Matrix Extrusions – TCC20

The Creative Challenge Day 20

Matrix extrusions in Cinema 4d.

Today’s render was the result of my newfound curiosity with Cinema 4d extrusion methods. The matrix extruder in Cinema 4d is quite possibly the coolest feature ever. Create a sphere and apply matrix extrusion (hold down shift for different widths), and then drop it all in a hypernurbs object and you’ll instantly get an organic, tentacle-esque design. To create today’s render, I combined the matrix extruder with a mograph cloner grid object, adding environment fog and volumetric lights at over 100% intensity. The only thing I wish I added was depth of field…


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