If your scene is really dense, sometimes your focus picker seems to just jam up and not work which is quite frustrating. This is a super simple tip but the quick hack will help you pull focus without any hassle. Hope it helps!
A new C4D freebie pack from Jim Field has arrived! This one is pretty massive, with 15 3D conservatory models! A conservatory is a glass room addition to a house for growing plants or just for sitting in.
This pack will be very useful if you’re creating any architecture visualizations or creating any neighborhood or house scenes. Massive thanks to Jim. If you make anything cool with them, please hit me up!
In this tutorial I’ll show you a little render region hack in Cinema 4D to save you a ton of time when rendering. Kind of a cool little technique I discovered! Hope it helps you out.
Cinema 4D quick tip on getting more control of your shaders. Learn to use a feature in the reflectance channel called the layer mask to have part of your material be reflective and part of it be matte or non-reflective. Hope this helps you out!
I just stumbled on a really cool asset by a guy named Kangddan on Vimeo. It’s a really impressive free Car Rig for Cinema 4D. It’s pretty fully featured, just watch the video to see him go through all of the options. The text is in Chinese but I just copy/pasted into Google Translate if I was confused on anything!
My friend Daniel Morrison is at it again! He’s the guy who is big into 3D photo scanning stuff. It’s pretty epic, you can check out his process etc. at remnantstudios.com.
He has quite the collection of free 3D models now! The process is super crazy too. For reference, this one tombstone model is made out of almost 200 photographs!! The result is a super realistic 3D model with 8K textures. In today’s set of freebies he’s giving away a tombstone, crypt, graveyard pillars and some stone chunks. Really cool stuff. Thanks Daniel!
I’m excited to team up with my friend Alessandro from Renderking to offer the Octane Texture Pack Pro! It has 100 incredibly detailed and high resolution textures. This product has been over a year in the making with any ior, dispersions and sss values physically correct to the real world. This pack is a must have for pro level textures!
Please click on thumbnails for a full res version to see the details!
“For any serious Octane user, this is a no-brainer. Gorgeous materials at your disposal with just a click. The pack I was waiting for!”
Octane 3.05 and above
Cinema 4D R15 and above
This free buffer script for Cinema 4D will save you a TON of time! Object buffers kind of suck to set up, and this freebie will automate the process in one click. Massive thanks to Russ Gautier and Maxon/Cineversity for making this available to us. Here is the presentation and the script download link.
Just ran across an epic free app to make 8K res displacement maps (greeble style). It’s called JSplacement. Lots of options and variety to play with so you can customize them. I think there is even a way to add your own sprites. Pretty sweet! Level up your daily renders yo. Get the app here: https://windmillart.net/?p=jsplacement
Also, check out David’s tutorials here: www.eyedesyn.com/tutorials
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to set up your Octane scene so you can “catch” shadows by using a Matte option. This will help out with your compositing in AE. Hope it helps!