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…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - Recreate the Atom Array with a Cloner

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Recreate the Atom Array with a Cloner

I teach a few classes at FXPHD and one question I had today was about using the Cinema4D Atom Array and how to have individual control over the spheres. I rebuilt the Atom Array using a couple of Cloner Objects. The first Cloner adds a Sphere to each Vertex of the object I’m cloning onto….

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 - 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…

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 - Creating Proxies using Instances

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Creating Proxies using Instances

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Creating Proxies using Instances If you ever wanted to work with high and low resolution models in Cinema4D then this tip should come in handy. Using the Instance Object combined with a simple Xpresso setup, this shows you how to create an object that allows you to work with a low…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - Sticky Dynamics

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Sticky Dynamics

In this tutorial I demonstrate a technique that allows you to create a sticky type effect with your dynamic simulations in Cinema 4D. By using the Force object in combination with Step Falloff you can create a setup where the objects stick together depending on the force applied. Check out the tutorial below, or watch…

Cinema 4D Mograph Tutorial - Modify Clone

Cinema 4D Mograph Tutorial – Modify Clone

Cinema 4D Mograph Tutorial – Modify Clone I was asked about the Modify Clone parameter that is available on many of the effectors.  I made a real simple file that shows the parameter in use and thought I’d share it here. If you have several objects under a cloner and the cloner is set to…

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