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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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CinemaPlugins DEM Earth Overview Tutorial #gettingstarted

CinemaPlugins DEM Earth Overview Tutorial #gettingstarted

November 20, 2014

DEM Earth allows users to easily generate dynamic Digital Elevation Models and geo-reference them in real-time to your world imagery. CinemaPlugins has released a new point update to this week that adds improves and adds new features and fixes a few issues. All owners of v2 are advised to update.

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Maxwell Render Introduction for MAXON CINEMA 4D

November 18, 2014

Hello on this fine Tutorial Tuesday! There is several hours of training on this page! Learn about how Maxwell Render engine works inside of CINEMA 4D in this really thorough tutorial from Curse Studio. Download the source files too. Then, check out several Maxwell Render for CINEMA 4D tutorials, produced by Maxwell Render. Also, there’s a sale on Maxwell Render products that you don’t want to miss. It runs from November 3 to December 19, 2014.

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How Set-up a Wacom Tablet for AE or CINEMA 4D

November 17, 2014

Jeff Foster, aka Pixelpainter, explains setting up the Wacom Intuos tablet for the time consuming and often tedious job of rotoscoping in After Effects. If you are rotoscoping or painting in AE (or any program), I’d highly recommend using a Wacom. It will save your sanity! And, here’s an older tutorial from yours truly about setting up a Wacom tablet for CINEMA 4D.

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Pixologic ZBrush – using the ZTree plug-in

Pixologic ZBrush – using the ZTree plug-in

November 17, 2014

ZTree is a plug-in for ZBrush that provides some extra tools that can be useful when working with ZBrush.  It does the tedious, repetitive steps for you.This next tutorial goes into much more depth including hotkeys, polygroups, sculpting, adaptive skin and more. Both of these tutorials were created by Dargelos Nezumi, the creator of the ZTree plug-in.  Check out his YouTube page for more great ZTree tutorials.

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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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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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81 Trapcode Particular Tutorials

September 30, 2014

The guys and gals over at VFXER.com put together a database of Trapcode Particular Tutorials for your learning pleasure.

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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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3D Rooms with Cineware / AE and Automatic Follow Through

September 16, 2014

It’s days 10 and 11 of 30 Days of After Effects from School of Motion in Sarasota, Florida. Joe explains how to use Cineware to set up a scene in a 3D environment. In the second part, he focuses on animating the dog in the room with an expression.

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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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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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