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CINEMA 4D is a 3D modeling, animation and rendering application developed by MAXON Computer GmbH of Friedrichsdorf, Germany. It is capable of procedural and polygonal/subd modeling, animating, lighting, texturing, rendering, and common features found in 3d modelling applications.

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Any tips for compositing liquid materials over live action footage backgrounds - C4D & After Effects

I’m working on a music video with some animated liquids reared in cinema 4D that I want to integrate over the top of some love action footage. So far I have been exporting the liquid animations from ...
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Why is new material dark in Cinema 4D?

I am new to 3D software and have just started with Cinema 4d. This is a very noobish question but when I create any new material in a project it always shows up pitch dark with very little mirror ...
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How do I overlay my after effects comp in Cinema4D Lite?

(Please answer for Cinema4D Lite, not for any other version) How do I match up a comp in After Effects with a scene in Cinema4D? Usually I would use a C4D Background Object, but what if I need to see ...
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How to permanently adjust render and project settings in Cinema4D Lite

(Please only answer this question for Cinema4D Lite, not studio or other versions). I tend to work in 1920x1080 25fps in After Effects. Every time I open a Cinema 4D object from a project in After ...
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Setting up a shadow catcher layer in Cinema4D Lite

What's the best way to set up a shadow catcher using Cineware Cinema 4D lite and After Effects? I'm following the tutorial Shadow Catcher plugin in Cinema 4D, but it's not working in AE. I've ...
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Collapse transformations for Cinema 4D layer

I got a Cinema 4D layer in an After Effects composition. That composition is in another composition, where I want to scale it up, since you can't scale C4D layers in AE. Now the problem with the ...
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BLACK SCREEN IN CINEMA 4D [duplicate]

I am having this ridiculous problem in Cinema 4D. Trying to render it gives me a black screen. I tried adding lights, infinite lights sky, turning off OpenGL rendering... but nothing happens!! I have ...
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Stabilising against a common horizon

Can anyone provide more info about this step in Forensic Architecture's explanation of how they stabilised and tracked this footage? https://twitter.com/ForensicArchi/status/1083655870788059136 What ...
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Need a good resource for exclusively Cinema 4D Lite tutorials

Are there any good training video sets that are exclusively for Cinema 4D Lite (the version that comes for free with Adove CC 2018?) I keep finding tutorials that appear to be for C4D Lite, then ...
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I can't use more than one color in the same material in C4D

I am new to the 3d world and Cinema 4d software. When I try to use gradient color and apply the material to a sphere, for example, it just uses the first color in the gradient and ignores any other ...
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3D object from CINEMA4D has glowing edge in After Effect

I have a composition of a video and a 3d object on it, coming from CINEMA 4D. There is a ~1 pixel wide glowing artefact around the edge of the imported 3d object. What can be the reason and how can I ...
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Where can I find design specs for 6mm to 22mm display signage?

I am fine with HD displays, but I would like to know where I can find how to design for LED driven displays where the LEDs are 6mm apart or 22mm apart. What resolution would I be looking for?
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C4D - Nothing seems to fix this stupid black screen

I am having this ridiculous problem in Cinema 4D. I created a new project with NOTHING in it. Trying to render it gives me a black screen. I tried adding lights, infinite lights sky, turning off ...
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C4D image problems

I have added a custom image from the internet to a cylinder, and it shows up as normal when editing. However when I preview the render or render it out the image completely disappears and the cylinder ...
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View list of installed plugins in Cinema 4D

How do you view a list or in some way know that a plugin was loaded in Cinema 4D? A friend of mine sent me a plugin he made and wanted me to try it, but I can't tell if it's even loaded. Not sure if ...
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3D layers not affected by camera zoom in After Effects

The composition I'm working with has a 3D object I created in Cinema 4D Lite, as well as another layer which is controlled in After Effects (the content on the screen): When I zoom in using the ...
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Footprint or breadcrumb animation

I'm after a very specific effect and I haven't found an effective way to accomplish it. Basically, I want dots to appear along a path and disappear over time. The dots should not move after they're ...
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All of my tags from WeedlLon's paid rig are missing when I reopen the project

Okay so for some of you that may not know, there is a YouTuber named weedlion. He does minecraft advanced rigs and such. So I bought his advanced rig with moving teeth, a moving mouth, moving eyebrows,...
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Cinema 4D Objects Turn Black

I saved my file, and later on it crashes. So, I re-opened the file on C4D and my objects turned black. I looked at a post that had a similar question but it didn't seem to help me. Any ideas? I'm ...
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Anyone with Mac Pro, please help for CPU advice

I'm about to buy a Mac Pro, possibly an iMac instead, in a few days for extensive 3D and video work. I was able to try an online CPU stress test which renders complex video frames on the iMac but I ...
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Simulate parenting, (or un-parent) in after effects

I have a flat layer in AE that is parented to another flat object in 3D space (both are .ai files). The trouble is when I export to Cinema 4D Lite, the motion of the parented object is not the same ...
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How do I properly bake a texture in Cinema 4D?

I'm trying to bake a texture into a model, but the results are terrible. Here is the way it should look: But every time I bake it, it comes out looking like this: Am I missing something?
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How to get Greek symbols (alpha, beta) in Cinema4D text

I'm trying to get Greek symbols in a Cinema4D text object that is extruded, however when I select the Symbol font the text disappears from the viewport. I can still see it in the text input frame, but ...
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Why do my Objects show up black in Cinema-4D?

I am new to 3D software and have just started with Cinema 4d. This is a very noobish question but when I create any object in a project it always shows up pitch black. The tutorial videos I have seen ...