Cinema 4D has a slice option on the cylinder primitive. In this video we will see how to use that with a Bool object to create a cutaway effect.
The effect is achieved by animating the slice’s From and To properties. By animating one or both of these, you can create a slice that grows out of nothing and rotates around a central point. The video below will show you how to leverage this in order to create a cutaway effect on a turbo-charger model.
We start this tip by looking at a simple animation of a flower growing/blooming; nothing too amazing. It’s the subject of the video and we take a look at how we can drive its animation timeline using MoGraph and a couple effectors.
A simple Xpresso motorcycle chain rig for Cinema 4D. This rig was originally created for some of my higher polycount bike models. Its purpose is to provide an easily poseable motorcycle/bicycle/chainsaw style chain that uses Instances to replicate the links.
The length of the chain can be adjusted by adding additional link instances, and the spline that the chain rests on can also be easily manipulated and animated. There is also an animatable value that can be used to make the chain progress.
The redesign of this we site was one of my first real-world applications of my web design knowldge. The site features a full content management system that handles image uploading and resizing, as well as the uploading of FLV Movie Files.