David Duloy has provided some of the most creative 3D illustrations done with Cinema4D, with all visualisations usually provided from existing original architects models, created by either ArchiCAD or Revit 3D and supplied by the design architects or developers that want David’s extra special artistic talent, creative imagination to produces realistic images.
David has worked on many large projects with high profile clients, but is always eager to help anyone that requires a quality image.
His talent has expanded with the new speed and capabilities of Corona Render for CPU rendering that works with Cinema4D equally well on MacOSX or Windows 10 and he is now offering his services to a broader spectrum of clients that want to extend their own studio capabilities with his help for architectural or infrastructure visualisation but to product and design studio imaging.
A new service is available here that offers direct contracting or by ‘Clinics’ with Studio designers using these same tools.
Smarttec.com.au – MAXON 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.
Designed 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.
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.
( 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.
This year’s FMX event in Stuttgart was a great opportunity to meet up with many of our partners and friends in the CG industry. We had the chance to catch up with the guys at MAXON, HDR Light Studio and Laubwerk, as well as some “out of office” time with our very own RealFlow team! Good news – HDR Light Studio and Laubwerk both have new versions which are compatible with Maxwell. HDRLS 5 plugins for Maya, 3ds Max and Cinema 4D all support Maxwell already, and Maxwell Studio compatibility will be out very shortly. Laubwerk actually announced their new Plants Kits 1.0.15 release at FMX, and this new version comes with support for Maxwell (free trial here) in both Cinema 4D and 3ds Max!
This added Maxwell support was first tested by Rob Redman, Creative Director at Pariah Studios, who used Maxwell and Cinema 4D for the testing. Rob was also our speaker at FMX this year! In this recording of the presentation, Rob talks about his pipeline and workflow, and also gives some practical tips on using Maxwell. Rob is a Maxwell Render Xpert Trainer – so listen up for insights into creating animated Multilight videos from one render, lighting & environment tips, cameras, materials, the importance of real world settings and more from this experienced professional and trainer.
Thanks, Rob! We hope you enjoy the presenation: Rob Redman´s Efficient and Fun Pipeline with Maxwell Render!
Users of Cinema 4D R12 that have yet to upgrade to the current version are now offered a Special discounted opportunity to upgrade to the current version R15.
The R15 release offered many new features as below but this heralds the possibility of of an imminent further upgrade,
so there is a simple upgrade without MSA offer which has a 15% discount
one with the MSA offer which has a 25% discount added.
The MSA added ( Maxon Service Agreement ) is a 12months additional support and free upgrade capability that ensures you new package is upgraded and supported for an additional 12 months.
MAXON CINEMA 4D R14
New Features Offer Expanded Options
In Hollywood, many motion graphics animators have seen year over year dominance and adoption of MAXON’s flagship software CINEMA 4D. Their newest release offers users improved feature sets and new tools to create 3D models and animation even easier than before.
Announced at SIGGRAPH, and shipping in September, the newest release of the popular 3D software includes a big change in the way users approach the software. CINEMA 4D’s R14 now allows artists to sculpt their models with a variety of tools. Not only does the new software include tools to shape the objects that artists create, but its unique layering system allows models to be edited, baked, and dynamically assessed directly within the C4D workflow.
While there are very good third-party solutions for sub-polygonal sculpting, the new sculpting potential allows C4D artists to work within a pipeline that does not remove them from the MAXON setting, and gives them editorial and animation potential that third-party solutions don’t offer.
Motion Graphics for broadcast, web, film, and even some gaming has made MAXON’s C4D an easy choice for professional animators because of its tight integration with the compositing software already used in the industry. For years, C4D has exported scene data and prepared project files for Adobe After Effects, Apple Motion, Shake, and other compositing software. Release 14 now adds the ability to support The Foundry’s Nuke software, creating many more file-specific passes that allow artists to achieve more detailed control during the compositing process. Moreover, there is full support for OpenEXR when exporting those files.
CINEMA 4D Training
Smarttec will be offering CINEMA 4D training in 2012 in Sydney.
The training offered is generally onsite and is provided as; half day sessions of either 4 hours for $595 each or at full day $995 rate(s) and is provided by our qualified Cinema4D trainer.
Training to be proficeient in Cinema4D is a variable, but generally 1 day will get most users to be active users while 2 days is recommended for advanced techniques.