Since the beginning of summer I’ve been wanting to try out some new software to see if it would make things easier in fourth year and I guess increase the overall quality of work. I needed something that would allow me to produce near photo realistic representations of ideas and concepts, so that I can get my ideas/thoughts across.
I came across a Cinema 4D (C4D) showreel on youtube one day and that started a obsession with stalking youtube looking for more. Eventually I came across tutorials of how to use the software and to be honest, it looked so much easier and more instinctive to use than other programs I’ve used like SolidWorks. Having watched the video, if left me wanting more and eventually I got my hands on the program and got some great additional stuff from Greyscalegorilla.
Since then I’ve racked up a few hours using it and watching more videos on youtube. I try to introduce myself to a new feature every week. C4D allows you to create animation, dynamic object that obey physics, realistic looking hair, complex shapes, realistic environment reflections and I’ve been busy trying to become familiar with as much of it as possible. I managed to find blueprints for the iPhone 4 and from them I’ve created a model which you can see below. In some of the pictures you can see the basic layout of the windows in the program. I’m still getting used to lighting and texturing my projects but with the help of Greyscalegorilla and his ‘Light Kit Pro’ I hope to make some as realistic as possible CG representations for future projects.