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Can any of the wind modifiers make things tumble?
by Steve Bentley 1 week ago
I've tried the wind in TP and the wind as a dynamics modifier. There are lots of examples of raw particles swirling around but few with objects showing if they rotate about each individual's own axis
Re: Can any of the wind modifiers make things tumble?
by Adam Trachtenberg 5 days ago
How about using a Random effector set to turbulence or noise in global space Use in combination with a particle wind effect Turn up the Dynamics tag's Aerodynamcs: drag and lift parameters for a more
Turbulence FD don't want to render with my GPU
by Maxim Fischer 1 week ago
Hello. So I'm trying to do a simulation with the Turbulence FD plugin. The default render hardware is my cpu and it takes so much time to render a frame. When I choose my gpu instead of my cpu it swit
Re: Turbulence FD don't want to render with my GPU
by Adam Trachtenberg 1 week ago
Do you have the most recent nVidia drivers installed If not that could be the problem.
export a clone with turbulence to obj sequence
by Steve Bentley 2 weeks ago
I was sure I had solved this at one point but now that I think about it, I gave up and went to a particle system. Is there a way I've tried baking the clone (the vertices of the clonesbeing turbulated
Re: export a clone with turbulence to obj sequence
by Adam Trachtenberg 2 weeks ago
I'm not familiar with the Plexus exporter. Any chance you can use Alembic export
Effect like linear wipe - Architectural Animation
by Marcos Soares 2 weeks ago
Hi, I am trying to achieve something like this (but in 3d) in C4D which in after effects would be "linear wipe", but i have no idea what would be the name of this effect to search how to do it. Exampl
Re: Effect like linear wipe - Architectural Animation
by Adam Trachtenberg 2 weeks ago
The way this is generally done is with Boolean objects. Usually works well if the geometry isn't too complex.
Animating escalator steps
by Phillip Chester 3 weeks ago
I have an escalator model that will be used for 3D viz purposes and as such the steps need to be animated. Up to now, I have placed the steps into a cloner and set them up as you would expect so that
Re: Animating escalator steps
by Adam Trachtenberg 3 weeks ago
On second thought it looks to be a little more complicated than I thought. The axis of rotation essentially changes because the mechanism uses a second set of rails at the top and bottom. Here's a goo
File: escalator second attempt
by Adam Trachtenberg 3 weeks ago
c4d file escalator second attempt https: f1.creativecow.net 11507 11507
File: escalator second attempt
by Adam Trachtenberg 3 weeks ago
c4d file escalator second attempt https: f1.creativecow.net 11506 escalator-second-attempt
File: Escalator Test
by Adam Trachtenberg 3 weeks ago
c4d file Using cloner with spline effector for escalator animation https: f1.creativecow.net 11505 escalator-test
Adding and editing a channel to several selected materials at once?
by Robbie McGill 3 weeks ago
Hi I have a big city like area with hundreds of materials. Half of those materials I have selected, and I tried adding a reflection channel to all those selected materials. That works. But after that
Re: Adding and editing a channel to several selected materials at once?
by Adam Trachtenberg 3 weeks ago
This was a problem in earlier implementations of the new reflection channel, but they improved it with R18. It's still fairly limited, but if you have materials that have the same layers and layer typ
Rookie Mistake: Accidentally Clicked Something, Can Only See One Object Now
by Mort Johnson 3 weeks ago
I was applying sweep nurbs to a bunch of splines I've created, and I accidentally right-clicked one of them in the layer manager pane then clicked something within the menu. Now I can only see one spe
Re: Rookie Mistake: Accidentally Clicked Something, Can Only See One Object Now
by Adam Trachtenberg 3 weeks ago
You probably clicked on a layer's solo button (first icon after the layer name).
lights only lighting parents or controlling lights in mograph
by Steve Bentley 4 weeks ago
I'd love to send an object with it's light into mograph but I need each light to only light it's partner object and not any of the other clones. I tried using the hierachy node in Expresso to send the
Re: lights only lighting parents or controlling lights in mograph
by Adam Trachtenberg 3 weeks ago
That's peculiar. I don't ever remember a version of Cinema where hierarchy had anything to do with light inclusion exclusion, and I've been using Cinema since R6.
accidental camera move can't be undone- really? Still?!
by Steve Bentley 4 weeks ago
I can't believe after all these years we're still plagued by this: If I accidentally swipe in a camera viewport or use the navigation tools in the top right corner (thinking I'm using one of my parall
Re: accidental camera move can't be undone- really? Still?!
by Adam Trachtenberg 4 weeks ago
Not to rub salt in the wound, but it's right there in the View menu -- second option: Undo View.
