In this tutorial, you’ll get an intro to the Mograph Module’s Shader Effector in Cinema 4D and why you should probably never use the Random Effector ever again!

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Topics covered include:

• Differences between Random Effector and the Shader Effector
• The many benefits of using the Shader Effector
• Using Mograph Color Shader to color clones
• Using an image to apply materials to clones
• Using the Loop Period to easily loop noise
• Using Physical Camera to create depth of field blur and Chromatic Abberation
• Adding Glows
If you have any questions about the Mograph Shader Effector in Cinema 4D, post them in the comments section!  If you create any cool HUD elements using this technique, be sure to share it with me on TwitterInstagram, Facebook, or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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Cinema 4D, Lighting, Octane, Rendering, Texturing

In this tutorial, David Ariew gives a comprehensive overview of Otoy Octane Render for Cinema 4D & provides super helpful workflow tips while breaking down a scene from his Spaceman music video.

Want to see more tutorials from David?  Be sure to show him some love, follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and leave some comments in the comments section & let us know about any Octane tutorials you’d like to see in the future!

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Topics covered include:

• Learning about the inexpensive OctaneVR subscription option
• A brief overview of how Octane Render works inside of Cinema 4D
• Converting non-compatible C4D textures into Octane Shaders
• Covering Blackbody Emissions to allow geometry to emit light
• Overview of the Octane Node Editor to create slick Octane Materials
• Ways to reduce grain showing in your render with Light Sampling Rates
• Overview of Octane Camera controls and Depth of Field
• Using grunge maps from www.poliigon.com

If you have any questions about HDRI Lighting Using Octane Render in Cinema 4D, post them in the comments section! If you create anything using this technique, be sure to share it with me on TwitterInstagram, Facebook, or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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After Effects, Cinema 4D, Sketch & Toon

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a cool HUD scan line effect inspired by a scene in the live action Ghost in the Shell movie by using Cinema 4D’s Sketch and Toon!

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Topics covered include:

• Covering Sketch & Toon effect basics
• Learning about the Contour Line type
• Using Patterned Lines to create dotted lines
• Covering Sketch Material options to create tech lines
• Using Sketch Style Tags to apply Sketch Materials to individual objects
• Using Material Selection Tags with Sketch Style Tags
• Compositing in After Effects to add Glows, Blurs & Color Correction
If you have any questions about Creating the Ghost in the Shell HUD Effect with Sketch & Toon in Cinema 4D , post them in the comments section! If you create any cool HUD effects using this technique, be sure to share it with me on TwitterInstagram, Facebook, or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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After Effects, Cinema 4D, Cinema 4D Lite, MoGraph

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create isometric style designs inside of Cinema 4D and After Effects!

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Topics covered include:

• Easily creating a maze using the Maze Generator Website
• Differences between Isometric and Parallel cameras in Cinema 4D
• Creating an Isometric Camera inside of Cinema 4D that is compatible with compositing elements in After Effects using Cineware
• Using Cineware to composite 3D elements with 3D layers in After Effects
• Learning how to create an Isometric Camera completely inside of After Effects
• Using Extruded Shape Layers in After Effects using the Cinema 4D Renderer
• Tip and tricks for creating an animation using an Isometric Camera

If you have any questions about Creating Isometric Animations in Cinema 4D and After Effects, post them in the comments section!  If you create anything using this technique, be sure to share it with me on TwitterInstagram, Facebook, or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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Cinema 4D, Lighting, Octane, Rendering

In this tutorial David Ariew will break down this scene I made using Physical Renderer in a previous tutorial and demonstrate how it compares to an Octane Render workflow!

Want to see more tutorials from David? Be sure to show him some love, follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and leave some comments in the comments section & let us know about any Octane tutorials you’d like to see in the future!

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Topics covered include:

• Converting Cinema 4D materials to Octane shaders
• Using HDRI images to light your scene in Octane
• Recreating non-compatible C4D textures using Octane Shaders
• Covering how different HDRI images affect a scene
• Brief overview of Octane render options
• Tips for optimizing your scenes render time

If you have any questions about HDRI Lighting Using Octane Render in Cinema 4D, post them in the comments section! If you create anything using this technique, be sure to share it with me on TwitterInstagram, Facebook, or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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After Effects, Cinema 4D, MoGraph, Rendering

In this tutorial you’ll learn a few tips and tricks to help composite Cinema 4D 3D renders into footage using Adobe After Effects!

