Tutorial: V-RayforC4D Series – Winter Exterior for Cinema 4D + Free Magic Snow Plug-in

V-RayforC4D Snow Exterior

Shepperd O’Neill has a great V-RayforC4D series on how to set up a winter scene with a house, trees, and snow, and the C4D and OBJ Scene files are included. This tutorial is several years old but still really useful.


First, the files and Magic Snow Plug-in. Shepperd O’Neil provides these files for those following along.

Note: The Magic Snow Plug-in does not work in the demo version or Lite version of Cinema 4D and only works in R12-R15.

C4D Scene file     OBJ Scene File     Magic Snow 1.0


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Part 1

Part 2 – Snow, snow, and more snow

Part 3 – Physical Camera and Landscaping

Part 4 – Interior lighting and frosted glass shader

Part 5 – Continuation of the exterior lights

Setting up flood lamps and footpath lights.

Part 6 – Window snow shader, and viewport shading

Shepperd adjusts the snow shader and builds a snow shader with an alpha channel for the windows.

Part 7 – Tree and plant textures

Shepperd goes over creating the bark and leaf textures for the plans and trees.

Part 8 – House textures

Winter Exterior – Part 9 – Proxy system and final render

The final part in the series, Shepperd goes over the Vray Proxy system and rendering.

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