1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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 1 month ago
  4. NEW: HDRI Studio Pack V1.9 11 Comments

    Perfect lighting and reflections in seconds. That’s what HDRI Studio Pack is all about. We just launched the latest version of HDRI Studio Pack today. It includes new still and animation presets specifically designed for Version R15 of Cinema 4D.

    HDRI Studio Pack presets give you ready-to-render scenes that are perfectly optimized for speed and performance with Global Illumination. Watch the “What’s New” video below or visit the HDRI Studio Pack Page to learn more about HDRI Studio Pack and what’s new in this latest version.

    What’s New In Version 1.9

    Some Example Renders and Animations from HDRI Studio Pack


    This is a free update. Current HDRI Studio Pack owners will get an email with a link to the new version.

    Learn More About HDRI Studio Pack

    11 Comments Posted 1 month ago
  5. Pasquale D’Silva – Designing With Animation 9 Comments


    Computers are jerks and love to fill in the gaps linearly because they are lazy sacks of wires. A great animator/motion designer spends most of their days fighting computers to make sure they don’t mess this up.

    In this presentation about designing with animation, Pasquale D’Silva goes through some great examples of how animation can be used to help design software interfaces. It’s a great talk about how animation can help make software easier to use. He also wrote this article that includes some great visual examples of these animation concepts in action. The best part… These concepts are great for ALL motion design. Not just software.


    Also See… Guide To Keyframes In After Effects

    9 Comments Posted 2 months ago