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CINEMA 4D,Das Kompendium, Band 2

CINEMA 4D,Das Kompendium, Band 2

We just released the new “Kompendium” for CINEMA 4D in Germany.
With more than 950 pages this is the most complete book about CINEMA 4D ever.
It covers almost everything there is to know about Animation with CINEMA 4D, including Keyframes, Motion-Clibs, Animation Layer, XPresso, Thinking Particles, Dynamics, MoGraph and all Character tools.
Find out more about it here:

http://www.rodenburg-verlag.de

New Keyframe Reducer released for CINEMA 4D

New Keyframe Reducer released for CINEMA 4D

We just released a new plug-in for CINEMA 4D. The Keyframe Optimizer is able to dramatically reduce the number of keyframes of your project. This is the perfect tool if you often have to deal with Motion Capture data or baked animations. There is also a 10 day trial version available in our webshop at http://www.rodenburg-verlag.de

New Video2Brain workshops on their way

New Video2Brain workshops on their way

Hello,

I just returned from Video2Brain, Graz a couple of days ago, finishing some new CINEMA 4D workshops for you.

I was very happy that this time we managed to record a workshop together with Uli Staiger, bringing some in depth 2D/3D compositing techniques to you. Other recordings include photorealistic rendering with CINEMA 4D 15 and the features of the new V-Ray for CINEMA 4D version 1.8.

Hope you like them!

MAXON Certified Trainings

MAXON Certified Trainings

MAXON just started a new website, giving informations about certified trainings. You’re now able to book trainings in Authorized Trainings Centers and to finish them by doing a certification test. Those trainings will be held by MAXON Certified Trainers.

http://www.maxon.net/de/campus/overview.html

As I had the chance to work with MAXON on this new certification system, I am also a proud MAXON Certified Lead Instructor and a Certified Trainer for CINEMA 4D. If you are interested in individual trainings or certified trainings in Germany just get in contact with me.

New IAA visualisation online

New IAA visualisation online

My lastest info animation about the new CB2 system is finally online. It was shown first on the IAA fair in Germany to present a new technology that can be used to clean the exhaust gas of Diesel powered buses and trucks:

HJS Exhaust-gas Aftertreatment System – Catalytic Bypass Burner

Animago 2012, here I come

Animago 2012, here I come

Preparing to head to Animago tomorrow. At this special 3D event located at Babelsberg near Berlin, Germany, I will talk a little bit about Motion Capture and possible solutions in combination with CINEMA 4D. Maybe there will be even a sneak preview of my new 3D toy, The MoCase. Stay tuned…

Special offerings during christmas holidays

Special offerings during christmas holidays

Preparing for the christmas season, Rodenburg Verlag is offering special prices for The Compendium and additional chances to win free Workshops DVD from Video2Brain and CINEMA 4D plugins.

Während der Adventszeit können Sie über die Internetseite des Rodenburg Verlags das Kompendium zu CINEMA 4D 13 versandkostenfrei bestellen. Zudem werden wöchentich zusätzliche Workshop-DVDs und Plugins unter allen Käufern verlost. Mitmachen lohnt sich daher doppelt!

www.Rodenburg-Verlag.de

Bussy months

Bussy months

Sorry for not posting more lately, but the last weeks have been quite bussy for me. My new publishing house Rodenburg Verlag (www.rodenburg-verlag.de) takes a lot of attention. I feel very glad, that my book is receiced so well. Many thanks to all readers and supporters!

Beside this I have been to several events and conferences lately. Starting with the animago award in Potsdam, near Berlin, the CINEMA 4D day in Vienna,Austria and the 3D Network meeting in Duesseldorf. Often combined with trainings and speaches. I really get used to it. It’s so much fun to meet C4D users everywhere and to give informations to users of other 3D packages to help them make the right software decisions.

Just to let you know how things are going. Hope to see you soon in person at some other 3D event or at some training. Just ask me for courses, locations and offers.

CINEMA 4D 13, The Compendium, Part 1

CINEMA 4D 13, The Compendium, Part 1

After months of hard work and writing, it finally see the light of day: CINEMA 4D 13, The Compendium, Part 1.

In its first part it covers all aspects of Modeling, Texturing and Rendering with CINEMA 4D 13. With more than 850 pages,

over 900 color images and over 5 hours of video content, this is the most complete CINEMA 4D documentation and workshop on the market.

Part 2 will follow early next year, covering Animation, Simulation and Scripting with CINEMA 4D.

German readers can get their copy here:

www.rodenburg-verlag.de

By preordering now, you will get the book in late october without additional shipping or handling costs.

On we go to beautiful Graz again

On we go to beautiful Graz again

Today I will head to Graz, Austria again and start recording new video workshops with Video2Brain about CINEMA 4D 13. Stay tuned for details…

Another C4D 13 test

Another C4D 13 test

This time modelled my old Super8 camera. Rendered with the great new renderer of Cinema 4D 13.

CINEMA 13 test

CINEMA 13 test

This image is the result of a new CINEMA 4D 13 workshop. I tried to use as many of the new rendering features as possible in one image. The front shows the new Tiles-shader and the landscape mask shader on the english telephone booth. The background is all about the new depth of field and motion blur. I also used lots of hair for the gras, the stones and the water drops and PyroCluster for the clouds. The scene is only lit by the physical sky. Rendered with the new physcal camera, including the new indirect illumination.

Summer thunderstorm

Summer thunderstorm

What a strange summer this year.

First we had quite a nice April/May, then a cloudy and rainy June/July.

Now it alrady seems we have to prepare for autumn. Here is one of the thunderstorm photos I took some days before…

-> Update: Added another thunderstorm photo. This time I was lucky to catch a buch of strickes in one photo.

New online Shop for Video Trainings

New online Shop for Video Trainings

Teaming up with Video2Brain, I am glad to be able to offer you a nice selection of German online Trainings right here:

Video-Trainings

The videos cover interesting topics for CINEMA 4D users, but also for ZBrush, Modo and Adobe products.

Hope you like it!

Vray online Training on its way

Vray online Training on its way

One of my new trainings that will be released by Video2Brain covers the basics of Vray for CINEMA 4D

http://www.video2brain.com/de/products-753.htm

This image shows one of the example scenes covered and combines most of the Vray materials, using displacement, translucency, refraction, reflection, Vray Blend- and Override materials.

Here is the german description about this new online Training:

Mit einem typischen Beispielprojekt lernen Sie den V-Ray-Renderer von der Pike auf kennen. Dabei zeigt Arndt von Koenigsmarck Schritt für Schritt, wie Sie Objekte modellieren und an V-Ray-Erfordernisse anpassen, Materialien erstellen und anschließend final rendern.

Dabei kommen ausführlich alle relevanten Material- und Rendereinstellungen und deren Bedeutung für das Bildergebnis zur Sprache sowie das Beleuchten und die GI-Rendermethoden. So werden Sie in wenigen Stunden fit für V-Ray und können dessen Potenzial voll ausschöpfen!

5 1/2 Stunden Laufzeit, 41 Lektionen

EUR 39,95

New video2brain recordings in Austria

New video2brain recordings in Austria

I just returned from another bussy week in Austria. First I recorded some new video trainings for video2brain in Graz. After that I visited the C4D event in Salzburg. The following photo shows the video2brain booth I was running there.

Thanks again to Markus Fiala from Softwarediskont.com for the invitation and the smooth organisation!

Photokina 2010 in Cologne

Photokina 2010 in Cologne

Photokina 2010 had a focus on 3D industry, so it was a great place to meet friends and colleagues. Here I am chatting with Joe Heller (MAXON) and Doc Baumann (well known Photoshop guru, publisher and author).

Visiting IDC Asia at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

Visiting IDC Asia at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

During my stay in Singapore I also took the chance to visit the IDC Asia Training Center at Temasek Polytechnic.

During the last years, Mr Vincent Ong and his staff built a very active center for 3D interactive digital media solutions and also offers trainig courses for various software tools. I am glad to be able to support them by offering contacts in Europe and bringing in my CINEMA 4D background.

The taken photo shows me within some of the kind employees beside  Jasmine Tan (Director of IM INNOVATIONS, 4. person from right) and Vincent Ong (Managing Director of IM INNOVATIONS, 3. person from right) .

Thanks again for that informative and pleasant meeting in Sigapore.

New CINEMA 4D 12 DVD training available now

New CINEMA 4D 12 DVD training available now

Video2Brain just released my new training about CINEMA 4D 12 (german only). It covers all basics, beginner and advanced workshops and of course is a completely new product. Length is about 18 hours, price: € 39,80.

Find out more here: http://www.video2brain.com/de/products-646.htm

Recording new online and DVD trainings

Recording new online and DVD trainings

It’s always a pleasure and big fun to record new trainings and workshops for Video2Brain. This time I haven been there in August recording the DVD for CINEMA 4D 12 and some new online tutorials. Located in the beautiful city Graz in Austria it (almost) feels like having a vacation once you find the time to step out of the recording room.

New CINEMA 4D 12 online training available

New CINEMA 4D 12 online training available

Video2Brain just released my new online training about the new features in CINEMA 4D 12 (german only). Length is 2 hours, price € 19,95.

Find out more here: http://www.video2brain.com/de/products-615.htm

Updated MoGraph online Tutorials

Updated MoGraph online Tutorials

The already available online tutorials for CINEMA 4D MoGraph have been updated (geman only). Chapters about the new CINEMA 4D 12 Soft Dynamics have been added. Length: 2 hours, price: €29,95

Find out more here: http://www.video2brain.com/de/products-526.htm

XPresso/C.O.F.F.E.E. Programming DVD

XPresso/C.O.F.F.E.E. Programming DVD

Learn how to create XPresso/Thinking Particles setups and COFFEE scripts/plugins. This workshop (german only) includes all the basics as well as advanced turtorials. Length: 13 hours, price: 59,95.

Find out more here: http://www.video2brain.com/de/products-228.htm

2D/3D online Compositing Workshop

2D/3D online Compositing Workshop

This online workshop (german only) demonstrates the integration of 3D objects into photographic environments. This includes the usage of our PhotoMatch® plugin for CINEMA 4D. Price: € 29.95

Find out more here: http://www.video2brain.com/de/products-518.htm

Huge window production line

Huge window production line

We modelled this scene from photographs and technical drawings. The rendeirng just shows one part of this huge production line. The final scene was animated to visualize the movemnet of glas through the production line.

Control unit

Control unit

We received CAD data of this model, but had to remodel most parts of it, because of too many surface errors in the triangulated data. Vray was used for rendering.

Photo Compositing

Photo Compositing

This example shows the integration of 3D elements into a 2D photographic setup. We used our PhotoMatch® plugin for a precise camera calibration. Our thanks go to our friends at photo4d.com for providing the used background photo.

Parfum bottle

Parfum bottle

This simple setup uses just some basic shapes and was build for demonstration during a workshop.

Gum and teeth model

Gum and teeth model

This model has been optimized and textured by us to give best possible viewing experience when presented within an interactive scientific 3D viewing application.

Automatic window production line

Automatic window production line

This scene looks not so complex but includes various scripts and XPresso setups to allow realistic animations of all  production stations.