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Topics covered include:

• Quickly setting up our 3D object in Cinema 4D, matching lighting, camera view of our footage.
• Discussing imperfections you may find in video footage and how to apply those imperfections to your 3D footage
• Color correcting your 3D render to match the colors in your video footage
• Completing a full comp color grade to help unify the 3D render and footage
• Adding vignettes to lead a viewers eye to the hero of the scene

If you have any questions about Tips for Compositing Cinema 4D Renders into Footage in After Effects, post them in the comments section!  If you create anything using this technique, be sure to share it with me on TwitterInstagram, Facebook, or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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Cinema 4D, Cinema 4D Lite, Lighting, Rendering, Texturing

In this tutorial you’ll get an intro to using HDRI’s to realistically light your scene using Global Illumination and Physical Renderer in Cinema 4D!

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Topics covered include:

• Applying reflective materials using Reflectance Channel
• Using Ambient Occlusion for realistic shading
• Loading up HDRI images and applying them to Sky Objects
• Covering how different HDRI images affect a scene
• Learning how to use Global Illumination to use HDRI luminance information to realistically light your scene
• Brief overview of GI options
• Tips for optimizing your scenes render time

If you have any questions about HDRI Lighting Using Global Illumination in Cinema 4D, post them in the comments section! If you create anything using this technique, be sure to share it with me on TwitterInstagram, Facebook, or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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Animation, Cinema 4D, Rigging

In this tutorial you’ll get an intro intro Mechanical IK rigging and animating in Cinema 4D!

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Topics covered include:

• The differences between FK (Forward Kinematics) and IK (Inverse Kinematics)
• Setting up the correct object hierarchy for rigging
• Introduction to the IK Tag and IK Goals & Poles
• Learning about Freeze Transformations & Reset PSR
• Using the Constraint Tag ‘Up Vector’ option
• Utilizing the Protection Tag to prevent unwanted movements
• Animating springy movement using the Constraint Tag ‘Spring’ option

If you have any questions about Mechanical IK Rigging in Cinema 4D, post them in the comments section! If you create anything using this technique, be sure to share it with me on TwitterInstagram, Facebook, or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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Cinema 4D, Dynamics

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create dynamic springs using an often overlooked feature inside of Soft Body Dynamics!

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Topics covered include:

• Introduction to the Soft Body Dynamics ‘Made of Clones’ option
• Setting up an Emitter to Emit Soft Body Dynamic Clones
• How to use a Tracer Object to create spline dynamic type simulations
• Tips for adjusting Soft Body Dynamic settings for different string viscosity
• Exploring the Dynamics ‘Expert’ tab to create more accurate sims
• Creating Sweep Objects to generate string geometry

Be sure to check out this awesome Nike Air Max 2017 piece done using Houdini that inspired me to try to figure out how to create the dynamic strings in Cinema 4D!

If you have any questions about Creating Soft Body Dynamic Strings in Cinema 4D, be sure to post it in the comments section! If you create anything using this technique, be sure to share it with me on Twitter or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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Cinema 4D, Dynamics, Rendering, Texturing

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to quickly and easily create and texture mylar balloons using Cloth & Vertex Maps in Cinema 4D!

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Topics covered include:

• Using the Extrude Object to create basic balloon geometry
• Learning about Cloth and how to use the Dresser options to create balloon seams
• Discovering the Dress-O-Matic and it’s functions
• Learning about Vertex Maps and how to use them as a layer mask
• Using Texture Mode to adjust and scale noise textures
• Fine tuning Vertex Maps by going over Vertex Painting tools
• Creating a reflective mylar balloon texture
• Tips for creating the nicest looking balloons

If you have any questions about using Cloth for creating mylar balloons, be sure to post it in the comments section! If you create anything using this technique, be sure to share it with me on Twitter or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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