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Intro to Explosions with TFD and Particles

Hey Guys, I’m taking a break from my Helloluxx Turbulence FD and particle training to create an intro to explosions using TFD and X-Particles Tutorial. Read more →

Cinema 4D R15: My Favorite Features

Here’s a quick look at one of my favorite features of R15. Sculpt on Pose Morphs. 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 →

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 →

Tutorial 05: C4D Multi-Pass Rendering/Compositing and Shadow Catching.

Hey everyone, here’s a tutorial I made that explains my multi-pass workflow in Cinema 4D to After Effects. Namely, my focus was to show how to set up your C4D scene to catch shadows properly on live action footage or a photograph in one render. I’ve had a lot of questions how to do this so I hope this is helpful for some.

Often you will here C4D users ask if there is something similar to 3DS MAX’s “Shadow Matte” material. The answer is yes and you don’t need a plug-in like “Shadowcatcher” to achieve this. You can do this natively in Cinema 4D. Not only do I show you how to set the material up I made a content browser preset ready for download. Cleverly named “Shadow Matte”. Read more →

Tutorial 04: Turbulence FD and Particles

With the final release of TFD nearing I updated and expanded on a TFD tutorial I made about a year ago. I show how you to use TFD with the built-in particles and Thinking Particles.

3D World Magazine – Future Publishing

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up. The new issue of 3D World Magazine (issue 146) will feature an article I wrote accompanied by over 150 minutes of tutorial video. It will be on sale in UK newsagents July 26th and on sale in US newstands from August 19th. Hope you enjoy it. Link to 3D World site announcement.

Tutorial 03: Cloth and C4D Dynamics

Just some R&D I was doing with the cloth engine and R12 dynamics. Thought I would share some of the things I found out.

Scene files: Cloth & Dynamics Scene Files

New VFX Cineversity Class

I have a new class over at Cineversity. I show you a few ways you can use matchmoving data from SynthEyes with Cinema 4D and Projection Man. Programs covered in the class: SynthEyes, After Effects, Cinema 4D, Nuke and Photoshop. link

Here’s one of the effects I teach. Also, I show another way to use the 3D tracking data with camera mapping to remove a car from live action footage.