Create Floating Crystals in Cinema 4D and Octane
I have been getting a lot of tutorial requests on how I make my crystals in my everyday renders. In this tutorial we are going to jump into C4D and create these crystal clusters. We will be using Cinema 4D, rendering in Octane, lighting with GSG HDRI Studio and Compositing in After Effects. We will dive into my tricks of how to model these Crystals and then use Octane to create this transparent crystal material. We will also use a GSG HDRI Studio image with the upcoming Octane Link Tag to light our scene. Once we create the main setup of this scene we will add the background and remove grain in After Effects and refine our Octane render settings.
Wait for the Upcoming GSG HDRI Studio Octane Link Tag. I have been playing around with it and it is so much fun. It is coming soon!
Here are the Crystal frames from my everyday projects that were the inspiration for the tutorial: