How to make a Cascading Text Animation With Cinema 4D and After Effects – Part 1

February 16, 2010

In this tutorial, I show you how to make a fun cascading text effect shown below using Cinema 4D. Mograph, shader effectors, step effectors, and extrude nurbs. I also show you how to light the scene by using some reflective white cards and my upcoming Studio Light Kit.

Based on this animation

Final Render

Watch Part 2 Here.

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252 Comments
  • its funny i was just about to leave after downloading some tuts…then i saw this…and the heavens opened up and angels started to sing

  • In engineering a “fillet” is a rounded edge/corner and is pronounced “fill-it.” It sounds like the redneck pronunciation of the French culinary term “filet.”

  • really nice animation, render is also great.

  • Just saw that animation the other day on behance and wished i know how to do that. Wish came true. Thanks!

  • I Love you !!!!!!
    Very Very Thank you πŸ™‚

  • hell yeah!!! This is the tut I’ve been waiting! You Rock Nick!

  • Great tutorial again, Nick! Bring on pt.2

  • Does anyone know if this or something similar is possible in Blender 3D?

    • It could be done in any app. You could try text with alpha channel map that controls opacity or boolean operation. Give it a try, think about it b4 you start working.
      BTW C4D Rocks! & Blender Rocks!

  • Really nice Nick! U are the best.

  • O Yeah, the typography effect of the Year πŸ™‚
    Great one Nick! You can use “constrain” in the filtet caps for the color text so you’ll get same bevel for the color and silver type.
    Once again great on!

    • can’t help to see the rest of you (your avatar) at the end of a waterski, with something happening to the left of you… πŸ˜‰ great work amateurmedia!

  • Hey guys after some quick research I found the link to the video that inspired this tutorial.

    http://vimeo.com/6492482

    Let’s show them some love!

    • Does anyone know how the original got the splines to have different solid colors on both sides . . . the top and the bottom?

  • Well done Nick!… As always
    Maybe could you post your project?….. πŸ˜‰

  • LEGEN….wait for it….DARY!

    Again, really useful tutorial.
    Finally i know for what the spline mask is good.

    luv ya

  • That is such a nice animation.
    Thank you for sharing!

  • NIce work man, you are definitely my favorite 3D guy on the web. Thanks a lot for your efforts you put in to this…what the heck…you might even make me understand Cinema 4d one day πŸ˜›

  • for the spline mask set the intermediate point to natural and up the number to around 50 to get a better looking render if your close, the spline tends to become a bit squarish if you don’t….
    great great tut again GSC!

  • Hi Nick. Great tut! πŸ™‚
    I’m having some trouble though. When I apply the step effector and enter a time offset value, the stacking animation never completes. It gets halted half way through. I have tried several values for the time offset, but nothing helps.
    Any ideas?

  • many thanks, you ‘re the best !!!
    I learn a lot with you.

  • Nick. You rule. This is going to be so helpful.

  • Wow nick! You just keep on raising the bar! Another great tutorial this is why everybody keeps comming back to the gorilla!

  • AWESOME COMBO – you ROCK!

    A quick request if i may, as I wasn’t sure where to post tutorial requests…

    what’s the best way to create cell / bacteria like material?
    I was playing Metroid Prime on the cube and the intro screen looked awesome

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ED1oGjFUo4&feature=related

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6oOCDJImSw

  • Holy crap this is nice! Thanks a lot Nick!!!
    How long do you spend finding out how to do all this stuff? Google? πŸ˜›

    Thanks again, this is delicious.

  • Can’t you make a tutorial about water and that stuff? gr8 tut anyways! =)

  • Best Tutorial so far in my opinion. I really liked the excitement and fun you had doing that tutorial. Where can I get or how can I set up my c4d Interface you like yours?

  • Oooh yeah! Great guy great tuts !! But as always trying something diferrent with the same technique .Here’s my problem Nick i want different materials on each extruded text.Materials with displacement and so and so i try to figured this out with the shader effector but… .Let’s kick out this problem.in fact and to be clear i want to make a body like effect you know like first bones then muscles then grease then flesh .I know i can do this by hand but i’m pretty sure i can do this with mograph effectors the thing is i don’t know how maybe you do

    thanks again for your precious help

  • it looks awsome

  • Looks like Luxology have taken your idea of lighting rigs to who other level. The light are physically modeled too

    http://www.luxology.com/store/SLIK/

    When’s your coming out? Can’t wait.

