By Rich Nosworthy
Breakdown from the last fantastic video for the Pause Fest by Rich Nosworthy. A lot of aspects make this video really wonderful, lights, sky, and environment are my favorite, but the Xpresso rigging animation are super! Some of them can be seen on the breakdown that Rich gently give us.
A video by Beeple
Beeple has come out with a new wonderful concept video about the contradiction of posting personal informations on the net and needing privacy at the same time.
“Our society is obsessed with the conflicting concepts of transparency and privacy. We are outraged by the actions of the NSA, yet continue to willfully upload more and more of our personal information to Facebook and Google. This film explores the contradictory nature of our actions and beliefs regarding transparency.”
In the last years Beeple made a lot of stunning Cinema 4d stills. Once a day to be precise! You can watch them on his everyday project. They are amazing! He also has a lot of downloadable Vj Clips, in fact every work is downloadable on his site, and under Creative Commons, even the last Transparent Machines video.
You can download his projects and use them to learn something new in cinema 4d, they are always a good resource. I have learned a lot from his projects, just by opening them and looking at all the set ups. Or you can use them as a good start to build something new!
Recently Beeple has published a RMX Loop video from the original Transparent Machines where the entire construction of the 3d machine runs without cuts.
Some of the video parts were rendered at 4k resolutions to make pan camera movements more accurate and perfectly synced to the music in After Effect (anyone who saw other Beeple works knows how music sync is an important driver of his animations). When I asked him how long the render time was, he answered me:
“Maybe a little over a week. Not really terrible”
In facts the scene has a really simple set up, no Lights, no Ambient Occlusion, no Global Illumination, no Sky or environment, just a transparent material set up with V-Ray. Clean and invisible such as the concept!
If you decide to open his projects and start building something new shout Beeple a holla, he will love to see your work.
You can read more about the Transparent Machine project directly on Maxon site.
Other amazing videos from Beeple:
Cinema 4d Tutorial
Ready for a cocktail?
In this tutorial I will create some ice blocks and let them fall out into a Martini glass. There will be some modeling with the noise layer on the displacement channel, some Mograph Cloner, and finally dynamics into a convex glass. Hope you find it useful, and that you can follow my english.
You can download the Cinema 4d Project and the Martini glass here above. I’ve inserted the Royal glass and even the Negroni glass, both of them are Png with alpha transparency so you can try with both of them and recreate the second example with bigger blocks of glass if you want. Try different ways and have fun!
Box - Behind the scene
Amazing projection-mapping from Bot & Dolly.
“Box” is a projection mapping live performance captured entirely in camera, no post production was made after the video recording. The video explores the space through projection-mapping onto moving flat surface remote by a precision large scale robots, combined with some software engineering.
Bot & Dolly have recently released a nice behind the scene video for the “Box”