Realbook preset – the best book rig for C4D

 

Real Book

Finally the new version 3 of the Realbook preset is here.
There are important news that will make editing the book faster and that will make the result more realistic.
Below are the new features summarized in a few cryptic words:

 

Quick System for Inserting and Deleting pages
Realistic Random Distribution System
New Cover Textures System
Pages with Thickness
Parametric Headband
Adjustable position of the pages
Landing option for closed and opened pages
Global Scale Function
Cover Bend Dimension
Several Adds and Corrections

https://giannilorusso.com/2018/05/14/realbook-v-3-0-released/


 

In the following links you will find two videos, without audio, illustrating the functionality of my book rig preset (it is related to the previous version). Continue reading

Realbook with custom pages

If you need a book with a custom pages, for example with rounded corners or with thickness and so on, just follow these steps:

1.

Realbook_layer

Go to the Layer Manager and make the hidden layer visible.

2.

custom_page
Create your own geometry for the page (with rounded corner, with thickness, …)  and make it child of the Piano geometry. Adjust the position and the dimension (depend on your poligon).
3. Now disable the Piano geometry.
4. Return on the Layer Manager and hide the layer again.
5. Duplicate the page.
6. Finish.

Realbook (v.2.2 and above) – hardcover quick tip

The Realbook (v.2.2 and above) includes the hardcover that can be easily modified parametrically. In this sense it should be seen the choose of the three cubes for realize it. In the same prospective I realized the flat projection that follow the front and back cover pages. Apply two images to the hardcover is a joke, but in the border it is not possible to have any detailed texturing. if you want to use an UVW mapping on it you need to manipulate a little bit the setup.

You can obtain a perfect texturing and also you can manipulate the shape of the hardcover. Just, after you have chosen all the parameters referring to the book dimension (number of pages included) make a copy of the Cover Base, Cover Front and Cover Post, make them editable and child of the source cubes like you can see in the screen below.

RB_V.2.2_QT_01

Don’t forget to disable the parents.
Now you can modify the three model parts and create you own material.

RealBook_V.2.2_test