Cinema 4D is extremely powerful yet has the easiest, least confusing, most babby-tier UItell me why this isn't the best 3D software
>>570005As expensive as Maya, but without all the functionality. You have to spent a shitload of money for plugins to get feature parity and you don't even get there. Character animation tools are ok but pale in comparison to Maya. Poly-modelling tools are ok, but Modo, Max and even Blender have more options. Unwrapping is fucking shit and worse than any other DCC. No Node editor for textures/shaders. Limited simulation tools. No fluid simulation, Fire & smoke simulation is like 20 years old.There is even more old stuff in there. Xpresso and BodyPaint are ancient and left untouched for a decade.The only area where it leaves all others behind is Motion graphics.
>>570013Even in motion graphics there are people dumping C4d for Houdini.
>>570031Sure they do. The thing is no matter what you do with C4d there will be a time where you'll hit a wall and the program is not longer useful because you want more than it can deliver. But with normal piss easy jingles and advertising stuff you'll be faster in C4d. Setting things up in Houdini takes much longer but in the end you can do everything and have much more control.>>570014true, but Octane and X-particles are not cracked and you won't get a legal license without showing them your legal C4d license. So if you want to do this professionally you need to shell out the money.
>>570014irrelevant. Anyone who's not a neet needs a valid license if they don't want to get raped in the ass in an audit.
>>570045that's not a real thing that actually happens
>>570005it doesnt matter what program you usethe safe choice right now is max/mayachoose one and go, it doesnt matter
>>570038Niether check ur C4D license anymore so that's not accurate.
>>570014r18 m8.>>570013how much of that functionality is pointless for me ( a solo user) if i just want something to work alongside zbrush for pretty ass renders?
>>570038i have x-particles and octane. my copy of c4d is cracked.
>>570155Works really well as render platform. Just don't use the internal standard renderer.Only downside is no node editor for shaders unless you use Arnold or Octane.>>570165Good to know. Thanks for the info.
>>570013As someone in the field, it don't fucking matter sadly. Maya can do basically anything, but if your employer wants you using outdated 3Ds, you're using outdated 3DS.
>>570210cool, ive got arnold and vray for c4d.
>>570013>Limited simulation tools. No fluid simulation Fire & smoke simulation is like 20 years old.C4D's dynamics are god tier and if you need fire/smoke then Turbulence FD is crackable.>>570038>Octane and X-particles are not crackedthey arelrn2pirate
>>570005>tell me why this isn't the best 3D softwarebecause blender is free and more powerful.
>>570571Turbulence is baby tier.Last cracked version of X.particles is 2.5, current version is 3.5. Current version is uncracked. Last version is 2+ years old. Octane is not cracked. I do believe my sources, if you say its cracked show me an release.
>>570612don't believe, there is grief in the internets over x particles not getting cracked, people move to houdini over it
>>570623That, or Cebas Thinking Particles. Between these two there is honestly no reason to use anything else.Houdini is more powerful of course, but requires wizardry to use, while everyone already uses Max and it's easier to get into the node-based design concept on familiar ground.
I liked the character auto rig, but I realized that it's fucking useless if you want to export it somewhere else, like a game engine.Fucking dropped in favour of Maya, and I can't even rig in Maya.
>>570571Octane and Xparticles are not cracked and will never be cracked. They call to server /HQ immediately and have permissions to cut off if there is no connection instantaneously. XParticles will shut off the license if it doesn't connect for 30 days.
>>570624Cebas is more practical ..Houdini is in another dimension.
>>570262Did you aquire it for free?
>>570894no, why would i.
>>570894i mean yes, from cgpeers
>>570638>fucking useless if you want to export it somewhere elseWhat is collada and fbx, Alex?
>>570612where can I download x-particles 2.5?
>Extremely powerfulIt's a joke compared to Houdini desu. Would never use it for VFX or Mograph anymore, and for everything else I'd use a different software package.
>>570038>Showing them legal ID To them money is money. Octane and X Particles are expensive I agree but for what it is worth you get a lot in Cinema4D.