Maxon Cinema 4D Tutorials : Creative COW https://library.creativecow.net/tutorials/cinema4d Creative COW Library of Maxon Cinema 4D, tips, and strategies. en-us Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Jiggling Jelly in Maxon Cinema 4D! https://library.creativecow.net/bergin_dave/jiggling_jelly_in_maxon_cinema4D/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/bergin_dave/jiggling_jelly_in_maxon_cinema4D.php 3D and motion graphics artist Dave Bergin of CG Shortcuts shows how to create and animate jiggling jelly in Maxon Cinema 4D using C4D's Jiggle Deformer. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 03:19:43 GMT NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Unveils Turing, Reinventing Computer Graphics https://library.creativecow.net/cow_creative/nvidia_ceo_jensen_huang_unveils_turing_reinventing_computer_graphics/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_creative/nvidia_ceo_jensen_huang_unveils_turing_reinventing_computer_graphics.php Ray-traced graphics offer incredible realism. Interactive graphics driven by GPUs offer speed and responsiveness. The two now come together in the greatest leap since the invention of the CUDA GPU in 2006, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announced Monday. Speaking at the SIGGRAPH professional graphics confe Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:14:22 GMT Multi Shader and Clones in Cinema 4D https://library.creativecow.net/martin_chris/Cinema_4D_Multi-Shader-Clones/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/martin_chris/Cinema_4D_Multi-Shader-Clones.php In this tutorial, CreativeCow leader Chris Martin explains how to use the multi shader material when working with clones in Cinema 4D. Other C4D concepts explored are the morph camera and the bend deformer. Sat, 24 Aug 2013 22:00:00 GMT Cinema 4D: Containing Pyrocluster Particles Within An Object https://library.creativecow.net/kelly_bill/Cinema-4D_Pyrocluster/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kelly_bill/Cinema-4D_Pyrocluster.php In this tutorial, we will be taking Pyrocluser particles and containing their movement inside a text object, as well as keeping them inside the object without the object itself being visible. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:21:28 GMT Making the Sun and controlling it using Xpresso in Cinema 4D https://library.creativecow.net/quince_graham/Cinema-4D-Sun-Xpresso/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/quince_graham/Cinema-4D-Sun-Xpresso.php In this tutorial, you will see a simple method for creating a star that is more than just a lens flare. Graham goes on to show you some basic Xpresso methods to make animating easier. Wed, 23 Nov 2011 14:15:49 GMT Creative Clouds in Cinema 4D https://library.creativecow.net/kelly_bill/Cinema4D-Clouds/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kelly_bill/Cinema4D-Clouds.php In this tutorial we'll be high above the Earth making some clouds that are natural looking and have some depth and volume, while not using the Pyrocluster plugin. After we create the materials, I'll show you how to adjust the various settings to make a wide array of different types of cloud formatio Fri, 02 Sep 2011 17:26:51 GMT Cinema 4D Boot Camp: Texturing https://library.creativecow.net/barenblat_neal/Cinema-4D-Boot-Camp-Texturing/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/barenblat_neal/Cinema-4D-Boot-Camp-Texturing.php In this chapter of the Cinema 4D introductory series, we take a look at some basic texturing principles. Thu, 01 Sep 2011 13:22:37 GMT CInema 4D Boot Camp: Animation https://library.creativecow.net/barenblat_neal/Cinema-4D-Boot-Camp-Animation/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/barenblat_neal/Cinema-4D-Boot-Camp-Animation.php In the Animation chapter of the Cinema 4D introductory series, we take a look at the tools provided to accomplish basic animation. Thu, 01 Sep 2011 13:20:35 GMT Cinema 4D Boot Camp: Modeling https://library.creativecow.net/barenblat_neal/Cinema-4D-Bootcamp-Modeling/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/barenblat_neal/Cinema-4D-Bootcamp-Modeling.php In the modeling section of our Cinema 4D introductory series, we take a look at the essential tools needed to become awesome modelers! Thu, 01 Sep 2011 13:18:18 GMT Cinema 4D Boot Camp: Interface