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CINEMA 4D is a proprietary 3D software created by Maxon Computer company. CINEMA 4D Studio's character tools make it easy to create character rigs and advanced character animations. Adding hair or fur to characters is fast and simple with a powerful suite of hair tools that let you grow, comb, style and animate.

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GPU for Mac Book pro

I suffer a lot with the speed of work of my render and my computer. I have a MacBook Pro 2,9 ghz intel core i7, 32 ram, radeon pro 560 graphic card. I want to install octane render on my computer but ...
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Can the Render Setting: Glow, be applied to specific objects? Realistic LED Wall Effect

I am trying to create an LED wall effect for a background in Cinema4D and trying to make the individual LED lights shine convincingly. I made the LED material that displays the texture from an image ...
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Phong/smoothing Question - Cinema 4D R20

I'm working on a model of a shirt; I've had to change a few of the faces to go from an open to a closed collar: no worries usually. Notice the faces underneath the colour, they are seamless with ...
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How to properly texture Saturn Ring?

There is the Saturn ring texture how can I properly add this texture on the ring (thin tube) in C4D?
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exporting Cinema 4D to PowerPoint

I want to make the most of using 3D models in PowerPoint, and I'm looking for a good workflow for this with Cinema 4D. Specifically, I'd like to know the ideal file type (.fbx, .obj or something else)...
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How to create this curved shape in Cinema 4D?

After several attempts I don't know where to go creating smiling mouths of these folks. End result: More precisely: How to bend them? Tried adding Bend Object but it didn't work out. How to ...
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How to create embossed text in Cinema 4D. See example

How to create embossed text in Cinema 4D. See example
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How to recreate this graphic? Cinema 4D, Illustrator or Photoshop? [duplicate]

I would love to recreate this black an white graphic. I guess the best way is to model it in Cinema 4D, export it to photoshop and put the dots on a smart object? How would you guys do it? Thanks a ...
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Convert to USDZ from Cinema 4D

I have a designed a model in Cinema4D. That I need to export in USDZ format to use in 3D warehouse app of Shopify. But I can find no working way of converting may design to USDZ from my Windows PC. I ...
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How to draw a piece of sphere

I tried to draw the piece of the sphere between two given meridians. I used Boole to intersects two hemi-spheres. It does not work, since hemispheres are just polyhedrons and after rotation, they ...
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How to make this “bumpy sphere” shape in C4D?

I'm new to Cinema 4D, but I can't figure out how to make this kind of shape. (Currently I have a spikey ball I made by selecting points and jutting them out. Can anyone point me in the right direction?...
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How do I replicate this (3D) metal texture?

I work with 3D models. I'm currently trying to replicate this solid kind of surface texturing as accurately as possible: This is what I got by using chrome texturing. It's not close enough, there's ...
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Typography effect? [duplicate]

Hello everyone I would like to create this kind of effect I have a little idea that it's chrome with Photoshop.. I also wonder if there is a part of the process created in cinema 4D. Links and ...
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When is best to model in eyes in 3D? [closed]

I am creating my first 3D model in C4D (arachnid from Starship Troopers) and my thought was to get the basic shape down before adding greater detail - including the eye holes... or should this be done ...
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Collapse transformations for Cinema 4D layer in AE

I got a Cinema 4D layer in an After Effects composition. That composition is in another composition, where I want to scale it up, since you can't scale C4D layers in AE. Now the problem with the ...
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What is the command called in Cinema4D that brings up the four camera views? [closed]

It was originally mapped to MMB, but I changed the shortcut and now I want to bind it to something else, but I don't know what the command is called. It is the property which brings up four viewport ...
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Volume of revolution

How can I generate a volume of revolution of the following plane around the point (bottom left)? I would like to have something like this:
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How to make a curve when having a corner?

Let's say a table or something that is made from a cube. I have the corners of the table and I want to make them more circular. How is this made? I know bevel technique that can make it a bit more ...
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Cinema4d: how to move a selection of points towards a camera's origin

I want to translate a selection of points along the camera ray in Cinema 4d. The desired effect is to have the points retain the same screen based 2d position but change there 3d world position. How ...
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How to create a line connecting two spheres in Blender / C4D?

I need to create something like this in 3D, i.e. a set of spheres connected with a straight line. I know I can create each line individually, but is it possible to create a connector so that whenever ...
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Cinema 4D render settings for animation

I am about to create my 1st animation in Cinema 4D. I would like to have it as a FullHD animation which later will be edited by using After Effects. Could someone recommend the best render settings to ...
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Cinema 4D setting up a 3 point lighting system for whole scene

I am working on a small car animation project. On my scene, I have three cars which will be crossing a crossroad. It is a simple project but I would like to have my lighting set up correctly. From ...
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Is it possible to add a collider to an alembic animation in C4D?

i'm new to C4D and i'm trying to have an animation i made in blender interact with a soft body object in C4D. But when i create a collider and start the animation, nothing happens, the animation just ...
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3D Acrylic Paint Stroke in Photoshop or C4D? [duplicate]

How can I make this kind of 3D paint stroke? Is it photoshop or C4D. please guide me through the process.
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Cinema 4D Generative Plane using audio file

In Cinema 4D I am looking to create an object that is developed through audio file. As the song plays I want it to displace the shape and by the end give me an object that is deformed by the music. I ...
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I can't select anything in Cinema 4D! [closed]

I've been using the demo for Cinema 4D R19 Studio without registering it and had no problems. Today, I registered it, so that I could save the file but now I can't select my model. Left clicking ...
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CInema 4D Sudden Loss of All Textures in Render

So i am having a strange problem. I have a scene I am working on that is 1020 frames long. For most of it, the camera is at a -3 degree angle as we swosh down was looks like a tron grid. Near the ...
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How to convert C4D render into illustrator?

