How To Make A Modern Art Gallery Installation Animation With Cinema 4D

May 20, 2011

In this tutorial, I show you how to build a simple art gallery scene using cloners, Mograph, and random effectors. Then, I show you how to light it without using global illumination or any lights at all.

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Inspired by this photo gallery
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Concave object tutorial from gsg
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232 Comments
  • Damn! Looks preety sweet! Trying that out tomorrow!!!

  • Great stuff !!!

  • AlistairDesigns May 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Sorry due to crap internet speed, I can’t scroll through the video, do you need Mograph 2 (Rigid Body Tag)?

  • thats hot…im gonna try to recreate this without watching the tut first..then see if we did it the same way

  • Great Nick, hey MoyGR, give credits to nick in your tutorials… at least put his name…

  • Thanks for this Great tut Nick, ๐Ÿ™‚

  • holly crap! well done, dude!!! thx for the tut!

  • Great stuff as usual!… i’ve got to get me R12

    • No need for R12 in this tutorial. It can easily be done in 11.5.

      • Iยดs a great tutorial!!
        thanke you so much nick.
        I cant do the gravity thing on 11.5
        I just wanted to know if it is a new stuff of 12, or Iยดm doing something wrong ๐Ÿ˜€

        • I have 11.5 to and I’m having the same problem to… A little help pleas

          • Rebecca Posselt June 9, 2011 at 9:40 am

            Did anyone ever find a solution for the dynamics body tag while using 11.5? Don’t seem to have it. Anything else that might work otherwise creating the same sort idea?

  • Great! I also saw exactly this photo gallery and wanted to make something with it! You`re too fast, man!
    Greetings from Munich, Germany!

  • Ahh i attempted this to create an installation in cinema4d with skulls a while ago, this was really helpful, I may go back and try doing it this way.

    This was created with Cloners, Tracers and random effectors: http://cargocollective.com/yratof/#982645/candy-Skulls

  • Yannick Verschueren May 20, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Awsome tutorial as usual! You really get me excited about Cinema 4D!

    Greets from Belgium

  • I know what to do tonight :

    1 watch your tut
    2 try to re-create your scene
    3 try to find some ideas to make my own scene ! ๐Ÿ™‚

    thx for everything man !!!

    from France

  • pretty cool, nice renders. lookin a bit better than the toilet bowl ๐Ÿ˜‰

    ty

  • Some advance tutorials would be nice! This looks good but is very simple, i thought most people could figure out how to do this by themself, atleast they should be able to.

  • Hey, great tutorial Nick! (as always)
    When I saw the teaser I thought you made the animation by parenting the camera to the cube and rotate the cube!
    Speaking of the cube, instead of creating the floor and the ceiling you could easily make a selection tag and use that for texture placement, my tip for you! ; )
    Anyway, love your work!

    Cheers!

  • Very Very Cool. Awesome Tutorial.

    There are 2 sites I hit daily. VideoCopilot.net and GSG!

  • I tried to do:) see there http://casadeimaginacao.wordpress.com/
    Thanks a lot for attention

  • Nick, love your analytical and methodical approach to solving this. Very interesting to see how you went about modelling and lighting the scene, and as always you’re so personable and entertaining. Thanks for everything you do.

  • Awesome thanks Nick
    Nick u are el mejor profesor de Cinema 4d

  • Hi,
    Nick Thank you so much man!!
    This tutorial is soo cool \m/
    Thinking of making some new cool things from this!
    About a month ago,
    I have made an animation using cloners and Wind effector ๐Ÿ˜€
    http://www.vimeo.com/22672783
    Check this out!(THE TITLE)
    I m a newbie and have learned lots of things from you!
    Thank you so much NICK ๐Ÿ™‚
    (Sorry for bad English)

  • Hi Nick, what’s wrong with the banana camera company site? Can’t access it for a couple of days now.

    Great tutorial by the way!

