Tutorial 200: Slice

Severo Ojea | Nov 15, 2019

This week, we took some inspiration from Damien Hirst and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in order to develop a slicing technique inside of Cinema 4D. We made use of Voronoi Fracture Objects in an unconventional way. Instead of using the default setup, we used a spline with evenly spaced vertices along with Plain Effectors to slice up a 3D model of a RED Epic Dragon from GrabCAD.

We rendered a few different different pieces using some different techniques with basically the same setup. One of the more interesting renders involved using the x-ray technique from Tutorial 192: Scan. Then we brought it all into After Effects to composite.

Using my renders, Joe changed colors, added glows, and retimed some elements. He also took the renders and matted them using time-shifted versions of the same layer to get other slices inside of AE to dress up the edges as the Epic reveals. And then he graded it.

Working together to build this tutorial is indicative of the new direction that we're heading in. Currently, we rarely work on tutorials together other than maybe for a thumbnail. We want to build more things together, instead of always working independently. And that's going to be a big part of this channel moving forward.

Catch you on the next one!

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