AskGSG Season 4 Archive

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ASK GSG SEASON 4: EPISODE 01

00:02:15 Rigging up a floating “rainbow road” like racetrack. Complete with how to get cars to travel the track.
00:39:35 Sending ripples through a series of rings. There is a fun demonstration of being able to feed in falloff based effectors even when they all the axis are in the same location!
01:10:42 Playing with Gears and Connectors. Translating rotation motion into positional movement. We bounce around a bit, but there are some fun tidbits.
01:59:05 Looking back at the gears and dynamics from back when R16 came out.
01:59:46 Transitioning from one type of displacement to another with a bonus effect in the middle. A good technique that can be applied in a lot of places!

Host: Chris Schmidt
Originally Aired on January 10th, 2018

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ASK GSG SEASON 4: EPISODE 02

00:00:20 We tackle a few different approaches to getting some objects to float up off the floor. Hit a couple of odd dynamic snags.
00:30:20 Getting a paper cutout look using splines.
00:51:05 “Rigging” a 2D face. Constraining the eyes, making them scale as it travels side to side. Basic mouth morphs.
01:13:15 Subdividing text for deformation.
01:18:12 Testing how hair collides with geometry. Don’t really get much in the way of info.
01:22:31 Basic of PolyFX FEAT: SuperText
01:28:40 Modeling low poly stylized monster Truck. Pretty fun one with lots of modeling.

Host: Chris Schmidt
Originally Aired on January 17th, 2018

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ASK GSG SEASON 4: EPISODE 03

00:00:27 Nice long segment talking mainly about procedural noises and a reflectance (physical) workflow in C4D. We spend some time in photoshop too doing a bit of post.
01:19:07 Making a particular type of stylized shattered glass. Think we nail it.
01:35:11 A transition from very low poly to higher poly look. Pretty neat.
01:47:46 We try and tackle some puffy/inflated cloth look but get pretty stumped.

Host: Chris Schmidt
Originally Aired on January 24th, 2018

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ASK GSG SEASON 4: EPISODE 04

00:00:21 We FINALLY get a flipping clock mechanism to work! Pretty fun dynamics.
00:56:49 A couple a quick tips on getting lines to trace the surface of an object.
01:10:32 Fake collapsing of a house to be played in reverse to look like it’s building. Not the best one.
01:20:50 Lots of ways to work with more complex fog in vanilla C4D
01:38:12 Failed attempt as a web-like organic spiral

Host: Chris Schmidt
Originally Aired on January 31th, 2018

Download Files: AskGSGS4E4 Files (Password: askgsg)


ASK GSG SEASON 4: EPISODE 05

Lots of topics tackled!

00:00:40 An effect like gold embroidery. Mostly splines and metaballs!
00:14:52 Figuring out how to get a series of clones to aim by bending toward a target.
00:28:17 Dropping an object into cloth to get to to wrap around the object. Don’t get too far on that, but at the end we play with how nice turbulence looks with the new noise falloff.
00:42:14 Tauntaun guts! This is a really fun one and turns out perfect for what we were aiming for.
01:05:37 As parametrically possible, model some bamboo.
01:29:20 Series of strings that avoid touching each other. We hit the ‘Boole limit’ on this.
01:47:00 Making an object look chipped, dinged, or eroded away revealing the layers underneath as if it was a made of a series of stripped layers. We get really stumped several times until I finally remember the quick way to do it at…
02:06:44 … with just a few noises.

Host: Chris Schmidt
Originally Aired on February 8th, 2018

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ASK GSG SEASON 4: EPISODE 06

00:01:18 Volume of XParticles, sadly we crash right when we’re getting to the good stuff. At 11:47
00:11:47 Opening a second copy of C4D to continue working while you hope another file recovers.
00:13:49 Talking about how we might go about making a S&T style image, but just talk.
00:16:42 Inflating an object to fill a ‘room’, slightly taking on it’s form.
00:48:48 Popping a text balloon. Spend some time prepping text for proper popping.
01:06:21 Modeling a hex filled sphere.
01:15:12 Pastel floaty-shapy things with lots of blurry transparency.
01:25:20 Some cloth collapsing tests. Not amazing, but better than I thought we’d get.
01:41:17 Drippy XP water droplets with a heavy depth of field. Drops work well, Depth not so much.

Host: Chris Schmidt
Originally Aired on February 14th, 2018

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ASK GSG SEASON 4: EPISODE 07

00:00:19 Super fun ‘3d printer fabric’ question. We make a pretty parametric rig to make dynamic ridged body cloth.
01:24:01 “living” blood drops. A bit of XP fun
01:56:40 Gorillacam!