    Have a look at the title ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Hi Nick, I realy love your tutorial, you inspire me and I learn many things with your tuts (and those of Andrew Kramer). Can I request a tutorial of a finalized video (Sound used, post adjustement etc…)

    Please Nick forgive my english, i’m french and i sucks in english (luckly i understand better than i wrote xD)

  • OHHH No! one week before i post my new short you coming up with this. What a tragedy! But because you told me really a lot about cinema4D i’m not too ~.. with you man. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Great stuff on your site, nick and it’s nice to benefit from your willingness to show us your knowledge. Now I think i have to rerender some things because of all the Tutorial clones around the web but hey, …

  • I love your tutorials, Nick. You make tuts about something we’re trying to recreate. But in the process you show so many cool things which I did not know. I love the filter shader, the gravity tricks and the ‘follow position’-thing. Although I have to read up on that last one. Didn’t really get what it does.
    Thanks for spending so much time sharing your knowledge and findings!
    Have a nice weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Hey Nick, I applied the texture onto my floor plane, but it looks very stretched. Anyway I can fix that? Thanks. Love the tutorials ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Just click on the material tag (the one attached to your plane). In the properties panel you’ll find X and Y cycle properties (i don’t remember the actual names of the properties). These allow you to set how many times the texture should be repeated. That should get rid of the ‘stretched out’ look. Hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Wicked tutorial! Had a little go myself and went a bit crazy with the amount of colours I used for the spheres. But it got me thinking about the movie “UP”, they looked like a massive cluster of balloons. How would you go about getting the points of the balloons to all point down? Or even all tied to a single point by string? This certainly sounds like a job for the gorilla ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Joshua deLorimier May 22, 2011 at 11:47 am

      play with character morph tag, metaballs, tracer object, and thinking particles…..and a whole lot of skills

    • That’s kinda funny, a tutorial on this, i think ‘this’ would ask for a whole lot of tutorials, but as Joshua said, experiment with those techniques, Displacement is also important in this one

      grts

  • Hey Nick

    how did you do the blue light fx in the final render? As always, very dope tutorial!

    Greetings

  • Thanks, mainly by the new use of the gravity effector to animate dynamic. Your always surprising to us!

  • This is AWESOME. I like the way you explain things, too. “Now, you just have to tell the cube not to be an idiot. Let’s go do that.”

    Please continue with these awesome tutorials. I’m a complete C4D newbie but making a bunch of cool little vids already because of your brilliant videos and great explanation. Awesome awesome awesome.

  • Hi i wild like to ask about if u can help me in how can i model and animaet anews peaper in 4d

  • Hi, i have one simple question how do i can make emitter give just random word or anything that can create just random number or letter.

  • Thanks Nick! Great tutorial! Look it:
    http://yfrog.com/h4zhbpdj

  • the reference gallery pic you showed was a real scene actually, made by this guy :http://www.danielarsham.com/index.php?/project/sculpture/

  • Nice idea. Many thanks to give us more than tutorial but also way of mind !
    Here is my exercice linked to this tutorial
    http://www.vimeo.com/24054865

  • AlistairDesigns May 21, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    song plz nick?

  • whoouuouUOUUUOUU you made it !!! and with such class and style !! ” as usual !!!”

    and your idea for the animation >> SU-PERB !!!

    >>> the podcast that goes along with it is brilliant too ! Those advises are always good to ear !!!

    cheers!

    yann

  • there was a smart guy that say keep it simple. man you are the grate artist that iv e seen keep on man

  • WOOW men ….. fantastic job .. im working on it .. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This cube is… being an idiot..

    Haha, great stuff; I love your unhealthy obsession with spheres ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Itยดs time to say THANK YOU Mr. Campbell. You really are one of the good Guys.
    Keep up the good Work and the beautiful spirit that drives you.
    cheers

  • hi nick
    can’t seem to find the similar dynamic tag on cinema 4D version 11.0

    pls advice

  • Thanks for the tut Nick, on question, when I duplicate the sphere to have two different colors, after applying to second texture to the new sphere, all the spheres are all the same color. I’ve messed with all the settings I can think of to no avail.

  • love it da xd

  • Great tutorial, working on making this my own. Gonna post the video link here when I get it finished. Probably not going to look as good as your example though.
    Best part of the tutorial?
    “You see, the box is being, it’s being an idiot.”

  • Hi Nick,

    Actually, you keep sayin actually everyday ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I’m probably being very stupid here, but I can’t seem to get the gravity to have any effect on the cloner objects, it’s driving me mad!

    Anyone got any words of wisdom?

  • Thanks alot for the tutorial, heres my take: http://vimeo.com/24085440 . Looking forward to the next one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hi nick from Medellin Colombia, I am a great admirer of yours and a big fan, eh echo all the tutorial that make pc, cinema 4d job for two years and I think that 3D is an excellent program even better than others, here in Colombia is not a software which is very hard but I prefer cinema 4d others and forgive my English!

  • Hey, thanks for a great tutorial, as always. I’m wondering how I could make the cloner morph between two objects. Anyone?

