It’s been over a year since we released the original Texture Kit. It came with over 200 custom-made Cinema 4D textures and a big promise of frequent updates from different artists. Well, it didn’t quite work as planned and frankly, the updates I promised never came. I dropped the ball and I’m sorry. I figured that there would be a never-ending supply of textures from artists that would keep the Texture Kit growing. I assumed that everyone had their own collection of textures that we could buy and incorporate in future updates of the Kit. I was wrong.
Most artists do what we all do when we need textures…
1. We use Google images to search and see what we find. That works, but we end up using images that don’t belong to us, and could potentially breaking copyrights of the original image holder. Not good.
2. We find free pre-made ones on free sites. Some of these are good, but the quality can be hit or miss and they can be hard to keep organized.
3. We make our own at a HUGE cost of time. Making custom textures often look great, but it can take a long time to tweak them to make them perfect.
So with that in mind, we are looking at Texture Kit in a new way.
Texture Kit PRO
We have taken texture building into our own hands. New, professionally built, textures made in-house, specifically for Cinema 4D. First, the numbers. We have more than DOUBLED the texture count with over 300 new textures with about half of them being procedural. We hired professional photographers to take high quality photographs of real textures. Then we created cropped images, bump-maps, reflection-maps and put them all together to just drag and drop into your scene.
Texture Kit Pro will be a free update for any current Texture Kit owners. And, of course, if you get the texture kit any time before the launch, you will get the update with everyone else. C4D textures have been our world for the last month and we are excited to get this thing in your hands in the next week or so. UPDATE: It’s out!