This website for the past several years has been perhaps one of the places on the web where i liked to share ideas and tools with other people, the response from everyone during those years (up to today) has been incredibly humbling,whether you were just passing by to drop an email,to say hello or checking out the resources and tools thank you so much for your support over the years.
As my area interest grew towards different things in the third dimension, CGI and film, the window of time i had to update the tools,tutorials and just about most things on the website, grew smaller and smaller, with each personal and client project,the amount of time needed to complete the tasks related to the shared content was getting less and less, it was pretty clear that a balance was needed in order to keep going.
Going forward i've decided to work with clarity as much as possible. By moving the website to dedicated services like Gumroad and Squarespace, i'm giving myself more time to focus on creating and improving rather than worrying about the maintenance and upkeep that comes with it all, gumroad is one of the tools that almost handles itself completely when it comes to any ecommerce or sharing aspect, it's designed with artists sharing what they love to to in mind, no maintenance, no hassle. By keeping things simple, i found it to be the perfect place to be able to share. again.
Adapt & Evolve.
You might also have noticed that a lot of the old sections are gone. Yes, they are. Most of the old content and tutorials were pretty outdated (much like the website itself) , the fact is, the way i do and create things today in 3d in general (& Cinema 4D itself) has dramatically changed over the years, not just for me, but for a lot of other Cinema 4D artists, (there was a big gap between was i was actually working with on daily basis and what was being recommended on the website),for example, most of the work i do today is made on a small 2 computer setup and one of them has a few gpu's connected to it, almost exclusively the work is done on these gpu's,from shading,lighting to rendering.
My favourite render engine of all time was V-Ray, but as the years went by (and the rendering technology advanced), it was pretty clear that CPU dedicated engines like V-Ray may require a farm setup and several computers to operate on a high level, making it a less of a desirable option (for solo players or 2 man teams) especially with the increasing demand for speed and even higher resolutions, it meant that that it was perhaps time to try to learn new workflows and tools, (a process that enjoy very much to begin with), but it also meant leaving most of the things i built around the old workflow will be left behind.It was necessary.It paid off.
I'm still a believer in that the one best ways to improve in this craft, is to share your tricks,not only this forces to try and find new things to tackle, but it also helps others reach where you are much quicker and allows them to add on top of that something of their own. Or something that you might have missed. BUT Also, just like everything in life, balance is important here too, it's not simply possible to dedicate all the time for sharing or all the time for creating, only a healthy balance can go along way. With that in mind, the upcoming breakdowns and resources will be in a different format based on that balance.And also based on additional things like interest and general lack of information on what's on hand, there is tons of Cinema 4D basic tutorials out there, sure we could use more but at this point, you can pretty much pick any one of them and get going with a bit of trial and error.
Going forward, previous and new shared content on my website is going to be released on gumroad,the transition for some of my older products may take time, but eventually , you will be able to find all the *still relevant products there along with the new stuff, all previous users still have access and rights to new downlaod links to updates from the old service as normal. you may get new emails from me about this change via a gumroad mailing list, and of course if you are no longer interested, you will have the option to opt out the list.