Posts tagged Cinema 4D Tutorial

Cinema 4D Character Modeling Tutorial-CowRoom!

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Finally after two months I created another Video Tutorial. The problem is since I have readers, it makes me more responsible and in the same token, more picky! Before it was much easier for me because I didn’t know if anybody ever is going to watch my tutorials!

This is another simple tutorial for character modeling using poly modeling and HyperNURBS. The end result is a very low polygon object. I’m using a sphere with 8 segments and create a character Cowroom which is a baby of a cow and a mushroom! I got the idea to create this character while I was watching my own mushroom video tutorial.

Hope you enjoy it and if you make this character and render it, please send me a link, Thanks!

Cinema 4D Video and Step by Step Tutorial-Target Effector MoGraph

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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.

-Primitive Object
-Cloner Object
-Target Effector
-Target Object

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

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Changing the Object size

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.

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Drag the Cube inside 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.

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Change the Cloner Object Attributes

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4-Go to MoGraph Menu and select a Target Effector. Make sure that the Cloner Object is selected when selecting the Target EffectorAs soon as you create a Target Effector, you’ll see that all the cloned object following it.

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All cubes are following the target arrows

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.

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Drag the sphere inside the Target Object field

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.

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The Sphere is the new Target Object

8-And to make this effect even cooler, go to the Target Effector Attribute Manager and select Effector tab.  Check Repel on.

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Check Repel on

9-Now move the Sphere along any axis and enjoy.
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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.

Third Video Tutorial-Modeling a Mushroom in Cinema 4D, Poly Modeling and HyperNURBS

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This is my third video tutorial. I got good feed back from my past two videos and it was very encouraging for me to do the third one. Thank you for your nice comments.

In this very basic C4D tutorial I’ll show you how to create a mushroom with Low Poly Modeling and HypurNURBS. I’ll start with a primitive object, SPHERE and then changing the segments to 8 instead of default 24. Using U~L to make a loop selection and make an Extrude. If this was interesting so far, maybe you should watch my video!

The good news is it got much easier for me to record videos, and if this works, I’m going to have lots of video tutorial for different types of 3D Modeling.

Creating A Space Cat in Cinema 4D with HyperNURBS

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This is my second video tutorial creating a cat character using polygon modeling and HyperNurbs. Still recording takes so long for me, but I think I got a little bit better from the first my first video.
In this tutorial I used some simple tools like scale,move,extrude and inner extrude to create the Space Cat!
I think I’m going to create a step by step image tutorial and have them in my site as well.
One of the problem that I have is the video size and quality. I’ll promise to fix them in my future videos!

And Here is a Step by Step Tutorial for those without the high speed Internet.

This is the image reference for some of the buttons that I’m using in this tutorial.

C4D-Tutorial-Icons Description

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1-Create A new file. Create a Cube Object.

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Create a Box

2-Click on the Scale Button. Make sure that Use Model Tool is on. Get the little yellow square and scale it in Z axis.

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Using Scale Tool

3-Go to the object attribute and change the segments to x=3 Y=3 Z=1

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Changing the Object Attribute

4-Make the object editable by clicking on the Make Object Editable Button. (You can use shortcut C)

5-Now select the Polygon Tool Button. Select the middle square and Click on the scale button to scale it. Note that since you want the middle square to scale in three different directions, you should not drag on the object, drag on the empty space in your graphic view and move your mouse till you get to the wanted result.

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Use the Scale Tool to Scale the middle square.

6-Rotate the view to see the bottom of your cube. Select the middle square and use the scale tool and red handle to scale it in the Y direction. The two other squares would be the cat legs.

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Scale the middle bottom square

7-Select the two middle squares on both sides with Polygon Tool.(These are going to be the arms). Right click and select the Extrude Inner. Move the mouse outside of the object to create a Extrude Inner for both sides.

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Select the side squares to create cat arms.

8-Now with smaller squares selected, right click and select Extrude. again outside of the object in the graphic area move the mouse to extrude two arms.

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Creating Arms




9-Now go to the bottom of the cube again and select the two side squares and right click and Extrude them.

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Creating Legs

10-Create a HyperNURBS object. Drop the cube inside the HyperNURB object.

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Create Hyper NURBS

11-Go to the Display Menu and Click on the Gouraud Shading (Lines) or (N~B).

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Change the Shading

12-If you do not see the blue square line around the object, you can go to the tools menu and make sure Use Isoline Editing is OFF or click (Alt+A) for Windows users and (Option+A) for Mac users to create the blue line box around the object.

13-Select the Use Edge Tool. Click on the scale button. Use the red arrow and make two lines closer together. Now with the same selection, use the move tool and move the two ears up in the X axis.

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Scale The Edges


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Moving The Edges Up to create cat ears.

14-For not having a Flat Cat( Nobody likes the flat cat, right?!!), select the middle square in the front and use the Move tool in the Z Direction. Repeat the step for the Back of the cat.

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Avoid Having a Flat Cat!

15-Select the middle square on the front. Right Click to create a extrude Inner. Right Click again to create another Extrude Inner.

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Extrude Inner two times

16-Use the Extrude tool and Extrude Inward.

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Extrude Inward

17-Use Extrude Inner tool to Create another circle.

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Extrude Inner

18-Use Extrude tool to Extrude outward.
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19-By going to the Hyper NURBS attribute, in the object button you can change the subdivision to 3 or more. Having more subdivision will uses more memory and makes everything slower.

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This is the Final Cat!

20-Now get creative. Create your own cat design and make it in Cinema 4D, or create this cat and render it and send a link to us, so we can publish your work, like this one. or this.

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