Hot CINEMA 4D How-Tos

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: Model a streamlined octopus character in Cinema 4D

In this short video tutorial, you'll see how to create a Space Octopus character using Low Poly Modeling (Box Modeling) and HyperNURBS 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 Space Octopus, 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: 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: 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: 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 3D characters via polygon modeling in Cinema 4D

In this short C4D user's, you'll see how to create a simple 3D character using polygon modeling and hyperNURBS. The end result is a very low poly model. 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 characters, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

How To: Use the Cloner in MoGraph for CINEMA 4D

n this article, Mylenium is providing insights into the basic principles of working with the Cloner tool in MoGraph for CINEMA 4D. He'll take a hard look at the Cloner and its associated "Blend" mode as well as the other two multiplication tools, the Matrix and Instance objects. Use the Cloner in MoGraph for CINEMA 4D - Part 1 of 2.

How To: Morph objects with Thinking Particles in Cinema 4D

Learn how to morph one object into another using the Thinking Particles module of 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: 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: 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 straight & premultiplied alpha channels in Cinema 4D

This tutorial discusses the differences between a straight and a premultiplied Alpha channel in Cinema 4D. Learn how to spot the difference and ensure you interpret your files correctly when setting up your composite. 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 ...

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: 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 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: 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: 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 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 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: 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 liquid logos with RealFlow in MAXON Cinema 4D

This tutorial, inspired by the new SyFy channel idents, will teach you the basics of using RealFlow with 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: 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: Create a 3D model of a chair in MAXON Cinema 4D

In this C4D user's guide, you'll learn to model and render a simple 3D chair within 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 animated texture with the alpha channel in C4D

In this clip, you'll learn how to animate textures with the alpha channel 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 trick in your own Cinema 4D projects, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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