This is my round up from Cinema 4D Tutorials on the web . These tutorials are great source of learning Cinema 4D even-though some of them are not really in detail, but still give you the idea of how a cool project could be done in Cinema 4D. Also by watching different type of tutorials by different authors you will learn different techniques and you can come up with your own technique which could be a combination of other techniques after you learn basics. Also some of these tutorials are in older version of cinema 4D but they are definitely worth to watch and basics are always same. Hope you enjoy this round up, it took me a little bit longer than what I planned!
Cinema 4D- Car Related Tutorials
Cinema 4D Character Modeling Tutorials
Cinema 4D-Modeling Tutorials
Cinema 4D-Abstract Modeling Tutorials
Cinema 4D-Human Related Modeling Tutorials
Cinema 4D-Animation Tutorials
Texture, Lighting and Rendering and BodyPaint
Sometimes I like to be Old School and go to a library to check out magazines and books randomly. Last week in my magazine research I stumbled upon a very interesting photo of a guitar designed and built by Ben Simon. So I E-mailed him and asked for more info and permission to share his works in 4Dfrog.com. So this is what he wrote me back. Thank you Ben Simon and good luck with your creative and interesting Guitars.
“I learned woodworking in a furniture shop in North Carolina. I started building guitars in ’06 and in ’07 my band, “Get the People” (myspace.com/getthepeople) went to Europe twice with guitars and basses that I built. I now live in Brooklyn and am a member of 3rd Ward (3rdward.com), where I have full access to a wood shop. I have recently got my first commission – an all old growth heart pine electric guitar with built in casio keyboard and sound effects machine!
The first guitar came from experimenting with all different kinds of wood. I was making a lot of cutting boards at that time, some that were kind of out there… An electric guitar body is basically a cutting board. Nothing is missing from those you can buy. My stuff is just generally angular and weird and above all they are so fun to make! My great teacher, David Tronzo told me that the natives – the tribesmen built their instruments around themselves, what sounds that particular individual was drawn to make… He told me this a long time ago, and I guess that every musician does this without thinking about it. I’m kinda like a special needs kid in this way.
Standard woodworking tools is what I use. The router is important.
I was trained in general woodworking by these great men – burchcompanywoodstudio.com. Of course I look online, but the main thing I did was take apart an electric guitar and copy the individual parts. “
Here is a photo gallery of Cinema 4D and Product Design. There is no doubt that Cinema 4D is a very powerful software, but still I prefer Solid Works for product design. If you want to create concepts, cinema 4D is great, very flexible and you can almost do everything with it, but if you want to design a product for production, Solid Works is a better choice, but defiantly is not as flexible as Cinema 4D. Anyway, these are from Maxon Gallery just to give you an idea of what could be done in C4D.
Here is another LG cell phone design competition, but It is only for US citizens or US Green Card Holders 18 and Up.
Predict what’s next. What do you think the next generation of mobile phones should work or look like for the U.S. market in the next 2 to 3 years? We are asking for your help. We’re NOT looking for a long list of specs or phone ideas that already exist. We’re looking for a cool new concept or “big idea” supported by usage scenario and user experience illustrations.
Starts:15-Mar-10, 7:00a.m. GMT
Ends:26-Apr-10, 4:00p.m. GMT
$20,000 Cash Award + 1 Wacom Intuos4 medium tablet (ARV of $349) + Autodesk industrial design software (ARV of $500)
$10,000 Cash Award + Autodesk SketchBook Pro software (ARV of $100)
$5,000 Cash Award + Autodesk SketchBook Pro software (ARV of $100)
Prop Master’s Choice:
$3,000 Cash Award + Autodesk SketchBook Pro software (ARV of $100) + 1 non-working concept mock-up creation (ARV of $4,000)
37 Honorable Mentions: $1,000 Cash Award
for more information, visit the competition website.
This is a beautiful work from Doze Green (American, b.1964) in Aria Tram Station City Center, Las Vegas, NV.
15 Feet x 26 Feet inches.
Photographed by myself yesterday.
Doze Green Speaks in a unique creative voice from the collective consciousness-applying a symbolist approach to metaphysical concepts. Often compared to Basquiat, his urban background and involvement in the early hip-hop graffiti movement of NYC in the late 70’s, early 80’s, led him to transition from creating art in the streets and subways into the gallery setting. Green’s signature aesthetic combines stylized letterform and figurative abstraction.
Using an art of mediums such as link, gouache, and metallic pigments with an evolved, organic cubist quality to his high-contrast fluid line work. The artist’s genealogy inspires many of the themes explored therein, influenced by ancient civilizations and indigenous cultures, including his own Afro-Caribbean roots. The totem-lke human and animal figures are conceptually based on various polytheistic deities. There divinities represent sentinels guardians of universal truths, immortal warriors warning mankind of the dangers contemporary society has manifested, looming on the horizon and threatening to destroy us.
I stumbled upon these robots yesterday online. I like vintage toys. We designers always need inspiration to stay update and sometimes even very old stuff could be a great inspiration tool. Sometimes even with some minor modification you can create completely new looking product. think about how you can give them a new life.
