HYPA Strings

Uploaded a short test animation I created using Cinema4D Thinking Particles and Tracer.  Visit Vimeo for the HD version, although the compression destroys it some what! HYPA Strings from Tim Clapham on Vimeo.

After Effects Tutorial - 3D Text using Trapcode Form

After Effects Tutorial – 3D Text using Trapcode Form

I recently completed a short tutorial that shows you how to create some stylized 3D text within Adobe After Effects using Trapcode Form. Trapcode make awesome plugins for After Effects, with Particular and Form being two of my favourites. This tutorial is an introduction to using Form and controlling the particles with layer maps. To…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - Working with Layouts

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Working with Layouts

If you ever wanted to go about creating your own layouts for Cinema4D, then this short video will give you a few tricks to help you out along the way. Creating tabbed managers, customising your icon palettes and a few more tips that will hopefully enhance your workflow experience with Cinema4D. Working with Layouts in…

Making It Look Great 6 – Review

I’m sure all of you out there are familiar with the fantastic work that Trish and Chris Meyer offer the After Effects community through their website, Pro Video Coalition, the AE List and of course their awesome Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects books series. I studied Creating Motion Graphics Edition One years ago when…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - You decide : Target or Constraint?

Cinema 4D Tutorial – You decide : Target or Constraint?

I think everyone is familiar with the Target Tag in Cinema4D. However, did you know that the Constraint Tag offers a target feature too? The Aim parameter of the Constraint Tag is far more feature rich than the Target Tag. It is certainly worth checking out. If you are not familiar with using the Constraint…

Cinema 4D & Mograph Tutorial - Cloner Visibility through Effectors

Cinema 4D & Mograph Tutorial – Cloner Visibility through Effectors

Cinema 4D & Mograph Tutorial – Cloner Visibility through Effectors When using MoGraph in Cinema4D, the effectors can be used for several things other than affecting the position, rotation or scale.  Another option is to control the visibility of clones. If you switch to the Parameter tab of an appropriate effector, scroll down and you…

After Effects Tutorial – Using Preserve Transparency

After Effects Tutorial – Using Preserve Transparency Here is a quick tip on using Preserve Transparency in After Effects.  An often overlooked feature, this little switch can sometimes be very useful when wanting to stack several layers and retain the transparency of the bottom layer. Head on over to Vimeo to watch this in HD…

Greyscale Gorilla : Five Second Competitions

Nick over at Greyscale Gorilla has been holding Five Second Competitions for quite a while now.  If you are not familiar with these, then you should go and check out some of the past entries. If you are ever needing an excuse to get creative (who needs an excuse hey?), but are a little stuck…

Making It Look Great 6 – Now Available

Making It Look Great 6: Design and Production Techniques for Cinema 4D and After Effects is now available. Work with me (Tim Clapham) through this 14 part, 8.5 hour video workshop. Jam-packed with techniques, tips and shortcuts, the workshop includes real-world techniques for getting the most out of the Cinema 4D Mograph module. Suitable for beginner and intermediate users…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - Introduction to Point Cache

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Introduction to Point Cache

Ever used the caching that is available in certain tags and objects for Cinema4D? Here is an introduction to the Point Cache Tag and Point Cache Deformer.  For this tutorial I thought I’d record a short movie. You might want to head on over to Vimeo and watch the HD version of this (so you…