Beginning C4D 101: Motion Blur in Cinema

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In this Beginning C4D 101 tutorial, I’ll show you how to add motion blur in Cinema. This is the first in a series of different ways to approach motion blur in your 3D renders.



Animation made using MovieType (read my review here).



    1. Scott

      I know most people say do it in post (AE) but does R13 bring anything to the table for MB that makes it better or feasible in C4D?

    2. michael jones
      michael jones09-27-2011

      Real Smart motion blur for AE is amazing for 3d renders…way faster than rendering it in Cinema…

    3. Tyssul

      I agree with Michael, RSMB is king.

    4. Ricky

      …but reel smart motion blur doesn’t always work well 🙂
      I love those kind of tests! 🙂 thanks Joren!

    5. Craig

      Agree with comments above. RSMB is awesome and like Ricky, I really enjoy looking at these kinds of tests also. Nice graph 🙂

    6. Joren

      I would be interested in an answer to Scott’s question as well. I haven’t used motion blur in R13 so I can’t tell you. Anybody out there try motion blur in R13? Any decrease in the render times?

    7. Martin Weber
      Martin Weber09-28-2011

      We switched over to the Physical Renderer for a current project as it had dramatically shorter render times and less noise than Advanced Renderer in certain situations (area lights and sky sampler. Even with motion blur turned on it was faster than AR with motion blur off (17 min instead of 43 min).

      Your milage may vary though. I had another test scene where V-Ray was equally faster over Phyiscal Renderer.

    8. Mike

      Scene motion blur in c4d can be a LOT faster if you set antialiasing to ‘none’. If used that way, even with 5 steps only it can smooth out the flicker in GI and sometimes give you much better antialiasing. It can also do rotational motion blur and that’s something you can’t do in AE with or without RSMB.

    9. Joren

      Interesting, Mike. I’ve never tried that! I always just assumed setting antialiasing would make things look terrible, since that’s the case with the RGB image. I’ll have to give it a shot!

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