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Hello

 

I am working on a model and I need to create thickness in the walls of the model. I have looked at two or three tutorials on the internet on how to do this and they looked really helpful. The only thing is the interface on R18 which I am using and the interface they were using in the tutorial videos is somewhat different. As a result I still have not been able to figure out how to do it. Can anyone tell me a procedure to do this on R18?

 

Thanks

 

Allan

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Hello, and welcome to the cafe.

 

You just need the Extrude tool. Make your object editable (C) if it isn't already, go into poly mode, select all polys, hit D for extrude, tick caps on in the options then click and drag right in the viewport.

 

CBR

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Another way you can add thickness is to simulate>cloth>cloth surface. The advantage of this over extrude is that you can add thickness to things like a lathe nurb with b-spline curve. I am not sure if this is in the prime version of C4D 18 though. I would attach a file, but I have a more recent version.  Basically you make the object you want to thicken a child of the cloth surface.

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4 hours ago, Isleofgough said:

Another way you can add thickness is to simulate>cloth>cloth surface. 

OP has Prime ;) No cloth here, otherwise I would have mentioned it ! Likewise Xplosion FX, the 3rd way of doing it...

 

But while I am here, I did forget something ! XS thickness is yet another way - that's a free plugin that adds thickness and optional control loops for SDS. I use that quite a bit, and it's pretty good.

 

CBR

 

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The answer may well depend on what thickness is being added to. Some shapes will start to intersect or cause various other problems with different methods, so we need to see what you're modelling to give a proper answer.

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  • 2 months later...

Looking for a community curated list or ranking sort of for tutorials on cinema 4d. Otherwise it is too hard for me to decide which ones are good. 

 

They might not necessarily be on "thickness". If you find any good ones, then please do reply to this message. 

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6 hours ago, charumal said:

Looking for a community curated list or ranking sort of for tutorials on cinema 4d.

No chance !! :) There are simply hundreds of thousands of tutorials and no consistent way of assessing their usefulness for any particular task or person. A tutorial that is the most useful thing in the world to one person might be useless or too basic for the next 10, who may already have those skills. Do you see the problem ?! Nope - although the people here on the cafe can usually direct you to good resources for any particular problem and area of study, it's a bit of a reach to expect to find a list of all of them, rated and reviewed... it's just not going to happen...

 

CBR

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On 04/06/2018 at 5:09 AM, Cerbera said:

No chance !! :) There are simply hundreds of thousands of tutorials and no consistent way of assessing their usefulness for any particular task or person. A tutorial that is the most useful thing in the world to one person might be useless or too basic for the next 10, who may already have those skills. Do you see the problem ?! Nope - although the people here on the cafe can usually direct you to good resources for any particular problem and area of study, it's a bit of a reach to expect to find a list of all of them, rated and reviewed... it's just not going to happen...

 

CBR

i think i did find one sort of. It's not a long list but it's somehow community curated sort of. https://hackr.io/tutorials/learn-cinema-4d

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