How to Create Abstract Paint Strokes in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial, I’ll break down how I created this abstract, organic candy paint stroke text inside of Cinema 4D.  I’ll show you how I created the base geometry using Spline Wrap and then I’ll go over how I used the Jiggle Deformer to create some nice organic undulation movement!  The Jiggle Deformer is an awesome way to apply cloth sim like looks to your geometry!  I’ll finish off the tutorial by showing you how I created the material for the text.  If you have any questions, be sure to hit me in the comments below!  Have fun and if you make something with this technique, be sure to share it!  Enjoy!

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How to Create a Cupcake in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a tasty looking cupcake inside of Cinema 4D.  We will start out by modeling the cupcake wrapper, muffin bit, and the frosting!  Then I’ll show you how you can animate the cupcake getting frosted by using the Mograph Module.  If you have any questions, be sure to hit me in the comments below!  Have fun and if you make something with this technique, be sure to share it!  Enjoy!

Here’s my previous tutorial on How to Morph Between Splines in Cinema 4D

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How to Create Bubble Text in Cinema 4D

Bubble Text

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can easily create bubble or balloon type inside of Cinema 4D.  We will start off by using a MoText object and turn it into fun, bubbly, cartoony type!  Then I’ll show you how you can take it even further by using Soft Body Dynamics Pressure settings to make it look like your type is inflating or even deflating like a balloon.  If you have any questions, be sure to hit me in the comments below!  Have fun and if you make something with this technique, be sure to share it!  Enjoy!

Be sure to check out my lynda.com course where I show you how to animate this type of cartoony balloon type using Jiggle Deformers in Cinema 4D!

Creating a Bouncy Cartoon Logo in Cinema 4D

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Creating 2D Cartoon Style Splats in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial, I’m going to break down my workflow of how to create cool, stylized, cartoon style 2D splats using just standard tools inside of Cinema 4D.    First I’ll show you my initial setup and a couple of different ways you can animate the splatter.  Next, I’ll show you how I got the splatter effect using a combination of tools like Metaball and the Melt Object.  Then I’ll show you how to tweak it to get different types of splats by simply adjusting a few parameters.  Finally, I’ll show you how to animate it with only a couple keyfreames to make it look like a realistic splat.  If you have any questions, be sure to hit me in the comments below!  Have fun and if you make something with this technique, be sure to share it!  Enjoy!

Be sure to check out my other tutorials going over other 2D effects like Fire, Clouds, and Paint Strokes!

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Integrating Cinema 4D Into Your 2D Workflow with Sketch & Toon

S&T NAB

Cinema 4D is much more than for sexy shiny 3D renders or complex particle simulations!  Cinema 4D’s Sketch & Toon module is a two way bridge for 2D animators wanting to get into 3D as well as for 3D animators wanting to get more into 2D illustrative style animations.

In this presentation from NAB 2015, I go over how Sketch & Toon opens up a whole new world for both the 2D and 3D artist.  I’ll show you the basics of how S&T works and then show you how you can use the many amazing tools available in Cinema 4D to animate your objects quickly and easily that if attempted in a 2D application would take meticulous keyframing.

Big thanks to the folks at MAXON USA and Cineversity for putting this event on and recording and archiving all the NAB presentations.

Be sure to check out all the rest of my available tutorials on Sketch & Toon in my tutorials section of my site.

Have any questions?  Don’t hesitate to ask in the comments!  If you make something, be sure to share it!  Only one way to get better at your craft and that’s to keep on creating!

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How to Offset Sketch & Toon Stroke Draw On Animations in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial I’ll be covering a quick, easy, and keyframeless way to offset the animating on of all the strokes applied to your 3D objects using Cinema 4D’s Sketch and Toon.  First I’ll go over all the different Draw options for animating S&T strokes on and things to keep in mind when it comes to animating strokes on.  Then I’ll demonstrate how you can offset the line art strokes so it’s not a uniform draw on like many of the standard Draw options.  I’ll show some of the things you need to know to have full control over how they draw on as well as providing a few tips on how to avoid lines randomly popping on and off during the animation.

Here’s a previous tutorial where I go over the general Draw options.

Have any questions?  Don’t hesitate to ask in the comments!  If you make something, be sure to share it!  Only one way to get better at your craft and that’s to keep on creating!

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Integrating Sketch & Toon into a Typical 3D Workflow in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how you can integrate Sketch & Toon into your typical sexy, shiny 3D renders in Cinema 4D.  I’ll go over alternatives to applying outlines to individual objects that you may have done in the past and each of their shortcomings.  Then I’ll show you how to apply outlines using Sketch & Toon and the benefits going that route.  I’ll cover how to apply different types of stroke styles to an object to get different thicknesses to the outline of an object and it’s edges.  Finally, I’ll show you how you can render out your outlines as a seperate pass by enabling Post Effects in the Multipass Render Settings.  If you have any questions, be sure to hit me in the comments below!  Have fun and if you make something with this technique, be sure to share it!  Enjoy!

Check out the animated GIF of this render here!

Learn how to apply this line art style look to your 3D objects using Sketch and Toon

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Creating 2D Cartoon Fire Effects in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create cool, stylized, cartoon style 2D fire effects using just Cinema 4D.  We’ll start out by going over how to set up your scene to get the flat 2D shading using the Cel Shader as well as how to set up your camera & lighting.  Then I’ll show you how to create the flame using a bunch of techniques that I also go over in my Cel Shader Paint Strokes tutorial and also show you how to tweak it to get different types of flames.  Finally, I’ll cover how I used the Normal Direction shader to be able to see through our 3D flame geometry to see the match stick.  If you have any questions, be sure to hit me in the comments below!  Have fun and if you make something with this technique, be sure to share it!  Enjoy!

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Creating 2D Cartoon Cloud Poofs in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create fun, cartoon style 2D cloud puffs of smoke using Cinema 4D.  We’ll start out by going over how to set up your scene to get the flat 2D shading using the Cel Shader as well as how to set up your camera & lighting.  Then I’ll show you how to create the puff of smoke and how to animate it ‘poofing’ on and move on to cover how I animated the dissipation/animate off.  If you have any questions, be sure to hit me in the comments below!   Enjoy!

Learn how to apply this line art style look to your 3D objects using Sketch and Toon in this previous tutorial.

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How to Apply Grungy Materials Using Sketch & Toon’s Spot Shader

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to apply grungy materials onto your 3D models in Cinema 4D.  Sketch and Toon is such a deep module inside C4D and to go over this technique I’ll be introducing you to the S&T Spot Shader.  It works a bit like the Cel Shader, so if you’re not familiar with the Cel Shader check out my tutorial covering it.  Spot Shader is mainly used for creating halftone like effects onto your image, driven by the diffuse shading on your 3D objects but it’s very versatile as you’ll see in this tutorial.  If you have any questions, be sure to hit me in the comments below and I hope you enjoy!

Learn how to apply this line art style look to your 3D objects using Sketch and Toon in this previous tutorial.

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