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Robert’s Cinema 4D Reel Intro Animation Breakdown 42 Comments

Reel intro breakdown Part 1

Reel intro breakdown Part 2

Cinema 4D pal, Robert Leger put up a great set of videos where he breaks down his reel intro. I thought it was in interesting look behind the scenes of a great C4D spot from Robert. He also uses the Light Kit Pro Daylight Rig to great effect to give the into a sun kissed look.


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  1. Mart Kay

    i love this reel. (it should also be linked)

  2. Hunter T

    Very cool, although this has been out for awhile

  3. Florian

    Oh, and you wrote “into” instead of “intro” in de url to the intro πŸ˜‰

      • lol, nothing been fixed πŸ˜›
        just letting you know.
        also at the “What’s New In Cinema 4D 13” the very last line has also a mistake.

  4. Great breakdown. Real nice use of MoGraph and hair in combination. Here’s a tip though: NEVER EVER render channels, that you won’t need. In a optimized pipeline, where it comes to a huge amount of data (rendering in 8k, for example) your director will bully you for outputting a 20x larger footage.

    Oh, and thanks for mentioning RockGen. πŸ˜‰

    For those who use R12: RockGen actually works in R12 and (maybe) in R13.
    There just has to be something fixed in the source. If anybody want this (unstable) version to use, please let me know.

    I am still working on an advanced version, but due to a lot of work since the last years, it will still take some months. (But it’s worth it) πŸ˜‰

  5. Hypernurbs

    Nice to see this break up Nick cheers!

  6. Ollie

    This was pretty good and all. But me, among others would like to seem some actual tutorials, produced by you. πŸ˜€

  7. George Wilshaw

    does anyone know any easier (faster) way to fill the “R” with rocks instead of doing it by hand? thanks in advance.


      • George Wilshaw

        Oh, I got the impression that that section was done by hand but I’ll re-watch! Thanks for rock gen by the way

  8. thanks everyone!
    i really enjoyed doing this piece.
    also thanks, nick, for digging it up again!

    • Hi there Robert,
      I would like to ask you if you have any bts or breakdown video online for the ClubRed project.

      It really is amazing.

  9. Great job Robert… and yes this was pretty old news…was gonna rank on Nick for posting but he gets so many hits on this site its prob great that he posted it again for you….

  10. Rovsen

    you wonder gorilla!.
    i from AZERBAIJAN!

  11. SEON-KI

    wow.. very fantastic! look forward to rockgen 1.0 !!

  12. Dand lion lol how did he make those letters with the castle stone look!

  13. What size did you use in particular for the dust, it looks like you have it set at 0. I followed along and copied all your settings for the dust and it comes up blank! Thanks for the tut, Robert. Great work.

  14. designbytes

    anyone else getting:

    “You don’t have permission to access /video/22329546 on this server.”

    for part2?

    • designbytes

      now that is odd, page refreshed when I hit “post comment” and part 2 suddenly appeared…so never mind

  15. great effect, I will try to recreate it in photoshop πŸ™‚

  16. Fajar Ramayel

    Thanks robert for the great tutorial, that’s really help my project to create a bank river :), anyway i’d like to ask you one question, How did you create the vines plant? is it just a alpha mapping texture or what? please answer my question, thanks a lot πŸ™‚

  17. nezar

    this was awesome wO0ow
    thank you guys