    • Providing both objects have the same number of points,you can use the pose morph tag (character menu,named “add point morph”.
      It will still morph if the points don’t match, but will not repose the extra points.
      Alternatively, you could try using xpresso and thinking particles to deform the object into the new shape.

  • Great tuto, thank’s Nick. Lots of things I normally take four hours to try… without finding this “little check box” to tell the cube not to be an idiot !
    (my test – http://alturl.com/dzvz7)

  • Great tut nick :)loved the last bit on animating gravity… Simply awesome

  • Question :

    Did you light the roof into C4D (i’m talking about the little flickering on each snare of the song) or in AE (using flare obviously) or both ?

  • First off… THANK YOU.
    Next, my question: when I render, only one of of the three spheres in the cloner actually render. Everything looks great in the viewport, but upon rendering, all the instances of the other two colored spheres don’t blow out of the object, they just sit there, and they don;t render at all like what the viewport shows. Anyone, Bueller, Bueller?

  • Hey Nick,

    Awesome tut, I did everything and set it to render and went out four couple of hours when I came back render was done but the problem was when I hit play on my quick time movie it played very smoothly until it came towards the end and frames was freezing and not smooth what do you think happened here, was it that my machine went to sleep? or did i get something wrong in rendering setting, please advice

    • It’s probably just the image viewer playback. Try doing a ram preview to make sure.

      • I’m fairly new how do I check my ram preview and what is the next step thanks

        • If it’s a quicktime video that you have rendered, then the problem may lie with the quality settings you used and frame rate.
          The “animation” compression is default in quicktime movie renders.When the quality value is set at best(also default) your P.C. will struggle to keep the video buffer ahead of the playback speed.
          Look for the “option” button when you select quicktime video rendering, change the setting from animation to H.264 or just lower the animation quality a bit.
          Dropping your frame rate to NTSC or PAL stanards will also help playback and save on render times.I render everything at 25fps unless i know i need high frame rate for slowmo action shots etc when compositing in AE.

          The ram preveiw Nick refered to is the C4D picture viewer playback. The frame timeline at the bottom of the screen will highlight frames held in ram.On longer renders you will not be able to hold all of the frames and this will cause playback to stutter.

  • http://www.behance.net/gallery/MTV-Graduation-project/1484393 my project ,,, i want some feedback guys ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Very nice one. I got a problem while tring to follow your steps: while applying the dynamics body tags it does nothing and the circle is not white but blue and also no mass, force etc options (I’m using r12 btw). If I apply the tag to the cloner it affects them, somehow (the circle is white and options are there) but the balls are still going through one another, like they’re not actually real. I’m newer to C4D and I can’t find a solution. Anyone?

  • Nick, just reporting a typo in the title: How To Make ‘and’ Modern Art…

  • I don’t know if it has been mentioned, but the installation you’re trying to reproduce in C4D is actually real.

    I loved how you tried to demonstrate the fakeness of its shadows and all, but i’ve seen it a couple of years ago in paris.

    These spheres are actually ping-pong balls glued to each other and attached to strings!

    Can’t seem to remember the name of the artist though.

    Bye! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • juaner franzius May 23, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Hey nick whats up? im trying to soften the gray that the ambient occlusion does… im thinking to do a multi-pass render for the ambient occlution and then apply a gaussian blur to it… could that be the fastest solution (rendertime)?

    Thanks!

    • That will work. It’s always better to use the multi-pass and AE way when dealing with that kind of stuff in any 3d software package.
      The level of control you have can save a huge amount of time doing renders over and over trying to get things right.Get it close, multi-pass render it then fiddle and fix it in AE.

  • Great tut Nick. So dumb of mine never thought I could rotate the gravity dynamics…

  • Hey Nick! I’m having trouble with the Depth Pass in AE…i’m using RSMB to create depth of field, but it seems to be applying the blur to the “balls” as if the blur is only contained within the confines of the object…it’s not blending with the environment at all, and therefore giving really strange results…do you know how to fix that??

  • I absolutely LOVE YOUR TUTORIALS, you are extremely talented! Is there anyway that i can save them to my PC so i can review them at a later stage? If not, could u possibly provide download links to your tutorials every time u upload them?

  • I followed the tutorial, thanks. However, I discovered this strange behavior I’ve never noticed before in this type of dymanics (not that there’s that much experience to begin with). There is a project default in Collision Margin of 1-unit. It creates this empty space between the Collider and the Body thus creating a hovering appearance with the balls.
    Examples:
    http://www.cl.ly/3g1c3o2S3Y3Z3W1B3j2E
    http://www.cl.ly/2I0p2k2t0Y3G0e382T25

    After hours of troubleshooting I came across and changed the Collision Margin to zero thereby making the objects produce direct contact.

