The multi-pass system in Cinema 4D can seem daunting from afar, but once you dive into the world of passes with us in this new tutorial, you'll wield it like the VFX professionals. Lendon Bracewell, an ActionVFX Instructor, takes you step by step working with multiple passes inside of Cinema 4D.

Real-time VFX visualization is becoming more and more prevalent due to advances in software optimization. Better hardware is becoming available at a lower cost as well. One of the great options available to VFX artists for real-time particle effects is PopcornFX by Persistant Studios, a node-based multi-platform particle effects editor.