Everything Cinema 4D

Build A Realtime Aerodynamic Flight Simulator

It’s Chris Schmidt this time. Chris from GreyScaleGorilla shows you how to build a real-time flight simulator. He uses Cinema 4D R14’s new feature, Aerodynamic with a little bit of Xpresso. If you took a peek at the Aerodynamic Flight simulator preview above, take a dive at a the tutorial below.


Original post on GreyScaleGorilla

Pop-up Book

Robert Leger of Motioneers.net shows you how to make a pop-up book.

Original post on Motioneers.net

Car Rigging with XPresso

Roman Armankutsev, a SFX & VFX Artist and CGI Modeller, of CarteblancheFX shows you how to rig a car with Xpresso in this three part tutorial.

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Original post on CarteblancheFX.net

Model and Rig a Lowpoly Character Tutorial

Sam Welker of Think Particle is back with a new set of tutorials. In this two part tutorial, he explains how to model and rig a low-poly character. He further shows you how to set up Xpresso for character controls.

Modelling and texturing a character

Rigging and setting up Xpresso for character controls.

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Original post on Think Particle

Align To Spline Xpresso

Align To Spline Xpresso

In this tutorial, Tim Clapham from helloluxx.com takes you step by step through the process of building an align to spline expression using Cinema4D and Xpresso.
The advantage of this set up over the built in expression is that the position along the spline is not clamped between 0-100%, therefore the object can be looped along the spline multiple times. Tim also adds a tangential option with a parameter that allows you to define the axis used for alignment.


SIGGRAPH 2012 Rewind: Manuel Merkle

Discover how CINEMA 4D helps you avoid tedious scripting work to achieve complex VFX as Aixsponza demonstrates how you can use XPresso to animate tree growth. Also, find out how C4D’s collaborative tools help Aixsponza pull off big jobs with tons of moving pieces.

SIGGRAPH 2012 Rewind: Andrew Kramer

Discover how you can use CINEMA 4D with Element 3D to bring 3D objects directly into After Effects. Along the way, you’ll learn CINEMA 4D/After Effects workflow tips and tricks that save you massive amounts of time.

SIGGRAPH 2012 Rewind: Josh Johnson

Get a step-by-step look at how to use some of R14’s powerful new features such as Camera Calibration, Aerodynamics and the Position Pass.

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Click here to continue to Part 3

Escape Tutorial – Xpresso and UberTracer

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From Seth Eckert

Simon Russell’s PolyStepper, Gridify & Spiralator Tutorials

“This is tutorial for an Xpresso based tool I created for Cinema 4D called PolyStepper.
It deforms any polygon object onto a mograph cloner.”

Simon Russell and his blog

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“This is a tutorial for two presets I created for Cinema 4D.
Gridify creates random 3D grid like structures and Spiralator adds spirals, sine waves or noise to a particles trajectory.”

Simon Russell and his blog

1:18 Gridify Walkthrough
6:15 Gridify Xpresso
7:05 Spiralator Walkthrough
12:45 Spiralator and Matrix Object
14:14 Spiralator Xpresso

Download both Gridify & Spiralator

Watch the presets in action: