New Training Series - Motion Capture Animation In Cinema 4D

  1. How to Make a Dynamic Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Man from Scratch 37 Comments


    Rigging with Dynamic Objects

    Hello everybody. Today we are going to build a wacky waving inflatable tube man! This tutorial continues from the theme of my recent Siggraph presentation about creating various dynamic ropes. I’ve become fascinated with the idea of rigging characters via dynamic objects and connectors. This tutorial fully explores that idea! We will be creating a fully dynamic character that will animate forever.

    What we will be doing in this tutorial

    • Build a dynamic chain of cylinders and connectors
    • Use wind, turbulence, and friction to animate the rig
    • Automate the animation with Signal
    • Create and bind a mesh to the rig
    • Create and apply a face
    • Use hair to add dynamic tassles
    • Duplicate!

    Tutorial Part I


    Tutorial Part II


    Where will you put your wacky waving inflatable tube man? Post yours in the comments!

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    37 Comments Posted 3 weeks ago
  2. 2016 GSG Customer Showcase 11 Comments




    It’s here! Hot off the Siggraph 2016 show floor. Our very first customer showcase reel! Big thanks to Mike Alfini for his awesome editing skills, and to ArtList for providing the killer music.

    We’d also like to thank our AMAZING customers around the globe for sending us such beautiful images that showcase our tools! We are in constant awe of your talent and dedication! We are already looking forward to our 2017 Customer Showcase, so get ready!

    11 Comments Posted 3 weeks ago
  3. Cinema 4D R18 is HERE! 34 Comments

    Maxon just announced the much-anticipated Cinema 4D R18 update and we are breaking down all our favorite new features!


    We are excited to bring you these quick breakdowns and we promise more in-depth tutorials are not far away. Also, be sure to check out Maxon’s site for a complete list of new features. So enough talk, let’s see what’s NEW in Cinema 4D R18!

    New Mograph Object: Voronoi Fracture

    New Mograph Effector: Push Apart

    New Viewport Enhancements

    New Mograph Features

    New Knife Tools

    New Mograph Effector: RE:Effector

    New Thin Film Shader

    New Bump Map Feature: Parallax

    New Vertex Color Tag

    GreyscaleGorilla Transform R18 Integration

    34 Comments Posted 1 month ago
  4. The Best GIF Optimization Techniques for Photoshop 6 Comments

    In this tutorial, I’m going to cover the best GIF optimization techniques in Photoshop to help make your Cinema 4D renders look super nice with the lowest file sizes possible so you can easily post them in GIF form anywhere on the interwebs!  GIFs are all the rage these days and its important to learn how you can make them look as good as possible no matter what type of image you’re dealing with!  Oh, and GIF is pronounced GUH-IF.  Get outta here with your jifs! 😉

    In this tutorial you’ll:

    •  Tackle 4 unique animation scenarios utilizing different optimization
    techniques for each one

    •  Learn all about color reduction algorithms, Diffusion options, and Web Snap

    •  Optimize each scene balancing low file size with best image quality

    •  Pronounce GIF the right way

    If you have any questions, be sure to post it in the comments section and if you create any fun GIFs, I’d love to see them!  Thanks for watching!

    Be sure to follow me on Dribbble to see more of my Cinema 4D animated GIF renders!


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    6 Comments Posted 1 month ago
  5. GSG @ Siggraph 2016 1 Comment

    gsg_siggraphIt’s Siggraph time again and GSG will be in Annehiem with live shows, demos at our very own GSG Booth, and maybe even some new product teasers! Below you will find all the information you need. Find out the When, where, and how to see all things GSG at Siggraph!

    General Siggraph 2016 Information and tickets can be purchased here.


    When is Siggraph?

    The Exhibition is from July 24th to July 27 and is in Annehiem California.

    Who from GSG will be in attendance?

    Nick, Chris, Chad, and EJ will all be speaking, demo-ing, and hanging out.

    How can I see all the action?

    Easy. You can either be there for the real-deal OR you can tune into for streaming content! We will also be streaming from time to time via Facebook.

    I heard that GSG has a booth, is that true?

    Why yes it is! GSG will be in a corner booth that is part of Maxon’s big ole’ booth. It’s the first time we’ve had a “booth” at Siggraph or any other event, so stop by to chat and pick up some swag!

    GSG Siggraph Demo Schedule:

    Tuesday, July 26th @ 10:30am PST : Chris Schmidt

    Tuesday, July 26th @ 11:30am PST : EJ Hassenfratz

    Tuesday, July 26th @ 1:30pm PST : Nick Campbell

    Wednesday, July 27th @ 11:30am PST : Chad Ashley

    Thursday, July 28th @ 12:30pm PST : Chad Ashley

    Get Social!

    We will also be live Facebook streaming throughout the show, so be sure to keep an eye out on FB for that. Feel free to tweet at us during the show as well @gsg3d. We’ll also be posting to Instagram as well!



    1 Comment Posted 1 month ago