Cinema 4D models for Illustrator

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Cinema 4D models for Illustrator

 

Integrating Cinema 4D models seamlessly into your 2D designs has never been easier.


No more waiting for the 3D artist to make changes – do it yourself! Best of all, the new Cineware for Illustrator plugin is available for FREE!

Or watch this video on how Dimitris uses some new techniques with 3D inside Adobe Illustrator CC using his Cinema 4D workflow.

Learn about Cineware for Illustrator works with objects on TurboSquid.

See a full demonstration of how you can work with it and library models from TurboSquid

 

Please download your personal copy of Cineware for Illustrator here:
( It will work with Cinema 4D LITE version  free with Adobe After Effects CC )

To get you started, here are some free objects for download from Turbosquid.
If you are interested in using more assets for your project,
feel free to browse the collections we’ve prepared for you here.

Of course to get your Cinema 4D call 02 9939 4000 for more information order here :

Cinema 4D R19 (R19) Release

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Cinema 4D R19 (R19) Release

Smarttec.com.auMAXON announces the Cinema 4D R19 (R19) Release.
This next generation of MAXON’s professional 3D application offers great tools and enhancements for concept design artists for use immediately, and provides a peek into the foundations for the future.

Cinema 4D PriceDesigned to serve individual designers as well as larger architects or design environments, Release 19 offers a fast, easy, stable and streamlined workflow to meet today’s challenges in the content creation markets; especially general design, archViz, Virtual Reality, motion graphics, VFX, VR/AR and all types of visualization.

Cinema 4D R19 Feature Highlights Include:

Viewport Improvements – Results so close to final render that client previews can be output using the new native mp4 video support.

MoGraph Enhancements – Added workflow capabilities in Voronoi Fracturing and an all-new Sound Effector.

New Spherical Camera – Lets artists render stereoscopic 360° Virtual Reality videos and dome projections.

New Polygon Reduction– Easily reduce entire hierarchies while preserving vertex maps, selection tags and UV coordinates to ensure textures continue to map properly and preserve polygon detail.

Level of Detail (LOD) Object – Define and manage settings to maximize viewport and render speed, or prepare optimized assets for game workflows. Exports FBX for use in popular game engines.

AMD’s Radeon ProRender – Now seamlessly integrated into R19, providing artists with a cross-platform GPU rendering solution.

Revamped Media Core – Completely rewritten software core to increase speed and memory efficiency for image, video and audio formats; native support for mp4 video without QuickTime.

Robust Modeling– A new modeling core with improved support for edges and N-gons can be seen in the Align and Reverse Normals commands.

BodyPaint 3D – Now uses an OpenGL painting engine, giving R19 artists a real-time display of reflections, alpha, bump or normal, and even displacement for improved visual feedback and texture painting when painting color and adding surface details in film, game design and other workflows.

A complete feature list is available at the Release 19 landing page.

Archicad 20 Visualisation uses CineRender Engine Upgrade a subset of Cinema 4D renderer

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Archicad 20 Visualisation uses CineRender Engine Upgrade a subset of Cinema 4D renderer

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When CineRender was first introduced in ARCHICAD 18 the CineRender Rendering Engine took “out of the box” renderings to a new level by replacing the older Artlantis based rendering engine.

With the release of ARCHICAD 20 it now runs the latest CineRender engine based on the Cinema 4D R16 engine. ARCHICAD 20 also allows full export of its models in Cinema 4D file format to the newest version of Cinema 4D Studio R18 that supports even higher capabilities, realism and faster animation.

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This Upgraded Engine in conjunction with a number of Improvements is sure to improve ARCHICAD’s already impressive rendering capabilities while still allowing easy transition to using Cinema 4D Studio R18 as above.

See below here for the added new rendering features in ArchiCAD 20 and its CineRender.

