Selections for Caps and Rounding

This tip focuses on the hidden polygon selections that exist on most of Cinema 4D’s NURBS objects. Even the MoGraph Text object.

Some of the generated objects in Cinema 4D have hidden selections that are automatically generated in real-time. These selections can be used to apply materials to individual classes of surfaces.

For instance, you can apply a red material to the hull (overall surface) of an object, and then apply an orange material to the caps. This material can be textured, transparent, have displacement, etc. Check out the video below for a full breakdown and explanation.

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  1. An easy way to remember what the selection should be I remember by c stands
    for caps and r stands for rounding and 1 is front and 2 is back i love all
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  3. Thanks again. Your tuts rock! My main issue is texturing. Texture tool, filters, layers, and so on. Keeping my fingers crossed for a texturing tut. ALL your tuts are super! Thanks for your help in everything.

  4. very nice and useful my friend,thank you very much 😉

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