  • Dang…….. that’s good!

  • Hi Nick,

    Really great tutorial, good fun, plus a client walked in just as I was finishing the tutorial and it was a great project to show off C4D’s potential so if I get some work out of it I owe you a pint!

    Looking forward to seeing your Skylight setups. Came across these Studio HDRs the other day which I thought worked really well: http://fav.me/d1lzo9m

    PLUS, did you know…you can create a new material just by double-clicking in the empty space of the Material window?

  • Great stuff once again Nick. Your tuts really gave me a C4D jumpstart after being ‘away from the game’.

    But now…REALLY release that lightning kit soon! πŸ™‚

  • Great tut. Best so far I think. Can’t wait for the studio lighting kit – I’ll buy two!

  • Hello Supergorilla! please, please, because we do not give away how to perform this effect with pblurb please, you can, we will follow, thank you very much.
    http://www.korb.lt/PROJECTS/showreel08.htm
    The second 44 “KEMS” animation.
    took time trying but I can not, thanks again.

  • Cool tutorial Nick. Great results from a simple concept. Always works.

    Speak soon dude.

  • Haha, uploaded 5 days ago. You sly motherhugger xD
    Anyway, Ima just wind up and go:
    AAAAAAWESOME.

  • Sweet nick! Your lighting setup, is that a dome with a gradient controlling lightdome colour. Its not lighting it using GI is it?

    Very nice!

  • Thank you so much nick!
    I thought I requested this tut as well πŸ˜›
    I’ve done my own version πŸ˜€

    Very awesome!

  • Nick, great tutorial (both C4D and AE). It seems like everything is so much easier to do in C4D compared to other 3D packages. I wonder what other stuff we’re going to see.

  • Nick you know where you set two colours (orange, pink) for gradient, rather then we use that as colour can we use picture ?

  • Suuper!
    Thanks for the tut Nick. By far the sweetest thing this year!!! πŸ™‚
    When is the light-kit coming out?

  • What is going on with the step effector? The last iterations do not finish.

  • WOW awesome effect πŸ™‚

  • Great tutorial Nick as per usual straight forward and easy to understand.

    Made a quick effort and it gave me a chance to quickly test CS_Easy Cam.

    http://vimeo.com/9530678

    Need to work on my AE skills though but only recently managed to purchase it so following your tuts on that as well.

  • Werido question : how to make ur c4d like tabs and stuffs

  • Nick hi! Thank you very much for your tutorials, you do amazing job!Thanks a lot man.I would like to ask you a few questions, please answer on them. 1) what differences between Cinema 4D and 3D MAX, and which one do you prefer the most? and 2) which program is the best for you Motion or AE,and why?

    • 1. Cinema 4D!!!!
      2. I think that both of them integrate well with AE. But I think that Cinema is easier to learn and makes it easy to go to ae without plugins. It’s not as popular, but it’s WAY more fun!! I wouldn’t worry too much about it though. If you learn Cinema and then end up with a job that needs Max, you can transfer knowledge really well.

  • Great tutorial. So simple, yet so AWESOME. Thanks! πŸ™‚

    Tina

  • Best tutorial yet! Super easy to follow, very customizable…easy to adapt to other projects!… WIN

  • What type of Mac computer do you uses ?

  • Awesome tut Nick!!! Thanks as always. I can see this being useful for so much more.
    I took a quick go at it but ended up with a couple of glitches that remind me of Z-Fighting in AE. Anyone have some ideas on what is causing this?
    I’m uploading to vimeo now.
    http://www.vimeo.com/9541118
    Thanks Again!

  • Great stuff! Over the past couple years C4D has become my fav 3D tool. Hopefully Autodesk doesn’t buy them!

  • Nicks that’s a lot for your info! Best luck to you

  • Hi Nike
    nice work and it’s easy to follow
    πŸ™‚

  • great goodlooking and straight tut nick, thanks

    little workflowtip
    rightclick on the graident to flip it

  • Thanks Nick, I can’t wait for the next tutorial!!

    here is my go at this one :

    http://www.vimeo.com/9548285

  • Hello
    Don’t check the render instances. If so the Time offset will not function properly

    Bye

    and thank for your great tutorial. It’s like always: brilliant!