https://library.creativecow.net/barenblat_neal/Cinema-4D-Boot-Camp-Interface/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/barenblat_neal/Cinema-4D-Boot-Camp-Interface.php In this chapter of the Cinema 4D introductory series, we'll get acquainted to the interface of Cinema 4D, explaining who is who and what is what. Thu, 01 Sep 2011 13:13:40 GMT Creating a Leather Armchair: A Modeling Extravaganza https://library.creativecow.net/barenblat_neal/Modeling-Leather/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/barenblat_neal/Modeling-Leather.php In this tutorial, I'll teach you some modelling concepts in order to create a leather armchair from scratch, including vertex manipulation and Hypernurbs smoothing! Of course, these techniques can be used to create many, many things! Sun, 10 Jul 2011 21:29:57 GMT Part Two: Water Tutorial using MoGraph https://library.creativecow.net/barenblat_neal/Cinema-4D-Water-MoGraph-2/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/barenblat_neal/Cinema-4D-Water-MoGraph-2.php In part 2 of the Water Tutorial, Neal Barenblat will show you some cool and useful compositing techniques in After Effects to get this scene singing! You'll take a look at simple color correction, rotoscoping, and making a wiggle expression. Thu, 05 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT Part One: Water Tutorial using MoGraph https://library.creativecow.net/barenblat_neal/Cinema-4D-Water-MoGraph/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/barenblat_neal/Cinema-4D-Water-MoGraph.php In part 1 of the Water Tutorial, Neal Barenblat will show you how to use Mograph as an animating deformer to simulate moving, wavy water inside of Cinema 4D, and prepare our scene to composite in After Effects. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 11:45:00 GMT Cinema 4D: Making Objects Interact with Grass https://library.creativecow.net/barenblat_neal/Cinema-4D-Grass/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/barenblat_neal/Cinema-4D-Grass.php In this tutorial, Neal will show you how to make grass and have it react to objects! To achieve this effect, we'll use MoDynamics for the physics of our object, and hair collision to cause the grass to react. We'll also be lighting the scene simpy and quickly using Greyscale Gorilla's HDRI Light Kit Thu, 24 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT Part 2: News Intro Composition https://library.creativecow.net/barenblat_neal/Cinema-4D-News-Intro-2/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/barenblat_neal/Cinema-4D-News-Intro-2.php In part 2 of the News Intro composition, we finish up in After Effects with several different techniques including color correction, transfer modes, and using Fractal Noise as a luma matte. Thu, 03 Mar 2011 20:44:48 GMT Part 1: News Intro Composition https://library.creativecow.net/barenblat_neal/Cinema-4D-News-Intro/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/barenblat_neal/Cinema-4D-News-Intro.php In this tutorial, we'll begin a two-part project constructing a cool looking news intro composition. In part one, I'll show you some texture techniques, as well as using a combination of Mographs's Plain Effector and Delay effector to achieve some really smooth, really nice text animating into view. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT Stop Motion Text with Cinema 4D https://library.creativecow.net/barenblat_neal/Stop-Motion-Text-Cinema-4D/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/barenblat_neal/Stop-Motion-Text-Cinema-4D.php In this video tutorial, Neal shows how to get started making a stop-motion text effect using Cinema 4D's MoGraph module. He'll be taking a pretty good look at MoSplines and the Vibrate tag to create a text treatment that resembles shooting the same few frames over and over again, and repeating them. