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First Place: NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3090 Graphics Card (Roughly $1,500)
Second Place: Complete VDB Bundle: www.thepixellab.net/vdb-bundle ($644)
Third Place: VFX Element Bundle: www.thepixellab.net/vfx-elements-bundle-pl ($375)

VFX Elements Contest RTX 3090

Pixel Lab VFX Elements #2 Contest Rules:

1. Take the included 4 types of VFX Elements Assets: Fire, Aerial Shockwave, Ground Shockwaves and Atmospherics
FYI, The full product on our site has complete VDB animation sequences, but for this contest I’m giving you one of the frames from the animation for free.

2. Create a still render using at least 3 out of the 4 assets. At least 3 of the 4 types must be in your render. You can use all four if you want.

3. Post your photo to instagram, and include the hashtag #pixellabvfx2

4. Follow www.instagram.com/the.pixel.lab/

5. The deadline will be the end of May, 2022.

Our internal team of judges will look at all of the entries based on the hashtag #pixellabvfx2 We will pick the top three entries based on creativity/originality/design and we will announce the winners in early June, 2022. We will fulfill the prizes shortly after, although the graphics card will be determined by when we can get our hands on one if they are out of stock. If we can’t get one, we will offer a cash equivalent replacement.

Note 1: This artwork must be created for the contest. It cannot be a previous piece you have already created.

Note 2: If you want to double dip and create an epic NFT piece to sell as well as submit it to the contest, that’s totally fine. This might be a great way of using your time for two purposes!

Note 3: If you want to purchase any of our products, and you end up winning, we will refund your purchase, so don’t worry about buying them if you want to.

Here are the included elements in the contest download:

VFX Elements Contest

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

Download 3D VFX Elements for Contest

Download official contest rules

 

In this collaboration tutorial with Alessandro Boncio we’ll show you how to make a fun Spiderman web slinging animation. We’re going to use the new Rope Simulation in Cinema 4D S26. I’ll show you how to use a Mospline to generate the growing spline, then how to use Rope Simulation to make a spiderweb animation and then how to use the new Simulation Scene to dial in your results. We’ll sqaush a few bugs along the way. I hope you learn some new techniques!

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to switch between materials in Octane based on a Fields Animation (in Cinema 4D). It’s a great node called the Color Shader node which allows you to access the fields color data. Kind of hard to explain, but it’s a super useful technique so take a watch and learn how it works!

In this C4D tutorial I’ll show you an incredible free tool available in R25. It’s a asset for creating FUI, HUD, pie charts, graph charts, wave forms and UI elements. It’s such a versatile and powerful tool. Huge thanks to Chris from Rocket Lasso for creating this!

We have a great new free pack for you. It has 5 free roughness maps from our Blemish Pro Volume 2 product. Blemish Pro Volume 2 has 125+ of these, all 8K, seamless and incredibly detailed. You just pipe these into your roughness channel to instantly add a lot of smudges, details and realism to your model. This free pack has 5 of the maps and you can use them for whatever you want, just don’t resell them. Enjoy, and if you like them, make sure to check out Blemish Pro V2!

 

Blemish Pro Volume 2 Free Sampler Pack

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Cinema 4D Redshift RS Material Packs Textures

Hey everyone! I’m excited to release our brand new Redshift Material Pack 5 with 166 gorgeous RS materials. We’re celebrating by giving away a free 9 pack sampler from the full product. So, here are 9 free RS textures to enjoy and test out. Feel free to use them for whatever you want. Enjoy!!

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Cinema 4D Redshift RS Material Packs Textures

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In this quick tip I’ll show you how to time remap or even reverse your dynamic simulations. It’s a great way to quickly dial in your animations. Enjoy!

We have a really fun tutorial today! Alessandro and I are teaming up to re-create the movie title animations from the movie Upgrade. You’ll learn how to use mospline, emitters, fields, deformers and a little sprinkle of Xpresso to get a fun animation. Enjoy! Here’s the .c4d file download for the render settings if you’re interested: https://tinyurl.com/ytppdvkc

In this video I’ll show you a really nice technique to have threads stitching onto a piece of fabric. We’ll use a Matrix, Tracer, Squash and Stretch, Collider and much more to pull it off. Hope you learn something new! Huge shoutout to Alessandro Boncio for sharing this technique with us!

In this tutorial, my friend David Drayton whose brand is “Strangerobjects,” shows you how to import and shade a VDB volume in Blender! If you’ve ever wanted to use our VDBs in Blender, this will get you started. Huge thanks to David. You can sub to his channel and watch more Blender content here: www.youtube.com/StrangerObjects

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