Cellular Division with Fields and the Volume Builder in Cinema 4D

——   Created by Travis Vermilye

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7
Lessons
50m
Lesson time
intermediate
Skill level

More about this course

Jan van IJken's Becoming was recently posted as a selection on the National Geographic Short Film Showcase. This film shows the development of an alpine newt beginning with a single cell. This class is inspired by the film. Check it out here: https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/00000168-ee01-dc18-a17a-ff59a33f0000

Animating cellular division can be extremely challenging. Luckily, some recently added tools in Cinema 4D make it more manageable. For this class we will look at the first stages of division from a single cell to two, four, then eight. We will be using new tools such as the Volume Builder and Fields. 

The class is designed for intermediate Cinema 4D users, but new users should still be able to follow along.

Check out what we'll be making!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3GmIL5mkfQ

The course project

For your class project, create your own short animated version of Cellular Division. You can mimic this one, or choose to break out and do your own thing.

Try and incorporate the tools and techniques you learned in this class. 

I can't wait to see what you create!

7 Lessons

0:01:08
Intro
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0:08:48
Models and Fields
0:04:41
Divisions 2 & 3
0:09:17
Make Adjustments
0:16:10
Materials and Render Settings
0:09:12
Final Adjustments and Rendering
0:01:12
The Project
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About the instructor

Hello! I’m a digital and mixed media and artist, professor of design and illustration, biomedical illustrator and animator, coffee enthusiast, fly fisherman, hiker, biker, and a bunch of other things.

I’ve gone through some different phases to try and figure out just what kind of classes I want to make …

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