January 17, 2022 Elena

Lighting smarter in Cinema 4D with Light Solo

Eyedesyn is a motion graphics blog providing tutorials, tips, and resources to equip motion designers with the tools and knowledge to stay inspired. They offer various tools to help your 3D workflow easier. In the previous article, we have talked about Bendy Limbs Rig – an awesome rigging tool for Cinema 4D. In today’s article, we will explore Light Solo and how to improve lighting with it in Cinema 4D. Let’s get started.

What is Light Solo?

Light Solo is the ultimate lighting workflow tool for Cinema 4D allowing you to dial in lighting setups and get the best render possible. You easily solo any selected Octane, Redshift, Arnold, Corona or any built in C4D light, VBD volume, Fog volume, Environment, Sky Object, or Dome Light.

How Does It Work?

Light Solo solos any kind of light with the click of a button to help you dial in each of your lights. SHIFT+Click light solo to unsolo and CMD/CTRL click to go back to previous solo state. Light Solo works with most lights including lights in the built in C4D renderers, Octane, Redshift, Arnold, Corona, and even works with 3rd party renderer VDB volumes, Dome Lights, Environment Objects, and Daylight Rigs.

Light Solo gives you the ability to dial in each of your lights and see each contribution which is crucial for achieving the best looking renders. You will no longer need to be wasting time searching for which light is causing blown out highlights and manually turning on and off lights. Audition light setups by quickly soloing groups of lights without the fear of moving or removing other lights in your scene!

Light Solo can be easily docked in your Cinema 4D UI for easy access! To work even faster, assign your own custom shortcut key!

  • Click Light Solo button to solo selected lights.
  • SHIFT + Click Light Solo to turn off Light Solo.
  • CMD/CTRL + Click Light Solo to go back to previous Light Solo state.
  • Add _ to beginning of each object to not have Light Solo affect that object.


  • OS: Mac and Windows.
  • Cinema 4D R20 and above.
  • Compatible with the built in C4D renderers, Redshift, Octane, Arnold, Corona, Greyscale Gorilla lights.

Best Cloud Rendering Service For Cinema 4D and Light Solo

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.
  • 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 Octane, Redshift on servers 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 Cinema 4D users with large-scale projects, iRender offers the daily/weekly/monthly/yearly Fixed Rental packages, which saves you up to 30% 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.


Light Solo is the ultimate lighting workflow tool for Cinema 4D to help you light faster and more efficiently. With all the outstanding advantages mentioned above, you must have found yourself the perfect choice for Cinema 4D projects. We believe together with Cinema 4D and Light Solo, 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!

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