XP3 Soft Bodies

Simulating Soft Bodies with X-Particles 3 in Cinema 4D

X-Particles never ceases to amaze me, it is such a versatile tool. Although not designed specifically to deal with cloth and soft body simulations, X-Particles 3 does a good job with minimal setup. Add the XParticles xpConstraints object—which will tie your particles together—then combine this with the xpDeformer object to manipulate your geometry. You can…

Mastering Materials 02 Reflectance in Cinema 4D

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C4D Soft Body Dynamics – Tutorial Part One

Cinema 4D Tutorial – C4D Soft Body Dynamics – Tutorial Part One This is part one of a two part tutorial that I created for 3D Artist magazine last year. It is a great mag for tutorials, ideas and inspiration, so I suggest you check it out if you’re not familiar. You can download the…

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…

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 - Thinking Particles from Dynamic Collisions

Thinking Particles from Dynamic Collisions… Part II

I recently had a question of how to create TP from dynamic collisions when using a Cloner Object.  In other words how do you create an emitter at the collision point of each clone.  If you haven’t seen the original tutorial on this then please check this post. It isn’t actually that tricky once you…

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…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - Creating Proxies using Instances

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Creating Proxies using Instances

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Creating Proxies using Instances If you ever wanted to work with high and low resolution models in Cinema4D then this tip should come in handy. Using the Instance Object combined with a simple Xpresso setup, this shows you how to create an object that allows you to work with a low…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - Sticky Dynamics

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Sticky Dynamics

In this tutorial I demonstrate a technique that allows you to create a sticky type effect with your dynamic simulations in Cinema 4D. By using the Force object in combination with Step Falloff you can create a setup where the objects stick together depending on the force applied. Check out the tutorial below, or watch…