6 Holiday Themed Cinema 4D Tutorials

  1. Wisps of Wind with MoSpline 38 Comments

    In this simple tutorial we finally use the Mograph modules MoSpline. We can easily tweak a handful of parameters and get a lot of variation. In a brief tangent we’ll look at using blend mode in a cloner create some versatile patterns. Finishing off by emitting the wisps as simple particles.


    38 Comments Posted 2 months ago
  2. HDRI Studio Pack Update For R16 20 Comments

    We made a new download of HDRI Studio Pack just for R16 users. If you use R16 and HDRI Studio Pack, you can download a new version at our Updates Page right away. Watch the video above to see what is new in the R16 version.

    What Has Changed?

    1. We fixed a Floor Reflection bug that some people have been getting with R16. Now floor reflection works perfectly.

    2. We changed the way scene files load into the scene in this new version. Now, new HDR Rigs are brought in to a separate scene file instead of coming in the current scene. This isn’t an ideal workflow, but it fixes a texture problem that Cinema 4D has.

    3. We also included new R16 Animation and Still presets that work exclusively with the new Reflectance channel.

    Don’t have HDRI Studio Pack? Learn what it can do for your renders.

    20 Comments Posted 2 months ago
  3. Rock Goo Tutorial Part 3 23 Comments

    In this third Goo Rock tutorial, I will be going over how to light, texture and animate for the final render using Light Kit Pro, Texture Kit Pro, HDRI Studio Pack, and Signal. I will also go over an editing technique to show how to cheat your 3D move to seem longer than it is.

    This tutorial is inspired by CROWD studio’s amazing animation for the ADC 93rd Annual Awards of Art.

    Tutorial Part 3

    Watch Part 1 And 2 Here

    23 Comments Posted 2 months ago
  4. Rock Goo Tutorial Part 1 And 2 72 Comments

    This tutorial started as part of a “how’d they make that?” GSG Live Cast but it seemed fun enough to evolve into a full fledged tutorial.

    This tutorial is inspired by the work of CROWD Studio and TAVO‘s amazing animation for the ADC 93rd Annual Awards of Art.

    This tutorial covers a pretty specific topic, but inside it I cover a lot of tools you won’t normally see in your standard GSG tutorial so it may be worth your time even if you don’t think you’ll be needing some sticky goo inside a rock anytime soon. In part one I’ll show you some techniques for making a single volume mesh in the shape of a cluster of crystals or minerals. Robust clean models can be made this way using some tricks with dynamics, poly reduction, and the new bevel deformer. This has a lot of potential for very different structures.

    Part One

    In part two I’ll go through a bunch of different tricks prepare the geometry to be cut in two, then create and rig a mesh that looks and behaves like a sticky goo that is stuck to the surfaces of the rock. For this I cover some simple joint rigging, then move on to use the mesh deformer, smoothing deformer, and the pose morph tag to really sell the movement.

    Part Two

    Watch Part 3 Of This Tutorial Here

    72 Comments Posted 2 months ago
  5. Free Cinema 4D R16 Scene Files For Newsletter Subscribers 30 Comments

    Cinema 4D R16 is finally out! And, as promised, we are sharing our R16 scene files with our Newsletter subscribers. If you are a current subscriber, check your Email inbox to get the download link.

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    Sign up now and download these R16 scene files below instantly. Everything is fully lit and textured. Ready to render and ready for you to play with and learn. We have other fun things planned just for our newsletter in the near future so I hope you stay with us.

    Below are the scene files that are included in the download.

    Black Spheres with 6 Layer Reflectance


    Interaction Tag Mouth Animation

    Cog Spline Dynamic Machine

    Car Paint Shader With Reflectance


    Signup For Our Newsletter Now To Get These Exclusive R16 Scene Files

    30 Comments Posted 3 months ago