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Hand Drawn Animation from Hello Mau

I tend to check vimeo every day (mostly while I wait for a render), there are a lot of movies!  I find the best way to see great content is to follow as many creative folk as possible.  If you’re not sure who to follow, look at someone you follow already, see who they follow…

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Binary Grid with X-Particles

I cannot get enough of X-Particles for Cinema 4D, this particle system is so much fun! Here’s another quick tutorial to inspire you, it is a bit cheesy in that late 90′s Matrix kind of way but will hopefully motivate you to take this idea to another level. The principle is simple, we clone a…

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Instant Molecules with X-Particles

X-Particles has to be the most powerful particle system available for Cinema4D right now and if you’re not using it then I have to ask – why not!? Sure you can achieve stuff with the archaic particle system in Cinema 4D (reminds me of the particles in infini-d), if you don’t mind getting your nodes…

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…

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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…

Conveyor

Building a Conveyor with Cinema4D Dynamics

Here’s a quick tutorial that will show you how you can use Dynamics in Cinema4D to build a simple conveyor to move objects along. In this example I simply create a curve for my cylinders, but there is no reason why you cannot create much more elaborate shapes. The setup consists of a Dynamic Cylinder…

Orbit Cam

Cinema4D – Orbit Camera Preset

In July we will be launching a new site for helloluxx and throughout June we are offering various goodies for you to download.  This Orbit Camera Rig is something I use regularly when a specific shot calls for this type of motion. The camera rig is a really handy little setup with which you can…

Exodus from Trapcode

If you haven’t seen it already then it’s probably worth heading over to Vimeo to watch the latest animation Exodus, commissioned by Trapcode’s Peder Norrby. Produced by POTEMKIN, this is a great example of the potential and awesomeness that can be achieved when you harness the power of Trapcodes incredible toolset combined with a huge…

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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…

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Slo-Mo with Cinema4D Cloth

Here’s another quick tip that demonstrates how to slow down your cloth simulations.  This technique can be used with any animation that involves deformation at a point level.   Have fun! For those of you that are wondering about the mesh I used for the Luxx logo, here is an editor view (unsmoothed).  You can see…