Create Wood Block or Cast Metal Type In Cinema 4D

You know I like me some text tutorials!  Here’s another one where I’ll teach you how to recreate a wood block or cast metal embossed type style and create it procedurally so it is easily edited and iterated without having to create a bump channel map for every letter or ever leaving Cinema 4D for Photoshop.  Using this workflow, it’s possible to perfect the look of one type block and use it as a template for the other type blocks you need for your scene by simply duplicating it and changing the shape of the block and the letter or font.

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  • Jason grace

    Exactly what I needed, I’ve never been here before but I’ll be back. Thank you so much.

  • stef

    Hi Ed, there are no more playback controls on the vid ?
    Not being harsh but it feels really uncomfortable not being able to scrub through and to see the actual lenght of it

    • eyedesyn

      That’s odd. The controls show up for me. I did change some options but ill change them back to the default settings. Thanks for watching!

  • Lork O’Shanahan

    Is this the new wood shader in R14?

    • eyedesyn

      Hi Lork-

      No it’s just a wood texture I got from

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  • daveglanz

    Great tip buddy! Could have used this with that Military Channel project :)