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how to use .vdb?
exactly how do you use .vdbfiles? i have tried loading them into every program i have, but nothing seems to be able to use them? not sure if i'm even doing it right, or what? i mean, it seems simple enough, but nothing wants to import them, or even recognise them as files. is there a specific importer that's needed, or am i missing something ? probably a noob question, but i just need to know...
https://fileinfo.com/extension/vdb second definition, it's basically ( to my knowledge) an animated 3d file.
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Hello! Sorry to keep you waiting 😀
Think of VDB files as an image file, except there are pixels in the Z-axis as well as the standard X and Y axis. You basically have a 3-dimensional image!
These are a relatively new and specialised file format that only a few specialised programs have adopted so far. For example, the rendering engines Vray, Octane and Redshift allow you to import vdb's.
Which program do you usually work in?
We're now going to work on a guide to help users on this topic, thanks for letting us know that it's a little complicated!
Hi! I use after effects but I don't know how to use a vdb file. I was hoping to use your new clouds assets.
If you could do a fly-through clouds tutorial it would be great! In my new project, I want to make someone come from the ground to the sky, like doctor strange. The 3d clouds are great!
@DavidBlaker. thanks for getting the point! lol. imsorry for nott noticing you're reply, but i have been really busy of late. It would be useful if some sort of work around could be found, maybe a plug in of sorts that allows c4d inside after effects to load the files? just a thought...
It might be possible to have it able to work in After Effects if you use the Octane plugin
But I would almost 100% recommend rendering it in an external 3D program and then importing it to After Effects, since these VDB files are quite intense to render! Having them render in AE would be incredibly slow, especially since it will have to re-render everything once you make any changes. But hopefully that will change soon 😀