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3D Barbed Wire

Simple tricks in CINEMA 4D By Ko Maruyama
There are some very powerful tools in CINEMA 4D that you can use very quickly to create some 3D graphic elements.  I was recently asked to create some barbed wire for a background graphic, and what took 30 minutes for designers to find, took us less than a minute to build and manipulate into position for reference.

Of course, it takes quite a bit longer to actually SHOW you how to create the barbed wire - creating the barb, wrapping it around the wire, using MOGRAPH in order to push instances along several splines - but this is the basics of the barb.

Once you learn how to do this, the rest is easy, and with a few days of using the tools in this tutorial - it won't take you more than a minute to create.

Below is the link for the tutorial movie.  I've tried to keep it to around 5 minutes long so you can get to the application and try it out.

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Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.
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