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Learn how to visualize camerawork and lighting in 3D

  • How to Design a Bedroom in Cinema 4D

    In this video we use Set Designer assets to layout and design a simple bedroom.

    We also used C4D PBR Materials, which we no longer recommend due to longer render times and worse viewport rendering.  All Set Designer assets use standard C4D materials now.

  • How to Design a Bathroom in Cinema 4D

    In this video we use Set Designer assets to layout and design a simple bathroom.  The wall system doesn’t make easy to add the cut out for the bath tub and shower but we are working on improving that aspect of the system.

    We also used C4D PBR Materials, which we no longer recommend due to longer render times and worse viewport rendering.  All Set Designer assets use standard C4D materials now.

  • How to Install LIB4D Files in Cinema 4D

    If you are using the Set Designer “Sets and Locations” they come in .LIB4D format.  This video covers how to install them and use them in Cinema 4D.

    The .LIB4D format is one of my favorite features of Cinema 4D because it makes it easy to create a local database of models and materials.  And then easy to share and move those libraries to other systems.

    If you have any questions please head over to the forum or leave them directly on the YouTube video.

  • How to Design a Kitchen in Cinema 4D

    The complete kitchen set is available to download for Set Designer Subscribers

    In this video we cover how to use the Set Designer Wall, Cabinets, and Kitchen assets to design a basic kitchen.  We also touch on how to use the Set Designer Materials and some VERY basic Cinema 4D lighting and rendering.

    If you have any questions please head to our forum or leave them directly on the YouTube video.

  • How to Install Set Designer for Cinema 4D

    In this video we download a Set Designer asset and “install” it into the Cinema 4D Content Browser.  Then we build a really simple set and render it.

    The Content Browser makes a local copy of the 3D model and all necessary textures.  This allows you to quickly import the objects and material you need without having to manage the files.

    If you have any questions head over to the forum or leave them directly on the YouTube video.

  • Set Designer for Cinema 4D Overview

    In this video we cover three basic topics:

    1. What is Set Designer?
    2. What is included in Set Designer
    3. How does the Annual Subscription Work

    If you have any questions head over to our forum or leave a comment on the actual YouTube video.

  • Cine Design Training Isometric View in Cinema 4D Isometric View and Communicating Layout with Your Crew

    In this episode of Cine Design Training we look at how to use Orthographic and Isometric camera views to clearly communicating the layout and blocking of your scene.  These views eliminate perspective and make it easier for your crew to read your diagrams.

    Give Isometric view a try and share you work with me on Instagram #cinedesign or email me.

    Cheers,

    Matt

     

  • Cine Design Training New Camera System Cine Designer Build 4 New Camera System in Cine Designer Build 4

  • Cine Designer Training - Adobe Fuse Characters Realistic Hair in Cinema 4D Adobe Fuse Characters: Realistic Hair in Cinema 4D

    In this episode we add realistic hair to our Adobe Fuse character using the Cinema 4D Hair Object.

    Adobe Fuse Characters: Realistic Hair

    Select Polygons Where the Hair Will Go, Create Hair Object

    The Cinema 4D hair system is very simple and intuitive. Love it! Select the body mesh, go to Polygon mode, then hit “9” and select paint the scalp and where you want to add hair. Then go to Simulate->Hair Objects->Add Hair.
     

    Select the Hair Object, change the length and number of hairs

    When you create the Hair Object it will show up in the object manager. Select the hair object and in Attributes->Guides set the count to 500 and the length to 10 cm. Attributes->Hairs change the count from 5000 to 15000.
     

    Add A Hair Collider Tag to the Body

    Select the body mesh and add a Hair Collider tag. Tags->Hair Tags->Hair Collider. This will stop the hair from clipping through the face.
     

    Relax the hair and simulate gravity

    Select the hair object and Dynamics->Animation, find the relax button. Hit is multiple times until the hair falls nicely on the face. This might be slow depending on your system.
     

    SET AS DYNAMICS

    This step took me days of researching online to figure out. Select the hair and go to Simulate-> Hair Edit-> Set As Dynamics. This will stop your hair from popping back to afro mode when you go to frame one.
     

    Groom the Hair

    Under Simulate->Hair Mode->Points. Just do it. Then use the Simulate->Hair Tools->Brush and Scissors. You can then cut the hair and brush it around until you are happy. Please save your file before you start this process, even though you can undo, it’s easy to completely mess up the hair beyond repair.
     

    Hair Shader

    I could make a 20 hour course on the hair shader. But in general change the hair color to what you want. Change the Specular and sharpness to define how shiny the hair is. Change the hair width to something very small like .01cm. The other options will add frizz, curls, waves, etc. to the hair. You will need to experiment for hours, days, weeks, to full understand all of the shader settings.

    But it’s fun! Make some crazy hair. Make short hair, make long hair.

    Be prepared for longer render times but you are now working with a higher quality Adobe Fuse based human model with PBR shaders and Cinema 4D hair.

    Congrats. We will continue to evolve this character into an industry standard photo real animation quality human.

    Cheers,

    Matt