Tag Archives: tips & tricks

Cinema 4D Tips and Shortcuts

3 Jul

In this Video Chris Schmidt shares his favorite Tips, Tricks, Shortcuts and Workflow Enhancements for Cinema 4D.

[Source] Chicago C4D



Cinema 4D – HDRI & Lighting Tips & Tricks

1 Jul

Today you will be learning how to create your own studio HDRI’s inside of cinema 4d using a few basic functions, HDRI’s are used in 3d programs to create realistic reflections to your scenes.

[Source] http://project-4d.com


How to Customize Thumbnail Preview Border for Images and Videos in Windows 7

13 Mar

In Windows Vista and 7 Explorer, if you set “Thumbnail” view for a folder containing images or videos, it shows the thumbnails having a nice looking border with shadow effect.

In this tutorial, we’ll tell you about a small registry trick which helps you in customizing these thumbnails border. You can remove the drop-shadow effect or add different effects to the thumbnails.

Note: The default border for thumbnails in Windows Explorer is the Border-2 image .

So without wasting time lets start the tutorial:

1. Open the Start Menu and type regedit in the search box, then press Enter.

2.In regedit, navigate to the location below:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image (to customize border for images)
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\video (to customize border for videos)

3. In the right pane of the registry, right click on Treatment and click on Modify. (See screenshot above)

4. Type in the value data number set its value to any of following then click on Ok

0 – To remove the border (Makes thumbnail preview a little bit faster)
1 – To add drop-shadow effect
2 – To add photo-shadow effect
3 – To add video reel like effect

5. Close regedit.

6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.