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News at Maxon: Update January 30th, 2014


Digital Tutors: Full 2D/3D Visualization Workflow in CINEMA 4D and After Effects



In this series of tutorials, students will learn how to model a designer watch from the initial sketch to fa final composited rendering using Adobe Illustrator, MAXON CINEMA 4D and Adobe After Effects.

This tutorial takes a full pipeline approach and leads students step-by-step through a complete product visualization processes, including design, modeling, texturing, animation, lighting, rendering and compositing.

The tutorial series begins by designing a path rendering of a watch in Adobe Illustrator as a top-down view to be used as splines in CINEMA 4D where various modifiers are used to bring the splines to life as 3D geometry. After the modeling is finished, the watch is textured and illuminated. Finally, cameras are positioned to provide dynamic shots of the model.

The rendered are transferred to After Effects for compositing, including lens flare effects and much more. By the end of this training, the students will know how to take a simple sketch idea from its infancy to a polished 3D portfolio piece.

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CINEMA 4D R15 Beginner Training by Infinite Skills



Infinite Skills' new beginners' training is an excellent foundation for learning CINEMA 4D and introduces the most important features in CINEMA 4D R15.

Infinite Skills, Inc, offers video training for a wide range of software products, including CINEMA 4D. It's CINEMA 4D tutorial 'Learning MAXON CINEMA 4D R15' is presented by CINEMA 4D pro Chris Martin and is a comprehensive video training for users who want to learn how to use CINEMA 4D R15.

This training includes more than 60 lessons and over five hours of footage covering such topics as project structure and workflow, modeling, materials, lighting, animation and rendering. This training is specially designed to learn CINEMA 4D in a step-by-step process and the tests at the end of each lesson let users test what they've learned.

This training is available on CD and exclusively in English for $99.

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Heavy Metal



Matt Frodsham had already had experience creating music videos, but the project ‘From Hell’ presented completely new challenges – that he was able to master with the help of MAXON CINEMA 4D.

‘From Hell’ is a band whose music is not for the faint-hearted. They combine hard metal music with lyrics that are just as hard, which can also be aimed at clergy or the Catholic Church. The band and their label went on a search for an artist who could create a video in the style they wanted and found Matt, who just happened to have some time available and decided to take on this challenging project. Matt had already worked on music videos in the past, which he considered to be very elaborate. But Matt thought that the song ‘Holy War’ was interesting and thought it would be an exciting project to work on – a welcome contrast to his previous work. Matt corresponded with the client until the project had been successfully defined and got to work. Since the video’s overall look and mood had been defined and Matt was given the creative freedom for the rest, he decided to try out several new techniques.


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Cineversity (Official Maxon Training)
www.cineversity.com/home2

GrayScaleGorilla (GSG): Great tuts and add-ons. greyscalegorilla.com/blog/

Cinema4dtutorialNET - Facebook Page www.facebook.com/pages/Cinema4…

Maxonlogistic.com - Spanish Speaking Cinema 4D Tutorials - maxonlogistic.com/index.php?op…

Digital Tutors www.digitaltutors.com/09/train…

German Auto Modeling Tutorial www.lacreme.de/index.php?sekti…

Pariah Studios Tutorials:
www.pariahstudios.co.uk/?page_…

Ace5 Education:
ace5education.com/

cmiVFX for C4D www.cmivfx.com/store/Browse.as…

Rob Redman Tutorials
vimeo.com/robertredman

MoGraph (WonderHowTo)
www.wonderhowto.com/topic/mogr…

Base80 Tutorials
www.base80.com/index.php

CG Tutorials/C4D
www.cgtutorials.com/c4/Maxon_C…

eHow Tutorials
www.ehow.com/videos-on_5619_us…

C4DVault
c4dvault.blogspot.com/

C4D ZBrush Workflow
www.pixologic.com/docs/index.p…

C4D Cafe
www.c4dcafe.com/ipb/files/cate…

Gnomonology BodyPaint
gnomonology.com/prod/24/all

C4DUser.com
(some car tutorials)
www.cinema4duser.com/technique…

Car/Blueprint Tutorial
cinema4dtutorials.com/modeling…

CGTuts
cg.tutsplus.com/articles/web-r…





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A Collection of Plugins
www.xsyann www.xsyann.com/?cat=10

C4DPlugins.com (pay attention to the version number)
www.c4dplugs.com/search.php

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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.

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I've sorted out my HootSuite Pro account, so now it is far FAR easier for me to access the multiple Twitter accounts I have for myself, this group, and the multiple SEO customers that I have.  Therefore, after a long period of "dormancy" the group Twitter is now live again!

I'll be posting informational links, links about the group and best of all - I'll be welcoming new members to the group, AND Tweeting the links and information about Featured Artwork in our Featured Gallery folder!  I've been doing this since this past weekend and already the group daily page view has all but tripled!  If you are on Twitter, be sure to follow the group Twitter feed at the link below!

I've also added a minimal Twitter Feed directly below the Featured Gallery window at the top of the group homepage above...



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SpontaniousCombust 3 days ago  New member 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 1 day ago  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 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
from Maxon
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SpontaniousCombust 2 days ago  New member Student Filmographer
I am looking on their website and they have no way showing to get a new code. Do I have to make a new account or something because that I don't think I can do because they already have my details.
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2753Productions 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Contact their support department, or email them directly, they are very helpful :)

www.maxon.net/about/contact.ht…
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nightfever77 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there, I am new to this group. Hope to have some fun here. :)
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2753Productions 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent - welcome aboard :)
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Mikes8899 Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Anyone who is willing to make a minecraft frog to me in Cinema 4d of course?
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:iconvegetagirl0907:
Is anyone online for the group :D
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2753Productions Mar 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, but always remember, different time-zones, jobs, etc all come before DA ;)
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