I opened my model and noticed there´s a lot of unnecessary geometry that
needs to be optimized. I modeled a mech model for challenge and there´s
no limit of polygon amount when you do a model just for rendering purpose.
However if you want to use the same model with same geometry in game engine
like Unity then geometry the model needs to be cleaned up and polygon amount needs to be reduced.
Tip: How to get rid of too many polygons?
There´s many ways and you can try with less subdivisions
or use polygon reduction tool.
This depends also of your geometry but if you use box modeling
with too many edges as I did because it did not matter in
For example the bottom middle part (the mechs ass) has
too many vertical edges. So I wanted to start cleaning
up because this was the most obvious detail to start with.
In this case Melt function is best and fastest
way to clean up your mesh.
What is melt?
Melt is a polygon modeling tool that melts edges.
For example this mech has way too much polygons to be used
as a game model so for example the bottom part of mech
has way too many vertical cuts.
1. select edges with loop selection (shift to add more edges).
2. Convert selection. Now let´s convert edge selection to points.
This is important step because you have to be able to delete the points after
3. Now go back to edge mode and select melt.
You will notice the edges are gone but your points are still hanging out there without any purpose.
4. Go back to points mode and just delete the points. Now you have much less geometry.
I hope this helps in your modeling workflow in Cinema 4D. Thanks
I worked for Stereoscape Oy last three years and made a lots of see through interface type effects similar to this.
This reminds me of aircraft engine animation that I made with mograph effectors and lots of transparent texture effects with glow and compositing in AE. However I did not use Cineware. I rendered each part of the model as separate layer in PNG format with alpha and composited everything in AE. It´s a very simple workflow that works well.