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…

Mastering materials in C4D

Training, Talking and Tutorials

Hey everyone, it’s been a crazy busy month here in Sydney. The new helloluxx site has been a great success and we are so happy to be offering the community these resources. This week is going to be a great week! I’ve been working hard on a new series of tutorials and we’re proud to…

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…

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…

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…

New Training Teaser from Alex Lehnert

This is the teaser to Alex’s new and soon to be released Training series “Crafting Product Shots with Cinema4D”. He will cover all the aspects of a product shot from modeling, lighting, shader setup to final rendering and compositing. You´ll learn how to setup a nice beauty setup for highclass product shots. Cinema4D Training: Crafting…

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…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - UV Grids

Cinema 4D Tutorial – 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…

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….