Apologies if you have been experiencing issues with the site over the last couple of days. It should now be resolved and the site is now fully up and running again!
The new version fixes a few minor bugs and tweaks a few of the lighting configurations. The floor no longer reflects the lighting rig. There was an issue with other objects not interacting with the floor correctly. This is now fixed. Also there is also now the option hide the lighting in the editor if is getting in your way.
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If you have trouble please email firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address that you bought it with and we can sort it out.
Firstly, thanks so much to everyone that has visited the site over the past 9 months. The site has come quite a long way since it was first created and I really love all the awesome feedback I get from you guys. Its been great fun getting Infidio all sorted and mega thanks to all of you who bought it. Also its always a lot of fun creating tutorials….
So on to next year, really exciting. I have lots planned for the site. I have some interesting plans for Infidio and Infidio Pro. There will be a new product released towards the end of January which I have been working hard on. Really really excited about that one. And of course there will be a ton more tutorials as we all carry on learning the incredible Cinema 4D.
So I shall end now with wishing you all very happy Christmas… a bloody good new year… and I look forward to seeing you all again in 2013!
Hey guys, just wanted to do an update on Infidio Pro, I have mentioned it in a couple of tutorials and a few people have been asking me as to what it actually is. OK Let me start at the beginning.
An Infinity Studio tool for Cinema 4D. It allows you too add an seamless floor to a scene. All of the standard stuff is already configured for you and there is a control panel so you can make changes really easily. For example, the physics tags are already setup and in the control panel there is a slider to enable you to adjust the friction. There are global reflections built in so you don’t have to worry about that, and you can even click a button and make the floor reflective! Its all about having those things you have to do each time already done… Thus creating more time for you to make awesome and cool looking renders!
Infidio pro has all the great features of Infidio plus the lighting is already setup. It comes with a completely customisable 4 point lighting rig that has its own control panel allowing you to adjust the important bits easily! I am thinking of it as Zero to Render in seconds as you can literally be setup and ready to render in no time at all!
Now, all those who have bought Infidio already will receive Infidio Pro for free… Basically if you buy Infidio BEFORE Infidio pro is released you will get it at no extra cost when it is released and it will save you a few quid! (That’s pounds by the way)…
Infidio Pro is currently due to be released in the next couple of weeks. You can see more info about Infidio on the Infidio product page
You can check out the Infidio Gallery here… and below are a few renders that I threw together in minutes using Infidio Pro….
Came across this show reel earlier today on Linkedin. Created by Daniel Gomes, this is spot on, it is exactly what a show reel should be. Short, punchy and too the point. It is shouting professional all day long! I especially love the opening, the little built set its just really well produced and doesnt leave you wanting it to hurry up and get started like quite a lot of show reels do. Check it out!
If you’ve got a good show reel that your proud of, stick it in the comments below! I’d love to see!
Hey everyone, OK, so we have a cool new tutorial coming soon, it will teach a few interesting features of Cinema and build a portal style scene. The bits in this tutorial will be great for your other projects!
Also we have a submitted challenge that will go up real soon, as well as a new challenge set by me. I am going to really test you, not so much your photography skills but your attitude towards your art and how much you really want to be doing it so stay tuned to find out more!!
Hey all, welcome to the new look Rate My Funeral. If you’ve been here before you’ll notice that the site has changed drastically! There is a nice new layout, which is much easier to navigate! Also the site is now device friendly, so you can use your iPad or Android device to look at the site.
Also there is a new challenge system, which allows you to submit ideas for challenges and even your entries can now be done via the site! Be sure to check out the Challenge FAQ for all the details on that! Remember if your image is selected as the best image entered for a challenge it will be placed in the hall of fame gallery! (That’s mega kudos!)
If you find any issues with the site please let me know so that I can address them. Also if you have any ideas or thoughts then again, send them my way.
I hope you enjoy your visit to the site and I look forward to seeing your amazing submissions…
Wow, really exciting news! Well, for those of us that are into 3D art and animation! The new version of Cinema is due to be released during September and its free to those with a Maxon Service Agreement! Result!
