Tip30 Deformed Editing in CINEMA 4D

Tip30 Deformed Editing in CINEMA 4D

When you edit a model that is being deformed, by default CINEMA 4D switches the model to its undeformed state while you edit it. If, on the other hand, you’d rather edit the model directly in its deformed state, you can do that too as shown in this quick tip

Tip29 Pivot in CINEMA 4D

Tip29 Pivot in CINEMA 4D

Setting a model’s pivot point manually using Home (Mac) or Insert (Windows) can help you while you paint in BodyPaint 3D

Tip27 Adding Sound in CINEMA 4D

Tip27 Adding Sound in CINEMA 4D

“How can I add sound to my animation in CINEMA 4D?” is a frequently asked question. This video guides you through the first steps

Tip26 Group Objects in CINEMA 4D

Tip26 Group Objects in CINEMA 4D

Grouping objects inside a null object can help you to work more efficiently with your scene, such as grouping objects and placing the group inside a HyperNURBS so that the HyperNURBS can affect all of the objects at once

Tip25 Reposition Joints in CINEMA 4D

Tip25 Reposition Joints in CINEMA 4D

Sometimes you need to reposition joints in a character’s mesh. There’s a quick way to do this in CINEMA 4D, using ‘Set Pose’ in the Weight tag

Tip24 FillSelection

Tip24 FillSelection

The ‘Fill Selection’ command gives you a great way to select a chunk of polygons very quickly

Tip23 Using Help in CINEMA 4D

Tip23 Using Help in CINEMA 4D

There are several ways to use CINEMA 4D’s powerful help system – this quick tip runs you through your options

Tip22 Easter Eggs in CINEMA 4D

Tip22 Easter Eggs in CINEMA 4D

Strange but true, CINEMA 4D can play you at chess while you wait for a render – this is one of the ‘Easter Eggs’ in CINEMA 4D revealed in this video

Tip21 Copying Channels in CINEMA 4D

Tip21 Copying Channels in CINEMA 4D

Suppose you’ve used a shader like Noise in the Color material channel and you want to use exactly the same noise settings in the Bump channel so that the two channels match up. There’s no need to redo all the settings again in the Bump channel – simply use Copy Channel and Paste Channel

Tip20 Timeline Bookmarks in CINEMA 4D

Tip20 Timeline Bookmarks in CINEMA 4D

When you find you’re panning and zooming the timeline, or turning on and off various options, it can be quicker to work with bookmarks

Tip17 Unlock Icon in CINEMA 4D

Tip17 Unlock Icon in CINEMA 4D

Unlocking an icon can help speed things up when you need to use an icon repeatedly such as when adding an Extrude NURBS to several different objects

Tip14 Isoline Editing in CINEMA 4D

Tip14 Isoline Editing in CINEMA 4D

While modeling with HyperNURBS you may find it useful to switch off isoline editing so that you can more easily see the mesh structure of your model

Tip13 New Material Previews in CINEMA 4D

Tip13 New Material Previews in CINEMA 4D

Release 11 saw options added to material previews for greater realism. For example, if you have the Advanced Render module, you can preview materials using Global Illumination