3D Vines in Cinema 4D

Christopher at Lightning Rod Studios in Wisconsin was nice enough to put together a write up tutorial for Cinema 4D users on the latest 3D vines Tutorial.


Download Written Tutorial


Thanks Christopher!

March 23rd, 2008 @ 5:18 pm
Sweet. Thanks Andrew and Chris!
March 23rd, 2008 @ 6:36 pm
Yeah thanks Andrew and Chris....good stuff...and Happy Easter. =)
Matt Dunwoodie
March 23rd, 2008 @ 6:43 pm
Thanks chris even though im a 3dsmax person
March 23rd, 2008 @ 6:43 pm
Thanks guys!!
March 23rd, 2008 @ 7:29 pm
Nice job Chris. Tnx a bunch for doing that for us.
March 23rd, 2008 @ 8:59 pm
Any chance of a write up for maya?!?!!?!?!
March 23rd, 2008 @ 9:43 pm
I was thinking that it would be pretty simple to create everything in C4D as well. I'm waiting on the v10.5 to arrive with the Mograph module.

I love these tutorials.

Great work you guys are doing at Lightning Rod as well.
March 24th, 2008 @ 12:33 am
Hello everyone, I had created a similar thing in Cinema 4D last year as a cinematic for the final animation for a motion graphics promo.
I had used the helix curve with some parameters, sweep NURBS, bend deformer, cloner object and all that jazz. Finally you end up with a sort of complex structure with just one helix and a circle.
You can download the Cinema 4D source file from the following link:


Hope that helps.
March 24th, 2008 @ 1:30 am
Thanks Christopher and Andrew.
March 24th, 2008 @ 2:17 am
Great THANK !!!!
March 24th, 2008 @ 3:24 am
March 24th, 2008 @ 5:11 am
that is totally cool that someone would do that - im not even a C4d guy but for some one to go that far and actually take the time out is gnarly - all that being said many thanks to you as well Andrew!
Morten Enoksen
March 24th, 2008 @ 5:57 am
Wow.. I didn't think it was going to be so complicated, if I think about the 3dsmax way now..
March 24th, 2008 @ 6:53 am
Thanks Chris :)
March 24th, 2008 @ 8:49 am
Great! Thanks!
March 24th, 2008 @ 9:19 am
Now, we need a maya tut! :D
March 24th, 2008 @ 11:16 am
can anyone say me the name used in the tutorial??? plz
Johnny Handsome
March 24th, 2008 @ 8:13 pm
Very good, thx very much.
I couldnt figure it alone how to do those in c4d.
jrm brbr
March 25th, 2008 @ 6:27 pm
wow thank you very much! I like the 3DS Max tutorial but I never hoped for someone to actually care to explain in C4D! thanks so much to both of you, Chris and Andrew..
March 27th, 2008 @ 5:54 am
Glad I could help.

If Andrew Integrates 3D again (which I'm sure he will,) I'll try and do something like this again.


March 27th, 2008 @ 7:59 am
Awesome Job Christopher !

I hope you dont left this side and help us again :-)


If i have any questions can i contact you?

Greetings from Germany
Bye Tom
March 28th, 2008 @ 11:58 am
Someone got before me, I was working on a totorial on my own, well... It´ll be exciting to see which tecniques you used. :)
Bye Tom
March 28th, 2008 @ 12:09 pm
Cool, I read the tutorial now and you´re using a completely different tecnique... Yours was maybe better as I used myself of Mograph in mine.

My tecnique was to make some random circles, extrude them with extrude NURBS and at last use Mograph's spline effector.

What could have been batter with mine was that I was able to easily make a organic movement when the vines appeared wich fastly freezes. I know that Andrew didn´t include that in his tutorial but it´s a very nice looking effect.

Another difference with my experimenting and your tutorial was that I tried to make the room, it came out pretty good, except the water.

I know I probably talk to much and may appear as a n00b to the most now, so I´ll stop talk before I get too excited.
March 29th, 2008 @ 7:46 am
Thanks Christopher! More Cinema 4d tutorials! ;)
March 31st, 2008 @ 12:20 pm
Anyone can feel free to contact me if they wish. My email is christophermgruber@yahoo.com.

The turn around time may be a bit slow, because we are heading into production next week on the new film.


April 1st, 2008 @ 10:24 pm
Hi Chris,
thats great and i will hope we see you newest work or a little step of it :-)
many thanks for your mailadress.

best wishes to you.

HIStory [Germany]
Josh Johnson
April 8th, 2008 @ 12:53 pm
Awesome just saw this.
April 10th, 2008 @ 7:42 am
huy! que bueno esta esto, FELICIDADES!!!! son excelentes
Konstantin K
April 10th, 2008 @ 11:26 pm
I'm trying to create this tut in maya. But it's rather difficult for me, because I have just start learning Maya.

I've create pretty good wires and it's rather easy (of course it's easy if you already know the way;) )

The main problem I've got is in creating of wire-growing effect.

If anyone want to help with wire-growing effect - mail me mds.kostik@gmail.com

When I finish (perhapse it won't be soon:) ) I will post link to tut here
April 12th, 2008 @ 12:34 am
Hi to all,

I want to choose a 3d software for motion graphics, what is the best choice 3DS Max or C4D ?
also I use AE Cs3.
i want something simple to use with a good community (motion graphic tutorial and more).

Fouko from France
eye design
April 29th, 2008 @ 12:45 pm
thanks...hope the best 4 video co-pilot"
May 19th, 2008 @ 5:57 pm
Hello all,

Appreciate the tutorial and its always neat to see new techniques!

I have also been working on a C4D version of this tutorial and would be happy to share my work with anyone who's interested. Just drop me an e-mail at...


and I will be happy to forward you the files. Life is kind of busy right now so sorry if the turn around is a little slow!

Cheers to all.
July 4th, 2008 @ 3:26 pm
thanks alot for that, i am so glad for a site like this, so as to apply some of those effects in my graphics here in Guyana.
Christian M.
July 31st, 2008 @ 2:15 am
Thanks to both of you for the tutorial :)
August 7th, 2008 @ 12:05 am
How much do I love this site?

This much...

Much appreciated!
November 28th, 2010 @ 4:36 pm
I appreciate this. I prefer C4D to 3DS
Jonathan P
April 5th, 2011 @ 7:23 am
Have not read it but thank you so much
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