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How to Create Explosive Typographic Effects in Cinema 4D

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COLLIDE Illustrative Typography

In this tutorial I will walk through the steps I used to create this illustration to bring alive the word “collide.” While you may not find yourself needing to recreate the word “collide,” I hope you will find useful the techniques I will cover:
- extruding text in Cinema 4d
- using displacement maps in Cinema 4d
- using the explosion deformer in Cinema 4d
- exporting to photoshop from Cinema 4d
- unique color enhancing techniques in Photoshop
- various layer modes applied in Photoshop for great light effects
(A basic knowledge of Cinema 4d and Photoshop is required)

STEP 1: Creating 3d text

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I created a new document in C4d and added some text with the built in text tool.


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I typed the word COLLIDE in the Attributes manager.


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I applied Extrude Nurbs by making it a parent of my text.


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Parent/child relationship shown above in my Objects Manager.


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There’s a small problem at this point: The word “collide” is treated as one object and I want to manipulate the individual letters. In order to do that I need to Explode Segments from the Function menu.


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Now each part of each letter is broken into individual splines and I can extrude them separately as well as manipulate them.


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On a couple of the letters I need to Connect the inside spline and outside spline together. The “O” and the “D” need to be connected because they are 2 individual splines as a result of the Explode Segments function I applied. I selected the 2 splines and right clicked to pull up a menu. I chose Connect. Once I’ve connected them I am ready to extrude each individual letter and place them where I want in my composition.


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I have applied an Extrude nurbs to each letter now. See my object window for clarity.


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And now I’ve named each nurb so that I know what letter it is.


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Next I will click on each letter’s Extrude Nurbs and adjust the cap to be a Fillet Cap. I chose 3 Steps with a Radius of 3. This gives a nice looking edge to each letter.


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Next I selected each letter and changed it’s position and rotation into a random spot that I felt would work for this composition.

STEP TWO: Creating reflective material for my 3d text



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I created a new material that I will plan to tweak a bit later to get better results. But for now I know I will want to add reflection, environment, and a color.


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My reflection is set to 35% and I did the same for environment as well. These are just settings I am randomly choosing and require some tweaking as the project progresses.


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I added a light and and a sky to my scene.


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I created a material to apply to my sky. I used a picture of a sky. There is definitely a lot of experimenting that can be done with what you can place in the sky and how it will look in the reflections of the material on the text.


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I applied the new material to my sky and experimented with the Projection method. Cubic ended up being what I chose based on the way it looked as it reacted with my text.


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Here is the result of my sky being reflected on my text. You can load the same image of a sky into your reflection and environment materials but the results will look different than using a sky in c4d to be reflected. I’ve found that I have more control over the reflections this way. I can rotate the sky. I can change the projection method of the material on my sky. Ultimately, it allowed me to get the results I wanted with ease.


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My text material wasn’t quite colorful enough so I added a tint of blue to the original material.


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Here is the result of adding the tint of blue. Much better for what I am looking to accomplish.

STEP THREE: Using a displacement map to create my collision effect



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I copied several of my letter from the word “collide” and will apply a displacement map to those to create the collision.


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I copied my reflective material that I created for the word “collide” and then I checked the “displacement” box and loaded a texture. Cinema 4d has built in textures you can experiment with for the displacement. Usually something black and white will work best but it is not completely necessary. I chose “brick” from the preset surfaces. I’ve also used black and white jpegs of stripes or other patterns that I’ve created in Illustrator.


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Here you can see I set the Height to 500m and kept the strength at 100%. This is definitely a step that I could get lost in time experimenting with different heights, textures, and even projection methods for this material. Each tweak will give you amazing new results to choose from.


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Here is the result of my current settings on the displacement material.
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STEP FOUR: Adding exploding bits and pieces to my collision



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I added a pyramid to my scene that will be used as the object to explode. I increased the Segments to 5. The more segments you have, the more bits and pieces to explode.


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For this step I added an Explosion FX. I will use the Explosion later. (notice the difference above)


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In order for the Explosion FX to work, it must be a child of the parent (the object to be exploded being the parent). I adjusted the Thickness until I found a setting I liked.


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Here is the what my exploding pyramid looks like after playing with the Time and Strength of the explosion.


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Next I copied my pyramid twice. On one of them I left the settings but moved the position of the pyramid to quickly double the amount of exploding segments. Then on my 3rd copy of the pyramid I added an Explosion rather than Explosion FX. This gave me a bunch of tiny specs of metal flying through the air rather than the large chunks created from my other 2 pyramids.


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You can see the addition of the tiny explosion particles in this render above.

STEP FIVE: Adding the final effects in Photoshop



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In my Render Settings, I made sure Alpha Channel is checked. Then I make my final render by choosing Render to Picture Viewer from the C4d Render menu.


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When I open the rendered .tif in Photoshop it contains the alpha channel I included from C4d.


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I selected the Alpha Channel, deleted the background and added a solid black background on a new layer below my collide artwork.


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I wanted a feeling of air & space around my artwork rather than just solid black, so I added clouds from the Photoshop Filter menu.


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Next I made a selection around a portion of the clouds and feathered the edge using the Refine Edge button.


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I deleted the extra part of the clouds with my selection and adjusted the Levels of the layer.


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I found a picture of smoke to really give this collision illustration some convincing touches. Almost like a car wreck and the engine is over heated.


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Next I copied and pasted the image then inverted it (command, “I”) and set it to Screen Mode.


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I added a layer mask and revealed all. Then I went in with an airbrush on the layer mask and started erasing different areas of the smoke to make it look like it was interacting with the “collide” rather than just placed on top.


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Here is what my smoke looks like after erasing bits of it. Next, I copied that layer and repeated the same steps to add some more smoke toward the bottom of my composition.


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I felt the piece needed some more color to make it pop so I added a layer and airbrushed pink onto the layer with a large brush size. The layer was set to Soft Light and placed below my “collide” artwork so that it would effect the colors of my background but not my 3d collision.


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I wanted to spice things up a bit and throw some lighting into my collision.


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I copied and pasted the lighting into my composition, desaturated, and set the layer mode to screen.


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Then I copied my layer of lighting and added a gaussian blur to the copied layer. I set both layers to Add and moved them below the layer I airbrushed with color earlier. This created some nice color through my lightning streaks.


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The final result in Photoshop with all the layers displayed.

CONCLUSION:

I created 3d text in Cinema 4d. Then I created an explosion using displacement maps and exploding 3 different copies of my pyramid. Once I saved with an Alpha Channel for PHotoshop, I created a background for my 3d artwork by using the cloud filter and then using layer modes to create color and lighting effects. The most challenging part of this is getting the displacement the way you like it. Experiment with different patterns and different projection methods for the material.