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 17:59:12 GMT Poser & Vue Integration Within C4D https://library.creativecow.net/gaton_jiggy/c4d_poser_vue_integration/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gaton_jiggy/c4d_poser_vue_integration.php One of the wonders of the C4D platform is it's interconnectivity with other sources of 3D models. Let's be honest, who has time to handcraft thousands of blades of grass or populate the night sky one star at a time? But using the content available in Poser and the generators found in Vue, it takes j Mon, 13 Sep 2010 15:26:38 GMT Cinema 4D 11.5: MoDynamics https://library.creativecow.net/martin_chris/crush_cow/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/martin_chris/crush_cow.php In this video tutorial, Creative COW leader Chris Martin takes a look at MoDynamics in Cinema 4D 11.5. Fri, 30 Oct 2009 19:33:35 GMT Spooky Wall Tracking https://library.creativecow.net/martin_chris/spooky_halloween_tracking/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/martin_chris/spooky_halloween_tracking.php In this video tutorial, Chris Martin shows you how to create a hole in a wall and track it using Syntheyes and Cinema 4D. Tue, 20 Oct 2009 18:46:37 GMT Tracking a 3D Object https://library.creativecow.net/martin_chris/tracking_3d_object/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/martin_chris/tracking_3d_object.php In this video, Chris Martin shows you how to track a 3D object onto a live action video shot using Syntheyes and Cinema 4D. Wed, 07 Oct 2009 18:45:42 GMT Fracture Text Breaking News Open https://library.creativecow.net/brown_jason/fractured_text_breaking_news_open/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brown_jason/fractured_text_breaking_news_open.php In this tutorial, Broadcast Designer Jason Brown will show you how to use the fracture object feature in Maxon's Cinema 4d to make a quick Breaking News open when you are pressed for time. Fri, 02 Oct 2009 00:00:00 GMT Creating a Fluid Logo with Realflow and Cinema4D https://library.creativecow.net/martin_chris/liquid_logo/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/martin_chris/liquid_logo.php Chris Martin demonstrates how to create a fluid logo using Realflow and Cinema 4D. Mon, 21 Sep 2009 20:31:23 GMT Vector Logo to 3D Logo https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brown_jason/vector_3d_logo.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brown_jason/vector_3d_logo.php In this tutorial, Broadcast Designer Jason Brown will show you how to knock out a vector logo from Adobe Illustrator into a 3D logo in Maxons Cinema 4D. The tutorial also touches on basic texturing, lighting and animation. Fri, 21 Nov 2008 08:00:00 GMT MoGraph - Part IX - Using the Sound Effector https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/Mograph_beautiful_noise.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/Mograph_beautiful_noise.php In his last article in this series, Mylenium finally takes a look at working with sound in MoGraph, exploring techniques and tricks that will allow you to tie in sound with motion and create stunning visuals. Mon, 25 Dec 2006 08:00:00 GMT Creating the 3D Ribbon Effect https://library.creativecow.net/articles/rabinowitz_aharon/3D_Ribbon.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/rabinowitz_aharon/3D_Ribbon.php In this Video Tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz demonstrates how to quickly create the popular 3D ribbon effect in Maxon Cinema 4D and Maya. Mon, 11 Dec 2006 08:00:00 GMT Using the Tracer to Create the iPod Commercial https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/Mograph_ipod.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/Mograph_ipod.php With the Tracer tool covered in the last article, almost inevitably the current iPod nano ads spring to mind. Lets see what Mylenium has to tell us on how you cann approach recreating them inside Cinema 4D. Tue, 21 Nov 2006 08:00:00 GMT Painting with Light: The Tracer Object https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/Mograph_tracer.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/Mograph_tracer.php Looking at the Tracer tool, Mylenium provides some basic clues for creating the now ever more popular light streaks look using this tool as well as other techniques. Mon, 13 Nov 2006 08:00:00 GMT MoGraph Part VI: Text https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/MoGraph_text.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/MoGraph_text.php Providing a look at the MoGraph text tool and exploring how to use it along with other tools, Mylenium continues his series. Tue, 10 Oct 2006 07:00:00 GMT MoGraph Part V: Examples - Knowledge Applied https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/mograph_examples.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/mograph_examples.php In this part 5 of our Exploring MoGraph series, Mylenium demonstrates applying our acquired knowledge by analysing and studying a few examples. Thu, 21 Sep 2006 07:00:00 GMT MoGraph Part IV: Effectors - Individual Settings https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/Mograph_effectors2.