MPC Breakdown

The Breakdown

I love watching Animation. Visual Effects. Motion Graphics. Art. I know you do too. This post is all about the process beyond the public window, the stuff we do. There’s a mix of motion graphics and visual effects, branding, commercials and feature film work, some from individuals up to huge facilities. There’s something for everyone….

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Nickelodeon IDs From Ronda

I absolutely love these Nickelodeon IDs,  Produced by Ronda, an animation and design studio based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The whole series has a wonderfully quirky handmade feeling to it and the continuity between each ID works really well. Great character & set design, composition, staging and animation makes for a wonderful collection of idents. Great…

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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

Cinema 4D Tutorial for 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…

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Instant Molecules with X-Particles

Cinema 4D Tutorial – 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…

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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…

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 - Building a Conveyor with Dynamics

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Building a Conveyor with Dynamics

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Building a Conveyor with 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…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - Orbit Camera Preset

Cinema 4D Tutorial – 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…