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X-Particles Animated Condensation Rig

X-Particles Condensation Rig for Cinema 4D - Includes Redshift Render setup.

Need some epic Redshift can models for this effect?


Ultra Realistic Animated Condensation in Seconds

Realistic condensation is kind of tricky. For client projects, I could never dedicate enough time to creating a comprehensive system for animating water drops realistically. I usually just defaulted to creating some static water drops that looked decent for medium shots, but didn’t really hold up for extreme closeups. I created this rig to give ultra realistic results at any angle and make it super easy to apply to any object at any scale.

Drag and Drop Object Switching

Easily apply the system to any object and have everything automatically update.

One Control for Adjusting the World Scale

A difficult thing with x-particles is getting a great result at one scale and then getting a completely different result at another scale. With this rig there is one control for world scale that will automatically adjust every setting accordingly to make the system work at any scale

Fine Tune Your Look

Easily adjust droplet sizes, animation speed, and direction.

Custom Distribution

Easily change the distribution of droplets based on a noise or custom texture.

Comprehensive PDF Manual

Even some of the simplest X-Particles setups can be difficult to digest. That’s why I created a comprehensive PDF to explain the system in depth. That way you can fully customize settings to get the look you’re after.


System Requirements

Tested with X-Particles Build 1036 – 1253 and Cinema 4D R23 – R26. Other versions have not been tested.

The Rig can get processor intensive but it completely depends on how far you choose to push the settings.

Do I need to be an X-Particles Guru to use this Rig?

The rig is simple enough for a newbie to get instant great results. If you’re an experienced X-Particles user then that’s great, you’ll be able to further customize the system and get exactly what you’re looking for.

What Renderers Does This Work With?

This rig works with any renderer inside of Cinema 4D. The promo was rendered in Redshift.

Jaime at 5:43 pm

Hello!. I would like to know if this tutorial (X-Particles Animated Condensation Rig) has subtitles in Spanish.
Thanks you very much.

Sam Tato at 9:27 pm

Hi Jaime, just to be clear this is a scene file and not a tutorial. The scene file and accompanying PDF manual are in English.

joni.kukkohovi at 12:02 pm

Hi! Looks great, but can you give a quick pointer on how to render with Octane?
I tried by converting the materials to Octane materials, but no luck so far.

Sam Tato at 1:09 am

Hi Joni! If you are using the non-redshift file you only need to replace the water material with an octane material. If you would like octane to generate the droplets using an octane object tag on the emitter, you may do that instead of using the generator object. There are many tutorials online about rendering x-particles inside of octane. I’ve written more extensively about rendering in the manual that came with the product so make sure you read that first!

joni.kukkohovi at 5:09 pm

Hi Sam,
Thanks for the tip. I’m completely new to X-particles and only been on Octane for a while. Switched from Mac Modo/Vray setup to PC C4D/Octane so have to re-learn lots of stuff 🙂

Mohamed-BOUKHRAZ at 11:50 am

Hello Sam, Hello everyone,

I was wondering if the first scene is included as well?

Thank you

Best Regards,

Sam Tato at 12:29 am

Thanks Mohamed! The scene is not included since I used a few textures that I do not own. When you open up the file you’ll see a cube is used as a placeholder. The cans that I modeled for the video are for sale here. The textures aren’t exactly the same as what is used in the promo but they are close.


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