Automotive Visualization in Cinema 4D Vol. 01

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  06 June 2013
Automotive Visualization in Cinema 4D Vol. 01

Automotive Visualization in C4D Vol. 01

Vertextutor is proud to present the 1st volume of a series of training regarding Automotive Visualization entitled Automotive Visualization in Cinema 4D Vol. 1.
This training will be focusing on a studio type of environment and the type of lighting necessary to proper lit a car. Because cars are typically high reflective “objects” with curvy and soft surfaces, special attention must be used on how to make it look appealing.

You can see an introduction here:

Table of Contents:
00-Intro [04:14]
01-About the car model [10:37]
02-Renaming and optimizing geometry [37:17]
03-Creating a steering control with Xpresso [05:11]
04-Camera tests [26:19]
05-Setting up the car paint and window materials [22:10]
06-Setting up the main softboxes [10:37]
07-Tweaking the light [11:08]
08-Adding the last light for Camera 080 [04:34]
09-Setting up the softboxes for Camera 020 [28:23]
10-Setting up the materials for the wheels [35:34]
11-Setting up the remaining materials [21:32]
12-Setting up extra materials for the lights [11:52]
13-Setting up the rear lights [07:02]
14-Setting up the headlights [05:24]
15-Setting a system to control the lights with Xpresso [07:20]
16-Setting up the studio materials [31:43]
17-Working on the reflections for the rims [10:13]
18-Render settings part 01 [20:47]
19-Render settings part 02 [04:42]
20-Render settings part 03 [13:07]
21-Camera 020 postwork [37:49]
22-Camera 080 postwork [16:35]
23-Conclusion [00:42]

Total time: 06h:25mins

The model we’ll be focusing our attention on is a Ferrari 458 Italia graciously provided by Evermotion. I can’t provide the model with the scene files due to an agreement with Evermotion but you can follow the training, either by purchasing this exact model or with another car model making the necessary adaptions. I’ll be providing the scene with cameras, light rigs and materials but without the car model.
This training was produced using Cinema 4D R14 Studio and we’ll using the Physical Renderer but the techniques can be ported to older versions (and future versions) using the Standard Renderer.
The videos were recorded in Full HD format (1920×1080), encoded to MP4 and compressed in RAR format because it can generate smaller files than the ZIP format.

You can purchase this training at

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