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  • BoB K

    Sick as hell, nice work man

  • http://alwaysfixing.blogspot.com marco

    i cant find anywhere a copy of cinema 4d i live in mexico so its kinda difficult but great wirk i love the effect!!
    i downloaded a software name sketch up by google, i can do stuff like this on that software??

  • http://alwaysfixing.blogspot.com marco

    i cant find anywhere a copy of cinema 4d i live in mexico so its kinda difficult but great wirk i love the effect!!
    i downloaded a software name sketch up by google, i can do stuff like this on that software??

  • Curt

    This is Awesome. I love Cinema 4d. Thanks for the tutorial

    • misyon5ice

      cinema 4d is very special.

  • Curt

    This is Awesome. I love Cinema 4d. Thanks for the tutorial

  • Simon H.

    Woaw ! This is amazing ! And even if I’m not a Cinema 4D user, that’s the kind of tutorial that might turn me into one ;-)

  • http://design.studiofold.com/ R. Thor

    Very nice result but it’s not very GoMedia… My opinion is that you guys should do more of illustration tutorials, like t-shirt designs and etc.

    This website is my number one inspiration but this doesn’t inspired me so much…

  • http://design.studiofold.com/ R. Thor

    Very nice result but it’s not very GoMedia… My opinion is that you guys should do more of illustration tutorials, like t-shirt designs and etc.

    This website is my number one inspiration but this doesn’t inspired me so much…

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  • http://www.marcofolio.net/ Marco

    Ho-ly shit. That really looks amazing! Thanks for the information, I’ll spread the word :) .

  • http://www.marcofolio.net/ Marco

    Ho-ly shit. That really looks amazing! Thanks for the information, I’ll spread the word :) .

  • http://blog.mreyes.tv Miguel Reyes

    Bad ass tutorial. Thanks for sharing guys.

  • http://blog.mreyes.tv Miguel Reyes

    Bad ass tutorial. Thanks for sharing guys.

  • Rob

    Great tutorial!

  • Rob

    Great tutorial!

  • Matt

    Sweet! I’ve been waiting for a tutorial like this for a long time. I’ve tried using Illustrator to create some 3D type, but it doesn’t look as good as this.

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  • http://twitter.com/Adam_Wagner/statuses/977693932 Adam_Wagner (Adam_Wagner)

    Check out Barton Damer’s awesome Cinema 4D tutorial: http://tinyurl.com/5dl6t3

  • brian

    that’s cool, id rather just use illustrator’s 3d

  • brian

    that’s cool, id rather just use illustrator’s 3d

  • http://twitter.com/marcofolio/statuses/977718470 marcofolio (Marco Kuiper)

    Create Explosive Typographic Effects in Cinema 4D: http://tinyurl.com/5dl6t3 Superb GoMediaZine tutorial!

  • http://abduzeedo.com Fabio Sasso

    Awesome. Thanks a lot for this great tutorial ;)

    Best.

  • http://abduzeedo.com Fabio Sasso

    Awesome. Thanks a lot for this great tutorial ;)

    Best.

  • http://twitter.com/mreyes_dot_tv/statuses/977862544 mreyes_dot_tv (mreyes_dot_tv)

    Awesome tutorial on creating Explosive 3D Typography from Go Media. http://tinyurl.com/5dl6t3

  • BoB K

    Sick as hell, nice work man

  • Hey

    Nice tutorial, but the result is different from the original pic :-

  • Hey

    Nice tutorial, but the result is different from the original pic :-\

  • Simon H.

    Woaw ! This is amazing ! And even if I’m not a Cinema 4D user, that’s the kind of tutorial that might turn me into one ;-)

  • brian

    i just realized how similar that text is to the Now That’s What I Call Music CDs that are on tv commercials all the time

  • brian

    i just realized how similar that text is to the Now That’s What I Call Music CDs that are on tv commercials all the time

  • D

    Awesome job.

    I agree with Fabio

    Best

  • D

    Awesome job.

    I agree with Fabio

    Best

  • Matt

    Sweet! I’ve been waiting for a tutorial like this for a long time. I’ve tried using Illustrator to create some 3D type, but it doesn’t look as good as this.

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  • http://www.flame.com.mx Carlos Vaz

    great!!! I work on it rightnow… thanks, thanks…

    carlos vaz

  • http://www.flame.com.mx Carlos Vaz

    great!!! I work on it rightnow… thanks, thanks…

    carlos vaz

  • ndough

    brilliant work out

  • ndough

    brilliant work out

  • Rivid

    Thank-you so much! It is incredible.

  • Rivid

    Thank-you so much! It is incredible.

  • Tim

    Looks great. Definately gonna have to install C4D again and give it a try.

  • Tim

    Looks great. Definately gonna have to install C4D again and give it a try.

  • http://bryanblakedesign.com bryan

    Finally a cool Cinema 4d tut, I’ve been waiting for this! Nice work and thanks Barton!

  • http://bryanblakedesign.com bryan

    Finally a cool Cinema 4d tut, I’ve been waiting for this! Nice work and thanks Barton!

  • http://khaledstudios.com Khaled Dostzada

    I must say this was your best tutorial by far. Do you use Cinema 4d normally in your work flow, or was this a one time occasion?

  • http://khaledstudios.com Khaled Dostzada

    I must say this was your best tutorial by far. Do you use Cinema 4d normally in your work flow, or was this a one time occasion?

  • http://protski.deviantart.com protski

    Very nice tut, but 3D Typography has become a trend, don’t you think?

  • http://protski.deviantart.com protski

    Very nice tut, but 3D Typography has become a trend, don’t you think?

  • Steve

    I can’t believe people are actually ragging on this tutorial. I’ve never even considered using Cinema 4D until now. This free tutorial is priceless. How much quality FREE instructional spoon feeding do you get in your world? There are a LOT of crappy tutorials out there, this is not one of them. If your don’t expand your skill base, you’ll get left in the dust.

  • Steve

    I can’t believe people are actually ragging on this tutorial. I’ve never even considered using Cinema 4D until now. This free tutorial is priceless. How much quality FREE instructional spoon feeding do you get in your world? There are a LOT of crappy tutorials out there, this is not one of them. If your don’t expand your skill base, you’ll get left in the dust.

  • http://justcreativedesign.com Jacob Cass

    Why haven’t you provided the rest of the tutorial? The final image is so different to where your tutorial ends… it is these final steps that are important to making it look professional, it was a disappointment not to see these steps outlined but otherwise great tutorial, I will be doing it soon.

