Caustics in C4D

Refractive Animation with Caustics in Cinema4D

This tutorial is from a technique that I used many years ago. I’m sure some of you will remember this as I used to have a written tutorial on the Hypa website many moons ago! The results from this are quite unique and you can create some really beautiful effects by rendering a few passes…

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New Training Teaser from Alex Lehnert

This is the teaser to Alex’s new and soon to be released Training series “Crafting Product Shots with Cinema4D”. He will cover all the aspects of a product shot from modeling, lighting, shader setup to final rendering and compositing. You´ll learn how to setup a nice beauty setup for highclass product shots. Cinema4D Training: Crafting…

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Creating a Cloud Fly Through with Pyrocluster

I found this Pyrocluster preset kicking about in my 3D library today and I cannot remember where I got it from. If you sent this to me, then please let me know and I’ll credit you in this post. I’ve used pyrocluster many times and although I feel that there is much room for improvement,…

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Cinema4D to After Effects and back again…

In this collection of tutorials created for Maxon’s You Tube channel, I explore techniques you can use when working with Cinema4D Multipass rendering in combination with the After Effects exchange feature of Cinema4D. Taking you step by step through the process, the tutorial starts by covering the basic principles of working with multipass rendering and exporting…

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Traffic Lights

Here is a quick post to share a piece of python code that I use in nearly every C4D scene these days. It is really simple and all it does is take the current state of the objects “Visible in Editor” parameter and apply it to the same objects “Visible in Render” parameter. I use…

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Linear Workflow in Cinema4D and After Effects

Linear Workflow is a relatively new feature for Cinema4D. Before the introduction of Linear Workflow in C4D Release12 it was only possible through the use of third party plugins such as DeGamma by The Third Party. This article aims to explain the concept behind Linear Workflow (LWF) and in the process look at the correct…

ENVY: C4D Interiors for VRAY & Advanced Render.

I was recently contacted by Envy Studio who asked if I’d make a blog post regarding a new product they’d released for Cinema4D. Being the charitable type and always looking to support independent entrepreneurs, I agreed.   Plus it looks like a pretty good deal to me.  So here it is… ENVY: C4D INTERIORS FOR…

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Reflection Falloff?

There was a question over at The Motion Exchange about how to create a falloff type effect with reflections in Cinema4D. Well there are a few methods to achieve this, some are more accurate than others, but because of this, they are a little more costly with render times. The first and perhaps the most…