Charles Cassels takes a look at how to create a Softbox that can be used for your lighting setups in Cinema 4D. Using some Xpresso Tags Charles creates a little interface for the softbox with controls for Luminance, Light brightness, Light color, and if the Light is seen by the camera.

…This Cinema 4D Tutorial is going to cover building a soft box and then using Xpresso tags in Cinema 4D to make custom controls for it…

Softboxes are a great way to get some soft naturalistic lighting into your rendering. By nature, the shadows produced from a softbox style light will be more soft and diffused much the way shadows will attenuate from larger dispersing light sources in real life.

An often missed point is that Softboxes can also add a great deal to the environment of the scene you are rendering by providing a familiar cast in the reflection specularity of shiny objects.

Charles builds the Softbox by simply modeling a cube, then creates some controls driven by Xpresso.

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