Best Links to Build a Free 3D Asset Library

Below is a working list of some of the best links on the web to build your asset library. Some are free, while others are worth the financial investment. Enjoy and happy rendering! Big shout out to Joe Rule & Patrick Coleman, two amazingly talented individuals who helped to craft this list. Please feel freeContinue Reading “Best Links to Build a Free 3D Asset Library”

VR/AR Options for the Vectorworks Designer

Virtual Reality is proving to be an increasingly accessible and desirable tool for 3D Visualization. As a designer with a Vectorworks background, there are several different ways to step into the VR/AR space, including 360 renderings, stereoscopic video, and interactive VR & AR apps. Each option has its pros and cons. Read on to findContinue Reading “VR/AR Options for the Vectorworks Designer”

Importing Vectorworks into Unity via Cinema4D (Full Version)

This tutorial will explain how to export your 3D model from Vectorworks into Unity. However, we will make a pit stop in Cinema 4D (Full Version) to fix normals in order to ensure your model will render correctly in Unity.  Assumptions: You are using Vectorworks Spotlight and the full version of Cinema 4D. That’s it!Continue Reading “Importing Vectorworks into Unity via Cinema4D (Full Version)”

Animated Screen VR 360 Spherical Video using Cinema 4D Lite Baked Images

Create an animated 360 video with a stationary camera for use on youtube, facebook, vimeo and  Samsung Gear VR. We will create a static environment with moving images/ stock video on screens. Then we will render out image sequences using Cinema 4D baked texture tags and compose in After Effects using a top and bottomContinue Reading “Animated Screen VR 360 Spherical Video using Cinema 4D Lite Baked Images”

Static VR 360 Spherical Video using Cinema 4D Lite Baked Images

Create a 360 video with a stationary camera for use on youtube, facebook, vimeo and even the Samsung Gear VR (see “Hack” in post footer). In about 45 minutes (not including render time) we will bake 360 images in Cinema 4D Lite and compose them in After Effects to create a top and bottom stereoscopic video.Continue Reading “Static VR 360 Spherical Video using Cinema 4D Lite Baked Images”

Basic Fly Through Animation with Cinema 4D- 60 Minutes

The following is tailored specifically for scenic designers who are already building 3D models using Vectorworks Renderworks and have access to Adobe After Effects. Use our nifty workflow to bring your 3D model into Cinema 4D Lite and create a fly-through animation in about an hour. We have included the most relevant info needed to lightContinue Reading “Basic Fly Through Animation with Cinema 4D- 60 Minutes”

Rendering Cinema 4d Lite in After Effects for Windows

Below is a windows workflow to prep a file for rendering your Cinema 4D Lite project in After Effects. We will cover how to import your Cinema 4D file into After Effects and provide the essential render settings. The final product is a quicktime file. That’s it! I hope this information helps make rendering in Cinema 4D easier.Continue Reading “Rendering Cinema 4d Lite in After Effects for Windows”

Rendering Cinema 4d Lite in After Effects for Mac

Below is a Mac workflow to prep a file for rendering your Cinema 4D Lite project in After Effects. We will cover how to import your Cinema 4D file into After Effects and provide the essential render settings. The final product is a quicktime file. That’s it! I hope this information makes it easier to render your CinemaContinue Reading “Rendering Cinema 4d Lite in After Effects for Mac”

Importing Vectorworks into Cinema 4D Lite

In this tutorial we will be launching the Cinema 4D Lite application through After Effects. We will be creating a new file by importing a 3D model previously exported from Vectorworks. We will set up our file using the animation industry standard of 24 frames per second, which allows for easy calculations between frames andContinue Reading “Importing Vectorworks into Cinema 4D Lite”

Exporting Vectorworks for Cinema 4D

Below is one of the many paths you could take to export your 3D model from Vectorworks. It includes the essential action steps to prep your file for import into Cinema 4D. You will undoubtably develop personal preferences as you continue your Cinema 4D journey. That’s it! I hope this information will make it easyContinue Reading “Exporting Vectorworks for Cinema 4D”