Best Free Redshift Renderer Tutorials For Beginners
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Redshift is an award-winning CUDA-based GPU renderer that allows you to render photorealistic images in a relatively short timeframe.
The renderer has been used by prominent studios such as Digital Domain and Blizzard Entertainment, among others, meaning it’s a production proven tool.
These free tutorials will help you learn how to get going with Redshift from the ground-up. Most of these tutorials are geared towards beginners but they’re packed with information helpful to 3D veterans too.
While some of the tutorials listed here use different software, the concepts can be applied one-to-one as Redshift is ported seamlessly. So don’t rule out a Maya Redshift tutorial just because you’re a Cinema4D user.
Take advantage of Redshift’s speed and start making photorealistic renders fast!
Andrew Silke is the creator of Create3DCharacters.com and the creator if this awesome quickstart tutorial.
He runs through the basics of rendering characters in Redshift from start to finish.
This tutorial is perfect for those preparing a character portfolio with a focus on 3D animation.
Andrew also demonstrates his custom material and lighting manager for faster iteration. Throughout the tut you’ll get some handy guidelines such as having minimum samples at a quarter of maximum samples, turning Arnold renderer off, and making a “metallic” material to accentuate the shape of an organic model.
Also be sure to download the sculpt and light ups to follow along.
Greyscale Gorilla’s Chad Ashley establishes a unique workflow for the Redshift plug-in for Cinema4D.
He runs though the essentials to get you started: render settings, lights and materials.
Chad has spent time dabbling in all the major rendering engines but Redshift still draws him back. And after using it for a while it’s not hard to see why. Redshift renders fast and it’s almost as responsive as the viewport.
Throughout this clip Chad shares production tips such as using sample settings in the power of 2 (i.e. 32 ,64) for better performance with algorithms. Or tips on using the render view’s sample pass to trouble shoot renders.
If this free video grabs your attention then maybe check out their paid course for even more juicy info.
With a cool drink in your hand there’s nothing nicer than a couple ice cubes.
And in this tutorial you’ll learn how to model an ice cube all in 3D!
Through the help of fractal noise and the Redshift plug-in for Maya you can build some pretty believable cubes. You’ll also learn how to add a more appealing result by modifying the tint in the lighting.
Definitely a must-watch if you’re new to 3D modeling/rendering.
In this recorded live stream you can watch Aaron, creator of VFXcentral.net, set up complex procedural texturing through the use of Redshift’s tri-planar, curvature, and camera map node.
He also shows how to set-up X-Particles wet maps to drive art directed illumination in your work.
The author teases a bit from their upcoming VFX course that tackles the complete pipeline rendered in Redshift. If you want to seriously master Redshift then keep an eye out for Aaron’s upcoming course in the near future.