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Demystify Post-Production with the Redshift Challenge

Monday 9th May 2022
5pm BST / 12pm EDT / 9am PDT (1 hour)

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Every Monday throughout May, the Maxon Training Team are on hand to expand your Redshift knowledge by introducing you to features and workflows that are there to help you create amazing imagery and render them faster.

This is a fun and interactive series, so there’s a twist.

Each week, the trainer is going to be sabotaged by the community! You have the power to really test the instructor by taking away a common tool in a normal workflow, forcing them to find creative workarounds to achieve the goals of their project.

The idea behind this is to see how different artists work under pressure, as well as help you find the tools and their many different uses in Redshift.

Join the poll at the start of each week, and watch Redshift experts Elly Wade, Dustin Valkema and Lionel Vicidomini share their creative process in real time.

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Bring Characters to Life, and Discover Flocking Behaviour with Maxon

Fun and easy character animation techniques can help inject life into inanimate objects. With Cinema 4D, there’s no need for complex rigging techniques to animate objects or characters.

Learn how to inject energy and character into objects using Deformers in Cinema 4D with this project based series. This video will show you how to easily animate a mushroom character and apply the animation principle of Squash & Stretch to give the animation more interest and whimsy.

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Get familiar with Trapcode Particular with this tutorial. Join Harry Frank as he walks you through one of its latest features: evading particles in the Flocking Particle simulation.

New Release: Maxon Cinema 4D R25

The latest release of Cinema 4D , R25, is here. With it comes a new modern skin, user interface enhancements and an expansive preset system for optimising your workflow.

Cinema 4D ‘R’ and ‘S’ releases. What’s the Difference?

Cinema 4D R25

User Interface Enhancements

Dynamic palettes power new layouts that make great use of space and ensure the tools you need are always close at hand. Tabbed documents and layouts make it easy to flow between multiple projects and workflows.

An updated scheme and icon set offer a fresh, modern spin on Cinema 4D’s classic look that communicates what’s important and puts more focus on your artwork.

Spline Import

Import vector artwork from Adobe Illustrator, PDF and SVG files to use in your 3D scenes. Using Adobe’s PDF format, splines are imported from Adobe Illustrator files saved with PDF compatibility. Advanced features like symbols and gradient-filled shapes are supported. Vector art stored in the SVG format can also be imported.

Capsules

Capsule Assets constructed in Cinema 4D’s Scene Nodes core offer procedural plugin-like power. Now these Capsules can be used directly in Cinema 4D’s Classic Object Manager as primitives, generators or geometry modifiers. Or use a capsule constructor and augment your Classic C4D scene with your own node-based creation.

Presets System

The Asset Browser provides a vast collection of 3D objects, materials and node capsules.

The library can be browsed or searched, and each asset includes rich metadata and keywords. Assets are downloaded on-demand, and they’re also cached on your computer, so your favourite assets are immediately available for re-use.

Scene Nodes System

Cinema 4D’s Scene Manager uses powerful, node-based assets to construct procedural geometry or entire scenes in a hierarchy-based view.

Everything you do within the Scene Manager creates a corresponding node graph within Scene Nodes, so you can choose whichever workflow you prefer or the job demands.

Track Modifier Tag

This feature allows you to modify animation tracks on objects or tags quickly. Spring Mode is a convenient way to add springy secondary animations to tracks, while Posterization Mode allows you to transform fluid animation into stop-motion-style movements.

Easily add randomness to animations using Noise Mode, and multiple parameters allow you to define the strength of the effect. Smooth Mode, on the other hand, allows you to remove jiggles and rotation from your animation – a perfect way to clean up mocap data.

For a full list of the latest features, click here.

Cinema 4D R25, as well as the entire Maxon range including Redshift and Red Giant plugins, is available now at VFX Software Direct .com