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Filip Stillerska
Instance Object - "Render Instance"?!
on Feb 17, 2019 at 8:55:57 pm

When should I use the "Render Instance"-function?
I've read the C4D manual and online help, but I honestly don't really understand the purpose of this property or in which scenarios I should use it.



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Brian Jones
Re: Instance Object - "Render Instance"?!
on Feb 18, 2019 at 3:51:19 am

the help says it all - Cinema 4D/Cinema 4D Prime/Create Menu/Modeling/Objects/Instance Object -
it all comes down to memory. Back when memory was at a premium (and still now with if someone doesn't really have enough memory) it made sense for even small numbers of instances to be render instances. You give up the stuff mentioned in the "Render Instances do however have a few drawbacks:" section of that help page but if you are short on memory it can let you do things you couldn't with a straight instances.
And, since MoGraph, it makes sense when the number of copies (ie clones) gets high enough.


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Filip Stillerska
Re: Instance Object - "Render Instance"?!
on Feb 18, 2019 at 6:43:24 pm

Thank you, Brian! Apparently I missed the "Render Instances do however have a few drawbacks"-section.


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