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Five Octane Quick Tips in Cinema 4D

August 22, 2017 - By 

Over the past couple months I have been putting some beginner Quick Tips in Octane together that I wish I knew when I started using Octane Render inside C4D.

What will I Learn?

We are going to jump into C4D and I am going to show you:

  • Material Refresh (How to fix the issue where the material preview disappears in C4D)
  • Hair Emission (How to make a spline or hair object seen by blackbody emission)
  • Fake Shadows (How to make light pass through specular materials ie. Light Bulb)
  • Fog Animation (How to animate the Fog Volume Object without VDB files)
  • HDRI & Sky Scene Lighting (How to light your scenes with more control using HDRI and Octane Lights)

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Create Nike Flyweave using X-Particles in Cinema 4D

February 21, 2017 - By 

Learn how to create the super popular Nike Flyweave material that you have been seeing in their new commercial animations. X-Particles makes creating Flyweave fabric easy in this Cinema 4D Tutorial.

What will I Learn?

We are going to jump into C4D and I am going to show you how I created the macro shot of the Nike Flyweave material here in my Air Jordan 31 Animation. We will use X-Particles and a couple simple techniques to create this material.

What Flyweave?

Flyknit is the super strong super light fabric pattern and it is all over their CG animated spots.

What We Are Making:

 

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SPEED UP YOUR HDRI WORKFLOW IN Arnold WITH HDRI LINK

January 10, 2017 - By 

In this tutorial, Chad will break down the typical HDRI workflow in Arnold and demonstrate how much faster it can be with HDRI Link. Typically, testing out several different HDRI’s in your scene can be time-consuming and cumbersome. Basically a pain in the butt.  HDRI Link sets out to solve that by making the process easy and dare we say fun? HDRI Link is available here for $69 and ships with 10 example HDRIs AND a free Bonus HDRI Expansion Pack with 20 HDRs.

Interesting side note regarding HDRI Link: Roughly 90% of all the images on the @gsg_3d Instagram account used HDRI Link. Even @lockedandloading swears by it.


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Speed Up your HDRI Workflow in Octane with HDRI Link

January 10, 2017 - By 

In this tutorial, Chad will break down the typical HDRI workflow in Octane and demonstrate how much faster it can be with HDRI Link. Typically, testing out several different HDRI’s in your scene can be time-consuming and cumbersome. Basically a pain in the butt.  HDRI Link sets out to solve that by making the process easy and dare we say fun? HDRI Link is available here for $69 and ships with 10 example HDRIs AND a free Bonus HDRI Expansion Pack with 20 HDRs.

Interesting side note regarding HDRI Link: Roughly 90% of all the images on the @gsg_3d Instagram account used HDRI Link. Even @lockedandloading swears by it.


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