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Cinema 4D Video Tutorial: Realistic Steel Texture

Sean Frangella

The R16 Cinema 4D updates add new texture effects. In this post, we share a tutorial and free project file for creating a realistic steel effect in C4D.

Applying realistic textures in Cinema 4D is essential to ‘selling’ the realism of your models. As you may know, Cinema 4D has been updated to version R16 with a myriad of new features, one being a reflectance parameter to make texturing much easier.

In the following Cinema 4D video tutorial you’ll learn how to create a realistic steel texture in Cinema 4D. The tutorial covers:

  • Setting Up Textures in Photoshop
  • Creating Textures in Cinema 4D
  • Working with Bump and Reflectance Modifiers

Texturing is a science and good texture usually requires the use of more than one program. For the following tutorial you will need to have access to Adobe Photoshop. If you don’t have Photoshop you can download a free trial from Adobe’s website.

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Find free Cinema 4D textures and materials in our previous Free Textures and Materials post. If you want to learn more about creating textures in Cinema 4D or simply want to increase your 3D animation skills check out the Cinema 4D section of the PremiumBeat blog.

Have any tips for texturing in Cinema 4D? Share in the comment below.