1. The Inheritance Effector is probably one of the most underrated and underutilized effectors in the effector menu - and it's probably one of my favorite effectors to mess around with! In this tutorial, I'll show you how you can easily create particle simulation morph-type animations using only the Mograph Module, Effectors, and Dynamics. Using a combination of the super powerful Inheritance Effector and other Mograph Effectors and Deformers, you can achieve close to the same effect as an Emitter, Thinking Particles, or X-Particles as a simpler alternative in your normal workflow without having to touch Xpresso or learn some new particle system or buy plug-ins.

    Here is what I created using this technique:
    vimeo.com/31156992

    Watch full tutorial here:
    eyedesyn.com/2014/07/11/creating-a-particle-morph-using-cinema-4ds-inheritance-effector/

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  2. In this tutorial, I'll walk you through the technique I came up with to recreate the nice, clean undulating bands in these spots:

    RocknRoller Studios for The Sound of Deep House 2: vimeo.com/96691722
    WeAreSeventeen spot for Betfair: vimeo.com/95958264

    I'll start off by showing you my thought process and my first two failed attempts and see how I finally came to discover how to recreate this look. Cinema 4D has an amazing amount of useful tools and I had to think outside of the box (or cube) to figure this one out! The technique I demonstrate can be applied to many styles of mograph and hopefully helps you think out of the box next time you become stuck trying to figure out a technique!

    Watch full tutorial here:
    eyedesyn.com/2014/06/19/create-a-wavy-band-surface-in-cinema-4d/

    Watch the preview here:
    vimeo.com/98663877

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  3. 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.

    Here's the tutorial I mention in this video that shows you how to use the Cinema 4D Cel Shader to Create to Apply an Illustrative 2D Style to 3D Objects in Cinema 4D:
    eyedesyn.com/2014/05/23/creating-an-illustrative-2d-style-with-3d-objects-in-cinema-4d/

    And here's how to use the Cinema 4D Spline Shader to Create Text as a Material:
    eyedesyn.com/2014/03/04/using-the-spline-shader-to-create-text-as-a-material-in-cinema-4d/

    Download the scene file and see the full tutorial here:
    eyedesyn.com/2014/05/23/creating-an-illustrative-2d-style-with-3d-objects-in-cinema-4d/

    If you want to learn more about how to use Cinema 4D in your 2D workflow, check out my Mixing 2D & 3D with Cinema 4D & After Effects Lynda.com course where I go over some creative ways to use the tools in C4D for a mainly 2D workflow inside of After Effects:
    lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Mograph-Techniques-Mixing-2D-3D-After-Effects-CINEMA-4D/137889-2.html

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  4. Since presenting for MAXON at NAB 2014, I've received a bunch of requests asking me to go further in depth on how I used the Cel Shader in a client spot in my presentation. In this tutorial, I'll show you just that: how to create and apply a cool, stylistic, illustrative 2D look to 3D objects in Cinema 4D. We will achieve this look by using the often overlooked Cel Shader & Spline Shader. Learning how to leverage C4D in your 2D workflow is critical when it comes to saving time creating elements and animating. If you've ever tried to make something look 3D with 2D objects, you know how painstaking it can be to sell the 3D depth using flat layers. I'll also show how you can use the Cel Shader to apply shadows to objects with 100% luminance. One final note, 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.

    Here's the tutorial I mention in this video that shows you how to use the Cinema 4D Spline Shader to Create Text as a Material:
    eyedesyn.com/2014/03/04/using-the-spline-shader-to-create-text-as-a-material-in-cinema-4d/

    And here's my MAXON NAB 2014 Presentation where I go over many ways you can use Cinema 4D in a 2D workflow:
    eyedesyn.com/2014/04/23/maxon-nab-2014-rewind/

    Download the scene file and see the full tutorial here:
    eyedesyn.com/2014/05/23/creating-an-illustrative-2d-style-with-3d-objects-in-cinema-4d/

    If you want to learn more about how to use Cinema 4D in your 2D workflow, check out my Mixing 2D & 3D with Cinema 4D & After Effects Lynda.com course where I go over some creative ways to use the tools in C4D for a mainly 2D workflow inside of After Effects:
    lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Mograph-Techniques-Mixing-2D-3D-After-Effects-CINEMA-4D/137889-2.html

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  5. The Cinema 4D R14 demo has been out for a few days so hopefully you've had a chance to check it out! Coinciding with the demo being released, I'm releasing my first R14 related tutorial on one of my favorite new R14 features, Aerodynamics. With the new Aerodynamics function, Rigid and Softbody objects can now interact according to their aerodynamic shape with all of the particle modifiers such as Wind, Turbulence, and Gravity. So a balloons shape will be taken into account when floating about when a wind object is applied to it and not just float linearly. In this tutorial, I'll be going over all the settings to recreate a balloon being blown around realistically in a gust of wind and along the way show off some of the other R14 features such as the Morph Camera.

    Link to tutorial and C4D scene file download:
    eyedesyn.com/2012/08/14/new-in-cinema-4d-r14-aerodynamics-morph-camera

    Link to my balloon and spline dynamic string tutorial:
    eyedesyn.com/2012/03/28/springs-spline-dynamics-in-cinema-4d-part-02-floating-balloons/

    What's your favorite new R14 feature? Here's a list of mine:
    eyedesyn.com/2012/08/01/cinema-4d-r14-features-review/#more-728

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