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Old 09-19-2013, 11:20 PM   #1
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I posted a new tutorial on

Check out the tutorial here.

This tutorial is the second part of a two part tutorial that I recently completed for 3D Artist magazine. If you would like to follow the first part where we set up a soft body dynamics simulation, then you'll need to grab a copy of the magazine, issue 59. I'm sure that the first part will be available online in the future but for now you will have to purchase the magazine.

The second part however is FREE! If you don't follow the first part then do not worry as you can download the scene file with the dynamics baked and then use this as your starting point for part two.

In this tutorial I explores some of the new features of Cinema 4D Release 15, specifically working with global illumination using QMC and Light Mapping which is a fantastic combination.

We build a material using a combination of shaders including sub-surface scattering, lumas, fresnel, layer shader and gradients. Sub-surface scattering shader can be quite daunting, I show you how to choose the most appropriate settings for your scene and some tips for optimising the shader to speed up your renders.

The tutorial uses the Physical Renderer in Cinema 4D and I show you how to grapple with the parameters so you have speedy previews whilst setting up your scene. We make use of the Physical Depth of Field, adjusting our physical camera to fine tune the result.

Of course, rendering with area shadows, depth of field and sub-surface scattering will heat your CPU somewhat, so Tim renders with the new Team Render in Cinema 4D to spread the load across several machines.

If you enjoyed this free tutorial then perhaps you'd be interested in some more of my professional training.

There's a 20% discount code on my training that is valid until Sunday 22nd September 2013.

The discount code is "IBC2013"

Check out the tutorial here.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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Very generous, Tim.
You produce some of the best C4D training anywhere.

edit: Quick question for you--are there any snags when using your Cinema4D Dynamics course with R15?

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Old 10-09-2013, 03:58 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot Tim. I wholeheartedly agree with ScientiaViz.

I can only strive to be as coherent with my own tutorials one day as you are with yours.
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