Joseph Wright

FREE TUTORIAL: 10 Tips for better lighting in Cinema 4D

  In these 10 tips for better lighting in Cinema 4D, I cover techniques which explore basic lighting concepts and how we can implement these using Maxon’s Cinema 4D. 1. Which type of light? Depending on the atmosphere you are trying to achieve, choosing the correct light can be fundamental. For a candle or a…

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X-Particles 3 xpVolumeEmit

This tutorial shows you some techniques for working with the X-Particles 3 xpVolumeEmit object in Cinema 4D. One of the new objects with X-Particles 3 is xpVolumeEmit. The concept behind this object is simple, you use the volume of an object to control when particles are emitted. Basic usage is as simple as specifying the…

Simulating Soft Bodies with X-Particles 3 in Cinema 4D

  Simulating Soft Bodies with X-Particles 3 in Cinema 4D X-Particles is such a versatile tool. Although not designed specifically to deal with cloth and soft body simulations, XP3 does a good job with minimal setup. Add the X-Particles xpConstraints object – which will tie your particles together – then combine this with the xpDeformer…

X-Particles 3 from helloluxx

X-Particles 3 Discount : 11 Hours Left!

  In 11 hours time, X-Particles 3 will no longer be on sale at helloluxx so if you have not already grabbed your new licence or upgrade, NOW is the time to do it! X-Particles 3 Upgrade (like for like) – $186 X-Particles 3 New Licence (locked) – $422 X-Particles 3 Floating Licence (unlocked) –…

XP3 Soft Bodies

Simulating Soft Bodies with X-Particles 3 in Cinema 4D

X-Particles never ceases to amaze me, it is such a versatile tool. Although not designed specifically to deal with cloth and soft body simulations, X-Particles 3 does a good job with minimal setup. Add the XParticles xpConstraints object—which will tie your particles together—then combine this with the xpDeformer object to manipulate your geometry. You can…

XParticles logo reveal

Logo Reveal with X-Particles

In this tutorial we create a logo reveal with X-Particles in Cinema 4D.  Starting with a simple polygon object, Tim Clapham takes you through the entire process step by step, emitting particles from geometry and using an animated texture to restrict the particle emission to specific areas of the object. We use particle groups to control…

I Sculpt With Cinema4D

iSculpt now $0! Thank you We Are Pitch Black!

Last week we reduced iSculpt to $0 & there have been 100’s of downloads since. This would not have been possible without We Are Pitch Black so a huge thank you to Dimitris Katsafouros for putting this into the vfx community. THANK YOU, Dimitris! iSculpt now $0!  Thank you We Are Pitch Black!

Falloff Sampler Shader

Free Falloff Sampler Shader from Curious Animal

Falloff Sampler Shader Falloff Sampler Shader uses Cinema 4D’s Mograph Effector falloffs to create greyscale values for your object’s surface. This is handy for layering shader effects based on your falloffs, or just to use the falloff’s gizmo as a visual guide to help position your gradients. This is a bonus plugin – it’s free…

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…

Zabiegly Updates Shots of Xpresso

Matthias Zabiegly, lead 3D artist at Aixsponza, has recently updated his Shots of Xpresso webpage. This page is a great resource for all you Cinema 4D Xpresso junkies, Matthias has some excellent Xpresso setups and he also includes a PDF as part of the download. The PDF offers a detailed explanation of exactly how he…