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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

Diffusion 2.1 (Now 100% DR-Ready)

By Diffusion, Preset, Update One Comment

So I think many, if not all, of you have been anticipating this update of Diffusion and I’m so excited to share it finally. We’ve been hard at work as usual, ensuring you receive the finest VRayforC4D shaders available and this update is definitely the culmination of hard work and attention to detail.

The biggest news for many is that the entire pack is now DR-Ready! This means that every shader will render exactly the same through Distributed Rendering as it will on a standalone scene. We’ve thoroughly tested each shader ensuring the finest detail and that your renders will shine every time.

We have 20 brand new highly detailed shaders packed into this update which I know you’re just going to love: Check these out:

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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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Diffusion 2.0 | Now available

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So we’re well into December and I hope you’ve all had an amazing 2014.

Yunal and myself have just completed the latest update to Diffusion which includes 10 new crafted shaders, all DR ready which will definitely be an asset to your Diffusion collection.

All customers will be emailed today with the links to the latest files and to celebrate the Christmas season, there will be no price increase for this update so the price will remain at $79.

Our latest shaders

$79 | MAC Edition $79 | PC Edition 720MB Instant Download

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!

Maxon at IBC 2014

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Right after the success of Siggraph 2014, Maxon have delivered more impressive presentations at IBC 2014, held in Amsterdam.

Industry legends like Simon Holdemal (Man vs. Machine), Matthias Zabiegly (Aixsponza), Ryan Summers (Imaginary Forces) and Pingo van der Binkloev (C4DApt) are just a few of the brilliant minds sharing their production workflows and insights using Cinema 4D.

If you weren’t at the show, Maxon have kindly shared all the presentations here.

Enjoy the videos and enjoy learning new things!

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!