Cinema 4D Tutorial – Self Powering Bulb – Part 1 – Light Bulb

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Cinema 4D Tutorial – Self Powering Bulb – Part 1 – Light Bulb

Been quiet lately, other than the complete site rebuild, I have not had much time to put in to RMF lately. However, that is about to change! Tonight see’s the first part of a set of tutorials where we create a bulb riding an exorcise bike that is powering itself. I saw the image in a 3D magazine. I absolutely loved the concept however it was originally created in 3DS Max so I simply had to try and rebuilt it in Cinema 4D. A few parts proved to be a bit tricky but I worked my way around them and got it together.

In part one we start off by making the light bulb itself (pictured below.) Which I have had a few requests asking for a tutorial for anyway….

The ultimate goal will be to produce this….

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Since starting this tutorial set I have discovered that the original bulb character is created by André Kutscherauer of for his incredible short film “Self Illumination”


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By | 2016-11-25T09:42:40+00:00 August 13th, 2013|Cinema 4D, Tutorials|7 Comments


  1. Göran August 14, 2013 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Love your tuts as always!
    One thing about the bulb glass; you’ve modelled it as a solid object (like a crystal ball) and that makes it look quite chunky. How about putting it in a Cloth Nurb with thickness to make it into thin glass?

    • Rory August 14, 2013 at 9:43 am - Reply

      Göran, You make a fantastic point!! In my earlier versions, I didn’t use cloth nurbs but instead I continued the splines back up inside the bulb following the contours but I totally forgot for this tutorial!

      I will try and put a Part 1 – additional tutorial together covering this!


  2. Göran August 14, 2013 at 9:48 am - Reply

    No prob! Keep the good stuff comming!

  3. vasco monteiro August 16, 2013 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Amazing tutorial! can’t way for part 2!

    Thank you 🙂

  4. Ed September 18, 2013 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Nice tutorial, great site full of tips, too!

    One comment: don’t really know if the ‘rape’ joke is one to stuck with. After ~20-odd tutorials it wears a bit thin, and i’ve had more than a few female colleagues who (after being pointed to your site by yours truly for tutorials) have had mixed/bad reactions to it. Just a heads up.

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  5. Safiy August 16, 2015 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Great tut. Finally decided to show the outcome.Not too bad.

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