    Collision Margin is default at 1, however in trying different scenarios, this setting doesn’t always seem to cause problems or the same results.

    Does anyone have any insights on what the rules are here?

  • Nice tut…as always ! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    thank’s Nick

  • Antonio Marcato May 24, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Hey Nick, this is my favorite tut you posted so far. So much so that I’m stealing (flattering, i know) the technique. Would love to hear your thoughts..

    http://www.vimeo.com/24202925

  • very very thank you!

  • hi Nick, here is a really cool Real-life particle animation video ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://vimeo.com/23155536

  • Nick thanks for the layout, makes its all more clean – also for your tutorials. You rock!

    Cheers

  • Realy cool tutorial!

    Here some of the work i made of it:
    http://subjectwork.tumblr.com/

    Thanks,
    Subject

  • When I first saw the animation video I assumed you connected the camera to the box and just rotated them both so the gravity changed inside but it doesn’t look like the box is moving (like they did inception, 2001). Wonder if that would have worked too.

    • Sounds like it would work.

      • See, I wondered that, then I thought, ‘nah, there has to be an easier way.’ and, as always, you know it and now I do too, thanks Nick! Though if anyone knows of any tuts about making textures work like your concrete one does, I tried to use a photo of mine and it stretches all ugly. how do you fix this?

  • Thanks for the great tutorial! Here’s my first (poor?) try at something like this. ๐Ÿ™‚
    http://youtu.be/s4CIIEXhnP8

  • Thanks Nick! That’s really cool

  • Herne The Hunter May 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Hey there Nick i haven’t gone through all of the comments here (will do that later) but this is really great !! thx.Only thing which drives me a little angry is that i just have R11.5 and so there must be a work around for the dynamics,you’ve got some tips ? would be nice !

    Cheers and regards
    Herne

  • I finally got my version up, check it out:

    http://www.vimeo.com/24285769

  • Wow, this was a great tutorial. There’s so many things in here and you did a wonderful job making all of them work together. Quite a bit to be learned for sure!

    Keep up the great work ๐Ÿ™‚

  • hello every one i am new to this c4d thing, actually came in contact will it by accident and i love it so much. i need a little help: 1 while recreating this tutorial myself, i got stock on the dynamic part. i don’t have the force, collision and all that stuff in the attribute manager of my dynamic body. so please i can i get that do i need a plugin for that.

    thanks everyone for your help…

  • Hi
    thanks for the tut! I have the problem, that some clone objects dive into the bottom plane and then they are trapped.. so do I have to adjust the collision distance?

  • Great tutorial as ever Nick. Many thanks.

    Had a go at using the lighting techniques to see what the render times were like;

    http://vimeo.com/24316416

    That’s 10,000 balls. 720P frames were taking about 18 seconds or so each to render on my 8 core MacPro. Pretty decent, all things considered.

    Thanks again and any comments are welcomed.

  • Got some inspiration from this and made this short one.

    http://vimeo.com/24347865

  • This was a great tutorial. Thanks Nick. I tried out a few stills using an octopus as inspiration. Here they are:

    http://ollyhil.tumblr.com/

  • Nick! Amazing tutorial!
    Im just a beginner but I’ve learned so much from you! This is what I came up with, I even threw in some expresso for the lightanimations!
    Take a look if you got the time ๐Ÿ™‚
    http://www.vimeo.com/24243254

  • Hey Dude, i’m trying to make a MoText, the object for my cloner but nothing happened…
    does anybody know how to use a text as an object for a cloner (to replace the sphere) ?

    thx

    • The motext object needs to be made editable for the cloner to see it.This will stop you using the animation functions of the Motext however.
      Only way round it would be with two copies one that’s still a Motext object for use as an animation position guide for the editable one.Then try to refernce the Motext letters index somehow in xpresso.
      Not tried this myself,so can’t give you the exact details.

      • There is a long way round.
        Create a Motext object for each letter then use the global position data for each one to transfer to the polygonal text version. You could then keep use of the effectors etc.
        I think this may be better than above solution, because i’m not sure the letters can be indexed like normal cloned objects are.
        Unable to check it out at the moment.
        Hope it helps a bit.

  • Great tutorial Nick, managed to get this setup working in r11.5 without a problem. Great intro to ambient occlusion.