File: Dive visibility by distance to camera
by Adam Trachtenberg 4 weeks ago
c4d file Dive visibility by distance to camera https: f1.creativecow.net 11481 dive-visibility-by-distance-to-camera
File: randomly cloning on random clones
by Adam Trachtenberg 4 weeks ago
c4d file randomly cloning on random clones https: f1.creativecow.net 11480 randomly-cloning-on-random-clones
File: Blend mode with lights
by Adam Trachtenberg 4 weeks ago
c4d file Blend mode with lights https: f1.creativecow.net 11475 blend-mode-with-lights
C4D Team Render / Shader Effector Problem
by peter clarenz 1 year ago
Hello I hope someone can help me with this I am working on a windows pc (win 10) and wanted to use the other imacs and old mac pros (el capitan) in the office to help with the render. Team Render work
Re: C4D Team Render / Shader Effector Problem
by peter clarenz 1 year ago
thx guys for your help but I found the mistake I made I used absolute paths and those don't work (which again I think is strange because the macs do find the location pc where they should save the fil
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Xpresso Question -Displaying 4 Decimal Places
by Tony Barone 1 year ago
I m trying to put together a setup in XPresso to create a text output with a string of numbers controlled by a float slider. Seems easy enough, except I need the numbers to extend 4 decimal places. It
Re: Xpresso Question -Displaying 4 Decimal Places
by Tony Barone 1 year ago
Found an answer to my question: There is a System Preset node called Set Decimals, in the String session. Just feed it with the number in the Value port and the number of decimal places in the Followi
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Adam Trachtenberg liked this 1 year ago
Jon Simpson 3 years ago
Hey Adam, thanks again for all the help, Im almost there. It is working fine now but I tried to just pull your setup into my project and it is not emitting. Have any ideas why that would be?
Jon Simpson 3 years ago
Never mind, I figured it out. Thank you!!
Jon Simpson 3 years ago
Things are working pretty well but I have one issue left. There are now shadows showing on the snow and the piles created. I enabled shadows on the light source, is there a setting I am missing in xp [more]
Jon Simpson 3 years ago
*no shadows
Jon Simpson 3 years ago
Hey Adam, I am having so much trouble with this plugin. The render time is insane and it is not covering the parking lot, no matter how many particles or how long. The file example you shared does not open in R14, it says it has incorrect file structure. I am willing to pay you for all of the exact settings you used and any advice you might have on what to play with. I have been pulling my hair out.
Adam Trachtenberg 3 years ago
Are you sure you have the latest x-particles update I just tried here and my file opens fine in R14. As far as the snow density goes, the key is to use the filling option in the x-particles material. [more]
Jon Simpson 3 years ago
Hi Adam, thank you for your continued help.

My client is happy with the look of this but we will need to scale the particles down significantly. I was wondering if you would be interested in me paying you to add the snow after I finish the scene and the animations. If so, what would you charge? It would be much less expensive that way as I am not sure I would need the plugin very often in the future.
Adam Trachtenberg 3 years ago
Hi Jon, I'm game to do it, but to be honest it would probably be more expensive for me to do it as it could take a day or two of tweaking to get a satisfactory result. At my standard rate of $450 day [more]
Jon Simpson 3 years ago
Thanks Adam, that is a hefty price and very inspirational - a bit less than twice what I make a day. How long have you been doing this I am gonna dive in and hopefully need to use the plug-in a ton of [more]
News: MAXON to Showcase New Release of CINEMA 4D at SIGGRAPH 2011
by Cow News Droid 6 years ago
3D Visionaries to Show New Features and Production Techniques at MAXON Exhibitor Booth, #447 (Newbury Park, California--August 2, 2011) MAXON Computer, the leading developer of professional 3D modelin
Re: News: MAXON to Showcase New Release of CINEMA 4D at SIGGRAPH 2011
by Adam Trachtenberg 6 years ago
Also present at the Maxon booth will be your faithfull Cow forum leader, Adam Trachtenberg, holding down on of the demo artist stations. Would love to meet some of y'all if you can make it to the show
News: MAXON Unveils CINEMA 4D Release 13
by Cow News Droid 6 years ago
Next Generation Simplifies Character Animation, Adds Stereographic Capabilities and Physical Rendering (Friedrichsdorf, Germany--August 1, 2011) Today, MAXON announced CINEMA 4D Release 13, the next g
Re: News: MAXON Unveils CINEMA 4D Release 13
by Adam Trachtenberg 6 years ago
FYI, there are 11 free videos demoing some of the new features in R13 at Cineversity (registration required): http: www.cineversity.com series index.asp spid=159
News: MAXON Celebrates the Release of CINEMA 4D R12 at Industry Events Around the U.S. this Fall
by Cow News Droid 7 years ago
(Newbury Park, California--September 28, 2010) MAXON Computer USA, a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce opportunities th
Re: News: MAXON Celebrates the Release of CINEMA 4D R12 at Industry Events Around the U.S. this Fall
by Adam Trachtenberg 7 years ago
I'll be at Maxon's booth (err, table) at the Miami event. Drop by if you're going to the festival!
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