Cinema 4d Articles

Lillian Hawkins

  • "Rock Tutorial"
    Lacking a way to make realistic looking stones I set out one afternoon to perfect a method to make them using my favorite 3d program cinema 4d...

  • CINEMA 4D ART CONTEST 2002
    THE PHAROS OF ALEXANDRIA Rebuild one of the Seven Wonders of the World "the Pharos of Alexandria" With over $1700 in prizes, how can you not play!

  • Vote For March's Artist Of The Month!
    Cast your vote for the Artist of the Month for March 2003!

  • Post-Work Lighting Tutorial
    This tutorial focuses on relatively simple techniques that will serve to dramatically improve the lighting in many of your scenes. Suitable for: 2D Graphics, 3DS MAX, AMAPI 3D, Bryce, Carrara / Raydream, Cinema 4D, JASC Paint Shop Pro, LightWave, Maya, Poser, Rhino 3D, Strata 3D, TrueSpace, Wings 3D, Z Brush.

  • Vote For February 2004's Artist Of The Month!
    Cast your vote for our Artist of the Month for February 2004!

  • Vote For July 03's Artist Of The Month
    Cast your vote for the Artist of the Month for July 2003!

  • Bio: Paul Babb, President & CEO, Maxon


  • Vote For April 2005's Artist of the Month
    Cast your vote for your favorite Gallery Artist of the Month for April 2005! This month we highlight the Cinema 4D Artists. The winner will be interviewed and highlighted on the front page for the month of April.

  • "Spring Fever" Spending Spree
    What would you buy if you had a $1,000 to spend in the Renderosity MarketPlace? During the "Spring Fever" contest, many of us pondered this alluring question. Find out what the winner selected, and get to know Andreas Heindl [Amor], the person behind the First Place image.

  • Vote For April 2006 Artist Of the Month
    Cast your vote for your favorite Gallery Artist Of The Month [AOM] for April 2006! April's AOM will highlight an artist from the Cinema 4D/ Rhino 3D Galleries. The AOM will be interviewed and highlighted on the Front Page for the month of April.

  • Introducing Renderosity Communities!
    Learn about our new "Communities" section, including what's launching and what's coming down the road...

  • CINEMA 4D Turns Slammers Brand drinks into Comic Heroes
    You may know that CINEMA 4D ™ was used to great effect in Marvel Comics™ based movies, such as Spiderman™, and Daredevil™. You might be interested to discover that it was instrumental in bringing real products to the market based on those movies.

  • The Paula Sanders Report: Review of Maxon's HAIR module
    "It is a day to celebrate for owners of Cinema 4D R9.5 who want to create hair, fur, feathers, and even blades of grass." Join Paula this week as she shows how this new Cinema 4D module can have you creating HAIR with ease!

  • 10,000 Free Stuff Items!
    Our community has achieved another major accomplishment. We now have 10,000 Free Stuff Items available at Renderosity! Come join in the fun!

  • April 2005 AOM - vbarreto
    Congratulations to vbarreto for being awarded Renderosity's AOM [Artist Of the Month] for April, 2005. We invite you to visit vbarreto's gallery and to read his AOM interview ...

  • The Paula Sanders Report: Greenbriar Studio's CR2 Loader and Morph Tools for Cinema 4D 9
    This week, Paula shows her findings while working with the CR2 Loader, Morph Tools, and Conformer Software for Cinema 4D 9. Read on to find out more on loading Poser figures into Cinema 4D, through this well-illustrated presentation.

  • April 2006 AOM - Matthieu
    Congratulations to Matthieu [Matthieu Roussel] for being awarded Renderosity's AOM [Artist Of the Month] for April 2006. Be sure to check out the interview, and get to know Matthieu!

  • Carles_P, July '02 Artist of the Month!
    I’m a graphic artist, Who has been immersed in art and music since childhood. I started my art career using the traditional classic tools, Pen and Pencil on paper and progressively moving to Oil on Canvas.

