March 04, 2015

Python Iterators for your Cinema 4D Scene

One thing you will do over and over again in scripting Cinema 4D is to go through your scene. Usually you go hunting for certain objects, tags or materials.

This is pretty straight forward using the BaseList2D class methods by using GetNext() and GetDown() but can get old pretty fast ...

March 03, 2015

Substance LIVE - Subscription Done Right

Allegorithmic announced their approach to subscriptions called Substance LIVE. Refreshingly they do things slightly different than the "big players".

  • First, and this is huge, your subscription payments work towards a perpetual license. Once you reach the software price it will be yours to keep.
  • Second, you can pause your subscription ...

April 27, 2014

Fixed the Blog

So the database went wonkers again a while ago - unnoticed by your's truly for quite a while. It was time to reduce that point of failure and go "old school". The blog is now running from plain HTML with no backend. I am using Pelican to generate the blog ...

November 05, 2013

"Wait and CC" on ProVideoColation

Mark Christiansen – Author of “After Effects Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques” – asked for opinions about Adobe’s move to Creative Cloud and got some answers back from Steve Forde – Adobe Product Mananger of After Effects. I am happy that I had the opportunity to share my thoughts on the ...

January 25, 2011

P4D102 - Act on your Selected Objects

Now that we have had a short glimpse on the basics in the first article lets move on to do something meaningful. So far it has been a purely academic discourse.

Usually, we want a script to do something with the objects we have in a scene. So the first ...