Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 Posted by Jim Thacker

Ephere ships Ornatrix C4D 1.0

Ephere has released Ornatrix C4D 1.0, the new Cinema 4D edition of its popular plugin for generating dynamic hair, fur and feathers, previously only available for 3ds Max and Maya.

The other editions of the software are used by a range of leading VFX houses and game developers, including Blur Studio, Scanline VFX and Capcom.

A powerful solution for hair grooming and dynamics, with support for Cinema 4D’s key toolsets
First announced in 2018, Ornatrix C4D makes the software available to Cinema 4D users for the first time.

It includes the key toolsets for generating and grooming hair from the 3ds Max and Maya editions, including both brush-based workflows and parametric editing.

The Cinema 4D edition also features Moov physics, Ephere’s physics engine, and Oscillator modifier, intended for generating secondary hair motion without a full dynamics simulation.

It works within Cinema 4D’s deformer and tag framework, accepting inputs from native C4D forces.

Pipeline features include the option to convert mesh strips into Ornatrix hair, to import or export hair in Alembic format, and to convert hair and hair guides to NURBS curves.

Ornatrix hair renders natively in Arnold and Redshift, and can be converted to a mesh for rendering in other third-party engines like OctaneRender.

Pricing and availability
Ornatrix C4D 1.0 is available for Cinema 4D R19+ on Windows 7+ and Mac OS X 10.9+. It costs $599.

Read more about Ornatrix for Cinema 4D on Ephere’s website

Homepage image for this story created by Ornatrix C4D beta tester Rodrigo Alemeida.