Here’s part 2 in my series of tutorials utilizing the combination of Spring & Spline Dynamics together to get some really cool dynamic animation! This time around, I’m going to go over how to use Springs & Spline Dynamics to make a floating balloon on a string, a bit of an upside-down setup featured in Part 1. There’s two techniques I use to get this floating balloon effect: First is showing how to float a balloon that is fixed or attached to a point or object, and the second is more of a free floating balloon setup. If you know of any other techniques you know of, please share! Enjoy!
My good buddy Eugene over at Musecreative.net asked me if an edge effect shown in this awesome text render by Shinybinary was possible in Text Edge FX. The answer is “Heck yeah!”, and here’s a tutorial on how you can do this in 1 easy step! So a special treat to all those who have purchased TEFX so far, I’ve made available for download 20 custom inner bevels that take advantage of this simple technique shown in this tutorial. If you haven’t got Text Edge FX yet, then what’re you waiting for? You can get sexy bevels like these in literally a few clicks of your mouse!
Get Text Edge FX HERE!
Download 20 FREE Inner Bevels HERE!
Download the “Alba” font used in this render here.
Hey, it’s Spring! What better way to celebrate it than a few tutorials utilizing the combination of Spring & Spline Dynamics together to get some really cool dynamic animation! In part 1 of this series, I’m going to go over how to use Springs & Spline Dynamics to make an object dangle off of a string. It’s a pretty simple set up and it allows for a lot of control to tweak to get the right type of dynamic movement. Enjoy!
Figured I’d give all those who didn’t win the Text Edge FX contest, and all you other folks out there a consolation prize. A free t-shirt model! Has a nice fabric texture included and the eyedesyn logo so your next character model is going to be rockin in style! This file is compatible with R13 and I also included an .OBJ file for those with R12 and below or any other 3D software. Have fun!
To coincide with the release of the new Cinema 4D Text Edge FX v1.1 update, Joren Kandel over at The Pixel Lab and I are holding a contest to win a free copy of teFX! What is teFX? Text Edge FX is a must have tool for anyone who works with 3D type or logos inside of Cinema 4D. Text Edge FX is a quick and easy way to add custom bevels and edges that go above and beyond the already great bevel options in C4D! Along with applying bevels on your type, now with the NEW v1.1 release, you can also put bevels on any spline shape you bring in, whether it be a logo made in Adobe Illustrator or a spline shape made directly in Cinema 4D. With it’s extremely intuitive controls, endless customizable options, and over 10 custom bevels and the ability to make your own custom bevel shapes, it’s essential for anyone who needs to make amazing looking text or logos instantly!
Congratulations to the winner, Darren Marshall @dazpix! Looking forward to seeing what bad ass things you create with our plug-in!
Thank you all for participating!
For those of you who didn’t win, you can get Text Edge FX HERE!
This is kind of an intro to Camera Mapping if you’ve never used it before. In this tutorial, I show you how I used camera mapping to make a texture stick to a group of objects and create a transition like this: