CINEMA 4D Editing Featured Tutorial

Modeling and Animating Toothbrush Bristles


“In this series, we will use the Hair Object in Cinema 4D to set up the bristles of a toothbrush and create a realistic dynamic simulation of a toothbrush brushing a set of teeth.

We will start things off by setting up the growth areas for the toothbrush bristles using CV-Boole Tools, UV Edit and Bodypaint. Using the Hair Object, we will generate hair and adjust the look of the bristles with the Hair Material and Hair Tools. We’ll then adjust the Hair parameters and use the Dynamic Interaction tool to zero in on the look and feel of stiff toothbrush bristles. We will then use Cappuccino to animate the toothbrush brushing in realtime. Finally, we’ll import a set of teeth into the scene and use the Hair collision tag to simulate contact between the bristles and the teeth.” – Vic Garcia | Cineversity

Click Here to Learn More



Sale: MAXON 30% Off Flash Sale

Sale: MAXON 30% Off Flash Sale

This Thursday, May 12, 2016, for 24 hours only, MAXON will be offering 30% off all licenses and upgrades!

MAXON is turning 30, and to celebrate, ALL MAXON licenses and upgrades* are 30% OFF for 24 hours only, Thursday, May 12, 2016.

Whether you’re new to Cinema 4D or BodyPaint 3D, want to upgrade or simply purchase an additional license, this is your chance!

Try Cinema 4D &/or BodyPaint 3D for free.  (Look under MAXON Cinema 4D Plug-ins)

*Excludes the MAXON Service Agreement (MSA), which can be purchased at its regular price.

Click Here to Learn More & Purchase

After Effects Editing Featured Misc. Preset

352 Free Letterbox Templates for Video Editing (8K, 4K, HD & More)

Easily give your videos the cinematic cropping they deserve with these free high-res letterbox templates for video editing.

Despite having the ability to export footage in virtually any resolution, filmmakers and video producers are still limited to showing their work on screens with a very specific aspect ratios. Because of this, you need to export your footage with letterboxes if you want to view your footage in an aspect ratio that’s different than 16:9.

What Are Letterbox Templates?

Simply put, letterboxes are small bars that can be applied to your footage to give them an irregular aspect ratio while still retaining their 16:9 size. Letterboxes can be used to crop footage shot in 16:9 to a more cinematic 2.35:1. They can also be a great tool for pre-visualizing how your video will be cropped on an irregularly sized screen.

In the past if you wanted to drop letterboxes into your project, you had to either download a limited free template or create your own. These options aren’t ideal — so we created a future-proof pack full of letterbox templates for virtually every format in the world.

What’s in the Free Letterbox Template Pack?

Our free pack of 352 letterbox templates includes templates for every popular video resolution in the world, including:

  • HD 720
  • HD 1080
  • 2K
  • 2.5K
  • 3K
  • 3K HD
  • 4K
  • 4K UHD
  • 5K
  • 6K
  • 8K

Click Here to Learn More | Click Here to Buy After Effects

After Effects Editing Featured

Scribble animation | Easy After Effects Tutorial

“Today I prepared for you a new After Effects tutorial. I’ll show you how you can make the scribble animation quickly. It’s really easy tutorial and technique. I hope you enjoy it.” – Easy After Effects

Click Here to Learn More | Purchase Adobe After Effects

After Effects Editing Featured

Creating Silky Smooth Eases in After Effects

Today we’ll look at two easy tricks to put your keyframes at ease (full of jokes today). I’ve always found that setting up a ‘base’ animation is a great to way to make headway on a project – especially with a tight deadline. Then I like to circle back and use these two tricks and expressions to “sweeten” up the animation.

Click Here to Learn More