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/Mograph_effectors2.php Following on with Effectors in this part 4 of the MoGraph series, Mylenium explains what each of them is good for and when you would use them. Fri, 01 Sep 2006 07:00:00 GMT MoGraph - Part III - Effectors - Shared Settings https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/Mograph_effectors1.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/Mograph_effectors1.php Now that we know how to create armies of clones, effectors will help us to control them. Learn how by downloading and viewing Myleniums article. Wed, 16 Aug 2006 07:00:00 GMT MoGraph Cloner II: Cloner, Matrix, Instance https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/Mograph_cloning2.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/Mograph_cloning2.php Continuing our series on the MoGraph, Mylenium takes another hard look at the Cloner and its associated Blend mode as well as the other two multiplication tools, the Matrix and Instance objects. Tue, 08 Aug 2006 07:00:00 GMT MoGraph - Part I - Cloner https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/MoGraph_cloning.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/MoGraph_cloning.php In this article, Mylenium is providing insights into the basic principles of working with the Cloner. Tue, 01 Aug 2006 07:00:00 GMT Cinema 4D 9.6 and MoGraph https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/MoGraph_Overview.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/MoGraph_Overview.php In this article, Mylenium is taking a long hard look at Cinema 4D and the new MoGraph module. When Maxon revealed it at NAB this year, everybody was excited and we are trying to find out, if it lives up to people's expectations. Fri, 14 Jul 2006 07:00:00 GMT How modo can make your life easier: Texture Baking https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/modo_bake.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/modo_bake.php Last time, CreativeCOW leader Mylenium showed you how to texture your logo. So far, modo is more or less just a modeler with a built-in renderer for still images. Since it has no animation or other tools of that kind, you may want may want to transfer your textures and models to other programs. In t Tue, 11 Jul 2006 07:00:00 GMT How modo can make your life easier: Texturing https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/modo_texture.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/modo_texture.php In part three of our series on Luxologys modo 201, CreativeCOW leader Mylenium will focus on texturing in modo. Next in the series hell discuss baking. Stay tuned. Wed, 05 Jul 2006 07:00:00 GMT How modo can make your life easier: Modeling https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/model.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mylenium/model.php In part two of our series on Luxologys modo 201, CreativeCOW leader Mylenium will focus on modeling in modo. Next in the series will discuss texturing. Stay tuned. Thu, 29 Jun 2006 07:00:00 GMT C4D 9.5: Real-World 3D Animation Production https://library.creativecow.net/bassett_doug/C4D_9-5_rev/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/bassett_doug/C4D_9-5_rev.php In this article, CreativeCOW.net contributing editor Doug Bassett reviews C4D 9.5: Real-World 3D Animation Production, by Larry Mitchell and published by Charles River Media; 1 edition; copyright (January 5, 2006), 432 pages; ISBN: 1584504374 and writes... ''If I had to tell you about this book in o Fri, 17 Feb 2006 09:01:00 GMT The Cinema 4D 9/9.1 Handbook https://library.creativecow.net/articles/groves_todd/cinema_4d_rev.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/groves_todd/cinema_4d_rev.php In this article, CreativeCOW.net contributing editor Todd Groves reviews The Cinema 4D 9/9.1 Handbook (Graphics Series) by Adam Watkins and Anson Call and published by Charles River Media; Book & CD-Rom edition, 426 pages, Copyright 2005, ISBN: 1584504021 and writes, ''...the moment I dove into it, Sat, 28 May 2005 07:00:00 GMT Xfrog 4 for Maya 6 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gil_kino/xfrog.