Announcement: Redshift C4D Material Pack

I’m very excited to be diving into the Redshift world! This is the first ever C4D Redshift Material Pack (that we know of)! Materials were created by my friend Mark from (Texture ball model courtesy of Paulo Barrelas of

135 pre-made complex materials so you can save time and limit your node tree headaches!

Here are all of the included materials. Click to see them high res!

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    January Update to Octane Lighting Essentials

    Great news! We just released the first Octane Lighting Essentials update. As promised we will be updating the product with free new studio scenes monthly.

    This update includes a scene called “Perfect Portrait” which is just gorgeous. It’s a round studio and you can manage size, ratio, background color and the power and position of the HDRI light source. We also have 2 different lights that you can turn on and off. On the first one you can select the light’s color and on the second one you can select the light’s temperature.

    But the most important thing about this scene is the background light. You can emit light from the background to create a wonderful portrait.

    If you already own Octane Lighting Essentials I just sent out an e-mail to you with an update link. If you didn’t receive that, maybe check your spam, or let me know. All new purchases will include the extra scene. Stay tuned for more additions next month!

    learn more and see all of the studio scenes


      Free 3D Food Model Scans

      I found an incredible collection of free food models from _Blank Repository and wanted to share. They are scans, meaning they’re super detailed. They come in .obj format and include a 4K texture map! Super valuable if you need any food models in your work or if you’re doing daily renders in 2018 because everybody needs to render pieces of fruit. Probably use the pineapple. Make sure to use metal or wood textures or else you’re not doing dailies right. Obviously. And make sure they’re supersized and placed in a mountain scene. Actually, make them gold. With glass spheres surrounding them. You can thank me later.

      Click here to download the 50+ food models

        New Free Mograph Training Series: Node Fest

        If you want to learn from the best in our industry, here’s a new opportunity. Node Fest is a great conference featuring incredible artists like Rich Nosworthy, John Dickinson, Tim Clapham, Brett Morris, Mike Tosetto etc. They put up all of the talks for free! Topics include industry burn out, VR, Redshift, commercial design, pitching and many more. It’s a great resource, so dig in!

        Go here to watch the training

          Free C4D 3D Model: Sushi Plate with Shrimp and Tomatoes

          We have a new freebie from my friend over at Phixel Studios! He created an incredibly detailed plate of shrimp and tomatoes. If you ever need some sushi for Cinema 4D this model is all yours. Feel free to use for commercial or personal work. And make sure to check out Phixel Studios here.

          Click here to download the free c4d shrimp sushi model

            New Modeling Contest: Steam Punk Style

            (Image by cybercrafts:

            We’re starting a new modeling contest! It’s going to run through February so you have a bit over a month. The theme is “Steam Punk.” Just google that and find some really cool elements to model. The top three winners will get a free product from The Pixel Lab! Make this part of your quest in 2018 to learn and practice new skills. To enter simply send me some nice renders of your final model and I will choose my favorites. Good luck!

              C4D and Octane Tutorial: Adding Dirt To Tires with Mix Materials

              This tutorial is a basic introduction to Mix Materials in Octane for C4D. I’ll show you how to set up Mix Materials so you can add dirt to tires. If you want to check out the easy way to do this, you can find our PXL + DIRT Rig plugin here:

              The Jeep model is free, and includes a C4D and an Octane version. You can find that download here:

              The lighting in this tutorial was the Car Studio from our Octane Lighting Essentials which you can find here:

              The dirt material is part of our Material Pack for Octane which you can find here:

                Adding Dirt To Tires With Octane PXL + Dirt Rig for C4D

                In this Part 1 of 2 series I’ll show you how to use the PXL + DIRT Rig to quickly add dirt to tires. If you don’t have PXL Rig, the next tutorial will show how to achieve this effect with just the Octane Mix Material. I hope you enjoy.

                Here is a link to the PXL + DIRT Rig:

                Also, make sure to download the free jeep model, including an Octane version, here:

                The lighting in this tutorial was the Car Studio from our Octane Lighting Essentials which you can find here:

                The dirt material is part of our Material Pack for Octane which you can find here:

                  Free C4D Bubble Project + Free Materials + Render

                  We’re giving away a new freebie! It’s a bubble project file Remco made, plus the included 8 bubble materials. I hope you enjoy it! I’m also including a download of the rendered out bubbles sequence with an alpha channel so you can use it quickly in AE.

                  Click here to download the C4D bubble scene

                  Click here to download the C4D bubble scene rendered out w/alpha

                  P.S. I also made a tutorial on how to make bubble materials not too long ago. You can learn here.

                    C4D Tutorial: R19 Voronoi Fracture Tips

                    In this tutorial I’ll show you my favorite updates to the Voronoi Fracture Object in C4D R19. I’ll show you how to use connectors, geometry glue, detailing etc. I’ll show how to isolate parts of your model you want to explode by painting a Mograph Weightmap and adding it to our connector. I’ll show you how to do multi stage explosions. I’ll also walk through the new detailing options to show you how to create more realistic cuts and chunks. Last but not least I’ll show you how to texture the inside and outside of your fractured object. I hope it helps!

                    You can snag the low poly truck model here.

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