Topics covered include
Animation, Cinema 4D, Rigging

In this tutorial you’ll get an intro intro Mechanical IK rigging and animating in Cinema 4D!

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Topics covered include:

• The differences between FK (Forward Kinematics) and IK (Inverse Kinematics)
• Setting up the correct object hierarchy for rigging
• Introduction to the IK Tag and IK Goals & Poles
• Learning about Freeze Transformations & Reset PSR
• Using the Constraint Tag ‘Up Vector’ option
• Utilizing the Protection Tag to prevent unwanted movements
• Animating springy movement using the Constraint Tag ‘Spring’ option

If you have any questions about Mechanical IK Rigging in Cinema 4D, 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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Cinema 4D, Dynamics

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create dynamic springs using an often overlooked feature inside of Soft Body Dynamics!

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Topics covered include:

• Introduction to the Soft Body Dynamics ‘Made of Clones’ option
• Setting up an Emitter to Emit Soft Body Dynamic Clones
• How to use a Tracer Object to create spline dynamic type simulations
• Tips for adjusting Soft Body Dynamic settings for different string viscosity
• Exploring the Dynamics ‘Expert’ tab to create more accurate sims
• Creating Sweep Objects to generate string geometry

Be sure to check out this awesome Nike Air Max 2017 piece done using Houdini that inspired me to try to figure out how to create the dynamic strings in Cinema 4D!

If you have any questions about Creating Soft Body Dynamic Strings in Cinema 4D, be sure to post it in the comments section! If you create anything using this technique, be sure to share it with me on Twitter or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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Cinema 4D, Dynamics, Rendering, Texturing

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to quickly and easily create and texture mylar balloons using Cloth & Vertex Maps in Cinema 4D!

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Topics covered include:

• Using the Extrude Object to create basic balloon geometry
• Learning about Cloth and how to use the Dresser options to create balloon seams
• Discovering the Dress-O-Matic and it’s functions
• Learning about Vertex Maps and how to use them as a layer mask
• Using Texture Mode to adjust and scale noise textures
• Fine tuning Vertex Maps by going over Vertex Painting tools
• Creating a reflective mylar balloon texture
• Tips for creating the nicest looking balloons

If you have any questions about using Cloth for creating mylar balloons, be sure to post it in the comments section! If you create anything using this technique, be sure to share it with me on Twitter or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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Animation, Cinema 4D, Lighting, MoGraph, Mograph Module, Texturing

In this tutorial you’ll get a little intro to the Time Effector and how you can use it to help automate animation inside Cinema 4D!

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

Don’t have R18?  Download the free Cinema 4D Thrausi fracture plug-in

Topics covered include:

• Learn some Time Effector basics
• Combining the Time Effector with other Effectors to get variations of animation applied to objects
• Introduction to the R18 Voronoi Fracture object & learning how it fractures up objects
• Learning about Falloff Clamp functions
• How to create a nice procedural marble texture
• Utilizing the Random Effector for more organic, interesting animation

If you have any questions about the Time Effector or Voronoi Fracture, be sure to post it in the comments section! If you create anything using this technique, be sure to share it with me on Twitter or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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Cinema 4D, MoGraph, Mograph Module

In this tutorial you’ll learn how you can create complex animations quickly and easily by using Mograph Effectors to trigger animation!

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

Topics covered include:

• Learn how to Clone Objects using a Cloner
• Learn about the Step Effector
• Using the Step Effector to create an accordion type of animation
• How to Create a honeycomb grid pattern
• How to use a Plain Effector to trigger keyframed animation
• Utilizing the Random Effector for more organic, interesting animation offsets
• Creative 2D uses for this technique for HUD style animations

If you have any questions about Triggering Animation Using Mograph Effectors in Cinema 4D, be sure to post it in the comments section!  If you create anything using this technique, be sure to share it with me on Twitter or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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Cinema 4D, Modeling, Texturing

In this tutorial you’ll get a quick intro to the basics of Subdivision Surface (or HyperNURBS) modeling, why it’s used for making organic shapes, and how to model and texture a couple fun models in Cinema 4D!

