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Happy Drum Beats



A slightly macabre but thoroughly enjoyable music video created by Job, Joris and Marieke using Cinema 4D.

A bunch of cute, musically inclined creatures with zebra stripes running a parcours from rooftop to rooftop accompanied by the new song from the Dutch band Happy Camper, The Daily Drumbeat. Soon the race evolves into a macabre version of musical chairs – with drum sets instead of chairs. Whoever’s not sitting behind the drums when the refrain starts is pushed off the building by an invisible hand – and the game continues with one less player …

Joop, Joris and Marieke is a team of Dutch film makers with a love of cartoons and short films. Their projects are created using Cinema 4D, which offers them the flexibility and power they need to successfully realize their complex visions. Joop, Joris and Marieke also have established a reputation with their past work, including their well-known work ‘Mute’, which recently garnered a lot of attention worldwide. This short film also used highly stylized characters and a very dark humor, which also found its way into ‘The Daily Drumbeat’.

“The music is very upbeat but the lyrics have a dark touch: ‘The drum beat will get you!’”, explained Job. “We wanted to express this somewhat foreboding message in our film. This is how we came up with the idea of the invisible hand that eliminates one character after the next from the game.” The visuals had to have a crude, rough and grainy style and look like they were filmed using a handheld camera. This is why the film was made in black-and-white and a lot of motion blur and depth of field was used. “These were all effects that we could easily create using Cinema 4D’s standard renderer without generating exorbitant render times, even though the scene was made up of a comprehensive cityscape. We also used a few tricks,” admits Job. “We created Sky objects to which not only the sky was applied but parts of the city as well. This helped convey the impression of a big city without inflating render times.”
The zebra suit-clad characters were modeled, textured, rigged and animated in Cinema 4D. Since the characters’ physiology was very compact, the Jiggle deformation object was used to let their noses whip about nicely and make their movements more dynamic, which in turn produced a very organic look.

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Floating Metal Key



IMusic and images are often intertwined in new media – and CINEMA 4D often plays an important role in adding impressive imagery to music.

Prior to the introduction of musician Mathew Wilcock’s newest album, he wanted to use an EP single to raise awareness for the album. Attention to the EP single would in turn be generated by a video. Standing out in the crowd is not an easy task these days, considering the extent to which spectacular visuals are added to videos! The video had to hold its own against the rest, which is why Mathew hired Tony Zagoraios as art director/concept designer and Dan Kokotalijo as director for the project.

All three had often worked together in the past so convincing Tony to take over the role of art director was the easy part. Mathew explained his concept of what visuals he wanted for his music: visuals that are inspired by the underlying music and underscore its ambience and mood – and combine to create a pictorial story. Based on this information, Tony began to create a storyboard.

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Cinema 4D and After Effects: The Perfect Match



TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK features an animation created with Cinema 4D and After Effects that perfectly illustrates how the Adobe Cloud works!

The TOKYO DESIGNER WEEK is held in Japan and renowned worldwide. In the 28 year since its inception it has grown into an event that showcases architectural and engineering design, product design, graphics and art from around the world. Adobe has been a regular exhibitor for several years and used this year’s event to focus on its Adobe Cloud solution. Among the projects that were showcased were numerous student projects that used the Adobe Cloud for their realization.

Adobe hired the visual design experts at WOW studios to create a film that clearly and concisely shows how the Adobe Cloud can be used. The film that director Shingo Abe and his team created using Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects utilizes a clear pictorial language to show what can be done using the Adobe Cloud.

Director Shingo Abe says about his work and that of his team: “The response to the film at the trade show was immense. The animation’s distinctive music made visitors stop and take a closer look at what was being offered at the booth and in turn gave them the opportunity to watch the film, which uses an entertaining approach to demonstrate how software and production pipeline work together.”

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Welcome to the largest, purest Cinema 4D Group on DeviantART, all members are users of the program! There is a LOT of talent in this group, we welcome you to browse the group galleries and give the artists some good ol' fashioned DA love. If you are a Cinema 4D User, we welcome you as a member!



Before attempting to join this group please read these simple rules...



If you own Cinema 4D and have work made with Cinema 4D by you in your gallery here on DA, then you can join.

If you don't - then you can't, plain and simple.

Linking to offsite Galleries with nothing in your DeviantArt Gallery will not qualify you for membership, you must have C4D work in your DA Gallery.



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I am seeing an increasing amount of what people are calling "C4D Covers" here on DeviantART, and several of the creators of these images have requested to join the group. The thing is, I truly believe that most (but perhaps not all) of these "C4D Covers" are the result of 1) misunderstandings due to several tutorials that came out two to three years ago on YouTube and several other tutorial sites about making Facebook and other Social Media site "Cover Images" and 2) people that think simply using stock images of Cinema 4D Abstracts in a photomanipulation makes that work a "C4D work".



