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3 Favorite X-Particles Modifiers + Arnold Integration Technique

November 29, 2016 - By 

In this short video, I show you my 3 favorite X-Particles Modifiers that I have been using lately. Then I show you some basic ways that Arnold integrates with X-Particles. Come join me in particle land for this one.

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How To Make A Glow In The Dark Character Look With Cinema 4D And X-Particles

August 25, 2016 - By 

In this Cinema 4D Tutorial, you will learn how to use X-Particles and Motion Capture data to create a fun dancing 3D character animation. This video is part of an ongoing series of videos all about how to use motion capture data in Cinema 4D. Watch the full training series here.

This training series was inspired by your questions about how to make animations like this amazing AICP Sponsor Reel Animation by Method Studios.

Watch The Tutorial


Creating Swirly Patterns with X-Particles

June 14, 2016 - By 

I needed to replicate the look of a Houdini particle system”Swirly Trails” for a client. I jumped right into X-Particles and started coming up with these interesting patterns inside of Cinema 4D.

In this Tutorial you will:

  1. Create multiple designs and patterns fully driven from X-Particles

  2. Texture the object using Octane Render and Cinema 4D


Below are select frames we will be able to create from the tutorial:




Create an abstract tentacle creature with X-Particles and Octane

May 10, 2016 - By 

As I was creating one of my daily renders I came up with a technique to create an abstract tentacle sea creature using X-Particles in Cinema 4D.

In this Tutorial you will:

  1. Create an object fully driven from X-Particles

  2. Refine the object using Cinema 4D’s Sculpting tools

  3. Texture the object using Octane Render to create a organic SSS material

  4. Light your scene using HDRI Studio and HDRI Collections and the “Upcoming Octane Link Tag” (Coming out soon, stay tuned!)

Wait for the Upcoming GSG HDRI Studio Octane Link Tag. I have been playing around with it and it is so much fun. It is coming soon!

Below is my everyday render that was the catalyst for the tutorial:

“Tentacles” Day 332/365 #PoisonSeries #OctaneRender #Cinema4D

A photo posted by David Brodeur (@lockedandloading) on






9 Cinema 4D Recordings From YouTube and Twitch

February 5, 2016 - By 

We posted a TON more recordings from our live show over on our YouTube Channel. If you aren’t a subscriber, you are missing out on HOURS of videos we are posting over there lately.

Here are some of our favorite clips from last month.


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