Cinema 4D in top ten 3d software in 2013 review
Just recently Cinema 4D has been reviewed in top ten in
“2013 Best 3D Animation Software Comparisons and Reviews”
and has a very good review here.
“3D modeling and animation is an intrinsically complicated process, and the vast and varied applications for the technology make it hard to identify which software is most ideal for the task you are working on. We like MAXON’s CINEMA 4D because it is an approachable alternative to more intimidating 3D animation software packages. This software is easier to learn than most competitors, but it still possesses the depth required for professional use. The great toolset and approachability make it particularly relevant to graphic artists who have less familiarity with traditional 3D tools”.
Cinema 4D R13 scored a nice 9/10 in this review. It is already older version but has
the same tools except the sculpting tools which I think is the major special feature in R14.
Sometime you can spot a good errors in the top ten checkmark boxes -Paintable texture
: “The ability to paint directly on the surface of a model”. Misses a checkmark in Cinema 4D.
You have had this option for a long time in Bodypaint 3D´s projection painting tool. Maxon´s
Bodypaint 3d is integrated texturing tool inside Cinema 4D and also available as a standalone
A test animation with Cinema 4D r13 and MMD 2.1 tool.
The music is a short clip I made with Renoise tracker.
What is MMD ?
MMD by short is a Miku Miku Dance.
Miku Miku Dance also known as MMD (http://www.geocities.jp/higuchuu4/index_e.htm) is an intuitive free Japanese free 3d animation software (also available in English).
Due to it’s increased popularity, there is a wide variety of anime/manga-like characters which are shared freely by the users in PMD format. and in 2.0 version you can load motion data (vmd files) .
These characters can be imported in Cinema 4D using the MMD Tool, while preserving their rig, uv maps, textures and others.
The models of the Vocaloid mascot series provided with the software are subject to Crypton Future Media’s copyright agreement and are not allowed to be used without permission for commercial reasons
For other copyright information, please refer to each character’s documentation.
My “automatic character animation” setup in Cinema 4D
In Cinema 4D I just simply put some vibrate expression tags to characters
controllers. With vibrate tag it´s possible to control rotation and movement
with a regular pulse. After I made the character to move I located a looping
point from timeline where the character movement is in the same position
in the end as it is in the beginning.
New year´s first new model. This is a sort of rubber or a plastic duck
you can find from bathroom or kids playground.
Compatible with R13 and uses the new SSS shader.
Download page (registered members)
Cinema 4D R13 is here!
Next Generation Simplifies Character Animation, Adds Stereographic Capabilities and Physical Rendering.
More Accessible Character Tools