Create your own Daily Render Animated Candy Blob GIF

April 26, 2016 - By 

 

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We are back from NAB and a little worse for the wear. You can hear in this video that my voice has yet to recover. It was a blast! I met so many amazing artists and saw some incredible C4D demos! To stay on track with our tutorials, I quickly got this one done and I hope there is something in here for everyone. After all, who doesn’t love Candy Blobs that loop!?

In this Tutorial you will:

  1. Create a twisted torus using a cylinder and multiple deformers

  2. Create a looping noise texture that will drive your displacement

  3. Make a cool looking candy streak texture from a photograph in Photoshop

  4. Set up your Physical shader with Reflectance

  5. Light your scene using HDRI Studio and HDRI Collections

  6. Set up your scene for output

  7. Use Photoshop to output your animated GIF

 

If you follow along, you should be able to create your own little Candy Blob GIF. Please share your creations in the comments below!

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  • great stuff

  • Thanks for this. Pretty nice organic thing!

  • Hai Nick U r Tuts are amazing can u explain this effect

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFRNLYlBF1o

  • Sweet tut,
    I’m getting a small gap from the displacer though on the connection of the cylinder.

    • Hen, make sure that you’ve put all the deformers in the correct order. For the twist and bend, you click “fit to parent”. It is normal for there to be a small seam, but it should be imperceivable once your blob is animated. Have fun!

    • I got one as well Hen, even with the deformations in the correct order, so I rotated the object 180º so the ‘seam’ was at the back and didn’t actually show.

    • If you put the hierarchy in a connect object and increase the weld tolerance the gap will disappear also.

    • Just went through this tut and did it. The way I fixed this was after putting the twist and bend on, I ran the current state to object. Then optimized the points. Then placed the displacer on that object. Put it all in a sub d surface and it works perfectly. No gap or messed up texture.

  • How come you didn’t create the color stripes using Cinemas gradient shader with hard stops? Any specific reason to use a bitmap?

    • A piece of art with colors that were well thought out often looks more beautiful in my opinion. Plus, it’s a fun little photoshop technique that comes in handy sometimes.

  • Nice tutorial, thanks : )
    It was my first c4d lesson ever.
    Well, my version is ugly but at least i’ve tried : D

  • Michael Bischoff April 29, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Worked on it in Lite, so no Deform object. Used the deformation channel instead and got a different kind of look for it.

    https://twitter.com/mpbMKE/status/725798967070609408

  • Hey Chad, great stuff.
    Would you be so kind to make a tutorial on how to build your shader library that you use every day. It would be kinda nice to see the different settings of each shader (plastic, wood, chrome etc).

    Thanks.
    Bruno

  • https://twitter.com/muddygun/status/727539466110377984

    Not the same feel, but i did use displace and looping!

  • Hey Gorillas – nice tutorial and thanks for posting.

    Nearly had it ….minus figuring out how to hide the join and create light reflections. Hope to figure it out, less than one week into learning C4D so pretty pleased so far.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BFki72GgbqU/?taken-by=hello_liz_webb

  • Hi and thank you for the cool Tutorial.
    Here’s my result.
    https://vid.me/bYc7

  • Hey Chad,

    Thanks for the Tutorial. Here is my end result:

    file:///G:/Multimedia/Klanten%20-%20Freelance/Martin%20van%20Tilburg/Cinema4D/Candy-Blob-MARTINvanTilburg.gif

    I had to render it out as a PNG sequence… I wanted to export it as a quicktime video but it said the error: Unable to write file…

    Evnethough the best results are managed in exporting it as an image sequence for speed quicktime would be useful for me.

    Do you know what the error might be?

    Thank again!

    Martin

  • Hey Chad,

    Thanks for the Tutorial. Here is my end result:

    http://martinvantilburg.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Candy-Blob-MARTINvanTilburg.gif

    I had to render it out as a PNG sequence… I wanted to export it as a quicktime video but it said the error: Unable to write file…

    Evnethough the best results are managed in exporting it as an image sequence for speed quicktime would be useful for me.

    Do you know what the error might be?

    Thank again!

    Martin

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