CINEMA 4D is a professional 3D modeling, animation, simulation and rendering software solution. It has a vibrant and well-supported plugin ecosystem, providing all manner of extensions for the app – from filling holes in its toolset to streamlining the workflow. Today, let’s figure out together with us 5 great plugins written by Paul Everett, who has been developing plugins for over 15 years and worked as a software developer for MAXON.
V-Ray Next GPU scales very well with additional video cards. Looking just at the results of secondary cards, we can see that stacking a few of those will give fantastic rendering performance. It is almost perfect scaling from 1 -> 2 – > 3 GPUs. Specially, scaling from a second video card is still respectable – in the range of 83 to 93% improvement.
Enscape is a game-engine style rendering engine that has plugins available for Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, and ArchiCAD. It is a proprietary, simple program that allows you to view your models. Although it is very easy to use, it lacks the functionality and flexibility that other tools such as Blender’s Eevee (extremely powerful, free, and open-source), Unity (offers free versions), and Unreal Engine allow. One of the functions that Enscape has is the ability to set camera keyframes and export a short animation of your building model. However, Enscape does have an option to export out an XML file saving the camera positions.
NVIDIA Developer Program is now bringing NVIDIA Omniverse to over 2.5 million developers around the world. At SIGGRAPH, we’re introducing exclusive events, sessions, and other resources to unveil Omniverse as our newest platform for developers. And Damien Fagnou who is currently a software senior director at NVIDIA. Moreover, he is working on the NVIDIA Omniverse group. Let’s explore this Platform with him in this article.
Epic Games has released Unreal Engine 4.27, the latest update to the game engine and real-time renderer. Although it’s tempting to think of it as a stopgap release before the game-changing Unreal Engine 5 – now in early access, and due for a production release “targeting 2022” – it’s a massive update in its own right. The online release notes alone run to over 40,000 words. But in his article, he picked out 10 changes that are particularly significant for artists, as opposed to programmers – from headline features like the new in-camera VFX features, to hidden gems like multi-GPU lightmap baking and the new camera calibration plugin.Let’s figure it out!
The inaugural NVIDIA Omniverse User Group at SIGGRAPH 2021 was a huge success thanks to the large showing from the Omniverse community that participated in presentations, discussions, and Q&A breakout sessions covering Omniverse apps, connectors, and workflows.
In this post, Edmar Mendizabal will talk about the NVIDIA Omniverse User Group. As I know, he brings 15 years of game industry experience to NVIDIA’s Omniverse team. That place where he focuses on developer engagement and onboarding devs to NVIDIA’s transformative open platform for real-time simulation and collaboration using the same commercial tools they already use.
LuxCoreRender is among the most powerful renderers available for Blender. Like Blender, it is also an open source project, maintained by a team of dedicated developers. LuxCoreRender is an unbiased renderer, which means that as rendering time progresses it will converge to a result that is as physically accurate as possible, without the concessions in quality you get when you simplify certain rendering processes to gain rendering speed.
Like many high-end tool for 3D, VFX, Houdini has a lot of versions to choose. Only counting commercial versions of Houdini, Sidefx provides you four. The other two are for educational purposes; Houdini Education and Houdini Apprentice. So, what is the best version for your own purpose? Let’s explore them to find yourself a most suitable one.
Signal is the most powerful Cinema 4D animation plugin designed to let artists easily create loops, stop-motion effects, or time animation to music. The lastest version Signal 3.0 released at the end of August brings many new features making looping animations simpler and more fun. Today, let’s find out the features of Signal to understand why it is a must-have plugin for Cinema 4D.