Fall Black Friday Sale 2020 The Pixel Lab
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Fall Black Friday Sale 2020 The Pixel Lab

Fall Black Friday Sale 2020 The Pixel Lab

It’s that time: our biggest sale of the year! Everything in our store is 30% off! We only run two sales a year, so if you’ve been eying up anything, this is the time. We’ve launched a ton of awesome new products this year including: VDB Explosions, VDB Clouds Pack 3, Redshift Material Pack 4, Flags and Banners, Streets, Octane Texture Pack 5, Redshift Mutating Materials: Stones, Blemish Pro and many more. Head to the store and snag 30% off this week! Don’t forget to use this code: fallsale2020

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*Two products are excluded from the sale: the Octane Master Course and the Redshift Training.

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In this C4D quick tip I’ll show you how to really quickly get color swatches from any source in to a Cinema 4D gradient, and save it out as a preset. It’s easier than you might think!

πŸ“Ί Sub to Winbush here:

🏁 Flag Pack here:

For more information on Unreal Engine and to download it free go here:

In this guest tutorial, Jonathan Winbush will show you how to use one of our animated alembic flags, how to prepare it in Cinema 4D, how to export it as alembic and .obj and then how to re-compile it in Unreal Engine. It’s a great workflow with lots of tips and tricks along the way! Huge thanks to Winbush, make sure to follow his channel: If you like these Unreal tutorials, let me know and we can do more!

🚨🚨 Flags and Banners Pack Here:

See Jonathan Winbush Here:

Project Files Seen in Video by:

In this tutorial I’ll show you 5 reasons you should add Alembic to your workflow in Cinema 4D.

1. It speeds up your workflow and gives your computer processor a break. If you use alembic, your computer memory use can be lowered a ton and it will be a lot easier to work with dynamics, soft bodies or particle sims.

2. You can easily offset timing or speeds. There is a lot of built in flexibility. You can duplicate your Alembic and then use the “offset” in the Alembic options to offset the start/end point and even loop or ping pong. You can even change the speed so this way you can use 1 Alembic file, multiply it, change the start point and it looks like you have a lot of unique animations in your scene.

3. You can send the .abc file to any collaborators even if they are on different 3D apps, since Alembic is very widely accepted by apps like maya, 3ds max, Houdini, blender, unreal, marvelous designer and many more. It’s an industry standard format.

4. After saving to alembic you can send these project files to a render farm with no issues,Β unlike if you’re using dynamics which sometimes messes up on render farms. Alembic is bomb proof.

5. You can scrub your animation and do test renders on any frame, whereas if you used something like cloth dynamics or simulations, sometimes you can’t scrub and render frames accurately. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Just a quick note, our VDB Contest is over, and the judging process will begin now. We have almost 200 incredible entries, so it will take a little while to pick the winners. Thanks to all who entered, what a beautiful collection of art!



The Prizes are:

First Place: NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3090 Graphics Card
Second Place: Complete VDB Bundle:
Third Place: VDB Cloud Bundle:


Win a free geforce rtx 390


Pixel Lab VDB Contest Rules:

1. Take the included 3 types of VDB Assets: 4 clouds, 1 explosion, and 2 smoke VDBs.
2. Create a still render using 2 out of the 3 types of assets. So, for instance, include clouds and explosion, clouds and smoke or smoke and explosion. At least 2 of the 3 types must be in your render. You can use all three if you want.
3. Post your photo to Instagram, and include the hashtag #pixellabvdb
4. Follow
5. The deadline will be the end of October.
6. Our team of judges will look at all of the entries based on the hashtag #pixellabvdb We will pick the top three entries based on creativity/originality/design and we will announce the winners in November. We will fulfill the prizes shortly after, although the graphics card will be determined by when we can get our hands on one since they are out of stock. If we can’t get one, we will offer a cash equivalent replacement.



EJ Hassenfratz:

Rob Redman:

Codrut Bolborojan:

David Broduer:

Aaron Covrett:Β

Daniel Danielsson:

Joren Kandel:


Just a note: we included a handful of still .vdb frames for the explosions and smoke sequences since we’re only doing a still render contest. If you ever wanted the actual animated version, they are in our Explosion and Smoke products, just so you know. Here are the included VDBs for the contest download:

Free VDB Sampler Smoke Explosion Cloud

Ready to roll? Download the VDB free pack I prepared for this contest and let’s go!

Download VDBs for Contest

Download official contest rules


Free Cinema 4D 3D Model Hand Rig Toon Xpresso

Yes, it’s free!! The download is a free C4D toon arm rig. It has an Xpresso rig so it’s all set up for animation. Perfect for infographics etc. Enjoy! Huge thanks to EverydayPancakes for sharing. Follow them here:

Free Cinema 4D 3D Model Hand Rig Toon Xpresso

Click to Download Free C4D Toon Arm Rig

🚨🚨 Get the new Flags and Banners Pack here:
In this Cinema 4D tutorial I’ll show you a workaround for a confusing situation: texturing Alembic files. If you’ve ever wanted to make a texture selection on an Alembic, you’ll know it’s not possible since you can’t select polygons. No worries, it’s an easy workaround. Hope it helps!

In this Cinema 4D tutorial I’ll show you how to light your scene quickly and efficiently. It’s a fun little technique, hopefully you learn something from it!Β 

🚨🚨 Get the new Flags and Banners Pack here:

Free Cinema 4D 3D Model Among Us Crewmate Spaceman

We have a really rad freebie today. This was sent to me by a friend named Everyday Pancakes. He created a sweet model of the Among Us crewmate spaceman/astronaut. It’s complete rigged which is epic, and it is even textured with Sketch and Toon. If you’re not familiar, Among Us is a online multiplayer social deduction game made by InnerSloth. It’s taking the world by storm, so hopefully you can find a good use for this model, or at least you can use it for some fun character animation tests/practice for your social media.

Free Cinema 4D 3D Model Among Us Crewmate Spacemen

Huge thanks to Everyday Pancakes for being so willing to share. If you have any cool resources you have made that you want to share with the community, please let me know. I would love to share and give you a shoutout!

Click to Download C4D Among Us Crewmate Model

Redshift RS Cinema 4D C4D Material Texture Pack 4

We just launched our brand new Redshift C4D Material Pack 4 and as part of the celebration we wanted to share 10 of the materials with you for free. It’s a little sampler pack so you can get an idea of what the full pack of 176 materials will be like. So feel free to download them and use for whatever you want. Enjoy!

Download the free sampler pack for C4D Redshift

If you like the sampler, you can find the full pack here.

Redshift RS Cinema 4D C4D Material Texture Pack 4

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