As promised in the last tutorial I would find out how the motion camera from Cinema 4D R14 works and do a quick guide to get you started. It is brilliant if you just want to add a bit of subtle realistic camera shake to your scene. This is by no means a be all and end of of the motion camera but it should at least get you started playing with it!
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Hi Guys, Sorry I have been quiet lately. Been mega busy with work, extra curricula work and various other stuff… All sucking up my time! I wanted to do something fun so for this tutorial we look at using MoGraph to make a ton of cubes fly around in a vortex before making up some text then finally coming crashing to the floor! Lots of fun stuff in here.. There is definitely some useful tips to be found! I also decided that on this one I’d include an extension tutorial with how to actually render and composite the animation in after effects. This way its optional!
I decided to add an extention on to this tutorial, it follows the previous tutorial on how to create a super cool vortex text reveal. Here we go into the render settings and compositing in after effects.
In this amazingly exciting video I go through 10 of my favorite hints and tips for Cinema 4D. These are all simple and often over looked features that I use all the time. From creating square tubes to a bunch of useful shortcut keys. Hopefully there is something in here that may help you out.
Also please post in the comments any of your favorite hints! If I get another 10 good ones I’ll make another video!
In this thrilling tutorial we look at creating a dynamic spring that actually shows in the render and works with the dynamics system. This came about after I was creating an exploded locking mechanising for an advert. Cinema has the spring connector which works wonderfully, however it doesnt show in the render. In order to get round this I created a helix spline with a sweep nurbs and then tied that to the position of the top part of the spring. Hey presto a working spring that shows in the render and is completely dynamic! Check out the example below for a real quick idea of what I mean.
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In this Cinema 4D tutorial we go through creating a cool text effect where the glass front is separate from the hollow plastic backing. We have a look at a bit of simple Xpresso which enables really easy changes to the text. Next we light the scene and put the bolts and screw holes in.
I can now add that the creator of the original image is Jon Buckly and his site is http://www.jonbuckley.com
Please leave me feedback and I’ve love to see your creations!
Ok, this turned out to be a long one, didn’t mean to make it so long but its a pretty complicated setup. If your just getting into Mograph then its well worth a watch as we go through moving and scaling objects using effectors while building a self wrapping Christmas present. Its another one where I have a few troubles on the way but I really wanted to leave it all in so that you can see the whole diagnostic process.
As always please send me any creations you make of the back of this, I love to see the incredible stuff you guys come up with!
Its this quick time video I show you how to inflate the rubber ring that we made in the last tutorial (Ball Pit).
Few handy little hints in here so hopefully you’ll be able to utilise some the techniques and come up with some funky renders!
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In this tutorial other than saying ummmm, eeeerrrr and not mentioning Infidio a heck of a lot we look at techniques used to make text burst from a ball pit. We cover creating the animation from nothing in Cinema 4D, building an inflatable ball pool, building and animating some text, and chucking balls around…. Then we take it into After Effects for the final composite. Plus I even tell my favourite joke at the end!
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In this tutorial we play around with cloth dynamics. We have a look at how to setup a scene in which a large cloth is lifted up revealing an object. It does go a little wrong towards to the end but we have a look at how to fix it and make a discovery of a limitation…
More at www.ratemyfuneral.com – In this tutorial we go over how to create a portal style scene. There are a few techniques in this tutorial that I think are very useful to know. I also thought it was time for some dramatics on the intro..
Download the portal gun from here