How to create a realistic looking coin in Cinema 4D

In this video I show you how to create a realistic looking coin in Cinema 4D, we go over the texturing and take a little look into creating some dynamics including how to do a neat coin spin!




  1. Dubovyk Art April 26, 2012 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Really good tutorial for adv

  2. Wellington April 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Grato por esta aula, simples, e, o resultado fantástico.
    Gostei da astucia de criar o elemento para rotação da moeda, isso exercitará meu raciocínio.

    • Rory April 30, 2012 at 3:28 pm - Reply

      Muito obrigado! Na verdade, eu descobri depois que eu fiz o tutorial que existe uma seção no guia dinâmica que você pode definir uma velocidade inicial personalizada …. mas eu acho que meu caminho é mais divertido! 🙂


      Thanks very much! I actually discovered after I made the tutorial that there is a section in the dynamics tab that you can set a custom initial velocity…. but I think my way is more fun! 🙂

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  4. Stephen McPhee May 2, 2012 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Outstanding tutorial, like yourself I’ve been looking high and low for a tutorial that takes a beginner like myself through step by step. Thanks again!

  5. Biagio Messina June 6, 2012 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    Great job. As someone who tends to use Cinema 4d mostly for motion graphics work, I’m always thrilled to find tuts and examples of people doing photo-real work with it as well. Very nice job, and look forward to your future tuts.

  6. Rick August 4, 2012 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    This tutorial is awesome!

    I just wish my stuff would work like yours does. My main concern is when I add Rigid Body to the coin then add Collider with Clothilde Tags and raise the coin a bit then hit play, nothing happens. I’m pretty new at C4d so I’m sure it’s something super simple. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    • Rory August 12, 2012 at 1:55 pm - Reply


      Thanks for your comment. You shouldn’t need to add any Clothilde tags? If you are running version R12 or R13 you just add the rigid body tab to the coin and a collider tag to the floor and the gravity system should do the rest.

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  8. Paul Millard September 19, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Hi Rory,

    This is a great tutorial, I have been playing with it and think I might use coins in a project.
    I am really having trouble with the coin edges, they appear to come out in reverse and not looking realistic at all.
    I can get the lines to look good and the text seems to pop out rather than in.
    I am also new to Cinema4D and can even get the coins to fall like yours, you have really opened my eyes to what I could do with it, but I am a bit stuck with this.


    • Rory September 19, 2012 at 9:17 am - Reply

      Hi, thanks for your comments. In regards to the sides, have you tried setting the bump amount to a negative number? Perhaps this will help?

  9. zedul March 8, 2013 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Thanks for helping us….Your tuts are all amazing….

  10. Micheál September 21, 2013 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Great tutorial! I’m having a problem with getting the spin correct though. I start it going using the technique you show above, but then it spins for 2000 frames and even when it starts to fall it’s a slow, balletic process until it settles. I’ve tried tweaking things like Friction in the hope that it would force it to run out of steam and topple over, but no joy. Any advice you might have would be appreciated.

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  11. Nick October 24, 2014 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    hi Rory

    superb tutorial. thank you.

    one question – do you have the photoshop file for the edge bump map at all? its not in the pack of images i downloaded.



  12. Juan Ramón García Soler November 4, 2014 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Thank you very much for Totoriales. Easy step by step.
    I also bought and am using: rmf_infidio_pro_v1.4

    I am in the Packaging Design and am a bit lost on how you made ​​this link.
    Could you help ?.

    Sincerely, JuanRa

    Muchas gracias por los Totoriales. Fácil y paso a paso.
    También compré y estoy utilizando: rmf_infidio_pro_v1.4

    Me dedico al diseño de Packaging y estoy un poco perdido de como se hizo este link.
    ¿podrías ayudarnos?.

    Atentamente, JuanRa

  13. bluey March 5, 2015 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Have you tried using a Normal for the sides instead of bump (or as well as)
    just create black and white in photoshop and give the text some shadow and use something like Crazybump beta to convert it

    gives real texture


    love the tut helped me alot

  14. Richard March 21, 2015 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Hi … loved this tutorial, has a very good insight… not wanting to take much of your time, would you be able to post the coin side on the download, so we could have as a reference?
    thank you so much and keep it going please!

  15. Elisha Dvir March 27, 2015 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    I could not find the Pound_coins_edge.psd file, so I gave it up.
    Please let me know where can I find it.
    Thank you.

  16. bob September 15, 2015 at 4:22 am - Reply

    Hi, my question is, do you make a coin by order?

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    There is some problem with linking to Vimeo video. When I click tutorial image on main page I will go to the tutorial page but there is no video file. I use Google Chrome and Windows 7 64 bit.

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