Create Mylar Balloons Using Cloth in Cinema 4D

February 23, 2017 - By 

In this tutorial by EJ from Eyedesyn you’ll learn how to quickly and easily create and texture mylar balloons using Cloth & Vertex Maps in Cinema 4D!

New to 3D? Watch my FREE Cinema 4D Lite for the 2D Animator series

What will I Learn?

In this video we’ll talk about Cloth settings, Material Editing, and Vertex Maps and how you can use both to make cool balloon seams!  By the end of this tutorial, you’ll know how you can utilize Cloth and Vertex Maps in many useful ways in your own workflow!

Where can I learn more about soft bodies?

I created another tutorial covering how you can loop Cloth simulations!  Check it out here.

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Create Nike Flyweave using X-Particles in Cinema 4D

February 21, 2017 - By 

Learn how to create the super popular Nike Flyweave material that you have been seeing in their new commercial animations. X-Particles makes creating Flyweave fabric easy in this Cinema 4D Tutorial.

What will I Learn?

We are going to jump into C4D and I am going to show you how I created the macro shot of the Nike Flyweave material here in my Air Jordan 31 Animation. We will use X-Particles and a couple simple techniques to create this material.

What Flyweave?

Flyknit is the super strong super light fabric pattern and it is all over their CG animated spots.

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GSG Podcast Episode 51: Make Mornings Suck Less

February 20, 2017 - By 

Hopefully, you’ve had your coffee. In this episode, we talk about our morning routines and the odd habits we’ve picked up that help us get our day started.

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Show Notes

Nick’s Color and Displacement tutorial
Spilt Studios
Colorado C4D Meetup


Intro to the Cinema 4D Time Effector

February 16, 2017 - By 

In this tutorial from EJ from Eyedesyn you’ll get a little intro to the Time Effector and how you can use it to help automate animation inside Cinema 4D!

New to 3D? Watch my FREE Cinema 4D Lite for the 2D Animator series!

Don’t have R18?  Download the free Cinema 4D Thrausi fracture plug-in

Topics covered include:

• Learn some Time Effector basics
• Combining the Time Effector with other Effectors to get variations of animation applied to objects
• Introduction to the R18 Voronoi Fracture object & learning how it fractures up objects
• Learning about Falloff Clamp functions
• How to create a nice procedural marble texture
• Utilizing the Random Effector for more organic, interesting animation

If you have any questions about the Time Effector or Voronoi Fracture, be sure to post it in the comments section! If you create anything using this technique, be sure to share it with me on Twitter or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!


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Displacer Deformer And Sub Poly Displacement

February 14, 2017 - By 

Learn how to displace geometry in this quick tutorial by Nick Campbell.

BONUS Tutorial: Color Grading For 3D In Photoshop

Transform your plain 3D render into something more beautiful with Photoshop and color correction tools. Here Nick talks about his process for color grading daily renders in photoshop.

What will I Learn?

In this video we will explain a couple ways to displace your models. First we will discuss Sub Polygon Displacement, which adds detail at render time. Next, we talk about the Displacement Deformer which distorts your objects live in the view port.

Where can I learn more about Sub Poly Displacement?

I did a extended video covering Sub Poly Displacement back in 2010. You can find it here.


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