How to create cartoon characters in Cinema 4D
- Add cel shader
- Choose your cel shading colours.
- Create a light. …
- Use lights to drive cel shading.
- Experiment with gradient interpolation.
- Add stylised grain.
- Use Bump.
- Render settings.
EJ Hassenfratz – Creating Cartoon Characters in CINEMA 4D
With the advent of mobile games and indie video games, there’s been a big influx of illustrators and animators getting into 3D art.
This has created a trend of cel shaded objects in 3D space, bringing a whole new aesthetic, depth and dimension to 2D-style art. Thanks to this trend, a feature in Cinema 4D that has existed for years is now seeing a resurgence.
Using Cinema 4D’s powerful Sketch and Toon module, you can transform your 3D artwork into a cartoon-like illustration with just a few clicks of a button.
The flexibility of the Sketch and Toon module lets you experiment with different 2D cel shading styles and have it react to lights in your scene.
Building designs or characters in 3D gives you greater flexibility, as you can simply rotate the object in 3D to turn the face, rather than using complex rigs.
Simple things like this makes Cinema 4D a powerful app not only for 3D artists, but for 2D illustrators and animators as well.