It has been a while since the release of Cinema4D r12 and I must apologise for the lack of blog posts. To be honest, I’ve been absolutely snowed under with work. Lots of really great projects that will hopefully be online at the Luxx website as soon as I have time to update it.
I worked with TWP on a long piece that is all about a wooden world for GE Fleet Card. Created some cool jellyfish animations that were projected onto Queens House in London for Bombay Sapphire via Ultrascope in the UK.
Spent a few weeks with the lovely people over at MTV Networks Australia working on their promo for the Aria’s. Worked on a typography and infographic based animation for another great client who I cannot mention yet (shhhhh!) Soon I’m off to spend some time working with the talented crew over at Umeric for another exciting new project.
In between all of this creative mayhem, I’ve been planning and recording my next set of training. You are gonna love this! Release 12 saw the addition of some exciting new Dynamic features, possible one of the greatest additions to the application for a long time. Lucky for me, I was involved throughout the development process helping to beta test the new features along with the other members of the Maxon Beta team. During this period I managed to develop some awesome tips, tricks and techniques for working with Dynamics and I thought it would make an ideal subject for my next training series. This new set of training will be based around several complete projects that cover many of the aspects of Dynamics. From the initial creation of simple rigid bodies, through soft bodies, connectors, springs, motors and of course plenty of Xpresso to compliment the toolset. We start with an empty scene and develop an animation using Dynamics from start to finish. Not only is the dynamics toolset covered in detail, but I also discuss workflow, materials and shaders, tons of mograph, caching and rendering the projects.
I’m in the process of proofing all of the new tutorials and will be sending out a few teasers soon. I have a huge free tutorial recorded and set to go live as a taster of what to expect in the new training. So follow me on Twitter for updates and don’t forget to check back here regularly.
In the mean time I have been digging about in my hard drive to find some interesting presets to share… I posted this Thinking Particles preset earlier today and I’ll be posting more in the coming weeks.