1. How to Animate On Sketch & Toon Stroke Lines in Cinema 4D 6 Comments


    In this tutorial, I’ll be covering how you can animate on your line art outlines made with Cinema 4D’s Sketch and Toon.  First I’ll go over how you can easily animate on your objects using the Mograph Module and effectors.  Then I’ll demonstrate how you can have the lines generated by Sketch & Toon draw or animate on using it’s Draw options.  I’ll show some of the things you need to know to have full control over how they draw on as well as providing a few tips on how to avoid some common issues that may occur using the Draw options like lines randomly popping on and off during the animation.

    I cover Sketch Style Tags in this tutorial and you can get more in depth information about them in my Sketch Style Tag tutorial.

    If you make something, be sure to share it!  Only one way to get better at your craft and that’s to keep on creating!

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    6 Comments Posted 2 weeks ago
  2. Twist Abstract Geometry to Create Numbers in Cinema4D 16 Comments


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    In this tutorial captured live during an AskGSG segment, Les Bailey (BadAss_Technologies) asked how one might go about creating a textured twisted number like in this cool poster from r4dn. First we’ll create a crazy shape using simple splines and textures, then wrap and twist it around to a final shape, perfectly looping it back around to itself seamlessly.

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    16 Comments Posted 2 weeks ago
  3. Nick Campbell Q&A at SLC Motion Graphic Meetup 14 Comments


    I stopped by the Salt Lake City Motion Graphics Group during my road trip to do answer some questions and wave my hands around. It ended up being a very honest discussion about the history of GSG, The philosophy of making tutorials, and why A+ school work isn’t good enough.

    Thanks to the group for inviting me out and asking all these great questions. I hope you enjoy it.

    Oh yeah, Remind me to get longer T-Shirts to wear next time.

    14 Comments Posted 3 weeks ago
  4. Use After Effects To Composite Two Separate Cinema 4D Renders 11 Comments


    In this video, Xrossfader asks us how to make a look similar to this Nike ad from Matthew Day. We used a whale, but you can use any shape for the same effect.

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    11 Comments Posted 3 weeks ago
  5. How to Create Long Shadows in Cinema 4D 7 Comments


    In this quick tutorial I’ll be covering how you can easily apply a long shadow to your 3D objects in Cinema 4D.  The long shadow style has become very popular along with the flat design movement in a lot of web, mobile app design, and it’s made its way into Motion Graphics!  Creating these long shadows with 3D objects allows the benefit of the shadow to reflect the actual contour of the 3D object as it moves in 3D space as opposed to creating it in After Effects with a flat object with a bit more work.  I also go over using Sketch and Toon’s Quantize shading to make your 3D composition have flat shading and use the specular options to create those nice moving specular highlights that play with the light in your scene.  Keeping it all in Cinema 4D has been the overriding theme with my latest tutorials and here’s yet another trick to add to your 2D in C4D bag!

    If you make something, be sure to share it!  Only one way to get better at your craft and that’s to keep on creating!

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    7 Comments Posted 1 month ago