Millions Of Reflection Combinations – One Plugin

July 13, 2016 - By 

Topcoat 1.5 is out and it’s the best version of Topcoat yet!


New in Topcoat Version 1.5

  • New Modifiers Tab displays Accurate Feedback.
  • New Blurs section adds realistic blur effects to your textures.
  • New Anisotropy effects give you that brushed metal look in seconds.
  • New Vertical Layout option. Perfect for docking the interface in your Cinema 4D Layout.
  • Texture Colors Can now be picked in the main interface.
  • Instantly rename your layers by double clicking.
  • Layers can be easily dragged to rearrange.
  • Easily Solo Layers.
  • Bump, blur, and mask presets can be right-clicked to add to other channels.
  • Transparency Reflectance Channel can now be accessed and modified in Topcoat
  • New “Invert Bump” button in Modifiers.
  • New “Color to Bump” button in Modifiers.


  • Easily add realistic and eye-catching reflectance and color to your scene with our new easy to use interface.
  • Speed up the process of adjusting your render settings. Choose from over 14 Render Fast™ Presets included with Topcoat and get to your final render quicker.
  • Add realistic worn textures to your objects with our new Blurs presets.


Free Update

Topcoat 1.5 is a free update for current owners of Topcoat. Just go to the Updates Page to download the latest version.

Don’t own Topcoat yet? What are you waiting for? Learn more about Topcoat and Version 1.5 here and get your reflection and reflectance game rocking for your next C4D render.

Some Examples…




All images are made with Topcoat and rendered using Physical Renderer and our GSG Render Fast™ Presets.

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

Here is what some of our customers have to say about using Topcoat in their C4D workflow.

Topcoat is great for adding realistic wear and grunge layers that give objects that extra punch to look real. Mike Hjorleifsson – C4D Instructor and Freelancer

Reflectance got to be too complicated. Topcoat simplifies my life just like HDRI Studio did to help get the look I wanted. – Travis Turner – C4D Freelancer

I love HDRI Rig and Topcoat. The tools you provide are real time savers. – Jim Rodney – 3D Design Engineer

I have it docked in my layout, I use it so much. If my models don’t have the right reflectance, i’m always throwing on and layering a few things. It’s optimized well, too. – Ryan Daniels – Freelancer

Learn More About Topcoat.


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  • Next to Octane Render, Topcoat may be the most useful add-on of all for C4D. Excellent upgrade. GSG leads the way in bang-for-the-buck. Thank you!

  • I’ve got the same problem like chris in the live session yesterday. since i’ve installed topcoat 1.5, c4d crushes all the time when i use HDRI Studio Rig and Topcoat… please help 🙁

  • Firstly could I ask what bug was fixed in 1.501?
    Still having problems with 1.501 in Studio R16 on PC. Topcoat doesn’t update it’s material display window. When a material in C4D’s material window is selected Topcoat ignores the change. Topcoat only updates it’s display when the Topcoat material display window is double clicked. TC layers do change however to show the selection but the change isn’t displayed. This didn’t occur in vers 1.0.

    • Same here in R16.050 Studio on Mac. No crashing, but visual update to preview does require double-clicking in the Topcoat preview window.

  • I read every word, watched every second, and I have to congratulate you guys. Trademarking Render Fast™ is probably going to help me Render Fast™er.

    Thanks for the regular updates. Seriously.

  • Hello guys, love the new update. I just got one issue which i’m not sure how to fix, when ever i use topcoat and textureKitPro, and the GS render settings with team render, the image comes out black, if i don’t and just use regular render settings with out topcoat and textureKitPro i get a proper render. any Idea why? I did install all the kits on the team render machines as i did on mine.
    appreciate your help on this.


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