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Sunday, 29 October 2017

nMaker Tool

nMaker is a tool for creating textures in Photoshop that you can use in any 3D application. It is a quick and easy way to create maps such as Diffuse, Bump, Displacement, and so on with one click.

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Monday, 23 October 2017

RP16C: Learn XPresso by Doing with CINEMA 4D Studio R18

CINEMA 4D comes with an integrated languages called C.O.F.F.E.E. and Python. But many CG artists do not delve into scripting because of the fear of programming. XPresso is a node-based scripting language that allows you to dynamically create relationships by linking attributes of the objects. It is an easy to use alternative  to C.O.F.F.E.E. and Python that allows you to create expressions using a graphical interface. It provides a quick and easy way to produce complex animations. From rotating fan blades, propellers to the bouncing ball, from clock mechanism to organic movement of a jellyfish, XPresso allows you to create animations with lot of ease.

The Learn XPresso by Doing with CINEMA 4D Studio R18 textbook will walk you through XPresso Editor and different XPresso nodes of the XPresso and MoGraph classes. This book offers a hands-on exercise based strategy for all those beginner and intermediate users who want to master XPresso scripting language in CINEMA 4D. The units in this book take you step-by-step though the whole process of building node networks in XPresso Editor. The strength of this book is that it teaches you XPresso in easy-to-understand language. Numerous examples are used to show the functioning of the nodes. In the hands-on exercises, the content under the How we will proceed heading summarizes the approach you will take to compete the exercise. Moreover, the content under the What just happened heading explains the working of the instructions to give you better idea about the result. Every unit begins with the topics covered in that unit and every unit ends with a Quiz that allows you to assess the knowledge gained. As the readers move from hands-on exercise to hands-on exercise, they will be gaining robust knowledge about the XPresso module in CINEMA 4D. Practical challenges allow you to experiment with what you have learned in the unit.