Thursday, May 24, 2012

Random Test Render

Here's a random test render that I did for my short motion piece "Shift".

Texturing & Lighting in C4D

Followed another GSG tutorial about basic texturing and lighting.

I realize that this isn't that exciting or my own personal design work, but I'm just posting this because I can.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Followed floating balloon tutorial from GSG. Basic modeling, texturing, and particles.

DNA Strand Animation

Followed another tutorial on GSG about how to create a DNA strand except I used sweep nurds to create the bars on the sides to make them easier to animate.

Today's Experiment

Just a quick experiment in C4D using sweep nurbs and a cloner object. Learned the basics of making an animated gif from Nick Campbell's Tutorial.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Back to the drawing board...

I've got a long list of all the programs and plugins that I want to learn this summer, but the one at the top of my list is Cinema 4D. I've done a fair amount of work with C4D already, but haven't given it the attention it deserves lately. That being said, I've decided that sometimes it's a good idea to go back to the basics. My goal is to do at least one tutorial or experiment per day with the various programs or plugins on my list.

Today's creation was done in Cinema 4D with some basic color correction in Photoshop. The tutorial I followed was done by the amazing Nick Campbell at

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Created in my Sound for Visual Media class. Sounds captured with a Zoom H4n or created using MaxMSP. Visuals created in After Effects.