FFD deformer tips

In this tutorial i go over how to more effectively use the FFD tutorial in Cinema 4D. Use a pose morph tag to store states, you can also use the same tag to transfer info between FFD objects

If you found this interesting, also check out this tutorial about UI customization: https://ace5studios.com/ui-customization-in-maxon-cinema4d/

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IK vs FK – Whats the difference why do you need them?

Ever Wonder what the difference between FK and IK is, when rigging this is a pretty common term. I go over the differences here and when you should use which one.

If you found this interesting, also check out this tutorial about UI customization: https://ace5studios.com/ui-customization-in-maxon-cinema4d/

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Tokens – file paths and naming made easy!

In this tutorial i go over how to use tokens and relative paths to making saving renders easier than ever.

Why do things by hand, if you can automate it? also great for keeping naming conventions consistent throughout projects and eliminating typo’s.
Some of the more common tokens are:
$prj: Project file name
$camera: Current camera name
$take: Current take name
$pass: Multi-Pass or object channel name (the defined multi-pass names). Primarily to be used as the directory name.
$userpass: Multi-Pass or object channel name (the multi-passes renamed via double-click in the Render Settings (opened Multi-Pass tree view). Primarily to be used as a directory name.
$frame: Current animation frame
$rs: Current Render Setting name
$res: Image resolution (e.g., 800*600: 800X600)
$range: Animation range (e.g., from frame 23 to 76; 23_76)
$fps: Frame rate
With CV-tokens you get some other very useful ones like:
$cvHeight: so you can name your renders based on vertical resolution, so you get “render_720” or “render_1080p” by using “$prj_$cvHeightp”
$cvUsername: Also super handy, you can add it to just folder name for example, so you know where the render is coming from, but doesn’t interfere with file naming
$mm $ss: For minutes and seconds, so you can save every render without over writing or saving incremental files, great for looking back over your project.

Do you have any questions? Be sure to ask in the comments and i’ll add the answers to this post for everyone to see.

If you found this interesting, also check out this tutorial about UI customization: https://ace5studios.com/ui-customization-in-maxon-cinema4d/

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Ultimate #TwoLeg4D Free Cinema4D Character rig!

Fully rigged #TwoLeg4D character for cinema 4D

Hey Guys, Got a New rig for you, this time it’s the two legged egg thing, thanks to the talented Ugur Ulvi Yetiskin! Make sure to check out his other maya rigs in the link below.

The original Character and rig for maya was made by Ugur Ulvi Yetiskin

Hint: Bind “reset psr” to an easy shortcut if you haven’t yet 🙂

If you use him and post somewhere make sure to tag him as #TwoLeg4D

Get the Cinema4D rig of TwoLeg here:

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Check out my products page for more free rigs: http://ace5studios.com/products

Also don’t forget to follow me and Maria on twitter for more free rigs!

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HUD – Heads up display

In this tutorial i cover various elements on the HUD in cinema 4D that you might not be aware of.

HUD is great for seeing important scene information without having to scroll through your object manager, also giving you the ability to adjust these numbers with ease. You will be able to see how many points/faces you have selected, the fps of your current scene, switch quickly between cameras and objects, turn subd object on and off.

Do you have any questions? Be sure to ask in the comments and i’ll add the answers to this post for everyone to see.

If you found this interesting, also check out this tutorial about UI customization: https://ace5studios.com/ui-customization-in-maxon-cinema4d/

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