Paste As Scripts

Paste As … Scripts for Cinema 4D

These scripts for Cinema 4D we are about to discuss are so useful, once you start using them you will never know how you lived without them, well ok, perhaps not life in general, but your Cinema 4D life is going to become even more amazing than ever! I’m not sure if you are aware…

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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…

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…

Lighting Presets for Cinema 4D

Lighting Presets for Cinema 4D

On my old download page I had a set of lighting presets for download. I have had a few requests for these and decided to update them to the newer GI and place them here for download. You do need Cinema4D r11.5 with the Advanced Render to use these, they all use Global Illumination. The…

MoGraph Tutorial - Using the Sort Options

MoGraph Tutorial – Using the Sort Options

In this short tutorial, I show you some more of the features available in the Cinema 4D MoGraph module. By using the Sort option in the Cloner, you can use Effectors to determine which clone from the hierarchy is displayed. The Sorted option in the Random Effector allows you to use each child of the…

Cinema 4D Tutorial - Reflection Falloff

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Reflection Falloff?

There was a question over at The Motion Exchange about how to create a falloff type effect with reflections in Cinema4D. Well there are a few methods to achieve this, some are more accurate than others, but because of this, they are a little more costly with render times. The first and perhaps the most…

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…

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…