How To: Use a 2D bitmap image as a background in Cinema 4D

In this C4D-user's guide, you'll learn how to apply a 2D bitmap file as a background 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: 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: Slow down cloth simulations in MAXON Cinema 4D

This quick tip demonstrates a method of slowing down your cloth simulations. This method can be used with various other animation techniques that involve deformation of your objects at a point level. 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...

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: Create fins using the Extrude tool in MAXON Cinema 4D

This clip presents an overview of how to use the C4D Extrude tool to model fins. 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: Use the object axis tool in MAXON Cinema 4D

This clip presents a general introduction to the object axis tool in 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: Apply normal maps to textures in MAXON Cinema 4D

This tutorial takes a look at using normal maps to improve you textures—as well as looking at a quick use of Photoshop to make textures from photos. 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 a grassy landscape within MAXON Cinema 4D

This tutorials shows you how to set up a grassy scene, using C4D's Hair engine. Learn about the importance of lights and shadows and scene scale. 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: Navigate and use the MAXON Cinema 4D user interface

This clip presents a general introduction to MAXON C4D's GUI or graphical user interface. 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 the Cinema 4D UI yourself, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

How To: Fake a hardbody collision with cloth in Cinema 4D

In this clip, learn how to simulate a hardbody collision with cloth in MAXON 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: Create a simple walkcycle animation in MAXON Cinema 4D

This clip presents a walkthrough of how to model a walk walkcycle or walk cycle within MAXON 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: Get started using ThinkingParticles in Cinema 4D

Looking to get your start with ThinkingParticles? This exhaustive six-part video series presents a "gentle" introduction to using the ThinkingParticles rule-based particle system within Cinema 4D. For complete, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using ThinkingParticles in your own C4D projects, watch this 3D modelers guide.

How To: Create Target Effector MoGraphs in Cinema 4D

In this Cinema 4D tutorial, you'll see how to create a Target Effector MoGraph which is amazing. With only 4 simple steps, you can create a very special scene. Primitive Object, Cloner Object and Target Effector will be used in this tutorial. 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 sta...

How To: Trace animations and connect clones in Cinema 4D

Learn how to create dynamic lines in your projects by using the Cinema 4D Tracer Object in tandem with a Sweet Nurbs object. This free, eighteen-minute video Cinema 4D tutorial will show you everything you'll need to know. For more information, and to get started using the Tracer Object in your own Cinema 4D projects, watch this helpful guide.

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: 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.

How To: Animate the Inception Totem with Cinema 4D and Dynamics

This clip presents a general overview of how to replicate the spinning top from the science-fiction blockbuster Inception within MAXON 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: Create a science fiction-style sphere in MAXON Cinema 4D

In this clip, you'll learn how to create a sci-fi-style sphere 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.

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