scripts for Cinema 4D

These scripts for Cinema 4D we are about to discuss are so useful, once you start using them you will never know how you lived without them, well ok, perhaps not life in general, but your Cinema 4D life is going to become even more amazing than ever! I’m not sure if you are aware…

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Springy Motion in Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Springy Motion in Cinema 4D Someone on FXPHD recently asked me if there was a way to add some springiness to their Cinema 4D animation, you know the kind where an object overshoots it’s keyframed position (or any animated parameter). It can be overused, but if applied with some subtlety, it…

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Cinema 4D Light Dome Update

Cinema 4D light dome update. I’ve made a small update to the C4D light dome preset and thought I’d share it with you all. The Cloner no longer uses the Target Effector, the lights are simply rotated to point to the centre of the Light Dome Sphere. Simpler solution, therefore less to calculate, although you…

Straight vs Premultiplied : Understanding Alpha Channels

Straight vs Premultiplied : Understanding Alpha Channels

I am often asked the question “What is the difference between a Straight and a Premultiplied Alpha Channel?” In this tutorial I discuss the differences between a Straight and a Premultiplied Alpha channel.  How to spot the difference and ensure you interpret your files correctly when setting up your composite. I also cover the Straight…