3D Animation in Cinema 4D : What is Cinema 4D?

3D Animation in Cinema 4D : What is Cinema 4D?

Hi, this is John Carstarphen for Expert Village. Cinema 4D is an animation and modeling program. It’s considered top of the line along with other programs in its class such as auto desks, 3D Max and Maya. Cinema 4D is one of the easiest 3D programs to learn, yet it is also one of theRead More 3D Animation in Cinema 4D : What is Cinema 4D?

How to Create a Space Scene in Cinema 4D : Creating a Planet for Cinema 4D Space Scene

How to Create a Space Scene in Cinema 4D : Creating a Planet for Cinema 4D Space Scene

JOHN CARSTARPHEN: Hi. This is John Carstarphen for Expert Village. So now we have our ship, we have our asteroid field, let’s add a planet. And we’ll create a simple sphere, we’ll resize this so that it’s quite large, move it off to the side and what will have happened in this animation is we’llRead More How to Create a Space Scene in Cinema 4D : Creating a Planet for Cinema 4D Space Scene

3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Using Coordinate Manager in Cinema 4D

3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Using Coordinate Manager in Cinema 4D

Hi, this is John Carstarphen for Expert Village. Dragging the file from the browser to any of the other windows, updates that window automatically. For instance, if I were to drag this file into the material manager, all of the materials would be loaded. If I drag this file into the view window, then fileRead More 3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Using Coordinate Manager in Cinema 4D

3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Using Parent Objects in Cinema 4D

3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Using Parent Objects in Cinema 4D

Hi, this is John Carstarphen for Expert Village. Here we have an object. I’m going to add a second object. So we have a cube and sphere. I’m going to make the sphere a child of the cube. And you’ll notice that right here we have a hierarchy structure. This little line indicates that theRead More 3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Using Parent Objects in Cinema 4D

3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Basic 3D Animation Controls in Cinema 4D

3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Basic 3D Animation Controls in Cinema 4D

Hi, this is John Carstarphen for Expert Village. The time pallet, gives you some simple animation controls. If you want more advanced animation controls, which we’ll get to later. You’ll have to go to the time line. The time line, just so you’ll know is here under window – time line, and this is theRead More 3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Basic 3D Animation Controls in Cinema 4D

3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Adding Materials in Cinema 4D

3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Adding Materials in Cinema 4D

Hi, this is John Carstarphen for Expert Village. One thing about Cinema 4D, a little tip, that is not mentioned in the manual. It’s not really a problem, but just a sort of quirk of the program. Any time you add a texture to Cinema 4D, it likes have it in the same folder asRead More 3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Adding Materials in Cinema 4D

3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Using Viewport Camera in Cinema 4D

3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Using Viewport Camera in Cinema 4D

Hi, this is John Carstarphen for Expert Village. Lots of different snap settings are supported in Cinema 4D. For example you can snap to the grid, or you can snap to other elements. In Cinema 4D each view panel has it’s own display settings. There are four icons at the top right of each viewRead More 3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Using Viewport Camera in Cinema 4D

3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Using Multi-Threading in Cinema 4D

3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Using Multi-Threading in Cinema 4D

Hi, this is John Carstarphen for Expert Village. Managers are the main programs elements in Cinema 4D. Each Manager has its own window and runs along side the other managers. This means that each manager can operate independently. It also makes it possible to render something in the picture manager for instance while you’re workingRead More 3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Using Multi-Threading in Cinema 4D

3D Animation in Cinema 4D : File Structure in Cinema 4D

3D Animation in Cinema 4D : File Structure in Cinema 4D

Hi this is John Carstarphen for Expert Village. The file that opens is one called template.c4d, which is what we’re looking at now. This is loaded during start up. And all the settings defined there become effective. All the settings defined in that template.c4d file become effective as soon as you open it. Now, file,Read More 3D Animation in Cinema 4D : File Structure in Cinema 4D

3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Polygon Normals in Cinema 4D Software

3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Polygon Normals in Cinema 4D Software

Hi, this is John Carstarphen for Expert Village. On the far right hand side of this time pallet is another menu that helps you. Its just part of the time pallet and it helps you adjust the frame rate and the interpolation. The interpolation means, how smoothly, how smooth or how hard the animation movesRead More 3D Animation in Cinema 4D : Polygon Normals in Cinema 4D Software