  • thanks for another great tutorial!
    and thanks for switching on the iphone-checkbox on your vimeo-videos finally we can see your tuts on the go!

  • Awesome tut Nick! Here is my try: http://vimeo.com/9538014

    Thanks a lot for the tutorial!

  • As always, very informative and educational.

    Looking forward to hearing more about your lighting products. Would be nice for us to buy it and give something back.

    Kudos fella.

  • Very cool tutorial.

    Here’s my version: http://vimeo.com/9552538

    One question; Is it possible to use this technique with other shapes? I tried importing text from Illustrator, but the spline mask wouldn’t work. Ended up using type tool in C4D.

    Certainly would open up some cool possibilities.

  • Thanks Nick,
    you’re the man!
    I’m just a hobby user without AE, but your c4d tipps got me to buy the R11.5 upgrade because your ideas gave me inspiration and power to carry on with all those buttons, for I was stuck in confusion and pain πŸ˜‰
    Keep on rocking and I’m really exited about that lightning thing of yours…

    Cheers from Germany!

  • Hi, please can show me where I can get the plugins for the lighting of the scene, but I am looking to find them, because without them I can not finish the project. Thanks

    • The lighting Kit should be out in March. For now, why not try how to learn to light your scenes. The tutorial shouldn’t look EXACTLY like mine anyway. Try to make it your own.

  • This looks so goddamnfreaking good I can’t wait to try this out. Damn work!!

  • Awesome tutorial…opens up a lot of doors.

    My first go: http://vimeo.com/9552119

  • Good stuff as always, thanks Nick!

    Gave it a go and played some with the shatter deformer on the cloner object, maybe i’ll post it here when i get a satisfying render.

  • Great tutorial nick, as someone who has been trying to grasp the whole mograph thing for a long time now its really refreshing to find a really practical tutorial with great results instead of a near bullet point description of each of mographs modules and effectors. This has filled in a lot of missing gaps in my knowledge, thanks a million mate, really appreciate your effort and keep it up!

  • nice tutorial thx nick ^^
    some questions now u finish for me ^^
    my mind is clean so slowly

  • Great tutorial.

    Thank you Nick!

  • Brilliant, way over my head, etc. (as always) can’t wait to upgrade beyond my old macbook so renders don’t take the entire weekend…

    But who made that clever “one is us” print behind sensei Campbell?

    just curious.

  • Hi Nick, you are amazing!! i’ve only one question.. how i can show the expresso editor panel?? i need some plug-in??
    Thanks so much for your tutorial.
    Graphicmas

  • hey nick, love the tutorial, however i have a quick question as far as c4d rendering is concerned. about every 10 frames i get chunks of blocks that overlap the text. theyre like jagged glitchy blocks that just cover up a portion and im just wondering if this is due to rendering options, etc.

    any advice you could give me would be great, thanks!

  • Awesome tutorial!
    I really loved it!
    Thanks!

  • Thank you very much! So easy to learn!

  • Hi Nick!
    I saw that video on Motionserved and tried myself to make something similar:

    http://vimeo.com/9640822

    Then I stumbled on your tutorial and was I delighted to see the way you did it.
    I have learned a lot from your tutorial!
    Thank you for the hard work and for sharing!

  • One thing to be aware of with type of trick using Spline masks is that the effect is still a boolean, and being such is reliant on the resolution of objects, which in this case is a spline. You may notice errors when animating, and the best way to fix this is to 1) have more drastic curves (rather than subtle waves) and 2) adjust the spline parameter for the text and spline and try setting to other options other than bezier, and using subdivided resolution.

  • Roald AndrΓ© Pedersen February 23, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Nice tut!

    Having one problem thou! I have a 3-color gradient from green, yellow to red in the front, but when I turn on the Step Effector the red gets less saturatet, maybe -50.

  • AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME

    One thing I noticed was that if you made the spline mask bezier thing very “pointy”, the whole motion became very glitchy, which made it kind of pointless to render. πŸ™ It didn’t happen with your smooth wave-like mask, though. Just sayin’.

    But it was a very great and fantastic tutorial. Very super fantastic.

  • Still waiting for the Skyline setup!
    In the meantime i’ll try the ones posted by Nicholas, thanks man!
    And congrats & thanks nick for the whole work!

