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….

Cinema 4D Tutorial - Creating a Cloud Fly Through with Pyrocluster

Cinema 4D Tutorial – 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,…

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…

Video CoPilot Releases Metropolitan for Element3D

Andrew Kramer has been at it again with a great new release for those of you working with Element3D. The latest addition to this already powerful After Effects plugin is a collection of high resolution buildings and skyscrapers called Metropolitan.. Here’s the preview from YouTube The collection comes with all the textures included and the…

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 - Customising Attribute Manager Modes

Exploring the Cinema4D Attribute Manager

Here’s a new tutorial for all you Cinema4D users out there.  Hopefully some tips and tricks that will help improve your workflow. The humble Attribute Manager is one element of the C4D user interface that we use constantly and it has many features that may or may not be known to you.  In this tutorial…