Mass Polygon Editing Using the Normal (Move, Rotate, Scale) Tools

This video shows a few different ways of using the Normal Tools in Cinema 4D. These tools have been around for a while, so this tip should work in almost any version of Cinema 4D.

The Normal Move, Normal Scale, and Normal Rotate tools are a trio of utilities that operate on Polygonal objects. They use the hyper-local coordinate system of the selected polygon’s Surface Normal. Very useful and or interesting effects can be produced by using these tools cleverly. Check out the video for some ideas, and share any of your own techniques in the comment section below. I’d love to hear from you.


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  1. I need to move 2 line segments on each side of an object to the outside…
    how do i do that? This trick only works for polygons

  2. Love your style of annotating your videos. I have been using c4d since
    version 4 and still don’t use a lot of the more advanced methods you show!
    (but I will)!
    Please see my YouTube Channel:

  3. Thanks very much for that. You are a great tutor.
    People! Subscribe to this guy as you can’t get videos any better than these
    and I’ve watched a lot.

  4. Your tips are quite rarely excellent in that they contain exactly the right
    amount of useful, well chosen words to thoroughly teach, and leave out the
    10 minutes of pointless ones apparently necessary for almost everyone else

  5. Really great tutorial! Thank you very much for your time that you spend on creating tutorials. 😉

  6. This is one of the best tutorials I have ever seen.
    You spoke and demonstrated at a perfect pace and tone. You explained things clearly, simply, but you were also thorough in demonstrating how these tools can be used.

    If making tutorials was a career, this would earn you a Masters degree. This was better than many official corporate tutorials I’ve seen. Extremely well done and subscribed.

  7. Very well explained! Thank you very much for the tip, I already knew about these tools but discovered some new ways to use them.

  8. Thanks for the tip, I had no idea what this did.

  9. you are really great,absolutely useful tutorial my friend,I didn’t knew how to use these tools but now I know 😉
    thanks for share.

  10. ohh dude! you always have the answers of my problems! thanks again 😀

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