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Cinema 4D: CS Tools – Cubes 26 Comments


Today I go though the settings for the Cubes Tool From CSTools. This plugin is a great way to animate abstract shapes quickly. It’s more of a “Play around with it till it looks good” kind of thing.

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  1. another great one nick! thanks man!

    ps: i would love to see a vray tut, its so complicated lol

    thanks once again! im learning a lot with your tutos

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    • Check out shepperdOneill on YouTube. He has an excellent video series on how to use VRayforC4D. It covers everything.

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  2. Thanks casko! I haven’t really played around enough with Vray to to a tutorial on it. It was tricky to use. That’s for sure.

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  3. more cs tools!! ,thanks Nick these tuts are really helpful.
    also thanks to Chris Smith amazing tools.
    some multi pass and .aec file tuts would make me and my cat very happy.
    have a productive week.

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  4. Re: Bidirectional

    If you set the offset first to something other than zero, then bidirectional becomes obvious. When Bidirectional is off but there is an offset, you’ll see the cubes only go in a positive direction. With it on, they offset in both directions. I probably should have put the bidirectional switch AFTER the offset slider, but I thought it was too ugly to do slider/switch/slider :)

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  5. Thanks Nick and Chris.

    I’ve played with this before but didn’t know how dynamic it really was.

    Very dope. It is like the Mograph Module but doesn’t eat up as much ram. Since the cubes use the segments on the poly objects it doesn’t bog it down my cpu as much.

    Did something very interesting with it today.

    I will post it later

    Thanks again fellas!!!

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  6. Trevor McPherson

    Hi Nick
    Thanks for that installment. These are super helpful!
    Seeing as you were asking for ideas to make tuts… how about showing some C4D things that are easy in AE like camera depth of field and motion blur?
    Just a thought.
    Thanks again.

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  7. Joaquín

    Thanks Gorilla for all this tutorials, but I have a problem with the render of the animations. I don´t know how to make the render with transparency, as quick time movie png.

    Thanks again.

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  8. Dimitris Christou

    Hi there gorilla and thanks for the Video tutorials! I’m stuck with C4D version 9.5-6 (wish I had the money to upgrade). Do you have any links of older versions of the CStools? I know they’ve been around since at least 9.5 but everywhere I find a download link it takes me to the sugar… page that contains the latest version. Feel free to mail them (if possible) or give any link or info possible. Thanks!

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  9. Nice guy

    Sorry Nick, my mistake! Last night the page won’t load video. :’>

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  10. Cubes…really cool for motion graphics!!
    Thanks for the tools and the tut.

    //Klas

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  11. Hi Nick, yesterday I’ve done this in like 2 hours,
    following this Cubes Tool tut.

    http://www.vimeo.com/8906830

    Hope you like it like I do.
    I’ve been strugglin with Maya
    now I’m seriously thinking to switch to Cinema.

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  12. hi Gorilla,
    you just changed my life, firstly thanks for this.. and i have lost my all night for one small problem. i m trying to rotate my object loop by Cs Loop tool. but it is completing all animation within 30 frames. how can i reduce to my project timeline..

    Thank you,
    Greetings from ?stanbul

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  13. ashcat

    this one is my favorite so far, is it possible to link it to audio?

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  14. felipe

    great tutorial! I wonder if it is possible to make the control number of rows and columns and replacing the animated object?

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  15. Engin

    Hi,

    I put CS_Cubes on scene and click played but they don’t appear. Any idea?

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