    • Hey Antony!! Can you help me out pleas?? I’m usin r11.5 and I cant get the gravity working corectly… Infact its not working at all. Thank you!:)

  • Excuse me nick, do you know if there is some way to make all thees animated balls of the tutorial work whith metaballs?

    thank you very much and sorry for my english

  • Thanks for another great one, Nick!

    About selecting random polygons and such you could check out the Chestnut plugin. The documentation is in Japanese or something but the plugin is in English:

    Go to page 2 of http://homepage2.nifty.com/aquawave/cafeteria/chestnuts.html for the “Chestnut Selector”

    I found google translate to handy: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=no&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fhomepage2.nifty.com%2Faquawave%2Fcafeteria%2Fchestnuts2.html

    • I also have a quick question.. ๐Ÿ™‚

      When the detail level of the primate spheres are reduced (to e.g. 10) will the dynamics calculations use the “perfect sphere” or the polygon sphere?

      If the polygon sphere is the one used then one should be aware of that and look for intersections when considering how low poly one want the spheres to be. Depending on the project of course..

  • Elisabete Pires June 11, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Hello there. Your tutorial was really great and the things you can make afterwords with the project, are awsome. Thankยดs a lot. Grettings from Portugal.

  • http://vimeo.com/24939956

    Hi Nick, so I decided to base my intro on one of the tuts you posted. I think it maybe exemplifies what you always stress about moving past the initial tut and making something kind of unique with it. thought Iโ€™d share with the community here.

    Would love to hear a few honest words. thanks a bunch.

    Lastly, since you asked, Iโ€™d love to hear more of your thoughts on IDEAS in these critiques. You have extensive feedback on execution but it seems like you could talk a bit more about the concepts behind the reels.

  • Hey Nick! How did you make this website i really want to make my own and share stuffs like you. btw awesome turorials i learn so much so thanks for that!

  • Hey Nick thanks again! And for those of you who are using 11.5 you just have to crank up the gravity to a very high number and it’ll work, at least for me it did.
    Cheers!

  • Love your site man. Wish I know have to use RSS to make it easy to come back here. Oh well, back to my statistical remuneration heuristics.

  • Thanks a lot. I made it and its very biutiful!
    But i have a problem to open your File?
    Thanks.

  • I have tried to learn dynamics and mograph before and didn’t have a clue. 2 years ago all the tutorials I could find were knee deep in expresso and I they would lose me after a couple of minutes. How you managed to pretty much teach me an intro to all of that, and keep me entertained is great, and I love the fact that you explain everything so that even a relative beginner can pick up any of your tutorials and have fun playing around in cinema. If you aren’t doing University lecturing yet then there is avenue for you there!

    Anyway I’m off to give this tute a try. Cheers!

  • Thanks for the great tutorial. Amazing. I learned so much.

  • I looked for making other gravity source for months now… Needed for reels and many things,
    And AGAIN, you rescued me!!!
    Thanks!

    (About the loads of my comments – I was watching your videos for two years now and I just started to comment today ’cause I owe you that much, and that’s my way to thank you – spam your blog XD Just kidding about the spamming)

  • i have r12 and when i click play even though the tags are there,they arent falling!!

  • Jean-Christophe July 14, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Great tutorial ! Just starting with C4d and mograph, it inspired my to make this one with my daughter :
    http://vimeo.com/26440832
    Cheers

  • yo grey when i did this my objects when i coloured them went whats the word very weak there was no viberent colours which is what i wanted to finsh this amazing effect but i cant work out what to do man help me out. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hi Nick !

    First time I dare asking you a question since I follow you !
    I usually prefer to find solutions by myself. But I’m a newbie in C4D so it would take me a while to find out this :

    If in this room, I want to place some real moving people who have been filmed in front of a green screen.

    Is there any possibily that the balls interact with them ?
    I mean, to do so I know that I need to import them into C4D with alpha, but how can I place them into my scene as if my moving people are like objects…?

    Thanks a lot in advance !

    Max, a big fan as you probably know…

  • eres tan buena gente ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Is it possible, to use more than one gravity object in a scene ? I mean, gravity 1 for cloner 1 , gravity 2 for cloner 2 ?

  • Sorry im quite new to cinema 4d followed the awsome tutorial all the way…but how do you record the animation?!! any help would be much appreciated!

  • Hey Im having a really annoying and serious problem when Im trying to animate the gravity. Everything is set up correctly, but when I put one keyframe of the gravity on 0, and the next frame I add a keyframe and make the gravity go to 1000, it overwrites the other keyframe to be also 1000, so basically it cant animate. Please help, this really looks awesome!

