9 Lighting Tips to Improve Your C4D Workflow

Eli Prenten Shares 9 Lighting Tips for Cinema 4D That Will Have You Rendering Faster and Looking Better Looking

Interaction Designer & Teacher Eli Prenten (Twistereli) has a short video that shares some lighting tips for setting up scenes, tweaking settings and rendering in Cinema 4D. Eli’s tips cover a full gamut of topics. It’s important to note that most of them are Cinema 4D specific and rarely relate to a standard pipeline workflow. Still, there are some great things in here to consider if you are working in C4D using bundled rendering solutions.

The lighting tips that Eli covers are:

  • Global Illumination
  • Shadowcaster
  • Dark vs. Bright Global Illumination Scenes
  • Soft Lighting
  • Increased Highlights on Edges
  • Quick and Easy Low Poly Lighting (physical sky)
  • Area Light Variables
  • Removing Shadow Noise
  • Fast Realistic Renders With Reflections

More Lighting Resources for C4D 3rd Party Renderers

Merk Vilson helps Redshift C4D people with lighting using the fast GPU renderer.

3D Artist Salah Bouzgma works with lighting an interior with Corona C4D.

Glass Hand Film’s Brandon Clements shows how to light scenes using HDR Light Studio.

Mograph + shows how to optimize V-Ray renders for interiors using Cinema 4D.

He also had a look at studio lighting setups using Arnold in Cinema 4D.