In this beginner's tutorial we'll create a business card template in Photoshop which will serve well for our card stack. After that we'll create the stack in Cinema 4D using basic mograph effector techniques, then finally we'll render with the physical renderer utilizing depth of field. The free project file is available here:
This is a quick tutorial which covers the creation of the waxy shader in Cinema 4D I used in an older tutorial on helloluxx.com — metaball typography luxx.tv/metaball — it's a kind of fleshy waxy sub-surface scattering looking thing. Enjoy!
In this tutorial I'm going to keep with the nice, 2D illustrative look theme and apply it to create those popular and trendy 2D style ribbon banners with 3D depth by using Cinema 4D. I'll start by showing you how to use C4D's Spline Wrap to create our ribbon along with some handy tips to sell that 2D illustrative look. Then, to get the flat 2D color, we'll use materials created by the Cel Shader & Spline Shader. Finally, I'll show you some creative ways to animate the ribbon to give it some nice organic movement. You'll even learn some Latin! This tutorial has it all, huh? Again when working with Cinema 4D to create 2D vector looking art, be sure when you render to turn up the Anti-Aliasing settings as well as using a sharper Filter than Animation; such as Cubic (Still Image) or Sync so you have nice crisp edges in your animation to sell the 2D style.