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  1. Find a comfortable seat because this is going to be a long one, but I cover a lot of material here that you should find useful. Not only does this episode cover Thinking Particles to create the spark coming off of the ball being dragged, but I take you through how to completely rig a car with dynamics. Also I will show you how to create a dynamic spline that will be attached to that dynamic car as well as how to rig the dynamic metal ball to follow that spline. Confusing? Complicated? Follow along and I will take you through each step in the process! As I mention in the video there are several things that have to be tweaked and adjusted to get the result you may be after, so once you get the rig built play with it and hit render! I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and if you have any suggestions for future episodes then just drop me line! Link to the video : www.vimeo.com/52010356 Don't forget to follow me on: Twitter - twitter.com/FootprintVideo or on Facebook - facebook.com/FootprintProductions. Also, be sure to check out the new Blog and Tutorials section of my website at footprint-productions.com/blog or footprint-productions.com/tutorials for more cool stuff! If you like this series I wouldn't be sad if you left a tip in the tip jar to buy me a beer
  2. In this tutorial I show you how to create the scene from this video teaser vimeo.com/47196112. I will take you through two different methods for achieving the result and explain the benefits and shortcomings of each. In the end you will be able to create believable bubbles in Cinema4D using Thinking Particles and the Mograph module. I hope you enjoy this tutorial! Be sure to follow me on Twitter twitter.com/FootprintVideo for future tutorials and updates! Thinking Particles Tutorial.03: vimeo.com/47606895
  3. Tutorial 02 - Controlling Particle Emissions In this tutorial I contintue on my quest to share what I am learning of the Thinking Particle system within Cinema4D. If you haven't watched the first tutorial in this series, go check it out vimeo.com/45313158, it will give you basics you will need to follow along. For this episode I take you through some of the options available to you when you want to control when and where your particles emit. We will use some standard XPresso logic nodes as well as linking the Thinking Particles to your user data. Sit back, follow along and enjoy! As always if you have questions, comments or feedback I would love to hear from you! Tutorial 02 here>> vimeo.com/45861512
  4. This is the first of a new series I am beginning. I am making my way through Thinking Particles and I plan to share what I learn along the way. As the title implies, this is a simple introduction to the basics. In this tutorial I will begin to walk you through the Thinking Particle system in Cinema4D. I will begin by comparing its structure to the standard particle emitter, and then walk you through a basic setup. As this series progresses, I hope to go more in depth and see what this system can do for us! I hope you enjoy! https://vimeo.com/45313158
  5. Thanks for the feedback guys! I already have a different version in the works. The original plan with the room/robot was, as you mentioned a bit distracting, but I had some time constraints and instead of re-working it...went with the work I had already put into it. I agree that it works best as an intro piece and there will be a version soon to reflect that...because I am not totally happy with it as it sits. As for the work presented, I work full-time for a somewhat conservative company, so much of what I do gets "dialed back". I am currently building a library of personal projects which will grow exponentially as time passes. As for the environment being a template...nope, all modeled and animated by me. Thanks again for the feedback! Certainly appreciated!
  6. Marc Pearson - Motion Design Reel 2012 https://vimeo.com/44688380 It is long overdue, and I am sure that there is more that I will want to add to it in the future, but hot off the render is my 2012 Demo Reel! All of the work seen here was done by me using a combination of Adobe Premiere, Adobe AfterEffects and Cinema 4D. Two of the pieces, the NASDAQ video board and the Reuters video board, won Telly Awards in 2011 and ran for two weeks live in Times Square. Some of the work seen in this reel was done by me for Realpage, a software development company based in Carrollton, Texas. I currently work full-time for them as Senior Mulimedia Video Developer. The remaining work was done for my productions company, Footprint Productions. I hope you enjoy the reel and I welcome feedback, comments and critique. Thanks again for watching and expect much more from me in the future! If you would like to see these and other examples of my work, visit my website at http://www.footprint-productions.com or my portfolio at http://www.marc-pearson.com/portfolio.
  7. haha yea I saw that I was just being an idiot
  8. Very nice Lennart! Can't wait to play around with this some more. Bummer that the Extrude Nurbs wont create caps on the morph. I like the plugin a lot though Great job! -Marc
  9. I had someone ask a question on Facebook about how to get the effect seen in Nick Campbell's "HDRI Gumballs" video. Here is the Qucik Tip Tutorial: http://vimeo.com/40795972 Hope you guys enjoy! -Marc
  10. Hey guys! Just published my second tutorial, "Rigging an XPresso Text Preset". This one is a bit longer than my last, but it is totally worth it. You will learn how to create your own preset, giving you the ability to add custom edges to your extruded text! I have also included the preset as a download on the vimeo page(or click here), but I recommend following along to build it yourself http://vimeo.com/40132782 Anyway, I hope you guys like it! -Marc
  11. I am putting out a new tutorial this week! This time we dive into some XPresso in Cinema 4D to build your very own text preset! Here is the teaser: http://vimeo.com/39857562 Stay tuned...more to come! -Marc
  12. Well here it is...PyDeform v3.0! You spoke and I listened! Now you have three built-in layouts to choose from, making PyDeform extremely flexible. Choose between the Default, Horizontal or Vertical layout options and dock PyDeform in your interface! You still get all of the power and convenience as before, but now you have the choice to dock it anywhere! You can see the new demo at: http://c4dtools.net/pydeform/ or http://vimeo.com/39838253 Hope you guys enjoy!
