Tagged ‘vfx‘

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.

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 →

C4D: Turbulence FD Cloud Render & File

Sorry for the lack of updates I’ve been crazy busy at work. I’ve been working a lot with TFD for a client which brought me to this render and file to share. My second attempt at making a cloud in C4D with Turbulence FD. It’s getting there but still needs work. It’s a pretty simple setup. Hope to have some new tutorials soon :).

SynthEyes Quick Tip: Manual Scene Orientation

Just a quick demonstration for a member over at c4dcafe. How to manually adjust your Coordinate Systems after you solved with the 3 point system.

Link to old SynthEyes axis tutorial.

Turbulence FD R&D

Just wanted to share some of my R&D testing of Turbulence FD. It’s a gaseous fluids plug-in for Cinema 4D. Similar to the 3DS Max plug-in, Fumefx. It’s a lot of fun and quite powerful. Site to buy Turbulence FD.

Few tests. First up is a matchmoving test where I added fire and smoke using Turbulence FD (TFD) and the second is a camera mapped photo using Projection Man inside of Cinema 4D then of course using TFD to create the explosion.

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.

C4D: Airplane Take Off

Just a quick little test of a Jet taking off. Started out as just an object matchmove exersie but then I decided to push it further by adding in a CG Jet, heat haze and a few other things. See the After/Before below.

Best to watch on vimeo for full effect. Click on the Vimeo icon.

Before video with Object Matchmove done in SynthEyes.

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

Winter’s Blob: Preview for up and coming tutorial.

Here’s a look at an up and coming tutorial that I’m working on. I shot the footage with my 550D, shot a HDR on set, shot a lens grid, match-moved the footage in SynthEyes, added some CG elements in C4D, rendered in Vray then comped it all together in After Effects.

Thus, it will be a pretty in-depth tutorial :).

Music: Daft Punk from The Tron Legacy soundtrack. Track 2: The Grid. I had to edit around Jeff Bridges voice.

Testing out VrayforC4D

I just got VrayforC4D today and I wanted to do some testing with it. Certainly going to take a little bit of time to get use to but I’m very impressed! For this render I used C4D, Vray, Xplode, Mograph 2 and did a little bit of post work like some subtle DOF and motion blur in After Effects. I’ve been really busy lately but I hope to have a new tutorial up very soon!

Version 1

Version 2