Create Digital Nature Renders Using Octane in Cinema 4D

In this 2 part Cinema 4D tutorial series, David Ariew will show you how to create beautiful digital nature renders in Octane!

Part 1 – Forester Trees, Grass & Soil and Rock Displacement:

Part 2 – God Rays, Fog, and Custom LUTs:

Helpful Links David mentioned:
Forester
Real Displacement Textures
Osiris LUTs

What You’ll Learn in These Videos:

In Part 1, David will show you how to set up Forester trees and grass with shaders that are both transmissive and glossy, and dial in grass patch settings and random color node for more variation, as well as using vertex maps and procedural noises to create dead zones, and filling those areas with real displacement textures for soil and rocks. In this part 2, we’ll learn how to create god rays and several different foggy looks, as well as lighting techniques. Then we’ll finish up our nature scene from last week by adding in the trees, and taking a look at a new feature for adding custom LUTs. Finally, we’ll explore aerial shots and a nighttime scene with lanterns floating through the woods to see how these techniques can expand to many different situations.

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