Yet if you look at a Google Search for "C4D Cover" you will find literally thousands of these "C4D Covers", and if you follow the links, you will see that most people say these were made with Paint Tool Sai, Photoshop, or Gimp.  The program Cinema 4D is never mentioned!  In some cases they do use other peoples Cinema 4D Abstract images in their work, but never even touch the Cinema 4D program themselves! I think that somewhere the name kind of "stuck" with these cool looking 3D Text Effect cover images being made with C4D to anything that remotely looked like that.... kind of how the name "Xerox" stuck whenever anyone needed a copy made...




For instance, in this following video, you will see this guy make a Timeline Cover in a tutorial he entitles "Tutorial how to edit C4D in Timeline Cover", and he shows the whole process he uses to make the image, including selecting what look like actual C4D Abstract 3D images, some of them from right here on DA! In fact he has, in the folder he selects the C4D abstract from, several images from Volture that I looked up, and they are not even listed as stock images! He's using other peoples work! It's hard to read some of the names in that folder as the video quality is quite poor. Yet during the entire process he never even once touches the Cinema 4D program!!! The stock he uses is from DA, and is from an artist that goes by videa.



This is the final image he creates and calls a "C4D Timeline" (notice he never credits the DeviantART Artist that comprises part of his image)!  He states in the description that only Photoshop was used to create the image!

Implistics [Tutorial] by kyonjptolentino


Below is the DD Winning image that he uses as a stock image to make this "C4D Timeline" that isn't even a C4D abstract, it was made in 3ds Max! :rofl: And the image isn't even a stock image!  He stole the image and used it to make another image!

TEN MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT by videa


Again, another one in the following video... once again the guy never touches Cinema 4D, he only puts an image together using stock images and stock Cinema 4D abstracts...  






Please.  People looking to join this group, if you make these so called "C4D Covers" yet you do not even own Cinema 4D, please don't attempt to join.  Using Cinema 4D Abstract stock images that you have not even made yourself in what is really a "photomanipulation" does not by any means make that work Cinema 4D work. This is a group for owners and users of Cinema 4D or students learning the program under a students license.


If you do not own the Cinema 4D program, then you cannot join this group.



And! If you are the kind of artist who uses others images without asking permission, and treats everything you find on DA or Google as a "stock image", then "Lo and Behold!" Us REAL C4D Artists either know the artist you stole from, or we know someone who knows that person - it's a fairly tight-knit community. You will be reported. You will be caught eventually...
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renderfeed Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional

Hello all!

We've just published the 4th of a series of interviews with talented C4Dartists. This time we are profiling Chaotic Atmospheres:

 

renderfeed.com/2014/06/renderf…

 

Happy reading,

 

Your Renderfeed team

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renderfeed Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional
Hello everyone!

We wanted to let you know that Berd, our artist of the month, has kindly donated a free Cinema 4D asset, which you can access from our blog: renderfeed.com/2014/06/free-..…

This blog post also contains an update on Berd's latest project, a Twitter music machine for Rayban.

Happy reading,

The Renderfeed Team
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renderfeed Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional

Hello everyone!

 

We've just published the 3rd of a series of interviews with talented C4D artists. This time we are profiling Spanish Cinema 4D designer Berd: renderfeed.com/2014/05/renderf… 

 

We hope you like this interview. Please take a look when you get the chance!

 

Thank you and have a great weekend,

 

The Renderfeed Team 

 

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Nuclear-Pixel Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
merci de m'avoir accepté !! :) (Smile)
j’espère pouvoir partagé de nouvelle et meilleur création ici.

thanks for accepting me :) (Smile)
I hope share new and better creation.
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renderfeed Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional

FREE CINEMA 4D ASSET!

Our artist of the month Luca Viola was kind enough to pass along some of his C4D models that he used to make his beautiful Pac Man frames! You can download them here:

 

renderfeed.com/2014/05/renderf…

 

Thanks to Luca for participating in our artist interview initiative!

The Renderfeed Team

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renderfeed Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional
Do you want to learn a few new #Cinema4D tricks this week? We have collected over 1000 #C4D tutorials on #Pinterest - check it out: www.pinterest.com/renderfeed/c…
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renderfeed Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional
Take a look at Renderfeed's new #Cinema4D artist interview featuring creative young Italian #C4D artist Luca Viola: renderfeed.com/2014/05/renderf…
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SpontaniousCombust Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
I have the student version on Cinema 4D and my previous computer broke so I got a new one. I need a new activation code for this computer, where do I get one?
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2753Productions Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You will have to contact Maxon concerning this.  There are Student to Full license upgrades available in their marketplace.  Once you have this done, and have C4D works uploaded to your gallery please re-apply for membership then.
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nightfever77 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
from Maxon
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