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Simon Holmedal’s Cinema 4D Presentation from IBC 2014

You will certainly pick up some expert tips in Simon Holmedal’s presentation from IBC 2014.  Simon currently works for Man vs Machine in the UK and he is very talented both technically and creatively. In this presentation he shares a whole bunch of cool techniques which have been developed on real world production projects using…

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Zabiegly Updates Shots of Xpresso

Matthias Zabiegly, lead 3D artist at Aixsponza, has recently updated his Shots of Xpresso webpage. This page is a great resource for all you Cinema 4D Xpresso junkies, Matthias has some excellent Xpresso setups and he also includes a PDF as part of the download. The PDF offers a detailed explanation of exactly how he…

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Relative linking with Xpresso in Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Relative linking with Xpresso in Cinema 4D In this tutorial I show you a simple technique which will allow you to attach an object to the top of an animated Extrude with Xpresso in Cinema 4D. Although this is probably quite a simple process for a lot of users I wanted…

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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…

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…

Xpresso Tutorial - Align To Spline

Xpresso Tutorial – Align To Spline

Align to spline is no doubt an expression that most Cinema 4D artists will have used at some time or another. The problem with the built in expression is that it is clamped and you can only animate the position parameter from 0% to 100%. If you want the object to loop or wrap around…

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 - Thinking Particles from Dynamic Collisions

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Thinking Particles from Dynamic Collisions

This tutorial from demonstrates a method to create Thinking Particles from Dynamic Collisions using Cinema4D and some simple Xpresso. Although the technique described is fairly basic, this will lay the foundation for much more complex effects that are possible by developing the principle further. Download the scene file for this project here. Cinema 4D Tutorial…