Better Ways to Manage Lights in Arnold for Cinema 4D

In a recent YouTube Live Stream, Chad shows how to use the new Light Manager Tool and Light Group AOVs in Arnold for Cinema 4D.

If you’ve ever had a large scene with more than ten lights you know how difficult it can be to select and manipulate those lights quickly. In a recent update (2.0.1), Arnold released the Light Manager which makes the process of manipulating dozens of lights MUCH easier. In addition to the Light Manager, a new light group AOV workflow was introduced to allow per light AOVs to be rendered all at the same time. Learn all of this and more in this recent YouTube stream.

What You’ll Learn:

  • C4DtoA Light Manager Tool
  • Light Group AOVs
  • AOV Shaders
  • Why splitting out different lights into passes can sometimes be a good idea.

Show Notes:

Lighting Metallic Surfaces in Arnold


In this video, Chad Ashley demonstrates better ways to light metallic surfaces with HDRIs and Arnold. Whether you’re creating product visualizations or a cinematic chrome logo, Chad walks you through his approach to help make your reflective surfaces shine.


What You’ll Learn:

    • Better ways to light metallic surfaces with HDRIs and Arnold


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Exclusive: Blade Runner 2049 Short Film Reveals What Happened in 2036

Collider is happy to exclusively premiere a Blade Runner 2049 prequel short film “in-world” piece that explains what happened in the world of Blade Runner between the first movie, set in 2019, and this sequel, set in 2049. The short film “Nexus: 2036” takes place in the year 2036 and revolves around Jared Leto’s character, Niander Wallace. In this short, directed by Luke Scott (Morgan), Wallace introduces a new line of “perfected” replicants called the Nexus 9, seeking to get the prohibition on replicants repealed. This no doubt has serious ramifications that will be crucial to the plot of Blade Runner 2049.

At Comic-Con this summer, Warner Bros. unveiled a teaser that offered a bullet point rundown of the events that have occurred in the Blade Runner timeline since Ridley Scott’s original movie. This “in-world” piece is one of three short films that will debut ahead of Blade Runner 2049, which will further flesh out the Blade Runner universe with even more information. In 2023, government authorities legislated an indefinite “prohibition” on replicant production, as a year prior a massive EMP detonated on the West Coast and is pinned on Replicants. So in this Wallace piece, we’ll see the beginnings of the new Replicants that are created after the prohibition is lifted.

In Blade Runner 2049, thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

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Satellite Animation Shows Tropical Storm Harvey Slowly Moving into the Gulf

This animation of NOAA’s GOES East satellite imagery from 9:15 a.m. CDT (1315 UTC), Aug. 26 to 9:30 a.m. CDT (1330 UTC), Aug. 28 shows Hurricane Harvey transitioning to a tropical storm at 1 p.m. CDT (1700 UTC) on Aug. 26 and slowly emerging in the Gulf of Mexico on Aug. 28. Harvey continues to generate heavy rainfall causing massive flooding throughout southeastern Texas. TRT: 00:26 Credit: NASA-NOAA GOES Project

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Lou et l'île aux sirènes BANDE ANNONCE (Animation, 2017) FilmsActu

Un collégien rencontre une sirène sur une mystérieuse île…
★ Les Films à VOIR ? Ils sont ICI ►

À la suite du divorce de ses parents, Kai, un collégien solitaire, quitte Tokyo pour un petit village de pêcheurs. Pour occuper son temps, il compose de la musique électronique et rejoint un peu à contre coeur le groupe formé par ses deux camarades de lycée, Yûho et Kunio. Il accepte d’aller répéter avec eux sur une île mystérieuse. C’est alors que sa vie monotone bascule quand, grâce à sa musique, il rencontre en secret Lou, une sirène qui devient son amie. Lou se révèle une chanteuse et danseuse hors pair, et bientôt elle se joint au groupe. Le secret ne tarde pas à exploser au grand jour et les habitants du village découvrent avec stupeur l’existence de Lou. Hélas, les légendes sont tenaces et certains villageois y voient un signe annonciateur de catastrophes… Kai et Lou arriveront ils à rassurer les villageois ?

Lou et l’île aux sirènes BANDE ANNONCE
Un film réalisé par Masaaki Yuasa
Acteurs : Shôta Shimoda, Kanon Tani, Akira Emoto
Date de sortie au cinéma en France : 30 août 2017
Genre : Animation, Fantastique
© 2017 – Euroszoom

Comédies familiales, films d’action, d’animation ou de super-héro, de science fiction ou d’humour, films français ou blockbusters américains… Il y en a pour tous les goûts !
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SEVEN SISTERS – Bande-annonce VOST

2073. La Terre est surpeuplée. Le gouvernement décide d’instaurer une politique d’enfant unique, appliquée de main de fer par le Bureau d’Allocation des Naissances, sous l’égide de Nicolette Cayman (Glenn Close).
Confronté à la naissance de septuplées, Terrence Settman (Willem Dafoe) décide de garder secrète l’existence de ses 7 petites-filles. Confinées dans leur appartement, prénommées d’un jour de la semaine, elles devront chacune leur tour partager une identité unique à l’extérieur, simulant l’existence d’une seule personne : Karen Settman (Noomi Rapace).
Si le secret demeure intact des années durant, tout s’effondre le jour où Lundi disparait mystérieusement…

Killing Gunther – Movie Trailer | Arnold Schwarzenegger

A group of eccentric assassins are fed up with Gunther, the world’s greatest hit-man and decide to kill him but their plan turns into a series of bungled encounters as Gunther seems to always be one step ahead.

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