New Surface Channel: Reflectance

The new Reflectance Channel (replacing Reflection and Specular) allows for multiple reflection layers, each with its own bump map and reflection model. You can use “masks” to control reflection parameters, such as blurriness, and the Distance Dim mode to fade them out.

Other new Reflectance options:

  • Conductor Fresnel mode, optimized for metallic surfaces
  • Anisotropic mode for reflection distortions, e.g. for brushed/scratched metal
  • A special cloth shading model (Irwan) with presets, for realistic‐looking cloth surfaces

Improved Shaders

  • Brick Shader: new Displacement mode for more realistic brick walls
  • Filter Shader: Gradation Curves, to precisely set brightness/color regions of an image
  • Backlight Shader: New shading algorithms

Improved Global Illumination (GI) for Renderings

Use the new, faster Irradiance Cache to enjoy incredible contact shadows. The Irradiance Cache includes presets for specific types of Project lighting, both internal and external.

If needed, select separate GI settings ‐ including separate Saturation and Intensity settings ‐ for the two GI calculation methods (primary and secondary).

With the Show Samples option, you can disable display of shading points, if they are not needed during prepasses.

Improved Physical Renderer

“Turbo Boost” your rendering times, with no quality loss, using the new Intel Embree raytracing engine for the Physical Renderer.

Faster grass renderings and a quick preview also enhance the Physical Renderer experience.

Other Rendering Improvements

  • Updated scenes using the new settings for faster and even more realistic renderings
  • Set Noise Distribution as a single, global setting (General CineRender Option)
  • Faster Ambient Occlusion calculation via cache

Cinema 4D Release 18

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Get Cinema 4D R17 with MSA Included at No Additional Charge and Spring Into Release 18 as Soon as it Ships!

Spring is nearly here and arriving with it will be the exciting new Cinema 4D Release 18.
Buy between now and August 31 and receive both the current R17 and a 12 month MSA support agreement, which includes a free upgrade to R18 providing a great way to “spring into” Release 18 with significant savings for Australian and New Zealand customers.

But hurry. This special is only available until August 31st 2016.

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REALFLOW FLUIDS INSIDE CINEMA 4D

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REALFLOW FLUIDS INSIDE CINEMA 4D

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RealFlow | Cinema 4D gives you the best in fluid simulation, directly inside Cinema 4D. Now you can achieve high-end simulations with an even easier workflow.

WHY USE REALFLOW | CINEMA 4D?

Get the ‘early bird promo’ price and get more than 25% offoffer end June 30th

Serious, high performance fluids

RealFlow | Cinema 4D is built on RealFlow’s Dyverso solver – so you get the best in fluid simulation, with an easy workflow.

 

Simplified workflow

Forget about going back and forth between 3D platforms . You no longer have to worry about network dependencies, permissions, or IP issues.

Fully integrated toolkits

Now you can use native Cinema 4D modifiers and tools combined with RealFlow.




High speed simulations

RealFlow | Cinema 4D is GPU accelerated, supporting CUDA and OpenCL.

WHAT CAN REALFLOW | CINEMA 4D DO?

Particle-Object Interaction

Use RealFlow nodes and Cinema 4D colliders together.

C4D splines as RF particle paths

Create splines in Cinema 4D and use them as fluid paths in RealFlow.

C4D materials as emission masks

Use Cinema 4D materials and textures for emitting fluid particles.

Crown splashes on demand

Create and customize crown splashes easily.

Use RF directly with C4D Mograph

Convert RF to thinking particles, use particle instances and tracer objects.

Visible fluids on objects

Use collision maps during simulation and render the effect

Super-fast meshing

Take advantage of a fast and easy-to-configure mesh engine based on the OpenVDB library

BASIC FLUIDS SIMULATION WORKFLOW WITH CINEMA 4D AND REALFLOW WEBINAR

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BASIC FLUIDS SIMULATION WORKFLOW WITH CINEMA 4D AND REALFLOW WEBINAR

MARCH 23 7-8PM AEDT

We have been able to organise a webinar that was originally run a month ago but at times that made it impossible to participate – so we are happy to announce a new dat form a repeat with the same presenter online at a time that is easier for local Australian and New Zealand attendees.

