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Welcome to my resources for After Effects, Cinema 4D and whatever I come up with and what you think might be useful. Please note that all the stuff provided here is meant for learning and experimentation. You may use it for commercial projects as well, but if you do so, do the decent thing and donate a few bucks. You can do so by clicking on the button below to make a donation.

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Be aware that I cannot offer any form of guaranteed support if you can’t figure out things. You can ask me questions on forums or shoot me a mail, but accept that the stuff being free, you are not entitled to demand anything. Likewise, I reserve the right to withdraw, rework and modify stuff as I see fit. As they say "Availability may be subject to change.".

Note:Though some content may be listed, you will not find it for immediate download. This is due to bandwidth and file size constraints. You will also encounter situations, where only parts of the content are provided instantly or none at all. Such content can be made available and adapted to your needs, but this will need to be on a paid basis via different methods.

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Heisenberg’s Delight

Les Blocs

In reverence to the TV series Breaking Bad this setup can highlight text based on specific  words or syllables as they use it in the text for the credits. Additionally you can use it for any form of dialog highlighting, Karaoke instructions and several other things. Refer to the included instructions for info on how it works and how you can avoid performance issues with longer texts.

Heisenberg’s Delight

Greener Grass

Les Blocs

This setup illustrates some techniques for creating more realistic grass in Cinema 4D as shown in the video with the focus being believable clumping and dynamics.

Grass

Fast Jets

Les Blocs

This is a pack of 2 unfinished aircraft “carcasses” from my own model scrapyard, previously posted on my blog. The jets are a MiG-17 F Fresco and a Sukhoi Su-7 BM Fitter. The models come as OBJ files and can be used in anything from your favorite 3D program to plug-ins such as Element 3D. The renders below were done in modo with some quick procedural texturing.

Sukhoi Su-7 BM Fitter

MiG-17 F Fresco

Fast Jets Pack

Layer Sphere

Christmas Blinkies

This project provides a fully editable layer sphere or picture cloud. It provides options for mass-animating all layers with expressions, but as well has a smart way of allowing you to free each layer from the group motion and animate it separately. The project only contains an abstract, basic setup, but you can easily spice things up with light rays, placing 3D lights in the scene and whatever else you fancy. Refer to the short, but important instructions in the included PDF.

Layer Sphere

XFrog & Remotion Icon Pack

XFrog &Remotion Icon Pack

This is a little pack providing alternate icons for XFrog for Cinema 4D as well as Remotion‘s SuperTracer and SuperVoxels plug-in. The key point here was to create icons that match the visual style of the standard program icons, superseding the old icon style used by the plug-ins, and in turn achieve a more pleasurable and consistent appearance in custom toolbars and the Scene Manager. To use them, simply overwrite the icon images in the res sub-folders of the plug-ins.

XFrog &Remotion Icon Pack

XFrog & Remotion Icon Pack

Les Blocs Vert

Les Blocs

Les Blocs Vert is a set of Cinema 4D files containing several models of plants. Most of them are actually from a time when I used to dabble in L-Systems with L-Parser (for DOS!), meaning they are 10 to 15 years old. Some of them look okay, some a bit strange, but I thought they might be useful, regardless. I’ve prepped them up with presets for the¬†Element 3D plug-in from Video CoPilot, so you can use these files inside After Effects.

Les Blocs

To use the models, unzip the files after the download and copy the Les Blocs Plants folder into your Element 3D model library. On Windows this is the Video Copilot\Models folder inside your user account’s My Documents folder.

Les Blocs Vert

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Les Blocs

Les Blocs

Les Blocs is a set of Cinema 4D files that can be used to produce buildings based on regular tiles or bloc(k)s similar to the popular game Minecraft. To aid this process, they have been rigged with XPresso and make good use of MoGraph functionality. Since the Element 3D plug-in from Video CoPilot is able to use the files, you can use these files inside After Effects. To help you getting started even if you are not an active user of Cinema 4D I have provided a package with examples based on these templates that can be used immediately. It contains all the models illustrated in the pictures.

Les Blocs

Les Blocs

Les Blocs

Les Blocs

While only one variant is illustrated in the images, many of the models come with different material setups for night and day situations or alternate colors. In addition the initial Appetizer package is still available and contains the following models:

Les Blocs

Les Blocs

To use the models, unzip the files after the download and copy the Les Blocs folder into your Element 3D model library. On Windows this is the Video Copilot\Models folder inside your user account’s My Documents folder. Please refer to the included PDF file for detailed instructions.

Les Blocs Appetizer

Les Blocs Example Buildings

Les Blocs Standard Templates

Note: The above downloads only contain the basic setups and the examples as already converted polygon models. If you make a donation of 15 Euro or more to support this site and my others, you will be sent the actual parametric Cinema 4D files of the refined models. They contain additional rigging that allows you quick turnarounds to produce even more buildings.

Important Disclaimer: Everything provided here is meant as a toolset to produce your own buildings, explore techniques and have a little fun. While the quality of the examples may be okay when viewed from a distance or for your own pleasure, they may not be sufficient for professional commercial productions. In such cases you are advised to look into commercial products like the Metropolitan pack for Element 3D or model libraries and individual models you can buy from web sites.

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