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Maxon CINEMA 4D (478 Tutorials)

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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Depth Compositing in After Effects

Depth Compositing in After Effects

September 25, 2012

Post by Andrew Kramer/ Video Copilot: “In this tutorial we’ll use a technique called Depth Compositing to combine stock footage with 3D rendering and the use a Z-Depth pass. This method allows you to place 2D elements like stock footage into the depth of a 3D render. I also demonstrate how to export a Z-pass from 3D max, Cinema 4D and even use Element 3D to output a depth channel.”

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Exporting Models from CINEMA 4D to Video Copilot Element – Workflow

Exporting Models from CINEMA 4D to Video Copilot Element – Workflow

September 25, 2012

Post by Joren Kandel at The Pixel Lab: “David Biederbeck, from beckmotion.com, has been helping me out with converting The Pixel Lab model packs into Videocopilot Element 3D ready packs.”

“In this extensive tutorial he’ll go through the entire process of exporting a model from C4D to Element 3D. This includes how to bring in the geometry and also the textures. It’s a bit tricky, but this tutorial should give you a good picture of the workflow.”

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How to Create Button Badges with Maxon CINEMA 4D, Parts 1 & 2

How to Create Button Badges with Maxon CINEMA 4D, Parts 1 & 2

September 25, 2012

In this tutorial, Ridvan Maloku will show you how to Create Button Badges with Maxon CINEMA 4D from scratch. He explains a bit about Loft NURBS, Sweep NURBS, Boole, etc. and preparing the model for animation. In the second part, he shows how to texture the Button Badge, light the scene, create the floor, and set up the HDRI Reflection. He has some nice tips ion how to set up a Studio Light Reflection. Project files are included below, after the videos.

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Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Light Colors, Camera Morph, And Filters

Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Light Colors, Camera Morph, And Filters

September 25, 2012

Nick Campbell from GreyscaleGorilla produced several tutorials last week on Getting Started with CINEMA 4D R14 tutorials.

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Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Plastic Deformation

Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Plastic Deformation

September 25, 2012

Nick Campbell from GreyscaleGorilla produced several tutorials last week on Getting Started with CINEMA 4D R14 tutorials.

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Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Setup Your Interface

Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Setup Your Interface

September 25, 2012

Nick Campbell from GreyscaleGorilla produced several tutorials last week on Getting Started with CINEMA 4D R14 tutorials.

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Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Camera Calibration

Cinema 4D R14 Quick Start Tutorial: Camera Calibration

September 25, 2012

Nick Campbell from GreyscaleGorilla produced several tutorials last week on Getting Started with CINEMA 4D R14 tutorials.

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