Model a Glass Pitcher in Cinema 4D
I worked on a project in Maxon Cinema 4D, before I knew how to use Cinema 4D, creating glass with reflections a while back. I will admit that I had some trouble. Here’s a tutorial to help you out!
Bonus Tutorials on a Glass Refraction look with Materials in Cinema 4D
Using Transparency and Refraction Channels to Create Glass
Lynda.com has a free episode of their Creating Materials in CINEMA 4D course.
Tutorial Model a Glass Pitcher in Cinema 4D
Pete Maric, triplet3d.com shows how to model a pitcher with spline and lathe NURBS, editing the points to create the top lip. He uses the Explosion FX deformer to add thickness to the walls of the pitcher then explains how to model the handle of the pitcher using sweep NURBS and scale curves.
Materials Kit to make Glass
If you are in a jam and don’t have time to make your own glass, check out these materials that you can buy and download.
Greyscalegorilla Texture Kit for Cinema 4D
Hundreds of custom materials from Cinema 4D artists packed into an easy-to-use library for your projects. Over 140 custom textures including natural textures like brick, wood, glass, and leather. Mograph style textures like Glows, Gloss, Patterns, and soft material. Many Hair and specialty textures are included as well. Extras!?!? Texture Kit also comes with “Texture Maker” which makes making simple textures very quick and easy by using sliders and color pickers instead of the default texture options.
Try and Buy Cinema 4D
If you don’t have Cinema 4D you can download a free trial of it from Toolfarm. It’s under Standalone on our Demo Downloads.
MAXON CINEMA 4D
Maxon Cinema 4D R23 breathes life into characters and animations with outstanding new tools and workflow enhancements. Key improvements to animation workflow make it easier to create and manipulate keyframes, produce fantastic new character rigs, and manage poses, retargeting, and skinning. Enjoy all the UV and Viewport updates from S22, as well as additional refinements to both. Step into the future with a preview of the new Scene Nodes system-the power and performance of Cinema 4D’s future. R23 includes Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Looks technology. In addition, there are Deformer enhancements. Markedly, Maxon has updated integrations for Python 3, OBJ, FBX, and USD.
Posted by Michele Yamazaki