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    [Cinema4D] Basics of modelling

    This tutorial is about modeling, actually you can do more shapes than the default ones, which is really important for creating things such a logo.

    Let's start, I'll open up my project preset, which is "HDV/HDTV 720 29.97".

    I will create something similar to my avatar

    Let's create a Tube and rotate it like so:


    Now I'm gonna change its inner radius and outer radius, and important thing, its segments! Getting sumthing like this:


    Once you've selected your favourite shape, you can add caps, or whatever, it's time to make the Tube "editable".
    NOTE: once you do that, you can't go back and change again its segments or its radius, so be careful.

    To make something editable, just select it, and press C.

    Seems that nothing has changed, but it did, the object is now ready to be edited, and there are 3 things you can select and edit:

    Point tool
    Edge tool
    Polygon tool

    I'll use the Polygon tool, and as you can notice, the tube segments turned into Blue, that's good, look:


    Of course, we must select something to edit. so open up the Selection task, and click on Live Selection.
    This way you will select the polygons you want to model:




    Of course, there are other selection tools, just try them and see what's better for your use

    So I've selected my area, now let's play with it..
    Right click on the selected area, and look for
    Bevel
    Extrude
    Extrude Inner
    Matrix Extrude
    Smooth Shift

    Those are your modeling tools.

    I will use Extrude for now, and see what happens..


    Pretty cool, let's render it to see what we're doing.


    We'll add lights later..

    Now play with it, Meanwhile, I did this:


    Just added some particles on the internal side of the tube..
    Let's use Bevel now.. Bevel smooths your polygons, check it out



    Now select "Bevel"


    And this is the result:


    Easy as a pie!

    Now play with it, create your favourite shape, use other selection tools, make some materials for it, light the scene, and you will be able to create something like this:


    Don't worrie, the last pic is the model of my avatar, it just has Text (You can see Extrude Nurbs, Extrude Nurbs1, and MoText), it has a camera, and 2 Softboxes, which are just lights.
    Actually I've bought the lightkit from a site, but trust me, also normal lights will work, or if you wanna make it perfect, use global illumination (check my tutorial about making the scene more realistic)

    Thanks for reading! And if you want, check my video about my Wheels models, they're great!
    Last edited by dadofender; 06-30-2011 at 12:48 PM.
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    May You include how to save as png?
    btw how did you add The text that way? D: Nice (On your avatar)

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    Just a pic i made for someone else a while ago...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonesome Cowboy View Post
    It is graphics too. I'd say it is at least as to people in this section.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonesome Cowboy View Post
    No, it's Tutorials, read in the section
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    Learn and share new styles and techniques in various graphic design programs such as Photoshop, GIMP, Cinema 4D, and many more!
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    Just a pic i made for someone else a while ago...
    That's right
    I've posted in another tutorial what's the alpha channel, and how to change formats by the way
    Last edited by dadofender; 07-05-2011 at 01:55 PM.
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    where can i get te customized colors at btw i finished mine as a avi!
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    Hmm, about more materials, I'm gonna post another tutorial!!
    Stay tuned.
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    awesome tut

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    finally something for Cinema4D really thank you...

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    Really nice tut... Thanks!!