Animation (88 Tutorials)

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Animating Growth with Xfrog Plants

October 27, 2014

Today we had gorgeous fall weather and the leaves are so colorful. It inspired me to post this two part tree tutorial demonstrating how to animate the growth of a young hazel tree using Xfrog for CINEMA 4D.

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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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13 Cinema 4D Presentations From Siggraph 2014

September 23, 2014

If you weren’t able to make it out to SIGGRAPH 2014 this year well, you missed some good stuff. But never fear, Greyscalegorilla filmed their demonstrations and they are available to watch here!

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Render an Abstract Low Poly Look in C4D – Greyscalegorilla

May 6, 2014

Nick Campbell of Greyscalegorilla creates an artistic low poly look based on color image refractions on transparent objects –  inspired by Justin Maller’s Facets renders.

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Import 3D OBJ Models into After Effects in 3 Steps

May 6, 2014

Alex over at Zaxwerks hosted a recent tutorial thats getting a lot of attention. In it he uses ProAnimator to move 3D OBJ models into Adobe After Effects in a few simple steps!

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Adventures in Map Animation with QGIS, After Effects, C4D & Illustrator

April 29, 2014

Victoria Nece explains the open source software GIS, Geographic Information Systems, to make mapping jobs easier.

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Inspirations/Tutorial: How to Add Special FX to Instagram Videos

January 28, 2014

A little fun for Tutorial Tuesday! Dave and Shaun are Adobe UI designers and created all of these effects in After Effects. There are a variety of explosions, light sabers and more!

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Dynamic Worms in Maya

January 7, 2014

This is the last one for this tutorial Tuesday. Simulate a bunch of worms in Autodesk Maya from noorvfx.com.

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FreeForm Pro – The Ultimate Guide by Chris Lavelle

December 24, 2013

Follow along with Chris Lavelle as he shows you the “In’s & Out’s” of Mette FreeForm Pro!

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How to Create a Parallaxing Background Without a 3D Camera

September 23, 2013

We continue with Tutorial Tuesday with this fun video tutorial from AE Tuts+. Shawn Sheehan demonstrates the Offset effect combined with comp-to-comp expressions, plus a little time-remapping to create a parallax effect, without a 3D camera or Z-depth of any kind.

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Bend 2D Layers Along Paths Using After Effects & Cinema 4D

May 14, 2013

EJ Hassenfranz posted some tutorials to his site, eyedesyn.com, which explain how to create a Bendy Arms effect, using After Effects and Cinema 4D.

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Create a 3D Cloud Flythrough Scene With Trapcode Horizon

Create a 3D Cloud Flythrough Scene With Trapcode Horizon

May 8, 2013

Learn how to create a 3D cloud flythrough scene using Trapcode Horizon, in this tutorial from Felix Cremerius.

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Inspirations/ Tutorial: Video Copilot Element 3D Examples by Serge Mustu

July 30, 2012

Post by Serge Mustu on Vimeo: “Here are some MoGraph like animations I’ve done with Element 3D (plugin from Video Copilot). I broke up the text inside of Cinema4D and imported the models into E3D.”

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