Publications

Do good animation work and talk about it - renderbaron owner Marc Potocnik grants a look behind the scenes by contributing lectures at international conferences or as an author of MakingOf reports.

  • Articles

     

    2019:

    Sun Noise and Sliced Clouds

    DCC-Magazine "Digital Production" publishes a 2 part series of articles by Marc Potocnik on "Volumetric Effects with Cinema 4D". Part 02: solar eruptions and fluffy clouds.

     

    The Magic of Visible Lights

    DCC-Magazine "Digital Production" publishes a 2 part series of articles by Marc Potocnik on "Volumetric Effects with Cinema 4D". Part 01: thin clouds, fog and stellar nebulae.

     

    Now render it!

    DCC Magazine "Digital Production" publishes a 5 part series of articles by Marc Potocnik about "Shading, Lighting & Rendering with Cinema 4D". Part 05: efficient rendering.

     

    2018:

    Now gimme some light!

    DCC Magazine "Digital Production" publishes a 5 part series of articles by Marc Potocnik about "Shading, Lighting & Rendering with Cinema 4D". Part 04: the art of Lighting.

     

    When the Lumas with the Colorizer...

    DCC Magazine "Digital Production" publishes a 5 part series of articles by Marc Potocnik about "Shading, Lighting & Rendering with Cinema 4D". Part 03: Shaders and Materials.

     

    Of Channels, Reflections and Wallpapers

    DCC Magazine "Digital Production" publishes a 5 part series of articles by Marc Potocnik about "Shading, Lighting & Rendering with Cinema 4D". Part 02: Materialsystem and Textures.

     

    Is there light or can i chuck it?

    DCC Magazine "Digital Production" publishes a 5 part series of articles by Marc Potocnik about "Shading, Lighting & Rendering with Cinema 4D". Part 01: basics of Shading and all about BSDFs.

     

    Erupting Plasma and Sliced Clouds

    Intel® publishes two articles by Marc Potocnik on "Volumetric Effects with Cinema 4D". Part 02: solar eruptions und fluffy clouds.

     

    The Magic of Visible Lights

    Intel® publishes two articles by Marc Potocnik on "Volumetric Effects with Cinema 4D". Part 01: thin clouds and stellar nebulae.

     

    Intel® Whitepaper

    Intel® publishes an official Whitepaper on benchmarking different hardware configurations with Marc Potocniks "Mountainvista" scene.

     

    Siggraph 2018: Procedural Landscaping

    Marc Potocnik created "Mountainvista" for Intel®, a 3D scenery for benchmarking Intel® latest i9/ Optane-systems. This MakingOf gives a glance behind the scenes.

     

    2017:

    Audi Technologies staged by renderbaron Checkout a 7-pages breakdown on Visualizations for Audi in issue 06:2017 of „Digital Production" - including an indepth look at the reflectance channel in Cinema 4D.

     

    Procedural Landscaping with Cinema 4D

    Checkout a 7-pages breakdown of the Visual Effects for Googoosh „Do Panjereh“ in issue 04:2017 of „Digital Production“ and learn everything about Noise Shaders in Cinema 4D.

     

    2016:

    Shiny as Steel, Velvety as Wax

    Unusual Shader Setups for Cinema 4D - developed and explained by Marc Potocnik in a 7-pages tutorial of DCC Magazine "Digital Production".

     

    Photorealism without Global Illumination

    Marc Potocniks new tutorial in issue 94 of "3DArtist" (2016) shows how convincing, elegant and efficient this can be.

     

    2015:

    3D-Scans for "Unter freiem Himmel

    MakingOf about 3D Face Scans for Marc Potocniks Movie-Project "Unter freiem Himmel".

     

    2013:

    Audi e-fuels

    Article about animation-movies for Audi, published in Dosch Design Magazine.

     

    2010:

    Abenteuer Wissen

    Article about animations for TV documentary "Abenteuer Wissen", published as customer story on www.maxon.de.

     

    Abenteuer Wissen

    Article about animations for TV documentary "Abenteuer Wissen", published in DCC magazine "Digital Production".

     

    2008:

    BMW 7 Hydrogen

    Breakdown of renderbarons visualizations for BMW 7 Hydrogen @ L.A. Motorshow, published  in DCC magazine "Digital Production".

     

    Mammoet PTC

    Article about renderbarons visualizations of worlds largest crane, the Mammoet PTC for TV-documentary "Abenteuer Leben".