  • March 2006 MOM ExprssnImg
    Congratulations to ExprssnImg for being Renderosity's MOM [Merchant Of the Month] for March, 2006. We invite you to read his MOM interview...

  • Taking the Fright out of Animating “Monster House”
    "Halloween came early this year with the release of hit CG animated film “Monster House” from Columbia Pictures. Now out on DVD in time to spook trick or treaters anew, this movie engages its audience with a scary, funny, sad tale of three kids who must battle a living, breathing ramshackle house determined to eat everything that comes within its reach."

  • Riddle of the Sphinx II: The Omega Stone - Creating History and Adventure with CINEMA 4D
    An interview with the creators of the award-winning game, "Riddle of the Sphinx". Explore the adventure and the challenges that presented themselves while creating the exciting sequel, "Riddle of the Sphinx II: The Omega Stone"!

  • Modeling, Texturing And Rigging A Republic P47 - Part 1
    Over the next few weeks, guest columnist Anders Lejczak [bazze] shares his Cinema 4D expertise with the Renderosity community. Anders’ combines his passion for airplanes and his talent as a CG Modeler to bring you this outstanding tutorial series: Modeling, Texturing and Rigging a Republic P47. Part 1: Creating A Reference Setup!

  • The Roller Derby Lives On
    "Mark Woollen's documentary "Jam" captures the fading world of the Roller Derby. Greg Brotherton, Art Director for the film, talks about the process of designing the movie poster, and about the visual effects his team created for the film."

  • Paula Sanders Report - Review - Maxon BodyPaint 3D Release 2.5
    Paula Sanders Report: This week Paula reviews Maxon's amazing Bodypaint 3D Release 2.5. Check out the new features in this release, with UV tools that could increase your workflow. product review by Paula Sanders - Sr. Staff Writer

  • V12: Basketball Goes “Uber-3D”
    In the production of commercials and other types of advertising, there are often short deadlines to meet especially when a client makes a change at the last moment. In order to compete, companies must be fast on their feet. See how one small company has turned on the heat.

  • Linkinpark ~ July's Artist Of The Month
    Congratulations to linkinpark for being voted July's Artist of the Month! Click here to read his interview...

  • Night Feeders
    "A meteor plummets to Earth in the remote southern wilderness..."Read on, as Will gives us the inside scoop on the use of Cinema 4D, and a created plug-in, for the film Night Feeders, through this insightful interview with plug-in developer Daniel "Cactus Dan" Libisch, and Synthetic Fur Productions president, Tony Elwood.

  • When Paint Attacks - The Making Of A Movie
    In space, the simplest things can kill you … the movie tag line sets the stage for the Sci Fi adventure A Can Of Paint [screenplay adapted from a short story by A.E. van Vogt]. Guest columnist, Darlisa Riggs, gives us a behind the scenes look into how Maxon’s CINEMA 4D created the film’s visual magic!

  • Talking with Anne Powers
    Most graphics instruction books focus on the nuts and bolts of the applications they feature, and tend to fall short when it comes to creative inspiration. Anne Powers takes a different approach, in many ways more akin to arts-and-crafts guides than technical manuals.

  • Camera Mapping in: The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
    Ivo Horvat has been a matte painter for Sony Pictures Imageworks for over a decade. In that time he has worked on every type of film, from special-effects extravaganzas like Starship Troopers, Spider-Man, and The Polar Express, to true-to-life dramas like Seabiscuit and The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. Another to showcase his talents is The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

  • SIGGRAPH 2005 - Tuesday
    The Excellent SIGGRAPH Adventures of Lil and Jen Tuesday

  • Maxon's CINEMA 4D R9.5 XL Bundle
    Paula Sanders reports on Maxon’s new CINEMA 4D R9.5 XL Bundle. As always, Paula explores the major new additions, as well as reviewing the minor ones that increase CINEMA 4D’s workflow and functionality. Just in time for the holiday giving season, or if you are considering giving yourself the gift of an upgrade.

