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CinemaPlugins DEM Earth Overview Tutorial #gettingstarted

CinemaPlugins DEM Earth Overview Tutorial #gettingstarted

November 20, 2014

DEM Earth allows users to easily generate dynamic Digital Elevation Models and geo-reference them in real-time to your world imagery. CinemaPlugins has released a new point update to this week that adds improves and adds new features and fixes a few issues. All owners of v2 are advised to update.

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Maxwell Render Introduction for MAXON CINEMA 4D

November 18, 2014

Hello on this fine Tutorial Tuesday! There is several hours of training on this page! Learn about how Maxwell Render engine works inside of CINEMA 4D in this really thorough tutorial from Curse Studio. Download the source files too. Then, check out several Maxwell Render for CINEMA 4D tutorials, produced by Maxwell Render. Also, there’s a sale on Maxwell Render products that you don’t want to miss. It runs from November 3 to December 19, 2014.

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Pixologic ZBrush – using the ZTree plug-in

Pixologic ZBrush – using the ZTree plug-in

November 17, 2014

ZTree is a plug-in for ZBrush that provides some extra tools that can be useful when working with ZBrush.  It does the tedious, repetitive steps for you.This next tutorial goes into much more depth including hotkeys, polygroups, sculpting, adaptive skin and more. Both of these tutorials were created by Dargelos Nezumi, the creator of the ZTree plug-in.  Check out his YouTube page for more great ZTree tutorials.

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Workflow between LightWave and After Effects #lightwave3d 

Workflow between LightWave and After Effects #lightwave3d 

November 17, 2014

If you work with both Adobe After Effects and Newtek LightWave, here are a few tutorials that may help with your workflow between the two programs.

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Create Realistic Smoke in MAXON Cinema 4D

November 4, 2014

Learn how to create organic looking smoke effects inside Cinema 4D – no third party plugins required!

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Burning Questions: What are ZSpheres in ZBrush?

November 4, 2014

Question: I’ve heard a bit about ZSpheres in ZBrush and wonder what it is exactly and is there anything like it in other 3D programs? How hard is it to learn?

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reflectance theory

Reflectance Theory: The Reflectance Channel in Maxon Cinema 4D

November 3, 2014

Maxon Cineversity offers a detailed tutorial on the reflectance channel and how it works in Cinema 4D. Learn the basic concepts of the Reflectance layers.

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Smoke vs. Fire in CINEMA 4D

Smoke vs. Fire in CINEMA 4D

October 21, 2014

Ben Watts uses a program from Jawset called Turbulence FD for CINEMA 4D to create a basic, but interesting, particle collision simulation. He also walks viewers through a dynamic lighting setup in CINEMA 4D, goes throgh color grading and talks about some benefits of the 32-bit workflow.

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How to Morph Between Splines in Cinema 4D

October 14, 2014

Here’s a great tutorial that teaches you an easy was to morph between splines in C4D with a 2D to 3D workflow.  Using this method, you can design your splines anyway you want without worrying about matching spline points.

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MAXON Cinema 4D Reflective Sports Badge

MAXON Cinema 4D Reflective Sports Badge

October 7, 2014

Learn how to create a 3D rotating sports badge in Cinema 4D. Topics include:

  • Working with Illustrator and Cinema 4D
  • Bevel Deformer
  • Reflection Tools
  • Boole Effect

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MAXON Cinema 4D Rock Goo

MAXON Cinema 4D Rock Goo

October 7, 2014

This tutorial utilizes many tools that can be helpful in creating a variety of different structures. Part 1 covers techniques for making a single volume mesh in the shape of a cluster of crystals or minerals.  Part 2 explains several different ways to cut the geometry into 2 pieces, and create and rig a mesh that has proper goo behaviors. Covered topic are joint rigging, mesh deformer, smoothing deformer, and pose morph tag.  Part 3 explains how to light, texture and animate for the final render.

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Lighting a Portrait in MODO

Lighting a Portrait in MODO

October 7, 2014

Flipped Normals lights a plaster bust in MODO with a 3-point light set up, as well as area lights, with some depth of field and ambient occlusion.

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Doctor Who Inspired Titles

October 7, 2014

Paul Ezzy explains how to create some Doctor Who inspired titles with Boris Continuum Complete

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7 Ways to Make Extruded 3D Text in After Effects

October 1, 2014

User question: How can I create 3D extruded text right in AE? I don’t want to have to learn a 3D application but I want it to look good. Thanks!!

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Create Water Drops With Splash Ripples MAXON Cinema 4D

Create Water Drops With Splash Ripples MAXON Cinema 4D

September 30, 2014

Learn how to make water drops with splash ripples using C4D.  No additional 3rd party plugins required.

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