Camera Animation 101 – Cinema4D

Camera animation is a big deal, this quick tutorial tries to get you started with it. How to avoid that 3d look, why you should use nulls, how to pick focal length etc.

Up Vectors in Cinema4D – Cannon rigging

Find out what up vectors are and how they can help you to rig cannons, eyes, forearm twist a whole bunch of other stuff.

Playblast render or HW preview in Cinema4D

Sometimes your scene won’t playback at full speed in the viewport, and you want to see what your animation timing looks like, but it takes too long to render a full render. This here is your solution.

Depth of field ( DOF ) in Cinema 4D

Depth of field or that blurry background effect. Learn the various ways you can achieve this effect in Cinema 4D.

Render Glass in Cinema 4D

Struggling with glass? struggle no more! In under 10 minutes you’ll know all the secrets to realistic glass renders! nah im just kidding, the secrets are infinite, but this should get you started on the right path. You now have no excuse for ugly glass renders.

There was a question about metal, so i decided to make a quick metal video, here it is 🙂

Make sure you delete the specular channel in your reflectance. It’s ugly and shouldn’t be there :))

In short: Make a new material, set the color to black, enable reflectance, delete the default specular layer in reflectance, add a GGX layer, scroll down to fresnel settings. Select “conductor” pick a preset if you want, or just set the blurriness manually. Ta-da!

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Aleksey

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