  • Vote for December AOM
    Each month the Renderosity community votes on The Renderosity Artist Of The Month [AOM] ... December's AOM will be an artist from those galleries not previously listed.

  • Qubits™ Nature’s Building Blocks
    What do Nanoscientists, MAXON’s CINEMA 4D, and children’s toys have in common? Guest Columnist Marsha Carlson explains the connection in her intriguing article about the new-age science toy sensation Qubits.

  • Britain Greets - The Orange County Choppers
    What do tales of mysterious giants roaming the green hillsides of England and Scotland have to do with live action, computer graphics and American Choppers, one of the most popular shows appearing on the Discovery Channel? Find out in this adventerous article by guest columnist Kathie Berry.

  • Modeling, Texturing And Rigging A Republic P47 - Part 3: Modeling
    Lejczak [bazze] shares his Cinema 4D expertise with the Renderosity community. Anders’ combines his passion for airplanes and his talent as a CG Modeler to bring you this outstanding tutorial series: Modeling, Texturing and Rigging a Republic P47. This week, Part 3: Modeling Continued!

  • July 2002 Artist of the Month Carles_P
    Congratulations to Carles_P, July's Artist of the Month! Stay tuned for the Interview!

  • Jean-Claude ~ February's Artist Of The Month!
    Congratulations to Jean-Claude for being voted February's Artist of the Month! Read on for our interview with Jean-Claude...

  • Long-time TV Director Showcases C4D’s Power
    After nearly a decade of television music-video and live-concert directing, Emmy nominee Jay Dubin discovered the power of C4D after the seed of experimental curiousity had been planted.

  • Review Maxon's Cinema 4D XL R8
    Paula presents her incredibly in-depth review of Cinema 4D XL R8: "Ever since I saw the demonstration of Cinema 4D XL R8 at Siggraph 2002 this summer, I wanted to review it. I was very impressed with not only the new features but the simplification of many of the procedures, especially the look of the Attribute Manager."

  • Squidinc -- March's 2003 Artist Of The Month!
    Congratulations to squidinc for being voted March's Artist of the Month! Read his interview and leave a comment...

  • MAXON's CINEMA 4D Assists in Brain Surgery
    Dan Ginavan has come a long way since he made his first animation with Legos and his father's 8mm camera. Now working at the University of Kansas Medical Center, find out what advancements he is making with 3D art in the medical field.

  • pretty3d June '04 Merchant of the Month!
    Congratulations to pretty3d, for being the June'04 Merchant Of The Month! (Interview Now Available!!)

  • Renderosity Reaches 1 Million Gallery Images
    Renderosity Art Community Reaches 1 Million Gallery Images

  • Lisbeth December '04 Merchant of the Month!
    Congratulations to Lisbeth, for being the December '04 Merchant Of The Month! (Interview now available!)

  • Interactive Universal site uses 3D to immerse viewers
    Design Reactor, a Northern California design studio, restores the meaning to the term “interactivity” with it's creation of The Bourne Supremacy website.

  • Renderosity Magazine ~ Issue 1 Recap
    Check out the remaining items we haven't covered in our Issue 1 magazine excerpts...

  • Renderosity Undergoes "Extreme Makeover"
    Nashville, TN - May 27, 2004 - Renderosity, the largest digital content brokers on the Internet, announces the major transformation of the Renderosity MarketPlace and Renderosity Magazine.

  • Modeling, Texturing And Rigging A Republic P47 - Part 2: Modeling
    Over the next few weeks, guest columnist Anders Lejczak [bazze] shares his Cinema 4D expertise with the Renderosity community. Anders’ combines his passion for airplanes and his talent as a CG Modeler to bring you this outstanding tutorial series: Modeling, Texturing and Rigging a Republic P47. This week, Part 2: Modeling!

  • The 4th Annual Renderosity Holiday Contest 2004
    Thanks to many generous sponsors incredible presents are piling up for artists and animators in our largest holiday contest ever! Come join the fun and excitement as we share our "Dreams of Peace" with the planet. All the winners have all been announced! Thank you to all the artists that shared their "Dreams of Peace".

