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Cinema 4D Laser Etching & Dynamics Chain

By January 28, 2012November 7th, 20173D Modeling, Animation, Tutorials

Watch this Cinema 4D tutorial to learn how to create a laser etching into metal, and how to create a dynamics chain.

I recently finished a new animation for the company I work for called Dee Zee. The 60-second animation shows their company logo being cut from a piece of sheet metal, the excess taken away using a magnet, a stamping machine attaching the black border onto the logo, then finally a robot drops a rolled-up sticker, which unrolls to reveal their tagline “The Quality Truck Accessory People.” View the complete animation here:

I’d like to show you how I went about creating the laser etching effect and the chain magnet. I have broken them down into 2 separate videos, as one long video could get quite long. I have also included the original Cinema 4D project file to download. You can find a link at the bottom of this post.

Dee Zee Logo Tutorial

The Laser Cutter

The Chain Magnet

Conclusion and Files

I hope these video tutorials will be of use to those who are unfamiliar with the information outlined in each. I apologize for the length of each one, but felt it was necessary to show the detail. Please feel free to download the original project file here:
Logo Animation Project

If you have any questions about the animation, feel free to email me or post in the comments below!

Thanks and God Bless!

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