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Watch my most recent modeling Youtube Live stream

Topics covered include:

• Learn what B-Splines are
• How B-Spline smoothing applies to Subdivision Surfaces & polygons
• The difference between Viewport and Render SDS settings
• Using loop cuts and subdivisions to affect SDS geometry
• Covering the useful modeling hotkeys like ‘M’, ‘U’, and ‘Q’
• Going over two example workflows
• Texturing models using different projection methods

If you have any questions about Subdivision Surface Modeling in Cinema 4D, be sure to post it in the comments section!  If you model anything using Subdivision Surface modeling, be sure to share it with me on Twitter or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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Cinema 4D, Dynamics, Lighting, MoGraph, Texturing

In this tutorial you’ll get a quick intro to using Rigid Body Dynamics & create a fun logo reveal using dynamic spheres!

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

Learn about Soft Body Dynamics here

Topics covered include:

• Learn the some basic rigid body dynamics settings
• Learn what Collider Bodies are
• Using Emitters to emit dynamic objects
• Using an object as a dynamic collider body
• Learning about Collision Shape options
• Going over the Expert Dynamic Project Settings
• How to get rid of any object jittering
• Caching our dynamic sim to speed up our viewport
• How to light and texture our scene

If you have any questions about Rigid Body Dynamics in Cinema 4D, be sure to post it in the comments section!  If you make anything using rigid body dynamics, be sure to share it with me on Twitter or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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Cinema 4D, Deformers, Lighting, Rendering, Texturing

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create wax type using the Collision Deformer and Subsurface Scattering in Cinema 4D!

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Want to learn more about the Collision Deformer?

Watch ‘Create Wood Block or Cast Metal Type In Cinema 4D’ tutorial here

Topics covered include:

• An introduction to the Collision Deformer and what it does
• Using Subdivision Surface and Smoothing Deformer to smooth out the Collision Deformer deformation
• Turning Area Lights intro soft boxes
• Creating a wax texture using Subsurface Scattering
• Using the Picture Viewers Color Grading tools to color correct while rendering

If you have any questions about Creating Wax Type Using Collision Deformer in Cinema 4D, be sure to post it in the comments section!  If you make any waxy text or logos, be sure to share it with me on Twitter or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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Cinema 4D, Dynamics, MoGraph

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to deflate and inflate objects using Soft Body Dynamics in Cinema 4D!

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

Want to learn more about Soft Body Dynamics?

Watch Intro to Soft Body Dynamics in Cinema 4D tutorial here

Watch Create Bubble or Balloon Type Here

Topics covered include:

• Prepping Motext or any extruded objects for soft body dynamics
• Learn about soft body dynamics Springs & their settings
• Using Dynamic Springs to deflate our object
• Using an object as a dynamic collider body
• Learning about Collision Shape options
• Using Soft Body Dynamics Stiffness settings to inflate our object

If you have any questions about Inflating or Deflating Objects Using Soft Body Dynamics in Cinema 4D, be sure to post it in the comments section!  If you make anything inflating or deflating using soft body dynamics, be sure to share it with me on Twitter or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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Animation, Cinema 4D, Rigging

In this 2 part tutorial, you’ll get a quick intro to using Spline IK to rig a cartoon character and how to animate a walk cycle in Cinema 4D!

Want to learn more about FK and IK?  Watch this in depth tutorial on rigging basics!

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

Topics covered include:

• Going over the basics of rigging with Spline IK
• Using Spline Wrap for our arm and leg rigs
• Explaining and setting up IK Goals
• Describing key walk cycle poses
• Animating a cartoonish walk cycle
• Adding secondary motion to the walk cycle
• Setting up the walk cycle for a looping GIF

If you have any questions on Rigging and Animating a Character Walk Cycle, be sure to post it in the comments section and if you create any fun walkign characters, be sure to share it with me on Twitter or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

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Part 2 – Animating Walk Cycle:

 

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