How to Create a Gel Texture in Cinema 4D

April 7, 2016

In this tutorial I’m going to break down how you can create a gel texture in Cinema 4D and apply it to a gummy bear model! First, I’ll go over how to set up your material color using Fresnels and go over the crucial options in the Transparency channel that allow for a nice gel look. Finally, I’ll cover how to add some nice organic imperfections in the texture by utilizing noise in both the Diffusion and Bump channels.

If you have any questions, be sure to post it in the comments section and if you create anything cool using this technique, be sure to share it with me! Thanks for watching!

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As I mentioned in the tutorial, here is the Youtube video for the edited down live stream where I modeled the gummy bear.

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  • It was really helpful.

  • can you make a tutorial to how to make an cartoon explosion please!!!

  • This was just done by someone else:

    We probably don’t need a tutorial on every single little thing imaginable, especially if they exists already

    • Thanks for sharing this, it looks like we approach this with different techniques so there’s value in seeing how different folks use different workflows. And sure, we don’t have to do a tutorial on anything at all, but I love this quote:

      “Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.”

      What is no value to you may be of value to someone who wasn’t listening the first time! 🙂

    • Nice reminder mate ! :))))))

    • But it’s not bad to see different technics on same project and we all share our knowledge for free so you guys can enjoy both tutorial…


  • I really appreciate the tutorials you guys make but it’d be nice if you included the modelling part of the process in them! I’m just starting with c4d and I try to follow them from beginning to end so it can get quite complicated sometimes.

  • Another video demonstrating the horrors of the reflectance channel, the IPR basically stops when reflectance is added.

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