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…

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 - Sub-Frame Emission with Thinking Particles

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Sub-Frame Emission with Thinking Particles

Here’s another little tip for working with Cinema 4D, specifically Thinking Particles. I offer up a solution to what appears to be quite a common problem with TP and hopefully this small tutorial will stop a lot of head scratching. This time around, I show you a simple technique you can use to stop the…

99 frames project

David Drayton from Maxon Computer has started a new personal project called the 99 frames project, he asked if I’d give it a shout out here on helloluxx, so here it is David! It looks like a really great idea and hopefully it will showcase some exciting new work as well as highlighting some of…

Trapcode Form 2 Released

Well first of all apologies for the tardy upkeep of this blog.  The posts are becoming quite rare lately.  I’ve been incredibly busy on some really exciting projects and had no time to eat sleep or post on helloluxx.  Let’s hope I can remedy this as soon as possible.  I’ve got lots of new ideas…