Greyscalegorilla.com

C4D directly to your inbox

Cinema 4D Quick Tip 2 – Make A Custom New Scenefile (new.c4d) 15 Comments



In this quick tip, I will show you how to customize your default scene settings by building and saving a new.c4d file. I use this all the time to set my project settings so I don’t have to change them every time I open a new scene file.

Watch More Quick Tips

Signal
HDRI Studio Pack

Comment Rules

This is a friendly community. Please treat everyone with respect. We don't all have to agree, but we do have to be nice. Criticism is fine, but rude comments and name calling will be deleted. Use your real name and don't be spammy. Thanks for adding to the conversation.

15 Comments

  1. Simón Troncoso

    Wow really good tip. Many thanks Nick! Hi from Chile :)

    Reply
  2. Hugo jonsosn

    Hi nick

    Ive been struggling with VRay lately and i can’t find good tutorials.

    Do you use VRay? if so will u create some tutorials for it?

    Good vid BTW did not know that you could make a default scene!

    Reply
    • Tambet

      Hi Hugo,

      I’m mainly C4DVRay user and I’ve dug out some pretty good materials, unfortunately, they all cost, except for few Youtube/Vimeo channels (one of which Tod has already mentioned in the comments).

      I’m not familiar with GSG’s policy: is directing to other “products” allowed? I’m going to take a risk here, since it’s all about sharing knowledge.

      Free tutorials:
      Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/ShepperdOneill). Go trough his channel: he has got a tutorial series for both Vray interior & exterior scenes. It’s fun to watch and very informative.

      As Tod mentioned earlier (www.curse-studio.com). This guy makes both free and paid tutorials. You can look up his Vimeo channel and see what he is up to. Very beautiful renderings and seems to know what he is talking about. Talks quite a lot…

      Paid tutorials
      I’ll start with my personal favourite (www.envy-studio.co.uk). Material creation, interior/exterior rendering, Vray parameters, tips & tricks – it’s all here. This guy goes really deep into VRay and takes his time to explain how the engine works and what different buttons and parameters do.

      Next on is Digital-Tutors (www.digitaltutors.com). There are one or two tutorials series that cover VRay for C4D. It doesn’t go that deep to explain everything and is sort of a “need-to-know” to get the rendering done with optimal quality and fast.

      Search Vimeo/Youtube/Google yourself. I’ve probably missed and forgot many awesome tutorial sites. If you find any… let me know!

      The fact is that if you learn the basics of VRay then you can look at any tutorial series and apply that knowledge to VRay. The basic rules are the same and it’s all about connecting the dots.

      Have fun with Vray!

      Reply
  3. Alex Boyce

    Always knew this was possible, now i know how to do it, thanks

    Reply
  4. Hmm, works on my mac (R15) but not my main PC. Gives an admin error. Oh well. Great tip!

    Reply
  5. Erick Rodrigues

    Hi Gorilla, great video, as always. Uh, I would like to ask for a tip and think you would like the challenge. There is a television station here in Brazil that renewed one of your vignettes and I really liked the style (the video is below)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpYpyR2tKt4

    You know a way to make the effect of the final phrase “Sessao da Tarde” ? That’s Cinema4D or After Effects?

    Thanks for your patience and continue with the videos.

    Reply
  6. Brock

    I would like to know about some info on materiel management. Tabs, asset locations the best way / location to store bitmaps for projects also what to do when textures don’t load. Stuff like that. Thanks for the great videos!

    Reply
  7. Hey Nick, nice vid. However for me, it won’t save my tabs layout. Everything else it loads in except tabs. I have tabs for my view/picture viewer/render settings, but every time i relaunch c4d it ditches the tabs. Is there anything special you have to do to keep the tabs? I’m using r15 (legit version I bought it), so not sure why it doesn’t work. Thoughts?

    Reply
  8. Chris Gavin

    Great stuff. I live in the UK and always want to work in 25fps. I also always want to default to 1920×1080 settings. Setting up the new.c4d scene is exactly what I needed to do. It was a real PITA to set the frame rate in several places each time I made a new scene.
    On my windows PC I initially had a permissions problem when trying to save the new.c4d file into the C4DR16 directory, but this was easily fixed by enabling the folder options to all users. Thanks Mr. Gorilla : )

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Comment Rules

This is a friendly community. Please treat everyone with respect. We don't all have to agree, but we do have to be nice. Criticism is fine, but rude comments and name calling will be deleted. Use your real name and don't be spammy. Thanks for adding to the conversation.