SioPio.com offers free online tutorials for Maxon Cinema 4D. Below you will find a rolling stream of my video tutorials, personal experiments, photographs and paintings. You can also use the menu above to narrow your search. Hopefully you’ll stumble upon something useful or entertaining. Please don’t steal anything without my permission. Enjoy.
I was asked by filmmaker/director Kyle Rankin (Nuclear Family, Infestation, Project Greenlight) to have a hand in planning, shooting, editing and creating visual effects for a very unique and original Kickstarter promotional video. I jumped at the chance to work with him on this project, and the legendary Ray Wise!
This clip breaks down one of the cooler VFX shots from the promo which uses Cinema 4D and After Effects CC with the new 3D Camera Tracker and Maxon Cineware Interface to extract camera data and import the match move into C4D.
I’d would love it if you guys could check out the Kickstarter page and help us get the word out. Please consider donating. If you can’t afford that, please share the link with everyone you know, and we’ll call it even for all the great free tutorials I’ve been posting
A while back I posted a render of a simple low-poly model I had been working on based off of a charming little cartoon character I developed years earlier. The idea was to one day learn Character Pose Morphs in Cinema 4D and breathe some life into this little guy. Well that day has finally arrived… sort of.
Happy New Year everybody! We’re kicking off 2014 with a brand-new super-long tutorial using version R15 of C4D. Pretty much everything in this demo should be possible in R14 and R13. The tools I use here just have new names and new shortcuts, so don’t let that scare you.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings, or whatever I’m supposed to say that doesn’t offend one of you. Thank you all for the positive comments, feedback and support this past year.
Here’s a short tutorial showing a unique way to use the Random Effector to distort a standard primitive object without using a MoGraph Cloner. This trick could be a great addition to any medical or science animators out there, and it does an amazing job at distorting large planes into smooth flowing ocean swells.
Hey gang. Just wanted to post a link for a fun project I did for our friends over at Animation Insider.
They invited me to guest-host a three-part interview with the filmmakers at Reel FX Animation Studios in Dallas, TX about the new animated feature film “Free Birds” starring the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler in theaters November 2013.
It’s too easy to get caught up in 3D and After Effects and forget that I like to paint to relax. Looking back at the last blog post, I see it’s been forever since I took a break from the rat race and got lost in some illustration-time. I felt the tug almost like a hunger pang. I didn’t feel like making a mess though, so I stayed seated at my desk and just started sketching in Photoshop CC on my tablet and thought, “Hey I should record this and see how it turns out!”
Up, up and AWAY with another Cinema 4D r14 Studio tutorial floating through the steps of creating a balloon cluster using the MoGraph Cloner and attempting to attach some dynamic strings. Learn How to use the Spline Effector and Random Effector to vary the position and scale of the balloons as well as generate random colors automatically. (And making a few mistakes along the way – watch Part 2 below for solutions)