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After Effects CINEMA 4D Tutorial

X-Wing Hologram using Cinema 4D and After Effects

Hologram tutorial!

Dennis Wei explains some of the techniques he used to create an X-Wing Hologram animation using Cinema 4D and After Effects, using the awesome free X-Wing model from videocopilot.net.

Star PackDownload the free Star Pack from Video Copilot

You will need the free Star Pack from Video Copilot to play along. You know that Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot worked on The Force Awakens? Indeed he did.

Check out other great tools from Video Copilot.

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After Effects CINEMA 4D Tutorial

Capture Animation with Cappucino & Motion Sketch

Motion Sketch After Effects and Cappucino in Maxon Cinema 4D are similar because they are both methods of capturing motion to speed up animation workflow and add organic movement to your objects. These are both built-in features of their respective hosts, so you don’t need to buy any third party plug-ins to do this. Below is the quick tip/tutorial from Joren at The Pixel Lab that walks users how to use both Cappucino and Motion Sketch.


C4D and AE Tutorial: Cappucino and Motion Sketch for Automated Animation from The Pixel Lab on Vimeo.

After Effects Motion Sketch

Motion Sketch is a cool feature in After Effects that has been there for at least a decade, but some newer users may not even realize that it’s there. With it,  users to sketch a motion path in After Effects by recording the movements of the mouse or stylus. Then, this position keyframe data can be applied it to a layer, mask, or other elements. To learn more, check out Sketch a motion path with Motion Sketch from Adobe After Effects Help, which is about 1/6 of the way down the page.

Here are some other tutorials that use Motion Sketch.

Maxon Cinema 4D Cappucino

To capture your animation in Maxon Cinema 4D, you’ll want to use Cappucino, which is under Character > Manager > Cappucino. By the way, if you don’t own Cinema 4D, you can download a free trial here.

Joren at The Pixel Lab has created a cool hydraulic robot arm, which you can download for free. You’ll first need to register for the Pixel Lab newsletter, which always has something new and fun. They always giving something away, so it’s totally worth it to register.

More tutorials on Cappucino

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CINEMA 4D Featured Plug-ins Tutorial

Lighting Tool of Destiny

Light your way to success with the Cinema4D Lighting Tool. This tool is firmly placed at the front of my workflow now. Learn to light quickly and efficiently in this quick tutorial. Enjoy!” – Joren Kandel | The Pixel Lab

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!

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CINEMA 4D Editing Featured Tutorial

Modeling and Animating Toothbrush Bristles

brushingteeth

“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

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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