1. Using the Cinema 4D Collision Deformer in a 2D Workflow 1 Comment


    In this tutorial I’m going to explore a few of the many uses of the Cinema 4D Collision Deformer and show you how you can achieve a ‘squash & stretch’ animation without adding any keyframes!  The Collision Deformer is super powerful and allows you to emulate types of animations that would traditionally be created by using Softbody Dynamics.  The Collision Deformer allows you to define an object that will collide into and deform, smashing or pushing the geometry of the object that has the collision deformer applied to it.  I’ll show you how to use the collision deformer along with others to create some fun animations that lends itself to a lot of experimentation!   I’ll even dive into some brief Cappuccino to record my movement in the viewport as keyframes! All that and much more in this jam packed tutorial!

    If you have any questions, be sure to hit me in the comments below!  Have fun and if you make something with this technique, be sure to share it!  Enjoy!

    Learn more about the Jiggle Deformer Here

    Learn more about Cappuccino & Keyframe Reduction Here

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    1 Comment Posted 16 hours ago
  2. Half Rez 4 1 Comment


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    Greyscalegorilla, Chicago C4D, and Maxon US are proud to present Half Rez 2015. Yep, it is that time again in Chicago. This is our Fourth Half Rez event and it will be by far our biggest one yet.

    To make sure this year tops all the others we’ve upgraded our venue to Lincoln Hall. Half Rez is the place meet, greet, learn, and party. Visit HalfRez.com for more details and to register.

    What Is Half Rez?

    We started Half Rez to bring together 3D and 2D artists, animators and designers for a night of learning, drinking and hanging out.

    We have presentations planned from designers and tons of fun games and prizes to give away. Come hang out with like minded folks and let’s us celebrate our craft and learn from each other the fun way. Check out the videos below from the last three years to get a vibe of what Half Rez will be like.

    Head on over to our official HalfRez page to register. There you will find the details for the show and by signing up, it will let everyone know who is coming and also help us out to make sure we have enough food there for everyone. Did I mention there will be free food to soak up the beer?

    OK, so who’s coming?

    Visit HalfRez.com to Sign Up

    Video From Half Rez 1

    Video From Half Rez 2

    Video From Half Rez 3

    1 Comment Posted 22 hours ago
  3. How To Make A Sci-Fi Fire Look In Cinema 4D and After Effects Comments Off


    In this AskGSG Jake Vardaman asks us how to make this cool Sci-Fi fire look by Raoul Paulet using C4D. This was a challenging one, but we ended up with a cool technique that wasn’t exact, but neat in its own way. We used Transparent and Alpha effects combined with Displacement and some After Effects love to create the final look.

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    This video was recorded during a live episode of AskGSG. Visit our AskGSG Page to see our schedule and see how you can get recordings of our live show and Scene Files from this video.

    Leave a Comment Posted 3 days ago
  4. How to Create a 2D Liquid Reveal in Cinema 4D 8 Comments


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    In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a liquid-y 2D reveal or transition wipe in Cinema 4D.    First I’ll go over how I used the Sketch Materials Adjustment options to create a stylized print offset look to my Sketch & Toon object.  Next, I’ll cover how I used a 3D gradient to create the 2D wipe transition as well as going over a little Xpresso to be able to control the gradient wipe with a pair of Nulls.  Finally, I will briefly go over how I used Sketch & Toon Opacity options to fade on strokes over time.

    Huge thanks to Tieh-Fei Yu for donating his shoe model that I used in this tutorial!

    If you have any questions, be sure to hit me in the comments below!  Have fun and if you make something with this technique, be sure to share it!  Enjoy!

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    8 Comments Posted 1 week ago