  • You’re my personal god lately. Seriously.

  • Instead of being the hundredth person to say how awesome Nick’s tutorials are (and they are!) I thought I’d contribute a tip that may be helpful.
    I’ve been playing around with this technique with various shapes of splines to use as the mask, and often get glitchy interpolation artifacts- weird polygons that should’nt be there, etc. This often doesn’t make itself known until you apply the Step Effector.
    Tho’ there is no one cure, I’ve found that by stopping at a frame where it is apparent and messing around with Type and Intermediate Points in the settings for your spline you can make it dissapear. Sometimes this just makes a problem appear in a later frame instead, but I’ve usually eventually gotten everything to work. You can also try doing the same in the settings of the Text object, and if worst comes to worst, you maybe have to pick a different font.

    Hopefully this will be useful to some one…

  • Can i ask you question :
    when you make tutorial about skylight in cinema ? buz your setting was so awesome

    and I’m big fan about your works :]

  • Hey folks,

    thought i try a way of doin this without
    Morgraph. (though it is a really nice tool…)
    Just use the Boolean-Object, on the extruded
    Text and Spline, then animate the Spline,
    as you like.
    The only drawback is, that you have to
    time-offset and shade the single objects by
    Hand…
    here is my result.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x6XEmOtnA4
    Tell me what you think πŸ™‚

  • Hey!
    Could you do a tutorial on Body Paint 3D?

  • Thank you very much for the lesson!
    That’s my job:
    http://vimeo.com/10031269

  • Man thanks for this tutorial… im learning CD4 after 8 years of using ligthwave 3d…
    thank you very much!

  • Hello!
    Like it very much!

    Can u tell me how can i do the same effect
    with objects, not splines:)

    i want to do a pyramid with exactly the same effect u use(wavething).. how?

    thanks allot!
    keepitup!

  • Hi. How can mask a 3d object using Spline Mask but without Extrude Nurbs? The object is already modeling and no need Extrude Nurbs. I tried to mask the object like in your tutorial How to make a Cascading Text Animation with With Cinema 4D and After Effects, but no work from 3d object.

  • How can a similar effect be done on polygon objects?

  • Very cool effect, thanks for sharing Nick!

  • I just rendered this and added it to vimeo (i like their service, but takes a long time to play, wtf..oh well). Great learning experience all the way.

  • I love how the stuff in the background has gotten more high class since starting this blog. Lest we forget the mic. Yr Ballin now.

  • Hey Nick this is great! your work is nice and very useful. I was happy with my version, although I bumped into glitches; those seemed to occur on the “s” and “o”, as well as the “r”, right on their ‘folding’.
    If anyone bump into the same, just try selecting other than bold; mine was looking great at normal/medium! Thanks and keep it up!

  • Love the intuitive interface on C4D and with the help of your tutorials, I am catching on quick! Thanks Nick.

  • Hy Gorilla !
    Congratulation for your tutorial, it’s great !
    Can you use the Spline mask with a Revolution Nurbs tool ?
    (I try to make an in out animation with half sphere…C’est Galere in french !)
    Thank U

  • hey…gr8 tut. but there is one big problem πŸ™
    when i choose the step effector,shut off scale and set the time offset it doesn’t change anything..i checked if the step effector is in the cloner object..CHECK..it just plays the animation as if the step effector dosen’t exist :S i’m confused…would be nice if you could help me.

    and sorry for my english…i’m a german dude

  • hey there, thnx a million 4 teaching all da stuff. I watched the reference video but im having problem in pulling off the text effect in the very last of that video, where “POMPEIA FASHION WEEKEND” comes (tail of K , basically πŸ™ )
    sO plz plz plz do tell me how to deal this thing in Cinema.
    waitin 2 hear from ya……

  • Hey awesome tut check out what i did with it… it is a little dark but the effetc came out great!!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3jWmyYCR8o

  • awesome tutorial…

    FILLET = FILAY like the cut of meat… or atleast thats how i was told it was pronounced.

  • Hi! i have one question please. i have my logo it is spline and i can’t extruded with effect Spline Mask.. Thanks

  • Here, http://vimeo.com/12855180 my test scene based upon your tut.
    Thx Nick.

