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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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Cinema 4D, Dynamics, Sketch & Toon

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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Cinema 4D, Dynamics

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!

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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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Cinema 4D, Sketch & Toon, Texturing

In this Cinema 4D tutorial, I share how you can create procedural patterns using the Sketch and Toon Hatch Shader and how it can help you make cool patterned backgrounds you can use in your 2D Photoshop or After Effects workflow!

You Will Learn:

• Introduction to the Cinema 4D Hatch Shader
• Overview of all the Hatch Shader options
• Projection mapping methods for correct pattern mapping on 3D objects

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

Cinema 4D Cel Shader Tutorial Playlist

Cinema 4D 2D Wood Texture Tutorial

If you have any questions about the Hatch Shader in Cinema 4D, post them in the comments section!  If you created any cool 2d patterns using this workflow, be sure to share it with me TwitterInstagram, Facebook, or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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Cel Shader, Cinema 4D, Sketch & Toon, Texturing

In this Cinema 4D tutorial, I share how you can create stylized 2D wood textures for use in 3D or After Effects!

You Will Learn:

• How to use the Cinema 4D Wood Shader
• Using the Cel Shader to create 2D shading on your 3D wood objects
• Adding grain via the cel shader Use Bump option

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

Cinema 4D Cel Shader Tutorial Playlist

Cinema 4D Stylized Cel Shader Grain Tutorial

If you have any questions about creating 2D wood textures in Cinema 4D, post them in the comments section!  If you created any cool wood renders using this 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 Cinema 4D tutorial, I show you how you can create plastic vinyl toy textures as well as how to then light and render your vinyl toys realistically using Octane Render.

You Will Learn:

• How to create a plastic vinyl toy texture using Octane Glossy Textures
• Lighting our scene with soft box Area Lights to add nice reflections
• Using grunge maps and bump channel for added realism

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

If you have any questions about creating plastic vinyl textures in Cinema 4D using Octane Render, post them in the comments section!  If you created any cool vinyl toy renders using this workflow, be sure to share it with me TwitterInstagram, Facebook, or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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