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We’re starting the biggest contest in our history, with prizes worth thousands of dollars on the line! First place is going to win the oh so coveted GeForce RTX 3090, assuming we can get our hands on one! Oh, and also we have a handful of free VDBs for everybody to enjoy! You game?

The Prizes are:

First Place: NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3090 Graphics Card
Second Place: Complete VDB Bundle: www.thepixellab.net/vdb-bundle
Third Place: VDB Cloud Bundle: www.thepixellab.net/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 instagram.com/the.pixel.lab
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.

 

JUDGES:

EJ Hassenfratz: eyedesyn.com

Rob Redman: Pariahstudios.co.uk

Codrut Bolborojan: Screenglow.net

David Broduer: lockedandloading.com

Aaron Covrett: aaroncovrett.com

Daniel Danielsson: processofmotion.com

Joren Kandel: thepixellab.net

 

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: twitter.com/EvrydayPancakes

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: thepixellab.net/3d-flags-and-banners-pack-animated
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! 

🚨🚨 Get the new Flags and Banners Pack here: thepixellab.net/3d-flags-and-banners-pack-animated

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

 

Free Cinema 4D 3D Xpresso Rig Conveyor Belt System

I have an absolute gem of a freebie for you today. This is created by my friend Peter Holweg, who created our popular Pipes Generator and Air Duct Generator. This freebie is actually a 3 in 1. It has 3 different types of conveyor belt systems. They’re xpresso rigs for Cinema 4D, and will work in version R14 and above.

Free Cinema 4D 3D Xpresso Rig Conveyor Belt System

These rigs are all super easy to customize with a xpresso setup. You can change practically anything about these conveyor systems: length, width, height, foot type, materials, speed, incline, roller type, guard rails and much more.

Free Cinema 4D 3D Xpresso Rig Conveyor Belt System

Rig 1: Incline Conveyor Belt. Customizable high-tech belt/roller inclination conveyor system. Length up to 300 cm, width up to 250 cm and height up to 150 cm. Maximum inclination angle is 20 degrees. It’s fully dynamic and you can control the speed in real time.

Rig 2: Curved Conveyor Belt. Customizable high-tech roller 90 degree turn conveyor system. Fixed length, width up to 110 cm and heigh up to 150 cm. It’s fully dynamic and you can control the speed in real time.

Rig 3: Straight Conveyor Belt. Customizable high-tech belt/roller straight conveyor system. Length up to 800 cm, width up to 250 cm and heigh up to 150 cm. It’s fully dynamic and you can control the speed in real time.

Free Cinema 4D 3D Xpresso Rig Conveyor Belt System

Free Cinema 4D 3D Xpresso Rig Conveyor Belt System

If you like the rig, make sure to check out our Pipes Generator, which Peter also created. I hope you enjoy. Feel free to use for whatever you want, just don’t resell. And if you make anything cool, shoot me a link, we would love to see it!

Free Cinema 4D 3D Xpresso Rig Conveyor Belt System

This freebie is available to anybody on our e-mail newsletter. We have over 350 freebies for our subscribers now! Just click the button below to join and get access to everything. (If you’re already subbed, just check for any previous e-mail from me. They all include the freebies password).

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Free Redshift Cinema 4D 3D Model Redshift Lighthouse Snowglobe

I’m excited to share an awesome freebie with you today. This is created by Lucas Salles, and he’s super generous to let me share it! He modeled this lighthouse and textured it in Substance. It’s beautiful in and of itself, but he also is including the snowglobe which is awesome. The lighthouse holds up on it’s own if you need that asset for a project though. It’s textured in Redshift, but the PBR textures are included so you could re-texture with any engine. Feel free to use for whatever you want, just don’t resell. Thanks Lucas!!

Click to Download Free Lighthouse Snowglobe C4D Model

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