  • http://justcreativedesign.com Jacob Cass

    Why haven’t you provided the rest of the tutorial? The final image is so different to where your tutorial ends… it is these final steps that are important to making it look professional, it was a disappointment not to see these steps outlined but otherwise great tutorial, I will be doing it soon.

  • Scott D

    That,sir, is baddass. Very well done, but I have a questions… what type of people use Cinema 4D? As an apprentice graphic designer, I have never used it.

  • http://www.cineversity.com Paul Babb

    Great use of 3D for illustration. I’ll make sure we add a link from our online training site Cineversity (www.cineversity.com) so more of our users can benefit from this tutorial as well.

    Paul Babb
    MAXON Computer

  • http://www.cineversity.com Paul Babb

    Great use of 3D for illustration. I’ll make sure we add a link from our online training site Cineversity (www.cineversity.com) so more of our users can benefit from this tutorial as well.

    Paul Babb
    MAXON Computer

  • http://www.scottad.com scottAD

    That,sir, is baddass. Very well done, but I have a questions… what type of people use Cinema 4D? As an apprentice graphic designer, I have never used it.

  • Wes D.

    Great work…as always! I may have to start dabbling in 3D/4D :) I have been resisting as long as I possibly can, because it seems like everyone is going to this sort of thing for typography, and I haven’t been a band-wagoner, but this is pretty sweet, I can see it having some application in my future designs…

    Thanks again!

  • Wes D.

    Great work…as always! I may have to start dabbling in 3D/4D :) I have been resisting as long as I possibly can, because it seems like everyone is going to this sort of thing for typography, and I haven’t been a band-wagoner, but this is pretty sweet, I can see it having some application in my future designs…

    Thanks again!

  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    Cool tutoral!

  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    Cool tutoral!

  • Mokhethi Rampeta

    awesome tutorial, it help clear a few things about 3d typography especially in C4D. thank you..

  • Mokhethi Rampeta

    awesome tutorial, it help clear a few things about 3d typography especially in C4D. thank you..

  • http://www.flickr.com/tyrone_michael Tyrone

    Great tutorial here. Unique and something I have been looking for. Could not get the explosion effect anywhere on the web. So thank you and this is definitely becoming one of my new favorite reads out there.

  • http://www.flickr.com/tyrone_michael Tyrone

    Great tutorial here. Unique and something I have been looking for. Could not get the explosion effect anywhere on the web. So thank you and this is definitely becoming one of my new favorite reads out there.

  • Tori

    @ Steve…Amen Brutha!!…Very well done..love the final product…I don’t even HAVE Cinema 4D and I still read the whole thing …but I love watching processes.

  • Tori

    @ Steve…Amen Brutha!!…Very well done..love the final product…I don’t even HAVE Cinema 4D and I still read the whole thing …but I love watching processes.

  • http://www.bartondamer.com Barton Damer

    Khaled,
    I’ve really gotten into using c4d for a lot of my designs lately. I use it for motion graphics as well but it really has added “another dimension” to my graphic art. ;-)

    There are more examples of c4d used in my designs here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartondamer/

  • http://www.bartondamer.com Barton Damer

    Khaled,
    I’ve really gotten into using c4d for a lot of my designs lately. I use it for motion graphics as well but it really has added “another dimension” to my graphic art. ;-)

    There are more examples of c4d used in my designs here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartondamer/

  • http://www.webgami.com Ricardo

    Just completed the tutorial, added some of my own personal touch to it but yours still looks better :) Thanks Barton and all the Go Media people that, by wanting to drive traffic, teach and broaden the horizons of loads of designers or entrepeneurs. Thank you!

  • http://www.webgami.com Ricardo

    Just completed the tutorial, added some of my own personal touch to it but yours still looks better :) Thanks Barton and all the Go Media people that, by wanting to drive traffic, teach and broaden the horizons of loads of designers or entrepeneurs. Thank you!

  • http://clintford.com clint

    Nice tutorial thank you. I just started learning Cinema and this was a great first lesson.

  • http://clintford.com clint

    Nice tutorial thank you. I just started learning Cinema and this was a great first lesson.

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  • hisoka

    Nice tutorial. I’m new to C4D though and using the Windows version of the program… So right now it’s hard to follow for me since the menu locations are different

  • hisoka

    Nice tutorial. I’m new to C4D though and using the Windows version of the program… So right now it’s hard to follow for me since the menu locations are different

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  • http://choppre.deviantart.com Chopper | ChopperDesigns

    great tutorial! thanks

  • http://choppre.deviantart.com Chopper | ChopperDesigns

    great tutorial! thanks

  • .shame

    i love this image man. nice work.

    im new in c4d and can you make this witk “kingston” ?

    this the name from my son and i will make a poster with this name.

  • .shame

    i love this image man. nice work.

    im new in c4d and can you make this witk “kingston” ?

    this the name from my son and i will make a poster with this name.

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  • http://10steps.sg Johnson Koh

    Very very impressive. Thanks for this!

  • http://10steps.sg Johnson Koh

    Very very impressive. Thanks for this!

  • http://www.hollisterbay.com Umar Salman

    This looks great but I am getting stuck on the 14th slide – I can’t get to the point where the background is black and the text looks nice. Around number 14

    • Catonetony

      Didn’t see any answers on this, so here you go: In Photoshop – Selection – Load Selection – Load the Alpha Channel – Go back to the RBG Channels and check them all – Copy the selection – Paste Selection – Delete everything else! Hope that helps…

  • http://www.hollisterbay.com Umar Salman

    This looks great but I am getting stuck on the 14th slide – I can’t get to the point where the background is black and the text looks nice. Around number 14

  • http://www.hollisterbay.com Umar Salman

    I made this article on a forum to see if anyone could help me –

    http://www.photoshopcafe.com/cafe/viewthread.php?tid=49744&page=1#pid358530

  • http://www.hollisterbay.com Umar Salman

    I made this article on a forum to see if anyone could help me –

    http://www.photoshopcafe.com/cafe/viewthread.php?tid=49744&page=1#pid358530

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  • http://www.axzm.com axzm

    I was up till 6am playing with this. Great stuff… Now it is time to get ready for work… and go play some more…

  • http://www.axzm.com axzm

    I was up till 6am playing with this. Great stuff… Now it is time to get ready for work… and go play some more…

  • Andrew

    I’m having a problem with one of the very first steps.

    All my letters when I extrude them come out like a flat 3D extrude. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I can click Hierarchical and it fixes it to what it’s supposed to be, the letters come out 3D, but in your images you don’t have Hierarchical selected.

