The Italian Songbook project is a “Cultural Soundscape” conceived and created by Director Antonio (Tonino) Pappano Riccio.
The aim of The Italian Songbook project is to revitalise an older taste of our ancestors to celebrate the eternal and powerful aspects of song, within a context that suits our own modern sentiments. It is your guide and companion as you embrace the beauty of vocal and orchestral art.
It was a pleasure to create an animation for the Antonio Pappano’s project using my Realmagazine preset for Cinema 4D. Click the link below to visit the project page:
The Italian Songbook
Testing Realmagazine preset for Cinema 4D with R21 and Prorender.
Finally my new Realmagazine preset for Cinema 4D is available.
With Realmagazine you can create a personalized and animatable 3D magazine, newspaper or exercise book in just a few steps. You can choose the size, the number of pages, his thickness, add creases, crumbling and much more.
Watch the video below to quickly see what you can do with it. And if you want to understand more download the user guide here:
After creating the Realbook preset for C4D, perfect for creating and animating a book, I received several messages asking me to create a preset for newspapers, magazines and notebooks.
The substantial difference lies in the form of the sheets. While in the Realbook each sheet starts from the spine and contains two pages, in the Realmagazine (this is the name of the new preset) the sheets are folded and each of them can contain other sheets inside, as in reality. This is the substantial difference that appears to the eye, but there are others that make this preset more powerful. Powerful because it allows much more control in terms of configurations and possible animations. To manage this power and be able to express it as much as possible, it will be necessary to make a greater effort to understand how it works.
Below you can see some sample videos that partially illustrate its potential.
Also I could not resist the temptation to use a C4D content browser scene, created by the extraordinary Raphael Rau, to get the renderings you find at the end of the post.
Realmagazine – render 01
Realmagazine – render 02
Finally the new version 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 news 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
Take a look at the videos below to learn more.
If you need a book with a custom pages, for example with rounded corners or with thickness and so on, just follow these steps:
Go to the Layer Manager and make the hidden layer visible.
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.