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Cinema 4D Essentials 01: Model a chair

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This series is all about getting back to basics. If you are new to 3D or cinema 4D then it’s a great place to start, as it shows you how to get the most out of a few simple tools. In fact, using the methods here you can model just about anything. Of course as the series progresses you will learn how to make life more efficient and easier but this video will be a great place to start off from. For more visit the site: pariahstudios.co.uk Also a huge thanks to my patreon supporters: James, Juan, Mohammad and Peter….

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Fusion 8 | Bumpy materials

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  In this weeks video I show you how to star using Fusion’s internal material system, which is powerful, easy to use and gives instant feedback. I create a really basic material with just a colour and a bump but you can use the same workflow to creat pretty much unlimited materials. Just tinker with tools and don’t forget that the image input for the heightmap can be any image. It doesn’t have to be a noise, so if you a re looking to create something specific just use a loader tool instead of the fastnoise. Great for grills, coins…

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Quick tip 8 | Constraints

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In this brief quick tip video I show you how to use the constraint tag form the character tags menu,to stick one object to another. I show one use of the tag in the video but if you experiment with the other options you will discover lots that you can do and it goes to show that you should look in all the menus to see what you can come up with.This tip would work for plants and grass on a landscape, details on a space ship and so much more.

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Free BB-8 style Droid scene file

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Hi all, I’m giving away this droid model and recorded a little video to show how it works and offer some thoughts on how you might improve it. It’s a really simple little rig but works well. You can roll him around Z and X axis and he will roll automatically, based on the technique I posted in a video a few days ago. His head is rigged so you can get him to look at things and it will slide over the surface of the body too. Just two nulls. Nothing more.   If you do anything fun with…

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FMX 2015 A world in miniature

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While most attendees at FMX are there to learn about computer based animation there were a good number who were equally pleased at the coverage given to more traditional effects solutions. The use of miniatures in film has been seen since film became a medium and although the height’s of miniature usage may appear to have passed, with CG taking the limelight, this is a massive misconception. Many films made today still rely on miniatures, or practical models to sell a shot and some director’s will take that route when given purely for the realism of the lighting interactions and…

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FMX 2015 Creative showcasing

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FMX, like almost all trade shows of any kind, is home to a large number of booths, where developers and resellers show off their latest and greatest. This is great and allows people to investigate possible options and talk to the people involved in their creation, before committing to investing any cold hard cash. What has been great to see though is a different approach to this kind of strategy from certain areas. Following on from last year at FMX the collaboration between HP, Cut & Paste, Intel and Wacom has continued and I think it’s the future. Rather than…

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FMX 2015 Word on the street

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This selection of vox pops was shot over the course of FMX 2015 and captures the mood and thoughts of a variety of attendees, from students to artists at the heights of their careers. One thing that is obvious from everybody I talked to is that it was a great experience and not a single person had not taken away something useful, from technical information to networking.
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