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Maxon CINEMA 4D (470 Tutorials)

Baking Textures in Cinema 4D for Element 3D

Baking Textures in Cinema 4D for Element 3D

April 18, 2013

By Harry Frank: “CInema 4D has a couple ways of baking textures for your objects and this is one of them.”

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Tutorial: MAXON and After Effects Integration using CINEWARE- Party Balloons

April 4, 2013

Check out these free new tutorials at Cineversity that explore upcoming C4D/ AE integration features.

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Stick Textures to Fallen Dynamic Clones In MAXON CINEMA 4D

Stick Textures to Fallen Dynamic Clones In MAXON CINEMA 4D

March 26, 2013

In this tutorial, Nick Campbell shows you how to stick a texture to your dynamic objects so that when they fall to their resting place, their combined textures make an image.

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Tutorial: Greyscalegorilla: Setting up CityKit to Work as a Holographic Interface

Tutorial: Greyscalegorilla: Setting up CityKit to Work as a Holographic Interface

March 11, 2013

In this quick tutorial, Chris shows you how to add some effectors to City Kit so you can focus in on just a few buildings, and then zoom around the city. A similar effect was used to make part of Iron Man’s heads up display. Keep an eye out in the future for a follow up where we push this effect even further!

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Model, Light And Animate A Pin Sculpture In Cinema 4D

Model, Light And Animate A Pin Sculpture In Cinema 4D

February 18, 2013

Post by Chris Schmidt at Greyscalegorilla: “In this two part tutorial, we show you how to model, rig, animate, light and render this Pin Sculpture Toy in Cinema 4D. Follow along as Chris shows you how to build the model and set up the Mograph and Shader Effectors to drive the pins using a depth pass. Then, in part 2, I will show you how to animate the pins using a video depth pass. Finally, we will light, texture, and render the sculpture for output to your compositing program.”

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Create a Valentine’s Day Themed Animation in Cinema 4D & After Effects

Create a Valentine’s Day Themed Animation in Cinema 4D & After Effects

February 14, 2013

Post by Stefan Surmabojov at CGtuts+ :  “In this tutorial we are going to create a Valentine’s Day themed animation in Cinema 4D and After Effects…. Use particles and forces in Cinema 4D, as well as MoDynamics and Effectors to put everything together to create our final animation. Finally we’ll add materials, light and render the scene before finishing it up in After Effects with some compositing and post effects.”

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Snow Mountain Titles with Element 3D and Cinema 4D

Snow Mountain Titles with Element 3D and Cinema 4D

February 13, 2013

By VinhSon Nguyen at Creative Dojo. “In this in-depth tutorial, we’re going to explore how to quickly create a motion graphics style mountain titles using primarily After Effects and some Cinema 4D. We’re going to cover all sorts of things, from creating a basic landscape, to creating camera rigs and incorporating 3D elements within our scene. This is one of the longer tutorials I’ve done which was a rough run through, so I hope you’ll take your time and tweak it to perfection!”

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Model, Light, And Render A Coffee Pot In Cinema 4D

Model, Light, And Render A Coffee Pot In Cinema 4D

January 8, 2013

Post by Nick Campbell/ Greyscalegorilla: “In this two part tutorial, Chris and I show you how to model, texture, light, render, and composite this 3D Scene. First, Chris will show you how to model the coffee pot using some traditional modeling techniques and loft nurbs. In the second video below, I will take over where chris left and show you how to light the scene using HDRI Studio Pack. Then I will tweak some textures and render using the Physical Renderer. Finally, we will head in to Photoshop and do a bit of final color correction and compositing.”

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Create a Shattering Glass Animation in Cinema 4D & AE – Part 3 Rendering

Create a Shattering Glass Animation in Cinema 4D & AE – Part 3 Rendering

December 27, 2012

Post at CGtuts+: “Today’s lesson is all about prepping for rendering. You’ll start by finalizing the animation with some slight tweaks to the timing. Once done you’ll move onto the material setup and learn how to create realistic glass and metal shaders using Cinema 4D’s intuitive material editor. Finally, Cyril will walk you through lighting the scene. This lesson includes building a dynamic light rig using XPresso and fine tuning it’s position to generate correct caustics at render time.”

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Create a Shattering Glass Animation in Cinema 4D & AE – Part 2 Cameras & Pre-Viz

Create a Shattering Glass Animation in Cinema 4D & AE – Part 2 Cameras & Pre-Viz

December 27, 2012

Post at CGtuts+: “In part two you’ll get an in-depth lesson on how real-world cameras work. Cyril provides detailed insight on working with focal length, aperture, depth of field and motion blur and how these principles and settings apply to your Cg cameras. Then it’s back to Cinema 4D where you’ll learn how to block out shot timing, and find the best camera positions for the animation by running through a detailed pre-visualization process.”

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Create a Shattering Glass Animation in Cinema 4D & AE – Part 1 Modeling & Animation

Create a Shattering Glass Animation in Cinema 4D & AE – Part 1 Modeling & Animation

December 27, 2012

Post at CGtuts+: “Create a cool slow-motion shattering glass animation using Cinema 4D and After Effects. Over the course of this massive lecture, professional artist Cyril Kotecky will teach you the ins and outs of working with dynamics and what goes into creating such a shot. Including the benefits Pre-Viz can have in the early stages as you block out your shot timing and camera positions.”

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New Keyframe Look For Maxon CINEMA R14: What Are Those New Triangle Icons?

New Keyframe Look For Maxon CINEMA R14: What Are Those New Triangle Icons?

November 21, 2012

Nick Campbell at Greyscalegorilla talks about the new triangle keyframe things in Maxon CINEMA 4D R14.

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Animate With Music: Using The Sound Effector in CINEMA 4D – Greyscalegorilla

Animate With Music: Using The Sound Effector in CINEMA 4D – Greyscalegorilla

November 15, 2012

In this tutorial, Nick Cambpell of Greyscalegorilla will show you how to use the Sound Effector in CINEMA 4D to make a render that animates to music. No keyframes needed. First, he will go over some of the basic settings of the Sound Effector, then we will use what we learned to make a dynamic abstract animation set to any music or sound effect you like.

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How To Make A Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin In Cinema 4D

How To Make A Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin In Cinema 4D

October 25, 2012

Chris and Nick at Greyscalegorilla will show you how to make a Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin scene in Cinema 4D.

Chris shows you how to model it using a Loft Nurb, the connect object, a boole for the face cutout, and displacers to make the pumpkin bumpy.

In part 2, Nick will show you how to light, texture, and render your pumpkin scene for compositing in After Effects.

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Creating Object buffers and Depth mattes in CINEMA 4D and using them within After Effects

Creating Object buffers and Depth mattes in CINEMA 4D and using them within After Effects

September 25, 2012

Check out this tutorial from AE Templates about creating Object buffers and Depth mattes in CINEMA 4D and using them within AE.

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