Tutorial Tuesday: Creating and Lighting a Space Scene, Parts I and II

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Space Lighting – Part 1 – Modeling

“Part 1 of 3 of the space lighting series. I go over one of the most overlooked aspects of lighting, which would be modeling. Without proper modeling, even the best lighting won’t help.”

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Cinema 4D Tutorial – Space Lighting – Part 2 – Textures and Basic Lights

“…Part 2 deals with textures and basic lights.”

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Tutorial: Cinema 4D Objects To Sand With X Particles

Post by Ben Watts at BW Design : “In this first look at X Particles 2.5 we’ll start by building an emission shader. Following that we’ll add in a source object and set up a particle system that with take on the look of sand as our object gets eaten away.”

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Tutorial: Creating a Business Card Stack in CINEMA 4D

Post by Ben Watts: “In this beginner’s tutorial we’ll create a business card template in Photoshop which will serve well for our card stack. After that we’ll create the stack in Cinema 4D using basic mograph effector techniques, then finally we’ll render with the physical renderer utilizing depth of field.”

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News: MAXON Announces Tighter Integration and Performance Enhancements to the CINEWARE Pipeline

Friedrichdorf, Germany – November 4, 2013 – MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced upgrades to MAXON CINEWARE, now available in the latest version of Adobe After Effects CC . The enhancements symbolize the ongoing strategic relationship between MAXON and Adobe to deliver improved integration and performance between MAXON’s powerful 3D application, CINEMA 4D, and Adobe’s industry leading software.

Since the June introduction of Adobe After Effects CC, creative professionals have benefitted from the seamless integration provided by CINEWARE that establishes a bridge between the two applications and allows users to open any 3D file that CINEMA 4D supports directly in After Effects that can be edited and enhanced using the “Live 3D pipeline.” Compositing passes can also be selected directly in After Effects for editing, even by users who are new to 3D. This version of After Effects CC also debuted CINEMA 4D Lite, a limited, yet feature-rich version of CINEMA 4D integrated within After Effects that gives artists access to an exceptional selection of the software’s functionality.

The new updates to the CINEWARE workflow, available in After Effects CC, are designed to optimize performance and enhance creative capabilities in the video workflow. Last month, MAXON introduced CINEMA 4D Release 15 (R15) marked by powerful enhancements to modeling, text creation, rendering and sculpting. Access to many of the new capabilities in R15 are also available in the latest version of After Effects CC.

Updates to CINEWARE include:

Options Dialog Box – New settings are available in the CINEWARE Options Dialog Box allowing users to select which version of CINEMA 4D (R14 or later) should be started automatically. This is especially beneficial to users who have fully-featured versions of CINEMA 4D Studio or CINEMA 4D Broadcast installed so that they can select the preferred CINEMA 4D software version of choice more easily.

Rendering Enhancements – New rendering capabilities are available in the After Effects CC CINEWARE viewport for users who choose to use an edition of CINEMA 4D other than CINEMA 4D Lite including the Physical Renderer.

MAXON’s Physical Renderer gives artists real-world camera functions for added cinematic and creative possibilities. It works with Intel’s highly optimized Embree Raytracing Engine, for rendering speed improvements without compromising image quality.

CINEMA 4D Upgrade Path

For After Effects CC users wishing to experience the more powerful versions of CINEMA 4D beyond CINEMA 4D Lite, MAXON offers an attractive upgrade path to CINEMA 4D R15 for an even richer 3D content creation experience.

Maxon CINEMA 4D Studio Upgrade from C4D Lite

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