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Tools and tags Tool, command or tag specific tutorials. Also check out the modelling tutorials where multiple tools are used.

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  1. The Connect Object

    Here's a 17min 50 sec tutorial on using the Connect object. The Connect object is used to connect / weld edges together while still keeping the source objects as separate objects. The tutorial starts off with 2 simple examples one with MoGraph and then finishes with a more advanced and practical example where a loud speaker is animated with the MoGraph Sound Effector. The Connect Object is used to keep the vibrating cone part attached to the rigid frame. Although I use MoGraph in 2 examples the Connect Object can be used just as I demonstrated in the first example without MoGraph.

    You can also watch the video on Vimeo rather than downloading it from the download button.
     
     

    2,296 downloads

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  2. Phong Break Selection Tool

    The Phong break selection tool selects points, edges or polygons in groups based upon the Phong breaks of the object. In practice this means that you can quickly select edges to be bevelled rather than having to manually select edges. The tutorial shows an example of quickly selecting edges to be bevelled compared to manually selecting them.

    The various option of the tool are explained and demonstrated plus a quick overview of what the Phong Tag does and how to manually break Phong shading. Also shown is how to add the Phong break selection tool icon to the selection tool flyout menu.

    The tutorial is 23 minutes in duration. This tutorial is hosted on Vimeo. Clicking on the download link will take you there. You will be able to download the original high res version rather than watching the low quality streaming version.

    96 downloads

    1 comment

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  3. Extrude Tool

    The extrude tool is a fundamental tool for polygon modelling. This 38 minute tutorial recorded with Release 14 goes through all of the options and shows a few example of how to use the tool.

    This tutorial is hosted on Vimeo. Clicking on the download link will take you there. You will be able to download the original high res version rather than watching the low quality streaming version.

    575 downloads

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  4. Weld Tool

    Here's an updated 13 minute tutorial on using the Weld tool. The tutorial is recorded with R16 but the tool hasn't changed so users of older versions of C4D will have no problems following along.

    This tutorial is hosted on Vimeo. Clicking on the download link will take you there. You will be able to download the original high res version rather than watching the low quality streaming version.

    70 downloads

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  5. Split and Disconnect Commands

    Here's an updated 12 minute mini tutorial on using the "Disconnect" and "Split" commands in Cinema 4D. Also demonstrated is the "Connect" and "Connect and Delete".

    This tutorial is hosted on Vimeo. Clicking on the download link will take you there. You will be able to download the original high res version rather than watching the low quality streaming version.

    75 downloads

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  6. Align To Path Tag

    Here's an updated 6 minute mini tutorial on the Align To Path tag. This tag makes an animated object point along its Z axis in the direction the object is moving along its animation path.

    This tutorial is hosted on Vimeo. Clicking on the download link will take you there. You will be able to download the original high res version rather than watching the low quality streaming version.

    82 downloads

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  7. Modelling Axis / Object Axis

    Here's a 46 minute tutorial explaining how to use the Modelling axis and object axis in Cinema 4D.

    This tutorial is hosted on Vimeo. Clicking on the download link will take you there. You will be able to download the original high res version rather than watching the low quality streaming version.

    130 downloads

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  8. Extrude Inner Tool

    20 minute tutorial on how to use the Extrude Inner tool. All settings demonstrated. Includes a couple of practical examples of using the tool plus and example of why using the Extrude Inner tool is not always the best way to model something.

    This tutorial is hosted on Vimeo. Clicking on the download link will take you there. You will be able to download the original high res version rather than watching the low quality streaming version.

    87 downloads

    1 comment

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  9. Melt & Dissolve Commands

    Here's a 29 minute tutorial on using the Melt and Dissolve commands in Cinema 4D. The tutorial includes examples of using the 2 commands.

    This tutorial is hosted on Vimeo. Clicking on the download link will take you there. You will be able to download the original high res version rather than watching the low quality streaming version.

    74 downloads

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  10. Bridge Tool

    The Bridge tool in Cinema 4D is used to create polygons between elements, most useful in polygon mode where you can bridge between one selection of polygons and another group of polygons. Additionally it can create holes in objects. In polygon mode the bridge tool has no option to have more than one segment or to bridge in a curved path. An example of modelling a coffee mug is done and a work around to achieve the curved handle is demonstrated. Also demonstrated in the coffee mug example is a trick on aligning the modelling axis.

    The tool does work in point and edge mode to create polygons by bridging between elements and this is demonstrated in the video. However the Bridge is an old tool that hasn't seen any enhancements and some things are now better done with some of the newer modelling tools like "Stitch & Sew" and the R16 "Polygon Pen" tools. The video shows using the Bridge tool then shows alternative methods of doing the same thing.

    The video is 35 minutes in durations. This tutorial is hosted on Vimeo. Clicking on the download link will take you there. You will be able to download the original high res version rather than watching the low quality streaming version.

    66 downloads

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  11. Phong Tag, Phong Shading & Breaking Phong Shading

    Knowing how to use Phong tag in Cinema 4D is critical to get your models displayed and rendered correctly. This 43 minute tutorial covers Phong shading, using Phong tags with the various settings and manually breaking Phong shading. Recorded with Release 16 but users of older versions will be able to follow along without too many problems.

    This tutorial is hosted on Vimeo. Clicking on the download link will take you there. You will be able to download the original high res version rather than watching the low quality streaming version.

    109 downloads

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  12. Knife Tool

    Here's a 55 minute tutorial explaining and demonstrating all options of the knife tool. Recorded with R16 but users of earlier versions should be able to follow along without too many problems.

    This tutorial is hosted on Vimeo. Clicking on the download link will take you there. You will be able to download the original high res version rather than watching the low quality streaming version.

    126 downloads

    1 comment

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  13. Array Object

    Here's a 13 minute mini tutorial on using the Array object. Recorded with R11.5. Users of newer versions should be able to follow along without too many problems.

    622 downloads

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  14. Measure & Construction tool

    Here's a 19 minute tutorial on using the Measure and Construction tool which is a helper utility for modelling. Recorded with R11.5. Users of newer versions should have no problems following along as the tool has not changed.

    1,745 downloads

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  15. Align to Spline

    Here's a 23 minute tutorial on using the Align to Spline expression tag. Covered:

    Animating all the properties
    Rail splines and banking
    Changing segments
    Getting constant speed by changing spline interpolation
    How to stop flipping using rail splines
    Using a Null object to change object orientation

    Sorry about the file size. The tutorial covers animating so I have produced the video with a higher frame rate than normal. Although recorded with R13, users of previous versions should have no problems following along.

    mp4 format. Play with any media player. Also included is the cartoon plane.

    940 downloads

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