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Animating Cellular Behavior in CINEMA 4D
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Released May 20, 2013
Justin Marshall

Pluralsight

Justin Marshall
Creating movement and interactions can be important for those working in medical visualizations, illustrating drug interactions, or using 3D in other scientific fields. Often the cells will be required to interact, to split, or move along specific pathways.

In this CINEMA 4D tutorial, we'll go through a few simple scenarios using some of CINEMA 4D's powerful tools. We'll use Cloner objects to create a cell division and use Thinking Particles to achieve a similar effect over a larger scale.

We'll also talk about populating the scene with a variety of cells that all have procedural motion and look at how we can destroy a cell using Metaballs. We'll also build a blood vessel cross-section and animate different kinds of cells flowing along.

By the end of the training, you'll have a much better idea of some of the tools you can use to achieve similar effects in your own projects.
Introduction and project overview
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Introduction and project overview

 
00:58
Creating a dividing cell using Cloners
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Creating a dividing cell using Cloners

 
09:05
Adding stylized materials to cells
3

Adding stylized materials to cells

 
09:49
Creating a floating mass of cells
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Creating a floating mass of cells

 
09:25
Creating a destroyed cell effect
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Creating a destroyed cell effect

 
11:25
Creating multiple dividing cells
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Creating multiple dividing cells

 
09:37
Completing the cell division effect
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Completing the cell division effect

 
11:39
Building a blood vessel cross-section
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Building a blood vessel cross-section

 
10:34
Importing assets and setting up blood flow
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Importing assets and setting up blood flow

 
08:56
Animating the blood cells and camera
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Animating the blood cells and camera

 
12:28
Rendering the blood vessel shot
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Rendering the blood vessel shot

 
04:47