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Making the Sun and controlling it using Xpresso in Cinema 4D

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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.



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Re: Making the Sun and controlling it using Xpresso in Cinema 4D
by Petr Seckar
Awesome tutorial, thanks!

One question though:

What if I want to use lens effects on the sun? I tried to but the reflexes are either seen only when looking directly into the light (not seen when the light point is covered by an object) or seen all the time (even when the light point is covered by an object). I'd like to get something like in this picture:

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/085/f/a/solar_eclipse_by_tpbarratt-d...

Thanks ;-)
Re: Making the Sun and controlling it using Xpresso in Cinema 4D
by Graham Quince
Hi,

I think you might have to cheat to achieve this. If you place a light with lens flare on the edge of your sun and keyframe its intensity to match when you want it to appear that should work, but I can't see how this could be automated. If you look at that image you posted the lens flare is centred on the visible light not the sun"s centre.

Hope that helps

Graham

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by Petr Seckar
I noticed that the lens flare is generated by the light source on the edge. I was wondering whether I can make an animation where the sun is at first fully covered by a planet and then the camera is slowly moving backward and the planet uncovers the sun. I'll try this intensity thing, it'll probably do. But I guess I'll have to also move the light source when the sun gets bigger. Here comes my often-used method trial and error :)

Thanks for your answer!
Re: Making the Sun (and controlling it using Xpresso) in Cinema 4D
by kyazze allan
it's cool,thanks dude.


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