Posts tagged Design

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!

MINI COUNTRYMAN Product Design Competition

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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:

  1. Create a 2D concept for a feature to be added to the MINI Center Rail of the MINI Countryman.
  2. 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.
  3. You must use one of the required template layers as the basis of your design
  4. Do NOT include logos.

Technical Specs

Your upload image should be 1280×800 pixels in size and JPG format.

Deadline

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

Templates

Here are the template files which you can download from the mini site directly.
Mini Countryman Product Design Competition

Mini Countryman Product Design Competition

Mini Countryman Product Design Competition

Mini Countryman Product Design Competition

Mini Countryman Product Design Competition

Mini Countryman Product Design Competition

Mini Countryman Product Design Competition

Mini Countryman Product Design Competition

Mini Countryman Product Design Competition

Mini Countryman Product Design Competition


Natural Camouflage Pattern!

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This is what i’ve done in photoshop with one of the photos that I took this morning.
This was amazing, absolutely amazing. I think almost my first time to see the real natural CAMOUFLAGE! For many years I had this question of what is the real connection between the camouflage pattern and nature, and this morning I discovered the secret finally, so never is too late!
You can use these textures in your projects if you want.

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

C4D-Tutorial-Icons Description

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

C4D-Tutorial-Object Attribute

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.

Cinema 4D Tutorial-Scale

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.

C4D-Tutorial-BoxModeling

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.

C4D-Tutorial-Space Cat

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.

C4D-Tutorial-Space Cat

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.

Some Inspiration-American Museum of Natural History-NYC

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Going to museum is nice. I think it can give any artist lots of inspiration. if you ever go to New York, do not miss it.
www.amnh.org
79 Street And Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100

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