Cinema 4D Experts please help
Posted: 22 June 2022 11:35 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Any Designers on C4D, can you help? struggling to maintain the reflective materials after rendering…... DO I NEED REDSHIFT?

I hope I’m in the right place for advice, but would like to apologise in advance. looking at the work here on this site, just blows my work away and I’m extremely amateur compared to all the other designers here in cinema 4D.
I have just moved from keyshot to C4D and cant seem to get the realistic visuals I was getting in keyshot. I’m certain its lighting and I’m looking for an expert to help me get my visuals to a decent quality.
I have created a virtual studio within C4D to drop our already created products into. the quality in materials is letting the image down, and I’m sure its just the lighting.
I’ve ended up throwing more light on my subject and I’m sure that not the right thing to do. Can anyone help please? Brendon_S

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Posted: 23 June 2022 10:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Hi licensing,

In the early ‘90s, I used Atlantis (Artlantis), and it was a drag-and-drop render, super easy, super slow. Then I moved to more complex render options, and I guess that feeling I had back then, with the new apps, is what you experience right now. The familiarity of your tools is gone, and being “forced” into a new environment is not the best start.

There is always a tradeoff; if it is super easy, it might also take over the decision process. After I had my fair share of using many other apps in my life, I believe that the balance in Cinema 4D between easy to use and options to art-direct is excellent. But I’m biased now.

Anyway, please allow yourself some time.

Perhaps have a look also here:
https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/howmaxon

The Beginner Works Shop, Level-Up (currently running), and the Redshift Workshop. You will have a solid base after these three already.

New workshops are announced here:
https://www.maxon.net/en/events

To your model

Please have a look here:
https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/jj67HzltBfN7vQErRpGmyLzxATsCUo7P0nAx48WQQw2

The …_REsr_01.c4d file works with the standard render and the …_REre_01.c4d with Redshift 3D.

I have not used Keyshot, but it looks like they have produced a connection to Cinema 4D.

Please check out the Asset Browser; use the tab Materials!

I hope that helps. Let me know if there is any question.

Enjoy

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Posted: 29 June 2022 06:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Thanks so much Dr Sassi. Really appreciate you taking the time out to help, especially the C4D file included. Brendon

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Posted: 29 June 2022 08:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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You’re very welcome, Brendon!

I wish you that you feel soon as familiar in Cinema 4D as you did with Keyshot.

Enjoy!

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