 


Time 7-8pm Sydney/Melbourne/Canberra time
Wednesday March 23 online
Please fill in your details here and we will have your Gotomeeting registration link confirmed


In the past, advanced fluids simulations were reserved for large film productions because of their immense cost, high-end software requirements and massive render times. 

There are in fact numerous uses for these types of simulations: they are, for example, an integral part of advanced motion design and professional product visualizations. Even though the tools required to create these simulations have become notably more affordable and the advances in processor architecture even make it possible for freelancers and smaller studios to meet the requirements for rendering these simulations, the belief is still prevalent that convincing fluids simulations can only be created by experts with a corresponding scientific background.

In this basic skills webinar, Danish 3D designer and Cinema 4D lead instructor Thomas Andreasen shows that this belief is no more than a myth. Thomas, who himself only recently started creating his own fluids simulations, shows that Cinema 4D and Next Limit RealFlow have clearly lowered the bar significantly. Thomas uses a perfume advert as an example for demonstrating how to quickly create visually stunning results.

This webinar lasts about one hour and you can send questions during the session via chat. To allow more time for the webinar content, we will collect your questions and answer them comprehensively with the help of product specialists from Next Limit. We will make the answers available for all attendees as a downloadable FAQ document!

Basic Fluids Simulation with Cinema 4d and RealFlow

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RealFlow Basic Simulation


Basic Fluids Simulation with Cinema 4d and RealFlow

Recently there was hosted a webinar on using Fluid simulation, Basic Fluids Simulation Workflow with Cinema 4D and RealFlow. It was hosted at a European time that made it very difficult for us in the East to view so we are hoping to announce a local timed version fairly soon.

But as promised, we recorded this webinar and have made it available online so you can view it at your leisure. If you were not able to experience the live stream you can still see how easy it is to create impressive, realistic-looking fluids simulations. You can also download the Cinema 4D, RealFlow and After Effects setups so you can recreate each step if the simulation on your own computer. A short set of  instructions is also included.

 

The related Project files are also available here.

Download the project files here.

Cinema4D Stereoscopic Rendering

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Cinema4D Stereoscopic Rendering

 

3D Stereo rendering

Interactive 3D is becoming the new norm with Cinema4D Stereoscopic Rendering and realtime VR – capabilities offered by ‘Unreal Engine’ and other games engines are producing fantastic realism from 3D software like Cinema4D Studio R17 that supports this Stereoscopic Rendering and interfaces to Unreal engine easily.

we are finding new ways to enhance and the architectural design experience.

Cinema4D has an easy path from ArchiCAD and other 3D design packages including Sketchup to build exciting realistic and interactive displays using Facebook’s  Occulus Rift and the new Microsoft Hololens soon to be released that provide this immersive new display experience.

 

Check here for some more background from the Cinema4D Apprentice on how you can use Cinema4D for 3D stereoscopic production . Watch this following video and learn.

 

 

Cinema 4D Architectural Visualization

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Cinema4D ArchiViz ( Oct 2015 )  Maxon recently had a webinar on Cinema 4D Architectural Visualization.

We have uploaded a recording of this event to our YouTube Channel if you’re interested in solidifying your skills or learning more about its capabilities.

Cinema 4D Architectural Visualization

For those were not able to attend, we invite you to watch the videos at your leisure to for more on the various Cinema 4D benefits and what it has to offer for architectural visualization.

This is a comprehensive review and demonstration of the architectural features that are available in Cinema4D Studio, specifically Cinema4D R17. It reviews the new Sketchup import improvements and also the powerful Mograph capabilities for adding mass 3rd party items such as environmental aspects including trees and plants that add realism to your model.

Remember that ArchiCAD and Vectorworks users have a particularly easy import path from these modelling systems.

