How To: Make a helicopter animation in MAXON Cinema 4D

In this C4D video lesson, you'll learn how to create and render a simple 3D helicopter animation in Cinema 4D. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, including complete instructions, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

How To: Create a camera controller with nulls in Cinema 4D

In this clip, learn how to create a camera controller using nulls and user data. This makes animating a camera in a scene much easier. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, and to get started using this trick in your own Cinema 4D projects, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

How To: Create & save layouts in CINEMA 4D

This tutorial will show you how to create and save layouts in CINEMA 4D. The process is similar to doing the same in After Effects 7.0 in which panes and panels within the application can be moved around quickly and effortlessly to create a custom workspace, or several different workspaces that are custom tailored to the way you work.

How To: Create 3D roof tiles in MAXON Cinema 4D

This clip presents a quick lesson on how to model 3D roof tiles within C4D without using modules. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, including complete instructions, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

How To: Quickly add points to a spline within MAXON Cinema 4D

In this clip, learn a handy shortcut for quickly adding points to a spline within C4D. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, including complete instructions, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

How To: Solve phong problems when working in MAXON Cinema 4D

This clip demonstrates a quick workaround for the phong problem on objects more complex than cubes or spheres. To wit: Bake the normals. With a normal map included in the outer texture of the object there should be no cracks visible until the pieces are falling apart. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various features and filters, you're sure to be we...

How To: Use the Cloner Sort option in MoGraph for Cinema 4D

This clip presents an introduction to the Cloner Sort tool and the Random Effector Sorted mode of MoGraph for Cinema4D. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, and to get started using this trick in your own Cinema 4D projects, watch this 3D modeler's guide. Use the Cloner Sort option in MoGraph ...

How To: Use the Point Cache deformer in Cinema 4D

This clip discusses a technique for using the point cache tag and point cache deformer in Cinema4D. It will show you how to cache your objects deformation and then use this on many more duplicate objects without increasing the overall filesize in the same way that you would if you used duplicate cached tags. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this...

How To: Save incrementally in CINEMA 4D if you know AE

In After Effects 6.5, Adobe introduced Incremental saves. Rather than waiting for the auto-save to catch the latest revision to your project, incremental save allows you to manually save a new file, incrementing the name of your project in numeric integers. CINEMA 4D does the same. And with a little configuration, you can make it act exactly the same as in After Effects.

How To: Create and use volumetric lighting in Cinema 4D

In this C4D user's guide, see how to create and employ volumetric lighting. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, and to get started using this trick in your own Cinema 4D projects, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

How To: Import tracking data from SynthEyes into Cinema 4D

This video tutorial discusses how to use SynthEyes camera tracking data within Cinema 4D or C4D. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, and to get started using this trick in your own Cinema 4D projects, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

How To: Use camera navigation when working in MAXON Cinema 4D

This quick C4D user's guide presents a general overview of camera navigation. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, and to get started using this trick in your own Cinema 4D projects, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

How To: Control hair & fur settings with UV maps in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial, you will learn how to utilise UV maps for both root colour and hair length. This guide also offers a quick look at polygon selection tags and organising a scene with hair objects as well. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, and to get started using this trick in your own Cin...

How To: Export a Cinema 4D project to After Effects

In this clip, you'll learn how to export a clip from Cinema 4D to Adobe After Effects. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, and to get started exporting your own Cinema 4D projects to AE, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

How To: Create a 3D model of an American football in Cinema 4D

See how to create a simple model of an American football wheen working in Cinema 4D. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, and to get started creating and rendering your own 3D mushrooms, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

How To: Model a perfect circle within a polygon in Cinema 4D

In the 13th century, Giotto demonstrated his art skills to the pope by drawing a perfect circle freehand. This can be just as challenging in the digital age as it was in his time. This video will teach you how to create a perfect circle within a polygon using meshflow in Cinema 4D. It may not get you a job with the pope, but it will improve your 3D modeling skills.

How To: Create hairy gonads in Cinema 4D using chicken legs

If you've ever wondered how you could possibly create hairy balls in Cinema 4D, wonder no more. This video tutorial shows you how you can use the software and a picture of chicken legs to reproduce the texture of human balls and a scrotum. Follow along with smearballs as he shows you how to copy and clone the texture of chicken legs, create the balls themselves, and the scrotum. Check it out yourself!

How To: Use the preview range in CINEMA 4D

If you use After Effects you have become familiar with the Work Area, a range of time that allows you to focus on a specific range of time. You can work exclusively in this area, or work in the larger time of the composition, only to preview or render that area of time when you go out to final. In CINEMA 4D, users can achieve similar results using the Preview Range. This tutorial will show you how.

How To: Kern and typeset in Cinema 4D

Despite a lack of native kerning tools for typesetting in Cinema 4D, it is possible with a little bit of effort. Letters and characters can be spaced individually using Mograph and the plane effector. Another solution is to first kern the entire block of text externally using Illustrator and Photoshop, and then import into Cinema 4D.

How To: Choose the right computer for design and compositing

Increased productivity in Cinema 4D (or other processor-intensive applications) does not always have a linear correlation wtih the speed of the machine that the work is performed on. Nick Campbell of Greyscale Gorilla explains what exactly it is that a fast machine allows one to do, what kind of machine to get, and what kind of work can one expect to do on it.

How To: Create a metallic 3D logo with Cinema 4D and Photoshop

Create a three-dimensional logo in Cinema 4D and Photoshop with realistic lighting, reflection and shadows. The render is created in 3D inside Cinema 4D using Mograph Text and a bend deformer, textured and lit for initial reflections, and polished in Photoshop with blending modes, blurs and curves. Greyscale Gorilla demonstrates in this informative hour-long video.

How To: Add dynamics to concave objects in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial, create concave objects in Cinema 4D such that particle objects behave and interact realistically with the concave object. The automatic setting for objects is configured in a way that simplifies calculation and speeds up rendering time. By changing the automatic setting within Cinema 4D, the physical properties of concave and curved objects are calculated more thoroughly and are rendered more realistically.

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