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This tutorial will show you how to get up and running with the free new Google Earth Studio. It’s an awesome way to make flyovers, city aerials, helicopter shots etc. Google Earth Studio is a free software you can use right in your web browser which is epic! It includes the ability to render out your animation and even bring camera data and tracking points into After Effects. Learn more about it here. For the licensing documentation go here.

Free Cinema 4D 3D Model Large Photo Video Studio Scene

The hits keep coming from my friend Simon Spencer-Harvey! This time he has modeled a free large photo/video studio scene for Cinema 4D. It’s so good! It even has a Xpresso rig to open the windows or move the ceiling canopy. Huge thanks to Simon for his incredible work!Free Cinema 4D 3D Model Large Photo Video Studio Scene

Free Cinema 4D 3D Model Large Photo Video Studio SceneFree Cinema 4D 3D Model Large Photo Video Studio Scene

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Hey everyone, I have a very special gift for you from Don Ross. Let me tell you a bit about Don. He’s a retired ER doctor who now plays in Cinema 4D as a hobby. He loves doing C4D human biology type projects and exploring how the body works visually in C4D. One of his videos on deep brain stimulation is used by the neurosurgery dept at the Mayo Clinic.

Today’s freebie is a collection of great medical animations. You can see the video for an overview of the various included files. There are files for ATP Synthase, 3 Cell Receptor variations, G Protein Coupled Receptors, Nuclear Pore Complex and a Synaptic Transmission project file. The .zip includes all the Cinema 4D project files including textures and all are pre-animated.

So, I’m in a bit of  weird spot because I have no idea what any of these things are, haha! So, if you’re in to medical animation I hope these will be perfect and accurate for you. They will be a great start for your animation, or you can dissect how Don built the pieces and animated them. Feel free to use for personal or commercial use, just don’t re-sell them. Enjoy, and a massive thanks to Don for being so generous with us!!

Download Cinema 4D Medical Animation Project Files

 

Octane Lighting Essentials Cinema 4D Update

New update for Octane Lighting Essentials! This months update (free for customers) is a hexagon studio with a full xpresso rig to control the hexagons, falloff, lighting, colors etc. It’s awesome, I love that hex floor for products to sit on. If you’re a previous customer you’ll get an e-mail with the update, or you can go in to your account section on the website and log in to access the new download link. Enjoy!

One quick note, because of some of the limitations of Octane we have a little workaround, so you’ll have to drag/drop the HDRI from the content browser manually, but it’s not a huge deal. Please read the “readme” document in the download for instructions.

Octane Lighting Essentials Cinema 4D Update

Octane Lighting Essentials Cinema 4D Update

Btw, if you’re a Redshift user, we just launched Redshift Lighting Essentials which is the same product but created for Redshift, so check that out here. 

Cinema 4D Redshift Lighting Essentials for C4D

Free Cinema 4D 3D Model Still Life Studio Manfrotto

Oh man, the hits keep coming from Simon-Spencer Harvey! A gorgeous Manfrotto still life studio 3D model for Cinema 4D! It’s so good. Massive thanks to Simon for his generosity. Feel free to use for personal or commercial use, just not for resale.
Free Cinema 4D 3D Model Still Life Studio Manfrotto

To get this freebie just sign up for our free e-mail newsletter and you can download it and the 250+ other free models! After you sign up you will get download instructions. If you’re already signed up just check for a previous e-mail from me. They all have download instructions included in them to access the freebies. Enjoy!

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Free Cinema 4D 3D Model Studio Light LED

Another great freebie from my man Simon Spencer-Harvey! It’s a LED Light model for Cinema 4D. Feel free to use for personal or commercial use, just don’t resell or redistribute in any way. Enjoy, and another big thanks to Simon!

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Free Cinema 4D 3D Photo Video Studio Set Room

Wow do we have a impressive freebie for you today. It’s a FULL room, completely modeled out by Simon Spencer-Harvey. This professional studio set room even has a little kitchenette and a makeup stall. So good! I’m going to include 2 versions in the download. One is prepped for Cinema 4D Octane Render and the other is for C4D Physical Render. Hopefully one of those two works for you, otherwise you can just re-light/texture. This scene even has xpresso sliders to open/close the blinds on the windows etc. Thanks Simon!

Free Cinema 4D 3D Photo Video Studio Set Room

To get this freebie just sign up for our free e-mail newsletter and you can download it and the 250+ other free models! After you sign up you will get download instructions. If you’re already signed up just check for a previous e-mail from me. They all have download instructions included in them to access the freebies. Enjoy!

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It’s time for a new contest! Every once in awhile we host a contest so we can all get together and improve our skills and learn new things. This one is going to be fun! The theme is “Still Life.” A lot of the big players in our industry have been dabbling with still life renders. It’s such a great way to play with modeling, texturing, lighting and composition.

Here are some of the still life renders popping up out there: First up, Aaron Covrett (creator of the free telephone utility pole model)

Aaron Kovrett Still Life

Here is a little behind the scenes he posted:

 

Second up is David Brodeur, aka Locked and Loading:

Still Life David Brodeur Locked and Loading

 

Third is Raphael Rau, aka Silverwing.

Raphael Rau Still Life

Not only did he create a gorgeous still life, he also gave an entire live presentation going over the modeling, texturing and lighting as well as his thought process. Such a great resource!

So, hopefully you are thoroughly inspired at this point and ready to create your own. Here are the details:

I’m going to pick 3 winners. First place gets a $200 gift card to our site, second place gets a $100 gift card to our site and third place gets a $50 gift card to our site. That’s $350 of products for the winners. But really the point of this is to learn new skills and grow as an artist.

If you want bonus points you can go all in and model everything and create your own textures. You could also use models found online and just work on the texturing/lighting and make that the focus. Also, another thing I would encourage you to do is try out a new render engine if you have been wanting to learn it. So, if you’re an Octane user and are intrigued by Redshift just jump in and make this a Redshift project so you can learn it intentionally.

When you’re done with your render just e-mail it to me, [email protected] and I will enter you into the contest. I hope you enjoy the process and learn a lot!

(Deadline for entry will be end of January)

Free Cinema 4D 3D Model Bottle Beverage Studio Scene

Time for an epic free scene! This is from my friend Eddie Robbertse, who also sculpted the free Underworld Bust on our site. Eddie created a beautiful Cinema 4D Octane studio setup for displaying beverages. This scene could be used for bottles or cans but it includes a custom bottle with label artwork. Feel free to use for whatever you want, just make sure not to use the included graphics for commercial work. That said, you can use the template and add your own text/images. It should be really easy since the file has the right layout/pixel dimensions etc.

Free Cinema 4D 3D Model Bottle Beverage Studio Scene

The scene has ice cubes and also a colored strip on the back wall which corresponds to the bottle color. You could also turn that back wall graphic off for a cleaner set up. Massive thanks to Eddie, I love this studio, and am thankful he’s sharing it with us!

Show Eddie some love over at his site: https://edrobbertse.myportfolio.com

Free Cinema 4D 3D Model Bottle Beverage Studio Scene Free Cinema 4D 3D Model Bottle Beverage Studio Scene

Download C4D Octane Beverage Display Scene

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