PROJECT DETAILS I had been wanting to attempt another space colony style concept for some time, but in this instance wanted to approach a different style to my previous 'New Eden' cylinder concept. So I decided to come up with my own take on a Stanford Torus colony. As the idea progressed, I felt that what I was now actually creating, was not merely a domicile for human habitation, but more of a holiday resort in space, which given the current drive by entrepeneurs like Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, and Elon Musk's SpaceX plans for accessable space travel, doesn't seem quite so 'science fiction' as it might at first appear.I contacted Maxon UK, and suggested that whilst I set about this task, I should maybe record the entire process of its creation for the benefit of other Cinema 4D users as well. The resulting 16 hours of training videos, give the viewer a unique opportunity to look over my shoulder whilst I make all the design decisions, solve problems, and generally enjoy the creative process of modelling this complicated scene!Here are some of the resulting renders from the project so far, and below are links to the training videos.Maxon are […]
Project Details A unique animation project I was commissioned to create for the Lime Advertising agency. The brief was to create an animation in 2D, with a stop motion/kids TV (Charlie & Lola) vibe, utilising the lovely illustrations provided. Despite the potential hurdles, I elected to use my 3D software of choice; Cinema 4D, alongside Photoshop and After Effects, to create these 2D animated scenes and characters, since it's a production environment I understand fluently. There were still various technical obstacles and puzzles to overcome throughout the production, but it only made the challenge of its creation more enjoyable! The final result was very well received, both by the children and health care professionals it directly benefitted, and along with its surrounding media package elements, also attained a gold star design award. I intend to create a training video on the processes involved with this type of animation in Cinema 4D soon.
Project Information Animated shot created for Rocket Communications. This shot was part of a larger sequence of both real footage and CGI for an IFS conference opener. Its wide/narrow aspect is due to the sequence being used on a super wide set of screens in the conference venue. Created and rendered in Cinema 4D.
Project Details One of six animated variants created for a client of the Brand Reaction agency. The brief was to create and animate, a classic cartoon style fairy, flying in and interacting/announcing each text element throughout. The final six animations mentioned a particular trait or quality, and each one was sent to particular employees through the company intranet.The basic character was designed using Daz Studio, and exported as an FBX into Cinema, where some additional rigging controls and pose morphs were added, along with her wings and cape. The final composition was created in After Effects. Cinema 4D. After Effects and Daz Studio.
Project Information 3D World magazine asked me to create a tutorial on the creation of a creature animation using Cinema 4D. I elected to produce a spider, and to show the creation of the walk cycles, poses, and motion sequences.NB: This was created and recorded in 2009, so some methodology and tools may have changed somewhat, but if you'd like to have a go, you can download the un-animated spider rig below.>> download the scenefile here << Part OnePart TwoPart ThreePart Four
Project Details Maxon, the creators of Cinema 4D (the 3D software I use daily) asked me to create a video tutorial, inspired by an image I had previously created for MacLife magazine. Like the original image this is based on, we wanted to use a visual pun with the shape of the wrench mouth, and bolt head shapes. These four videos follow me through the design process, and the modelling, lighting and texturing of the 'Love Wrench'. Related TestimonialLiam Stacy, Maxon"I've been an admirer of Adam's CINEMA 4D work for a long time. His work shows off skills in a lot of 3D areas such as lighting, modelling and texturing. I'm such a fan of Adam's work that we regularly ask to showcase his latest imagery in CINEMA 4D promotional material and he has always kindly obliged. As well as being a great 3D artist, Adam has excellent communication and presentation skill which makes him ideal to provide CINEMA 4D training. He has trained clients at our office on bespoke courses and the feedback from trainees has always been very positive. I have full confidence in Adam's CINEMA 4D knowledge and so long as you wish to achieve the kind of […]