Free Cinema 4D Models: Holiday Pack

Tis the season!  Here are 4 free Cinema 4D models for use in your holiday animations this season!  You’ll get the 4 models (ornament, 2 bows, tree lights) along with the .OBJ format versions for people using other 3D programs and earlier versions of Cinema 4D.  Included in the files are the HDRI textures I used for some of the nice reflections.  Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

Download Holiday Pack


Be sure to check out my FREE Holiday Ornament Shader Pack Volume 2!  It’s chock full of over 50 bulb ornament textures all packed nicely in a single .lib4d folder for Cinema 4D!

C4D Quicktip: Soloing Objects with Specific Tags

While working on recent project, my buddy had an issue with way too many objects with way too many compositing tags. He wanted to figure out a way to be able to solo all the objects with compositing tags on them. We all got to the point where we could go to the Filter Window and select all the compositing tags, but not the objects the compositing tags were applied to.

Click this button to access Filter window
Click this button to access Filter window

Thanks to some help from Alan Demafiles (@demafleez), he came up with this solution:

Make sure you select one of the compositing tags in the Object Manager first before you go to the Filter window and Right-Click “Select All Compositing”.  From that point, it’s as simple as hitting the Up Arrow which takes you from the Tag level in the Attributes window to the Object level Attributes window.  From there you create a Layer, drag and drop that layer to the Object layer property, then go to the Layer window and hit the circle on the far left, which is the solo function.  Viola!

Simple solution to a complex issue!

You can check out Alan’s site at

The Pixel Lab Podcast #3: EJ Hassenfratz

The Pixel Lab Podcast #3: EJ HassenfratzMy buddy @JorenKandel at was gracious enough to ask me to be interviewed by him for his website.  Here I talk about my work, my thought processes, and some tips for people trying to get into the industry.  Hope you get something out of my ramblings!  Enjoy!

Listen to the podcast here.