    Please help me figure out what I’m doing wrong.

  • Andrew

    I’m having a problem with one of the very first steps.

    All my letters when I extrude them come out like a flat 3D extrude. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I can click Hierarchical and it fixes it to what it’s supposed to be, the letters come out 3D, but in your images you don’t have Hierarchical selected.

    Please help me figure out what I’m doing wrong.

  • http://media.ebaumsworld.com/picture/star4ucker/admiralackbar.jpg Ackbar

    where the hell is the material editor!?

  • http://media.ebaumsworld.com/picture/star4ucker/admiralackbar.jpg Ackbar

    where the hell is the material editor!?

  • http://www.bartondamer.com barton damer

    Andrew,
    Leaving it with Hierarchical checked is fine. I only separated mine out into individual Extruded Nurbs in case I decide to change the depth of certain letters in relation to the explosion.

  • http://www.bartondamer.com barton damer

    Andrew,
    Leaving it with Hierarchical checked is fine. I only separated mine out into individual Extruded Nurbs in case I decide to change the depth of certain letters in relation to the explosion.

  • Andrew

    I’ve figured out what I did wrong, thank you.

    I’m having another problem though. After I apply material to a extruded text object, the material effect only seems to change the extruded part of the text rather than the whole thing, so the “face” of the text comes out rather dull and it doesn’t look right.

  • Andrew

    I’ve figured out what I did wrong, thank you.

    I’m having another problem though. After I apply material to a extruded text object, the material effect only seems to change the extruded part of the text rather than the whole thing, so the “face” of the text comes out rather dull and it doesn’t look right.

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  • http://tendou86.blogspot.com/ Takumi86

    Holy sh*t. what an amazing art, now you really make me to use Cinema 4d

  • http://tendou86.blogspot.com/ Takumi86

    Holy sh*t. what an amazing art, now you really make me to use Cinema 4d

  • Jose Carlos

    Thanks! very cool.

  • Jose Carlos

    Thanks! very cool.

  • adam

    Hi. Please writing more tutorials for cinema 4 D.

  • adam

    Hi. Please writing more tutorials for cinema 4 D.

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  • Jon

    I agree with Jacob Cass. This is a fantastic tutorial, but the end result is not as professional as the tutorial final. I would have like to known every detail to the finish.

  • Jon

    I agree with Jacob Cass. This is a fantastic tutorial, but the end result is not as professional as the tutorial final. I would have like to known every detail to the finish.

  • Peter Somers

    Amazing work!
    The best part about this is that it sparks new sources of inspiration.
    Using this technique as an animation in combination with AfterEffects could yield some seriously wicked results!

    Thanks!!!

  • Peter Somers

    Amazing work!
    The best part about this is that it sparks new sources of inspiration.
    Using this technique as an animation in combination with AfterEffects could yield some seriously wicked results!

    Thanks!!!

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  • http://www.wallpaperfree.co.uk wallpapers

    wow nice – i think i could replicate this in blender

  • http://www.wallpaperfree.co.uk wallpapers

    wow nice – i think i could replicate this in blender

  • Malcolm

    I made a displacement and followed what it says but when I put it on my copies it doesnt work

  • Malcolm

    I made a displacement and followed what it says but when I put it on my copies it doesnt work

  • http://www.ic3donline.com Digital

    Sick tutorial. +1 for you

  • http://www.ic3donline.com Digital

    Sick tutorial. +1 for you

  • http://twitter.com/MaskTheEnd/statuses/1008695257 MaskTheEnd (Andrew Schatz)

    I love you Go Media http://tinyurl.com/5dl6t3

  • Martijn

    Hi, I really liked the tutorial but I am also interested in the finishing of the image. You stopped with a rather rough image but your example has so much more depth.

    For a lot of people it’s not always hard to get this rough image. Could you go a bit further? Explain how you get the shiny edges and the brighter reflection of the letters? Or is this just something you adjust in C4D?

  • Martijn

    Hi, I really liked the tutorial but I am also interested in the finishing of the image. You stopped with a rather rough image but your example has so much more depth.

    For a lot of people it’s not always hard to get this rough image. Could you go a bit further? Explain how you get the shiny edges and the brighter reflection of the letters? Or is this just something you adjust in C4D?

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  • Shaan

    Wow ! This is amazing ! I really liked tutorial.

  • Shaan

    Wow ! This is amazing ! I really liked tutorial.

  • thexpostmanx

    Hey great tut, However I seem to be having a problem when it comes to adding the new materials(Im new to 3D design as well as cinema 4d). When I assign the Materials to the Sky or a Letter nurb the Sky wont display anything i still see a grey grid, and when applied to nurb I get only a solid color even though the material settings are correct and look correct on the preview.

  • thexpostmanx

    Hey great tut, However I seem to be having a problem when it comes to adding the new materials(Im new to 3D design as well as cinema 4d). When I assign the Materials to the Sky or a Letter nurb the Sky wont display anything i still see a grey grid, and when applied to nurb I get only a solid color even though the material settings are correct and look correct on the preview.

  • http://shap00pi.deviantart.com ekul

    Truly epic tutorial, many thanks to the creator.

    I did, however have trouble when it came to separating the letters of the text, I had null objects instead of NURB’s, unlike your screenshot, so it was impossible for me to add a Fillet Cap to the text, not sure whether that was my fault or the programs. I ended up creating each individual letter separately capping it from there, thanks once again for the tutorial, it is greatly appreciated, I learnt a lot!

  • http://shap00pi.deviantart.com ekul

    Truly epic tutorial, many thanks to the creator.

    I did, however have trouble when it came to separating the letters of the text, I had null objects instead of NURB’s, unlike your screenshot, so it was impossible for me to add a Fillet Cap to the text, not sure whether that was my fault or the programs. I ended up creating each individual letter separately capping it from there, thanks once again for the tutorial, it is greatly appreciated, I learnt a lot!

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  • Teri

    AHHHH!!! I get so frusterated when people do this. The preview graphic and end result look nothing alike! C’mon bro go a bit more in depth and show us how to truely get YOUR end result. Other than that really great tutorial, I learned alot, but I would really like to see some more instructions to get ours looking like the preview graphic…

  • Teri

    AHHHH!!! I get so frusterated when people do this. The preview graphic and end result look nothing alike! C’mon bro go a bit more in depth and show us how to truely get YOUR end result. Other than that really great tutorial, I learned alot, but I would really like to see some more instructions to get ours looking like the preview graphic…

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  • RabiD

    wow! very nice tut! well done! Thank you very much! :)

  • http://www.ginismagic.blogspot.com Regina Dunn

    Awesome. The more I read tutorials including Cinema 4D the more I want to start using it.

