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  • DAY 034 – Turbulence Fluid Dynamics

    DAY 034 – Turbulence Fluid Dynamics

    Today’s project was all about an amazing plugin for C4D called “Turbulence Fluid Dynamics.”  Now, although the name implies fluid simulations, it actually only does smoke simulations.  I’ll have an extensive tutorial on this one sometime in the future, as well as my lame attempt at making dynamics happen via keyframes instead of by using the built-in Dynamics Engine inside of Cinema 4D.

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  • DAY 033 – Cloth Tag Soft Body

    DAY 033 – Cloth Tag Soft Body

    Today’s effort was both an exploration of Cloth Tags in Cinema 4D (C4D) as well as Soft Body Tags.  These seemed quite similar to Dynamics Tags, but I wanted to see the difference.   As usual, this is just a placeholder until I get my 100 Posts in 100 Days completed on Vimeo, but once that happens, I will be posting 1 tutorial per day, coinciding with my 100 Posts in 100 Days project on Vimeo.

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  • DAY 032 – C4D Cloner Object Wall

    DAY 032 – C4D Cloner Object Wall

    Today, I decided to move back to Cinema 4D and work more with the Cloner Object.  I’m so fascinated with Trapcode Form in After Effects, I wanted to see if there was anything similar I could do in Cinema 4D.  Today’s “DAY 032 – C4D Cloner Object Wall” is the result. Both the project file and the tutorial on Cloner Objects in Cinema 4D to follow.

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  • DAY 031 – Convert 2D to 3D Fail

    DAY 031 – Convert 2D to 3D Fail

    In today’s effort, I went back to After Effects.  I wanted to work more on this converting of 2D images to 3D.  After many tedious and grueling hours later, it’s somewhat of a failure. The idea is there but it’s not nearly as interesting or dynamic as I had hoped.  Also, dissecting famous, public domain paintings wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. I’ll have a tutorial on this up sometime in the near-future.  I hope to vastly […]

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  • DAY 030 – C4D Cloth Tag Veggie Burger

    DAY 030 – C4D Cloth Tag Veggie Burger

    Today was an attempt to try out a little lighting, to use the Cloth Tag to make a simple tablecloth, and to continue working with stock 3D models while adding Dynamics Tags to them.  Today’s effort once again doesn’t look like much, but it’s the result of a great deal of trial-and-error along the way. Tut to come as well as the project file.

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  • DAY 029 – Text Transform v1

    DAY 029 – Text Transform v1

    In today’s C4D effort, I tried to work with the Transform Effector.  I can’t say that “DAY 029 – Text Transform v1” was a complete success, but I did manage to make one word transform into another.  It could be my newbie-hacker skills, but I’m not sure that Cinema 4D can make the effect I want to make happen, at least in the way I’m trying to make it happen. Either way, project file and tutorial will be here eventually.  […]

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  • DAY 028 – Sweep NURBS Splines

    DAY 028 – Sweep NURBS Splines

    This is DAY 028’s efforts called “DAY 028 – Sweep NURBS Splines”.  Today, I explored SweepNURBS along a Spline in Cinema 4D.  I’m realizing that there’s so much to learn in this multi-layered piece of software that I may need to choose what I focus my time and energy on.  In that “vein” I decided to try to start focusing my studies on what specific sequences are needed for my documentary on Shamanism. One of the sequences shows a slow […]

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  • DAY 027 – MoSpline Mandala

    DAY 027 – MoSpline Mandala

    On my 1 week anniversary of my discovery of Cinema 4D, I decided to work with the MoSpline in Cinema 4D (C4D) to see what I could come up with.  The result is this strangely complex image that’s actually a very tall 3D MoSpline structure inside of Cinema 4D.  Although it’s nearly impossible to tell, all I’m doing is moving the camera up and down the structure center, and it made this image. I’m excited at the possibility and plan […]

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  • DAY 026 – Simple UFO Model

    DAY 026 – Simple UFO Model

    Today was my first shot at modeling something simple.  One of my favorite subjects; UFO’s seemed like a good place to start.  I also wanted to see if I could add lights to it, and once again, Cinema 4D makes it easier than I ever imagined possible.  This piece of software might seem overwhelmingly daunting at first, but less than a week in and I’ve been able to make some basic projects happen much to my surprise. As usual, this […]

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  • DAY 025 – Cube Shatter Reveal

    DAY 025 – Cube Shatter Reveal

    On DAY 005 of my Cinema 4D training, and DAY 025 overall, this “DAY 025 – Cube Shatter Reveal” is the result.  It worked with the Shatter Effector and little more.  This is another project I will post both the tutorial as well as the project file.

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