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I’m stoked to share our latest collaboration plugin called Topowire for C4D. I’m teaming up with my friend Merk to spread the word on this masterpiece he created. With a few clicks you can create dangling cables that are dynamic and connected to any objects you want. It’s incredibly fun to use, quick to set up and will save you a lot of time and headache. Say good-bye to slowly belting the end points of your splines to objects. Whew!
Instagram Examples of Topowire for Cinema 4D

TopoWire is a spline generator plugin that works by attaching splines to geometry. Those splines can instantly turn into dynamic splines with one click. You can either render them with the included hair material or you can check on “Generate Thickness” to render actual sweeped geometry. You can use Topowire for wires, yarn or cables inside of an object or to create lines attaching multiple objects. One slider takes straight lines and droops them all down to achieve the hanging wire effect. You can also add falloff to further dial in the look.

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Topowire for Cinema 4D 3D Plugin

Here are my top 5 favorite free Cinema 4D plugins. (I looked at the free plugins I used most as my metric fyi). Here we go!

Best Cinema 4D Plugin #5: ArrowMaker

ArrowMaker is a free plugin for Cinema 4D that generates an arrow shape as a spline primitive. The shape itself can be customized to create a ton of of different arrow types, then used in an Extrude or Sweep NURBS to generate a mesh. Here’s a tutorial I made years ago showing how to use it:

Download Free Cinema 4D ArrowMaker Plugin

 

Best Cinema 4D Plugin #4: Screw Generator

Free Cinema 4D Model Plugin Generator Screw

The C4D Screw Generator plugin is created by Fuchs & Vogel. It’s a great way to add a lot of detail to any of your models. Included are 7 main screw presets and then you can further customize them in various ways. I find myself using this all the time!

Free Cinema 4D Screw Generator Plugin

Download the Free Cinema 4D Screw Generator Plugin

 

Best Cinema 4D Plugin #3: Gelatine

This awesome free Gélatine Plugin is created by Code Vonc. It’s sort of like the jiggle deformer, but has a lot more options and is really fast to work with. Unlike the jiggle deformer you can have more flabby effects, work with multiple objects, set handle points and use a simple fall-off curve to effect the animation. It’s really easy to specify which parts of the model should wobble and which should be stiffer. Overall a super fun and useful plugin, especially for infographic type work.

Download the Free Gelatin Plugin for C4D

 

Best Cinema 4D Plugin #2: ReeperX Rope Generator

A plugin I find myself using all the time is ReeperX. Reeper means Rope Maker in German, so there you go. You can create 4 different styles of rope with the new 2.0 update. You can also use it to create cables or telephone wires etc. Lots of great uses for it!

Free Cinema 4D Plugin Rope ReeperX Generator

Here’s an old tutorial I made on it:

Download the free ReeperX Plugin

 

Best Cinema 4D Plugin #1: Hot4D Ocean Generator

The free HOT4D plugin is absolutely incredible! It’s a wave and ocean generator which is a great start for any ocean/water scenes. Here are a few samples plus a tutorial I made on it awhile ago:

 

Get the Free HOT4D C4D Plugin here

To get the free scene file from Helge Kiehl (shown above) go here: https://vimeo.com/57924940

To get the free scene file from Mostyle (shown above) go here: https://vimeo.com/57351572

 

Those are some of my favorite plugins. If you want to add any of your most used free Cinema 4D plugins just e-mail me at [email protected] and I can add them to the list!

 

Free Cinema 4D 3D Model Underworld Bust Sculpt

New freebie time! This free Cinema 4D model is a Underworld bust sculpt by Eddie Robbertse. Huge thanks to Eddie for allowing me to share it with all of you. Feel free to use in whatever creepy video you want. Might be a good interior design element to darken up the mood of your scene. Who knows, but enjoy. If you make anything interesting shoot me a render, I would love to see it. Thanks Eddie! You can check out his work, or hire him here: edrobbertse.myportfolio.com

Download Free Cinema 4D Underworld Bust Model

Free Cinema 4D 3D Model Robot C4D

We have another great free Cinema 4D model created by Lucas Salles! It’s a free 3D Robot model for C4D. It’s lit and textured using Redshift so if you don’t have that you will have to re-texture but it might be a fun little challenge. Feel free to use for personal or commercial work, just don’t resell in any way. To learn more about Lucas head to his site lucasalles.co.uk or check out his Instagram: instagram.com/lucas_salles

Lucas also created a free Isometric Office Scene textured for regular C4D which you should definitely download.

