Sorry, no more download 🙁 got email from lawyers, apparently this isn’t cool… but go check out my other free rigs in the tutorials section, got a robot and a marvin the martian in there. Saw the dancing snapchat hotdog, and just had to recreate it, such a fun character. Then got my apprentice […]
Ever think the layout of cinema4D could be better? well it can, and you can, and everything can :)))
This is an issue i run into a lot. People have terrible naming conventions, so i thought i’d go over some basics. This is mostly based on my experience and is more geared towards freelancers. There are many other possibilities, but these i think are the essentials, the rest will probably be pipeline dependant. So […]
There are many time tracking apps and what not, but for me personally i find it very helpful to just set a timer and a small goal. Its kinda like the pomodoro technique. I’ll ussually use 25min timers, and go: “i will do these 3 points of revisions in the next 25 minutes”. I also […]
Hey Hey! It’s a free cinema 4D rig. This time i share with you my cute little 2 legged walker. hope you have fun playing with him. Make sure to send me links to anything you make. I always love seeing what you get up to! If you get a warning about true symmetry you […]
Modify clone parameter, how to blend between various clones.
In this quick tutorial i show you how to unwrap a model in 3D coat!
Buying a GPU for GPU rendering? Read this first. I find myself answering the same questions over and over. So here is a summary of what you need to know when buying a GPU for GPU rendering. This information is valid as of writing this, I will try keep it updated as we go along. Temporary […]
How to make one geometry surface deform another, useful for stitches, bulges, ties, shirts etc.. cheers, Aleksey
Ever have trouble with those little white boxes next to the camera and render the wrong view? This video tries to clear things up a bit 🙂
Do you ever need to run various configurations of c4d on a regular basis? For example an install without plugins? Or perhaps you are beta testing a render engine, and you regularily need to switch between stable and beta version? Well here i’ll show you how to do that without duplicating your whole c4d install […]
Got tired of staring at the Bright white screen while reading the xparticles manual, so i made this simple CSS tweak. Just extract it to [your_c4dPath\plugins\X-Particles\manual\css]
Animations Jumping around when you parent them? Let me explain why that happens and how to address the issue. Cheers, Aleksey
Ha-HA! Finally it is done! Marvin rigged for Cinema4D ! Thanks for Vector from https://www.vector3d.co.uk/ for the awesome model! I just did some cleaning up on it to make it more rigging friendly. Then i set up the rig, only added 2 facial expressions. I think facial expressions will be my next challenge. You […]
Are your objects lagging or bouncing when they are not meant to? I made a video for you on how to fix it 🙂
Fully rigged #Beefy4D character for cinema 4D The original Character and rig was made by Ugur Ulvi Yetiskin . I then pulled out the mesh and handed it over to Bret Bays . He did a great job of setting up all the joints and controllers. I then finalized the rig, set up zero transforms, so you […]
Introduction I do 3D animation for tv commercials, museums etc.. as a result i have friends and relatives regularly ask me to help with logo design and other graphic related stuff. I’m not good at making those types of graphics. But over the years i have built up lots of knowledge about starting small businesses […]
Hey hey guys! Baloon animation tutorial. Nothing super difficult, but someone asked, so i made it 🙂 perfect split: https://cgtools.com/perfect-split/ vodafone video: https://vimeo.com/29004410
Shader effector quick overview. use it wisely! Enjoy! Aleksey
A short tutorial discussing shader effector, use of gradients to control displacement, using the colorizer to build alpha maps etc..
This thing clears noise like a boss! Just remember if you are using the gui, don’t have spaces in your folder or file names. Get innobright trial here: http://www.innobright.com/ and try it out for yourself.
This article is my personal opinion, this question comes up a lot, so I’m going to try break it down here. This article is for people without any allegiances. I will attempt to break down why i made the choice that i made and depending on your situation which render engine would be good for […]
Hey! Recently was working on a project. And well I felt like this was a necessary tutorial. I cover using the tracer object, spline point distribution types and using spline IK tag to control more complex splines.
yup, yup, a node material system for cinema4D! super great stuff, get the plugin here: http://www.cmstuff.com/article/1012/cmnodes+for+r13
What is Thea? Thea is a hybrid GPU and CPU renderer with plugins for a bunch of applications. I use cinema4D so that’s the awesomeness im going to cover here. The GPU part (the super fast part) is CUDA based, so you will need an Nvidia card. so if you have a new mac pro, […]
In this tutorial i go over how to use the PSR constraint tag to pick up and place objects. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment and i’ll try and help.
