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Top 5 Cinema 4D Tutorials of the Week! 19 Comments




Model an iPod Nano

C4D-Grischa-Theissen-NanoIn this two part tutorial over at John Dickinson’s Motionworks, Grischa Theissen breaks down his process on modeling an iPod Nano in Cinema 4D.  This is a pretty long tutorial set, but Grischa really goes in depth and lets you watch his entire workflow from start to finish.  A pretty cool tutorial if you are just getting into modeling within Cinema 4D.

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Toon Drops

Everyone loves some Graymachine.  Harry actually hasn’t really done too many Cinema 4D tutorials, though he uses it quite a bit in his workflow.  This tutorial however, shows how he created his “toon drops” effect for his work on the Nickelodeon Teen Choice Awards  Promo Graphics.  He uses the Mograph Spline Wrap and Sketch and Toon to quickly and easy animate some 2d graphic elements.

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Cinema 4D’s Lights System

There is a new Cinema 4D training site on the horizon… aptly named C4DTraining.com.  They have a ton of tutorials over there, but one set of tutorials in particular caught my eye.  Its a three part series on everything to do with Cinema 4D’s Lights system.  You will first learn about the different types of lights, shadows and visible light.  From there move into some more intermediate knowledge such as the settings in the details tab of lights and how everything works.  Then finally finish it all off with how to use Link Active Object to look through your lights to make lighting the scene a bit easier, and also learn how to use the transparency channel of a material to make gobos or cuculoris.

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Liquid Logos

Chris Martin is new to the tutorial scene, but he has been rocking it lately with tutorials on Creative Cow as well as CGtuts+.  He specializes in Cinema 4D, RealFlow, and Syntheyes, and with this tutorial, he shows you how to make a sweet looking liquid logo using RealFlow inside of Cinema 4D.

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Stylish Liquid Type Logo

Since CGTuts+ launched a few months ago, there has been so many tutorials to come out of that website… well I really don’t have a punchline for that, so we’ll just leave it as is.  One of the most popular applications that gets requested though, is Cinema 4D, and for a tutorial to have awesome liquid using RealFlow, and also utilize some After Effects, well, its just a match made in heaven.  I don’t know if you guys know, but I also do the tutorial roundups over on CGtuts+, and just for you C4D fanatics, I got a massive roundup of your favorite app’s tutorials coming up very soon, so stay tuned!

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If you guys like roundups, I have a lot more where these came from… hit up VisualFXtuts.com for daily inspiration, news and things like that going on in the VFX/AE world, and look for my weekly roundups where we check around 300 sites and wrangle up all the tutorials that get posted during the week.  Here is the latest roundup: 2 Weeks = 114 Tutorials!

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Visit Part 1In this two part tutorial over at John Dickinson’s Motionworks, Grischa Theissen breaks down his process on modeling an iPod Nano in Cinema 4D.  This is a pretty long tutorial set, but Grischa really goes in depth and lets you watch his entire workflow from start to finish.  A pretty cool tutorial if you are just getting into modeling within Cinema 4D.
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19 Comments

  1. you’re going to need to add the author of the post up by the date since there’re some guest writers now.

    good round up topher!

  2. This post is great, its always hard for me to find good cinema tutorials. Thanks Nick!

  3. hi.
    having problems with accessing your site here in pakistan, is it a server issue?
    cos its really after i think 2 weeks tht i am able to open ur site.

  4. Thanks for the links – really enjoying Chris Martin’s and Tim’s stuff lately.

    NIck – what are you up to down here in DC during the MG Fest?

  5. hey evry body
    do you have a link for a site that Teaching cinema4d for beginners?

  6. ?ukasz

    did you know your email notifications don’t work for your blog? unless they aren’t suppose to send updates per post. I’ve signed up twice and no luck :[ makes me saddy.

  7. Hi man!
    Listen, maybe you could have an advice about what tutors about AR3 (and texturing as well) I can see on the Internet?
    Cuz I looked through all the Google and have found only a couple of tutors, especially about AR3.
    I switched from MAx to this great program – Cinema 4D and I like it a lot, but I can’t get realistic looking renders with AR in it (after my experience with Vray in Max).
    If you could suggest some tutors about texturing and realistic render with AR3 it would be great.
    Thanx!