Also since there are different views of each robot, it is great for those who are practicing 3D modeling. Robots are always good subject for 3D modeling and usually the outcome is interesting. If this inspired you and you’ve created something nice based on these robots, do not forget to share it with us. Just leave a comment with your link, and special thanks to Seeman, who took these pictures and morguefile.com
Actually this time it took me so long to create this video, I thing I’ve recorded at least 25 times and everytime I was making a simple mistake at the end! so,finally it’s done. Also I created a step by step tutorial for those who does not have high speed Internet. I think with this simple effect, you can create lots of creative still images and animation. With Target Effector you can animate 1000 of cloned object following a target.
Step By Step Cinema 4D Tutorial- Target Effector MoGraph
We are using these commands in Cinema 4D to create a very cool effect very quick.
1-Create a Cube Object. Go to the Attributes Manager and under the Object tab, change the size to X=5 Y=2 Z= 5
2-Under Mo Graph Menu, Click on Cloner Object. Now drag the Cube into the Cloner Object to be cloned and be a child of the Cloner Object.
3-Go to the Cloner Object Attribute Panel, under the Object Properties, Change the mode to Grid Array. Change the count to X=25, Y=1 ,Z=25.You Have about 225 Cubes.
4-Go to MoGraph Menu and select a Target Effector. Make sure that the Cloner Object is selected when selecting the Target Effector . As soon as you create a Target Effector, you’ll see that all the cloned object following it.
5-Create a Sphere and go to the Attributes Manager and under the Object tab, change the radius to 10.
6-Now we want to set this sphere as our target , so everything will follow it. Open the Target Effector’s Effector tab in Attribute Manager. Drag the sphere from Object Manager into the Object field in Target Effector Effector tab.
7-Now select the sphere and move it in the graphic area and this is going to be a new target for cube clones to follow.
8-And to make this effect even cooler, go to the Target Effector Attribute Manager and select Effector tab. Check Repel on.
9-Now move the Sphere along any axis and enjoy.
With this simple and quick tutorial, you can create lots of creative animation and still images. Just use your imagination and create a very cool scene and share it with us.
I’m a gadget lover, real gadget and to me nothing is cooler than transformer toys. Transformers in entertainment industry are completely different from toy industry. Basically in entertainment industry concept designer will come up with so many cool ideas that they could live in the movie, but the fun really begins when product designer and engineers trying to make a toy out of those transformers. Here is a small web collection of some transformer concepts and toys that I found in different sites. I hope you like this.
This is the forth Video Tutorial from 4D frog.com. This one is a very simple animation scene using Motion Dynamics.
This time beside the you tube video, I have the step by step tutorial as well for those who do not have high speed internet. Hope you enjoy it.
1-Create an object or use an existing object. I my case I’m using a similar object to my Low Poly Octopus tutorial.
2- Now I want to array my space octopus, go to Mo Graph in the top menu and click on Cloner Object. In your Object Window, drop you object inside of the Cloner Object.
3-Go to Cloner Object attribute and change the Mode to Grid Array, by default it is set to Linear.
4-Have the Counts 3 in every direction, so It’ll create 27 objects. (If they are close to each other, you can change the size in all different directions.)
5-Now Create a Floor object, because we are trying to see how our group of octopuses will react to this object. I change the color attribute for the Floor Object to have better visibility.
6-Hold on shift and click on both Cloner Object and Floor in your Object window. Now right click and under Mo Graph tags choose Rigid Body. This will assign the Rigid Body to both of the objects.
7-Now click on play and watch it. It is pretty cool. 27 octopuses drop to the floor and act like the real life.
8-In the next step I add a box to the scene, make sure to assign the same Rigid Body tag to the box and play it again, this time they will all react to the box as well.
9-In my last step, I convert my box to editable polygon and take out the top face and this time after hitting play, some of the octopuses will trap inside the box.
Hope you like it and with this simple technique you can create many different creative scenes. Just think about a nice story and create it. Originally my story was how my space octopus giving birth in the space and all the kids fell to the earth, but I thought that might be too much for a simple tutorial!
This is a fun competition and do not worry, you do not need to be transportation designer to get in. Just having a cool idea would be enough.
According to MINI :”This year, MINI will be adding a long-awaited fourth member to the MINI family: the MINI Countryman. This brand new crossover model combines typical MINI design with the enhanced size and all-wheel drive of a modern Sports Activity Vehicle. It’s also the first model in the MINI range with four side doors and a wide-opening rear lid.
The MINI Countryman follows the MINI tradition of creative use of space with new clever solutions like the unique feature, the MINI Center Rail.
The MINI Center Rail connects the front with the rear of the vehicle, in both form and function. It runs between the left and right seats, providing a platform to stash lots of favorite items conveniently and securely. For example, it can serve as a cable-management system that lets you charge your mp3 player, cell phone, and other electronic items, easily and without a mess of cords.”
So Here is the Competition:
- Create a 2D concept for a feature to be added to the MINI Center Rail of the MINI Countryman.
- The design can be made out of any type of still media (photographic, illustration, graphic, etc.) as long as you have the rights to all design elements that you use.
- You must use one of the required template layers as the basis of your design
- Do NOT include logos.
Your upload image should be 1280×800 pixels in size and JPG format.
Upload at least one (and up to 9) designs by the 11th of May, 11:59am GMT.
Take a look at the most voted entries.
For More Info Please visit: www.minispace.com