How to use Displacement in Cinema 4d

Today I show the best way on how to use Displacement in Cinema 4d in the latest version S24. You can also use this same method on the previous cinema 4d version.

The Cinema 4d latest version  S24 is amazing and provides lots of cool features and super fast. First I will show you the Displacement in the latest version of Cinema 4d s24  

Not only that I provide Bonus tips on How to give Displacement in Redshift through nodes.

So without wasting time let get started!

Scene Setup

we have to create a scene for a better view of the displacement in the render.

  • Take sky modifier 
  • Create a material and add an HDRI image to it 
  • Apply on the sky

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How to use Displacement in Cinema 4d
Cinema 4d S24
  • Then add sphere and plane object.
  • Add another material and put apply it to the sphere. 
  • You can also create some light for a better environment.

Physical render

First, we test the Displacement with a physical render and give extra depth to the object for a realistic and natural feel.

Displacement with Noise 

The cinema 4d displacement is very powerful and user-friendly that you can easily be optimized. Displacement with noise shader lets you control different Noise options to play with.

To Give Displacement you have applied a Noise shader on the material.

How to use Displacement in Cinema 4d

Click on the Displacement option on material from there click on the Texture option.

How to use Displacement in Cinema 4d

Click on noise and chose the type of noise you want to choose.

Output

  • Displacement with Noise Shader
  • Please note- Displacement will not apply if the object is not in editable mode.
  • To enable – select the object and (press C) to convert an object into editable mode.

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Displacement with Maps

What are Displacement maps?

  • Displacement creates extra detail in your 3d object that looks realistic. Before using Displacement your mesh must be subdivided with lots of segments so that maps create enough details on it.
  • Displacement maps are created from the baked of 3d object or photo taken from the real object, that photo must be 4k resolution.
  • It also has greyscale value like bump maps.
  • It consists of 8bit to 32bit, the higher number means better details.
  • Also, keep in mind, these maps take much more time to render so use them wisely as a requirement.

Types of Maps we use

There are different types of maps that give the artist great flexibility in their work. The maps like Ambient Occlusion, Normal Maps, Roughness Maps, Base Color Maps, and many more.

Mostly these maps is created by the artist when making any 3d render and take it to the Compositing software to adjust each and every segment as their needs.

So here, we will not create any maps but we download them from the texture website and use this for demonstrating how displacement works with maps. So let begin!

How to use Displacement in Cinema 4d

These 5 maps we use for displacement, you can download from any texture download sites.

Material Settings

So in a material setting, you have to import all the texture maps to create Displacement maps.

How to use Displacement in Cinema 4d

To do that, load image from texture in each segment that marks red- Color, Bump, Normal, Displacement.

Keep in mind, that in reflectance you have to change the Type from Specular- Blinn (legacy) to GGX to enable the texture option where you load the image of maps.

Displacement Maps to material


Color
Base color Map
Reflectance (GGX)Roughness map
BumpHeightmap
NormalNormal map
DisplacementAmbient occlusion

Redshift Render

  • We will discuss on How to use Displacement in Cinema 4d in Redshft.
  • To use the Redshift Render You have to change the render to Redshift render.
  • Then create the scene as shown before or as your requirement
  • Here, we use the same maps to create Displacement on the object.

First, Create your scene

Material setting

Take the Redshift material

Open Node editor of that material by Double-clicking on it.

How to use Displacement in Cinema 4d

Drag all the Displacement maps into the node editor and organize them.

Connect with Redshift material

Base color Map

How to use Displacement in Cinema 4d

Drag the node to the rs material (base properties/Diffuse- Diffuse color) for the base color of the maps.

Roughness Maps 

How to use Displacement in Cinema 4d

Drag the node to the rs material (base properties/Reflection- Refl Roughness) for the roughness of the material

Ambient Occlusion

How to use Displacement in Cinema 4d

Drag the node to the rs material (overall- overall color) for giving extra depth to the material.

Roughness Maps

Drag the node to the rs material (base properties/Reflection- Refl Roughness) for the roughness of the material

Normal Map

How to use Displacement in Cinema 4d

You have to add an extra node from Add node option as seen in the image, search bump Map then attach with a normal texture map first.

How to use Displacement in Cinema 4d

Attach the bump map to the Rs material, then Overall- Bump Input

Height map

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Same as before 1st add the RS Displacement node from Add node attach with the texture map input.

How to use Displacement in Cinema 4d

Attach the displacement map to the Output map (not with the Rs material) remember that.

Click on the displacement node and adjust the scale parameter to give more depth

You Displacement material is ready to use, 

One last step

How to use Displacement in Cinema 4d

By creating the material displacement is not shown, you have to add a Redshift tag on the object where displacement material applies.

How to use Displacement in Cinema 4d

By creating this tag you have to enable the Geometry override

From there enable the Tesselation and Displacement tag and adjust the displacement scale as the requirement.

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Conclusion

I hope You learn the basic concept on how to use Displacement in Cinema 4d as well as in Redshift render. Leave comment if you like it and if you want more tutotial let me know in the comments

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