Category Archive for: ‘Octane’

January Update to Octane Lighting Essentials

Great news! We just released the first Octane Lighting Essentials update. As promised we will be updating the product with free new studio scenes monthly.

This update includes a scene called “Perfect Portrait” which is just gorgeous. It’s a round studio and you can manage size, ratio, background color and the power and position of the HDRI light source. We also have 2 different lights that you can turn on and off. On the first one you can select the light’s color and on the second one you can select the light’s temperature.

But the most important thing about this scene is the background light. You can emit light from the background to create a wonderful portrait.

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 next month!

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C4D and Octane Tutorial: Adding Dirt To Tires with Mix Materials

This tutorial is a basic introduction to Mix Materials in Octane for C4D. I’ll show you how to set up Mix Materials so you can add dirt to tires. If you want to check out the easy way to do this, you can find our PXL + DIRT Rig plugin here:

The Jeep model is free, and includes a C4D and an Octane version. You can find that download here:

The lighting in this tutorial was the Car Studio from our Octane Lighting Essentials which you can find here:

The dirt material is part of our Material Pack for Octane which you can find here:

Adding Dirt To Tires With Octane PXL + Dirt Rig for C4D

In this Part 1 of 2 series I’ll show you how to use the PXL + DIRT Rig to quickly add dirt to tires. If you don’t have PXL Rig, the next tutorial will show how to achieve this effect with just the Octane Mix Material. I hope you enjoy.

Here is a link to the PXL + DIRT Rig:

Also, make sure to download the free jeep model, including an Octane version, here:

The lighting in this tutorial was the Car Studio from our Octane Lighting Essentials which you can find here:

The dirt material is part of our Material Pack for Octane which you can find here:

C4D Octane Tutorial: Dramatic Lighting Tip


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.

C4D Octane Lighting Essentials

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 11 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 just added Scene 11 to the download in January). 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 11 scenes currently included:

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Cinema 4D Quick Tip: Pulling Focus on Tricky Scenes

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!

Octane Texture Pack Pro

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!


Click here to buy now for only $59!

“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!”

   – A Customer Named Guido


Octane 3.05 and above

Cinema 4D R15 and above

Click here to buy now for only $59!

Free Greeble Displacement Map Generator Application

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:
Also, check out David’s tutorials here:

Cinema 4D & Otoy Octane Tutorial: Shadow Catcher for Compositing

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!

Cinema 4D Octane Tutorial: Scatter Object Overview

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.

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