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Timer – productivity quicktip

Timer – productivity quicktip

There are many time tracking apps and what not, but for me personally i find it very helpful to just set a timer and a small goal. Its kinda like the pomodoro technique. I’ll ussually use 25min timers, and go: “i will do these 3 points of revisions in the next 25 minutes”. I also do the same thing for breaks. I’ll set myself 12 minutes to check out forums or what not. And setting a timer helps there. Or do some cleaning around the house for 25 minutes. So why am i writing this? We

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Use your own rig with Mixamo

Do you have an existing rig? Do you want to use it with Mixamo animations? and then adjust them to your liking? This is the tutorial for you then! The Basic concepts is you upload your mesh and joints to mixamo and download an animation, then you merge it back in, and hide the mesh that came from mixamo ( you need to keep it). Then you parent the controllers of your mesh to the joints and now you can use your existing rig to adjust the mixamo animation! https://ace5studios.com/products – chec

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Intro to Character Animation in Cinema4D

I sell lots of rigged characters and stuff for cinema 4D and realized i don’t have any tutorials which would actually show people how to use them, so this series will be all about that! https://ace5studios.com/products – check out the free rigs first !       Check out my other spline tutorials in my tutorial page!   Looking for free rigs to practice animation? Be sure to check out the Shop page!   The post Intro to Character Animation in Cinema4D appeared first on Ace5 studios.

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Intro to retopology in 3D coat

This is a really quick introduction to retopology in 3D coat, i prefer using to to retopologize meshes over Cinema4D, because it has lots of handy tools for placing polygons on dense sculpts.  If you would like more tutorials about retopology let me know in the comments       Check out my other spline tutorials in my tutorial page!   Looking for free rigs to practice animation? Be sure to check out the Shop page!   The post Intro to retopology in 3D coat appeared first on Ace5 studi

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How much should you charge? – More.

When i was just starting out, i always strived to be booked, so that i would always be working. I remember I was doing this real sh*** job. It was stressful and uncreative, it was a lot of cleaning up of scene files and watching renders. Would not call it rewarding, something very corporate. And I could only get $300/day out of them at that point. and then 3 days into the job, i got a call from another studio who had an awesome project Lindt, it involved animating chocolate rabbits and a whimsic

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highWay Tutorial – Fun With splines (Cinema 4D)

In this tutorial we are going to have “Fun with Splines” and make a little highway system in cinema 4d. We are going to us the spline wrap deformer and a bit of dynamics to simulate traffic and make cars go vroom! Grab the scene files here: gum.co/5highway       Check out my other spline tutorials in my tutorial page!   Looking for free rigs to practice animation? Be sure to check out the Shop page!   The post highWay Tutorial – Fun With splines (Cinema 4D) appeared first on Ace5 stud

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VR Oculus Quest guide for creatives

VR Oculus Quest guide for creatives

So you want to get a quest for creative pursuits like modelling and 3d sculpting on an oculus quest? You’ve come to the right place. I will eventually make a video, but for now you got a nice written article. Some of the info is incomplete because i haven’t bought/got everything myself yet, but i will fill it up as time goes by, so make sure to follow me on twitter    Main Art contender apps:  Gravity sketch – for professionals this thing is the sh**. Should be #1 on your list.

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Spline Wrap Deformer Tutorial Part 1

The spline deformer lets you deform objects along a spline, it can also deform cloners and other things. In this tutorial i also tell you about the difference between cloning on a spline and deforming along a spline.     Check out my other spline tutorials in my tutorial page! Looking for free rigs to practice animation? Be sure to check out the Shop page!   The post Spline Wrap Deformer Tutorial Part 1 appeared first on Ace5studios. View the full article

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Cinema 4D version icons

Tired of all your c4d icons looking the same? Here are some icons for C4D 19-22. Yes i know 22 isn’t out yet, but im sure it will be out at some point, so i included the icon in advance   ico files for windows and icns for mac. ( why are OS’s not just using png’s yet?)   If you use these don’t forget to rate it on gumroad ( in your library, click download and you’ll have the chance to rate it)    Download   Looking for how to customize c4d icons in the interface itself?   The post

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Bouncing Ball – Cinema 4D tutorial

Bouncing Ball – Cinema 4D tutorial

A free rig AND a tutorial?! No way! Yes way! Get the free bouncing ball Rig, AND learn to make a basic animation with utilizing squash and stretch!         Looking for other free rigs to practice animation? Be sure to check out the Shop page!     The post Bouncing Ball – Cinema 4D tutorial appeared first on Ace5studios.   View the full article  

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Things you can do in MoGraph industry

You remember those books you had as a kid which listed all the possible professions, like fireman, police man, doctor etc.. ? I feel like in the 3D Mograph area that’s a bit of a lacking resource. So i decided to try stick together a bit of a guide of possible directions you can explore. Before i go through them, i’d like to point out a key difference between MoGraph and general VFX and 3D for games and movies. When you work in Mograph, deadlines are a much larger issue, and they are MUCH s

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Copy and Flip Keyframes – Cinema4D tutorial

Ever need to copy keyframes from one object to another? What about needing to flip the keyframes for the other foot? and offset them? Well this is the tutorial for you! Check out this spline animation tutorial for more spline animation goodness: https://ace5studios.com/spline-animation-tutorial-c4d-dont-use-pla/ The post Copy and Flip Keyframes – Cinema4D tutorial appeared first on Ace5studios. View the full article

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How to get jobs as a Freelancer ( 3D artist)

For those who don’t know, this is how the process of hiring a freelancer goes. What follows is just my meandering experience and observation, your mileage may vary. Pretend you have a project. Lets say you need someone to design a Dinosaur character. First you will think if you know anyone. If you do, you will reach out to them. Then you will ask your friends, or freelancers that work for you if they know anyone. Then you’ll go to art station or some other portfolio site, or maybe straig

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Should i work for free?

