I’m excited to share our new Graphs and Charts Pack! Simon Spencer-Harvey and I have created 45+ Cinema4D infographic bar, chart and graph rigs! Every single model has an xpresso rig so you can easily change the bar, point, or line heights with sliders. The sliders are also connected to the numerical values, so they go up and down whenever you raise a bar or move a point! We didn’t stop there though. We are also including a fully pre-animated version of each and every model so you can just add them to your scene and already have the animation set up! That means you can either use the included xpresso rig, or you can use the pre-animated xpresso rig, it’s up to you since we have included both versions.
We’re going to do a 1 week contest and the winner will get a free Graphs and Charts Pack! The rules are simple:
1. Post on Twitter, Facebook or your personal blog about the Graphs and Charts Pack. You can write whatever you want, and you can snag images from my blog to use if you want, but it has to include this link: https://www.thepixellab.net/infographics-graphs-and-charts-pack
2. After posting, simply drop a comment under this post saying “DONE” and I will choose the winner randomly next week.
3. If you want the pack, go ahead and purchase it. If you win the contest I will reimburse your purchase.
Thanks for supporting the site by spreading the word, I really appreciate it. Have fun, and good luck!!
Quick little tutorial going over the Cinema4D MoInstance effect and one way you could use it to make some vintage echo trails. If you have any other ways you could make an echo trail, let me know in the comments!
I found a free xpresso rigged gift/present box model for Cinema4D by Ion Oprea. It’s a really nice rig, so download and get ready for next Christmas early! Ion can be found on Behance or at ionoprea.com. Thanks!
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to build a card house that flips on. The concept is offsetting your animation by using a combination of cloner and a shader effector or plain effector. The result is a very quick set up which is easy to dial in and yet looks very complex. Hope you learn something.
Yang Jeong-Seok from Seoul has created a really nice text animation preset for Cinema4D called Shuffle Text and is giving it away! If you’re an Adobe After Effects user you are maybe familiar with the text animation presets in AE. This is similar to some of those with options to animate text in with a shuffle or decoding look. There are a bunch of options so check out the tutorial video for an overview.
A few little tips on setting up depth of field with the cinema4d physical renderer and animating it very easily. It’s a little technique I prefer so I can easily visualize what’s in focus and animate it quickly. Hope it helps you out!
Jim Field has done it again. This time he’s giving us a free C4D pocket watch model! Make sure to leave Jim a thank you in the comments if you have a minute. Huge thanks to him for sharing so much with our community!
I’m very impressed and inspired by people committing to daily renders or daily output. It’s incredibly awesome and intense. I personally don’t want to commit to that because of my freelance schedule and running the Pixel Lab I just don’t have time for personal projects every day. However, I do think the power of daily can be utilized in other ways. It’s a bit late for resolution time, but here’s mine: I’m going to watch 1 tutorial every day in 2016. To keep myself accountable I made a little handwritten calendar for every month and I will cross off every day with an X after watching a tutorial.
A lot of times we get swept up in the business and don’t find time to keep progressing personally. Daily reminders and an intentional plan will yield a lot of growth in a year. I encourage you to join! Anybody want to do this with me?
“After a few days you’ll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You’ll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job is to not break the chain.” -Jerry Seinfeld
I stumbled across a really nice Network Kit rig by creativMotion. You can create some nice elements for scientific or network type visualizations. I could see this being used as a visual in infographics etc. The cool thing is you only need Adobe After Effects CC to use it if you don’t have Cinema4D. Anyway, check it out, it might be useful!