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While there are other ways to create this same look, there aren't any that are easier to comprehend for the novice C4D user.  In this movie tutorial, I'll demonstrate a simple way to create some fake looking watery liquid stuff.  An object, a spline and Path Deformer Pro will get you on your way.

Path Deformer is one of those plugins that is easy to understand.  Not only can you quickly grasp what it does, but you can create results easily with it and deliver animations within minutes.

Renato Tarabella, the code writer of the popular plugin has created some new documentation for his plugins, including manuals for NOTA and Path Deformer.

(For previous articles about Path Deformer, be sure to check out a couple of old tutorials linked below):

This is an excellent plugin for a novice user.  While finding out what it does and how make it work might be easy, figuring out what to make with it may be a bit more difficult.

To give you a creative jump-start for the plugin, I've made some fake liquid using the following objects in CINEMA 4D:
  • spline
  • particle emitter
  • Sphere
  • Null Object
  • Metaballs

For more information, be sure to check out the MAXON CHANNEL and the DMNFORUMS for CINEMA 4D.

To purchase or download a FREE DEMO,
check out our friends at TOOLFARM.

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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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