I have an image file that is designed in Cinema 4D and rendered, and to be used for logo purpose. I want to vectorize it. I tried the "image trace" method, but it decreases quality. Do you have any ...
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Is fracture voronoi breaking my surface?

when I use fracture voronoi on any round object (sphere, pill, torus...), the surface of the material get fragmented like the image above (phong tag isnt the cause). When I tried to subdiv the ...
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maping a texture onto a icosaeder

I want to create a dymaxion projection onto a icosaeder in cinema4d. But it's hard. The end result would be an object like this: But how the heck would the texture look for this thing? When doing ...
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How to make solid body in C4D

I want a solid region bounded between two spheres with different radius. It seems using the sphere and Boole does not give me anything. Please help. thanks
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C4D - Text to Cloth

Having problems simulating Text on Cloth Hope this is the right topic for this. I want to simulate a peace of cloth with text on it waving in the wind, but with the flag itself being invisible. Only ...
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How do I create a 3d wireframe object/low poly outline illustration?

I'm trying to create something similar to the images below. I have Cinema 4D but need some guidance. Thanks :)
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Merging two Tubes

I want to create an object with one tube plus another half like in the screenshot but as you can see there is intersecting polygons. I have tried connect objects, connect and bool but none solves my ...
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Using Multi Shader with a tracer

In Cinema 4D R16 and I have an animated Tube objects used together with a tracer to draw circles with Sweep nurbs. This is my setup: The material is a Multi Shader with two different colors, this ...
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How do I create a bezier curve in illustrator with known values [duplicate]

I want to create a Bézier curve in Illustrator so I can import it into Cinema 4D. Now my problem is, I have got a Bézier curve with just the coordinates of my points and I want to draw this in ...
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Specific problem in texturing of a realistic 3d earth model

Why am I HERE? I want to ask very much specific question about a problem I faced while making a realistic earth model in Cinema 4D. There are dozens of tutorials available on this topic in youtube ...
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show multiple camera perspectives in Google Sketchup

I do a lot of work in both Cinema4D and Google Sketchup, and because of the variety of work I do in both software, I love Cinema4Ds feature of displaying not only just one camera perspective, but 3 or ...
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Low Poly Cinema 4D Graphics

I have been trying to make a 3D model like [1] in Cinema 4D, but with no success. How can a graphic like this be made and is there a better program for it? [1] http://thenewblack.goffgough.com/post/...
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Changing the position of outlines in Skech & Toon on Cinema 4d

I'm trying to add a thick, comic-book style outline to text using the sketch and toon rendering effect in C4D. When the outline is set to a high thickness it becomes apparent that it is drawn based ...
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Exporting from Cinema 4D to Keyshot garbles up geometry

In C4D, looks fine.: In Keyshot (after importing .obj from C4D), all the geometry is 'generalized' and garbled... what gives? Notice the "s" now has not cavity, and "Tire Shop" is really bad.
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What are the differences between PSD and TIFF files saved from Cinema 4D?

I was wondering which format is most appropriate to save for print and digital applications? I was originally taught to save as TIFF for print. When I save out a still from Cinema 4D (R13), the TIFF ...
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How to fix a Soft Body on selected points in Cinema 4D?

as the question says... I want to fix a soft body on selected points so when the physics kicks in it should behave as natural as possible. Progress: When i create a point selection tag end drop the ...
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Stick pyramids on a square

I'm quite new to cinema 4D. I want to make a square with this texture on. I've tried to make a pyramid and to use the cloner tool, but.. just can't make it work. Anyone who can tell me how it's done?...
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Painlessly export from Sketchup Pro 2013 to Cinema4D R15 Studio

I Use Google Sketchup Pro 2013 for modeling in 3D, and then I export said models into Cinema4D for Rendering and tweaking the textures applied in Sketchup. Most of the time it works, but on the odd ...
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Exporting Cinema 4D to .png - remove thick lines around the poly/

On my screen in cinema 4D I see this - Which is the low poly effect I want. But when I render it in the picture viewer and exported result, looks like this - Is there a setting to turn the lines ...
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How to apply twist deformer but keep shape of spheres

So I have the following image: I created three spheres, placed them in a cloner and applied the twist deformer. I then repeated this for the opposite side. Essentially the helix structure in the ...
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Exporting vector from C4D to Illustrator

I'm trying to export rendered object from Cinema 4D into Adobe Illustrator. This is what I see in my render view of Cinema 4D: This is what I see when opening exported .ai file in AI: As you see ...
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How can I “type on path” in Cinema4d like I can do in (eg) Illustrator?

We all know you can "type on path" in Adobe's Illustrator like this: Now, I would like to do the same in Maxon's Cinema 4D but after checking the documents and several search engines, I still haven't ...