Tagged ‘rigging‘

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 →

Kinect + Cinema 4D

Here’s test I made with my Kinect, Cinema 4D and the Nimate plugin. I used CD Tools to create a rig and constraints to transfer the mocap data. Still a lot more testing to do but it’s so much fun! Read more →

Nature’s Hill

Just a test I put together in a few hours. I was doing some test grass renders with hair last week for a project but didn’t end up using anything so I thought I would create a quick little scene. I used Cinema 4D’s hair for the grass around 750,000 hairs and After Effects for the compositing. I created the bird rig with Cactus Dan’s tools inside of C4D then used it as a sprite in Trapcode Particular. I used Optical Flares as well and lenscare.

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