  • http://www.ginismagic.blogspot.com Regina Dunn

    Awesome. The more I read tutorials including Cinema 4D the more I want to start using it.

  • RabiD

    wow! very nice tut! well done! Thank you very much! :)

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  • Tim

    I cant figure out how to make my text and nurbs have a parent/child relationship please help

  • Tim

    I cant figure out how to make my text and nurbs have a parent/child relationship please help

  • pornolar

    very nice thank you so much

  • pornolar

    very nice thank you so much

  • http://www.project66.net/ Jono

    Amazing tutorial! I never thought to use stock photos for a smoke effect before. Thx!

  • http://www.project66.net/ Jono

    Amazing tutorial! I never thought to use stock photos for a smoke effect before. Thx!

  • http://www.minervity.com Richard Andersson

    Spectacular! Keep it up!

  • http://www.minervity.com Richard Andersson

    Spectacular! Keep it up!

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  • Tom

    it looks very nice, but the tutorial is fucked up, nothing works as it should be

  • Tom

    it looks very nice, but the tutorial is fucked up, nothing works as it should be

  • 3D me

    Very good tutorial, but I’m stuck at the lightning part, how do you separate the lightning from the sky surrounding it? Can someone help me with this?

    Keep it up!

  • 3D me

    Very good tutorial, but I’m stuck at the lightning part, how do you separate the lightning from the sky surrounding it? Can someone help me with this?

    Keep it up!

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  • INDIA

    Teri Says:
    November 23rd, 2008 at 5:40 pm -

    AHHHH!!! I get so frusterated when people do this. The preview graphic and end result look nothing alike! C’mon bro go a bit more in depth and show us how to truely get YOUR end result. Other than that really great tutorial, I learned alot, but I would really like to see some more instructions to get ours looking like the preview graphic…

    AGREE WITH THIS TOO ALSO SEEMS PARTS WERE LEFT OUT. WONDER WHAT VERSION THEY USED. CASUE IN VER11 NOTHING ACT LIKE WHAT IS MENTION IN TUT

    • automatic_ab

      The point is to understand the concept, workflow and then create your own, not create exactly what he did and then show it off to your friends as if you had come up with the idea. Andrew Kramer gets enough of that…

  • INDIA

    Teri Says:
    November 23rd, 2008 at 5:40 pm -

    AHHHH!!! I get so frusterated when people do this. The preview graphic and end result look nothing alike! C’mon bro go a bit more in depth and show us how to truely get YOUR end result. Other than that really great tutorial, I learned alot, but I would really like to see some more instructions to get ours looking like the preview graphic…

    AGREE WITH THIS TOO ALSO SEEMS PARTS WERE LEFT OUT. WONDER WHAT VERSION THEY USED. CASUE IN VER11 NOTHING ACT LIKE WHAT IS MENTION IN TUT

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  • sona

    hi this is super execelent i dont have words to express

  • sona

    hi this is super execelent i dont have words to express

  • Dee

    Thanks Barton,

    Great tut.

    Here is my go at your tut.

    http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x257/PlayGuitar_2007/COLLIDESMALL.jpg

    If anyone wants the PSD or C4d file just reply.

    Thanks
    Dee

    • Timothy Silva

      Can I get the PSD and C4D files please?

  • Dee

    Thanks Barton,

    Great tut.

    Here is my go at your tut.

    http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x257/PlayGuitar_2007/COLLIDESMALL.jpg

    If anyone wants the PSD or C4d file just reply.

    Thanks
    Dee

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  • jorges

    Thank you for this excellent tutorial!

  • jorges

    Thank you for this excellent tutorial!

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  • David

    Thx:) Really great:) these are the types of tutorials that I love:)
    hope you post more:) thx:)again

  • David

    Thx:) Really great:) these are the types of tutorials that I love:)
    hope you post more:) thx:)again

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  • http://springfish.com springfish

    Great tutorial…thank you. Everything worked just the way you explained, well done.

    To everyone who’s looking for the artist to hold your hand and walk you through the EXACT process GROW UP! Be a little more curious and allow YOUR path towards and end result be different. Don’t you realize that every single decision you make towards your end product will make your image unique? Why work so hard to duplicate something?

    No doubt those who are looking for their image to look exactly like yours won’t make it anyway.

  • http://springfish.com springfish

    Great tutorial…thank you. Everything worked just the way you explained, well done.

    To everyone who’s looking for the artist to hold your hand and walk you through the EXACT process GROW UP! Be a little more curious and allow YOUR path towards and end result be different. Don’t you realize that every single decision you make towards your end product will make your image unique? Why work so hard to duplicate something?

    No doubt those who are looking for their image to look exactly like yours won’t make it anyway.

  • india

    how “grown up” of you to take swipes at a difference of opinion *sarcastic*

  • india

    how “grown up” of you to take swipes at a difference of opinion *sarcastic*

  • ade

    impressive, massive tutorial

  • ade

    impressive, massive tutorial

  • Pablo

    Love the texture of the letters man

  • Pablo

    Love the texture of the letters man

  • Homo

    IF U DON’T WANT US TO COPY YOUR DESIGN,THEN ITS BETTER THAT U DON’T MAKE A TUTORIAL ABOUT IT AT ALL STUPID :)

  • Homo

    IF U DON’T WANT US TO COPY YOUR DESIGN,THEN ITS BETTER THAT U DON’T MAKE A TUTORIAL ABOUT IT AT ALL STUPID :)

  • Reap

    I agree with homo.. The people who makes the tutorial is very stupid.. Its better that they dont make a tutorial AT ALL unless its a REAL tutorial with all the details for it!

  • Reap

    I agree with homo.. The people who makes the tutorial is very stupid.. Its better that they dont make a tutorial AT ALL unless its a REAL tutorial with all the details for it!

  • Uknown

    AWESOME…thx :D

  • Uknown

    AWESOME…thx :D

  • elJosu10

    Gran tutorial. :)

  • elJosu10

    Gran tutorial. :)

  • elJosu10

    Gran tutorial. :)

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  • Nev2Star

    Hi can i have the psd

  • Nev2Star

    Hi can i have the psd

  • Nev2Star

    Hi can i have the psd

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  • http://twitter.com/cockatoot Herman

    Some of the harsh comments on here are really uncalled for. I do agree that it would be nice to know whether you added the final touches, like light sources and reflections, in photoshop or C4D. Since knowing that would influence how far I want to delve into the tut.

    Thank you for sharing!

