Hot CINEMA 4D How-Tos

How To: Create a 3D extruded world map in MAXON Cinema 4D

This tutorial presents a lesson on how to create a 3D extruded world 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, including complete instructions, 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: 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: 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: Create high-dynamic range images in MAXON Cinema 4D

This tutorial presents a lesson in generating high-dynamic range images (HDRI) 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: Create a 3D model of a children's book in Cinema 4D

Learn how to model a fairytale Book in Cinema 4D with this video walkthrough. 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 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 & 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 a simple growing tree animation in Cinema 4D

This tutorial will show you how to create a simple scene of a stylised tree growing out of the ground. You'll also learn a few settings needed to add snow to your scene, using PyroCluster. 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, ...

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: Create text splines when working in MAXON Cinema 4D

This clip teaches you how to use a text spline object with a sweep NURBs. There is also a tip on using the sweep NURBs to animate your text. 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 Aim parameters in the Cinema 4D Constraint Tag

This clip introduces the Constraint Tag and specifically looks at the use of the Aim parameters. If you make use of the Target Tag in Cinema4D, then watch this tutorial to see how the Constraint Tag could open up a lot of extra possibilities. 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: 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: Set up an HDRI scene in MAXON Cinema 4D

This simple tutorial explains how to set up an HDRI scene within MAXON 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 trick in your own Cinema 4D projects, watch this 3D modeler's 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: Incorporate and apply shaders in CINEMA 4D

This three-part tutorial goes over how easy it is to incorporate and apply shaders within your 3D project in CINEMA 4D (release 9). The first part goes over material properties, the second goes over using Deepshade, and the last goes over manipulating default lighting to get a quick preview of the specular attributes of your textures.

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: 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: Model with files from Adobe Illustrator in Cinema 4D

In this C4D user's guide, you'll learn how to import and model from images generated in Adobe Illustrator. 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...

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