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 “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!
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)
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!
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.
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.
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