In today’s tutorial new author Zachary O’Conner will be showing us how to create a glass effect in Cinema4D, using a method of rendering typically used for interiors to give it a nice finished look. In this particular tutorial we’ll use some text in a basic room to show off the effect, yet it can really be used on anything at all. The lighting is really quite simple to setup, as this tutorial is aimed at the beginner crowd.
Every few weeks, we revisit some of our reader's favorite posts from throughout the history of the site. This tutorial was first published in June of 2011.
After modeling, lighting and rendering the scene in Cinema 4D, we’ll jump in to Photoshop (any version will do) and do some minor post work to give the final product a little bit of kick. I should also note that the render times of the work we do in Cinema 4D will be significant, especially if rendering at a high resolution. Hope you enjoy!
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