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3D Modeling (56 Tutorials)

PXL + Dirt Rig for Octane

Using Displacement with PXL + Dirt Rig for Octane and Cinema 4D

March 6, 2018

PXL + Dirt Rig for Octane! Joren at The Pixel Lab explains a technique to use displacement, with the PXL + DIRT Rig to add some grunge.

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Space Freebies and Tutorials to create your Science Fiction Film

Space Freebies and Tutorials to create your Science Fiction Film

February 23, 2018

I love space stuff! Here’s a nice collection of free space related items for your space short, epic sci-fi feature, or documentary.

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Burning Question: How Do I Make a Hologram Effect in After Effects?

Burning Question: How Do I Make a Hologram Effect in After Effects?

January 30, 2018

Holograms have been a popular implement in science fiction films for years, from Princess Leia in Star Wars to Joi in Blade Runner 2049.

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Creating Animated Icicle Christmas Lights Tutorial

Creating Animated Icicle Christmas Lights Tutorial

December 19, 2017

Animated Icicle Christmas Lights in Cinema 4D! Rory Martin from RateMyFuneral.com explains how to make festive animated icicle lights for your Christmas display!

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Pixego inspired Mini Machine Examples and Cinema 4D Tutorial

Pixego inspired Mini Machine Examples and Cinema 4D Tutorial

November 22, 2017

Pixego is adesigner who designed adorable little isometric machines. EJ Hassenfratz shares tutorials based on the Pixego mini machines.

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50 Minutes of Tips & Tricks for Cinema 4D

50 Minutes of Tips & Tricks for Cinema 4D

August 1, 2017

Chris Schmidt tackles some of the best and most useful tricks for Cinema 4D. In the end, you’ll want to write these down.

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Character Animation: Adding Weight and Life to a Character’s Legs in 3ds Max

Character Animation: Adding Weight and Life to a Character’s Legs in 3ds Max

June 13, 2017

Jonathan Abenhaim explains how to mimic the subtle vibrations of the leg when the foot comes in contact with a hard surface.

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Low-Poly Mini Planet

Create a Low-Poly Mini Planet in Cinema 4D

April 4, 2017

Learn how to create a fun low-poly mini planet with Maxon Cinema 4D in this step by step tutorial by Jonathan Lam at Tuts+.

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Tutorial: Fast Rendering Extrusions using Parallax Offset in Cinema 4D

Tutorial: Fast Rendering Extrusions using Parallax Offset in Cinema 4D

March 28, 2017

Joren at The Pixel Lab has tips about tileable bump maps and how to extrude them using the parallax Offset in Cinema 4D.

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C4D R18 Tutorial: Push Apart Effector + Free Blueberry Model

C4D R18 Tutorial: Push Apart Effector + Free Blueberry Model

January 6, 2017

A free blueberry model that looks good enough to eat and a C4D Quick Tip on the Push Apart Effector from The Pixel Lab.  What could be better?

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Tutorial: 2 Tutorials about Displacement Maps in Cinema 4D

Tutorial: 2 Tutorials about Displacement Maps in Cinema 4D

November 29, 2016

Here are two tutorials about generating and working with displacement maps in Maxon Cinema 4D.

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Tutorial: Cinema 4D: Making Googly Eyes using C4D Dynamics

Tutorial: Cinema 4D: Making Googly Eyes using C4D Dynamics

November 15, 2016

EJ Hassenfratz shows you how to model, texture & animate googly eyes quickly and easily using Dynamics in Cinema 4D!

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Cinema 4D Tutorial: R18 Cloner Updates

Cinema 4D Tutorial: R18 Cloner Updates

September 20, 2016

The Pixel Lab has a short overview of some of the updates to the Cinema 4D Cloner object in R18.

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Boris Continuum Spinning 3D Snowflake #TBT

Boris Continuum Spinning 3D Snowflake #TBT

November 28, 2014

Class up your holiday graphics with a gorgeous 3D Spinning snowflake with glints of light reflecting off of it. Here’s a fairly popular tutorial from about 5 years ago that is just as relevant today.  Although all the software used has been updated, the formula is the same.

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Toggle Sub-Division Surface in CINEMA 4D

Toggle Sub-Division Surface in CINEMA 4D

November 25, 2014

Happy Tutorial Tuesday once again. I’m Called Andy has a tutorial explaining how to toggle the Sub-Division Surface generator (hypernurbs) in CINEMA 4D. Note: This toggle technique will work between any parent generator.

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