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Remove dust and scratches in Photoshop

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Remove dust and scratches in Photoshop

In this tutorial I show a trick that makes it much easier to see details that you feel but don't necessary see. By using curves it reveals problem areas that is hard to see. It's not a quick fix solution but it's a good solution.

And I also talk about why you , as a 3D artist of some sort, should do photography and also how to tell simple stories by adding the right details.

I'm close to a 1000 subscribers and as you may have heard, YouTube has added a new ceiling for moneytization on videos, so I need more followers to reach that goal. So hope you can share my videos and of course subscribe :)

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C4dtoa hair fix

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C4dtoa hair fix

 

I came over a problem with the Arnold Hair. You can see in the picture that the hair doesn't pick up the color from the texture, and as usual it's an easy fix.

You add an Arnold Tag, and tick the Export UVs. In the hair material you add your texture to the standard hair shader.

Good luck!

 

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Tip for equalize / balance in textures in Photoshop

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Tip for equalize / balance in textures in Photoshop

 

Sometimes your texture is almost 100% seamless and tileable. But small differences in light and shadow easily show that this is a tiled texture and it's a 3D image.  As humans we always look for patterns and they are easily spotted and by equalizing the texture you make it more believable.

You find the free texture pack here:

If you have a material suggestion, write it in the comments :)

 

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Follow up tutorial and PBR texture freebies

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Follow up tutorial and PBR texture freebies

 

In this follow up tutorial on how to create Object ID for your fabrics, I only use Photoshop to create these maps. This really depends on your source texture and other element if it's easy or hard. Sometimes you need to do a lot of small tweaking to make it work, and here I show you the main principles.

If you haven't seen Fabulous Fabrics I recommend you do that :)

You find the free texture pack here:

 

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Fabulous Fabric with Object ID maps

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Fabulous Fabric with Object ID maps

 

Poliigon has started creating fabric textures with Object ID maps. They add a more convincing look on your fabric, and they are really easy to create your self. In Arnold render you can connect these to the coat layer in standard surface and I really like the result that gives.

I show how I used it to create a wool material for a Hiroshima Chair by Naoto Fukasawa.

If you have a material suggestion, write it in the comments :)

Here is the free Fleece texture: https://www.poliigon.com/texture/2332
(and I have nothing to do with their site :)

Cinema 4D https://www.maxon.net/en/
Arnold Render https://www.solidangle.com/
Photoshop/Illustrator http://www.adobe.com/

 

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Alternative Shapes in Cinema 4D

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Alternative Shapes in Cinema 4D

 

In this tutorial I show how you can create alternative forms with different deformers and object tools. I also show how you can work with Dual Graph (voronoi) procedurally.

By using some easy tricks you can create many different forms.

dual graph: http://www.entagma.com/dualgraph-a-voronoi-remeshing-plugin-for-cinema4d/

 

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Speed uv-mapping in Cinema 4D

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Speed uv-mapping in Cinema 4D

 

In this tutorial I show my main workflow for UV-mapping or UV-unwrapping. This is for you who need to fix a ready made model with out or bad UVs.

To show the versatility of the technique I unwrap two different models, one box shaped model and one curve shaped model.

But the real speed trick is to set up your startup layout ready for unwrapping.

Since these are two models form the internet I don't really know how they are made. I have to fix bad normals, remove triangles, get weird flipped polygons, do some simple model fixing with pentool, untriangulate the mesh and then do the UV-mapping. I also get messages that says the model has bad polygons and more.

For the UV-mapping I often us the box algorithm. If that doesn't work I use frontal projection. For curved models it's best to cut the models in different parts by selecting the edge. I then use frontal and then I unwrap/relax the UV.

 

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Arnold Render Utility Shader as an illustrative tool

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Arnold Render Utility Shader as an illustrative tool

 

In this tutorial I show the utility shader in Arnold Render. It gives opportunity to create looks that aren't possible with the native render engine in Cinema 4d. Hope this gives you new inspiration to explore new looks and styles.

If you have a material suggestion, write it in the comments :)

Cinema 4D https://www.maxon.net/en/
Arnold Render https://www.solidangle.com/
Anders Langlands http://www.anderslanglands.com/alshad...

 

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