  • SIGGRAPH 2005 - Monday
    The Excellent SIGGRAPH Adventures of Lil and Jen Monday

  • The Paula Sanders Report - Xfrog 3.5
    Paula is back this week to review Xfrog 3.5. This outstanding 3D graphic program is used for the modeling and animation of organic natural materials, such as: trees, shrubs, flowers, as well as creating unusual abstract models. Don’t wait to “jump” into the Xfrog review!

  • Let's Talk With Frank Picini [fpicini]
    It’s that time again, when all the ghosts and ghouls come out to play. Who better to join in the fun, other than the Dark Lord of Inspiration, the Spirit-Master himself, last year’s Halloween Contest winner, Frank Picini [fpicini]. Come explore the muse behind the man.

  • Meat and Potatoes 3D
    Can you make it in the 3D market without going to work for a big CG oriented company? For many 3D modelers, the dream is to work for one of the big Animation or Gaming houses. Find out how some innovative artists prove you don’t have to be in a large market to be successful in 3D!

  • Modeling, Texturing And Rigging A Republic P47 - Part 4:
    Lejczak [bazze] shares his Cinema 4D expertise with the Renderosity community. Anders’ combines his passion for airplanes and his talent as a CG Modeler to bring you this outstanding tutorial series: Modeling, Texturing and Rigging a Republic P47. This week, Part 4: UV-Mapping and Texturing !

  • The brightest star in the West goes high-tech
    The amazing story of how the “Biggest Big Screen on the Planet,” The Fremont Street Experience emerged out of necessity and the visionary merging of art and technology in a really big way.

  • 2003 Artist Of The Year!
    Congratulations to enax for being selected the 2003 Artist of the Year!

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  • Rochr - 2004 April AOM!
    Congratulations to Rochr for being voted April's Artist of the Month! Read on for our interview with Rochr...

  • Renderosity Free Stuff Artist - Boundless
    We continue our monthly series of Getting To Know Renderosity's Free Stuff Artists. This month's featured Free Stuff Contributor is Petra Hornburg, who is better known on Renderosity as Boundless.

  • Siggraph 2004 in Summary
    This year Siggraph was held in Los Angeles. It seemed a fitting place for an event that can best be described as Hollywood and Las Vegas collide with technology and art on steroids. Here are the highlights and headlines that emerged from this gathering of creative innovators.

  • kromekat - November '02 Merchant Of The Month
    Congratulations to kromekat, for being the November '02 Merchant Of The Month!

  • Modeling, Texturing And Rigging A Republic P47 - Part 5: Creating A Rigged Poser Character
    Lejczak [bazze] shares his Cinema 4D expertise with the Renderosity community. Anders’ combines his passion for airplanes and his talent as a CG Modeler to bring you this outstanding tutorial series: Modeling, Texturing and Rigging a Republic P47. This week, Part 5: Creating A Rigged Poser Character!

  • Renderosity Free Stuff Artist - specs2
    We continue our monthly series of Getting To Know Renderosity's Free Stuff Artists. This month's featured Free Stuff Contributor is Christian G., who is better known on Renderosity as specs2.

  • March 2005 AOM - Yoro
    Congratulations to Yoro for being voted March's Artist of the Month! Read on for our interview with Yoro...

  • The Renderosity Love Connection.
    Love will find a way...even through the Renderosity Community! It's Valentine's Day and love is in the air! Read on as Renderosity members share their stories.

  • "Shades of Halloween" - Voting Results
    "Shades of Halloween" - Voting Results are in! The community voting results were reviewed. The winners were determined by the actual number of eligible votes received. Clone voting and votes from accounts created for the exclusive purpose of voting were not eligible and were not be counted.

  • Nick's Notes:
    Concrete Pictures Brings CG to Discovery Channel [Interview with Creative Director Matt Hall]

    Television programming has become more exciting, and computer graphics have surely come to play a big part. Many times the promotional trailers and end tags can be just as entertaining as the programming itself. This is certainly true of two recent series on Discovery Channel, "Deadliest Catch" and "I shouldn't Be Alive."

