Tag: free

Free #C4D Models: Holiday Pack

Tis the season!  Here are 4 free Cinema 4D models for use in you holiday animations this season!  You’ll get the 4 models along with the .OBJ format versions for people using other 3D programs and earlier versions of Cinema 4D.  Included in the files are the HDRI textures I used for some of the nice reflections.  Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

Download Holiday Pack

Post Haste – Folder Organization

There have been a few posts over the years about the importance of a project folder template. By using a template, you don’t have to wonder where to put assets as they are delivered or created. The template will give you all the folders you need from the start.

A few years ago, I wrote a script to help take care of this at a post studio where I was working. A few ideas came up for improvements and it turned from a script into a full-fledged application (written in AppleScript Studio). Eventually, that utility was released as Post Haste. I maintained the app as best I could. However, several people wrote me with great ideas that I just couldn’t implement—I’m a motion designer & editor first, not a software engineer (despite a year as a CS minor).  You can read more details about the progression on my own blog, but long story, short: I handed the development over to Digital Rebellion.

Last week, Digital Rebellion released Post Haste 2.0, and it’s a great update.

If you’re not already familiar with it, Post Haste lets you enter a few details upfront (client, project number, project name, etc), and it creates project folders for you. The input fields are completely customizable, and 2.0 even supports multiple templates. You can have separate templates for motion design, editorial, web design, or anything else you can think of.

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I know I’m biased, but I highly recommend taking a look at Post Haste. It’s completely free and can save you lots of time and headache.

Spline Profile Kit for Cinema 4D

Josef Bsharah just released Spline Profile 1.0, a C4D library of 40 splines you can use with sweep and loft nurbs to add detail to architectural modeling. I actually could use this on a current project where I was asked to add a chair rail & moulding to a room. Best of all: it’s free.

Spline Profile includes a wide variety of nice splines.

By simply adding the library file to Cinema 4D/library/browser, you’ll have a variety of splines at your disposal. While geared mainly towards architecture, the splines could easily be used to create abstract shapes and models for more creative uses.

Josef gives full credit to Script Spot, but at the time of this writing we are unsure of the relationship.

Go grab it!

[via @vectormeldrew & @RisingPixels (for the retweet)]

ReeperX – Free Rope Plugin for C4D

Rope generated with ReeperX 1.1

ReeperX is a free rope generator for Cinema 4D. In its simplest form, ReeperX is akin to a specialized sweep nurb that has control over the number of sweeps and twists along a spline. You simply place a spline as a child of the object, and it will create a rope along the path. It works fairly well and can create some interesting abstract geometry as well. For free, it’s worth taking a look at.

[Thanks to worldpattern for the tip.]

AE Flame

No, it’s not going to turn your After Effects seat into an Autodesk Flame workstation, but the AE Flame plugin will let you create fractal flame images & animations within After Effects for free. This is actually a port from an older version of the plugin that was since open-sourced. There’s a lot of power behind this plugin, but it takes a while to get the hang of since everything is strictly based on mathematical formulas. So be sure to watch the tutorial by Victoria Nece. But once you do, you can create some interesting images.