camera ticks – render camera Cinema 4d Quicktip

Ever have trouble with those little white boxes next to the camera and render the wrong view? This video tries to clear things up a bit 🙂

C4D install variations

Do you ever need to run various configurations of c4d on a regular basis? For example an install without plugins? Or perhaps you are beta testing a render engine, and you regularily need to switch between stable and beta version? Well here i’ll show you how to do that without duplicating your whole c4d install folder.

Cinema4D looks in 2 places for plugins/scripts/layouts etc. The first place is in the root folder of c4d. c:/program files/maxon/cinema4d or wherever you have it installed. The second is called a prefs folder. This by default lives somewhere in your “my documents” folder. and is unique to each user account on your computer. Here i will show you how to manually tell c4d which prefs folder it should look at when launching.

Make a shortcut to cinema4D in your R17 folder.

shortcut

right click on it and click properties.

now in the Target field add:[  g_prefspath=”E:\dropbox\c4d prefs”]

without the square brackets. So mine looks like this:

  • “E:\soft\CINEMA 4D R17\CINEMA 4D.exe” g_prefspath=”E:\dropbox\Dropboxc\4d stuff\c4d prefs\prefs”

Don’t forget the space before the “g_prefspath”.

properties

Now when you open Cinema4D from that shortcut, thats where its going to get all your layouts and shortcuts and plugins from.

You can make as many of these shortcuts as you want. What is important is that you install your plugins into the “plugins” folder inside the prefs folder and not in your root directory. Because the root directory plugins will load all the time regardless of what c4d shortcut you click.

If you want to get your old prefs and put them there you can do that easily. By opening cinema4D from the cinema 4d.exe file. pressing ctrl+e, and clicking the “open preference folder” button in the bottom left of the window. From there you can also check where your current open instance of C4D is getting its preferences.

prefs

Now you can rename these shortcuts to Cinema4d clean, Octane Beta, Octane stable etc..

Keep in mind that each version will have its own shortcuts and layouts. So be wary of that. maybe find a software that will sync just some of the files inside those folders, I haven’t looked into that yet.

Note: in R15 it was different, so my target path looked like this: “E:\soft\CINEMA 4D R15a\CINEMA 4D 64 Bit.exe” -homedir “E:\soft\CINEMA 4D R15a\myprefs”

cheers,
Aleksey

Xparticles Manual CSS skin

Got tired of staring at the Bright white screen while reading the xparticles manual, so i made this simple CSS tweak. Just extract it to [your_c4dPathpluginsX-Particlesmanualcss]

xparticles CSS

Axis Nulls and animation – You won’t believe what happens next!

Animations Jumping around when you parent them? Let me explain why that happens and how to address the issue.

Cheers,

Aleksey

MARVIN4D

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Ha-HA! Finally it is done! Marvin rigged for Cinema4D ! Thanks for Vector from https://www.vector3d.co.uk/ for the awesome model! I just did some cleaning up on it to make it more rigging friendly.

Then i set up the rig, only added 2 facial expressions. I think facial expressions will be my next challenge.

You can ignore the errors that come up about plugins, you don’t actually need them.

This model is free for private use. There is no commercial license since its copyright property of warner Bros.

If you have trouble animating or posing him, have a look at this video, its a very similar concept:

And you can download him from here and don’t forget to tag him #marvin4d if you use him:

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Aleksey

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