In this quick tip I’ll show you one of my favorite techniques for creating dramatic, moody lighting by making a sun timelapse. This tip uses the Octane for C4D Daylight Tag, but you can also do this in the Physical Renderer or in Redshift etc. We also go over why your HDRI doesn’t show up when using the daylight tag, and how to fix that.
I’m thrilled to introduce Octane Lighting Essentials for Cinema 4D! I have again teamed up with my friend Alessandro from Renderking. Jump start your lighting with 10 completely customizable lighting studios. Each one has a full xpresso rig so you can easily modify the lights and colors.
The exciting thing about this pack is that we are committing to monthly updates for at least one year. We will be adding new studio light setups monthly with free updates to customers! We would like to integrate any user feedback and requests for new scenes so you can be involved in where this product evolves. Here are the 10 scenes currently included:
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!
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
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!
Quick overview of my new favorite tool in C4D Octane: the Scatter Object. It’s incredible for handling a bazillion clones with ease. Dig in! Also, here is the free coca cola bottle model if you want it.
Hey guys, I have a sweet rad Octane resource for you to check out. Aaron Covrett e-mailed me asking if I would like to spread the word. He created a Neon sign generator for Cinema 4D Octane. It’s pretty rad!
You can change size, textures, colors, animation settings etc. very quickly with an xpresso set up. It’s a gumroad thing, so you can snag it up or pay him what you want. Hope you find it useful!
My friend Daniel Mozbäuchel, who has provided us a lot of great freebies in the past, has created a really nice lights kit for Octane! A couple of my favorite features are the spotlight, which is not available in native Octane. Also included is a really handy infinite floor rig, which you can add to your scene in 1 click and have a floor that goes off into the distance with no seams.
Other items include Area/Shape, Sunlight and HDRI Sky objects, each with easy xpresso settings to solo/unsolo, add gobos/textures, easily move them with targets and the native Octane options. The other great thing about this kit is you can copy lights without having to use xpresso like some other products out there.
And finally it comes with a script so you can add these as buttons to your HUD and don’t have to constantly be digging in your .lib4d content browser. If you want some great Octane features like the spotlight, or you want a super quick infinite floor preset, check it out! It’s a pay what you want product, so help Daniel out if you can.
A couple tips on using GI Clamp and Hot Pixel Removal to fix fireflies in your scene and speed up your renders. Hopefully this helps you out!