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Cinema 4D
Multi Shader and Clones in Cinema 4D

Multi Shader and Clones in Cinema 4D
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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.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Chris Martin
Cinema 4D
Cinema 4D: Containing Pyrocluster Particles Within An Object

Cinema 4D: Containing Pyrocluster Particles Within An Object
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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.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Bill Kelly
Cinema 4D
Making the Sun and controlling it using Xpresso in Cinema 4D

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.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Graham Quince
Cinema 4D
Creative Clouds in Cinema 4D

Creative Clouds in Cinema 4D
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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 formations. The sky is the limit!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Bill Kelly
Cinema 4D
Cinema 4D Boot Camp: Texturing

Cinema 4D Boot Camp: Texturing
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In this chapter of the Cinema 4D introductory series, we take a look at some basic texturing principles.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Neal Barenblat
Cinema 4D
CInema 4D Boot Camp: Animation

CInema 4D Boot Camp: Animation
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In the Animation chapter of the Cinema 4D introductory series, we take a look at the tools provided to accomplish basic animation.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Neal Barenblat
Cinema 4D
Cinema 4D Boot Camp: Modeling

Cinema 4D Boot Camp: Modeling
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In the modeling section of our Cinema 4D introductory series, we take a look at the essential tools needed to become awesome modelers!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Neal Barenblat
Cinema 4D
Cinema 4D Boot Camp: Interface

Cinema 4D Boot Camp: Interface
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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.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Neal Barenblat
Cinema 4D
Creating a Leather Armchair: A Modeling Extravaganza

Creating a Leather Armchair: A Modeling Extravaganza
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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!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Neal Barenblat
Cinema 4D
Part Two: Water Tutorial using MoGraph

Part Two: Water Tutorial using MoGraph
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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.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Neal Barenblat
Cinema 4D
Part One: Water Tutorial using MoGraph

Part One: Water Tutorial using MoGraph
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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.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Neal Barenblat
Cinema 4D
Cinema 4D: Making Objects Interact with Grass

Cinema 4D: Making Objects Interact with Grass
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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 Pro

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Neal Barenblat
Cinema 4D
Part 1: News Intro Composition

Part 1: News Intro Composition
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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. I'll also introduce my Softbox preset for Cinema 4D that I constructed inspired by GreyScale Gorilla's (no legal issues here - 100% self made).

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Neal Barenblat
Cinema 4D
Stop Motion Text with Cinema 4D

Stop Motion Text with Cinema 4D
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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.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Neal Barenblat
Cinema 4D
Poser & Vue Integration Within C4D

Poser & Vue Integration Within C4D
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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 just a little longer then this 5 1/2 minute tutorial to put that content into C4D for integrated scenes and robust animations.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Jiggy Gaton
Cinema 4D
Cinema 4D 11.5: MoDynamics

Cinema 4D 11.5: MoDynamics
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In this video tutorial, Creative COW leader Chris Martin takes a look at MoDynamics in Cinema 4D 11.5.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Chris Martin
Cinema 4D
Spooky Wall Tracking

Spooky Wall Tracking
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In this video tutorial, Chris Martin shows you how to create a hole in a wall and track it using Syntheyes and Cinema 4D.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Chris Martin
Red Giant plug-ins
Recreating a Classic 1950's Science Fiction Show Opening

Recreating a Classic 1950's Science Fiction Show Opening
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In this episode of Red Giant TV, Chad Perkins shows you how he built the various elements he used to re-create of the opening sequence from the classic sci-fi TV series, the Twilight Zone. In the tutorial Chad gives you tons of valuable hints and techniques for use in Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and Maxon Cinema 4D.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Chad Perkins
Cinema 4D
Fracture Text Breaking News Open

Fracture Text Breaking News Open
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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.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Jason Brown
Cinema 4D
Vector Logo to 3D LogoVector Logo to 3D Logo
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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.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Jason Brown
Cinema 4D
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
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 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
Adobe Photoshop
How modo can make your life easier: Image Synth

How modo can make your life easier: Image Synth
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In this series of articles CreatveCOW leader Mylenium takes a look at Luxologys modo 201 and how it can help you make your daily work more efficient even if you are not yet a 3D artist. Moreover he tries to provide some guidance why you possibly should consider it to complement your arsenal if you are already using 3D programs such as Maxons Cinema 4D. In this first video, Mylenium looks at a part of modo that isnt actually a part of modo. Included in the package is ImageSynth which is a standalone plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS or later and Mylenium will demonstrate how and why you should use it.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Mylenium
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
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
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
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
Modeling a Head in C4D

Modeling a Head in C4D

In this tutorial, Jannis Labelle demonstrates modeling a head using the Edge-Extrude plugin. This is a tutorial for intermediate or advanced Modelers with Cinema 4D who already have an understanding of the modeling capabilities of the software. Although enthusiastic beginners can follow also with a little bit of perseverance. Jannis has tried to include as many screen shots as possible and tries to make the instructions clear and let the pictures talk for themselves. Of course this techniques can be easely followed with any program that can extrude edges, like Maya for instance.

