Check out one of the coolest videos for Cinema 4D to date! cmiVFX comes through again with an awesome solution to creating and grooming CG Character head and facial hair systems. One of the most frequent mistakes for many CG Artists to make, are the assumption that they only need to add one hair piece on a 3d model, and spend all the budgeted time tweaking the parameters of one object. While there are many ways to perform tasks in the Computer Graphics Industry, once in a while someone will stumble upon something new and it will catch the attention of the rest of the world. This video shows how to change the look of rendering characters using the technique, "Forced Detail Shadowing", invented by Chris Maynard, commonly referred to as, "Render Softening" or "cSoftening". The goal when creating a render with organic material, is to make the objects blend with its digital environment. For the last decade, the world has been focused on rendering scenes with High Dynamic Range lighting in conjunction with Global Illumination to inherit the colors from the atmosphere to the focus object. To improve our older techniques, is a staple in the human condition. The solution for better composition in rendering was based off Maynard's earlier research on procedural and fractal based texture technology. The act of adding noise to the renderer in order to make it dither, used to be something to avoid. Maynard found a way to use it to our advantage, and now when we render scene files with both far away and close up angles, we can use his technique for increasing surface distortion by introducing things like hair and dust. While it does take some time to get close up renders to be perfect, it allows distances shots to be finished looking much quicker than ever before. Hair and dust helps absorb more outside object color and light to give everything a more natural appearance. At cmiVFX, we pride ourselves on both learning from the past, and improving it immediately after. We want to invite you to watch this 6 hour tutorial beast, so we are releasing it today with a special introductory price. Buy it now and save!
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