3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 26, 2013 9:47 AM by lou4uandme

    Max's State sets VS Cinema 4D's  Cineware AE cc

    lou4uandme Level 1

      Hi all,

      I use Max's state sets all the time in AE.

      Now that AE cc has the relationship between Cinema 4D via Cineware plugin,

      I was wondering if it has any more advantage over Max?

      Or is it  just cinema 4D's version of a state set?




        • 1. Re: Max's State sets VS Cinema 4D's  Cineware AE cc
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Naw, not nearly anything like that. C4D has no state sets that capture different materials, visibility states and all that. Once upon a time there was a plug-in in development for this, but it never got finished/ broke somewhere between versions. Otherwise you could in theory use different "Render settings" to define different sub-sets of multipass renders, but those options aren't available in AE so basicalyl it's an all-or-nothing approach. Of course you can duplicate comps to use different shading components, but really, it's nowhere near even beginning to get as sophisticated as MAX'S sets or modo, Lightwave and Maya's render passes. It's realyl just good old C4D...



          • 2. Re: Max's State sets VS Cinema 4D's  Cineware AE cc
            Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            C4D lite that comes with CC is nothing like Max, but I know a lot of Max folks that use C4D also and each has it's own advantages. I am no longer an active C4D user because a few years ago I could not afford a new license when I changed OS. I still have my old C4D windows machine but it's about 7 years old now and Maxon didn't offer cross platform licensing changes back then. The majority of my work does not involve heavy 3d work so I have not had the need or opportunity to add the latest C4D to my toolbox.


            I'd download a trial and take a look. If you have the cash it couldn't hurt to have more tools in your toolbox.


            Edit: Mylenium was writing at the same time. Take his advice. He does a lot more 3D than I do and knows his stuff.

            • 3. Re: Max's State sets VS Cinema 4D's  Cineware AE cc
              lou4uandme Level 1

              Wow, bummer.  AE & Maxon  make it sound like it's the next best thing since the invention of sliced bread.


              I was expecting it to exceed Max (the way the videos explain it).


              I am still on an older machine (quad core 6600/ gtx 470)

              and when I tried the demo (using a sphere & a cube) I had a hard time orbiting around with the camera in AE.


              I got fustrated and said,..."let me ask around and see if this thing is even worth my time to explore it"

              The last thing I wanted was to spend 9 Hrs playing around with it only to find out it does the same as MAX (or less)