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Eugene

We’re paying you forward!

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I want to thank you for being a part of the Muse Creative community by offering you an opportunity to become an affiliate and get paid up to 30% commission on every sale you refer. In today’s day and age, passive income is key to creating financial wealth and this is a great opportunity to take advantage of.

A quick overview

Our store is run on a platform called Avangate and I’ve made my products available through the Avangate Affiliate Network that has made it super easy for you to begin spreading the word of our quality products to your friends and colleagues. To start selling, all you need to do is display the product information and “Buy Now” links on your website.

Guaranteed Affiliate Commission

When a visitor follows a link or banner from your site, Avangate keeps track of your Affiliate ID for 120 calendar days. That’s 4 months during which any order placed by the same user guarantees your affiliate commission.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

We take care of the ordering process, product delivery and customer support.

  • No need to store any software on your servers, or keep track of licenses
  • No hassles related to invoicing or payments from customers
  • No setup fee, no start up cost, no hidden performance targets to reach!

You will also benefit from comprehensive affiliate reports that will show you exactly how you perform.

Monthly payments

You will get your commissions every month, either transferred to your Avangate Prepaid Debit MasterCard or sent via wire transfer, check or PayPal.

Start selling now!

Use every available channel of promotion you have – website, newsletter, etc! Remember – the more referral links you create, the more chances you have to make money from your web site!

Join our Affiliate Program!

If you have any questions around this, please don’t hesitate to contact me, I’d be happy to assist you.

Happy Rendering!

Don’t let small problems stop your progress

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Often as designers and 3D artists, during the creation process we are often faced with roadblocks in how to achieve a certain look or how to complete a needed task to help us achieve our vision and art direction. There’s nothing more frustrating than battling with a “small” issue and wasting valuable hours on it when you have no one to ask for help. The upside to it though, is that you learn from it and you’ll more than likely never forget how to do it again.

That being said, if you’re ever in a bind or have a burning question about Cinema 4D or Adobe CC, I’d love to help. I’m a sucker for a good question and would enjoy the opportunity to help you solve your problem and progress forward with your work.

This is an open invitation for any beginner or intermediate users in C4D and anything up to advanced users in Adobe CC to follow me on twitter (@eugeneopperman), and if you’re ever stuck, drop me a tweet and I’ll do my best to help you out.

Growing the Cinema 4D community

I’d love you to also take 2 minutes to read my article Cinema 4D Asset Drive and donate an old C4D asset for the community to be able to use. It’s a great “Pay it forward” campaign and you stand a chance of winning some awesome prizes.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

E

 

Semi-Permanent Video and Breakdown

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Every now and then in the motion graphics world, a piece comes along and sets a new benchmark for every one out there. For me, the latest one to do that is the Semi-Permanent opening sequence. From the second it starts, you’re immediately drawn in by the intensity and epic scale of the universe thats been created by Raoul Marks.

Another thing which is truly outstanding is Raoul has taken the time to do a breakdown video, giving you a sneak peak into his thought process and workflow as well as making the Astronaut 3d model for C4D available to the public.

It’s amazing to see how the motion graphics and 3D community are developing a culture of giving and sharing and it’s my hope that this will continue to grow and we will continue to push each other to do greater things.

The original video and breakdown are below together with the links and credits. Be sure to visit raoulmarks.com and thank him for his generosity.

Semi Permanent Opening Titles

Breakdown

FILE NOW UP!
mediafire.com/download/qfclufbbh3bhpqk/ASTRONAUT.zip
Try turning off the displacement in the suit and other materials for a quicker update.
Theres and FBX and two C4D files. one for Octane and one adapted for C4D native render.

Song: Moderat – A new error

CREDITS
Designed and Produced by
Raoul Marks.com

Titles kindly supported by
Maxon
maxon.net

Iceland photography kindly provided by
Jake Sergeant
mn8studio.com

Music and SFX arranged by
Raoul Marks

Additional artwork by
Stanley Donwood & Noah Taylor

NAB 30% off all Muse Creative products

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NAB is my favourite time of year, well besides Christmas of course! It’s a week where the design and creative community come together and celebrate what makes them nerds and we get to learn so much in the process.

This year also marks the return of Mike the Monkey to NAB which I’m super excited about, so yes – 30% off all Muse Creative products this week to celebrate and say thank you to everyone.

Use the code NAB2015 in checkout to apply the discount.

Check out our great products here

To watch all the Cinema4D Livestreams, click here

Becoming a better artist in 2015

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January is a time synonymous with resolutions and promises to become a better person. Whether it’s eating healthier, learning a new skill or finally signing up for a gym contract, people see a new year as an opportunity to improve on their lives.

In the spirit of new year resolutions I’ve summed up some of my key learnings to help you improve your skill set and ultimately become a better artist / designer. These can obviously be applied to a multitude of professions, but due to my personal experience I will be relating them to Cinema 4D.

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Rogue Showreel 2014

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Some might not know, but I work full-time for an agency in Johannesburg, South Africa call Rogue. We have recently launched a motion department headed by myself and I’m proud to say that with the launch, we’ve created our first showreel showcasing some of our recently launched motion service offerings such as 3D and information graphic animation, as well as broadcast and packaging design.

This is only the first step on a long creative journey and I hope you enjoy it!

Leave a comment, let me know what you think and if you have a great idea that needs to be realised, give me a shout!