Make A Stylized Mograph Animation With Depth Of Field And Dynamic Strings

March 10, 2015

In this AskGSG segment, Rod Eiji asks how to make the pen scene in this really cool render by Tony Zagoraios. First, Chris builds the string rig and the basic modeling for the scene. Then, Nick lights and adds the Depth Of Field look.

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  • Wowwwww… love it when tutorial includes MoGraph & DOF together… Love you Nick

  • I don’t have a computer, can i still make this?

  • Can I use The Hair Tag on the string spline and get that cool specular ?would help render times…..

  • Arameh Khachikian March 11, 2015 at 2:11 am

    Nothing to do with the tutorial, but i was wondering how to achieve this effect for a still image shot.

    • For a still, you could probably get pretty close with a bunch of small spheres cloned on your geometry, and then a tracer set to Connect All Objects instead of Trace Paths. Toss that sucker in a sweep nurbs to put some geometry on the lines, and you’re in business


    WHY don’t we do it with the spline?

  • I am a big fan of GSG products and tutorials. However, I’m a little concerned that all of the tutorials post-Signal are going to require Signal. I would prefer to see how you would accomplish this (and every) tutorial without Signal to become better at C4D, rather than your tutorials to become advertising for Signal.

    • We won’t be using Signal in every tutorial for sure. But, in most cases when we DO use it, you can keyframe the animation the traditional style to get a similar effect. But we will use Signal in many simple animation cases because it’s faster and more fun.

  • Just wanna say you guys are awesome. I’m very new to this program and I’ve been going through this video very slowly every day for the past three days, doing five or so video minutes at a time. Maybe not the best video to start with in terms of difficulty, I don’t know, but I’m definitely getting a lot out of it and will be going through other videos once I finish this one. Nice work guys, thanks!

  • Hello Nick..
    Love your tutorials, they have helped me a lot.
    please have a crack at this if possible. Its would be amazing.
    4th from last.

  • Been working with Cinema for 12 years and still learning stuff.
    Thanks Grayscale for all your input!

  • It’s blows my mind how fast Chris works and figures things out.

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