Cinema 4D Tutorial – Create a 3D 3D Text Scene

In this tutorial we will take a look at building a 3D text scene containing some 3D 3D text. The original image was submitted by Andy on the tutorial for Recreating a Piece of Art. We will look at some basics of creating 3D text. Beveling, extruding, splines, lighting with Infidio Pro, a bit of basic physics. All sorts. Its a veritable feast of random Cinema 4D techniques.

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By | 2016-11-25T09:42:36+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Cinema 4D, Tutorials|12 Comments


  1. Geedub September 19, 2015 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Thanks for the tut, with the bottom of the pin being disconnected you could just place it inside a connect and make that editable and that will connect the seams.

  2. Raúl September 19, 2015 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    In minute 26, you need to optimize de points in order to be weld and able to bevel the edge (the tool is Optimize – U shift O)

  3. Markus Zeller September 20, 2015 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Instead of copying all the circles I would have used Instances. You change the original and the instances will follow 😀

  4. Phil Thompson September 24, 2015 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    Nice Tutorial, after watching I decided the magazine I produce needed a new Facebook banner pic so from memory I followed along upto a point and once all was modelled I exported as an Obj file this I imported into DAZ Studio some shaders applied and rendered using the nVidia Iray renderer, so wanna say big thanks as the new banner looks awesome.

    • Rory September 25, 2015 at 8:44 am - Reply

      That’s awesome Phil, would love to see the out come! 🙂

  5. Paul van der Molen January 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    and again…. a very nice tut. thank u from the Netherlands

  6. Dom H February 15, 2016 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Fantastic tutorial, thank you…..but I need help!
    At 14:30 you press”C” to make the “Lower” copy editable, and you get 2 roundings and 2 caps.
    When I do that I it turns into a Null containing another null called “Connect” which contains the “”Connect” extrude and spline.
    What am I not doing right? I’ve followed everything to a T up til here and really want to continue! Any ideas?

    • Dom H February 18, 2016 at 4:25 pm - Reply

      s’ok! I sussed it! Not sure why this didn’t work for me (version??) but I tried rt click > Current state to object and that gave me the Polgons/Roundings and Caps, parented with a null that I just deleted. Sweet!

      • Delia May 19, 2016 at 6:25 pm - Reply

        I really wish there were more artilces like this on the web.

  7. Rafael April 30, 2016 at 2:43 am - Reply

    Hi, I just discover your tutorial, it’s great! I was wondering if I could do a test rendering of this example using Modo 902. Is there a way you could share the file? I am intrigued about the rendering time done in C4D vs Modo.

  8. Rafael April 30, 2016 at 2:45 am - Reply

    Great tutorial! My first time here. I was wondering if you could share the file of this scene: I would like to do a render using Modo 902, and see the rendering time.

  9. Henrietta May 18, 2017 at 9:50 am - Reply

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