I’m back with yet another way to create a 2D effect in 3D fast and easy using Cinema 4D! In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to recreate the popular cel animation style paint stroke/splash effect you see in a lot of 2D animations using Cinema 4D without third party plug-ins. The workflow I’ll demonstrate is super flexible and applicable to achieving a bunch of different cool 2D paint stroke looks for revealing an object, writing on text, or painting on screen. BONUS: Paint live by combining this tutorial with my tutorial on realtime animation using Cappuccino.
And here’s a scene file demonstrating the technique that you guys can mess around with:
Here’s one of my previous tutorials that shows you how to create the 2D illustrative materials using the Cel Shader that I’m using for the paint strokes in this tutorial: Using the Cel Shader to Apply an Illustrative 2D Style to 3D Objects in C4D.
Here’s another tutorial I mentioned in this video on using uniform mode on splines to have objects follow in sync along a spline.
In addition to this paint stroke style, be sure to check out Matteo Forghieri’s C4DAPT Challenge winning entry (vimeo.com/112196771) for a really genius method on how to create a different type of streak that is produced from an actual object!
And if you want to learn more about how to use Cinema 4D in your 2D workflow, check out my Mixing 2D & 3D with Cinema 4D & After Effects Lynda.com course where I go over some creative ways to use the tools in C4D for a mainly 2D workflow inside of After Effects.
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