I’m extremely excited to share that The Pixel Lab “Material Pack” is now converted to an OctaneRender ready version! The pack includes over 500 C4D materials/textures to help you speed up your workflow and focus on being creative! OctaneRender has taken the world by storm and is setting the bar high for GPU renderers. Install this pack and you can dive in to Octane with tons of great materials/textures so you can hit the ground running.
Today we have a free C4D model by John Burdock. John created a silver Galactic Axe or hatchet model. The silver has details etched into it based on the material/bump channel. You could also re-texture the handle and make it a wooden version pretty easily if you want that style. Feel free to use for personal or commercial use, just make to sure to thank John in the comments and also check out his work at epicjcreations.com Thanks for sharing, John!
Some quick tips when using Ambient Occlusion in Cinema 4D including dealing with grainy renders. Hope it helps!
I found a really rad free Xpresso rig for C4D by Mike Udin. It’s a handful of presets for audio waveforms. I love this stuff! Really handy rig to put in the library. Make sure to thank Mike. You can download it on his site here: mikeudin.net/2016/07/01/xpresso-rig-am-spline
Simon Spencer-Harvey goes over a technique to export your HDRI image into flat squares so that you can edit them easily in Photoshop. Then he shows you how to re-project your edited images so that they are once again a 360 HDRI in Cinema 4D. This is useful if you want to edit your HDRI and especially if you’re doing any VR scenes and need to customize anything. I hope it’s helpful!
My friend Noah Witchell put up a great tutorial and some free scripts for anyone who works with Python scripting or wants to learn. This video includes some really helpful resources for learning Python. Also, he has some great tips for creating something similar to Photoshop Actions where you can create a script to run through a multi step process in one click. Setting up scripts for anything you do frequently would be a great time saver. Anyway, hope you enjoy. Check out the tutorial, but make sure to go to the actual vimeo page where he has tons of links to scripts and other resources for learning. You can check that out here.
Quick little tutorial on using some Cinema 4D character tools like the Joint Tool and binding to create a ribbon that is easy to animate. Hope you find some useful info!
My friend Jim Field just keeps cranking out great models! Jim is the artist behind the sweet pocket watch model as well as a cottage house and Moor Park manor house we gave away awhile ago. Today he’s giving away a free Cinema 4D model of an evil motorcycle. Please make sure to thank Jim in the comments for his efforts and generosity!
I’ve had some fun lately with C4D Soft Body Dynamics. Here are a couple tips to get you going, including how to make and use a cage with the Mesh Deformer, and how to use Vertex Maps to refine your soft body animation. Hope it’s helpful! To get the spray can model go to thepixellab.net/industrial-pack-2