Creative Type using C4D Hair

Creative Type with Cinema 4D Hair, MoGraph & XParticles

In this short tutorial I show you a simple, yet effective technique, for generating a write on type animation using the Cinema 4D Hair Renderer. I’ve split the tutorial into two steps, the first example uses the powerful MoGraph module, which makes this method accessible for most Cinema 4D users (if you don’t have the…

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Making It Look Great Cinema 4D Training: Half Price!

For one week only we are delighted to be offering any of the individual Making It Look Great training titles for 50% off. That’s Making It Look Great 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 at half price! It’s never been done before and won’t ever be repeated so this is your one and only chance…

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Springy Motion in Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Springy Motion in Cinema 4D Someone on FXPHD recently asked me if there was a way to add some springiness to their Cinema 4D animation, you know the kind where an object overshoots it’s keyframed position (or any animated parameter). It can be overused, but if applied with some subtlety, it…

C4D Light Dome

Cinema 4D Light Dome Update

Cinema 4D light dome update. I’ve made a small update to the C4D light dome preset and thought I’d share it with you all. The Cloner no longer uses the Target Effector, the lights are simply rotated to point to the centre of the Light Dome Sphere. Simpler solution, therefore less to calculate, although you…

Caustics in C4D

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Refractive Animation with Caustics

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…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - Metaball Typography

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Metaball Typography

Here is an interesting way to build some organic typography. The metaball in Cinema4D can look very globular and regular, (but it does have it’s uses). I wish Maxon would give us an update with more control over metaballs…  However, the metaball object itself only has a few parameters, you can add extra control by…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - Recreate the Atom Array with a Cloner

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Recreate the Atom Array with a Cloner

I teach 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….

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Building a Deformer Controller with Xpresso

In this tutorial, Tim Clapham takes you through the process of building a controller for a deformer object. In this example we take a null object and then use the position values to drive the strength of a bend deformer with a basic Xpresso setup. Once this simple example is complete, the setup is enhanced…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - C4D to After Effects and back again…

Cinema 4D Tutorial – C4D to After Effects and back again…

In this collection of tutorials created for Maxon’s You Tube channel, I explore techniques you can use when working with Cinema4D Multipass rendering in combination with the After Effects exchange feature of Cinema4D. Taking you step by step through the process, the tutorial starts by covering the basic principles of working with multipass rendering and exporting…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - Jigsaw Puzzle Tutorial

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Jigsaw Puzzle Tutorial

I recently completed a tutorial for the Maxon’s You Tube channel. It goes into quite a bit of detail, so for that reason it is split into 4 parts. Something you might be interested in? I’ve copied some of the blurb from the You Tube page here so you get an idea of what I…