Essential Animation Quick Tips for Cinema 4D

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In this tutorial I’ll be sharing some quick tips to help you be a better animator in Cinema 4D. For those of you coming from After Effects, I’ll relate some of the important animation techniques you probably use very often in After Effects and how they can be done in Cinema 4D.

Topics covered in this tutorial are:

Gimbal Lock: What It Is & How to Avoid It
Quaternion Expression
Overdub
Align to Path Tag
Creating “Roving Keyframes” with the Constant Velocity Function
How to Loop/Repeat a Set of Keyframes

Hopefully after watching these quick tips, it’ll help you be a better animator in your day to day workflow!

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Using the Cel Shader to Apply an Illustrative 2D Style to 3D Objects in Cinema 4D

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Since presenting for MAXON at NAB 2014, I’ve received a bunch of requests asking me to go further in depth on how I used the Cel Shader in a client spot in my presentation.  In this tutorial, I’ll show you just that:  how to create and apply a cool, stylistic, flat, illustrative 2D look to 3D objects in Cinema 4D. We will achieve this look by using the often overlooked Cel Shader & Spline Shader. Learning how to leverage C4D in your 2D workflow is critical when it comes to saving time creating elements and animating. If you’ve ever tried to make something look 3D with 2D objects, you know how painstaking it can be to sell the 3D depth using flat layers.  I’ll also show how you can use the Cel Shader to apply shadows to objects with 100% luminance.  One final note, be sure when you render to turn…

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Air Jordan XX9 Officially Unveiled

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Air Jordan XX9 Officially Unveiled

The Air Jordan XX9 will launch in September in two separate versions and will be chock full of performance technologies like an evolved Flight Plate system, the new Flight Web, and the first ever performance-woven upper. The sneakers are designed by Jordan Brand legend Tinker Hatfield, and have apparently been in the works for two years now. Continue reading to see the official images on the Air Jordan XX9, releasing in September 2014, and stay tuned to Sneaker News for continued updates from the launch of the Jordan 29 throughout the day.

Here’s What Happens When You Strap An Oculus-Controlled Video Camera To A Drone And Take It For A Spin

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So what would happen if you took a drone, attached twin video cameras to it, and had each of those cameras feed directly into one half of an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset? Now take it a step further: Have the drone-mounted twin video cameras track the head movements of the wearer of the Oculus headset.

This would give you a drone that you could fly, and also use as a personal set of eyes in the sky, in real-time, fed directly into the very headset that is tracking your head motions to guide the aircraft’s vision.

Yeah, that would be pretty cool. Happily, it’s already been built:

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