Andy Needham Tutorials

  1. In this QuickTip I show you how to toggle the Sub-Division Surface generator (hypernurbs) in C4D, but you can use the technique to toggle between any parent generator!

    It's a very useful shortcut to know especially when you're modelling.

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  2. This is a video response to the XPresso method of renaming a MoText or Text spline (MoText has been used throughout this example).

    Add the following code to make your MoText objects reflect their text input in the object manager.

    import c4d

    def main():
    op.GetObject()[c4d.ID_BASELIST_NAME] = op.GetObject()[c4d.PRIM_TEXT_TEXT]

    If you like having the word "MoText" before the text input and say separated by a full stop or period as a way of staying organised, use this line of code:

    op.GetObject()[c4d.ID_BASELIST_NAME] = "MoText."+op.GetObject()[c4d.PRIM_TEXT_TEXT]

    I hope you find it useful and thanks for watching,

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  3. I was working on a tutorial using X Particles and because the office is very busy today I couldn't record sound.

    The original idea changed as I was working and once I brought the render into After Effects it became something entirely different; I ended up creating some abstract fire.

    I was surprised with the end result considering where I started.

    There may be some tips if you watch my process. Video is unedited and sped up from about 40 mins.

    I'll expand on this if you like - just let me know.

    Thanks for watching,

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  4. Separating imported Illustrator artwork in Cinema 4D FAST!

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  5. I wanted to record a very quick tutorial this morning to show how the Proportional Grid in After Effects can be changed to a 3 x 3 configuration to aid the process of designing within the Rule of Thirds.

    The problem was I had nothing setup to show this, so I thought I'd create a strap (/ aston / lower third) and then show the tip... however I just kept refining the strap until I'd created something entirely different to what I started out. I guess this is the creative process and I was pleased I'd kept the screen capture going because you can see the start point and end result.

    I'm not entirely happy with the end result; I'm glad it has developed a lot from its beginnings but it is by no means a finished product in my opinion and I'd spend more time refining it if it was a real job. However, it was nice to play and experiment in After Effects and just try ideas out.

    There may even be a few tips in here if you look closely. No Audio.

    Incidentally, in AE go to Preferences > Grids and Guides and change your Proportional Grid to 3x3 so you can work within the 'Rule of Thirds'.


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Andy Needham Tutorials

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Hi everyone, here you'll find tutorials for Cinema 4D, After Effects and whatever I've discovered and want to share!

I'm going to be adding tutorials:

a) When I find something interesting and useful to share

b) When I have enough time to create a polished tutorial

Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions please get in touch!

Topics to begin with will be Cinema 4D and After Effects.


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