C4D X Particles Flocking – Cinema 4D Tutorial (Free Project)

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Today we’ll be creating flocking Paper Planes in C4D with X Particles.

You can download the free Cinema 4D project file too and use it in your own motion graphics work. Let me know if you found it useful!

Download Project File Here ➜ https://gum.co/yanN

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  1. My objects (dolphins) are backwards when I change particle rotation to Tangential. Rotating the original objects does nothing. How to fix??????????

    1. Hey mate, use the ‘enable axis tool’ on the left to rotate it, that should work. Thanks for watching!

    1. Hi mate, that’s just a paper image, you can colour correct it in photoshop or directly in the shader. BTW we also have a fancy new website full of loads of CG Resources if you want to check it out https://www.cgshortcuts.com thanks for watching!

  2. Is there a way to move from part of a scene with different objects in each scene, like a story flow?

    1. I guess you can combine the finished clips into after effects, then you will have your storyflow.

    2. You could use the ‘stage’ in cinema 4d to render camera cuts if that’s what you mean;)

  3. Hey is there a way to make the objects of particles physically interactive, so they can’t go through each other? I tried putting a rig body tag in different places – didn’t help.

  4. I’ve been using C4D for quite some time now and have NEVER seen anything like this… Cappuccino mouse keyframe recording!? Keyframe Reducer!? Individual particle deletion!? XP Attracter and Avoider!? Whoa! This is seriously one of the best tutorials I’ve seen thus far.

    1. Haha, thanks mate! Been a while since I watched this golden oldie;) Glad you found it useful! We’ve got loads of extra resources on http://www.cgshortcuts.com and if you’d like to get involved you can join our CG Shortcuts Facebook Group http://www.facebook.com/groups/CGShortcuts where you can find more tutorials, get help, post your work and enter our monthly art challenges where you can win cool CG Prizes;) Thank’s for watching!

    2. @CG Shortcuts I’ve already signed up after watching a handful of your videos. Thanks for the warm welcoming.

  5. Great tutorial, thank you! Unrelated noob question though – how do you make the edges of the balloon so smooth in the final render?

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