Also, if you need more robots, we have a pack of 8 free Robot models you can find here: https://www.thepixellab.net/free-c4d-robot-contest-winnerfree-models

Great work Lucas! If any of you want to share something with the community just shoot me an e-mail: [email protected] 

Download free Cinema 4D 3D Robot model

Free Cinema 4D 3D Arnold Interior Room Scene Bedroom

We have another beautiful free Cinema 4D scene created by Lucas Salles! It’s an interior bedroom scene for C4D. It’s lit and textured using Arnold so if you don’t have that you will have to re-texture but it might be a fun little challenge. Feel free to use for personal or commercial work, just don’t resell in any way. To learn more about Lucas head to his site lucasalles.co.uk or check out his Instagram: instagram.com/lucas_salles

Lucas also created a free Isometric Office Scene textured for regular C4D which you should definitely download.

Again, awesome job Lucas! If any of you want to share something with the community just shoot me an e-mail: [email protected] 

Download the free C4D bedroom interior model for Arnold

Free Cinema 4D 3D Model Shopping Cart Trolley

Another free model by Remco van der Meer, wooo!! This one is a Cinema 4D shopping cart model. Or trolley if you’re in the UK, apparently? If you need some more shopping store and grocery display models you can check out our Retail Display Pack. Enjoy the freebie, thanks Remco!

Download free Cinema 4D 3D Shopping Cart Trolley Model

Free Cinema 4D 3D Model Space Capsule

New C4D freebie!! This one is a free Cinema 4D 3D Space Capsule model by my man Elis Ekdahl. He included a bunch of xpresso options too including wiggle, rotation, having it move along different shaped splines and the ability to open and close the side hatch. It’s a great addition to any sci-fi project. Hope you enjoy! Make sure to check out Elis’ other work on Instagram or here: https://gumroad.com/ekah

Download Free 3D Cinema 4D Space Capsule Model

Cinema 4D Procedural Spotlight Octane Render Studio

Great news! We just released a new free update to Octane Lighting Essentials!

Octane Render Cinema 4D Lighting Studio Essentials

This update is called “Procedural Spotlights.” We found a really interesting way of creating “spotlight” effects which are procedural by doing some Xpresso wizardry in a HDRI style Environment Tag with noise. You can increase the softness of your spotlights, the amount of spotlights, the size, color etc. with a few sliders.

We also wanted to have an enveloping light so we provided a solution to scale and increase the number of the spotlights, change the background color and also light absorption. It’s a perfect scene to render motion graphic elements.

Octane Lighting Essentials for Maxon Cinema 4D

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 soon!

Octane Lighting Essentials for Maxon Cinema 4D

Learn more and see all of the studio scenes

I have another great freebie courtesy of the man, Remco van der Meer. It’s a Cinema 4D flag model. Think medieval battle flag or game of thrones. Or maybe pirate flag, who knows. I actually made a tutorial on how to make a tattered/ripped flag using cloth in Cinema 4D, so I’m going to post that below and you can learn how to create your own or you can just download the free flag. Enjoy!

To get the flag, plus 200+ other free C4D models just join our newsletter. It will give you access plus lots of discount codes and updates when new freebies come out. I hope you enjoy the community!