Host: Chris Schmidt
Originally Aired on February 21st, 2018

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ASK GSG SEASON 4: EPISODE 08

00:00:27 Overlapping & inverting of color patterns
00:20:57 Faking sound distorting stream of water, some Signal BPM!
00:32:24 Sketch & Toon and ways to modify model to seem more sketchy
01:04:17 Circle packing in XP
01:23:49 Different ways to generate wires growing on

Host: Chris Schmidt
Originally Aired on February 28th, 2018

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ASK GSG SEASON 4: EPISODE 09

00:01:15 Controlling beams of light with Mograph! Fun one.
00:42:00 Splats of paint with Particles and Proximal
01:10:03 Scribble lines! We have some trouble with the coloring though.
01:24:42 Slow moving sculpture ’splash’ with XParticles

Host: Chris Schmidt
Originally Aired on March 7th, 2018

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ASK GSG SEASON 4: EPISODE 10

00:01:19 Combining multiple bumps
00:07:55 Quickly modeling internal structure and details into a model and having it build on. Fun one!
00:38:14 “Plugs” bumping into a surface and the surface reacting.
00:50:00 Feeding hay into a machine with hair. Works pretty dang well. Small crash, but we don’t lose much.
01:20:50 Smashing and denting objects, but you’re better off watching https://greyscalegorilla.com/tutorials/smash-a-van-with-plastic-deformation-in-cinema-4d/
01:26:40 Flowing lines of energy. We push it as far as we can, but doesn’t match the effect too closely.
01:56:26 Looking a character I put together recently and talking about a better way to work with booles.

Host: Chris Schmidt
Originally Aired on March 14th, 2018

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ASK GSG SEASON 4: EPISODE 11

00:00:19 Tips for making clothing in C4D.
00:20:06 Tinkering with a pixelated pattern. Doesn’t quite click.
00:37:04 Inflating and object in a wrinkly way
00:48:48 Inflating technique applies back on the clothing.
00:56:36 Melting a blob. Couple different tries. Softbody, XP. Not sure we hit on the right one.
01:28:31 Wet pointy hair clumps!
01:51:34 Hair Pillars revisited, being able to bed the hairs while keeping the texture applied. Nailed it!

Host: Chris Schmidt
Originally Aired on March 21st, 2018

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ASK GSG SEASON 4: EPISODE 12

00:00:30 Procedural tree bark with C4D Noises! Moss and everything.
00:58:32 Modeling headphone holes. Or, How I stopped worrying and learned to love the Boole.
01:14:54 Stepped Noise driven extruded text. Pretty fun.
01:33:35 Fill a volume with beans.
01:44:25 Attempt to do a mechanical gear setup, some Xpresso. Doesn’t work, but we give it the ol’college try.

Host: Chris Schmidt
Originally Aired on March 28th, 2018

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ASK GSG SEASON 4: EPISODE 13

00:01:00 White lined spirograph-esq type thing. Some fun tinkering.
00:14:44 Drizzling on melted chocolate with no plugins.
00:28:50 Modeling a spiral bottle. Solid Modeling section here!
00:49:19 Not sure what to call this one. Erasing out cube clones?
01:06:57 Growing on a wave of MoGraph shapes. Very cool effect!
01:13:19 Erasing out a model. We try with a Boole, but hit the ‘Boole limit’. So we do it with material blending and alpha. Good detail to know!
01:32:33 Casting Particles when the shape hits the ground. Sorta works?

Host: Chris Schmidt
Originally Aired on March 21st, 2018

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ASK GSG SEASON 4: EPISODE 14

00:02:10 Random swirling traced object with a cloner based emitter effect,
01:25:29 Crazy skinny spiral patterns. Get pretty close.

Host: Chris Schmidt
Originally Aired on April 18th, 2018

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ASK GSG SEASON 4: EPISODE 15

Topics tackled:
00:02:30 Field of expanding ice spikes. Couple of different approaches.
001:14:29 Shoe-esque fabric magically growing on.
01:45:35 Cube subdivision. Showing off a plugin/rig I made awhile back. Maybe release at some point.

Host: Chris Schmidt
Originally Aired on April 25th, 2018

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ASK GSG SEASON 4: EPISODE 16

Topics tackled:
00:00:31 Wiggly jiggly cube. Nice overlapping tips with falloff!
00:05:55 Trying to match a S&T style. Play with lots of different S&T tricks for the rest of the episode.

Host: Chris Schmidt
Originally Aired on May 2nd, 2018

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ASK GSG SEASON 4: EPISODE 17

Topics tackled:
00:00:00 Entire episode on creating the liquid gold effect in “The Crown”. Lot’s of XP.

Host: Chris Schmidt
Originally Aired on May 9th, 2018

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ASK GSG SEASON 4: EPISODE 18

Topics tackled:
00:00:14 Melting swirly splines and text.
00:32:33 Modeling a studded belt effect. Parametrically!
00:45:17 Layered dynamics
01:06:10 Tesseract from Avengers
01:28:28 Richter scale type rig
01:46:41 Funky reflection rig

Host: Chris Schmidt
Originally Aired on May 16th, 2018

Download Files: AskGSGS4E18 Files (Password: askgsg)


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