Using the Cel Shader to Apply an Illustrative 2D Style to 3D Objects in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create and apply a cool, stylistic, flat, illustrative 2D look to 3D objects in Cinema 4D.


Download Tutorial & Final Render Project Files

Don’t have Sketch & Toon?  You can still achieve 2D style shading using even Cinema 4D Lite!  Find out how in this tutorial.

Here’s the tutorial I mention in this video that shows you how to create the text material using a Spline Shader that is applied on the ribbon element:

Using the Spline Shader in C4D to Create Text as a Material

And here’s my MAXON NAB 2014 Presentation where I go over many ways to use Cinema 4D in a 2D workflow:

My MAXON NAB 2014 Presentation

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. Stay up to date with the latest Cinema 4D tutorials by signing up to the Eyedesyn newsletter.

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