You can download a Cinema 4D scene file with the grass material Johan-Bernd Zweverink used during the webinar here.

For those that need more details on acquiring Cinema4D see here for more details.

Cinema 4D Release 17 (R17)

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Cinema 4D Release 17 (R17)

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It’s a great time to consider Cinema4D 3D modeler for all new users and an even better time for existing users to consider upgrading to Cinema4D Studio ( full feature version ) as all new purchasers/upgraders get a free MSA included that ensures you get the new R17 on release.

FRIEDRICHSDORF, Germany – August 4, 2015 — MAXON today announced Cinema 4D Release 17 (R17), a milestone release of its cornerstone 3D animation, graphics, VFX, visualization, and rendering software. Cinema 4D R17 delivers new, expanded and completely reworked features for exceptional performance allowing creatives to more easily and efficiently manage and create outstanding content. Central to Cinema 4D R17 is the new Take System that provides complete and flexible scene handling to manage render layers and animation variations. Also included are new Lens Distortion tools for improved motion tracking, and completely reworked Spline Tools for a more efficient workflow for manipulating points, lines, tangents, arcs and more.

“MAXON is committed to enriching user experience and productivity,” says Harald Egel, managing partner at MAXON Computer GmbH, “The robust new features and subtle refinements throughout Cinema 4D R17 make this a must-have release.”

Cinema 4D R17 Feature Highlights

At SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles, August 11 – 13, MAXON will preview the new features in the R17. Key highlights include:

Take System: Delivers new functionality above and beyond a Render Layer System to provide flexible scene management allowing artists to create numerous independent takes of a scene and change almost any parameter for intuitive variations – all saved in a single scene file, eliminating file management hassles and wasted disk space. The ability to maintain complete versioning and variation control also saves users valuable production time.

Lens Distortion Support: Easily generate a distortion profile for any image, e.g., for curved and plunging lines when integrating 3D elements into videos or photos. The intuitive interface also improves functionality to remove distortion for tracking and scene creation, re-apply distortion at render time and offers the option of saving lens settings for future use.

Graph View for Motion Tracker: R17 has a new Graph View that highlights problem track points in a simple-to-use graph and lets users easily remove them from the calculation for improved efficiency.

New Spline Tools: The completely reworked Spline Tools in R17 provide artists with added control for manipulating points, lines, tangents and arcs more intuitively. Users can leverage Boolean operators like Intersect, Subtract, Union, And, Or for an even faster workflow.

Animation Workflow Enhancements: Now artists can animate faster and with more precision in Cinema 4D R17. Simply control F-Curves with weighted tangents with the option of automatically removing overshoot. Easily eliminate Gimbal lock with Euler filtering, define animation regions using range markers and master animation workflow with new Timeline preferences.

Sculpting Improvements: MAXON introduces dozens of new features in R17 to sculpt with precision and ease. The Sculpt to Pose Morph feature automatically creates morph targets for each sculpt layer, which lets artists quickly transition from character design to character animation. The new Edge Detection feature is designed to let users easily sculpt hard-surface models.

Houdini Engine Integration: A seamless integration for Side Effect Software’s Houdini Engine lets users load Houdini Digital Assets (HDA) such as parametric objects, simulations, etc., into Cinema 4D and manipulate them like standard Cinema 4D generators. The Houdini Engine processes the HDA in the background with extremely low overheads and returns it to Cinema 4D for a highly efficient yet unobtrusive workflow.

SketchUp Integration: Tighter integration in R17 with SketchUp – a 3D modeling program for a wide range of drawing applications ranging from film and video game design to architectural and interior design – lets creative professionals quickly populate scenes by accessing free, ready-to-use objects created and made available by the SketchUp user community.

Cinema 4D R17 Pricing, Availability and Upgrade Path

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Cinema 4D Release 17 is scheduled to ship September, 2015. Available for both Mac OS X and Windows.