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Maxon CINEMA 4D (398 Tutorials)

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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Tutorial: Animating Growth with Xfrog Plants

Tutorial: 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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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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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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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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Compatibility: MAXON CINEMA 4D R16 Compatibility & Resources

September 16, 2014

Here is information regarding MAXON CINEMA 4D R16. You will find resources on the new features as well as a live compatibility list that we will constantly update.

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Transform One Object into another using Cinema 4D and Transform

Transform One Object into another using Cinema 4D and Transform

September 14, 2014

Nick Campbell goes over Transform, including how to morph. Yes, I realize this is a bit different from morphing video but I wanted to include it. This was included in the article, In Depth: The Morph –  Elastic Reality, Old School Examples, Plug-ins.

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Topographic Images using Hair in MAXON Cinema 4D

Topographic Images using Hair in MAXON Cinema 4D

September 9, 2014

Chris Schmidt from Greyscale Gorilla, was inspired by some gorgeous renders by Lee Griggs, and attempted to recreate rolling hills of geometry in C4D.  He didn't want to use MoGraph clones as the shear number needed would be overwelming.  So he set out to create a more procedural technique and came up with using the Hair Module.

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GI Area Light Script

GI Area Light Script and Tutorial for Reflectance Channel for MAXON CINEMA 4D R16

September 8, 2014

Nick from Greyscalegorilla has a useful script to help you properly light a scene with the Reflectance Channel and his GI Area Light Script.

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The Next Limit Realflow to MAXON CINEMA 4D Pipeline

The Next Limit Realflow to MAXON CINEMA 4D Pipeline

September 2, 2014

RealFlow Expert Thomas Schlick give us a detailed description on how to use RealFlow with CINEMA 4D.  

You will learn:

  • The difference between the connectivity plugins and the RFRK
  • Basic import features & file formats of the connectivity plugins
  • How to export point level animation
  • The new RealFlow MeltMaterial
  • Connecting RealFlow particles wtih PyroCluster
  • The Basic RFRK workflow
  • Meshing in Cinema 4D
  • Work with vertex maps
  • Importing particle data
  • And more!

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Using an Area Light’s Built-In Softbox Option in Cinema 4D

Using an Area Light’s Built-In Softbox Option in Cinema 4D

July 25, 2014

Did you know the Area Light in Cinema 4D has it’s own built in softbox? Learn about it in this tutorial from Eyedesyn.

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Alien Planet

Alien Planet

July 25, 2014

Ben Watts has a new tutorial up showing how to create an otherworldly rocky terrain in CINEMA 4D and After Effects. Ben says, “In this tutorial we'll build up a displaced surface using layered noise maps. After that we'll create a wet looking surface & water shader for the deep section. Finally we'll take care of some basic lighting & colour correction in After Effects.”

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Modeling an Armchair in Cinema 4D by Subdivision Modeling

Modeling an Armchair in Cinema 4D by Subdivision Modeling

July 25, 2014

Konstantin Magnus will teach you how to use Subdivision Modeling Techniques in MAXON CINEMA 4D to create an attractive Armchair!

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How To Create Dynamic Spheres With CINEMA 4D

How To Create Dynamic Spheres With CINEMA 4D

July 25, 2014

Some C4D knowledge coming your way for Tutorial Tuesday! IcedUpGFX shows you how to make a sci-fi snail shell type of sphere in CINEMA 4D. This effect could be great in a logo animation or an an abstract background.

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