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How to Model a Birthday Cupcake In Cinema 4D 49 Comments


Ingredients

Star Spline
Circle Spline
Cog Spline
Loft Nurbs
Displacement Deformer
5 Lights
About 20 nulls
And a dash of Subsurface Scattering
Render and Enjoy!

Sample Video

Signal
Texture Kit Pro

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49 Comments

    • marcelo

      Hi!!! I need a help please!
      How I can modeling an animation a spermatozoon?

      Thank!!!!

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      • Ibouvousaime

        Use a small sphere clone it and use a random effector and a tracer and use a sweep Nurb to make the tracer visible

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    • I didn’t know Nick was Chris’ girlfriend, but if you say so;)

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  1. I don’t know ’bout you guys, but if I modelled a cupcake for my girlfriend instead of buy one, I’d get a crack on the head…

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    My reel: http://vimeo.com/34827886

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  2. Man, I’m really loving your tutorials more and more. Learning lots about materials and displacers. Those are the things I loved the most. But also the modelling part was really nice. Thank you so much Chris!

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  3. Happy birthday gorilla!
    Enjoy the day & keep up with the good work and your contagious happiness.
    The same to you Chris except for the birthday thing… ;)

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  4. Chris

    It’s my sister’s birthday tomorrow and my girlfriends on thursday! I am so happy I decided to have a look on here today! Absolute life saver since I don’t have 2 pennies to rub together!

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  5. Happy birthday Chris! And now I Will definitively have to model french pastry after watching that tutorial. Thanks à bunch!

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  6. Steve From UK

    Love it, great tut Chris !!

    Greyscale Gorilla rocks!!!

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  7. Cristian

    Perfect as always :)

    But for Valentines are you going to do something :) I`m thinking to do something for my girlfriend but i dont have any ideas :( Could you help me :) Thank you

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  8. Mariusz Pianowski

    Hey Nick,
    Happy Birthday!!
    Thank you for your blog and work!

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    • Andreas

      Yeah, I wanted to mention this, too. BUT on Windows, you have to make sure, to have “System Colorpicker” turned _off_ in preferences, in order to get the “Choose Screen Color” option..

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  9. Almost forgot about those Loftnurbs. Thanks for the reminder Chris. And a dash of sss ;)

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  10. Dani Lorenzo

    These modeling tutorials are great! This has been particularly interesting as I’ve been recently making a cupcake too and it is nice to see a different approach. Here’s the link, if you want to check it out:

    http://vimeo.com/36428331

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  11. Stephen

    That was a tasty tut Chris! PLEASE keep the tutorials coming! You and Nick are true lifesavers when it comes to C4D and AE. How about one on the new stereoscopic camera :)

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  12. Joseph Nicholas

    Hey on the subject of cake, I’m needing to model a product package that’s a wedge shape, if you could do a tutorial on how to do that and then import stuff from illustrator an put it on that would be great, I’m new at this program so I don’t know too much.

    Thanks!

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  13. urosh

    A lot of new stuff, thank you. I didn’t have a clue how useful the displacement deforrmer can be, it’s just a ray of light for the randomness of the look. Using ambient occlusion I also get more of that baked look, adding also brown paper wrap and lighten with soft-boxes . And the SSS works great, even better with a indirect lighting.

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  14. Great Tutorial Chris, now I know what to get the other half for Valentines. A 3D Cupcake!

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  15. Great tutorial. I dont know how you do it but in a “cupcake” tutorial I learned about 6 little tips and tricks that I will use forever. What you do really well is cover an action and then explain WHY you did it. I know that you probably wont read my comment(4 days late) but if you do I want you to know you are the shit. And that those of us on here who are professional designers know how much time you could be spending doing other things than teaching a bunch of strangers for free. You and Nick. My measure of success is when I am so good at what I do I can teach people. You are both saints. Like Val Kilmer in that movie where he pretended to be different people. What was it called?…..Top Gun

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  16. BlkNNerdy

    I guess I’m the only one, but at 2:00, after I put the circle into the loft, I do not get the same results. It’s a simple step, so I am confused but bummed because I wanted to do this.

    Does anyone know why I get another ‘wrapper’ (Star) when I put the circle into the loft. Odd.

    C4D R13, Mac OS

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  17. Godmil

    Brilliant, there hasn’t been a tutorial from Chris yet, that I haven’t learned a ton of little tricks… my fav’s this week were the displacer deformers to add subtle imperfections, and doing the ‘x+1′ in the multiple value fields.

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  18. blknnerdy

    Anyone? I’d appreciate some community love here. I’m stuck at 2:00. I don’t get the same result.

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  19. BlkNNerdy

    Nevermind my prior posts. But if anyone else experiences this: I was stuck at 2 mins. in because I accidentally made an additional star instead of a circle. Once I made the circle, I was able o follow along easily.

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  20. Sooooooooooooo CUTE ingredients!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lovely

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