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Hey everybody, I’ve been testing out a render farm with my friends over at Drop & Render and am ready to share it with you. I became friends with them while helping share about their plugin MeshBoolean, which I really love. Through that friendship I’ve been helping them as they ramp up their Drop & Render service. Let me tell you a bit about it. It’s an alternative render farm which supports ALL major third party render engines! That’s something I’ve been wanting for awhile, so I’m very excited about it! They have been purchasing tons and tons of video cards and keep adding more. So far they have about 100 GTX 1080 cards and they keep expanding. They also include support for a ton of standard plugins, like X-particles, Realflow, TurbulenceFD, Nitroblast, all GSG products, Forster, CV tools, Laubwerk etc. Render engines include Standard, Physical, ProRender, Cycles4D, Redshift, Thea, Octane, Vray, Corona and Arnold.

Cinema 4D Render Farm Drop and Render Plugin Cinema 4D

Here are some more highlights:

  • It includes a C4D plugin which goes over 200 pre-checks so your projects render without errors or problems.
  • Automated download directly to your hard drive after rendering.
  • Support for all major render engines and plugins for Cinema 4D.
  • Professional support from people that know C4D.
  • With the syncing system you only need to upload your assets once (fully automated).
  • With the Admin system you can have multiple accounts within one account and even set up admin features. This is really good for bigger companies.

Seamless and Fast

Drop and Render Cinema 4D Render Farm Plugin GPU

Drop & Render is a render farm designed for Cinema 4D rendering. It has a integrated in-app plugin and support for all major render engines and plugins. Start now and get €10 free render farm credits! Everything is fully automated from uploading your project to the output that is directly placed on your own workstation. Everything is integrated into the plugin inside Cinema 4D. Find the full list of supported applications and plugins here.

 

GPU Rendering

Drop and Render Cinema 4D Render Farm Plugin GPU
They just installed almost 100 GTX 1080 Ti cards in their machines. Perfect for all of your GPU based render engines like Redshift, Cycles4D, Octane, Thea and Corona. All of your major C4D plugins are also included and will render correctly and faster than ever before.

 

Secure Connections

Drop and Render Cinema 4D Render Farm Plugin GPU

At Drop & Render the render farm security is one of the top priorities. All projects are stored on their server for no longer than 21 days and are encrypted by OpenSSL AES-256 and 2048-bit RSA data encryption. Your projects are safe with them!

 

The Power of Many

Drop and Render Cinema 4D Render Farm Plugin GPUThe render farm will dramatically decrease the amount of time needed to complete a render. Valuable time you can use working on and exploring new creative ideas. An average of 400 cores and 100.000 cuda cores for GPU rendering are just a mouse click away. Specs: Dual Xeon / GTX 1080 Ti cards. The render farm renders directly to your local workstation so you can work on your projects while they are rendering for you!

The great news is that if you sign up to test it out you can get €10 free credits! That’s enough to download the plugin and give it a test run for free. Give it a shot and see if it works for you. Also, they’ve given me an exclusive discount code just for you all, which you can use to get 10% off your first purchase of credits. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Let me know what you think!

In addition to your free €10 render credits you can also apply this code to get 10% off your first purchase: PIXELLOVE13

Click here to learn more and try Drop and Render

 

FAQ

Do you guys support GPU rendering?

Yes we do! We have 315.000 CUDA cores waiting for you!

What are the payment options?

MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and iDeal.

When do I get the €10,- of free render credits?

When you create an account, the free render credits will automatically be added.

Do my render credits expire?

If you don’t delete your account, your Render Credits will never expire!

How do I get an invoice?

We will e-mail you the invoice after you bought your Render Credits. The invoice can also be downloaded as a PDF from your user profile.

Something went wrong I think?

No problem, our support team is there to help you and make sure that your render comes out great.

When is the render farm available?

24/7 and 365 days a year!

I have a single frame that I like to render, is this possible?

Yes! We have tile rendering for all supported applications.

How about the safety of my project files?

Security is one of our top priorities. The process is fully automatic, encrypted (nobody can see your project), and files are automatically deleted after 21 days. With the cloud render you even have the option to render directly to your hard drive, so there won’t be an output on our servers!

Click here to learn more and try Drop and Render

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