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Pose Library Cinema 4D – how to make your own poses.

The new pose library feature makes it real convenient to store poses for your characters, but also facial expressions. There are some nuances to know, and methods to be more effective, I go over them here.

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introduction to character animation in cinema 4d

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Terraform 4D – make awesome terrains in C4D! Plugin review

Do you find the terrain object limiting? Terraform4D is a new plugin to simply the process of making terrains in Cinema4D.

You can grab it here: https://www.terraform4d.com

Cheers!

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Check out my other Animation tutorials in my tutorial page! Or click on the image below to see intro to animation.
introduction to character animation in cinema 4d

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Secret Symmetry tools that Maxon doesn’t want you to know about!

Maxon has been hiding this from you all along. There is an amazing symmetry tool built right into the core of C4D, but it has been hidden from ordinary folk. Today i finally reveal the dark truth about it.

But if you don’t want to watch the dramatic video, it basically just involves making a pose morph tag, then making adjustments, then copying the pose morph, then right clicking and pressing flip X. Activate both pose morphs and then delete the tag 🙂

Cheers!

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Check out my other Animation tutorials in my tutorial page! Or click on the image below to see intro to animation.
introduction to character animation in cinema 4d

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IK – FK transition during animation

Do you need to switch between IK and FK during an animation in Cinema 4d?

My suggestion is: Don’t. But if you really want to i made a tutorial for you. 🙂

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Check out my other Animation tutorials in my tutorial page! Or click on the image below to see intro to animation.
introduction to character animation in cinema 4d

Looking for free rigs to practice animation? Be sure to check out the Shop page!

Keyframes 101 – Introduction

Don’t know how to handle keyframes? Check out this handy video with the basics, and some useful tips!

Videos like this should help you learn the basics of animation and keyframes. So that later you can follow any tutorials, not just C4D ones. But maya and blender, and whatever software the animator is using.

https://ace5studios.com/products – check out the free rigs first !

Check out my other Animation tutorials in my tutorial page! Or click on the image below to see intro to animation.
introduction to character animation in cinema 4d

Looking for free rigs to practice animation? Be sure to check out the Shop page!

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Use your own rig with Mixamo

Do you have an existing rig? Do you want to use it with Mixamo animations? and then adjust them to your liking? This is the tutorial for you then!

The Basic concepts is you upload your mesh and joints to mixamo and download an animation, then you merge it back in, and hide the mesh that came from mixamo ( you need to keep it). Then you parent the controllers of your mesh to the joints and now you can use your existing rig to adjust the mixamo animation!

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If you are looking for an alternative method to animate the 5j characters without messing about with all the controller parenting, have a look at this video:

Check out my other spline tutorials in my tutorial page!

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introduction to character animation in cinema 4d

Intro to Character Animation in Cinema4D

I sell lots of rigged characters and stuff for cinema 4D and realized i don’t have any tutorials which would actually show people how to use them, so this series will be all about that! 🙂

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Check out my other spline tutorials in my tutorial page!

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highWay Tutorial – Fun With splines (Cinema 4D)

In this tutorial we are going to have “Fun with Splines” and make a little highway system in cinema 4d. We are going to us the spline wrap deformer and a bit of dynamics to simulate traffic and make cars go vroom!

Grab the scene files here: gum.co/5highway

Check out my other spline tutorials in my tutorial page!

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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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Materials 101 – Cinema4D

This tutorial covers the basics of making plastics and metals in cinema4D. And a bit of fresnel.

If that was useful to you, you might also want to check out my glass render tutorial here: //ace5studios.com/glass

And the progressive render stuff at: //ace5studios.com/progressive-rendering-and-render-settings/