  • hey is there a reason why the rendered image appears grainy when i turn on ambient incclusion

  • Thank you very much for posting these videos. I’m a complete newcomer to 4D and these videos couldn’t be more helpful.

    Just as an extra, I’m using 11.5 like some others here so I didn’t have the dynamic tags mentioned in the tut but I just used ‘Mograph Tags > Rigid Body’ on the cloner object and it did the job. Like I say, complete newcomer so I’m probably doing the wrong thing or something but if it helps anyone, that worked for me.

  • Man just discovered your website last night, only if i found it much much earlier your videos are so entertaining, useful been all day on your tutorials magnificent looking forward to your next master piece.

  • Hey Nick! Still figuring out C4D and you’ve been helping me out a lot. ๐Ÿ˜€

    On a side note, when I turned on Ambient Occlusion, my sphere shadows get really grainy. Any ideas? Thanks, man!

  • Thank you for this awesome tutorial!

    my picture test
    http://hpics.li/5e5373a

  • Hi Nick! This is my video inspired by this tutorial.

    http://vimeo.com/29721894

    Thanks for teaching us!!

  • How to render those black lines on the balls?

  • GUILLERMO CASTELLANOS November 19, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Nick,
    What did you use to create the lighting effect on the compositing? Great tutorial BTW!

  • No, Nick… Thanks to you, you gave us a little more of understanding + fun with your tutorials and comments, I really starts to comprehend the software with you and I really appreciate that. =)

  • Hey nick, thanks for the tutorial. I’m having trouble with the gravity animation. I can only the balls to go towards one wall. in your video, you rotated the gravity several times, which ive done, but your objects follow the gravity, and mine dont. itll only follow the gravity to the last point ive set it at. does this have something to do with keyframes? im utterly confused.

  • hey nick, thanks for all your help. I followed the tutorial, , but added some other stuff as well to the video.. http://vimeo.com/34362677

  • thank u bro for the tutorial..you had a good job…

  • Here’s my attempt. It’s actually my first time doing anything in 3D, so I apologize for not straying too far from the parameters of the tutorial. That said though I am surprised at how much I was able to learn. The hardest part was animating everything because you didn’t go over that and I had no previous experience. By the end I was even able to figure out how to animate the Force setting so that everything wouldn’t explode in the beginning. Thanks for a fantastic intro into 3D!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-5reo2JP4c&list=UUuQeePd7DrkRTzDA_QJTE2g&index=1&feature=plcp

  • Thx for the nice tutorial! …nice mic btw*

    Here is what i have as a result… http://url9.de/hCr

    All best

  • Love this.

    Could someone point me to a tutorial that would teach me how to animate this? I’ve figure everything else out, but can’t get it to animate.

    Cheers.

  • Tim Michielsen May 20, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Another great tutorial, this is what i came up with:

    https://vimeo.com/42476884

    GrtZ, Tim

  • I like this, I used alot of the techniques in my maze animation. https://vimeo.com/44196991
    ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This tutorial is class! I’ve made my own version, I’ve used my name as the initial object with the spheres inside it, then that smashes into spheres and bounces around the room!

  • u dont know how much I appareciate this , coming from softimage xsi this makes my life much easier !! thank u

  • For editing the floors and ceilings you don’t have to deal with planes. If you choose the polygon tool you can just select a face of the cube and put a material on just that face. I don’t think you need to make it editable, just choose the tool. Don’t quote me on not using make editable because I don’t totally remember that part. Just a tip I thought I’d throw out there. Happy rendering ๐Ÿ™‚

  • thanks for the tutorial! here is my try at it
    https://vimeo.com/47684565

  • Another Great tutorial from the gorilla, take a look at my example I have posted to YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvF6uki0f6k&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Love the site keep up the good work

  • Great tutorial, this is a mix between this tutorial and the camera calibration tutorial, hope you like it.
    http://vimeo.com/66347584

  • Hey ! I really like this tutorial. I have finished it but I dont know how to make the animations, can you please explain it ? Thanks a lot!

  • Thanks Nick, fantastic !

  • Amazing tutorial Nick, I used what you taught to create this: https://vimeo.com/71187339

  • Nice tutorial very easy to follow I think you have pretty good machine I will have mine in a short time because ambient takes a lot of rendertime

  • Trying out your tutorials and learning very fast , here’s my try https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mayafreaks/1403078709953129

  • you can say actually 100 more times and I would actually not mind one bit Nick.
    thanks for this tut

  • Thanks a lot, I will definitely try this out :U

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