  • http://twitter.com/cockatoot Herman

    Some of the harsh comments on here are really uncalled for. I do agree that it would be nice to know whether you added the final touches, like light sources and reflections, in photoshop or C4D. Since knowing that would influence how far I want to delve into the tut.

    Thank you for sharing!

  • http://twitter.com/cockatoot Herman

    Some of the harsh comments on here are really uncalled for. I do agree that it would be nice to know whether you added the final touches, like light sources and reflections, in photoshop or C4D. Since knowing that would influence how far I want to delve into the tut.

    Thank you for sharing!

  • vic

    homo really is a homo as are the rest of the negative commentators. great tut, inspires me to do an animated vers. for our prod. company n next few months. peace.

    p.s.-what the hell is wrong with those neg. ppl? this isn't about copying exactly, it's about inspiring and if ppl copy and claim it to be original, oh damn well they're homos just like u.

  • vic

    homo really is a homo as are the rest of the negative commentators. great tut, inspires me to do an animated vers. for our prod. company n next few months. peace.

    p.s.-what the hell is wrong with those neg. ppl? this isn't about copying exactly, it's about inspiring and if ppl copy and claim it to be original, oh damn well they're homos just like u.

  • vic

    homo really is a homo as are the rest of the negative commentators. great tut, inspires me to do an animated vers. for our prod. company n next few months. peace.

    p.s.-what the hell is wrong with those neg. ppl? this isn't about copying exactly, it's about inspiring and if ppl copy and claim it to be original, oh damn well they're homos just like u.

  • John

    tutorial is too vague, adding random textures that are 'already made' is lame, seems more like a showoff than a tutorial

  • John

    tutorial is too vague, adding random textures that are 'already made' is lame, seems more like a showoff than a tutorial

  • John

    tutorial is too vague, adding random textures that are 'already made' is lame, seems more like a showoff than a tutorial

  • Elphin

    Be grateful that there are peoples who love to share their knowledge here for free. I feel sorry for you guys who think that this tutorial is stupid or think that Barton just trying to show off just because you cannot get the same end result. Go back and learn the basic first, before attempting this tutorial, and later you will be able to figure it out what's missing in this tutorial. I actually consider that as a challenge.

    If you cannot still figure it out, there's nothing wrong for asking a question. There's always people who would love to help.

    Awesome Tutorial Barton. Love 'That's My king' Video of yours too…

    Cheers mate…

    “THE SKY IS THE LIMIT”

  • Elphin

    Be grateful that there are peoples who love to share their knowledge here for free. I feel sorry for you guys who think that this tutorial is stupid or think that Barton just trying to show off just because you cannot get the same end result. Go back and learn the basic first, before attempting this tutorial, and later you will be able to figure it out what's missing in this tutorial. I actually consider that as a challenge.

    If you cannot still figure it out, there's nothing wrong for asking a question. There's always people who would love to help.

    Awesome Tutorial Barton. Love 'That's My king' Video of yours too…

    Cheers mate…

    “THE SKY IS THE LIMIT”

  • Elphin

    Be grateful that there are peoples who love to share their knowledge here for free. I feel sorry for you guys who think that this tutorial is stupid or think that Barton just trying to show off just because you cannot get the same end result. Go back and learn the basic first, before attempting this tutorial, and later you will be able to figure it out what's missing in this tutorial. I actually consider that as a challenge.

    If you cannot still figure it out, there's nothing wrong for asking a question. There's always people who would love to help.

    Awesome Tutorial Barton. Love 'That's My king' Video of yours too…

    Cheers mate…

    “THE SKY IS THE LIMIT”

  • Jean-Marc

    Thanks Barton for this great tutorial!!

    To all these guys crying out for more details and even complaining about this tut:
    do you think a magician gives all his tricks away so easily?? In this tutorial you get some hints how to create great work.. fot the rest you have to figure out by yourself, your fantasy and experimental skills! please be more grateful that people like Barton make tutorials like this one!!!!!

    greets

  • Jean-Marc

    Thanks Barton for this great tutorial!!

    To all these guys crying out for more details and even complaining about this tut:
    do you think a magician gives all his tricks away so easily?? In this tutorial you get some hints how to create great work.. fot the rest you have to figure out by yourself, your fantasy and experimental skills! please be more grateful that people like Barton make tutorials like this one!!!!!

    greets

  • Jean-Marc

    Thanks Barton for this great tutorial!!

    To all these guys crying out for more details and even complaining about this tut:
    do you think a magician gives all his tricks away so easily?? In this tutorial you get some hints how to create great work.. fot the rest you have to figure out by yourself, your fantasy and experimental skills! please be more grateful that people like Barton make tutorials like this one!!!!!

    greets

  • rishteria

    Great job man! ;)

  • rishteria

    Great job man! ;)

  • rishteria

    Great job man! ;)

  • richard

    3D is not a trend… it's the future… it will be used more often because the technique gets better and also internet connection does. Pricey websites already have al lot of 3d in it. Love to see more 3d tuts !!

  • richard

    3D is not a trend… it's the future… it will be used more often because the technique gets better and also internet connection does. Pricey websites already have al lot of 3d in it. Love to see more 3d tuts !!

  • richard

    3D is not a trend… it's the future… it will be used more often because the technique gets better and also internet connection does. Pricey websites already have al lot of 3d in it. Love to see more 3d tuts !!

  • Septi

    This is absolutely great~ This inspires me very much. And very useful to those who are into 3D.

  • Septi

    This is absolutely great~ This inspires me very much. And very useful to those who are into 3D.

  • Septi

    This is absolutely great~ This inspires me very much. And very useful to those who are into 3D.

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  • http://www.club-penguin.org/ club penguin

    I've been waiting for a tutorial like this for a long time. I've tried using Illustrator to create some 3D type, but it doesn't look as good as this.

    • arnold smith

       Really cool design

  • http://www.club-penguin.org/ club penguin

    I've been waiting for a tutorial like this for a long time. I've tried using Illustrator to create some 3D type, but it doesn't look as good as this.

  • http://www.club-penguin.org/ club penguin

    I've been waiting for a tutorial like this for a long time. I've tried using Illustrator to create some 3D type, but it doesn't look as good as this.

  • http://shopholsters.com/ Galco Holsters

    Really helpful walk-through, really appreciate the time you took! Much obliged!

  • http://shopholsters.com/ Galco Holsters

    Really helpful walk-through, really appreciate the time you took! Much obliged!

  • http://shopholsters.com/ Galco Holsters

    Really helpful walk-through, really appreciate the time you took! Much obliged!

