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 cover in the tutorial. If you want to check it out then please visit the Maxon You Tube channel.

In this tutorial, Tim Clapham from Luxx takes you step by step through the process of creating a Motion Graphics animation with CINEMA 4D.

You will learn how to use MoGraph elements such as the Cloner Object and how various effectors can be used to control the generated clones.

Working with Release 13, Tim covers several of the newer features such as the XRef object and the new Physical Renderer. However, throughout the process, options are presented to enable users of versions prior to Release 13 to complete the tutorial.

You can view the first section here, but why not visit Maxon’s channel and you can watch the other sections and also check out some other great videos.

Cinema 4D Tutorial – Jigsaw Puzzle Tutorial

Author: Tim


  1. tobiaspocket
    tobiaspocket On December 14, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    Thank you for a thorough and awesome tutorial.

    Learned so much in the inbetweens.
    Very pedagogical.

    All the Best

  2. Chris Normal
    Chris Normal On December 15, 2011 at 1:58 AM

    Wow thanks! This is definitely one of the best C4D tuts available online. It’s rare to see such an in depth tutorial on more advanced techniques.

  3. Marko
    Marko On December 21, 2011 at 1:17 AM

    Great tutorial Tim. Really enjoyed watching it. You are the only one who is teaching how to creatively use Cinema 4D tools. Keep up the good work!

  4. Gerhard
    Gerhard On December 23, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Hi Tim!

    Fantastic tutorial and thanks for sharing it!

    I really like your way of teaching and learned so much.
    Looking forward to the next ones, here or at fxphd 😉

  5. allan
    allan On December 31, 2011 at 6:43 AM

    Hey! Is it possible to ‘stick’ the textures using flat projection without the cloner object?


  6. Erik Smith
    Erik Smith On January 26, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Great tutorial! Thanks!

  7. asghar nanegol
    asghar nanegol On March 16, 2014 at 2:55 AM

    tnx dude

  8. Andreas
    Andreas On July 30, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Hi from germany,
    i found this tut on youtube and just want to thank you for this great work.
    There are lots of trashtuts out there and i did really enjoy your tut.
    I think it is great you explaining everything so deeply..

    Here is my result of you sharing your knowledge, hope you kind of like it…

    BR Andreas

  9. Sean
    Sean On August 4, 2014 at 1:21 AM

    Great tutorial! I watched a tutorial on another site that tried to explain the random weighting thing and I couldn’t wrap my head around it. The way you explained it was an instant “light bulb”. Having watched about three or four of your tuts now, I have to say the best part is all the side tips you offer throughout. Tons of “I didn’t know you could do that” moments. Thanks a million!

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