September 23, 2022 Maddie Quach

Learning basic render settings on Redshift for Cinema 4D

Redshift is a powerful GPU-accelerated renderer designed to meet the unique requirements of modern high-end production rendering. To put it another way, Redshift is designed to help creative individuals and studios of all sizes. Redshift, in fact, provides a slew of powerful features and integrates with industry-standard CG applications. Over the last few years, an increasing number of designers have begun to use Redshift for rendering, dramatically shortening their render times as a result of this renderer.

For today’s article, let’s look at the overall basic render settings on Redshift for Cinema 4D, so that users can get a full understanding from the ground up, laying the groundwork for more advanced render settings in the future.

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For people who have just started using Redshift and have no idea how to do the setting for your first Redshift scene, let’s dive into the basic and useful redshift settings. In today’s article, we use C4D R23 and Redshift 3.0.50.

So the first step is to navigate to the sampling overrides menu.

If your scene contains a lot of reflective materials, consider increasing the sample count to 512. We will set the value to 128 with the light samples. For reflection, we’ll need to increase the sample count to 256.

You don’t want to crack the samples too much because it will take longer to render.

We’ve optimized our sampling overrides now. We are going to use unified sampling. The most common values should be used are 32 and 64.

Next step is to set the Primary GI engine to “Brute Force” for global illumination.

The Brute-Force GI Engine is the most basic GI Engine. It doesn’t attempt to interpolate any results and, as such, is very accurate but also the slowest.

Pros

  • Accurate
  • No flickering in animations
  • It’s easy as it only has one setting to tweak (“Num Rays”)
  • Does not require any storage so the final image resolution and scene detail does not matter

Cons

  • It’s the slowest technique. But due to Redshift’s speed, it’s more practical compared to other renderers.
  • Unless many rays are shot per pixel, it can produce grainy images – especially in difficult lighting situations

With the secondary engine, set it to “irradiance point cloud

After that, you should go to the Brute Force GI drop down and enter a reasonable value.

With Brute Force GI, each pixel on the screen has its GI computed by shooting out a number of rays. The more rays are shot, the cleaner (less “grain”) the result but the longer the computation time. Scenes that have few small bright light sources might need many rays to produce grain-free results. As recommended on Redshift document, you can use number of rays is 512.

Depending on your project, you can tweak the parameters a bit differently. However, today’s basic settings will help optimize the time you spend rendering your scene.

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Redshift speed test videos

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Maddie Quach

Hi everyone. Being an Customer Support from iRender, I always hope to share new things with 3D artists, data scientists from all over the world and learn from them as well.
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