Curve to Fresnel in Cinema 4D

This is a cool script that I came across on Vimeo and thought would share with you. From the very talented Simon Holmedal from ManvsMachine. Allows you to map your fresnel with a curve rather than a gradient, this offer a lot more control and is a great addition to your C4D toolset. Thanks @sholmedal…

New! Soccer / Sports & Material Packs for C4D

The Pixel Lab have crammed this Material Pack for C4D with 500+ Cinema4D materials/textures. This pack not only helps you speed-up your workflow, it means you can focus on being creative. The files are .lib4d so you can load these textures into your Cinema4D Content Browser and easily access them at any time, the textures…

waxy shader

Waxy Shader in Cinema 4D

  This is a quick tutorial which covers the creation of the waxy shader in Cinema 4D I used in an older tutorial — metaball typography — it’s a kind of fleshy waxy sub-surface scattering looking thing. Enjoy!

Caustics in C4D

Refractive Animation with Caustics in Cinema4D

This tutorial is from a technique that I used many years ago. I’m sure some of you will remember this as I used to have a written tutorial on the Hypa website many moons ago! The results from this are quite unique and you can create some really beautiful effects by rendering a few passes…

learn. Idents TV

learn. Idents: TV Teaser

The first teaser for a series of new training titles from helloluxx. The ‘Idents’ training series is based around the concept of producing IDs from scratch.  Released regularly, each new chapter will concentrate on a specific set of tools and will cover a large array of practical techniques and workflow approaches which will become essential…

UV Grids

UV Grids

When working with UV mapping it is often useful to be able to see how the UVs are unwrapping. Here are two JPEG images that should help in the arduous task of UV manipulation. If you add these to a couple of materials and then save them into your Cinema4D preset library then you will…

Atom Array with Cloner

Recreate the Atom Array with a Cloner

I take a few classes at FXPHD and one question I had today was about using the Cinema4D Atom Array and how to have individual control over the spheres. I rebuilt the Atom Array using a couple of Cloner Objects. The first Cloner adds a Sphere to each Vertex of the object I’m cloning onto….


Creating a Cloud Fly Through with Pyrocluster

I found this Pyrocluster preset kicking about in my 3D library today and I cannot remember where I got it from. If you sent this to me, then please let me know and I’ll credit you in this post. I’ve used pyrocluster many times and although I feel that there is much room for improvement,…


Two Texture Tips

A couple of quick tips when working with materials and textures in Cinema4D. How to replace all instances of either missing textures, or simply swap an existing texture in your materials. How to change the material that is referenced in multiple tags. Enjoy…