Tim Clapham from helloluxx.com takes you through a series of three tutorials to help demystify the Maxon Cinema 4D Mograph shaders.
In this first example, Tim shows you the basic principles behind the Mograph Color Shader, demonstrating how you can use this with regular non-mograph objects. He then expands upon this to explore the flexibility of this shader and how you can use it in any channel of your material to create variation in your renders with minimal effort whilst maintining an optimal workflow.
This is a follow up quick tip from vimeo.com/76431206
(How to paint Objects on a Surface with Hair) where I showed
how to use Hair Guides for painting objects onto a surface.
The technique is now a little more refined and with the awesome
help of python scripting craftsmen douwe (vimeo.com/douwe4d)
and hypoly (hypoly.com) can be used for painting Splines onto a Surface.
The script connects all the Guides points and creates a Spline. Then it deletes the
Guides so one can draw new Guides which in turn can be turned into Splines and so forth.
(For convenience I mapped the shortcut Ü-Ü on the script, so one doesn't have to click
on execute all the time.)
This tip uses: Mograph tracer, x-particles tracer, x-particle emitter, xpresso, clamp constraints, bodypaint
In this silent tip I quickly demonstrate three methods for tracing motion from a baked mesh. This is a great method thats good to use with sweep nurbs or hair renders to create motion trails. The first uses xpresso to constrain to surface points, the second uses clamp constraints and the third uses xparticles. This is a good demonstration of how flexible C4D is and how there is always more than one way to accomplish something.
C4D silent tips & spoken tuts is an ongoing series of project breakdowns and short demonstrations showing techniques and tricks used for various different purposes. You will need some kind of knowledge of Cinema 4D to follow what is going on, but the idea is to show how quickly you can solve problems using the C4d toolset. Please let me know what you think or if you have any questions and especially if there is anything you would like me to cover. See more at C4D silent tips & spoken tuts
You can download the project here: we.tl/vneItNDxss
THE HELFENDE HAND AWARDS – HONORING VOLUNTARY WORK
In Germany there are over 1.7 Million voluntary workers that operate in a multitude of different fields. All of them together build an extensive safety net that we all can pretty much rely on 24/7.
With the Helfende Hand Awards the Federal Ministry of the Interior annually honors outstanding voluntary work in four different categories. In cooperation with Serviceplan Berlin we realised one short film for each category to communicate the outstanding work of all nominees in a clear yet playful and visually appealing way.
Through the wooden figures and organic textures one could almost think that the sceneries are handcrafted and touchable. But we guarantee: Everything is 100% digitally made and no real trees have been harmed for this production.
C R E D I T S
Client: Federal Ministry of the Interior / Helfende Hand Award
Agency: Serviceplan Berlin GmbH & Co. KG
Production Company: SEHSUCHT Berlin GmbH & Co. KG
ECD: Mate Steinforth
Creative Directors: Christian Zschunke, Saskia Kretzschmann
Artists: Christian Zschunke, Christoph Strohfeld, Leonard Romanski, Ditte Marie Ludvigsen, Oliver Latta, Saskia Kretzschmann, Ivan Flugelman, Simon Karl Fichtner, Hannes Denker, Philipp Brates,
Music Production & Sound Design: Sebastian Müller @ Hofkapellmeister Berlin
Producers: Christopher Lenz, Ariane Schmidt