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…

Lens Flares!

Those lovely people over at Toolfarm have written a great article on Lens Flares — and who doesn’t like to use the odd lens flare, come on hands up! It’s well worth checking out, they cover the various plugins available and the pros and cons of each.  There’s an interview with the master himself, John…

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…

Element 3D Discount

It’s been a long time since I posted anything here..  Work has been so busy, but Helloluxx is not forgotten!  I’ll be back with some more tutorials very soon. I was offered a special discount for Element 3D today and thought it was something that I really should share, so this is a short post…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - C4D to After Effects and back again…

Cinema 4D Tutorial – C4D 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…

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 - Traffic Lights

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Traffic Lights

Here is a quick post to share a piece of python code that I use in nearly every C4D scene these days. It is really simple and all it does is take the current state of the objects “Visible in Editor” parameter and apply it to the same objects “Visible in Render” parameter. I use…