Creating Motion Streaks in Cinema 4D Using Sketch & Toon

In this tutorial I’m going to be going over how you can use Sketch & Toon’s Motion lines to create motion streaks or trails inside of Cinema 4D.  First, I’ll show you how Motion Lines work and why it’s different than the Tracer object.  I’ll then cover the different modes and options followed by me demonstrating my workflow that I use for having full control over where motion streaks appear on your objects.  Finally, I’ll cover how to smooth out your motion lines using the Sketch Materials Curve Stroke feature and how you can add Squash & Stretch to your motion lines with the Taper option.

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!

Learn more about Sketch Style Tags in my tutorial here

Learn the basics of Sketch & Toon in my tutorial here

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Using the Cinema 4D Collision Deformer in a 2D Workflow

In this tutorial I’m going to explore a few of the many uses of the Cinema 4D Collision Deformer and show you how you can achieve a ‘squash & stretch’ animation without adding any keyframes!  The Collision Deformer is super powerful and allows you to emulate types of animations that would traditionally be created by using Softbody Dynamics.  The Collision Deformer allows you to define an object that will collide into and deform, smashing or pushing the geometry of the object that has the collision deformer applied to it.  I’ll show you how to use the collision deformer along with others to create some fun animations that lends itself to a lot of experimentation!   I’ll even dive into some brief Cappuccino to record my movement in the viewport as keyframes! All that and much more in this jam packed tutorial!

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!

Learn more about the Jiggle Deformer Here

Learn more about Cappuccino & Keyframe Reduction Here

Learn the basics of Sketch & Toon in my tutorial here

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How to Create a 2D Liquid Reveal in Cinema 4D

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In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a liquid-y 2D reveal or transition wipe in Cinema 4D.    First I’ll go over how I used the Sketch Materials Adjustment options to create a stylized print offset look to my Sketch & Toon object.  Next, I’ll cover how I used a 3D gradient to create the 2D wipe transition as well as going over a little Xpresso to be able to control the gradient wipe with a pair of Nulls.  Finally, I will briefly go over how I used Sketch & Toon Opacity options to fade on strokes over time.

Huge thanks to Tieh-Fei Yu for donating his shoe model that I used in this tutorial!

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!

Download Eyedesyn Sketch & Toon Model Free Pack

Learn the basics of Sketch & Toon in my tutorial here

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Eyedesyn Sketch & Toon Model Free Pack

bannerInterested in digging into Sketch & Toon and want some S&T ready 3D models to experiment with?  This pack is just for you!  Enjoy these 18 total royalty free, commercially ready under Creative Commons models to dive in and start playing around with the Sketch & Toon style and for using in your own projects.  Thanks to all of those who generously donated to the pack.

If YOU have a model that you think would be a nice addition to the pack, be sure to e-mail me!

Download the Eyedesyn Sketch & Toon Model Free Pack here

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Learn the basics of Sketch & Toon in my tutorial here

Examples of what’s included in the pack:

Shoes by Tieh-Fei Yu

Shoes

iMac by Joakim Ulseth

iMac

Gifts by Stephen Anderson

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Turntable by Martin Thul

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Traffic by Mateusz Marczak

Cars

Wacom Pen by EJ Hassenfratz
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Free Cinema 4D Model: Grammy Award

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Look, we both know you can’t sing but that shouldn’t stop you from getting a Grammy Award!  Fully lit, textured, and ready to render!  Includes an HDRI and name plate texture that can easily be edited in Photoshop.  This file is compatible with R12 & above and I also included an FBX, .3DS, Alembic, and .OBJ file for those with R11 and below or any other 3D software.  The OBJ format is After Effects and Element ready, so you can use this inside of After Effects using Cineware and with VideoCopilots’ “Element” plugin!

DOWNLOAD GRAMMY AWARD MODEL

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Sports Elements Pack Vol. 01 for After Effects & Cinema 4D

Introducing Sports Elements Pack Vol. 01, totally FREE!

My buddy Adam Schmisek (https://vimeo.com/schmisek | http://www.twitter.com/adamschmisek) & I collaborated on this pack of free sports elements. Included in Sports Pack Vol. 01 is a Cinema 4D jumbotron model as well as 2 customizable After Effects templates with the jumbrotron screen elements seen here in the jumbotron render. There’s a full HD & arena ribbon sized version that you can customize the text and colors of the animations easily!

Included in Sports Pack:

• Cinema 4D & OBJ format 3D Jumbotron Model
• 2 After Effects Text Transition Project Templates
• Basketball Arena HDRI

Download Sports Pack Vol. 01 here

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Free Cinema 4D Model: Laurel Wreath

You are all winners!  Here’s a free Laurel Wreath that is used to signify victory and achievement that you’ll probably recognize from it being used for many film awards such as Sundance.

This model is Mograph ready, so you’ll be able to easily animate on the individual leaves with effectors!  Materials are included.  This file is compatible with R12 & above and I also included an FBX, .3DS and an .OBJ file for those with R11 and below or any other 3D software.  And an added bonus, a C4D and OBJ format that is After Effects and Element ready, so you can use this inside of After Effects and with VideoCopilots’ “Element” plugin!

Download Laurel Wreath Model here.

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Free Cinema 4D Model Pack: Toy Building Blocks


Here’s a pack of free toy building block models I made using the technique I describe in my latest tutorial found here.  Check out that tutorial and make some of your own block creations!  A-Z and 0-9 blocks are included.  Get in touch with your inner child and have a play with these toys!

Neatly packed into a nice Cinema 4D .lib4d file, you can easily drag and drop the letters you need into your scene.  Enjoy!

Download Toy Building Block Model Pack Here

Free Cinema 4D Model: Caduceus


Just finished modeling this caduceus model for a medical animation I’m working on and releasing it for free as a “thank you” to this awesome motion graphics community I’m proud to be a part of.

Gold texture and HDRI/environment map is included.  This file is compatible with R12 & above and I also included an FBX, .3DS and an .OBJ file for those with R11 and below or any other 3D software.  And an added bonus, a C4D and OBJ format that is After Effects and Element ready, so you can use this inside of After Effects and with VideoCopilots’ “Element” plugin!

Download Caduceus Model Here

Free Cinema 4D Model: Paper Airplane

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Been playing around with Cinema R14 a lot and, in particular, with the new Aerodynamics settings new to this version.  For your downloading pleasure is a Cinema 4D model of a paper airplane (Mars rover, what?) that I’ve been using when messing around inside of R14 and something you can use when it arrives at the beginning of September.  Sorry, no airline peanuts included.

Paper textures and sky background is included.  This file is compatible with R12 & above and I also included an .OBJ file for those with R11 and below or any other 3D software.

Download Paper Airplane Model here