Cinema 4D Tutorial - Randomness with Lights

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Randomness with Lights

Alex from aenhancers (awesome site by the way) asked an interesting question regarding the More Randomness post. He was interested to see if the same principle could be applied to lights. So I decided to do a quick test. The answer is to use the MoGraph Color Shader in the Transparency Channel and add this…

Custom Forces with MoDynamics

Custom Forces with MoDynamics

The new Cinema 4D MoDynamics is great fun, and is such a vast improvement over the old Dynamics Module. One of the things the original dynamics offers is the ability to have several independent dynamic worlds all within one scene. This is made possible by placing elements under a solver object. This gives you the…

Rendering an Instance

Here is one of my tests using the 11.5 Render Instances. Two lights with area shadows and global illumination. 1098001 objects 490380300 polygons 505851300 vertices Yes that’s 490 million polygons… You may ask why? Well, just because we can!

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.

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…

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…