This is a question that comes up a lot, and recently came up on a FUTUR livestream with Gary Vee. As always the answer is: “it depends”. Some people think the answer should be a hard no. Others think it’s not such a bad thing. I think the answer to this is pretty simple. If you want to do free work to get your name out there, pick the client yourself. Offer your services to a charity or any nonprofit organization that you care about. Or even if it’s a for profit organization, do it for

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Starting out as a freelancer in the 3D/VFX industry

More and more people are going freelance? Why? Well the simple reason is that there are more and more people who want to do the work, but the amount of full time jobs isn’t growing as fast. Also with the amount of different skill sets available, most studio’s don’t need a lot of these people full time. For example I mostly do character rigging these days. Most studios don’t need a character rigger full time. They need one just a couple of times a year perhaps, or maybe even just once ever. So fr

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6 step guide on how to ask for help.

I have recently been receiving a lot of messages asking for help. And generally i’m a helpful guy, i answer questions, make tutorials etc. But more and more i’m getting the following messages, and they are all the same. First the person asks me how i am and then asks me to explain something that could be googled. So i decided i need to write a little tutorial on how to ask people for help. So first Example of how not to ask for help: The next one is slightly better, because

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5 things i wish i knew when i was starting out as a 3D artist

People often ask where to start and what to do to become a 3D artist like me.   Im not sure i’m the right person to ask, since i just kinda stumbled into this by accident. But there are some very important things i learnt, which i wish somebody told me earlier, so i will share them here.   1. This is not a stable, predictable or lucrative career. If you need money, if you have to support your family, this is really not the career for you. It’s super unpredictable, skills you need shift yea

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Spline IK – What is Spline ik? – Cinema4D tutorial

Use spline IK to rig your character spines, and much more! SPINE SPLINES! Lets learn about making character spines using the Splike IK tag in Cinema4D. help your character dance and wiggle its hips better than ever! Check out this spline animation tutorial for more spline animation goodness: https://ace5studios.com/spline-animation-tutorial-c4d-dont-use-pla/ The post Spline IK – What is Spline ik? – Cinema4D tutorial appeared first on Ace5studios. View the full article

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Cloth Simulation

Cloth Simulation

Cinema 4D’s cloth sim system isn’t the most advanced in the world, but i did find a way to simulate a nice top with it. So here is a tutorial about it. I also cover how to modify cloth objects and then keep simulating them.       Actually simulating cloth on moving characters doesn’t go quite as smoothly as you can see here, but i guess it just needs more work. I’ll also try xparticles cloth sim tools some time soon.     A good way to stick clothes t

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C4D icons and their colors

C4D icons and their colors

Ever wanted to change the icons or the colors? Well this is how you get into it.       Download the file below, navigate into your c4d install directory, and then navigate to “resource\modules\c4dplugin\icons” and paste it there. ( make a backup of your original). Download tif file   If you found this interesting, also check out this tutorial about UI customization: https://ace5studios.com/ui-customization-in-MAXON-cinema4d/ The post C4D i

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Tag Buttons

Tag Buttons

Ever wanted buttons for stuff like Protection tag, cloth or other stuff, well now you can. If you need any other buttons, just let me know and i’ll whip em up for you.     Download Scripts   If you found this interesting, also check out this tutorial about UI customization: https://ace5studios.com/ui-customization-in-MAXON-cinema4d/ The post Tag Buttons appeared first on Ace5studios.   View the full article  

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FFD deformer tips

FFD deformer tips

In this tutorial i go over how to more effectively use the FFD tutorial in Cinema 4D. Use a pose morph tag to store states, you can also use the same tag to transfer info between FFD objects         If you found this interesting, also check out this tutorial about UI customization: https://ace5studios.com/ui-customization-in-MAXON-cinema4d/ The post FFD deformer tips appeared first on Ace5studios.   View the full article  

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IK vs FK – Whats the difference?

IK vs FK – Whats the difference?

Ever Wonder what the difference between FK and IK is, when rigging this is a pretty common term. I go over the differences here and when you should use which one.         If you found this interesting, also check out this tutorial about UI customization: https://ace5studios.com/ui-customization-in-MAXON-cinema4d/ The post IK vs FK – Whats the difference why do you need them? appeared first on Ace5studios.   View the full article  

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Tokens – file paths and naming made easy!

In this tutorial i go over how to use tokens and relative paths to making saving renders easier than ever. Do you have any questions? Be sure to ask in the comments and i’ll add the answers to this post for everyone to see. If you found this interesting, also check out this tutorial about UI customization: https://ace5studios.com/ui-customization-in-MAXON-cinema4d/ The post Tokens – file paths and naming made easy! appeared first on Ace5studios. View the full article

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TwoLeg4D Free Cinema4D Character rig!

TwoLeg4D Free Cinema4D Character rig!

Fully rigged #TwoLeg4D character for cinema 4D   Hey Guys, Got a New rig for you, this time it’s the two legged egg thing, thanks to the talented Ugur Ulvi Yetiskin! Make sure to check out his other maya rigs in the link below.   Go get it here: https://ace5studios.com/twoleg/

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