Up Vectors in Cinema4D – Cannon rigging

Find out what up vectors are and how they can help you to rig cannons, eyes, forearm twist a whole bunch of other stuff.

 

Playblast render or HW preview in Cinema4D

Sometimes your scene won’t playback at full speed in the viewport, and you want to see what your animation timing looks like, but it takes too long to render a full render. This here is your solution.

 

Depth of field ( DOF ) in Cinema 4D

Depth of field or that blurry background effect. Learn the various ways you can achieve this effect in Cinema 4D.

 

Render Glass in Cinema 4D

Struggling with glass? struggle no more! In under 10 minutes you’ll know all the secrets to realistic glass renders! nah im just kidding, the secrets are infinite, but this should get you started on the right path. You now have no excuse for ugly glass renders.

 

 

There was a question about metal, so i decided to make a quick metal video, here it is 🙂

Make sure you delete the specular channel in your reflectance. It’s ugly and shouldn’t be there :))

In short: Make a new material, set the color to black, enable reflectance, delete the default specular layer in reflectance, add a GGX layer, scroll down to fresnel settings. Select “conductor” pick a preset if you want, or just set the blurriness manually. Ta-da!

Cheers,
Aleksey

cell – Flat shading in viewport – Cinema 4D

Get a flat shaded look in cinema4d, right in the viewport, how to hide some potentially annoying features from the viewport, and just an assortment of little tips.

Enjoy!

 

Progressive rendering and render settings

Want that progressive GPU/arnold feel in native c4d render, well here you go. Enjoy it!

 

Floating things in water, the fake approach

Some small tips on how to get things to float with a springy effect, without using actual time consuming simulations.

Planet Spinning tutorial

Learn about continuous motion, with curves and mograph effectors, lots of other useful tips too.

If you haven’t yet, check out the tutorial on how to make this planet in the tutorials section.

Planet Tutorial – The cartoony planet

Learn about working with splines, wrap deformers and more in this quick little tutorial about cartoon planets

 

Practical Xpresso – Landscape Tutorial

Today we do some practical xpresso excercises. Teaching you how to correct the terrain object inside cinema.