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Fire and Smoke VFX for a Commercial & R&D

I created all of the VFX for this spot on a pretty quick timeline. I also Supervised the shoot and created some basic previs from set measurements. We had some practical fire on set but it wasn’t enough so I added digital fire with TFD and also had the DP shoot some practical elements for me to layer in as well.  Read more →

Cinema 4D Motion Vectors in NUKE

In the past I’ve struggled to get C4D’s motion vectors working correctly with the VectorBlur node in NUKE. I’ve seen a lot of other people struggle with this on multiple forums too. I’m very much still learning NUKE so by no means am I an expert with the program but I think I found a useable workflow! Read more →

SIGGRAPH 2012!!

I’ll be presenting at MAXON’s booth this year come check it out!! Read more →

New Cineversity Class: Creating a Magnetic Crane Rig

In this series I walk you through the process of creating a magnetic crane rig. You will learn about Spline Dynamics, Xpresso, Rigid Body Dynamics and more. Read more →

C4D R13 Kinect Character Template

I started playing around with Kinect mocap in Cinema 4D a little over a month ago. It’s pretty fun. It has it’s limitations for sure but still could prove useful on certain projects. One thing that bothered me was the time it took setting up a rig and connecting it to the data that Ni-Mate creates. Read more →

Spline Dynamics, Cloth and Particles (R&D)

After seeing Simon Fiedler’s cool Droplelts breakdown I had to make the dynamic spiderweb he showed. I think it’s pretty close to what he did. I used spline dynamics, hair and constraints. It’s very fast and responsive in the viewport which is really great. It also led me to some cool R&D with combining spline dynamics, thinking particles and Cloth.

Featured in MAXON’s 2011 Demo Reel & Article on My Work.

Just wanted to share the cool news. Some of my work can bee seen on MAXON’s brand new 2011 Demo Reel. The reel is chock-full of amazing work. I highly recommend checking it out! Also, Renderosity posted an article about me and a spot I worked on. You can find the article here.

“99frames” – The Social Animation Project

This is a really cool project David Drayton is putting together.

“The 99frames project is designed to encourage people to try out the new CINEMA 4D R13 features. Since CINEMA 4D R13 is such a huge upgrade in terms of rendering, character animation and workflow, it’s almost a must in my opinion to get this…” Check out the full article on David’s blog: link

Abstracted – Short Film

One rainy night a few weeks ago I went out and shot some footage with my T2i using the new Technicolor CineStyle. My main goal was to show some of the very strange abstractions found in rain. I then used Premier CS5 to cut the footage and After Effects to remove noise, add Technicolor LUT via lut buddy. At around 00:00:45 some of the footage reminds me of Trapcode Form.

Music: Sigur Ros

Flocking Birds

Ever since I saw Peder Norrby’s starlings study project file for Particular I wanted to put my own spin on it. I rigged a bird in C4D using Cactus Dan’s Tools a few months back and I thought this would be the perfect time to make a flap cycle and use it as a sprite for Trapcode Particular. So I made three different versions of flap cycles at different angles and plugged them into Particular. It’s a pretty neat effect and Trapcode Particular never ceases to amaze me. So many uses. Thank you Peder!

One of the Flap Cycles
Flap Cycle