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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
By preordering now, you will get the book in late october without additional shipping or handling costs.
This time modelled my old Super8 camera. Rendered with the great new renderer of Cinema 4D 13.
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.
Teaming up with Video2Brain, I am glad to be able to offer you a nice selection of German online Trainings right here:
The videos cover interesting topics for CINEMA 4D users, but also for ZBrush, Modo and Adobe products.
Hope you like it!
One of my new trainings that will be released by Video2Brain covers the basics of Vray for CINEMA 4D
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
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.
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.
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.
This simple setup uses just some basic shapes and was build for demonstration during a workshop.
This model has been optimized and textured by us to give best possible viewing experience when presented within an interactive scientific 3D viewing application.
This scene looks not so complex but includes various scripts and XPresso setups to allow realistic animations of all production stations.
This scene combines photographic elements with 3D objects. The empty garage has been photographed by our friends at photo4d.com. We then rebuilt the geometry of this location using our PhotoMatch plugin and projected the taken photos back to the 3D geometry. Finally the 2 stock carmodells were added.
For this visualisation we combined photographic elements and 3D objects. For the modelling part we only had photos as a reference.
This is one of numerous motives used for a TV print campaign. All objects had to be modelled by us, as only unfinished prototypes were available at that time. Renderings were done in Vray for C4D.
This scene was created during a CINEMA 4D workshop and shows some stylized blood cells.
We had to model this by using technical drawings. The final scene was animated and used within a webspecial to promote this new Blue ray recorder.
We had to model this by using technical drawings. The final scene was animated and used within a webspecial to promote this new flatscreen TV.
This scene has been setup by us as part of a catalog cover.