  13. Hey florio, Thanks for the mention PyBend is just a simple "do one thing" script, whereas PyDeform is a full plugin with MUCH more capability. Instead of the 5 deformers standard with EasyDeformer, PyDeform it comes with 25 total and since it is a plugin...it docks well into the Object Manager tab group(doesn't disappear when you add one deformer). PyDeform also allows the user to pick the orientation of the deformer and update the orientation/size on the fly. I am currently working on Version 3.0 that will hopefully be even more user friendly. Anyway...thanks again for the mention!
  14. I remember a presentation of yours being one of the first c4d videos I ever watched...only been using c4d for maybe 2.5 to 3 years. I am sure that you could code circles around me! I have only been coding/scripting for c4d for about 2 months. I took it on as a personal challenge for growth because I saw the power that you could have. PyDeform began as a simple script to make my workflow easier and then evolved into something I thought would be able to help the community as well. Anyway, I am taking your suggestions to heart and looking for ways to make PyDeform even better If I run into a Python snag I may give you a shout
  15. Anytime! Glad I could pass some of this along I figure it is time to begin giving back to the awesome community that gave me my legs in C4D!
  16. I had thought about that yes...but I was way too deep into the code to want to go back and restructure. I am compiling a list of updates for the next version. I will definitely give this some more thought and see if there is a way to integrate this kind of functionality without a complete redo I am relying on the community and the users to provide the roadmap from here on out. If there is something they wish it would do...and if it is feasible to implement...then I will do my best to get those implemented in an upcoming version release. Just curious, how long have you been coding Python? Anyway, thanks a million for the feedback! Feel free to give me a shout! -Marc
  17. Here is my first ever tutorial for Cinema 4D! In this tutorial you will learn how to create a simulation of drifting paper, all within Cinema 4D and with very little overhead on your computer or scene! Here are a few of the things you can expect to learn: -Cloth Engine -Simulation Caching -MoGraph Cloner -Dynamic simulation You can find the tutorial here: www.footprint-productions.com/tutorials/73-dynamic-paper-simulation-tutorial or on Vimeo here: vimeo.com/38375808 Enjoy!
  18. Here is my first ever tutorial for Cinema 4D! In this tutorial you will learn how to create a simulation of drifting paper, all within Cinema 4D and with very little overhead on your computer or scene! Here are a few of the things you can expect to learn: -Cloth Engine -Simulation Caching -MoGraph Cloner -Dynamic simulation You can find the tutorial here: www.footprint-productions.com/tutorials/73-dynamic-paper-simulation-tutorial or on Vimeo here: vimeo.com/38375808 Enjoy!
  19. Chris, You can add the deformers until you get tired of clicking the button. The plugin places each newly created deformer as the first child of the parent, thus leaving the creative stacking and order of operations to the user. The goal is to place the deformer with its parent for you to save time. The deformer takes on the size of the object you have selected when you add it. If you have something that you have deformed and you then want to deform that resulting shape, the best way would be to convert it to an object with the "Current state to object" command and then continue to stack your new deformers. PyDeform will work on anythying that has a referencable size to it...primitive, polygonal objects, metaballs, cloners, Matrix obejcts etc. However, it does not work on splines and arrays. I hope that helps! -Marc
  20. There is great news, PyDeform v2.0 is here and what an update it is! In this release PyDeform has been transformed into the most useful tool of its kind. Here is a list of the new features: Twenty-five built-in deformers to choose from Automatically positions and re-sizes the deformer so you dont have to! Update deformer orientation AND size on the fly! Huge time-saver and efficiency booster! Dockable, intuitive interface Additionally, I am proud to announce that I have partnered with Robert Leger at c4dtools.net and PyDeform will now be exclusively sold through his online C4D resource shop. You can find PyDeform here: www.c4dtools.net/pydeform/ or here: www.footprint-productions.com/products/pydeform-plugin-for-cinema-4d or on Vimeo: www.vimeo.com/38103504 I hope you like the new version! -Marc Pearson
  21. Hey guys! The overall response to my free script was great and I certainly appreciate that! I just put the finishing touches on the plugin version that adds more functionality. PyDeform is a Cinema 4D Plugin I developed to increase your efficiency and speed up your workflow. The goal is to identify the tedious and repetitive tasks that take up your time...and automate them! The aim is simple...the faster you work... the more time you have to create. Five built-in deformers to choose from, with MUCH more on the way Automatically positions and re-sizes the deformer so you dont have to! Can save you up to 30 seconds every time you need a deformer! Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/36107845 My Site: http://footprint-pro...n-for-cinema-4d Hope you enjoy and comments/suggestions are always welcome!
  22. frankybouba, very true. I have built them in Xpresso but didn't like that solution in the long run for a couple of reasons. Keeping up with Xpresso tag presets. Also, python gives more flexibility on the development side to add more functionality on top of the core functions. There have been also some COFFEE scripts in this style that just found. I tested them and they each have their limitations as well. I think the plugin form will, in the end, provide a much easier and intuitive interface for the user. Btw, I am totally open to suggestions for improvements or possible features.
  23. vozzz I totally agree on the trust thing. I not only have improvements planned for this, but will have other free stuff coming too. BTW...the file is public now with option to register left to the user.
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