Buy Texture Kit Pro and get Topcoat For Free!

  1. Five Second Projects: Storage Leave a Comment


    Time for another Five Second Project. This month’s theme is “Storage,” and as an added bonus, our sponsor is offering up prizes for the winners!

    Not sure what Five Second Projects is? Check out our rules page here. Also, be sure to check out other Five Second Projects to see some incredible animation.

    This Month’s Five Second Project is sponsored again by TarDisk

    If your laptop’s hard drive is always full like mine, TarDisk may be exactly what you are looking for.

    Tardisk easily allows you to add 256GB of storage to your MacBook Pro and Macbook Air by utilizing your machines onboard storage.

    Learn how to add valuable hard drive space without expensive hard drive swaps by visiting TarDisk. Thanks again to TarDisk for sponsoring Five Second Projects and, of course, for offering up some free “Storage” to our winner!

    Learn more about Five Second Projects →
    Leave a Comment Posted 2 weeks ago
  2. How to Create the Dented Sphere Look 16 Comments

    FourUp_dented_spheresProcessed with VSCOcam with m3 preset

    This is a tutorial showing how to create a similar animation to the Half Rez 2015 logo animation also the look seen in my “Dented Sphere” series everyday renders. We will be discussing two different ways of approaching the effect of “denting” objects into one another and how to animate them.

    16 Comments Posted 3 weeks ago
  3. Five Second Projects “Harvest” Winners 3 Comments


    The votes have been tallied and we have our winner. It was a clean sweep among our judges this time around!  Congrats to Nicola Gastaldi for submitting the winning animation, “Sow and reap and then again.”

    Of course, we had a lot of great submissions, so check out the Honorable Mentions section, as well.  Some clever takes on the word, “Harvest!”

    Special thanks to our amazing sponsor TarDisk. Make sure to check out how they can help you get extra space on your hard drive!

    Never done a five second project? Not sure what it is? Check out this page and we will see you back here soon.

    Honorable Mentions


    3 Comments Posted 4 weeks ago
  4. Mike The Monkey HalfRez 2015: Deconstructing Sound 14 Comments


    Mike Senften joined us at HalfRez this year to blow everybody’s mind once again. Animators, musicians, engineers, doctors, stock traders and countless other professions rely on waveforms to describe the behavior of data over time. In this presentation Mike shares a visual approach to understanding the construction and deconstruction of waveforms. It’s a short and sweet introduction to basic trigonometry as well as Fourier Synthesis and Fourier Analysis (which were first developed over 200 years ago by French mathematician Joseph Fourier). It requires little to no prior experience in mathematics, but a passion for nerdery and a glass of bourbon are always helpful.

    Deconstructing Sound

    What is HalfRez? Check it out.

    14 Comments Posted 4 weeks ago
  5. How to Loop Cloth Dynamics in Cinema 4D 14 Comments

    In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can create a seamless cloth simulation/dynamics loop in Cinema 4D.  First, I’ll show you how you can create your cloth ribbon using SplineWrap.  Then, I’ll show you how to apply a Cloth tag and pin parts of your geometry down so you can create undulating cloth movements using Turbulence and Wind Particle Forces.  Next, I’ll show you how to apply Camera Mapped striped textures to turn this animation into some “Op Art“.  Finally, I’ll show you my method for creating a seamless cloth dynamics loop.  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!


    Visit for more from EJ

    14 Comments Posted 1 month ago