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18 Jan
2007

Matrix Extrude Tutorial C4D

Matrix Extrude in Cinema 4D


This is just a simple example, but it should teach you the basics of using Matrix Extrude in C4D, which is a fantastic feature of C4D.

Step 1.

Start by creating a new scene. Then add a Platonic object to the scene.

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Step 2.

Now select the Platonic object and press the 'c' key, this will make it editable.

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Step 3.

Then press the 'u' key which will show a drop down menu followed by the 's' key this will bring up the 'subdivide' window, press on 'ok'.

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Step 4.

Now press the 'm' key which will show a drop down menu followed by the 'i' key this will give you the 'magnet' option. Now drag various points of the object.

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Step 5.

Then press the 'u' key which will show a drop down menu followed by the 'x' key this will bring up the 'convert selection' window, make sure to highlight polygons on the right followed by 'convert'.

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Step 6.

Then press the 'm' key which will show a drop down menu followed by the 'x' key this will bring up the 'matrix extrude' options, input any random numbers into the options tab followed by 'apply'.

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You may want to place the object in a hypernurb to smooth the edges, but this will add to the render time depending on the power of your computer, or if you are lucky render farm!

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Hope this helps you for learning the basic of Matrix Extrude.

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