     

    Der Bildermacher

    Feature about the work of Designer Marc Potocnik, published in newspaper Rheinische Post.

     

    2007:

    BMW 7 Hydrogen

    Marc Potocnik showcases the visualization of the brand new BMW 7 Hydrogen powertrain. Customer story on www.maxon.de.

     

    Mammoet PTC

    Article about Marc Potocniks visualizatios of worlds largest crane. Customer story on www.maxon.de

     

    Unter freiem Himmel

    Feature about Marc Potocniks movie project "Unter freiem Himmel" (Under Open Sky) in the  journal of Alliance of German Designers (AGD).

  • Talks

     

    2019

    Apollinarisstr. - Ingredients to Realism

    Marc Potocnik reveals the ingredients to photorealistic animations. Recording of the talk @ FMX 2019 in Stuttgart.

     

    2018:

    Volumetric Effects in Cinema 4D

    Fluffy clouds, stellar nebulae or solar eruptions created with Cinema 4D. Recording of the workshop @ Maxon Supermeet 2018 in Frankfurt.

     

    Masterclass in Procedural Landscaping

    Recording of the talk @ Siggraph 2018 in Vancouver. A Masterclass on procedural Landscaping with Cinema 4D R20.

     

    2016:

    Deepdive with Cinema 4D

    Marc Potocnik breaks down recent underwater-visualizations for TV documentaries. Recording of the livestream from IBC 2016 in Amsterdam.

     

    2015:

    Scientific Eyecandy - VFX for TV documentaries Recording of the talk @ Siggraph 2015 in Los Angeles. Breakdowns of recent projects and lots of Live Demos.

     

    2014:

    Realworld Shading & Lighting for Audi

    Recording of the talk @ IBC 2014 in Amsterdam. Makingof recent projects and Live Demo focused on Cienma 4Ds refletance channel.

     

    2013:

    Lighting-Techniques for Visualization & VFX Recording of the talk @ Siggraph 2013 in Anaheim/ Kalifornien. Live Demo & MakingOf current projects.

     

  • Tutorials

     

    2019:

    Breakdown Nº 01 - 05

    Marc Potocnik publishes five comprehensive MakingOfs on recent projects. More parts to come...

     

    2017:

    Viewport Effects, Inverse AO and more

    Marc Potocnik publishes several tutorials on OpenGL features of Cinema4Ds Viewport, Inverse Ambient Occlusion and other new features of Cinema 4D R18.

     

    Smart AO

    Marc Potocnik publishes a tutorial on Smart AO - the intelligent variant of the Ambient Occlusion Shader, for diffuse shadows only in core shadow areas.

     

    Color-spaces, Variations and Metallic Paint

    Marc Potocnik publishes an in-depth tutorial on metallic carpaint with Cinema 4d R16 and above and two tutorials on Colorchooser and Variationshader of Cinema4d R17 and above.

     

  • Interviews

     

    2018:

    Mountainvista | Siggraph 2018

    A comprehensive overview on "Mountainvista" Benchmarking scene for Intel. Filmed at Intel booth @ Siggraph 2018 in Vancouver.

     

    2015:

    Artists and their Work

    Marc Potocnik interviewed by Rob Garrott, linkedin.com about his works, inspirations and tools. Recorded during Siggraph 2015 in Los Angeles.

     

    2014:

    Portrait of studio renderbaron

    A view behind the scenes at renderbaron. Video Interview with Marc Potocnik, recorded in October 2014.

Recent talks

Marc Potocnik is happy about lectures given in  Los Angeles, Vancouver, Singapur, Anaheim, Amsterdam, Rome, Berlin, etc. at the following occasions:

 

FMX 2019

Codemotion 2019

Maxon Supermeet 2018

Siggraph 2018

Maxon Usermeetings 2017

IBC 2016

Maxon Usermeetings 2015

Siggraph 2015

Maxon Usermeetings 2014

IBC 2014

FMX 2014

IBC 2013

Siggraph 2013

Maxon Usermeetings 2013

IBC 2012

Animago Conference 2012

SAE Alumni Convention 2012

Animago Conference 2011

Maxon Usermeeting 2011

Focus Award 2011

3DTalk 2010

Animago Conference 2009

Maxon Usermeeting 2009

Maxon Roadshow 2008

 

Next Talk

Siggraph 2019

30 July - 01 Aug 19, Los Angeles

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Animago Conference 2019

02 - 05 Nov 19, Munich

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