Tutorial
Jannis Labelle
Cinema 4D
Modeling and Animating a Rat with HyperNURBS

Modeling and Animating a Rat with HyperNURBS

In this tutorial, Sven Hauth demonstrates creating a more complex character with Cinema 4D XL 6.1 or above, a kind of a rat on two legs. He starts with the modeling process, then creates a bone skeleton and finally animates a simple walkcycle. Basic knowledge of C4D is helpful.

Tutorial
Sven Hauth
Cinema 4D
Rigging a sun for facial animation in Cinema 4DRigging a sun for facial animation in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial, Sven Hauth will discuss the task of facial animation, and the methods that Cinema offers us to deal with it. Facial animation in this case means that he will primarily talk about animating the mouth - once you can do this, you can apply the same concepts to any other part of the face or whatever you would like to animate. After finishing it, you should be able to make your own characters talk and express emotion.

Tutorial
Sven Hauth
Cinema 4D
Ping Pong

Ping Pong

In the beginning was the idea to get to know Cinema's bone and IK capabilities by making a simple character walk. There is a sculpture of two ping pong playing nuts-and-bolts guys in my bookshelf that I wanted to come alive. Eventually the idea of making one of them walk developed into a 45 sec. ping pong game.

Tutorial
Sven Hauth
Cinema 4D
Cinema 4D import: Simple Color Correction

Cinema 4D import: Simple Color Correction

With AfterEffects 5.5, Adobe has truly delivered C4D users an excellent solution to assembling all of your 3D pieces. Cinema 4D and AfterEffects are a very powerful combination, and in this 3-part tutorial series, Thorn shows you how to get started in the world of multipass.

Tutorial
Thorn
Cinema 4D
Maxon Cinema 4D 7: A Workshop for 2D/3D Graphics ProsMaxon Cinema 4D 7: A Workshop for 2D/3D Graphics Pros

In this article, Mark Simpson thoroughly explores the book Maxon Cinema 4D 7:A Workshop for 2D/3D Graphics Pros by Arndt von Koenigsmarck of Vreel-3D. In his review Mark looks at reasons why he thinks the book published by Peachpit Press is of genuine value as a resource.

Review
Mark Simpson
Cinema 4D
Randy Rives reviews 'The Cinema 4D XL Handbook (Graphic Series)' by Adam WatkinsRandy Rives reviews 'The Cinema 4D XL Handbook (Graphic Series)' by Adam Watkins

In this article, Randy Rives examines the book ''Cinema 4D XL (Graphic Series)'' by Adam Watkins. In his review, Randy gives his why he thinks you should buy the book published by Charles River Media.

Review
Randy Rives
Cinema 4D
Simulating Fluid Dynamics using the BhodiNUT Proximal Shader

Simulating Fluid Dynamics using the BhodiNUT Proximal Shader

In this article, Mark Simpson demonstrates how to use the BhodiNUT 'Proximal' shader in the displacement channel of a standard material to simulate the ripples created when an object is dropped into a body of water.This project requires Cinema 4D XL V7 or later (no external plug-ins are required).

Tutorial
Mark Simpson
Cinema 4D
Snow Top Mountain Tutorial

Snow Top Mountain Tutorial

In this tutorial, Cactus Dan creates a snow covered mountain using Cinema 4D XL 7.3 and the bhodiNut NUKEI shader.

Tutorial
Cactus Dan Libisch
Cinema 4D
Using the SplinMotion Plug-in to build an Animation Rig in Cinema 4D XL6

Using the SplinMotion Plug-in to build an Animation Rig in Cinema 4D XL6

This article will demonstrate how to set up the SplinMotion Plug-in to build an animation rig allowing you to animate a fire hose by moving only one null. The article will not focus on the modeling or texturing aspects of the project as they're really not important, but rather the rig used to animate the spline from which the firehose is formed. This principle can be used to animate any spline based model.

Tutorial
Mark Simpson
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