How to Optimize C4D Scenes that use Generators and Splines

Glen Johnson offers some great tips for how to optimize C4D scenes using what he calls “containment modeling.”

Generators and splines in Cinema 4D are useful tools for modeling, but some caveats come with that workflow. In his first ever tutorial, 3D Artist Glen Johnson gives a rundown of a standard modeling problem and a solution for that problem.

Johnson shows how generators and splines are often guilty for giving users hard edges instead of softer ones. To remedy this Johnson uses a technique that he calls “containment modeling.” Johnson describes this technique as essentially creating geometry to work in, rather than one to work “on.” “In later videos, I will go into what that means for polygon modeling. And as a bit of bonus at the end a few spline subdivisions for scene optimization.” Johnson mentions.