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

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iMac by Joakim Ulseth

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Gifts by Stephen Anderson

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Turntable by Martin Thul

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Traffic by Mateusz Marczak

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Wacom Pen by EJ Hassenfratz
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NAB 2015 Rewind: Motion Graphics

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The fifth batch of presentations from NAB Rewind 2015 have arrived & they deal with Motion Graphics!  The bread and butter of what made C4D so popular and my primary wheelhouse.  Today Cinversity released the project breakdowns of Barton Damer, Robyn Haddow, Jeremy Cox, Kevin Aguirre, Julia Siemon, and myself!  We show how we use Cinema 4D’s tools to create some amazing motion graphics!  Make sure to check out more training & previous years NAB presentations at cineversity.com.    Stay tuned for the rest of the batches of presentations in the coming days & weeks and as always big thanks to the folks at MAXON for making these videos available!

Barton Damer

EJ Hassenfratz (Sports Mograph)

EJ Hassenfratz (Sketch & Toon)

Robyn Haddow

Jeremy Cox

Kevin Aguirre

Kevin Aguirre

Julia Siemon

 

Watch the other batches of NAB 2015 Presentations:

Projection Mapping

Scripting

Medical & Scientific Animations

Particle & Dynamic Simulations

NAB 2015 Rewind: X-Particles, Thinking Particles & Dynamics

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The fourth batch of presentations from NAB Rewind 2015 have arrived & they deal with simulations, we’re talking X-Particles, Thinking Particles & Dynamics.  Casey Hupke, Athanassios Pozantzis, and Chris Schmidt from GreyscaleGorilla share how they use Cinema 4D to create some amazing real world physical simulations using particles & Dynamics!  Make sure to check out more training & previous years NAB presentations at cineversity.com.    Stay tuned for the rest of the batches of presentations in the coming days & weeks and as always big thanks to the folks at MAXON for making these videos available!

Casey Hupke

Athanassios Pozantzis

Chris Schmidt

Watch the other batches of NAB 2015 Presentations:

Projection Mapping

Scripting

Medical & Scientific Animations

NAB 2015 Rewind: Medical & Scientific Animations

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The third batch of presentations from NAB Rewind 2015 have arrived & they deal with Scientific & Medical animations.  Joel Dubin and the great folks from Nucleus Medical Inc. share how they use Cinema 4D to serve the medical & scientific industries!  Make sure to check out more training & previous years NAB presentations at cineversity.com.    Stay tuned for the rest of the batches of presentations in the coming days & weeks and as always big thanks to the folks at MAXON for making these videos available!

Joel Dubin

Nucleus Medical Inc

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Projection Mapping

Scripting

NAB 2015 Rewind: Scripting

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Put on your nerd glasses!  Today, the folks at MAXON USA have released the second batch of presentations from NAB Rewind 2015 that are all about Scripting.  Mike the Monkey & Colin Sebestyen share some super geeky knowledge utilizing Python!  Make sure to check out more training & previous years NAB presentations at cineversity.com.    Stay tuned for the rest of the batches of presentations in the coming days & weeks and as always big thanks to the folks at MAXON for making these videos available!

Colin Sebestyen

Mike (the Monkey) Seften

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Projection Mapping

Using Xpresso to Track Lens Flares to Mograph Animated Clones

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In this excerpt from my Cinema 4D Lynda.com Hollywood Movie Trailer Titles Course, I’ll show you how to use some simple Xpresso to be able to track objects to cloned objects animated via Mograph effectors.  In this video, I’ll use the Xpresso setup to track a light to text. By exporting the light & 3D scene data via AEC export to After Effects, you can then composite an Optical Lens Flare that will track to the light using the Track Lights option in Optical Flares.  Check out the technique below and be sure to check out my full 2 1/2 hour lynda.com course by clicking the link below!

Watch Entire Hollywood Movie Trailer Titles in C4D Course

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Create Chiseled Text Using LoftNURBS in Cinema 4D

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In this excerpt from my Cinema 4D Lynda.com Hollywood Movie Trailer Titles Course, I’ll show you how to easily create chiseled text using LoftNURBS.  This technique works best with sans serif fonts but it’s a quick and easy way to add a chisels to your text.  Check out the technique below and be sure to check out my full 2 1/2 hour lynda.com course by clicking the link below!

Watch Entire Hollywood Movie Trailer Titles in C4D Course

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