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Dustin welcomes you to the world of 3D by introducing you to Cinema 4D by Maxon. Walking through the program's interfaces, functions, basic uses, and quick tips, Dustin will have you on your way to understanding the vast 3D experience that awaits you.
Dustin introduces Octane Render as a tool as an add-on to C4D. This is where your experience as a photographer leaves you well ahead of the curve in the creative side of 3D. You’ve already got the skills it takes to create beautiful renders, possibly without even knowing it. Just as with real wor...
Dustin uses Octane to show lighting details on a model in Cinema 4D, explaining how lighting works, how to adjust lighting, adjust color temperatures of lights and make different modifiers for the lighting.
Dustin shows how HDRI inside of Octane can be used to light a model in a way that takes the environment the model is into account. With HDRI colors and reflections (material dependent) can be seen inside of the model.
Dustin shows how each light bulb actually has a different pattern to their light fallout and shape. Octane has accounted for this by taking IES profiles from manufacturers and adding them to the program.
Tagging is a system that allows the computer to know how objects should and should not interact within the 3D viewport space. This is useful for everything from locking objects in place to assigning a spotlight to an individual item to follow as it moves through the scene.