1. Turn Text Into A Tropical Island Scene 27 Comments


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    In this AskGSG, we get asked by MadnessPro how to make a Tropical Island scene out of text similar to this beautiful spot by Animo – 3D & VFX Studio. First, Chris builds the island and water using the Displace Deformer and textures it with gradients. Next, Chris adds trees to the scene using a simple model and Hair. Finally, Nick tweaks the textures and lighting for the final render.

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    27 Comments Posted 2 weeks ago
  2. Creating Motion Streaks in Cinema 4D Using Sketch & Toon 7 Comments


    In this tutorial I’m going to be going over how you can use Sketch & Toon’s Motion lines to create motion streaks or trails inside of Cinema 4D.  First, I’ll show you how Motion Lines work and how it’s different than the Tracer object.  I’ll then cover the different modes and options followed by me demonstrating my workflow that I use for having full control over where motion streaks appear on your objects.  Finally, I’ll cover how to smooth out your motion lines using the Sketch Materials Curve Stroke feature and how you can add Squash & Stretch to your motion lines with the Taper option.

    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 about Sketch Style Tags in my tutorial here

    Learn the basics of Sketch & Toon in my tutorial here

     

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    7 Comments Posted 3 weeks ago
  3. Greyscalegorilla at Siggraph 2015 7 Comments


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    It’s time for Siggraph 2015 in LA. Chris and Nick will be there presenting at the Maxon Booth again this year. So be sure to stop by if you are in town for the big event.

    Chris will be talking about unique ways to use the Hair system in Cinema 4D, and Nick will be talking about how to use X-Particles and HDRI Studio Pack to make a realistic thirst quenching render.

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    Can’t make it to LA? Don’t worry, Cineversity will be streaming our presentations and all the other great presenters over at C4DLive. Check C4DLive for the full schedule.

    Hope to see you there or in the chat on C4D Live!

    7 Comments Posted 3 weeks ago
  4. Balloon Type: Use Vertex Maps To Transition Between Stiff And Soft Dynamics 13 Comments


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    In this Video, Mario asks us how to make this cool looking Balloon Type from Pierre Bourjo. Luckily, Chris has been learning more about Vertex Maps and he shows us how to use them to make different stiffness in our balloon shape. We also use Soft Body dynamics, Sweep Nurbs, Reflectance, Terrible Cursive, and one Softbox to recreate the look.

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    13 Comments Posted 1 month ago