X-Particles and Arnold

March 29, 2017

Sometimes you need to get back to basics.  I think I’m done with code art and algorithms.  I’ve been getting to grips with X-Particles and the Arnold renderer in C4D, and I made these this morning without breaking a sweat and getting dizzy and light headed at the amount of fun I was having.  The way it should be.  I spent too much time in the wilderness of experimentation.  But in the time I’ve been away – 3D software has become what I’ve always wanted it to be.

X-Particles is deeply complex and infinite in creative possibilities, and plugs seamlessly into XPresso.  Arnold offers instant interactive rendering feedback, at amazing speeds, has a powerful shader network based on XPresso, not to mention the best rendering, lighting and material system I’ve ever seen anywhere.  I’m done with code.