November 22, 2021 Elena

Environment Creation for Cinema 4D (P4): VUE & PlantFactory

Founded in 1997 on the premise that powerful graphics tools should never get in the way of the designer’s creativity, then acquired by Bentley Systems in 2015, E-on Software provide the most creative and inspiring software that allows users to create more in less time. Its VUE and PlantFactory products is the leading solutions for the creation, animation, rendering and integration of natural 3D environments. The products are used worldwide in a wide variety of fields such as film, television, architecture, game development and science, delivering easy-to-use procedural technologies that create stunning digital natural scenes. They seamlessly integrates into 3D leading software: Autodesk 3ds MaxMaya and MAXON Cinema 4D.

Let’s find out about VUE and PlantFactory, and their plugins for Cinema 4D with iRender today.

VUE

VUE provides a procedural toolset for environment creation. Generate fractal-based terrains, paint interactively or automatically deploy thousands of instances with VUE’s EcoSystem technology and create beautiful volumetric clouds and skies. Deep integration with PlantFactory makes it a snap to create windswept forests and fields where every plant is unique.

The included VUE plugin makes it possible to create scenes directly in C4D or open and edit standalone VUE scenes and combine them with native C4D assets. Convert complete scenes to native C4D assets – including support for native instances and multi-instance conversion – and render them with almost any render engine. The plugin automatically creates native materials for Standard/Physical, Arnold and V-Ray. Optionally, you can also compute the combined scenes with matching global illumination and anti-aliasing in one pass with Hybrid Rendering (Standard/Physical renderer only).

Why VUE?

System Requirements

  • Windows 64 bit (Windows 8 or Windows 10), Mac OS 10.13-11.
  • Multi-core CPU (Intel Core I7, I9, AMD Ryzen or Mac Pro), AVX compliant.
  • 8GB+ of RAM.
  • 4GB+ of free Hard Disk space (on the drive hosting the OS).
  • Recommend a graphics card containing at least 4 GB of VRAM with a 3D Mark score of 10,000 or better.

Compatibility

  • Maxon Cinema 4D R16-R23.
  • Renderer: V-Ray 5 and older, Arnold, Standard and physical renderer.

PlantFactory

With the powerful procedural PlantFactory, you draw plants by hand or create them from scratch with nodes. Node parameters can be controlled by other nodes, allowing you to create complex dependencies and custom interfaces. Add seasons, age, and health to any plant, and save presets of plant stages and shapes – all within a single procedural model. Create infinite variations of a plant and export them to any pipeline.

PlantFactory include a C4D plugin that lets you load procedural plants natively and edit their shared parameters and presets directly in C4D. Once you’re satisfied, convert them to polygon meshes with automatic material creation for Standard/Physical, Arnold and V-Ray. The meshes can be either static or animated.

Why PlantFactory?

System Requirements

  • Windows 64 bit (Windows 8 or Windows 10), Mac OS 10.13-11.
  • Multi-core CPU (Intel Core I7, I9, AMD Ryzen or Mac Pro), AVX compliant.
  • 8GB+ of RAM.
  • 4GB+ of free Hard Disk space (on the drive hosting the OS).
  • Recommend a graphics card containing at least 4 GB of VRAM with a 3D Mark score of 10,000 or better.

Compatibility

  • Maxon Cinema 4D R16-R23.
  • Renderer: V-Ray 5 and older, Arnold, Standard and physical renderer.

Best Cloud Rendering Service For C4D and VUE & PlantFactory

iRender is a GPU-Acceleration Cloud Rendering Service for Multi-GPU Rendering with Powerful Render Nodes: 2/4/6/8x RTX 3090/3080/2080Ti, provides high computing performance on the model of IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service). Cinema 4D users can easily choose their machine configuration from recommended system requirements to high-end options, which suit all your project demands and will speed up your rendering process many times.

High-end hardware configuration

  • Single and Multi-GPU servers: 1/2/4/6/8x RTX 3090/3080/2080Ti. Especially, NVIDIA RTX 3090 – the most powerful graphic card with 19970 3DMark score.
  • 10/24 GB vRAM capacity, fitting to the heaviest images and scenes. NVLink/SLI requested for bigger vRAM.
  • RAM capacity of 128/256 GB.
  • Storage (NVMe SSD): 512GB/1TB/2TB.
  • Intel Xeon W-2245 or AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3955WX CPU with a high clock speed of 3.90GHz.

Let’s see rendering tests with Cinema 4D and different renderers on servers (4/6x RTX 3090) at iRender:

Reasonable price

iRender provides high-end configuration at a reasonable price. You can see that iRender’s package always costs much cheaper than packages of other render farms (in performance/price ratio). Moreover, iRender’s clients will enjoy many attractive promotions and discounts. For example, this November, we offer a promotion for new users and discounted prices for many servers, users will take advantage of these to level up their renders.

For Cinema 4D users with large-scale projects, iRender offers the daily/weekly/monthly/yearly Fixed Rental packages, which saves you up to 50% of the cost compared to the hourly rental. Please read more about our Fixed rental service here.

And much more utilities

To reduce the rendering time more, users can run multiple machines at the same time. You can use the machines separately or connect them by using Thinkbox Deadline. iRender provides Redshift licenseThinkbox Deadline license for Prime customers. Users, who recharge enough points to become Prime customers, will not only be able to use Redshift/Thinkbox Deadline license without usage or maintenance costs, but also enjoy a lot of exclusive benefits.

In addition, users can request extra services to make full use of iRender servers, for example, expand image threshold, increase the size of network drive (Z:), open port, install NVLink, and change hardware. Surprisingly, you get all of these services for free.

Conclusion

E-on Software creates award winning rendering and animation products specializing in the natural world. With all the outstanding advantages mentioned above, you must have found yourself the perfect choice for Cinema 4D and VUE & PlantFactory projects. We believe together with Cinema 4D and VUE & PlantFactory, our GPU accelerated servers will bring greater interactivity and speed to artist workflows. What users can get from iRender is not only the best quality products but also the high security and the most comfortable render time.

So, do not hesitate anymore, let’s REGISTER for an account today to get a FREE COUPON to experience our service and reach a new level of cloud rendering.

Thank you & Happy Rendering!

Source: info.e-onsoftware.com, maxon.net

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