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gil_kino/xfrog.php Kino Gil, noted film effects artist and host team leader of Creative Cow's Maya forum, gives his impressions of one "the best kept secrets" in Computer Graphics Imagery. He gives an honest view of some of the strengths and weaknesses of the system and concludes that Xfrog 4 for Maya 6 ''.. Tue, 15 Mar 2005 08:00:00 GMT Greg Serafin reviews: Cinema 4D The Artist's Project Sourcebook https://library.creativecow.net/articles/serafin_greg/c4d_sourcebook.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/serafin_greg/c4d_sourcebook.php Greg Serafin reviews CINEMA 4D: The Artist's Project Sourcebook written by Anne Powers, and published by CMP Books, 368 pages, July 2004, ISBN: 1-57820-242-6, and finds it to offer instruction and inspiration for users of Maxon's Cinema 4D, a powerful 3D modelling, animation and rendering software a Fri, 15 Oct 2004 07:00:00 GMT How to Control Keyframed Animation with XPresso https://library.creativecow.net/articles/dewar_john/XPresso.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/dewar_john/XPresso.php In this article, John demonstrates the use of XPresso to control playback of keyframed animation in Cinema 4D. This functionality is not built into the program, and the Time track in the timeline is inadequate for many situations. John looked for a solution and found a surprisingly straightforward m Thu, 07 Oct 2004 07:00:00 GMT Jannis Labelle reviews Digital Lighting & Rendering https://library.creativecow.net/articles/labelle_jannis/lighting.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/labelle_jannis/lighting.php Jannis Labelle takes a look at Lighting & Rendering by Jeremy Birn, George Maestri and published by New Riders. Read on to find out why this book changed Jannis' mind abut non-specific software books. Wed, 16 Jul 2003 07:00:00 GMT Building a Stable Soft IK Leg Rig using Cinema 4D R8 Mocca https://library.creativecow.net/articles/libisch_dan/soft_IK.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/libisch_dan/soft_IK.php After going through Maxon's Mime Mocca tutorial, Cactus Dan discovered that when he moved the controllers around, the rig didn't behave as he expected. He was quite discouraged and found himself almost at the point of giving up on Mocca and Soft IK, but needless to say, Cactus Dan is not one to easi Tue, 06 May 2003 07:00:00 GMT Jannis Labelle demonstrates modelling and animating a bird in flight https://library.creativecow.net/articles/labelle_jannis/Flight_Tutorial.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/labelle_jannis/Flight_Tutorial.php In this tutorial, Jannis Labelle demonstrates modelling and animating a bird in flight. This is a follow up of his head tutorial so he will not go into a great detail of describing techniques in minute detail, instead he will try to introduce you to some alternatives in modeling, texturing and anima Fri, 02 May 2003 07:00:00 GMT Mark Simpson demonstrates modelling arches https://library.creativecow.net/articles/simpson_mark/arches.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/simpson_mark/arches.php In this article Mark Simpson discusses a technique to to model arches using Cinema 4D. Fri, 14 Mar 2003 08:00:00 GMT Adam Tracksler reviews: Essential CG Lighting Techniques By Darren Booker https://library.creativecow.net/articles/tracksler_adam/lighting.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/tracksler_adam/lighting.php Adam Tracksler takes a look at Essential CG Lighting Techniques by Darren Booker. Read why Adam describes Essential CG Lighting Techniques ...''as an outstanding book that discusses the art of CG lighting in an intelligent, thoughtful, clear and informative way.'' Sat, 25 Jan 2003 08:00:00 GMT Texturing A Head in Cinema 4D https://library.creativecow.net/labelle_jannis/texturing/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/labelle_jannis/texturing.php In this tutorial, Jannis Labelle demonstrates texturing a head in Cinema 4D and Bodypaint. Jannis says this is the tutorial that he wished he had when he first learned about texturing a mesh. He's written this tutorial so that others won't have to go through the headaches that he went through. This Mon, 20 Jan 2003 08:00:00 GMT Digital Texturing & Painting by Owen Demers https://library.creativecow.net/articles/thompson_curtis/dpat_rev.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/thompson_curtis/dpat_rev.php CreativeCOW Technical Director, Curtis Thompson examines Digital Texturing & Painting by Owen Demers from New Riders. Fri, 06 Dec 2002 08:00:00 GMT