Neuigkeiten zum Programm CINEMA 4D von MAXON

Sehenswerte CINEMA 4D Videos auf Youtube und Vimeo

Samstag, 27. August 2016

3D Fluff: Trade Secrets Tutorial

3D Fluff hat ein neues Trainingvideo veröffentlicht: "Trade Secrets"

OT:
"There’s a lot of tools and commands in Cinema 4D that sit there, hidden away, only used by a few people who know about them and their hidden potential. Did you know for example that there is a real-time tool for positioning reflections on surfaces which requires no test renders?

Gain control over your working environment with advanced interface controls and scene navigation around tricky objects tight corners. Discover new ways to quickly convert polygon and point selections between each other to make creating selections easier.

Animators will be shown new ways to record animations and powerful editing tools such as RM curves for control of huge numbers of keyframes. Creatively repurpose character animation tools you didn’t think you needed into commands which can help you in your daily work.

Materials and surfaces make up a healthy portion of the knowledge on offer here. We walk you through activating animated material previews to show how transparent surfaces will bend light; how to gain clearer editor previews of what your materials will do and how to crispen up material details during rendering ..."

Runs for just under 5 hours, fully compatible with R17 and R18 but still 99% compatible with any version after R12 "

Mehr Infos und Kauf unter www.3dfluff.com

David Weidemann: 2 Character Animation Plugins & 2 free Scripts

David Weidemann hat zwei Character Animation Plugins und -Skripts veröffentlicht.
  • Character Template Master:
    "is a for teams that work with Cinema 4Ds character template system. It is used to synchronize new templates of the rigger with the local templates of the animators"
Character Template Master from David Weidemann on Vimeo.


  • Gimbal Master deals with the dreaded "gimbal lock".
    It is a tool for analysing an animation, as well as for converting it to a suitable euler rotation order and with that minimizing or even eliminating the gimbal lock effect. Here is a demo (it's almost more a tutorial on gimbal lock)"


Die kostenlosen Skripte:
  • Copy Animation:
    "Copys the animation from one hierarchy to the other.
    First select the parent of the hierarchy with the animation, then the parent of the hierarchy that shall receive the animation. Execute the script. Done.
    Message dialogs inform you about success and errors."
  • Show Timeline:
    "This is a very simple script that shows the timeline for selected objects and automates all timeline commands that you do routinely call (like framing the preview range, folding the tracks, etc.).
    You can easily disable and disable commands by adding or removing the # in front of a command (but keep the colums straight).
    Creating a shortcut for this script via "Customize Commands" makes this a time saving little helper."
Alles kann man kaufen bzw. gratis downloaden unter gumroad.com/davidweidemann

Montag, 25. Juli 2016

MAXON: CINEMA 4D R18 angekündigt

MAXON hat auf seiner rundum erneuerten Webseite CINEMA 4D R18 angekündigt.

Neu sind unter anderem:

MoGraph:

  • Nicht-destruktive Zerstörung mit Voronoi Fracturing
  • Push-Apart-Effektor
  • ReEffector
  • MoGraph Wichtungspinsel
  • extern speicherbare MoGraph Caches

Modeling:

  • neues Messer Tool mit Ebenenschnitt, Loop/Pfad-Schnitt und Linienschnitt
  • Raycast Algorithmus zum Backen von Sculpting-Ergebnissen
  • Funktion „UVW aus Projektion erstellen“

Animation:

  • Objekt Tracker
  • Parent Constraint
  • neuer Quaternions Workflow
  • Prioritätsverschiebung

Rendering:

  • Dünnfilm-shader
  • Inverse Ambient Occlusion-shader
  • Shadow Catcher Material
  • Parallax Shader

Workflow:

  • Viewport Reflektionen
  • SSAO
  • Viewport Tesselation
  • Substance-Engine Integration
  • Color Chooser Kompakt-Modus
  • Vertex-Farben


Neue kompelette Features liste ist hier einsehbar.

Mehr Infos auf r18.maxon.net


C4D Live: SIGGRAPH 2016 Presentations (MEZ)

Auch diese Jahr zeigt MAXON wieder interessante Presentationen um CINEMA 4D auf der SIGGRAPH 2016. Diese werden wie immer auf  www.c4dlive.com live übertragen:

Hier die an MEZ angepassten Zeiten:

Dienstag 26. Juli 2016:

  • 18:30 "What’s Next in Cinema 4D" with Athanasios Pozantzis - Noseman
  • 19:30 "Creating Advanced Controllable Dynamic Splines, Branches, and Tentacles" with Chris Schmidt - Greyscalegorilla
  • 20:30 "3D for the 2D Designer" with EJ Hassenfratz - Eyedesyn
  • 21:30 "From Sports to eSports: Behind the Scenes of Creating a Broadcast Package" with Melissa Oakley - Capacity
  • 22:30 "Breaking New Ground in Cinema 4D" with Nick Campbell - Greyscalegorilla
  • 23:30 "Cinema 4D for Filmmakers" with Carlos Ferrer
Mittwoch 27. Juli 2016:
  • 0:30 "Creating a Dynamic Power Up Sequence Using Animated Textures and Mograph" with Sekani Solomon - Imaginary Forces
  • 1:30 "Supplementing Your Design and Animation Workflow with C4D" with Nik Hill - Territory
- Pause -
  • 18:30 "Advanced MoGraph Techniques" with Derya Öztürk
  • 19:30 "Procedural Methods for Motion Response" with Brett Morris - Capacity
  • 20:30 "Arnold and Other Cures for Bad Clients" with Chad Ashley - Greyscalegorilla
  • 21:30 "Using the Take System, Mograph and Xparticles to Create The Dolby at AMC Prime Preshow" with Sekani Solomon - Imaginary Forces
  • 22:30 "Archer in 3D: Cinema 4Dangerzone" with Robert Paraguassu - Floyd County Productions
  • 23:30 "Hollywood VFX on an Indie Budget" with Trevor Kerr
Donnerstag 28. Juli 2016:
  • 0:30 "MoGraph Magic" with Casey Hupke
  • 1:30 "50 Tips in 50 Minutes" with Ryan Summers
- Pause -
  • 18:30 "Supplementing Your Design and Animation Workflow with C4D" with Nik Hill - Territory
  • 19:30 "Metroid: Motion Capture, and Sci-Fi Environments" with Sam Balcomb - Rainfall Films
  • 20:30 "Tips and Tricks" with Derya Öztürk
  • 21:30 "Color Grading for the 3D Artist" with Chad Ashley - Greyscalegorilla
  • 22:30 "Hollywood VFX on an Indie Budget" with Trevor Kerr
  • 23:30 "Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Medical Animation and Illustration" with Athanasios Pozantzis - Noseman
Auch ein Gewinnspiel ist wieder dabei. 
Mehr auf  www.c4dlive.com