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!

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Jonathan P
5 years ago
Have not read it but thank you so much
I appreciate this. I prefer C4D to 3DS
7 years ago
How much do I love this site?

This much...

Much appreciated!
Christian M.
7 years ago
Thanks to both of you for the tutorial :)
7 years ago
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.
8 years ago
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.
eye design
8 years ago
thanks...hope the best 4 video co-pilot"
8 years ago
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
Konstantin K
8 years ago
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
8 years ago
huy! que bueno esta esto, FELICIDADES!!!! son excelentes
Josh Johnson
8 years ago
Awesome just saw this.
8 years ago
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]
8 years ago
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.


8 years ago
Thanks Christopher! More Cinema 4d tutorials! ;)
Bye Tom
8 years ago
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.
Bye Tom
8 years ago
Someone got before me, I was working on a totorial on my own, well... It´ll be exciting to see which tecniques you used. :)
8 years ago
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
8 years ago
Glad I could help.

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


jrm brbr
8 years ago
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..
Johnny Handsome
8 years ago
Very good, thx very much.
I couldnt figure it alone how to do those in c4d.
8 years ago
can anyone say me the name used in the tutorial??? plz
8 years ago
Now, we need a maya tut! :D
8 years ago
Great! Thanks!
8 years ago
Thanks Chris :)
Morten Enoksen
8 years ago
Wow.. I didn't think it was going to be so complicated, if I think about the 3dsmax way now..
8 years ago
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!
8 years ago
8 years ago
Great THANK !!!!
8 years ago
Thanks Christopher and Andrew.
8 years ago
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.
8 years ago
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.
8 years ago
Any chance of a write up for maya?!?!!?!?!
8 years ago
Nice job Chris. Tnx a bunch for doing that for us.
8 years ago
Thanks guys!!
Matt Dunwoodie
8 years ago
Thanks chris even though im a 3dsmax person
8 years ago
Yeah thanks Andrew and Chris....good stuff...and Happy Easter. =)
8 years ago
Sweet. Thanks Andrew and Chris!
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