I will take you through the process of Modeling, Texturing, Lighting and Rendering a high poly lipstick container in Cinema 4D. Lessons include, box modeling, understanding Hypernurbs, creating and applying materials, setting up quick preview renders to adjust lighting, and finally how to enable Global Illumination and tweak settings for your final high quality product […]
Here I will walk you through how to model a low poly tree in Cinema 4D and how to achieve that paper look that is becoming quite popular these days. He’ll then move on and show you how to bake Global Illumination, so that render times can be significantly reduced and your scene will be production […]
In this tutorial we’ll create a stylized snowman and some Xpresso-based Christmas trees, it’ll be fun! First, we’ll go over the modeling of the snowman using some basic sculpting for the scarf and the hat (pre C4D R14 tools). Next, we’ll cover setting up materials with layers. Finally, we’ll set up the lighting and make […]
File formats, aspect rations, object buffers etc… Here I will go over how to render out animations from Cinema 4D, and discuss things like aspect ratios, the pros and cons of different file formats, and the benefits of using object buffers, and why they’re important when it comes to compositing. This is targeted at people who […]
Traffic lights are a little feature of Cinema 4D that allow you to hide and unhide objects. This Quick Tip will teach you some lesser known methods of using them to speed up your workflow..
In this tutorial Aleksey Voznesenski will guide you through the entire process of creating and animating a two-legged robot using Cinema 4D. You will begin by modeling the robot using a reference image and then move onto rigging, animation, lighting and rendering in part two. Here is the Transform PlugIn http://www.welter-4d.de/fplugs/freeplugins_en.html#transform and here the Chamfer […]
Originally published on cgtuts+ In today’s tutorial, rigging artist Aleksey Voznesenski takes us through the basics of Cinema 4D’s Xpresso scripting system. If utilised correctly, Xpresso can be an incredibly powerful system allowing you an amazing level of control over your rigs, animations – even the UI itself. If you want to speed up your […]
Hey guys, so i’ve been asked what kind of input device i use for working with Cinema 4D. and well here it is. Its the Razer Naga 2014 edition. I’ve been using this one for just over a year, and had the previous version of this for about 3 years, before the right click […]
With the inevitable abandonment of the professional market by Apple lots of people are switching to windows. And more often than not either building their own workstations or at least picking the components and getting someone to build one for them. A couple of questions keep coming up in the forums, so i thought i’d […]
These are some modelling tips that where being discussed on the mograph chat. I decided there should be a little summary of them. thanks to Brasco for clarifying some of them. use the ‘.’ ( the full stop button). click and drag while holding to wheight edges of a SubD surface hold ctrl while in slide […]
Cinema4D is awesome because you can have multiple projects open at the same time, and copy paste stuff between them, really makes me appreciate it when i switch to another software like houdini, and i can’t do that… have to open instances of the program and what not. Switching between open projects may be less […]
Many of you might have Cinema4D on more than one computer. There is a pretty simple way of syncing up all your layouts, shortcuts and plugins between multiple computers. Here i will explain the process with Dropbox.com, but you can do the same thing with copy.com or any other service (Copy link is a referral, […]
You can change the point size in cinema4D by pressing Shift+V and going to “view” and changing the point handle size You can also change the point color by pressing ctrl+E and then going to editor colors and changing active and inactive point colors. Cheers, Aleksey
Great plugin that everyone should use. get it here: http://www.c4dcafe.com/ipb/files/file/778-true-symmetry-13/ Hope you enjoy!
Potplayer is by far my favorite media player for windows. New version seems to have gotten a bit bloated, so get the older version from links below =) In the video i go over some useful settings to get it to open faster, look prettier, and generally be useful Shortcuts for frame by […]
This was something that i always wondered how to do, but never bothered finding, and now it appeard in slack, so i’m posting it here for memory and easy reference. And my attempt to get a blog going 🙂 Originally posted by Rick Barret from Maxon The following variables are available: x: Represents […]