1. Sketch & Toon Style 1: Rough Markers Tutorial 64 Comments

    The first in a series of heavily requested Sketch & Toon tutorials we’ll tackle different looks inspired from different sources. First up, we’ll try and recreate a marker sketch look. Specifically we’ll be referencing this image from artist Richard Peter Han. First we dissect the different types of lines then start to replicate the look of each.

    Drop a link in the comments below of a Sketch & Toon Style you may want to see in future tutorials.


    Download the Robot Model Here

    64 Comments Posted 1 month ago
  2. Five Second Projects: Bright Lights 11 Comments


    The Five Second Project for March is ready, and you might want to put on some sunglasses for this one.

    Use the theme “Bright Lights” to create a five second animation and submit it on the Five Second Projects page. Our favorite videos will be featured in a post for the world to see. Just try not to blind us, will ya?

    Learn more about Five Second Projects →
    11 Comments Posted 1 month ago
  3. Five Second Project “Olympic Gold” Winners 11 Comments


    Congratulations to gasta for winning the Five Second Project for February. This entry has a great low-poly environment and models, detailed sound design, clean 3D animation, and it adheres to the theme. All of those elements really brought this piece full-circle.

    There were a ton of great entries this month, so we also hand-picked a great group of honorable mentions below. Look for the next Five Second Project starting next week.

    Honorable Mentions

    11 Comments Posted 1 month ago
  4. New Global Illumination Settings In Cinema 4D R15 33 Comments

    In this video, I will go over the new GI settings in C4D R15. Maxon has completely redone the GI interface and algorithms to make GI faster and more stable.

    Animating With Global Illumination

    Getting stable GI animation without flickering took a LOT of render time in the past. These new tools in R15 really speed things up. The new Irradiance Cache is rebuilt from the ground up to be much more friendly to use and


    The new built in GI presets help get you started with GI without knowing all the technical details. However, the more you understand how the new GI tools work, the more efficient your render times will be. I will discuss some of the presets and it’s settings so you can pick the right preset to start with.

    HDRI Studio Pack

    If you are looking to get the most out of the new R15 renderer, check out the new HDRI Studio Pack and it’s custom R15 presets that come with it. Add lights and reflection to your GI scene instantly and use our custom GI Presets to render perfect stills and animation right from within C4D.

    33 Comments Posted 1 month ago
  5. Cinema 4D Quick Tip 4 – Change Your FPS The Right Way 17 Comments

    In this Quick Tip, I will show you how to change your Frames Per Second settings in Cinema 4D. It’s a bit more tricky than just ONE place to change it. There is the PROJECT FPS setting and the OUTPUT FPS setting and both of these do slightly different things. Watch the video above to learn more about how to set up your FPS correctly for your project.

    Watch More Quick Tips

    17 Comments Posted 2 months ago