Hot CINEMA 4D How-Tos

How To: Create and use Xrefs when working in MAXON Cinema 4D

This tutorial looks at streamlining your C4D workflow, organizing your assets and working with groups. Xrefs can be incredibly useful and as well as helping you to stay organized can also hugely reduce hard drive space used. 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 tr...

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: Animate a car crash in Cinema 4D

In this video series, our expert John Carstarphen will show you how to place objects on the floor, set animation, test motion, and use explosion effects. He will also teach you how to use the cluster tabs, teach you all about gravity, acceleration, subdivisions, and rotation in cinema 4D.

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 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 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: 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: 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 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: Speed up your C4D workflow with keyboard shortcuts

Want to speed up your C4D workflow? You're in luck: This clip offers an overview of Cinema 4D's most useful keyboard shortcuts. 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 these shortcuts in your own Cinema 4D projects, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

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: 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 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: 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 a branching network effect in MAXON Cinema 4D

Learn how to create a branching network within C4D with this video 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, including complete instructions, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

How To: Create a simple UFO when modeling in MAXON Cinema 4D

Learn how to create a 3D UFO in MAXON Cinema 4D (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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 3D model of a mushroom in Cinema 4D

In this Cinema 4D tutorial, you'll see how to model a low-poly mushroom in less than three minutes. 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: Use Soft Body Tags in MAXON Cinema 4D R12

This clip presents a general introduction to the new Soft Body Tag feature in MAXON C4D R12. 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 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: 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: Use the material attributes window in MAXON Cinema 4D

This quick tip shows one way of using the material attributes window to preview your material on different objects. It also takes a look at using and setting up the content browser. 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 material attributes window in your own Cinema ...

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 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: Make a realistic flying flag in MAXON Cinema 4D

Create a realistic fluttering flag animation in Cinema 4D! This clip will show you how it's done. 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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