  • Hi! I just discovered your website. I love it! Can’t wait to try some of the other tutorials. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  • Hey Nick this is great! Thank U

  • “Fillet” came over to Britain with the Normans in 1066 and over the years acquired the english pronunciation “FILL-et” . It means cut or carve.
    The same French word “Filet” as in “Filet Mignon” came to english speaking lands at a later date, and is pronounced “fee-Lay”
    File, as in File Gumbo is pronounced “Fee-lay”
    Outside of the UK “fillet” is rarely used.
    I loved the tutorial but one odd thing happened. For one frame the mask becomes visible. Why does that happen?

  • First time I used C4D! Thanks for a fun start!
    http://vimeo.com/15511528

  • Great tutorial and great effect! I just started with C4D. I will try to follow you tutorial and see how it goes.

  • Do you have to do something differently with the Step effector for it to work in Cinema R12? I’ve got it set up the same way and the time offset doesn’t seem to do anything, the other parameters work fine though.

  • Hello nick

    This is going to sound so bad but when your rendering in c4d I render only a portion at a time, with your c4d when you rendered in this tutorial you had more portions being render at the one time in the one frame. So what im asking is does your computer need to have more ram or anything to increase the render speed? fyi, No GI or AO on at the moment

  • Hi Nick- You mentioned that you would do a tute on the ribbons. Will you be doing so anything soon? if not, I would really like to hear how you would go about creating the animation.

    Thanx

  • thats awsome..

    reminds me on my favourtie video from justice “dvno”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50BBNZ-ejjU

  • This is brilliant! thank you so so much, I added your website to my bookmarks instantly! thanks again

  • I have not spline mask in my mograph tab :(. Where is it?

  • Where has the tutorial gone??? Can you send a link, this one seems to be broken.

  • hi greyscale, im using c4d r12 and im 5 minutes into the tutorial, and i cant find the Spline Mask tool, anyone help please?

  • hey gorilla me again. i figured the last post out but then i got to 11mintues and when i open my timeline i dont see my objects all i see is spline and then another spline anyhelp?

    • hey there, i had the same problem, until i remembered from one of nick videos that he mentions using the help guide that could be found in cinema 4d, from one of his videos. Anyway if you haven’t resolved your problem yet, go to your timeline: – view, show animated. You will then see you objects rather than the splines. hope this helps

  • So, I’m doing a project using this technique but wondered how to make the extruded ribbon. I have flat ribbons in my project but would love to give them a little depth. I used a Plane with Spline Wrap to make the ribbon. Can they be extruded now?

  • Great tut! A lot of interesting things to know!
    Thank 4 sharing!

  • Having one problem thou! I have a 3-color gradient from green, yellow to red in the front, but when I turn on the Step Effector the red gets less saturatet, maybe -50.

  • to apply the material shader and color with Fresnel reflection, the colors in the render out desaturated

  • I’m using Cinema 4d R12

    • Cesar, I’m having the same problem. Whenever I render preview, my colors look washed out no matter what I do to the intensity of the lights or reflections. I added a color correction effect in the render settings and boosted up the saturation to make it much better but I would to know what was causing the initial problem.

    • Try to turn off the linear workflow in project settings

  • tut is amazing, simple and effective!

    my question would be how can you re-do these bendy stripes you can see in the video you got this idea from? i mean these wavy and bendy long stretched lines going from top to the front behind the text!

    cheers,
    j.

  • hey Nick! any way to make the mask work with a vector logo?
    It works for me with a text from C4D but not with a vector text I imported from Illustrator… any idea?ΒΏ

    thanks so much, I can’t wait to finish this tutorial! : )

    • Not sure if this is still helpful to you, but I was having the same problem. You can turn all the splines in your imported Illustrator Path into one spline by right clicking all the individual splines and clicking “Connect and delete” you should be able to use this spline to do the tutorial πŸ™‚

  • I tried to put the 5 steps of color using shader effector but 1st and last one get same color all the time. Do you know how to fix this?

  • Hi Nick,
    Just wanted to thank you for this great tutorial.
    It really popped some nice ideas into my head! πŸ™‚
    This technique can be used for so many other things…
    So thanks for this puppy! πŸ˜‰

  • Thanks a lot for this cool tut !

    I use it a bit in this party video teaser : http://vimeo.com/20285654

    I’m 50% happy of all the renders, that’s why it’s kind of dirty, i need to know more about hair.. please show us how we can make cool shits !

