Mograph Shaders Part III

Demystifying Cinema 4D Mograph Shaders Part III

In this third and final part of the series, Tim works with the Cinema 4D Multishader to demonstrate how you can build a complete deck of playing cards, with each card unique and no duplicates, whilst using only one material. This method is then taken even further as Tim shows you how to isolate a…

Mograph Shaders Part II

Demystifying Cinema 4D Mograph Shaders Part II

In this second tutorial on working with the Mograph Shaders, Tim expands upon the first tutorial, working with the Color Shader, by demonstrating how you can use this to control the colour of lights in your scene, as well as materials. To follow along, please download the Cinema 4D scene file here.   See Part…

Mograph Shaders Part 1

Demystifying Cinema 4D Mograph Shaders Part I

This is the first of three tutorials which cover the Mograph Shaders. I have had these tutorials recorded for a while and they were originally going to be part of a new training series for Mograph, but I decided to post them online for free instead. I have worked with many people and held a…

Blend Render Instances

Siggraph 2015 C4D Scene Files

Thank you for all the wonderful responses to my Siggraph presentation this year, much appreciated! As a bonus, I’ve decided to offer the original C4D scene files for download. This does not include everything from my presentation as some of the files are part of commercial projects and I can’t distribute those. Hopefully there’s something…

Creative Type using C4D Hair

Creative Type with Cinema 4D Hair, MoGraph & X-Particles

In this short tutorial I show you a simple, yet effective technique, for generating a write on type animation using the Cinema 4D Hair Renderer. I’ve split the tutorial into two steps, the first example uses the powerful MoGraph module, which makes this method accessible for most Cinema 4D users (if you don’t have the…

MILG Sale

Making It Look Great Cinema 4D Training: Half Price!

For one week only we are delighted to be offering any of the individual Making It Look Great training titles for 50% off. That’s Making It Look Great 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 at half price! It’s never been done before and won’t ever be repeated so this is your one and only chance…

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Springy Motion in Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Springy Motion in Cinema 4D Someone on FXPHD recently asked me if there was a way to add some springiness to their Cinema 4D animation, you know the kind where an object overshoots it’s keyframed position (or any animated parameter). It can be overused, but if applied with some subtlety, it…

C4D Light Dome

Cinema 4D Light Dome Update

Cinema 4D light dome update. I’ve made a small update to the C4D light dome preset and thought I’d share it with you all. The Cloner no longer uses the Target Effector, the lights are simply rotated to point to the centre of the Light Dome Sphere. Simpler solution, therefore less to calculate, although you…

Caustics in C4D

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Refractive Animation with Caustics

This tutorial is from a technique that I used many years ago. I’m sure some of you will remember this as I used to have a written tutorial on the Hypa website many moons ago! The results from this are quite unique and you can create some really beautiful effects by rendering a few passes…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - Metaball Typography

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Metaball Typography

Here is an interesting way to build some organic typography. The metaball in Cinema4D can look very globular and regular, (but it does have it’s uses). I wish Maxon would give us an update with more control over metaballs…  However, the metaball object itself only has a few parameters, you can add extra control by…