Hot CINEMA 4D How-Tos

How To: Use Thinking Particles in Cinema 4D

Learn how to use Thinking Particles in Cinema 4D. Working with these programs could be pretty complicated if you're not sure what you're doing, but this two-part tutorial covers some important topics when using Thinking Particles. As the name suggests, it is a particle-based system, just so you know.

How To: Model with the NURBS tools in MAXON Cinema 4D

This tutorail presents an overview of C4D's various NURBS modeling features (including Hyper NURBS, Extrude NURBS, Lathe NURBS, Loft NURBS, Sweep NURBS and the Bezier NURBS tools). 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: Destroy a modeled object with SilverBullet in Cinema4D

This tutorial covers building a brick wall and destroying it nicely using SilverBullet for Cinema4D and a little custom Xpresso. 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 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: 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 a 3D model of a cartoon cat in Cinema 4D

In this short Cinema C4D tutorial, you'll see how to create a space cat character using low-poly modeling and HyperNURBs. 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 low-poly Space Cat, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

How To: Create a basic hand rig within MAXON Cinema 4D

This tutorial covers the C4D rigging system, applying it a model of a hand. It goes from start to finish covering all the different aspects of the technique. 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 an biological surface with a Metaball in C4D

This clip presents detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create an organic surface with a Metaball Object 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 using this effect in your own bio surfaces, 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: 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 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: 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: Use sub polygon displacement in MAXON Cinema 4D

In this C4D user's guide, you'll learn how to use sub polygon displacement in your projects. 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 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: Set up and animate a book in MAXON Cinema 4D

This tutorial presents a lesson in how to use MoGraph to set up and animate a book. 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 landscape-style title text in MAXON Cinema 4D

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create natural, landscape-style title text and logos 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: 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: Light a subject with a luminance channel in Cinema 4D

In this C4D user's guide, see how to light a subject using luminance channels. 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: 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 multicolored fur and hair in MAXON Cinema 4D

This tutorial will show you how to make your hair module materials multi-colored. There are also some tips on setting up lights to help sell the hairy look. 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 rainbow-colored hair in your own Cinema 4D projects, watch this 3D model...

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: Model and texture a 3D beach ball in MAXON Cinema 4D

This tutorial presents a lesson on how to model and texture and beach ball 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: Create a soft shadow effect in MAXON Cinema 4D

This clip offers a lesson in how to create soft shadows 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: 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: 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 Sherlock Holmes-style movie titles in Cinema 4D

Want to recreate the look of the titles used in Guy Ritchie's 2009 adaptation of Sherlock Holmes? See how it's done with this Cinema 4D lesson. 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 detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

How To: Export a scene from Cinema 4D to Adobe After Effects

See how to prepare your renders in Cinema 4D for export into After Effects. This tutorial also delves into the process of importing your render into After Effects and adding materials to your 3D scene. For more (and better) information, including step-by-step instructions, and to get started transfering your own work from Cinema 4D to After Effects, watch this free video software lesson.

How To: Light a night scene in Cinema 4D

In this video series, our expert John Carstarphen will show you how to create boolean scripts, create the first light, streetlights, mood, and depth. He will also show you how to edit colors, do a graduated background, add illumination, and how to use volumetric light and shadows.

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