  • 2zeds

    thanks for the tutorial man…ive used photoshop for many years but im very new to cinema 4d..lol very new……having trouble with exploding the text like in yr tutorial to put the individual letters on as it were different layers if i was in photoshop…..when i go down to the explode menu it isnt highlighting so i cant use it…could you tell me what im doing wrong…appreciate it…..

  • 2zeds

    thanks for the tutorial man…ive used photoshop for many years but im very new to cinema 4d..lol very new……having trouble with exploding the text like in yr tutorial to put the individual letters on as it were different layers if i was in photoshop…..when i go down to the explode menu it isnt highlighting so i cant use it…could you tell me what im doing wrong…appreciate it…..

  • 2zeds

    thanks for the tutorial man…ive used photoshop for many years but im very new to cinema 4d..lol very new……having trouble with exploding the text like in yr tutorial to put the individual letters on as it were different layers if i was in photoshop…..when i go down to the explode menu it isnt highlighting so i cant use it…could you tell me what im doing wrong…appreciate it…..

  • 2zeds

    thanks for the tutorial man…ive used photoshop for many years but im very new to cinema 4d..lol very new……having trouble with exploding the text like in yr tutorial to put the individual letters on as it were different layers if i was in photoshop…..when i go down to the explode menu it isnt highlighting so i cant use it…could you tell me what im doing wrong…appreciate it…..

  • http://www.paulvelocity.co.uk/ Paul Velocity

    Thats really cool. I am very inspired by this tut. Thanks!

  • pppp

    My letters won't reflect one bit. When I put the light source in, my text becomes black and doesn't reflect anything. Without the light, my text only reflects white light, not the colors of my sky background

  • Israa

    i don't get it, can i do this tutorial in photoshop??

    Gr8 work

  • f1a5h84ck

    Hi! Thanks for this nice tut… Here goes mine picture…
    http://romanborodin.com/_temp/brnd.jpg
    Mail me if you need psd or c4d… ;)

  • vaki

    WONDERFUL EFFECT

  • vaki

    WONDERFUL EFFECT
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  • bobmarley_rasta

    hey if u need a copy of cinema 4d… search piratebay.org :D

  • schlenkme

    It's called “practice”

  • Jimbob111

    could someone tell me where i find the material editor that he uses about a quater of the way down cant fing it man

  • nikolaiprange

    how do you delete the background in ps?

  • http://twitter.com/e11world Eddie11

    Excellent tutorial. I love C4D!

  • nawaz1983

    Heres my design, tried to make it my own, and used 3D max not C4D

    http://nawaz83.deviantart.com/art/Create-Expols

  • 1337

    torrents ftw

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    or taringa lol

  • http://clubpenguintips.com/ Club penguin

    Great tutorial…thank you. Everything worked just the way you explained, well done.

    To everyone who's looking for the artist to hold your hand and walk you through the EXACT process GROW UP! Be a little more curious and allow YOUR path towards and end result be different. Don't you realize that every single decision you make towards your end product will make your image unique? Why work so hard to duplicate something?

    No doubt those who are looking for their image to look exactly like yours won't make it anyway.

  • http://www.superchinawholesale.com handbags

    im very new to cinema 4d..lol very new……having trouble with exploding the text like in yr tutorial to put the individual letters on as it were different layers if i was in photoshop…..when i go down to the explode menu it isnt highlighting so i cant use it

  • mamss

    Hey dude great tutorial i also have a problem i done what i wanted in Cinema 4D but this step 'I selected the Alpha Channel, deleted the background and added a solid black background on a new layer below my collide artwork' :S im stuck i choose the Alpha Channel using Ctrl + Click then after the selection is done i press Ctrl + C then Ctrl + V and it just doesnt work :S and Handbags did you check out your Displacement Map maybe you got something wrong there ?

  • chris

    :) ftw torrents

  • http://www.clippingimages.com/ Clipping Path

    Wow…! great job pal !!!

  • hash94

    GOOD TUTORIAL..BUT CAN SOMEONE POST A VIDEO FOR THIS AS I AM FACING PROBLEMS WITH EXTRUDING NURBS EACH LETTER!

    • Yun Rivera

      try using the mograph text same results and skips 3 steps

  • atems

    I selected the Alpha Channel, deleted the background and added a solid black background on a new layer below my collide artwork.

  • atems

    I selected the Alpha Channel, deleted the background and added a solid black background on a new layer beloi dont understand that part pls helpw my collide artwork.

  • atems

    i rly didn't understand that part pls help

  • http://freeclubpenguin.net/ Club Penguin

    Some sites don't always have the tutorials as complete as this and it ends up turning out poorly. This one, was great! It turned out perfect. Thanks for the help.

  • arifemkt

    nice tut.Thanks for posting

  • colorexpertsbd

    I just greatly encouraged from your great tutorial…..
    Thanks….

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    i need c4d
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    nice!!

  • http://www.easyclickbooking.com/ bookinghotel

    Very good tutorial, but I'm stuck at the lightning part, how do you separate the lightning from the sky surrounding it? Can someone help me with this?

  • Bee

    HELP! the text won't reflect anything! after applying the materials, sky and light, my text won't reflect the sky like in the tut. there's just a dark gray colour to it.. PLEASE HELP ME! :( im fairly new to this

    • KINGPIN852

      im stuck with this too…

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  • John

    Great post!
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    do a search for Maxon Cinema 4d Bro and you will find it

  • http://www.clippingimages.com/ Clippingimages

    wow…nice one…nice typography…thanks for sharing…awesome one dude…

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  • RYMunni

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    • misyon5ice

      this tutorial is about to cinema 4d.

  • RYMunni

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    • http://www.chris-slowik.com Chris Slowik

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  • Zacball29

    I cant explode the segments. Theres always something that doesnt work. haha Is there a step before that that isnt shown thats just assumed and I dont know it?

  • Zacball29

    Nevermind, I figured it out. Didnt see the big giant pink arrow pointing to the button on the left. As usual, Im dumb.

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  • guest

    the final result text looks very different from the tutorial’s result at the bottom. are there any special plugins or features in mograph that you added to get it like the image at the top?

    • Que Llueve Cafe

      EXACTLY…something(s) are missing from the tutorial!
      The result at the bottom is lacking the VIBRANCY promised by the preview for this tutorial.

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  • Logo Design Mart

    Cinema 4d and Photoshop collided again with great results, nice work!!!

  • http://www.cardsoftware.net Amanda Smit

    Amazing image! Thank you for the tutorial on creating Explosive 3D Typography in cinema 4D, We don’t have this software, but it looks as though it could be a good addition.

  • clickddl

    very goood site. thank you.

