Immigration – Smart Importing for After Effects

If any of you work with large image sequences and find importing them into After Effects a bit of a drag then you should seriously take a look at Immigration Manually importing large sequences can be a slow process, especially if you are working with many different passes rendered from your 3D application. Firstly the…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - Thinking Particles and Proximal

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Thinking Particles and Proximal

Here we go with another Thinking Particles example… This scene also makes use of the Proximal shader. As you may have guessed from the name, the Proximal shader works based on the proximity of objects. In other words you can use it to control a material when it is near another object, edge, vertex, etc….

Cinema 4D Tutorial - Basic Flocking with Thinking Particles

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Basic Flocking with Thinking Particles

I’m sure a lot of you remember the blog that I used to have, the original pages hosted on the HYPA server.  It wasn’t really a blog, but more of a mish-mash of my experiments, downloads etc.   I often get requests for the downloads, so I do intend to repost them all eventually.  I…

ENVY: C4D Interiors for VRAY & Advanced Render.

I was recently contacted by Envy Studio who asked if I’d make a blog post regarding a new product they’d released for Cinema4D. Being the charitable type and always looking to support independent entrepreneurs, I agreed.   Plus it looks like a pretty good deal to me.  So here it is… ENVY: C4D INTERIORS FOR…

Vortex.A from Trapcode

Take a look at this cool little app that has been developed by Peder Norby from Trapcode.  As well as the incredible plugins that Trapcode produce for After Effects, Peder has also written a few apps for the iPhone / iPad that are definitely worth checking out. In Peders words “Vortex.A – touch-interactive generative art….

After Effects Tutorial – Moving Templates

Here is a super quick tip that will definitely come in useful if you save lots of Render Setting and Output Module Templates in After Effects. Did you know these templates can be exported and transferred to other copies of After Effects?  It is pretty simple to do and will save you loads of time…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - Retiming Cloth

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Retiming Cloth

Here’s another quick tip that demonstrates how to slow down your cloth simulations.  This technique can be used with any animation that involves deformation at a point level.   Have fun! For those of you that are wondering about the mesh I used for the Luxx logo, here is an editor view (unsmoothed).  You can see…

Reference Tables for Subdivision Surfaces

This forum post was brought to my attention by a tweet from @sketchbookinc, it is a really handy illustration of polygons, stepping and moving poles. For those of you that are fairly proficient at modelling, then this is a handy reminder. Those of you new to modelling, there are some really good techniques demonstrated here…

3 Day SALE!

Making It Look Great 7 and HDRI Light Kit Pro are now available in a THREE day sale. For only 3 days, Motionworks and Greyscalegorilla are getting together to bring you a bundle designed to help you get the most out of Cinema 4D. Learn real-world Cinema 4D MoGraph techniques and workflows with MILG07 and…

Straight vs Premultiplied : Understanding Alpha Channels

Straight vs Premultiplied : Understanding Alpha Channels

I am often asked the question “What is the difference between a Straight and a Premultiplied Alpha Channel?” In this tutorial I discuss the differences between a Straight and a Premultiplied Alpha channel.  How to spot the difference and ensure you interpret your files correctly when setting up your composite. I also cover the Straight…