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Transitions

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Over the next week or so, you might find that things are going to be looking a bit different. Muse Creative is in a transition where we will be optimising a couple of elements to give you a richer viewing experience as well as to provide useful content to you in the best possible way.

If you come across anything that is looking a bit strange, don’t hesitate to give me a shout and we’ll fix it up ASAP for you.

I’m looking forward to getting back to doing some tutorials and more amazing C4D products for you.

Until then, happy rendering.

Accepting the Everyday Challenge from Beeple

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On the 1st of January 2014, I took up a challenge from @Beeple to post an Everyday for one full year. The purpose of the Everydays is to continually better oneself by experimenting with different concepts and ideas each and every day.

Each month I’ll change the theme to keep my attention going, but I’m going to strive each and every day to spend a minimum of 30minutes in futuring my knowledge of Cinema 4D, illustration, Vray, modelling and sculpting.

I’ll keep a gallery here for you to follow my progress, and if you have any comments or queries, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line.

A massive thanks to Beeple for setting up this challenge, I encourage everyone to start your very own Everyday, even if you start with an Everyweek or Everymonth, let 2014 be the year you exceed your own expectations!

Welcome to the new site

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Hi guys

The general layout of the site has been bugging me for a few days so in an ongoing effort to keep things fresh, I decided to change things up a bit…

You’ll notice the Free Stuff section is still being populated because of the many awesome models you have submitted, and there will be a lot of changes over the next week or so but it’s all in an effort to bring you more valuable content and tutorials.

Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter for the best of the site and some exclusive content delivered straight into your inbox.

Any comments are appreciated and if there’s anything C4D you’d lie to learn, drop me a line on the Contact Page and I’ll hook it up for you!

Remember to check out our store for amazing Cinema 4D products and presets created by or backed by MuseCreative.net, this site is viewer supported which means nobody pays me to do this but through the store I plan to help produce more exciting content and tutorials for you.

Thanks again for visiting the site!

Eugene

Showcase Billboards | Teaser

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Showcase is back and this time we’ve pulled out all the stops for the greatest set of billboard rigs for Cinema 4D. Available in standard and Vray, these billboards will integrate easily into your work and will allow you to continue creating master-pieces.

We’re preparing a great collection for a set that’s dubbed, “The last billboards you’ll ever buy”

Stay tuned on for more news.

Making it Look Great 10 | Out Now

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Making It Look Great 10: Modelling Essentials for Cinema 4D is now available. MILG 10 is designed for beginner to intermediate users who want to really get their head around real-world modelling in Cinema 4D.

In 16 lessons, Cinema 4D expert and master modeller Rob Redman drills modelling tools and workflows for creating a variety of everyday objects from scratch.

In MILG 10 Rob explains how to effectively approach a model starting with an empty workspace, drill the techniques until they become part of your skill set, and understand how similar tools differ and when to use them. By the end of the workshop you’ll have the confidence to create just about anything in Cinema 4D.

Click here for more information.

 

First time render farm

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As we all know, rendering sucks. The process is lengthy and laborious and usually involves you staring at render buckets filling up slowly, and trying to use a Jedi mind-trick to make it go faster. Unless you’re blessed to work in an animation studio with enough processors to power a small country, you’re more than likely going to have to one day use a render farm.

A render farm, for those who don’t know, is a collection of computers built to render computer-generated imagery (CGI), typically for film and television visual effects. It distributes your frames across the group of computers and thus renders complete frames in a fraction of the time, allowing you to carry on with other things.

I was faced with a project which required much more capacity than what I had available and needed an online rendering solution to do the heavy-lifting for me. Introducing RENDERFEED.

Renderfeed is a great online solution to quickly complete Cinema 4D R12 and R13 renders. They’re wide range of packages allowed me to sign up for a day at a time when needed and having not used a render farm before, I found the entire process quite easy to manage.

Things I found useful:

  • Having the option to zip my files before uploading and extracting the zip online
  • Being able to upload all files prior to my subscription beginning, thus maximizing render time
  • Having an option of managing my render online or through the Renderfeed Cinema 4D plugin
  • The Renderfeed Cinema 4D plugin allowed me to automatically download frames as they completed, which eliminated another step out of the rendering process
  • The support team were great in solving any first-time issues

Things to remember when using a render farm:

  • Collect your project files | Use Cinema 4D’s “Save Project” feature to collect all your assets into one folder
  • Check all texture paths that they are pointing to the “tex” sub-folder
  • All X-Refs must be in the same folder as your main file, and all paths inside Cinema 4D must be relevantly set
  • Calculate your render time | The last thing you want is to only book a day and find out your render did not complete

Obviously there are other players in render farmville, but in terms of a solution for Cinema 4D, I found Renderfeed to be the cream of the crop.

Be sure to check their site out www.renderfeed.com to see how best they can help you!

Should you have any questions or comments with regard this, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

99 Frames – The Results are out!

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Happy New Years Eve everyone!

If you haven’t heard, the results for 99 Frames – The Social Animation Project are out. If you’ve had any questions about what Cinema 4D R13 can do, this 8:20 min video will definately resolve them.

Congrats to David Drayton on a successful project and to all the winners and partipants!

Here’s hoping 2012 will see many more collaborative projects in the C4D community.

Visit 99frames.net for more information

View the final video

Cineversity | New Look

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The Cinema 4D training site Cineversity has just relaunched their website.

With a fresh face and the world of tutorials and resources for Cinema 4D, this site is guaranteed to spark new ideas and further anyone’s career in C4D.

Be sure to check it out and bookmark it as your number 1 Cinema 4D resource.

Visit Cineversity.com