binary grid

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…

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

Refractive Animation with Caustics in Cinema4D

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…

Metaball Type

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…

Atom Array with Cloner

Recreate the Atom Array with a Cloner

I take 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….

cloudflythrough

Creating a Cloud Fly Through with Pyrocluster

I found this Pyrocluster preset kicking about in my 3D library today and I cannot remember where I got it from. If you sent this to me, then please let me know and I’ll credit you in this post. I’ve used pyrocluster many times and although I feel that there is much room for improvement,…

delaybend

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…

c4dtoae

Cinema4D 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…