Posts tagged #mograph

MAXON - Shard Lights story

MAXON have just published a story on the Jason Bruges Studio - Shard Lights project. I've been working very closely on this project and have been telling Maxon about how we used Cinema 4D to shape this installation.

You can read the story here: MAXON - Shard Lights

This isn't the first story I've worked on with MAXON. You can find some coverage of the Jason Bruges Studio project -  Aerial Dynamics which has some interesting uses of C4D too. 

You can find that on here: MAXON - Aerial Dynamics

Posted on April 13, 2015 .

Shard Lights featured on the Maxon UK Reel 2015

You can find it here (we're at the end):

MAXON UK GENERAL REEL 2015

Shard Lights. A pretty intensive project I worked on last year at Jason Bruges Studio. My role involved designing the content for the days through the Christmas period and the New Year Show, in addition to that I was also doing on site testing and the previz.

You can find footage of the event here:

SHARD LIGHTS FOOTAGE

The content animations were all developed in Cinema 4D using loads of mograph and a selection of custom python effectors. One of the process images is below:

shard_c4d_adamheslop.jpg
shardLights_c4d_adamheslop_02.jpg
Posted on April 1, 2015 .

C4D Plugins - Mograph to mesh shader

This development allows me to transfer the power of the mograph module into a shader. ( Quite different from the mograph colour shader )
Each polygon can be treaded as a clone but runs way faster than cloned geometry. The ploys don't need to be uniform and it also doesn't discriminate between quads and tris. No need for fractures or disconnecting meshes and also works happily with deformers
The shader works by porting mograph matrix values into a shader bitmap. The matrix values can be controlled in any conventional way. The examples I have shown show matrices mapped to the centre of each polygon so as effectors are used, the falloff is matched to the mesh.
The shader plugin is written in c++ and the simple uv remap plugin you see at the start is written in python

Posted on March 12, 2015 .