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jim bachalo
High end 'realism'-whats possible natively?
on Aug 5, 2011 at 9:31:51 pm

Hi
This is more of a novice question, but out of curiosity, really want to know what is possible natively with C4D if you are chasing the high end level of realism such as that in pieces like The 3rd & the 7th' on vimeo.


Focusing only on the technical aspects for a moment, can this same level of realism be achieved natively in C4D, or are 3rd party plugins, renderer's etc necessary?

I'm speaking here more towards lighting and lighting effects than modeling and materials, but of course all are necessary ingredients.

I'm going thru tutorials right now that focus on compositing and integration with AE, but after that, what are some tutorials that I should focus on to attain a better technical mastery of lighting, shading, materials etc?

Thanks in advance.

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Bill Kelly
Re: High end 'realism'-whats possible natively?
on Aug 6, 2011 at 3:13:38 pm

A good place to start would be Robert Leger's breakdown of the opening shot of his demo reel. The first part is all Cinema 4D and in the second part he composites it all together in After Effects.

Reel intro breakdown 1/2 from Robert Leger on Vimeo.



Reel intro breakdown 2/2 from Robert Leger on Vimeo.






To see tutorials, articles, tips, free stuff, and more visit my post-production blog at http://thekellzone.com


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jim bachalo
Re: High end 'realism'-whats possible natively?
on Aug 6, 2011 at 5:35:01 pm

Fantastic! Thanks for that

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Adam Trachtenberg
Re: High end 'realism'-whats possible natively?
on Aug 6, 2011 at 8:30:23 pm

Yes, I think Cinema is quite capable of the same level of realism with a skilled operator behind the controls. That's even more true with the release of R13 which includes a new physically-based renderer and subsurface scattering shader.

The example video was rendered with VRay, which is also available as a plugin renderer for Cinema (http://www.vrayforc4d.com/portal/).

VRay does has some advantages -- particularly speed in GI rendering -- so it's certainly worth considering.

You might check out the "ship boys" vfx reel in the short film section here: http://planetx.nl/site/en/


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