How to Make A Ribbon Wall Graphic in Cinema 4D

May 3, 2011 - By 

In this tutorial I will show you how to make a ribbon wall graphic animation in Cinema 4D using Mograph Cloners, random effectors, motype, and Sweep Nurbs. Then I will show you how I light and texture the scene using Light Kit Pro. This tutorial is based on this excellent spot. I have also make a tutorial on another scene from this animation. You can watch the How to make a Cascading Text Animation With Cinema 4D and After Effects here.

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  • celso marcelo jr June 12, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    hey dude, i was wondering if u can make a tutorial on how to make the ribbons bend at certain points like it does in the Pompéia Fashion Weekend comercial and how to make the ribbons bend and curve at different angles… that would be awesome because i wanna use that effect on an upcoming comercial for my church.. thanks

    • Just edit your spline, and use the rotation tool on each point to make the slope bank sideways. Make sure to enable banking on the sweep nurb, and voilà.

  • hey nick, i was wondering if u can make a tutorial on how to make the ribbons bend at certain points like it does in the Pompéia Fashion Weekend comercial and how to make the ribbons bend and curve at different angles… that would be awesome because i wanna use that effect on an upcoming comercial for my church.. thanks

  • I realy love you nice!! (i’n not gay) you have helped me very much thanks!!

  • Thanks for the awesome tut but the link for “You can watch the How to make a Cascading Text Animation With Cinema 4D and After Effects here.” takes you to the spot again…

  • Sir, You are awesome and very very good teacher. Love your tutorials. Thank you very much.

  • thanks nick!!!!

    you are the greatest!!!!

  • Hi.. I’m just a beginner but i want to learn how to do this.. I really don’t know how to preview.. when i render, i just see this still image of the current frame.. need help please 🙂

  • thanks again, you are the man

  • Hi Nick. After I saw this tutorial I wanted to try out my version..so..here it is. Thanks.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=w-gRB3W9-s4

  • Hi Nick,i saw the intro on your hdri light kit pro and would like to request a tutorial on how to do it.It’s cool.

  • Hi Nick, it’s me again.I saw this awesome mograph designs on a broadcasting channel i use to watch.here’s the link.
    http://vimeo.com/groups/mographinspirational/videos/20156764
    take a look at it.i hope you teach me a tutorial on the today-the one that the D turns to liquid-or the tomorrow-with the O exploding.

  • This was fun, thanks Gorilla man!!

  • Hi man, i want to say that you are awesome 😀
    and now i have a little question. Can you do any tutorial where you show how to give a special effects for this project in AE ?

  • awesome tutorial 10x nick ^^
    What is the name of font used in the original spot ??

  • Great Tut. Does anyone out there know how to apply different textures to each of the separate ribbons? Can you do that to cloner objects? Thanks.

  • what about overhead softbox i don’t know how can i do it ?

  • Hola, gracias por el tutorial, aunque no se mucho de ingles, seguí tus pasos y me sirvió mucho para aprender y familiarizarme con el programa.. sos uno de mis mentores aunque no tengas ni idea quien soy jeje.. saludos desde Argentina.

  • Great tutorial! I’m having trouble duplicating the lighting using my own softbox, but lighting is still kind of new to me.

  • Hey Nick.
    Any ideea where we can get a softbox like one you are using in this tutorial ? i mean for free :p
    Cheers Daniel
    Italy

  • Massive thanks for this tutorial Nick.. really helpful and very much appreciated 🙂

    Richard
    uk

  • I need your help I could not continue with the tutorial that is not as converting the first caba cuyadro 1 in that the triangular shaped sibolo to quirae part of the square you could say as I convert

  • I need your help I could not continue with the tutorial that is not as converting the first layer of Table 1 in the triangular symbol to quirae part of the square you could tell me as I make it

  • Really awesome tutorial. Taught me a li2le about shader objects. Really thnx Nick

  • Hey Nick did you use your kit to light your scene? Thanks.

  • grt wrk nick! but how can i b able to achieve the flowin movement of the ribbons like that of the video that gave you the inspiration for this tutorial…..i av tried using bend deformer but it aint givin me a nice luk….i need your help on this…

    Thanks

  • awesome awesome and thanks..

  • Hey Nick! Awesome tutorial on ribbon motion, but i got a question about!
    I`m doing as you say: taking the knowledge from the tutorials and applying on my on projects, but i got stucked on one point:

    I want to make a spiral curve with the ribbons, but when i do that, they go crazy. They don’t stay besides each other, one goes from up, other goes from down. And i want them to stick together side by side, but doing a spiral downfall…

    It is possible? Thanks!!

  • Can anyone pls tell me how would i bake this particualar animation? i need a fbx export of this one… thnx..

  • Thank You very much … I love Greysalegorrila its great website . You are King of Cinema 4D

  • Thanks So Much Mr.Gorilla!! i’m really love all ur tutorials…and my dream to doing all thet tutorials! Inch’alah

  • Such a cool tut. thnks z Mista gorilz
    my final result
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PD7tOA1Hok&feature=youtu.be

  • hi everyone, hi gorilla!
    really nice tut.
    look what i did for my personal site and tell my what you think about it!

    you can find my teaser at:

    http://vimeo.com/61870999

  • Hey Gorilla thank you for this tutorial! I m only a beginner in 3D modeling and video but this has been a great help! I could send you my result if you are interested! Keep doing this plz!

  • How to do you do make a sweep nurb with a rounded end instead of square? not going for fillet caps look. I wanna do this same exact animation but with completely round edges. solutions?

  • Hi, I’m new to c4d can anyone tell me how to create two different materials for front & back like in the example video or see the link below thanks:
    http://www.motionserved.com/Gallery/Pompela-Fashion-Weekend/373675

  • i have a question mr.nick in this tutorial..
    how i made a random animation to every ribbon wirh clonner object using. it looks good but random ribbon movement i want to know..
    and u r awesome man

  • I love the way what you explain, I’m not good for english but i understood all your words. Also i really liked the tutorial thank you very much!

    from colombia, we are waiting anxious for you visit

  • hi nick this is the first time i comment. wonderful tutorial. keep it up. should be less fast next time. how do i get the overhead softbox???

  • PLS NICK, MY CENIMA 4D R13, AFTER RENDERING LIKE THREE TIMES ITS SAY KEEPS SAYING OUT OF MEMORY, PLS CAN U HELP ME I AM NEW TO THIS PLS

  • hi nick,
    great work mate, clear language, great voice super explaining, must say that im impresed about ur work, i hope that im gonna be so prof in c44d as you are..
    if i succed in c4d ill defenetly buy your kits and stuff to support because i think that kind of ppl must be supported.

    kepp up the good work .

    matjaz k.

  • nick you’re the man I wish you gave all of the tutorials!!!

  • You obviously know what you’re talking but you also teach well. There is a big difference between knowing something and also being able to teach it to others which you seem to have mastered both. Thanks !!!

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