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Free Cinema 4D asset by Berd and news on his latest project for Rayban – Read the interview to download

We wanted to let you know that Berd, our artist of the month, has graciously agreed to donate a free Cinema4D asset to our audience. You can download Berd’s free C4D house, which was part of his fantastic Jubail city render, by clicking on this link: DOWNLOAD C4D FILE!

We have also just had news about Berd’s latest work, a new project for Rayban titled “Made of Music”. Working for creative agency Stinkdigital alongside 3 other designers, Berd created a very unusual music machine. This machine turns tweets into typographic music videos that will react to music. Fun! You can try it by clicking on this link: https://made-of-music.com/464115579100872705. A sample of the resulting musical art is shown as part of Berd’s portfolio on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/96694071. Enjoy this very creative experiment…

Renderfeed Artist Profile – Chaotic Atmospheres

Renderfeed: Tell me a little bit about yourself and about your life as a designer in Geneva!

(Istvan) I started my career as a graphic designer: After completing my college education, I joined college friends of mine who had started their own graphic design studio. I ended up working for them for five years. But after so much time working for someone else, I started to feel as if I was “dissolving” my own universe and style. I was deeply implicated in every project I was working on, but had no control over any of the projects because they were not really mine. So, one day, I decided to take a break, to go free-lance and to rediscover my own style. It’s strange, but I don’t even remember which specific event led me to this decision!

Right now I’d define myself as a digital artist rather than as a graphic designer, even if the work is similar. I work anywhere between twelve to fifteen hours per day on my computer. So my “working” life is closely related to my online life.

Outside of that, in Geneva, I’ve got my family, my friends, my “normal” life. My neighbors don’t know about my work (and nobody calls me “Istvan” because that’s not my real name).

Renderfeed: Your work is very unique. There is a strong influence of mathematics and poetry in it. Can you explain what inspired you to develop such a personal style?

(Istvan) First of all, thank you! As a creative, getting a “unique” style is some sort of accomplishment (and it’s harder to be “unique” today than before the internet era). However, I never tried to have a unique style. In fact, quite the opposite happened: I used […]

By |June 23rd, 2014|Categories: Design, Artist, Fluids, Articles, Portfolio, Rendering|0 Comments

Chat and Cinema 4D Tutorial 20 by Ben Watts from Benwattsdesign.com

We recently had a chat with Australian motion designer Ben Watts, who has been supplying the Cinema 4D community with some great C4D tutorials.  In his latest tutorial he teaches us how to create a fire to smoke transition in Cinema 4D using a matchstick model: https://vimeo.com/97395484 Ben’s tutorials are engaging and easy to follow, so we encourage you to set aside some time to watch a few of them! Below you will find an excerpt of our chat with Ben:

Renderfeed: Tell us a bit about yourself and your work!

(Ben Watts) I’m a self-taught motion designer & 3d generalist from Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia. I’ve been using After Effects since 2007 and started out with 3d in 2009 using 3ds Max. For the last 7 years or so I’ve created hundreds of animations for music video’s, TV spots & promo video’s among others. Most recently I’ve been focusing on teaching motion design and VFX.

Renderfeed: When did you start working with C4D?

(Ben Watts) I’ve been using Cinema 4D since the middle of 2013.

Renderfeed: What do you like about Cinema4D as a 3D software package and why do you choose to work with it?

(Ben Watts) I love how easy it is to work with Cinema 4D. Around the middle of last year I was doing a lot of animation & rendering for Television and I needed software that enabled me to get these renders out to clients faster. Cinema 4D seemed like the perfect fit with its MoGraph toolset.

Renderfeed: What features do C4D users struggle with the most and how can your tutorials help?

(Ben Watts) I get a lot of emails regarding the set up of particle and fluid simulations. My tutorials cover all different topics but there’s more of a focus on VFX orientated […]

By |June 10th, 2014|Categories: Design, Articles, Portfolio, Rendering, Workflow|0 Comments