Breakdown for my entry for the X Particles Challenge.
My entry : vimeo.com/132093138
Rigging a character with an undulating tail : vimeo.com/79114673
Model Pack : https://www.videocopilot.net/products/element2/#motion-design-2
Music : Cheese Naan - La fine équipe & Fakear
Manny Grillo asked me if i could help him out to archive this effect. And yep, sure i can!
This is one technique to archive something like Paul Clements did in his headphone animation. This isnt exactly the technique Paul used for it (im pretty sure) but one way to archive something like that.
Maybe you can also use the morph tag for something else. Think about the possibilities!
Coming from People-Photography I show you the advantages and construction of a beauty dish in Cinema 4D which is mainly used for people shots and talk a bit about lighting. This will be the start of a little series about lighting deformers.
One thing I forgot: When building the beauty dish set the shadow of the light inside the beauty dish to "area" and set the shadow color to a really dark blue to be more realistic. You can also play with the shadow density, because 100% is not really realistic, try setting it to 60-90%.
Sorry for audio, could be a bit louder i guess. ;-)