Category Archives: 3D Animation

Days Go By Blog 1:
A Nice Hand

 Hands can be difficult. They’re tricky to model, rig, and weight, and they’re not particularly easy to animate. I thought I had a modeled a good hand a while ago and saved it to my computer for future use. However, while I was working on the main character for Days Go By, I realized that … Continue reading Days Go By Blog 1:
A Nice Hand

Days Go By Blog: Introduction

 In addition to being interested in filmmaking, animation, visual effects and the arts, I also happen to like writing songs. In fact, I’d love to make a musical one day since musicals combine so many of the things I’m interested in such as storytelling, art, design, animation, and music. It’s hard for me to imagine … Continue reading Days Go By Blog: Introduction

A Video Tutorial on Voronoi Fracturing in CINEMA 4D R18

 One of the greatest features in CINEMA 4D R18 is Voronoi fracturing, the ability to fracture a 3D models into hundreds, or thousands of pieces (to read a full analysis of C4D R18, click here). Besides the fact that it can be used to great effect for explosions and collisions, Voronoi Fracturing also has great … Continue reading A Video Tutorial on Voronoi Fracturing in CINEMA 4D R18

MAXON Unveils CINEMA 4D R18: Voronoi Fracturing, Object Tracking and More

 If you think about it, August is kind of like December, but not due to the weather of course. Every August at SIGGRAPH, MAXON unveils a new version of CINEMA 4D, their popular 3D modeling, rendering and animation package. For C4D users, it’s a little like the holidays. After months of anticipation, each new feature … Continue reading MAXON Unveils CINEMA 4D R18: Voronoi Fracturing, Object Tracking and More

Using CINEMA 4D’s CMotion & Cineware to Animate, Then Add Particles in After Effects

 CMotion, MAXON’s CINEMA 4D cyclical motion generator, was introduced in R14. While it’s often thought of as a way to generate walk cycles on rigged characters, many are unaware of its power to generate repetitive motion of all kinds, and can be used for motion graphics, machines, and many other kinds of projects. Some time … Continue reading Using CINEMA 4D’s CMotion & Cineware to Animate, Then Add Particles in After Effects

Looking for CINEMA 4D Consulting in New York?

 MAXON’s CINEMA 4D, known for its intuitive user interface and powerful features, continues to be embraced by studios, advertising agencies, design firms, networks, architects and freelance artists around the world. Its innovative features include MoGraph (it’s renowned cloner toolset), full featured polygonal modeling tools, sculpting, physics, cloth, hair, multi-layered reflections, an extensive list of deformers … Continue reading Looking for CINEMA 4D Consulting in New York?

Review of the Lenovo ThinkStation P900 Workstation

 I expected that Lenovo’s new top of the line ThinkStation P900 was going to be a hot machine when I first heard about it, and when it finally arrived for review, I can’t say I was disappointed. While I don’t always make a video for every product I review, I often do when a new … Continue reading Review of the Lenovo ThinkStation P900 Workstation

Will Adobe buy The Foundry?

 EDITOR’S NOTE: After this story was published, it soon became apparent that the rumors about the possible acquisition of The Foundry by Adobe were unfounded. The Foundry instead received a majority investment by England’s HG Capital. Well, it was an interesting rumor anyway, one that was wildly speculated on at the time. In that regard, … Continue reading Will Adobe buy The Foundry?

Review of Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite 2015

 The Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite, or ECS, contains versions of Autodesk’s popular 3D animation tools including Maya, 3ds Max, MotionBuilder, Mudbox and SoftImage. While the latest version of the suite, ECS 2015, has been out for some time now, I’ll take a closer look at it in this review, though I’ll be focusing mainly on … Continue reading Review of Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite 2015