    Cheers from Marseille

  • HI guys!
    I’m going crazy:) I followed this great tutorial step by step at least 10 times but the problem persists to apply the material shader and color orange / pink with Fresnel reflection, the text colors (cloner object) in the render preview looks black.
    pls HELP! ty πŸ™‚

  • Sorry I forgot …
    my system: Windows XP SP3, C4D rel. 11.5

  • Plz I need help, In the animation bar, i don’t see the objects? what i DO to make the objects show up. Thx

  • I just got into animation after effects and thank to u cinema 4d. I love this. And I’m totally hooked. I just have one question is there a written step by step. For how to do this. Cuz I’m trying to do this somewhere with no Internet connection. So I can’t load the video. If someones got a written version that would be awesome. If not no sweat. I just have to wait. Which sux because I can’t wait to finish this. Thx nick

  • file crash, can you reupload video plz.

  • you are good friend, very good.

    Greetings from Canary Islands

  • Saw it … Loved it … Conquered it … http://vimeo.com/23481798

    Thank you for the great tutorial!

  • Hi! I was wondering; what if i want to use this technique, but i want to use self made typo (merge objects from an AI.8 file)? I tried, but it dosent look like the spline mask detects my merge object….

  • I cant fine spline mash in my cinema 4d MoGraph tool can u tell me why is that????

  • Hey Nick, I’m new to cinema 4D. I recently purchased Cinema 4D PRIME. Mo graph is not part of prime. do you have a work around for the spline mask. Is there another way to add a mask without MoGraph. BTW… this is an amazing tut. Thanks

  • Thx for the awesome tut! The word “Fillet” is pronounced as \?fi-l?t\ in this situation, sounds like fill-it, which means a concave junction formed where two surfaces meet. The word came from Old French, and it can also mean a piece of meat, and should be pronounced as \fi-?l?\ as you would in chick-fil-a. Hope this help!

  • Hi Gorilla .
    Thank you for your great tutorials
    I think file is crash, can you fix it plz.

  • Hola!, QuΓ© tal everybody, hi.. Gorilla.. thanks for your good tutorial stuff, brother, you are a creative talent man.
    I’m writitng because i am confused about something, i have trouble showing all items that i have in scene on my timeline board.. If You or somebodyelse could see and help me with an advice to solve that i will apreciate it. I would like see the objects that i made in a layer on timeline, but i cant. Therefore, i cant move the offset time of the last text capsule in the scene, while doiung this tutorial.. for example.
    Sorry my poor english, i speak spanish.
    Regards, love, and thanks!
    Bahir.

  • Great job! Many regards from Greece we are big funs of yours here! tc

  • how can I get step effectors in c4d r12 ?

  • I would like to do this with a vector logo, is there a way to do this without mograph text?
    I have C4D 13 Studio.

    Thanks

  • Hi not sure if anyone still reads this thread because it’s so old, but I am running into a problem with my object doing crazy things such as filling in holes in on some letters. Instead of a text object I used a path made in Illustrator as my Spline. (I tried increasing the resolution of the spline but that did not seem to help, Uniform, 50) Any help at all would be much appreciated.

    Issue: http://cl.ly/EOHf

    Thanks Dan

    • Hi, Dan, itΒ΄s seems like the path of some letters are no closed, so C4D can not extrude properly, (sorry for my english iΒ΄m from Chile), so search in illustrator for some like that.
      Bye!

  • Hello,

    I have a problem, when i use the shader effector on the cloner i get 1 color.
    i made a new material with a gradient (Blauw to yellow) on 2d-u and tile oncheckt. but stil i get one color.
    i also uncheckt the alpha in the settings en linked to the material but nothing changed.

    Does anybody know what the problem is or have a solution for me?

  • BTW i’m working on a macbook pro with r12

  • hi, great tut. i did with a text and works great but when i try to do it with a file i import from illustrator and use the extrude nurbs it wont work. why does that happend? what could i do? i mean, the spline mask wont work with the extrude nurbs

  • Nick, Nick, NICCCK, help …. Has anyone made a R13? time offset does not work properly? There is only one plane should be 4, send mail …

  • I found, take a Render instaces off. Thanks to the case, good tutorial.

  • This website is basically interesting i’m craving for is there the other examples? however anyway thank you very much as a result of I found that i was craving for.

