Cinema 4D Hero Wave Sculpting And Rigging Alternatives
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Posted 27 November 2015 - 09:35 PM
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Princeton, NJ (November 27th, 2015) Surf’s Up everyone! Stuck in doors? Cold outside? Blast away to another place by creating your perfect ocean surf conditions with ease! Anyone can build the “Maynard Hero Wave” system thanks to the latest and greatest tools courtesy of Maxon and its affiliates. This technique was mastered along time ago and shared to the world for the older apps of the CG revolution. Never before has it become so fluid of a skill until Cinema 4D’s latest releases. When you see how much fun this is, your going to see this effect all over the place, a decade later, and well improved!
Create realistic hero waves with C4D Character Tools
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This video is based on a technique developed by Chris Maynard, many years back that still seams to offer one of the best solutions for Hero Wave creation for animated features.
This entire video was created using only a Wacom Cintiq, no keyboard or mouse, using the latest Windows 10 just to show you do not need a lot of extras to make stunning VFX. Create a true right handed UI for pen tablets, without arm crossover for the fastest interaction possible. (Works with OSX the same way)
Pose Morph Sculpting
One of the coolest tools out there is the C4D Pose Morph Tag. This allows you to assign multiple topology variations for character phonemes. Using this same technology, we can create various stages of our wave animation. Using combinations of simple sliders to design the perfect wave! Change the poses any time with the new Sculpt Tools in real time. This will be the most fun you have had in Cinema in a long time!
Cinema 4D Shading System
Before we get to the unusually satisfying Pose Morph Keyframing, we will set up our scene for Look Development in multiple renderers. We start off with the standard C4D rendering system for look one, them move to the next rendering system for additional looks.
Arnold Shading System
Definitely one of the coolest add ons for any software is the Arnold rendering system by Solid Angle. In just a few short steps you can see how to create an interesting look, believable to be Caribbean in nature. One look at this and you will get amped to work on the animation!
Now the final touches. Set up as many shots as you want, render with whatever renderer you want, and off to get that delicious sandwich waiting for you at the corner shop. Maxon has made it so easy now, that choosing to set up the Hero Wave effect in a complex rig seems almost superfluous.
The “Maynard Hero Wave” effect was originally made possible by Alias technology for character animation purposes over 10 years ago. The original tutorial went viral over night through the social media of the time then got phased out with newer software versions pushing new content to the servers, thus deleting the legacy information. All original media of the Maynard Hero Wave are available upon request.
About The Instructor
Chris Maynard is an international software GUI designer and the owner, Chief Public Partner, as well as Head Researcher of the profit-sharing organization known as cmiVFX.com.
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