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Cinema 4D, MoGraph, Mograph Module, Rendering, Texturing

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you some creative ways to utilize the Cinema 4D Voronoi Fracture to create complex looking abstract artwork!  It’s not just for breakin’ stuff!

You Will Learn:

• Voronoi Fracture Basics
• Controlling Multiple Effector Falloffs Using A Single Falloff
• Using Normal Direction Shader
• Lighting & Texturing to Finish It Up

New to 3D? Watch my FREE Cinema 4D Lite for the 2D Animator series

Watch my Cinema 4D Dynamics Tutorial Series Playlist on Youtube

If you have any questions about anything in this tutorial, post them in the comments section!  If you created any cool Voronoi Fracture animations using any of these workflows, be sure to share it with me TwitterInstagram, Facebook, or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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

In this quick tutorial, I’m going to show you 5 ways to improve your Cineware workflows in After Effects and Cinema 4D!

You Will Learn:

• Baking complex camera moves
• Mixing C4D with continually rasterized layers
• Having After Effects recognize your C4D Background Objects
• Ways to Quickly Edit your Cineware Layers w/o Precomping
• 2 Node vs 1 Node After Effects Camera Workflows

New to 3D? Watch my FREE Cinema 4D Lite for the 2D Animator series

Watch my Cinema 4D Dynamics Tutorial Series Playlist on Youtube

If you have any questions about anything in this tutorial, post them in the comments section!  If you have any idea for future tutorials, be sure to share it with me TwitterInstagram, Facebook, or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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Cinema 4D, Lighting, Octane, Rendering, Texturing

In this 2 part Cinema 4D tutorial series, David Ariew will show you how to create beautiful digital nature renders in Octane!

Part 1 – Forester Trees, Grass & Soil and Rock Displacement:

Part 2 – God Rays, Fog, and Custom LUTs:

Helpful Links David mentioned:
Forester
Real Displacement Textures
Osiris LUTs

What You’ll Learn in These Videos:

In Part 1, David will show you how to set up Forester trees and grass with shaders that are both transmissive and glossy, and dial in grass patch settings and random color node for more variation, as well as using vertex maps and procedural noises to create dead zones, and filling those areas with real displacement textures for soil and rocks. In this part 2, we’ll learn how to create god rays and several different foggy looks, as well as lighting techniques. Then we’ll finish up our nature scene from last week by adding in the trees, and taking a look at a new feature for adding custom LUTs. Finally, we’ll explore aerial shots and a nighttime scene with lanterns floating through the woods to see how these techniques can expand to many different situations.

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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If you have any questions about Digital Nature renders in Octane, 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, Rigging

In this tutorial, I’m going to introduce you to the basics of IK Rigging in Cinema 4D to rig up a simple character!

You Will Learn:

• How to use Joints
• How to Create a simple IK rig
• Using a Skin Deformer to move your mesh
• Smoothing IK Weighting

New to 3D? Watch my FREE Cinema 4D Lite for the 2D Animator series

Watch my Cinema 4D Dynamics Tutorial Series Playlist on Youtube

If you have any questions about IK, post them in the comments section!  If you created any cool animations using any of these workflows, be sure to share it with me TwitterInstagram, Facebook, or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can utilize the powerful Dynamics module in Cinema 4D to work in a 2D After Effects mograph workflow!

You Will Learn:

• Dynamics basics
• Using Dynamic Expert options
• Using Variation Shader to add random materials
• Using Parallel Camera for flat, 2D looks

New to 3D? Watch my FREE Cinema 4D Lite for the 2D Animator series

Watch my Cinema 4D Dynamics Tutorial Series Playlist on Youtube

If you have any questions about how to use dynamic, post them in the comments section!  If you created any cool 2D dynamic animations using any of these workflows, be sure to share it with me TwitterInstagram, Facebook, or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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Bodypaint, Cinema 4D, Photoshop, Texturing

In this tutorial, Coban and Kristin from Edison Creative demonstrate how they utilized Cinema 4D’s Bodypaint and UV unwrapping tools to help them create 3D assets for use in their 2D cartoon series pilot, The Axiom Chronicles (support their Kickstarter!)  If you enjoy this tutorial, please send Edison Creative some love on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to thank them for their generosity in sharing their knowledge & processes!

You Will Learn:

• How to use & map UV grids
• Basic Bodypaint UV Unwrapping methods
• Baking textures for editing in Photoshop
• Applying UV mapped materials in Cinema 4D

New to 3D? Watch my FREE Cinema 4D Lite for the 2D Animator series

Download the FREE Motext Lite preset for Cinema 4D Lite

If you have any questions about Bodypaint and UV’s, post them in the comments section!  If you created any cool textured objects using any of these workflows, be sure to share it with me TwitterInstagram, Facebook, or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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In this Cinema 4D tutorial, EJ Hassenfratz shows you how you can utilize soft body dynamics to create bubbles blowing up!  This tutorial is for beginner and advanced users, and those familiar with dynamics.

You Will Learn:

• Basics of Soft Body Springs and Inflate settings
• Adjusting Damping values to fine tune dynamic sims
• Creating bubble & gold textures

New to 3D? Watch my FREE Cinema 4D Lite for the 2D Animator series

Inflate or Deflate Objects Using Soft Body Dynamics in Cinema 4D

Intro to Soft Body Dynamics in Cinema 4D

If you have any questions about this tutorial, post them in the comments section!  If you created any thing cool using this bubble workflow, be sure to share it with me TwitterInstagram, Facebook, or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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Cinema 4D, Octane, Rendering, Texturing

In this 2 Part tutorial, David Ariew will show you how to create complex Octane shaders inside of Cinema 4D.

Helpful Links David mentioned:
Nick Scarcella’s HDRIS

Raphael Rau Shader Ball

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!

Want more Octane Tutorials? Watch our Octane Tutorial Youtube Playlist!

What You’ll Learn in These Videos:

In Part 1 of this jam packed 2 part Cinema 4D Octane Render tutorial, David Ariew will show you both the old and new models of creating anisotropic shaders, as well as common problems with glass, creating a studio setup, horizontal lens flares, some HDRI hacks, and a wet pavement look!

In Part 2, David will show how to create a dust shader that sits overtop a dark glass material, and cover using multiple dirt nodes and mix textures, as well as a falloff node as a slope to art direct areas that the dust would naturally gather. After that, he’ll show how to generate a grungy gold shader with complex details.

If you have any questions about Advanced Shaders in Octane, 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!

Part 1 – Anisotrophy & Wet Pavement:

Part 2 – Dust Shader & Gold:

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Animation, Cinema 4D, Rigging

In this Cinema 4D tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Parent Constraints to have a character pick up, throw and catch an object in Cinema 4D!

You Will Learn:

• Intro to Parent Constraints
• Animating Parent Weights to shift parenting from one object to another
• Demonstrating advanced uses for Parent Constraints

New to 3D? Watch my FREE Cinema 4D Lite for the 2D Animator series

Cinema 4D Character Rigging & Animation Tutorial Playlist

Cinema 4D Rubber Hose Style Character Rigging Tutorial

If you have any questions about Parent Constraints in Cinema 4D, post them in the comments section!  Be sure to share with me anything you make using this tutorial on TwitterInstagram, Facebook, or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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