Model, XPresso Preset


Amphibian, Animation, Insect, Rig


Gianni Lorusso

Bee & Frog v.2.0

Realistic bee and frog model, both rigged and enhanced by a set of XPresso controls.

Supported C4D releases: R12, R13, R14
Required C4D modules: Dynamics, Hair, MOCCA
$ 14.99 
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Discussion about this product

  1. Reply
    Greg on October 16, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Hello Gianni,

    Your bee model is fantastic. Really gives me a buzz 9soor for the bad pun).

    I don’t understand wxactly how the frequency parameter for the Wings works. If I set it to 180 the wings stop? I would have guessed the higher the value the faster the wings move. I can’t find a manual – can you tell me how this parameter works?

    Will you produce any more of these rigs — they are great.


    • Gianni on November 21, 2014 at 1:05 am

      Hi Greg,
      Thank you for the great words.
      Keep in mind that at 180 beats per second (or another high value) you can’t see all the movements in 1 second because probably you have only 25-30 fps.
      If you set 30 fps you find that 180/30=6 that it is an integer value, so you’ll see
      always the same frame in the animation. Indeed set the frequency at that value
      could be an optimum choose if you need and you can set a thousand (or hundred)
      of frame per seconds.
      For now I don’t have a plan for other rigs.

      Best Regards,

  2. Reply
    Jon on May 12, 2014 at 8:43 pm


    I’m just about to purchase this Bee C4D model from your site. Just a question – does the bee has a low poly count as the details that I see here is pretty high, which means rendering is going to take a lot of coffee breaks for me. Look forward in hearing from you.


    • Gianni on May 13, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      Hi Jon,
      thanks for your interest.
      The poly count is not too high (662 without hyperNURBS).
      The time consuming factor is given much more by the fur, so depends by you.

      Best Regards,

  3. Reply
    junkyuyang on April 6, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    i like to buy this.
    Can i run this model in R15??
    If i can run it, get this right now
    sorry for bad english

    • Gianni on April 14, 2014 at 11:50 am

      Hi junkyuyang,
      Don’t worry it is a perfect english for ME! :)
      I can’t say if it works perfectly in R15. Try to contact me privatly. ;)

  4. Reply
    Jim on November 8, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    I just purchased your excellent Bee and Frog models and am new to C4D. Do you have a project file that you could send that contains the lighting and settings for the renderings you have on your product page? I have R13 Studio and cannot get an image anywhere close to yours. I do not see any hairs, for example, and would like to know how to obtain the results you did with your models.

    Thanks very much for your help.

    • Gianni on November 12, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Thanks Jim and excuse me for answering so late.
      If you don’t see the hair, probably you do not have selected the ON button in the Fur section of the preset.
      My setup for the product images is very simple.
      I used global illumination with an HDR image to a Sky Object (the Receive GI is ON for the hair material) and a spot light without shadows and GI off (approximately in front of the bee model).
      Best Regards,

  5. Reply
    Sven on September 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Hello! Bee model – can be hair simulated by wind?


    • Gianni on September 5, 2013 at 1:10 pm

      Hi Sven,
      Sure, the hair can be simulated by wind.
      You need only to add the force in the Forces Tab and play with the dynamics properties for your goal.

  6. Reply
    Vedat on April 26, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Well done! One question. Could I replace the Bee with another Character for example a butterfly or fly? That would be nice! Thanks.

    Best regards,

    • Gianni on April 28, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      HI Vedat,
      my knowledge lead me to say that you could but it is not so straightforward. You should redo all the bind and not only that.
      And just an observation: the flight of the butterfly is so different, I don’t think is the right way, in my humble opinion.
      Best Regads,

  7. Reply
    Denis on March 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm


    I just purchased the Bee & Frog. Is there a Vray version by chance?



    • Gianni on March 10, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      No, there isn’t.
      Sorry Danis.

      Best Regards,

  8. Reply
    Adrien Girault on January 3, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Hi, sorry I’m a bit new to C4d, I just bought the bee&frog and I can’t seem to get a render that looks like yours. These modules that you list : Dynamics, Hair, MOCCA they are integrated with c4d already right? These arent 3rd party plugins? My render dosnt show the hair and is rough angled. I’m using r13. I was wondering if you could give me a few quick pointers on what I’m doing wrong. Thanks!

    • Adrien Girault on January 3, 2013 at 5:25 am

      sorry I meant it dosnt show the hair properly.. not as smooth as yours.

    • Adrien Girault on January 3, 2013 at 6:57 am

      and not talking about the anti-aliasing either :) I think its something to do with the number of polygons..

    • Gianni on January 5, 2013 at 12:53 am

      Hi Adrien,
      if you can see the hair then you have the hair module. In the case of a module is missing, a pop-up alert will appears on your monitor.
      You can send me an email if you go to my blog (press contact tab), so we can manage this problem and understand what’s is wrong. Only one thing I can add: the light setup for the hair is no so simple like for the other material.

  9. Reply
    Herman on November 27, 2012 at 12:37 am

    sorry, I found it in the user data

  10. Reply
    Herman on November 27, 2012 at 12:03 am

    I just bought this product
    have a question
    why I don’t see the hair on the bee
    I have the studio c4d bundle


  11. Reply
    Joe on August 20, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    You rock! men, how about a rigged Spider—that would be fantastic!

    • Gianni on August 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      Thanks Joe!

  12. Reply
    Stacy Cobb on August 12, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Very interested in what you are offering. Any chance I can get you to add a butterfly?…

    • Gianni on August 13, 2012 at 10:55 am

      If you’ll work on it, you’ll know.
      But if you want, you can make a product request.

    • Gianni on August 21, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      sorry… if I will work on it…

  13. Reply
    Marty on August 11, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Hi! there, I love your work, it would be nice if you a pre rigged Butterfly, that would be awesome! Cheers!

    • Gianni on August 13, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Read the answer to Stacy Cobb.

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