  • Posermatic February '05 Merchant of the Month!
    Congratulations to Posermatic, for being the February '05 Merchant Of The Month!

  • Digic Pictures' WARHAMMER: Mark of Chaos Intro cinematic Siggraph recognition
    A new short film from Digic Pictures has received one of the greatest recognitions in the computer animation world. Selected for the SIGGRAPH 2006 Electronic Theater Program: Digic Pictures' WARHAMMER®: MARK OF CHAOS™ cinematic trailer.

  • June AOM Voting!
    It's that time again... Come cast your vote for Renderosity's June Artist of the Month!

  • Free Stuff Contributor - Richard T
    We continue our monthly series of Getting To Know Renderosity's Free Stuff Artists. This month's featured Free Stuff Contributor is Richard Taylor, who is better known on Renderosity as Richard T.

  • "Let's Talk" with SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Chair - Samuel Lord Black
    The “can’t miss” event of this year’s SIGGRAPH conference is the Computer Animation Festival ... and Samuel Lord Black is the perfect festival chair! Know before you go ... preview the Computer Animation Festival trailer, read the schedule, view selected animation frames.

  • Reallusion's Crazy Talk 4
    "Do you have a bitmap on E-bay that you would like to have talk to the customers? Do you have a friendly face on your website that has a message to share? Perhaps a special e-mail celebration or greeting card? Whatever your message, and however you want to electronically deliver it, CrazyTalk is there for you!"

  • Darkling Simulations — DarkTree 2.5
    Guest columnist Alexander Polsky [crocodilian], reviews Darkling Simulations' DarkTree 2.5; which is a node-based procedural texture editing, rendering and management application. DarkTree 2.5 offers a great interface, portability across applications, with some clever innovations, making it a powerful way to save and reuse textures.

  • Ballistic Publishing's Exposé 4
    "Exposé 4 published by Ballistic Publishing is the latest in a series of computer graphic image showcase publications. Daniel Wade and Paul Hellard came together to produce this fine record of the best of the best of digital images."

  • Paula Sanders Report - Vue 5 Infinite
    Paula delved deeply into the amazing high-end 3D scenery solution for illustrators, SFX studios, architects, and 3D Computer Graphics professionals ... Vue 5 Infinite by e-on ... and produced a two-part in-depth article that surpasses a mere review, including a few Vue tips and tricks along the way.

  • November 2005 AOM - czarnyrobert
    Congratulations to czarnyrobert [Robert Czarny] for being awarded Renderosity's AOM [Artist Of the Month] for November 2005. We invite you to read his AOM interview...

  • “SERENITY – A WORLD APART”
    Digital Matte Painting by Lance Powell

    "Don’t let the title mislead you. This awesome motion picture from Universal Studios is anything but serene. In 2002, Joss Whedon along with Loni Peristere from Zoic Studios collaborated to create an exciting action thrilled adventure that allowed the loyal fans of the television series “Firefly” to follow further adventures of the crew of “Serenity”."

  • Freestuff artist cybia
    We continue our monthly series of Getting To Know Renderosity's Free Stuff Artists. This month's featured Free Stuff Contributor is Stephen Upham, who is better known on Renderosity as cybia.

  • Softimage Siggraph 2005 Press Releases
    -Softimage to Support AGEIA Physics Simulation -Avid Previews Groundbreaking Facial Animation Technology: SOFTIMAGE|FACE ROBOT -Avid Unveils SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.5.0

  • Paula Sanders Report - Vue 5 Infinite - Part 2
    Part Two - Paula delved deeply into the amazing high-end 3D scenery solution for illustrators, SFX studios, architects, and 3D Computer Graphics professionals ... Vue 5 Infinite by e-on ... and produced a two-part in-depth article that surpasses a mere review, including a few Vue tips and tricks along the way.

  • Renderosity Magazine Issues 1 through 4
    Archive of old magazine link: 456

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