  • lelo

    i like it alotttttt :( but it is complicateddddddddd :S

  • http://www.clippingdesign.com Clipping Path

    Love typography. Cool tutorial. Thanks for share. :)

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  • Claucebrianphotography

    Concept is so good but tutorial is not clear enough.

    • http://profiles.google.com/alex.sperandio922 Alex Sperandio

      Anyone having trouble with removing the background, right click your sky layer in Cinema 4D and go to Cinema 4D tags>Compositing>uncheck seen by camera

    • http://www.ecommerce-web-developers.com/ ecommerce development

      Yes this article about Photoshop is very interesting.But the tutorial is not really clear.

  • http://www.thetutorialandreview.com/ Lee Fuller

    Very good tutorial.. Could really do with getting Cinema 4D and start learning some of this stuff!

  • Juancho Cajiao

    perfect tutorial! really owesome….. i copied at first, then i played with it and great stuff come out!

    thanks

    • Juancho Cajiao

      The only problem i had, was with the lightning

  • The Kolo

    Tengo problemas en el texturizado delt texto, cuando se “refleja” el cielo en el texto ¿Cómo hago? No me sale

  • Neverpoe

    i can not get the pyramid to explode like that

  • misyon5ice

    Hi,
    First of all, Thank you very much.
    You want to speak about How to Create Explosive Typographic Effects in Cinema 4D. I like cinema.

    See you letter.

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    nice one man.

  • http://www.akarozgur.blogspot.com Misyon5ice

    that’s the stuff

  • http://twitter.com/tristandx Tristan Dexter

    ahhhhhhhhh this is driving me crazy!! cant get reflections on the text, tried like 3 diff pics on the sky. I really dont know shit about Cinema4D though so… but its really bugging me, looking at your Objects list it seems different without explaining how, i.e 2 Skys, and other materials applied…im lost…

  • JackalzHD

    Im stuck at putting it into photoshop, when i click alpha and try to delete the background it doesnt work, it has a padlock and when i try it, its my collide word tht deletes.. :( any help please? thanks

  • JackalzHD

    Im stuck at putting it into photoshop, when i click alpha and try to delete the background it doesnt work, it has a padlock and when i try it, its my collide word tht deletes.. :( any help please? thanks

    • Streetfreak_4

      I’m also stuck on how to remove the background…

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    so much for this information … I’m already doing some of these suggestions but there are many others that are new to me.ı think the web site is very good.the immortable site.you are very hardworking.see yoo.

  • http://www.safeproautoglass.com Info

    We’ve been using after effects to produce our videos and always struggle to be cutting edge. Thanks for the tutorial on Cinema 4…definitely a great way to spice up our boring videos.

  • http://www.azcok.net online film izle

    I love Cinema 4d. Thanks for the tutorial

  • http://www.orjinkrem.net orjin krem

    i cant find anywhere a copy of cinema 4d i live in mexico so its kinda difficult but great wirk i love the effect!!
    i downloaded a software name sketch up by google, i can do stuff like this on that software??

  • http://twitter.com/Jeffinslaw Jeffery Fonda

    Well, besides the fact that your tutorial is nearly impossible to follow along, very nice picture. It would be amazing if mine came out half as good as yours, perhaps you could make a video explaining what you did and post it to YouTube.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KPKEZSICZEFJLSDPG7XLFYBKJQ Joe

    I would have to see you do this in person to really get the hang of it…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KPKEZSICZEFJLSDPG7XLFYBKJQ Joe

    I would have to watch you in person to really get it.

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    this tutorial is about to cinema 4d.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kperera Keko Perera

    buenisimo el tutorial! gracias!

  • Khrystian Kalolo

    When creating and applying the displacement material, it looks nothing like yours. I made sure to use the exact same settings as those seen in your tutorial, but all MY displacement material does is create transparent glass looking shapes, even with the reflective material also applied. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    i think you made it to much “professionel” in the photoshop part i dont know how to do half of the things please explain some more :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sayed-Ali-Sab/100001630280630 Sayed Ali Sab

     i want do it…..but i dont know whts the softwere first use…plese explain me 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001961227390 Kai Kubi

    i cant do explode segments :(:(:( why

    • Joe Mcmurrough

      HIT C  ON YOUR KEYBOARD. OR MAKE IT EDITABLE

    • http://www.facebook.com/mohsik1 Mohsin Kassam

      same with me

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1828993441 Liam ‘Gallagaga’ Gallagher

    Where you add the smoke to the photoshop scene, i cant change them mode to screen, its just blanked out, so i cant select it :( any help?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CPL2LWGXVSAYI7P7IMPY7YPF7M Rashen

    Most poor tutorial I ever came across. If you are not going to go step by step than don’t waste people time that are trying to learn.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CPL2LWGXVSAYI7P7IMPY7YPF7M Rashen

    Most poor tutorial I ever came across. If you are not going to go step by step than don’t waste people time that are trying to learn.

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    Can somebody please explain in details for me: the first 4 steps in the Photoshop please ( the part after we saved the file in cinema 4d and opened in photoshop). The part when he deletes layer and adds black background. I can’t make it black, it keeps turning red.

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    Awesome 
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  • ShizerrTheatre

    Rubbish. Terrible. Can’t do it.

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    TERRIBLE. RUBBISH. DOSEN’T WORK

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    homo really is a homo as are the rest of the negative commentators.
    great tut, inspires me to do an animated vers. for our prod. company n
    next few months. peace.

  • http://twitter.com/chrizzol chrizzol

    I don’t see the “Functions” button on the top … How can i get it over there :D? thanks alot cool tutorial 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000002051337 Conte Davide Glerean

    can anyone send me the C4D project at glere@live.it? thanks everyone

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  • Stitched Insanity

    Great job on the tutorial!!!
    I really like the effects that i got when i used this method, i was a little confused at some part but i got a great end result and thanks for sharing this.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/konni.sanii Konni San II

    tutorial is not clear enough.please show whole tutorial .dont be lazy if you want to share what you got.
    btw where did you download the background of the sky?

    post line please thanks

  • Ash

    “I selected the Alpha Channel, deleted the background and added a solid black background on a new layer below my collide artwork.”
    EXPLAIN THIS STEP IN MORE DETAIL!!!!!
    I can’t understand it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cameronczoch Cameron Zoch

    I can’t get the chrome looking reflection on the letters. I see the blue tint but no shininess. Can someone tell me what I’m doing wrong? This is the first time I’ve open C4D.

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  • automatic_ab

    Why is everyone so pissed that he didn’t give you “step by step” instructions. If you can’t figure out the idea behind the tutorial, then it is likely that this tutorial is beyond your skill set.

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    Thanks I found this tutorial… this is my next software challenge..

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