  • Hey! Great effect I do have a general problem though and would really need some help with it. When you drop the Text and Spline into the Spline Mask you have a shift of your keyframes and timeline, meaning it is now an element of Spline Mask. My r.13 version doesn’t do that, it even doesn’t add elements to the timeline when you create then unless you do a drag and drop.

    Now this is driving me nuts as I can’t do the end effect around the 10mins of the tutorial (the silver casing). Can anyone help me plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

    Thanks.

    Lucas

  • Can you achieve motion blur using this spline mask reveal method? I’m guessing not because your not moving the main object, just revealing it…

    Thanks

  • hey nick, i’m trying to do something similar to this. instead of using text, im using a spline rectangle. when I put the spline mask into the extrude nurbs, it extrudes the spline instead of the rectangle. the rectangle is above the spline so it is in correct order. does this only work for spline text? if not, then why does it do this? any solutions? thanks in advance

  • GREAT! Nice to meet someone like you. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Keep it up. God Bless You. I love you.

  • Hi Gorilla. My native language is not English .So English is not very good.I use the software is R12 ,Render out why don’t coincide with yours,The default rendering is different,Why is this.thanks

  • Hi Nick, when I apply the SkyLight my 5 step gradient shader becomes very washed out. I’ve played with the reflection settings but I’m not getting the vibrant colours you got…and yes i turned off the Use Alpha/Strength on the shader. any ideas?

  • Hi!
    It’s possible to do this kind of work but add another background in After effect.
    I meen add this thing to a cinema scene??
    Thx
    Jc

  • Hi Nick..One of the Famous News TV in India has used GSG Techniques to Create their Program Identity, Bevel & Fashion Party Mixed…

    http://puthiyathalaimurai.tv/video-archive?vid=puthiya-vidiyal&pres=2013&month=mar&paging=1&video=PV-20130319SEG6

  • Had to revisit this due to a client WANTING this effect, for some reason I did this last night and the step worked just fine, today in the actual project it’s not. It’s KF’d to animate in 25 frames (pretty fast) would this cause the effector to not react?

  • in the Pompeia inspiration spot (0:12 sec) the spline mask/melt effect comes down and turns towards the camera. in many failed attempts at trying to achieve this i am stumped for possible solutions and sending out a SOS for help! how do you have this effect work besides up & down?

  • The Step effector isn’t working like it’s supposed to in the tutorial @ 9:00

    It’s not working at all in-fact.

    I’m using Cinema 4D r14. Anyone have any solutions??

  • Hey Nick.. great tutorial ! this is my result… https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=l15WptCG2AQ&ns=1

  • Hi everybody
    I have a problem. I am working with R13 version of cinema on Mac OS.
    I followed the tutorial step by step, but when I apply the gradient texture in the shader effector, it doesnΒ΄t appear in text object…
    Has anybody got the same problem that me? Cheers.

  • All i can say is AWESOME. Thanks Gorilla!!

  • Hi ! I had the sme problem the I found a solution. You go on the Effector panel of the Cloner, you can see the Step Effector only, it means the Shader Effector don’t work. I just drag & drop it on this panel and now it works. Hope it’ll help u

  • Hey Nick, thanks for this tutorial. Love it! I had one question. I wanted to uses an Illustrator path (saved as v8) instead of a text spline but when I try to apply a spline mask the .ai drops out. Gone! Any theories about how to solve this problem. Would love to make this with a logo I designed. Thanks much!

  • Can you make me one like this that says tango down?

  • Thanks Nick. Pls am using r14, how do i get the spline mask?

  • Great Tut!
    Did both parts and it looks great!

    Trying this again and have a quick Noob Question- is there a way to do this same effect with a logo that has been merged from AI? Be playing around with this and both my spline and logo completely disappear when placed into the spline mask.

  • can you explain that why my colors are pale? i use r13 and it doesn’t make sense

  • Hey guys Im new for c4d. I’ve faced an issue right at the beginning of the tut when extruding the spline mask,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrlAW7UA9iU&feature=youtu.be

    any help? it looks like the font is no so great for c4d, but I must use for my upcoming project. how can I fix this?

  • Hmm… I can’t get the colors to channel through in the material that’s suposed to add the reflection to the inside letters..

    I created the material and in the color channel selected the color shader, but the letters just turn white..

    Anyone any ideas??

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