26 July, 2014

Free Textures for Cinema4D

Now that ArchiCAD v18 has a whole new rendering engine, it's time to update our texture libraries. In this thread at AC-Talk, user Bricklyne Clarence has listed some:

So far, I'm unfamiliar with C4D so I don't know if the libraries below work as intended but here are some more that I found:
  1. http://www.c4dexchange.com/en/default.aspx
  2. http://8bitfactory.co.uk/?p=300
  3. http://www.raptor4d.com/
  4. http://bestm8.deviantart.com/gallery/
  5. http://walan4ik.deviantart.com/art/Terrain-materials-pack-C4D-258674007
  6. http://3dericdesign.deviantart.com/art/Free-wood-pack-texture-193590616
  7. http://3dericdesign.deviantart.com/art/Floor-C4D-free-158195272
  8. http://3dericdesign.deviantart.com/art/free-floor-pack-1-for-c4d-144781012
  9. http://smokeyoriginalhd.deviantart.com/gallery/33187445/Materials
  10. http://ostin.deviantart.com/art/Car-Paint-3-for-Advanced-Render-Physical-401856038
  11. http://neon-monkey.deviantart.com/gallery/
  12. http://nobiax.deviantart.com/gallery/ (look for "free texture pack". There were 58 at last count.)
  13. http://borysses.deviantart.com/gallery/5901662/Textures
  14. http://still-cg.deviantart.com/art/architecture-material-pack-104780212
  15. http://2753productions.deviantart.com/art/Cinema-4D-Auto-Shader-Pack-153311580
  16. http://2753productions.deviantart.com/art/Cinema-4D-Granite-Shader-Pack-157989881
  17. http://diza-74.deviantart.com/gallery/31577105/Textures
  18. http://lyotta.deviantart.com/gallery/32621704/Textures
  19. http://elfabiofx.deviantart.com/art/Cinema-4D-Material-Pack-over-1000-Materials-340328779
  20. http://martinacecilia.deviantart.com/gallery/6034914/tutorial-and-resources (look for marble textures)
  21. http://elementsunleashed.deviantart.com/art/C4D-Texture-Pack-1-62347853
  22. http://www.conzo.ch/download.html
  23. http://www.motionsquared.net/secret-page/
  24. http://www.c4dcafe.com/ipb/files/category/27-textures-materials-bump-maps/
If you know of others, please share then in the comments.

Image courtesy Pixabay

05 June, 2014

How to un-jog a section line

This post on ArchiCAD-Talk led to a quick animated image telling you how to remove the offsets from a section line. Make sure you choose the correct icon from the pet palette when it pops up.
You will see that, the side to which you move the segment will determine where the section line finally ends up.

26 April, 2014

ArchiCAD 18 coming up

It's official! We have got some details about ArchiCAD 18 and here are some of the salient new features:
  1. Maxon's Cinema4D Render comes built in. This is a huge jump over the ageing (and crippled) Lightworks.
  2. BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) support (in addition to the existing IFC)
  3. Revision Management. (What about design options. I want design options!)
  4. Direct PDF-A export which allows layer control in the output among other things.
  5. Natural Constraints that link building elements together.
  6. BIM-Cloud integration (this had been announced some weeks ago).
So now that Lightworks is gone, I have to set up my surfaces (earlier called materials) again. Should be worth it, though!

More here: http://www.graphisoft.com/archicad/archicad-18/overview/