Following the launch of COLORWAY in July, The Foundry has now launched the COLORWAY kit for MAXON CINEMA 4D. COLORWAY accelerates the creative design process, giving users access to a simple environment where they can develop looks and lighting for 3D objects and scenes, then share a selection of iterations with clients, all in real-time, without the need to re-render.
The COLORWAY kit for CINEMA 4D lets users import and export their COLORWAY files into the main app. Once installed, users can create COLORWAY .DCI files from their CINEMA 4D projects. Artists and designers can make their material and lighting adjustments using COLORWAY and then send the project back to CINEMA 4D for final render. The COLORWAY kit is compatible with CINEMA 4D R15 or later.
How does COLORWAY work?
Using the COLORWAY kit for MODO or Cinema 4D, users can export a .DCI file into the main COLORWAY app.
Once in COLORWAY they have creative freedom to quickly experiment with their looks and finalise a selection of configurable scenes.
They can then send those files over to a client or colleague working in the COLORWAY Presenter app.
The COLORWAY Presenter user can tweak to find their favourite variation of the image, before sending their chosen looks back to COLORWAY.
Material and lighting changes stored in the approved COLORWAY Presenter file can then be sent back to the source 3D application.
Iterative workflow - Make almost limitless changes to a 3D scene's colors, textures, decals and even lighting set-ups.
Realtime, GPU powered updates - Make non-destructive changes instantly to renderings. Changes are stored independently of the source image.
Communicate more clearly - Save multiple image variations and ‘looks’, enabling clear downstream communication and design review.
Empower the reviewer– critique variations with the free COLORWAY Presenter app and send desired looks back to the 3D artist.
Finalize the image - Iterate on subtle image details without the need to re-render.