I’m extremely excited to introduce The Pixel Lab “Procedural Material Pack!” Rob Redman and I have teamed up to bring you a very special pack with over 340 C4D materials to help you speed up your workflow and focus on being creative! These 100% procedural materials take full advantage of the new Reflectance channel in C4D! Procedural means that they are infinitely tile-able unlike many other material packs which use image textures and can create seams when you tile them.
Best of all we are only asking $45 for the pack, which should make it very accessible to everyone. Please note that it will only work in R16 and above because of the new Reflectance channel which is used heavily.
I’m excited to share our new Graphs and Charts Pack! Simon Spencer-Harvey and I have created 45+ Cinema4D infographic bar, chart and graph rigs! Every single model has an xpresso rig so you can easily change the bar, point, or line heights with sliders. The sliders are also connected to the numerical values, so they go up and down whenever you raise a bar or move a point! We didn’t stop there though. We are also including a fully pre-animated version of each and every model so you can just add them to your scene and already have the animation set up! That means you can either use the included xpresso rig, or you can use the pre-animated xpresso rig, it’s up to you since we have included both versions.
Some quick tips when using Ambient Occlusion in Cinema 4D including dealing with grainy renders. Hope it helps!
I found a really rad free Xpresso rig for C4D by Mike Udin. It’s a handful of presets for audio waveforms. I love this stuff! Really handy rig to put in the library. Make sure to thank Mike. You can download it on his site here: mikeudin.net/2016/07/01/xpresso-rig-am-spline
Simon Spencer-Harvey goes over a technique to export your HDRI image into flat squares so that you can edit them easily in Photoshop. Then he shows you how to re-project your edited images so that they are once again a 360 HDRI in Cinema 4D. This is useful if you want to edit your HDRI and especially if you’re doing any VR scenes and need to customize anything. I hope it’s helpful!
My friend Noah Witchell put up a great tutorial and some free scripts for anyone who works with Python scripting or wants to learn. This video includes some really helpful resources for learning Python. Also, he has some great tips for creating something similar to Photoshop Actions where you can create a script to run through a multi step process in one click. Setting up scripts for anything you do frequently would be a great time saver. Anyway, hope you enjoy. Check out the tutorial, but make sure to go to the actual vimeo page where he has tons of links to scripts and other resources for learning. You can check that out here.
Quick little tutorial on using some Cinema 4D character tools like the Joint Tool and binding to create a ribbon that is easy to animate. Hope you find some useful info!
My friend Jim Field just keeps cranking out great models! Jim is the artist behind the sweet pocket watch model as well as a cottage house and Moor Park manor house we gave away awhile ago. Today he’s giving away a free Cinema 4D model of an evil motorcycle. Please make sure to thank Jim in the comments for his efforts and generosity!