• Michele Learns Cinema 4D (13 ARTICLES)

  • C4D Spotlight: Align to Spline Tag

    Nov 15, 2017

    Today we’re going to look at the Align to Spline Tag and how to animate objects along a spline in Cinema 4D. This is not a new feature in Cinema 4D, but if you’re just learning Cinema 4D, it’s important. There are a lot of things that you can align to a spline: Objects, lights, and cameras. You’ll save major time!

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  • C4D Spotlight: Learning Python to Expand Cinema 4D

    Apr 14, 2017

    Okay, I know what you’re thinking. Learning Python will be difficult and I don’t have time. Well, learning just a bit, enough to be dangerous, can expand what you do in Cinema 4D and automate repetitive tasks to speed up your workflow. I promise that I will not get technical in this post. This is an overview of what Python is, why you might want to learn Python, and where you can learn Python for free. And, of course, a bunch of tutorials and free Python scripts!

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  • C4D Spotlight: Voronoi Diagrams in Cinema 4D

    Mar 27, 2017

    The Voronoi Diagram, aka Voronoi Pattern, Voronoi Partition… it has many names. In layman’s terms, it’s a mathematical cellular pattern that occurs in nature. Voronoi diagrams are frequently used in computer animation software to create textures and shatter patterns. Today we’ll talk about what exactly Voronoi means, and showcase a few ways you can use the Voronoi diagram in Cinema 4D.

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  • Michele Learns Cinema 4D: Squash & Stretch

    Dec 19, 2016

    I’ve joined the Greyscalegorilla Cinema 4D Animation Fundamentals and our first assignment was the Squash & Stretch Deformer.  There will be more later on the training, but this is a peek at the first assignment.

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  • Michele Learns Cinema 4D Ep. 7: Making a Brain

    Oct 06, 2016

    Michele shows you how she created a brain in Cinema 4D, starting with a sphere object, then uses the Sculpting Tools to modify the shape and add brain texture.

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  • C4D Spotlight: UV Mapping and Unwrap for Maxon Cinema 4D with BodyPaint

    Jun 28, 2016

    Maxon’s BodyPaint is a tool that allows users to create beautiful sculptures for 3D work. It contains several UV Tools that are made for lining up your models and your materials. There are brushes, selection tools, filters, erasers, and projection painting, which allows for perfect fit of UVs.

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  • Michele Learns Cinema 4D Ep. 6: Toolfarm’s NAB Survival Video Open

    Apr 15, 2016

    If you’ve had a chance to check out our NAB Survival Video, you should! It’s lots of fun. I dove back into Cinema 4D to create the open animation. Here’s how I did it.

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  • C4D Spotlight: MoGraph Tracer Object

    Sep 02, 2015

    I have a big list of topics that I’d like to cover in CINEMA 4D as I’m learning it. What better time to start a new series! I’m calling this C4D Spotlight and the first is meant to give you some ideas on what you can do with the MoGraph Tracer Object

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  • Michele Learns C4D, Ep. 5: Sand Dunes

    Jun 22, 2015

    Learn Cinema 4D along with Michele! In the latest episode of Michele Learns CINEMA 4D, Michele Yamazaki of Toolfarm talks about the CV-ArtSmart plug-in from Cineversity, and then goes into a full tutorial about creating sand dunes like you might see along Lake Michigan, complete with dune grass made with hair.

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  • Michele Learns CINEMA 4D is Back! Ep. 4: Working with Illustrator Files

    May 18, 2015

    After a long hiatus, Michele is back with episode 4 of Michele Learns CINEMA 4D. Play along and learn the software with me!

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  • Michele Learns Cinema 4D: Episode 3: After Effects & Cinema 4D Integration

    Mar 20, 2012

    Michele Yamazaki of Toolfarm continues her journey learning Maxon Cinema 4D, this time focusing on the plug-ins for After Effects that connect the two programs. She also talks about more resources for getting started with Cinema 4D, downloading models at TurboSquid and the Content Browser within Cinema 4D, which can help new users get going.

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  • Michele Learns Cinema 4D: Episode 2: Training, Wacom & Shortcuts

    Jan 28, 2012

    Michele talks about getting started with Cineversity, 1on1 Training with a Maxon Trainer, setting up a Wacom tablet and the Help Menus.

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  • Michele Learns Cinema 4D: Episode 1: WOEIMD?

    Jan 12, 2012

    Join Michele Yamazaki of Toolfarm on her journey of learning Maxon Cinema 4D. Episode 1: What on Earth is Michele doing? will give an overview of the project she’s taking on for the next 2 months.

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