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Make a Swirling Vortex with Mograph and Cinema 4D 30 Comments



In this tutorial, follow Chris as he sets up a Swirling Vortex animation in Cinema 4D using Mograph and a couple keyframes.

Sample Render

City Kit
Signal

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30 Comments

  1. makosx

    Once again, very interesting. Thanks for this new lesson!

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  2. Janek Ahlvik

    Awesome… Must say I follow your creations with interest and I find so sweet that theres people showing others how to do these things. Nick’s my Man, your just awesome… I really learn from your tutorials and I bet others do to =) Big FAN!

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  3. Chris

    Love this one…gives good insight into the variation and flexibility of mograph and procedural work in general

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  4. Great Tutorial Chris,
    That was just awesome, I learned a bunch of new things with this one and I can’t wait to try out this technique
    Thanks

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  5. FLASH MAN

    Very interesting . Thanks about Great tutorials .
    I Came from 3DS Max to C4d after after viewing your site
    Thank u again .

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  6. Arn Sweatman

    Sorry, I should have been more explicit. WHEN do you need a sucking vortex of balls (C4D loves balls), etc.???

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  7. Dwayne

    For some reason when I apply the random effector nothing happens. Am I missing something? Other then that great tutorial, just getting back into C4D!

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      • Yeah me to I have the regular version of cinema (not studio )and can only add one random effector, the other one just sits around doing nothing. Greatful for any help here

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    • Teri

      Same problem here. Can’t get the cube to scale. Also, on my screen I can barely see the settings you are making in the editor due to the video resolution. Great fun effect.

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  8. Ho-ly crap! You guys! I have spent an indecent amount of time in here already. I love your work and everything you do on this site, it is so good of you and flippin´ fingerlicking awesome. You have immediately cashed in on my awe, and from the looks of it, many many others´. All the best for you and what you´re doing. Will be a regular from now on.

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  9. thanks for the great tut. I wonder how i can do this animation to make energy orb then explode

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  10. Simon

    Great Tut Chris……can’t say how much it’s appreciated that you, nick and all else take the time to share your knowledge….rare these days!

    I have a question about the vortex tut with the helix…..

    Is there a way using dynamics to stop the cubes from intersecting as they swirl around?
    I am animating a bunch of musical notes flying into a music dvd boxset and would like a natural look….this vortex tut may work well, but I need the objects not to intersect…can you point me in the right direction please mate?

    kind regards

    Simon

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  11. Alex

    wow man, im glad im looking back to the old videos :) looks great man

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  12. Posada

    Chris, you rock!! Very passionate tech, I love that.
    I have a question. Could you add a simulation tag to the scene so they spin as they touch and don’t interpenetrate? Thanks!

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  13. tristan

    loved this tutorial. i’m trying to get a similar effect using this technique, aligning cubes along a spline inside a cloner and then applying a random effector. But for some reason I can’t get it to loop seamlessly after the random effecter is applied. Is there a way to do that? I’m trying to build a set of VJ loops using this method, among others. cheers!

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