Dog Tags Extrusion Tutorial Preview

June 23, 2011 - By 

New Tutorial Coming Soon

UPDATE: Watch The Tutorial, Here

Posted In:  Cinema 4D
  • Looks good. Bit of texture kit in there?

  • Richard Williams June 23, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Totally diggin’ those textures… gonna be a sweet tut. Thanks GSG!

  • nice depth of field use in the image

  • nice work nick!!!

  • I think itΒ΄s easy to create but for what iΒ΄m more interested in is the nice material texture of the back, looks like the inside of a car

    • That’s actually most of what Nick’s tutorials are about. The ‘how it works’ or ‘how it’s done’ is mostly only half of the tut. He always spends lots of time ‘making it look sexy’ as he eloquently puts it πŸ˜‰

  • Please tell me your are going to use dynamics to animate that chain dropping!

  • cybergraphicartist June 23, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    super duper like! all tutorials are helpful a lot! from KSA

  • Great that you make some modelling tutorials too!

  • which one is this PS or C4D, dude? … superb!

  • Awesome!!

  • This looks good, Nick.
    Mighty interested how it’s done.
    I’m wondering though: Will you also always give a little rundown about how you did a texture (similar to the way you always explain how people without the lightkit can light there scenes similar to yours)? (I ask this because I presume you’ll be using the Texture Kit in here)
    Might be very interesting πŸ™‚
    Really looking forward to this one!

  • Beautiful render! Sweet texturing and lightning! It’s an ideal promo for the new packs! Tempting!

  • Looking sexy! Cant wait for the tut!

  • Love the leather texture. Dog tag looks a little computer generated. Other than that, looks really good!

    • Feel the same for the dog tag and lighting seem a bit weird, the blue/left part feels right but the right side is kinda too red for me.
      The leather texture is really nice anyway.

  • Nice one, reminds me one of my first render in C4D (not as sexy though)

    Can’t wait to compare your method with mine !

  • very nice Nick ,
    seems like a photo πŸ˜‰

  • Cute Work .

  • This is really horrib… just kidding. This is MAGNIFICENT! I am digging this in a big way.

  • Awesome render. Looking forward to that tut.

  • Orange and blue, you gotta love it, looks good Nick.

  • Looks awesome! Can’t wait the tutorial πŸ™‚

  • Looks good!!!
    Can’t wait the tutorial!!!!

    my respect from argentina

  • Nick, did you hack my brain while I was sleeping? I just did this exact thing last week.
    Can’t wait to I see your approach.

    • Nice, would be great if the camera followed along the chain from tag to tag. A little roll as well for a more organic motion. Good work.

  • Wow man, looking gooood. Looking forward to the tutorial. Thanx Nick πŸ™‚

  • Looks awesome man, looking forward to this tutorial:)

  • Boole + Cloner i guess? πŸ˜›

    • Rectangle spline with rounded edges imo. Duplicate it, use one as a sweep for the rounded bit and extrude one for the main bulk πŸ˜‰

  • Heart Shaped Box June 23, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I really hope Nick is going more into the depth of field effect in this tut. I’m still wondering how to set it up correctly πŸ˜€

  • now that leather texture… WIN!

  • Looking forward to it from switzerland!

  • is this Rendered with GI? Looks good to me! Maybe the Dog tags are a little bit to slick, but I guess this depends on…

  • OMG I’m gonna copy this tutorial and put it on youtube.

  • Beautiful Render!

  • Awesome render dude.

  • Had some free time so I thought I would give this a shot before the tut comes out.

  • Nice!
    Was hoping for more modelling tutorials here great stuff!

  • That is an excellent render! WOW.

  • i love you.. from South Korea..

  • Hey Nick,

    That looks very nice! What I’ve always wanted to ask: can you have for your future tutorials provide the project files to download with? It would help me. other visitors and I think your page would appreciate this too.

  • hi Nick,

    i see 2 little things:

    – no bevel in the hole
    – a bit too perfect metal

  • Perfect lighting, render settings, texturing, d.o.f. as ever.. One thing the hole seems to be very sharp.. but thats all and hey I love the look.. Congratulations! This is my first time I comment you but I follow you about 1 and a half year.. And I hope to follow you a long long time in the future! Keep up the good work! Greetings from Germany

  • For the emboss text is it sub displacement map texture ?

  • My computer just crashed/: I can’t wait till’ I get a new one to catch up on your tutorial.

  • LOOOOL, awesome render :3
    Great job, Nick.

  • would you make a tv ad project which involves both after effects and cinema 4d ??

  • Upload this to and you’ll have a great little bit of swag to hand out at trade shows Nick!

  • I have one word SEXY!!!

  • Low Res Render:

    Could you please explain how to activate the multi axis movement tool (the little angle thingy between axis)
    Thank you

  • Is this using a bump on the material? You said something about a bit of photoshop in there. In my work placement at a studio they were using Lightwave 3D and a bump was created from a back and white image which created the logo. Might not be right but that could be one of the ways πŸ˜›

  • Also found some time to do a version, although the setup is a bit different:

  • Can’t wait for the tutorial!

  • YEAH!!!!

    That looks very, very promising buddy!
    An exciting tutorial with some exciting textures I guess πŸ˜‰

    See ya soon!

  • Cooooooooool
    Waiting for it πŸ™‚

  • Are you modeling with the Boole? that makes it very easy πŸ˜€

  • Hi Nick

    While surfing the net, looking for new HDRI, etc LIGHT, I
    came across a website that offers your Light Kit Pro under a different name
    and with some variations in your products. Here’s the link:

    Thank you:)

    • Thanks for the heads up.

      • Let me know. The one friend who I have this pack, and it really is not complete and much less intuitive. Unlike like it leaves entirely to be wished “LightingUP”. Just sorry my English I am French and I was only sixteen when my level is average. And yes you are known in France and by many people who use C4D. Thanks

    • :)… Y’know, Cyrilk – incredibly other people also happen to produce and sell studio lighting kits for C4D also. One wouldn’t believe such a thing even possible, I know – but it happens.

      LightingUP isn’t Nicks Light Kit Pro – and to state as such that it is is somewhat unfair to Mark, the chap who put it together.

      Not to mention gross misrepresentation.

      Actually it’s a very good, very well put together package, for anyone interested – well layed out, easy to use – makes interesting interesting uses of Mograpgh which means you can fully customize each rig-set up with ease – and, of course, all fully animatable.

      Can’t quibble with the price either – you get a fair amount of stuff for you buck.

      Assuredly worth checking out, I’m certain Nick will agree.

      Hope that helps clear things up some.


      • Well put Rayne. That kit looks really useful.

        • Believe me, my pleasure.

          And, yes. It is. Handy little piece of kit that actually does the job. Needed saying.

          The poor sod making it – the instant it went on sale earlier last week – 4 sales in and the next thing he knew the product got jacked. Had a rough enough few days of it as it is without being accused of plagiarism to boot.

          It is though definitely worth checking out and, as I say – when it comes to the price one can hardly quibble.


  • Great depth of field look!

    I tried to make this – and I succeeded, yet, I wanted to “beat up” the dog tag, and the scratches only appears on the edges of the object and it looks a bit “funny”.

    Any advice?

    Can’t wait until this tutorial gets published.

  • Chop chop ! πŸ˜‰ I’m joking, I know you’re busy…

  • Looking good out there

  • can u do a tutorial on this one ….im new on c4d sorry guys….

  • You’re the best man!!!!

  • Where is this tutorial?
    The last comment was two years ago!

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