It's not shown in the video, but there is an option in the Poly Reduce node to keep Quads and it does a marvelous job keeping intact the original shape decreasing geometry in the areas whereis not needed. Unfortunately the Poly Reduce node only keeps quads if the input mesh is already quad based. In order to get quads from non quad geometries you need to try the Voxel node.
can 80.lv stop posting this kind of low-quality 'showcase' articles? If I wanna find showcase/reel, I can find them easily on Viemo, cgsociety. Everyone know houdini can be used to do destruction, simulation, etc. there is no need to show another destruction unless posting a helpful 'tutorial'. However, this is not.
Can it produce quads, too?
MAXON today announced the immediate availability of Cinema 4D Release 18 (R18), the next generation of its industry-leading 3D animation, graphics, VFX, visualization, and rendering software application. Cinema 4D R18 has new, powerful and easily accessible tools that are tailored to the needs of creative professionals and help master the challenges of digital production for TV, film games, architecture, advertising and design.
Cinema 4D R18 Feature Highlights
New MoGraph features in R18 include the Voronoi Fracture object for procedural object fracturing and the ReEffector tool that works like a layer system for Effector setups. New interactive knife tools enable easy precision cutting across multiple surfaces while the new 3D object tracking capability allows seamless integration of 3D assets into video. Additional shader and surface effects together with Substance Engine integration ensure high-end texturing and rendering results.
A complete R18 features list is available here.
European Debut at the IBC 2016 in Amsterdam
Cinema 4D R18 will make its European debut at the MAXON booth in hall 7, K30 at IBC 2016, taking place September 9 – 13, 2016, at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam.
Renowned 3D artists Brett Morris, Sophia Kyriacou and Nikita Diakur, along with creatives from international studios such as the Moving Pictures Company and ManvsMachine, will share insights and techniques used on projects created with Cinema 4D. Among them will be Versus, a short film realized with several of the new features in R18. Partners such as Allegorithmic, Google, Next Limit, Ventuz, and NVIDIA will also present important workflow integrations with Cinema 4D. Detailed information as well as the live streaming of all presentations is available here.
Cinema 4D R18 Pricing, Availability and Upgrade Path
Cinema 4D Release 18 is available from MAXON and its authorized dealers. MAXON Service Agreement customers whose MSA is active as of September 1, 2016, will be automatically upgraded. Cinema 4D R18 is available for Mac OS X and Windows; Linux nodes are also available for network rendering. Complete pricing and upgrade information as well as recommended system requirements are available at the official website.