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Creating the 3D Ribbon Effect

Creating the 3D Ribbon Effect
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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.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Aharon Rabinowitz
Cinema 4D
Using the Tracer to Create the iPod Commercial

Using the Tracer to Create the iPod Commercial
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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.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Mylenium
Cinema 4D
Painting with Light: The Tracer Object

Painting with Light: The Tracer Object
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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.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Mylenium
Cinema 4D
MoGraph Part VI: Text

MoGraph Part VI: Text
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Providing a look at the MoGraph text tool and exploring how to use it along with other tools, Mylenium continues his series.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Mylenium
Cinema 4D
MoGraph Part V: Examples - Knowledge Applied

MoGraph Part V: Examples - Knowledge Applied
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In this part 5 of our Exploring MoGraph series, Mylenium demonstrates applying our acquired knowledge by analysing and studying a few examples.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Mylenium
Cinema 4D
MoGraph Part IV: Effectors - Individual Settings

MoGraph Part IV: Effectors - Individual Settings
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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.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Mylenium
Cinema 4D
MoGraph - Part III - Effectors - Shared Settings

MoGraph - Part III - Effectors - Shared Settings
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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.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Mylenium
Cinema 4D
MoGraph Cloner II: Cloner, Matrix, Instance

MoGraph Cloner II: Cloner, Matrix, Instance
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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.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Mylenium
Cinema 4D
MoGraph - Part I - Cloner

MoGraph - Part I - Cloner
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In this article, Mylenium is providing insights into the basic principles of working with the Cloner.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Mylenium
Cinema 4D
Cinema 4D 9.6 and MoGraph

Cinema 4D 9.6 and MoGraph

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.

Review
Mylenium
Cinema 4D
How modo can make your life easier: Texture Baking

How modo can make your life easier: Texture Baking
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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 this video, Mylenium will demonstrate how to do just that.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Mylenium
Cinema 4D
How modo can make your life easier: Texturing

How modo can make your life easier: Texturing
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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.

Review, Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Mylenium
Cinema 4D
How modo can make your life easier: Modeling

How modo can make your life easier: Modeling
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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.

Review, Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Mylenium
Cinema 4D
C4D 9.5: Real-World 3D Animation Production

C4D 9.5: Real-World 3D Animation Production

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 one sentence it would be that this book is the extension of the C4D Quick Start manual. You will learn much more about the 'how to' than the Quick Start and like the Quick Start, you will not get an explanation of the tools or why something works the way it does, but you will remain focused on the 'how to' and the project goal.''

Review
Doug Bassett
Cinema 4D
The Cinema 4D 9/9.1 Handbook

The Cinema 4D 9/9.1 Handbook

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, I soon breathed a sigh of relief. Adam wastes no space between the front and back cover.'' and ''Though Adam indicates that The Cinema 4D 9/9.1 Handbook is 'best for beginners' most any user of Cinema 4D of any level of expertise will most likely find useful and helpful information inside the covers of this book''

Review
Todd Groves
Cinema 4D
Xfrog 4 for Maya 6

Xfrog 4 for Maya 6

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 ''..one of the best and most powerful 'plugins' for Maya I have found yet.''

Review
Joaquin Gil
Cinema 4D
Greg Serafin reviews: Cinema 4D The Artist's Project Sourcebook

Greg Serafin reviews: Cinema 4D The Artist's Project Sourcebook

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 application. Often an high-end app may prove intimidating to the newbie and yet the advanced user may seek more complex uses and desire further instruction. Anne Powers provides to a broad audience an excellent and interesting textbook manual. In one sentence: If, like yours truly, you are that kind of a person for whom reading manuals sits somewhere close to the end of your priorities list, then this book is for you

Review
Greg Serafin
Cinema 4D
How to Control Keyframed Animation with XPresso

How to Control Keyframed Animation with XPresso

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 method.

Tutorial
John Starr Dewar
Cinema 4D
Jannis Labelle reviews Digital Lighting & Rendering

Jannis Labelle reviews Digital Lighting & Rendering

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.

Review
Jannis Labelle
Cinema 4D
Building a Stable Soft IK Leg Rig using Cinema 4D R8 Mocca

Building a Stable Soft IK Leg Rig using Cinema 4D R8 Mocca

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 easily give up. In this tutorial, Cactus Dan Libisch shares what he learned by working through the problems.

Tutorial
Cactus Dan Libisch
Cinema 4D
Jannis Labelle demonstrates modelling and animating a bird in flight

Jannis Labelle demonstrates modelling and animating a bird in flight

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 animation. It is a tutorial for intermediate level users, you would need to know your way around the view ports, tools, the Attribute Manager and be comfortable with using Photoshop. Still, even as a beginner you will find a lot of information here, so with a bit of effort you should get going.The task will be to model a bird, texture it and animate it, using some shortcuts to demonstrate that there many ways to skin a cat, or a bird for that matter.

Tutorial
Jannis Labelle
Cinema 4D
Mark Simpson demonstrates modelling arches

Mark Simpson demonstrates modelling arches

In this article Mark Simpson discusses a technique to to model arches using Cinema 4D.

Tutorial
Mark Simpson
Cinema 4D
Adam Tracksler reviews: Essential CG Lighting Techniques By Darren Booker

Adam Tracksler reviews: Essential CG Lighting Techniques By Darren Booker

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.''

Review
Adam Tracksler
Cinema 4D
Texturing A Head in Cinema 4D

Texturing A Head in Cinema 4D

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 is not a tutorial for beginners.

Tutorial
Jannis Labelle
Cinema 4D
Digital Texturing & Painting by Owen Demers

Digital Texturing & Painting by Owen Demers

CreativeCOW Technical Director, Curtis Thompson examines Digital Texturing & Painting by Owen Demers from New Riders.

Review
Curtis Thompson
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