Some of the new features are as follows….
CINEMA 4D Release 14 Highlights
MAXON offers four versions of CINEMA 4D, each catering to the needs of 3D artists in different industries. Note: The features listed below may not be included in every configuration. Click here for further information. Key features and benefits include:
Dynamic new sculpting tools give artists complete control to create finely detailed models with tools like Pull, Wax, Smooth, Flatten, Inflate, Knife and Pinch. There are powerful preset options for brushes, stamps, stencils, and attributes for size, pressure, symmetry options and more. A powerful layer system allows for maximum flexibility in the creation process while the Bake option recalculates the millions of sculpted polygons into displacement and normal maps that can be applied to low-poly count base meshes for further use in renderings and animations.
Improved Modeling Toolset
New interactive work plane modes, dynamic guides and a completely redesigned snapping system offer a powerful, unified 3D workflow to model dramatically faster and accurately align elements. Controls to interactively position the world grid to move, scale and rotate objects, as well as the ability to intuitively snap objects and components to the grid plane, grid lines or grid points are provided along with other key parameters.
The new Camera Calibrator in R14 offers an integrated solution to match a 3D camera image to a 3D environment – a perfect solution for architects and designers to present their creations. Users can integrate 3D objects into the photographed environment for visualizations or use CINEMA 4D’s camera mapping workflow to create digital matte paintings and set extensions.
The new Motion Camera, Morph Camera and Camera Composition Helper tools in R14 help to quickly frame a 3D scene following artistic rules or easily create realistic and dynamic camera animations while the new Camera Focus Picker gives users control to interactively set focus distances.
Better and Faster Rendering
Multiple enhancements in R14 bring digital artists a more flexible toolset to achieve greater rendering realism and compositing control that result in outstanding image quality. New and improved shaders and materials are now available for simulating wood grain, weathering effects and normal mapping. Global Illumination has been enhanced with new technologies such as Radiosity Maps and the unified sampler from the Physical Renderer, to let users achieve higher-quality renders in less time and with greater accuracy. New render effects also power up the post-processing workflow. Relight scenes, pull position-based mattes and reconstruct objects with the new Position Pass or perform quick and easy color correction with new interactive grading curves. New algorithms in R14 provide up to twice the speed for caustics, while further enhancements to subsurface scattering render materials such as milk, wax and skin more efficiently.
Brand new to CINEMA 4D, the highly anticipated seamless integration with The Foundry’s award-winning NUKE compositing application allows R14 users to directly export a NUKE project file to reconstruct a multi-pass render and provides full support for OpenEXR and FBX files. The new Photoshop Extended exchange plug-in opens and manipulates CINEMA 4D scenes into a Photoshop 3D layer, offering new opportunities to illustrators, photographers, digital matte painters and motion graphics artists to share CINEMA 4D files with the broader Photoshop design community. Enhanced integration with After Effects brings new levels of performance to directly import and export native CINEMA 4D files.
Misc Productivity-Boosting Features
CINEMA 4D is renowned for outstanding ease of use. With numerous enhancements to the R14 interface, artists can perform common tasks faster and more efficiently.
R14 now offers greater levels of realism and control with increased versatility over dynamics with aerodynamic forces, plastic springs and breaking connectors. Users can now create much more believable animations of flying or breaking objects. The improved editor view now displays soft shadows and features new object highlighting options. Individuals and teams can manage tasks using the To Do list and the Commander, a filtered search box that appears directly under the cursor, which gives quick and easy access to all commands and tags. An improved XRef system offers options to offset the animation, scale or pivot of each referenced scene, which is especially useful for team collaboration. Finally, Arabic speakers can now use CINEMA 4D in their native language with new Arabic interface translation and a mirrored layout designed for right-to-left readers.
This is just a brief overview of the 200+ improvements CINEMA 4D R14 has to offer. Learn more about the new features and watch informational videos here.
I am now really excited and cant wait to have a play with the new bits! Roll on September!