Intro to Soft Body Dynamics in Cinema 4D

December 13, 2016


In this tutorial you’ll get a quick intro to using Soft Body Dynamics and how to loop soft body dynamics to make an inflated rubber spheres GIF!

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Topics covered include:

• Learn about soft body dynamics & it’s settings
• How to prepare your model for nice softbody dynamic simulations
• Using an object as a dynamic collider body
• Learning about Collision Shape options
• How to light and texture our spheres
• How to loop softbody dynamics for an animated GIF

If you have any questions about Soft Body Dynamics in Cinema 4D, be sure to post it in the comments section!  If you make anything using softbody dynamics, be sure to share it with me on Twitter or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!


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  • I used C4D years ago… seems they really evolved in big steps. 🙂

  • Nice one EJ. I like the Dynamic Transition tip.

    Whenever I’ve setup my Camera I put a Protection Tag on it. Otherwise at some point I’m gonna move it by accident.

  • Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!

  • you really should link up the artist EJ…

  • Thanks for the great tutorial EJ!

  • Hi everybody, maybe somebody can advice me on how to solve the issue with the Soft Body Dynamics. Editor view is different from the final render. Animation is Baked, Subdivisions are in equal value. Render Perfect removed from the spheres too. Frame rates are both 30 as well. Somehow I can’t get the Pressure to work. I did the research, checked the blogs, but unfortunately I still got the issue. Thank you in advance.

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  • Thanks EJ

  • In the simulate menu there is no soft body §§ R16 i use
    any idea!!?

  • Great stuff! Is it possible to convert a certain state of the animation into an object? I would like to export the geometry as an obj.


  • Thank you 🙂

  • Looks like David Mcleod’s stuff.

    Nice tutorial, thanks.

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